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All That Matters
Season 6, Episode 2
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Air date 4 Oct 1997
Written by Carl Binder
Directed by Bethany Rooney
Episode guide
Reason to Believe
A Matter of Conscience

All That Matters is the second episode of Season 6 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman and the one hundred twentieth episode of the series.

After finding Sully barely alive, Dr. Mike keeps him hidden while she tends to his wounds and tells the town, and the Army, that he's dead. Other then the children, Daniel, Cloud Dancing, and Dorothy; who all know the plan; Sgt. McKay alone suspects that they found Sully alive and resumes the search for him.

Meanwhile, Preston is determined to buy the land that was the Palmer Creek reservation to build a mill. That is, until he's outbid .......by Daniel.


  • Story Arc: The Separation, part 4 of 16.
  • Character Arc: Sgt. McKay, part 4 of 6.
  • Character Arc: Daniel Simon, part 4 of 15. Daniel finds Sully in a small cave buried under leaves and branches in a field of white lilies that Michaela had a vision of.
  • Soldiers are placed as patrols at the homestead to monitor Dr. Mike and the children.
  • Preston inadvertently gives Daniel what he needs to create a distraction for Dr. Mike to get Sully out of the cave before the Army searches it.
  • Sully overhears Loren saying that Sully was a good pa, husband, and that he didn't do right by Sully.


  • Sully - same wounds as previous episode, but tended to by Dr. Mike, plus shock and dehydration

Dr. Quinn Episodes
Season 1 "Pilot" • "Epidemic" • "The Visitor" • "Law of the Land" • "The Healing" • "Father's Day "• "Bad Water" • "The Great American Medicine Show" • "A Cowboy's Lullaby" • "Running Ghost" • "The Prisoner" • "Happy Birthday" • "Rite of Passage" • "Heroes" • "The Operation" • "The Secret" • "Portraits"
Season 2 "The Race" • "Sanctuary" • "Halloween" • "The Incident" • "Saving Souls" • "Where the Heart Is" • "Giving Thanks" • "Best Friends" • "Sully's Choice" • "Mike's Dream: A Christmas Tale" • "Crossing the Line" • "The Offering" • "The Circus" • "Another Woman" • "Orphan Train" • "Buffalo Soldiers" • "Luck of the Draw" • "Life and Death" • "The First Circle" • "Just One Lullaby" • "The Abduction" • "The Campaign" • "The Man in the Moon" • "Return Engagement"
Season 3 "The Train" • "Fathers and Sons" • "Cattle Drive" • "The Library" • "Halloween II" • "The Washington Affair" • "Money Trouble" • "Thanksgiving" • "Ladies Night" • "The First Christmas" • "Indian Agent" • "The End of the World" • "Pike's Peace" • "Cooper vs. Quinn" • "What Is Love?" • "Things My Father Never Taught Me" • "Baby Outlaws" • "Bone of Contention" • "The Permanence of Change" • "Washita" • "Sully's Recovery" • "Ready or Not" • "For Better or Worse"
Season 4 "A New Life" • "Traveling All-Stars" • "Mothers and Daughters" • "Brother's Keeper" • "Halloween III" • "Dorothy's Book" • "Promises, Promises" • "Expedition" • "One Touch of Nature" • "Hell on Wheels" • "Fifi's First Christmas" • "Change of Heart" • "Tin Star" • "If You Love Someone" • "The Iceman Cometh" • "Dead or Alive" • "Deal with the Devil" • "Eye for an Eye" • "Hearts and Minds" • "Reunion" • "Woman of the Year" • "Last Chance" • "Fear Itself" • "One Nation" • "When a Child Is Born"
Season 5 "Runaway Train" • "Having It All" • "Malpractice" • "All That Glitters..." • "Los Americanos" • "Last Dance" • "Right or Wrong" • "Remember Me" • "Legend" • "The Tempest" • "Separate but Equal" • "A Place to Die" • "Season of Miracles" • "The Dam" • "Farewell Appearance" • "The Most Fatal Disease" • "Colleen's Paper" • "A House Divided" • "Hostage" • "The Body Electric" • "Before the Dawn" • "Starting Over" • "His Father's Son" • "Moment of Truth"
Season 6 "Reason to Believe" • "All That Matters" • "A Matter of Conscience" • "The Comfort of Friends" • "Wave Goodbye" • "A Place Called Home" • "Lead Me Not" • "A Time to Heal" • "Civil Wars" • "Safe Passage" • "Homecoming" • "Point Blank" • "Seeds of Doubt" • "Seven Kinds of Lonely" • "Life in the Balance" • "Happily Ever After" • "Birdman" • "Vengeance" • "To Have and to Hold" • "The Fight" • "A New Beginning "
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