|Season 3, Episode 9|
|Written by||Joseph Anderson|
|Directed by||Alan J. Levi|
Ladies Night, Part 1
Thanksgiving is the ninth episode of Season 3 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, the fiftieth episode of the series.
Dr. Mike and Sully are leaving Denver after going there to purchase medical supplies and supplies for the new house. They meet newly married Kid Cole and Sister Ruth just before getting on the stagecoach home. Dr. Mike and Sully invite them to spend Thanksgiving with them, and they accept. Unfortunately, the stagecoach is robbed en route and they have to find another way home after they get to the nearest waystation. Loren's store Is robbed next.
Meanwhile, Matthew, Colleen, and Brianplan to surprise Dr. Mike and Sully by making Thanksgiving dinner themselves, and learn that planning a dinner and making it happen are two different things. The couple of outlaws are arrested by the marshall.
- Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash are married in real life as well.
- The song sung by Kid Cole (Johnny Cash) is called "Thanksgiving Prayer."
- Third appearance of Kid Cole, and second appearance of Sister Ruth.
- Arcs: Kid Cole, part 3 of 4, and Sister Ruth, part 2 of 3.
- Kid Cole first appeared was is Law of the Land. Kid Cole (Johnny Cash) and Sister Ruth (June Carter Cash) appear together in Saving Souls and The Most Fatal Disease.
- Arc: Holidays. The second Thanksgiving is celebrated. The next holiday episode is The First Christmas.
- Kid Cole after being shot in the leg