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The Abduction
Season 2, Episode 21
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Air date 30 Apr 1994
Written by Beth Sullivan
Directed by Jerome R. London
Episode guide
Just One Lullaby
The Campaign

The Abduction is the twenty-first episode of the Season 2 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and the thirty-eighth episode of the series. It is also the second 2-hour special in the series.

Dr. Mike brings two soldiers out to the reservation with supplies. Unbeknownst to her, Dog Soldiers were at the reservation, and they kill the soldiers, taking away the bodies. Dr. Mike feels responsible for their deaths as she brought them out there. She tells the truth about what happened, prompting the Dog Soldiers, including, Cloud Dancing's son Walks on Cloud, to increase their attacks even attacking the town and setting fire to buildings. This prompts the town to ask everybody to move into town until the threat is over. Dr. Mike and Sully go out to get a patient of hers that has a broken leg, not knowing the Army was already bringing her in. This, unfortunately, results in her being abducted, and Sully vowing to find her. When Custer hears, he goes and attacks the entire Cheyenne village, and tries to hang them all, including Cloud Dancing.


  • Brian works for Hank to get a horse so he'll stop beating her. He names the horse Taffy
  • Walks on Cloud, Cloud Dancing's son, is killed in an attempt to let Dr. Mike escape, which fails
  • Arc: Brian saves an animal. Animal saved: a horse he works and buys from Hank who won it in a poker game.  Brian first saved an animal, a deer, in Law of the Land. He again saves another animal, an eagle, in Luck of the Draw. He saves a fourth animal, a baby cow, in the two parter episodes Cattle Drive.


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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