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The Man in the Moon
Season 2, Episode 23
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Air date 14 May 1994
Written by Toni Graphia
Directed by Rachel Feldman
Episode guide
The Campaign
Return Engagement

The Man in the Moon is the twenty-third episode of the Season 2 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and the fortieth episode of the series.

Hank goes into a drunken rage and shoots up the town in response to Myra leaving the Saloon. Due to his actions, he ends up in a coma. While he's in a coma, Myra is by his side praying, despite all of the mistreatment from Hank, angering Horace, and all of this convinces Horace he needs a gun to protect Myra in the future. They call off the engagement. But not for long.


  • Dr. Mike tells Sully what "Myra wants" for an engagement, not realizing she's really telling him what she wants.
  • First indication that Horace is controlling.
  • Horace buys a revolver and holster to protect himself and Myra from Hank. He first had a shotgun in The Incident.
  • Myra attends church for the first time, and professes that the Church was the most beautiful building in town when she first arrived in Colorado Springs.
  • Mrs. Quinn sends Brian a telescope. Colleen and Brian fight over and eventually break the telescope. Colleen calls Brian stupid because he believes a person can go to the moon.
  • Hank won't let Myra keep the articles of clothing that he bought for her.
  • Hank is found passed out on the ground outside his saloon by two of his working girls. Jake, Loren, and other townspeople drink Hank's stock of alcohol at the saloon while he is in a coma. Myra, Jake, Loren, Grace, and Dr. Mike all talk to Hank while he is in a coma.


  • Hank Lawson - after being hit on the head by a piece of wood Sully threw when Hank was about to shoot Myra while drunk, and to relieve the pressure on his brain after he goes in to a coma after refusing to let Dr. Mike treat him.

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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