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The Healing
Season 1, Episode 5
The healing
Takes Place 1868
Air date 23 Jan 1993
Written by Sara Davidson & Toni Perling
Directed by Gwen Arner
Episode guide
Law of the Land
Father's Day

The Healing is the fifth episode of Season 1 of Dr. Quinn,: Medicine Woman.

Loren comes across the deed for a property that his wife Maude had bought for their daughter Abagail as a wedding gift. Loren, blaming Sully for Abagail's death, wants to take the homestead back. He cites Maude never signing the deed over as his reason to "maintain" ownership of the property. After Loren devolops a dangerous hernia & undergoes the operation to correct it, he & Sully put all the anger & bitterness behind them. Meanwhile, Colleen is hurt when she finds out Alice is having a party & she's not invited.


  • Character Arc: Olive Davis, part 3 of 11.
  • The Church gets a new piano
  • Dr. Mike performs an autopsy on a young prospector who died in the saloon. Dr. Mike determines that the prospector had a bad heart, and that any exertion would have killed him.
  • Second anniversary of Abigail's and Sully's first baby deaths.
  • Loren finds the deed to the land that Sully's homestead was built on, and that the land was a wedding present from Maude Bray. Loren disowned Abagail after he learned that she and Sully secretly married, and finally signs the deed over to Sully in the end.
  • Note: This episode takes place after Father's Day. The relay races that the Reverend speaks of in Father's Day are shown in this episode. The relay races include the wheelbarrow, and the three-legged races.


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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