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Season 6, Episode 12
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Air date 20 dec 1997
Written by Carl Binder
Directed by James Keach
Episode guide
Safe Passage
Point Blank

Homecoming is the twelfth episode of Season 6 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and the one hundred thirtieth episode of the series.
After Dr. Mike and Sully return from bringing Black Moon's braves safely to the Northern Cheyenne, they begin the trip home, but come across Chester and Hallie Barnes, a young, married couple who are lost, and help them find the New Hope settlement they're looking for. On the way, Sully teaches them some of what he knows about living in the wilderness. Due to the delay, they don't get home for Christmas quite as soon as they had planned on, but do make it just in time.
Meanwhile, Daniel is offered a job running a mining operation away from Colorado Springs and is tempted to give up being sheriff and take the job.


  • Story Arc: The Separation, part 15 of 16, first epilogue episode. Although Sully isn't hiding, and isn't separated from Michaela in this episode, The Homecoming is the first epilogue episode of "The Separation" arc. "The Separation" arc started in the two-parter prologue episodes Moment of Truth. To Have and to Hold is the final episode that is the concluding story for the arc.
  • Character Arc: Daniel Simon, part 12 of 15. The town gifts Daniel with a sign saying he's sheriff.
  • Sully offered a job as a scout for the National Park service.
  • People who say that Daniel Simon is a kind sheriff: Loren Bray, Theresa Morales, Sady (one of Hank's girls), Unnamed elderly woman at the Christmas tree dedication.
  • Character references: Robert E. and Grace are in New Orleans for Christmas.
  • Brian starts to read A Christmas Carol, Dr. Mike and Sully get back just as he's finishing.
  • The Army officially leaves Colorado Springs. The Army encampment seen in the background of the episodes of the first half of season 6 is torn down at the beginning of this episode.
  • Plot Device Arc: Holidays. The sixth and final Christmas is celebrated.


  • Hallie Barnes - cough

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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