|Life and Death|
|Season 2, Episode 18|
|Air date||12 Mar 1994|
|Written by||Toni Perling|
|Directed by||Harry Harris|
Luck of the Draw
The First Circle
Life and Death is the eighteenth episode of the Season 2 of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and the thirty-fifth episode of the series.
Tom arrived in Colorado Springs to find his mother. He brings up his old war injury and she insists he go see the new doctor in town, Dr. Mike. Instead of giving him the usual, Michaela decides to treat him with a bit of morphine. Unbeknownst to her, he is already addicted to painkillers and this is a new high for him. Mike soon realizes his drug seeking behavior and denies him more medication much to Dorothy's annoyance. As a result, he threatens Dr. Mike's family when he's looking for more morphine he saw her put into her bag, resulting in Dr. Mike shooting him after he shoots at Matthew , putting her in conflict with Dorothy. Colleen is traumatized afterwards, afraid to leave the house, until Sully helps her and gets Dr. Mike to see Colleen's fear herself. fter trying to break into the doctor's homestead, Tom robs his uncle Bray’s shop and leaves town.
- Tom was the sweetest of Dorothy's kids
- Tom Jennings "pain" from an old injury and morphine addiction