|A New Beginning|
|Season 6, Episode 22|
|Air date||16 May 1998|
|Written by||Carl Binder|
|Directed by||James Keach|
Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman: The Movie
A New Beginning is the twenty-second episode of Season 6 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and the one hundred fortieth episode of the series.
Colleen has finished her pre-med studies and applied to medical school, only to be accepted at the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mike is thrilled along with Colleen, until Andrew proposes. Dr. Mike suggests they wait until Colleen finishes medical school, but Colleen isn't willing to wait, and manages to convince Dr. Mike to change her mind.
Meanwhile, Preston buys Jake's share in the Gold Nugget. When the Panic of 1873 hits, Preston's brokers demands payment of the stocks he invested in full and he struggles to find money to pay his investors. Preston is even forced to sell the hotel.
- Story Arc: Grace and Robert E.’s Grief, part 7 of 7, epilogue. Grace tells Robert E. she's pregnant.
- Colleen has 3 weeks to get ready to leave for medical school
- Preston sells the share he bought from Jake to Hank and calls in Dorothy's loan.
- Andrew says, "I wish my parents were alive to see it." In The Heart Within, his father helped Colleen audit at Harvard Medical School and Andrew was working with his father.
none shown - likely Grace to confirm her pregnancy