|Life in the Balance|
|Season 6, Episode 16|
|Air date||4 Apr 1998|
|Written by||Chris Abbott|
|Directed by||Gwen Arner|
Seven Kinds of Lonely
Happily Ever After
Life in the Balance is the sixteenth episode of Season 6 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and the one hundred thirty-fourth episode of the series.
A group of tradition bound Chinese comes to town looking for work, lead by an elderly herbalist. The herbalist's assistant is introduced as his grandson. When a fever starts to pass through the group, Dr. Michaela Quinn discovers that the herbalist's grandson is actually his granddaughter, posing as a man to be able to become an herbalist herself; and Hank tries to run them out of town in fear of an epidemic. Hank even goes so far as to try to burn down their camp, getting himself arrested.
- Character Arc: Daniel Simon, part 13 of 15.
- They are in town over the Chinese New Year
- Jean Yung - malaria