|Season 2, Episode 13|
|Air date||15 Jan 1994|
|Written by||Toni Perling|
|Directed by||James Keach|
The Circus is the thirteenth episode of Season 2 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman and the thirtieth episode of the series.
A woman named Heart comes to town, bringing her daughter Atlantis and her circus with her. Atlantis feels like an outcast due to having webbed hands. Atlantis wants them changed to look like everybody elses hands, but her mother doesn't. Heart and Dr. Mike clash over whether or not to "fix" Atlantis' hands.
Meanwhile Atlantis recruits several of the town's citizens to be in her play, including Dr. Mike and Sully on the trapeze.
Performers from town
- Heart -
- Reverend - magician
- Dorothy - Reverend's assistant
- Loren and Brian - clowns
- Jake - Ringmaster
- Colleen and Matthew - tight rope
- Dr. Mike and Sully - trapeze
- Atlantis (removing the webbing from her hands)