|Season 4, Episode 7|
|Air date||11 Nov 1995|
|Written by||Kathryn Ford|
|Directed by||Jerry Jameson|
Promises, Promises is the seventh episode of the the Season 4 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and the seventy-third episode of the series. Loren proposes to Dorothy by taking her to a house where he has prepared a beautiful table for lunch on the porch and tells her he wants to buy the house for her so that she will have a quiet place to write. Before she gives him an answer, he has a stroke that leaves him in a coma. Dorothy promises to marry Loren if he will awake from his coma.
Meanwhile Sully gets a letter from a friend in Nevada asking him for help in the gold fields. Sully feels obligated to go, as this is the same friend that rescued Sully after a cave-in. Dr. Mike however gets jealous as Sully's letter was scented with lilac water because his friend can't write and had a woman write it for him. Even after she finds out "D.S." is not a woman, she gets angry and she insists Sully not go. He tells her it is a matter of keeping his word to be there for his friend as his friend was there for him.
- Dr. Mike's father died after having a cerebral hemorrhage (stroke).
- Loren Bray - cerebral hemorrhage (stroke)