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Best Friends
Season 2, Episode 8
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Air date 4 Dec 1993
Written by Sara Davidson
Directed by James Keach
Episode guide
Giving Thanks
Sully's Choice

Best Friends is the eighth episode of Season 2 of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and the twenty-fifth episode of the series .

The town's Sweetheart Dance is coming up, Colleen has a falling-out with her best friend over a boy, and Dr. Mike is jealous when she sees Sully with Dorothy.


Dorothy feels dizzy and thinks that she is pregnant but Dr. Mike thinks that it is something else. Dorothy starts bleeding and Dr. Mike thinks that it might be necessary to take out her uterus.

Colleen and Becky decide that they don't want to be friends with Alice anymore. They ask Robert E. to make a best friends necklace out of a silver heart for them. Becky tells Colleen that she likes Richard, a boy from school, and asks her to talk to him to find out whether he likes her, too. When Colleen meets with Richard to talk about Becky, she finds out that he likes Colleen instead and he kisses her under the kissing tree.

Dr. Mike tries to teach Sully how to dance because of the upcoming Sweetheart Dance. She is impatient with his progress and feels uncomfortable when he wants to kiss her. He is angry because she is trying to change him. Later Dr. Mike admits to Dorothy that she is afraid of intimacy because she has never been with a man.

When Becky asks Colleen about Richard, Colleen lies to her because she feels guilty and is afraid of telling her the truth. Later Becky watches Richard kiss Colleen again. The girls have an argument and Becky doesn't want to be Colleen's friend anymore. Dr. Mike tells Colleen that they shouldn't give up their friendship for a boy.

Dr. Mike sees Sully and Dorothy together in the store though it is closed and gets suspicious. Later she sees them leaving a room together and laughing. When Dorothy breaks down suddenly, Dr. Mike brings her into her clinic. Her procedure works and an operation is not necessary. When Dr. Mike is angry at Sully because she saw him with Dorothy in the store, he laughs and tells her that she's jealous.

When the other children from school are giving Colleen funny looks, she asks Brian what is going on. He tells her that the others think she is easy because she let Richard kiss her. Richard asks Colleen to go to the dance with her but she refuses because her friendship with Becky is more important to her.

Loren asks Dorothy if she will go to the dance with him and she agrees. Dorothy tells Dr. Mike that she would not betray her and that she should trust Sully because he is an honest man. She also points out that this is what Dr. Mike and Sully, despite all their differences, have in common.

Richard tells Alice that Colleen turned him down and kisses her in front of Becky and Colleen. They decide that he is not worth it and are friends again.

Sully asks Dr. Mike to dance with her. To her surprise he is good at it and he reveals that Dorothy gave him dancing lessons, which was the reason why they were in the store together. Sully and Dr. Mike kiss.


  • Arc: Dances. The town holds the first Sweetheart Dance. Sully reveals at the dance that he was taking dancing lessons from Dorothy. The next dance the town holds is Horace and Myra's wedding dance in Return Engagement.
  • Becky is Colleen's first best friend. Colleen and Becky are interested in the same boy, Richard. Richard is later interested Alice after he tells his classmates that Colleen is "easy" (easy to kiss), and Colleen tells him that she doesn't want to date him while in the process of losing Becky as her best friend.
  • Dr. Mike was 25 when she kissed a man for the first time to which Colleen believes is "old." Dr. Mike is afraid of intimacy because she has never been with a man. Michaela becomes jealous of Sully and Dorothy when she sees Sully at Loren's mercantile store.




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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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