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The Visitor
Season 1, Episode 3
Jedidah Bancroft
Takes Place 1868
Air date 9 Jan 1993
Written by Cathleen Young
Directed by Victoria Hochberg
Episode guide
Law of the Land

The Visitor is the third episode of Season 1 of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

Mrs. Elizabeth Quinn, mother of Dr. Mike, makes an unexpected visit to Colorado Springs. At first, she keeps the same disapproving attitude toward Dr. Mike that she's had for years. Eventually she realizes the mistake she's made. Meanwhile, Dr. Mike is faced with possibly losing the clinic she's opened in the foreclosed boarding house of the late Charlotte Cooper when Jedediah Bancroft, a banker at The First National Bank of Denver comes to town to sell it.


  • The visitor is Elizabeth Quinn. This marks her second appearance played by Jane Wyman.
  • First appearance of Jedediah Bancroft. He is a banker with the "First National Bank of Denver," and will not give Dr. Mike a loan because she is a woman. He would only give her a loan if she was married. Jedediah is in Colorado Springs to take back the foreclosed boarding house that Dr. Mike has been using as a clinic. Jedediah returns in The First Circle with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
  • First reference, by Hank, that Jake gets drunk.
  • The first time Elizabeth Quinn comes to Colorado Springs because she heard that Dr. Mike was very sick. Her trip from Boston took 7 days by rail, 6 days of waiting in St. Louis, and 5 days by stagecoach. She sees how much the town needs a doctor, and changes her mind about Dr. Mike's doctoring abilities. Mrs. Quinn eventually gives Dr. Mike $500 so Michaela can purchase the foreclosed boarding house.
  • Grace mentions the only time that Robert E. has children.
  • The stagecoach resumes operation. It quit it's run during the influenza epidemic in Epidemic.
  • Michaela tells Mrs. Quinn there isn't a hotel. The first hotel isn't built until the fourth season by Preston, and Hank and Jake. Preston opens the Colorado Springs Chateau and Health Resort, and Hank and Jack open the Gold Nugget.


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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