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The Offering
Season 2, Episode 12
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Air date 8 Jan 1994
Written by Toni Perling
Directed by James Keach
Episode guide
Crossing the Line
The Circus

The Offering is the twelfth episode of Season 2 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman and the twenty-ninth episode of the series.

Dr. Mike and Sully convince the Cheyenne to take the government's offer of blankets. Unknown to them, the blankets are carrying typhus. Dr. Mike goes to the reservation to help, getting trapped on the reservation due to the Army setting up, and enforcing a quarantine.

Meanwhile, Matthew takes one blanket for Ingrid, resulting in Matthew also catching typhus and being quarantined in the clinic under Colleen's care, along with Brian and Horace.

Important Information[]

  • The town has a pageant celebrating George Washington.
  • Arc: Holidays. The townspeople celebrate the holiday "George Washington's Birthday." The holiday officially became federally recognized on January 31, 1879. The town holds a pageant celebrating George Washington, reading the Constitution, and Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. The next holiday episode is Halloween II.
  • Arc: Epidemics. A typhus epidemic breaks out at the Cheyenne Indian Reservation due to the Army giving the Cheyenne people blankets carrying typhus in them from the Army fort that also had an epidemic. Matthew, Ingrid's sister, an Army soldier, and Col. William Igin also fall ill to typhus.


  • Many Cheyenne (45 died)
  • Little Moon †
  • Matthew Cooper
  • Sister of Ingrid
  • Army soldier
  • Col. William Igin

† Dies as a result

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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