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The Washington Affair
Season 3, Episode 7
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Written by Josef Anderson Beth Sullivan
Directed by Jerome R. London
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Halloween II
Money Trouble

A Washington Affair is the seventh episode of Season 3 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, the forty-eighth episode of the series, and the fourth 2-hour special.

Dr. Mike decides to take the children to Washington to lobby on behalf of the Cheyenne. Sully and Cloud Dancing are hesitant, but decide to also go at the last minute. While in Washington, the group not only lobbies for the Cheyenne, but also meets and befriends President U.S. Grant and his family. Shortly afterwards, Cloud Dancing returns home after the vote.


When Senator George Steward hears Sully's name and investigates, he finds that Sully deserted the Army, leading to him telling Dr. Mike about him being in the Army, what he did, and what prompted him to desert, when he's arrested and imprisoned. Sully is sentenced to death, and Dr. Mike sends the children back to Colorado Springs with a letter for Dorothy because she and General Ely Samuel Parker (Hasanoanda) plan on freeing Sully, and act on a plot Brian and Jesse overheard to kill President Grant. The kids read the letter, and decide to head back to Washington. The family meeting up when President Grant is saved and pardons Sully, Dr. Mike, and Gen. Parker.


  • Sully joined the Army after Abagail's death to in an attempt to "lose" himself in the war. He was made a sniper and deserted when he learned a target he was given was motivated for financial reasons, instead of war related reasons
  • The Grant children - Jesse (Brian's age) and Nellie (Colleen's age)
  • Sen. Moses - poisoned with cyanide for telling Dr. Mike Sully's GA assignment wasn't for the Army


  • Senator Moses - heart trouble

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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