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Brother's Keeper
Season 4, Episode 4
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Air date 14 Oct 1995
Written by Kathryn Ford, Burt Prelutsky
Directed by Jerome R. London
Episode guide
Mothers and Daughters
Halloween III

Brother's Keeper is the fourth episode of Season 4 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and the seventieth episode of the series.

Matthew and Ingrid are finishing up on making plans for their wedding. During this, Brian is out in the woods with Pup when Pup is bit by a raccoon. Dr. Mike and Sully fear the raccoon may be rabid, so Sully secures Pup in a stall in the barn while Dr. Mike checks and asks Brian if Pup bit or licked him anywhere after the bite.

When Pup knocks his water over later, Ingrid goes in to give Pup water, and is bit by Pup, who now clearly has rabies, and Pup runs off. Dr. Mike does what she can to try to keep the virus from spreading to Ingrid, but Ingrid begins to show symptoms about 2 weeks later.

Matthew is devastated that he's losing Ingrid. After Ingrid's funeral, Brian thinks Matthew hates him and takes the rifle and goes out looking for Pup. When the rest of the family realizes this, they go out after Brian. By the time he's found, Brian has found Pup and is trying to get up the courage to actually shoot Pup when Matthew gets there. Matthew takes the rifle and refuses to shoot while Brian is watching, but Brian won't turn around. Then Sully arrives, takes the rifle, and shoots Pup, alarming Dr. Mike until she gets there and can see it was Pup that was shot.


  • Maypole part of Swedish weddings
  • Matthew and Ingrid's wedding in scheduled just over a month from when she's bit


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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