|For Better or for Worse|
|Season 3, Episode 25|
|Air date||20 May 1995|
|Written by||Beth Sullivan|
|Directed by||Gwen Arner|
Ready or Not
A New Life
For Better or Worse is the twenty-fifth episode of Season 3 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, the sixty-sixth episode of the series, and the seventh two hour special.
The first train comes to town, just in time for Dr. Mike and Sully's wedding. On it are a few surprises: Dr. Mike's mother (Elizabeth Quinn), two of her sisters (Rebecca Dickinson and Marjorie Quinn), and trunks of things Mrs. Quinn thinks are needed for the wedding. Among the trunks is a wedding dress, fancy dishes, and a menu full of fancy dishes. The problems with that, Dorothy and some of the other women in town were already making a wedding dress for Dr. Mike, Grace had a menu better suited to Colorado Springs, and the other plans that had already been made and were being ignored by Mrs. Quinn. She even invites General Custer, not knowing how much that'll bother Dr. Mike and Sully.
Meanwhile, they learn that Custer has placed a bounty on Cloud Dancing, prompting Sully to go find and warn Cloud Dancing, only to end up Custer's prisoner himself. To make that even worse, Sully is still Custer's hostage when he's supposed to be at his rehearsal supper, leaving Mrs. Quinn to believe he decided to not go through with the wedding.
When the day finally arrives, Custer has let Sully go and Jake knocks out Custer with a pew when Cloud Dancing arrives at the ceremony, then he, along with Robert E, tie Custer up in the clinic until the reception. The women also work furiously to combine the two wedding dresses into one. One that has the features from each that Dr. Mike loves.
- start to set up the new house
- Wedding date - 20 May - what the spirits told Cloud Dancing it must be
- Everett abandoned Marjorie
- Sully's surprise bachelor party in the Saloon - given a new bucksaw
- Marjorie Quinn - some sort of STD