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Civil Wars
Season 6, Episode 10
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Air date 6 Dec 1997
Directed by Jerome R. London
Episode guide
A Time to Heal, Part 2
Safe Passage

Civil Wars is the tenth episode of Season 6 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and the one hundred twenty-eighth episode of the series.

After Hank accidentally hits Horace in the nose, resulting in a trip to the clinic. Matthew tells Horace something he has learned from studying the law such that Horace has the legal right to have Hank pay his medical bills from Michaela.

Meanwhile, Dorothy finds the original deed for the telegraph office. When that's compared to the deed for Grace's cafe, it's found that a portion of the land that's occupied by Grace's cafe is in both deeds. This turns into a dispute between Dorothy and Grace.

After they send for the judge to settle these two matters, Loren claims that he was crippled due to a fall at Preston's hotel and sues for negligence. In an attempt to get Preston to pay for holding him to his "double your money back guarantee."

When a judge can't come, Dr. Mike is appointed proxy judge and must hear and rule on all 3 cases herself.


  • Story Arc: The Separation, part 12 of 16. Sully isn't seen in this episode as such the arc is in the background. The next episode in "The Separation" arc is the episode Birdman.
  • Story Arc: Grace and Robert E.’s Grief, part 3 of 7. Grace has stopped taking the tonic, and switched to drinking whiskey, and is trying to hide it.
  • Character Arc: Daniel Simon, part 10 of 15. Daniel arrests Hank after making a criminal complaint (pressing charges) after Hank intentionally hit Horace a second time.
  • Dr. Mike is chosen as people's court judge (proxy judge) because Loren, Hank, and Robert E. see her as the only one everybody will listen to. Jake is out of town. Dr. Mike presides over Grace vs. Dorothy, Horace vs. Hank, and Preston vs. Loren.


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 "
Movies Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman: The MovieDr. Quinn: Medicine Woman: The Heart Within