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Dr. Quinn (Character)
from "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993)

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"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (#1.0)" (1993)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I believe I spelled that out quite clearly, that's Michael with an 'A'. My father was expecting a male.
Rev. Timothy Johnson: So was I.

Rev. Timothy Johnson: This is most embarrassing, Miss Quinn, and I want to apologize for the inconvenience. But we will, of course, pay your way back to Boston.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: That won't be necessary, thank you. Colorado Springs needs a doctor and I happen to be one.

Rev. Timothy Johnson: There are no respectable, single women living in Colorado Springs.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: That's a shame, Reverend. Every town should have at least one.

[first lines]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [voiceover narration] I was born on February 15, 1833, in Boston, Massachusetts, the last of five children - the four before me all girls. My father, being a man of science, firmly believed that the odds were to finally dictate the birth of a long awaited son. He would be named Michael... I was named Michaela.

Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [voiceover narration] I found an advertisement in "The Globe" for a town doctor in Colorado Territory. I sent a telegram detailing my experience and in less than a week, I received a reply offering me the position. It was the frontier, a place where people made new beginnings, a place where my services would be needed, where my skills would be appreciated, where I would finally be accepted as a doctor...


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Bad Water (#1.6)" (1993)
Olive Davis: You wouldn't be fixin' to go get that water now?
Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn: What makes you think that?
Olive Davis: Gettin to know ya.
Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn: Someone has to stop Harding before its too late.
Olive Davis: Sully going with you?
Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn: He wants to go alone. Says I'll slow him down.
Olive Davis: Well you ride as well as he does. Must be another reason.
Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn: Well it is rough country, could be dangerous.
Olive Davis: You know what I think... I think he's scared to be out there alone with ya.
Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn: Oh, why would he be scared of that?
Olive Davis: I can't image. Can you?
[Dr Mike and Olive both smile then laugh]

Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn: Why didn't you wake me?
Byron Sully: Said we'd leave at sun up.
Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn: Could've at least given me a warning.
Byron Sully: I just did! Better hurry up and pack up all that junk.
Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn: It's not junk
Byron Sully: Please don't be using that fancy soap because if I can smell it then everybody else can to.
Byron Sully: Knew this was a bad idea.

Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn: [Dr Mike comes from behind a tree to see a rattlesnake coiled ready to strike Sully. She uses her mirror to blind the snake. Sully sits up quickly and beheads the snake. Dr Mike sighs with relief] Handy little piece of junk, huh!


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Mothers and Daughters (#4.3)" (1995)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Sully
Byron Sully: Humm
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Oh you're sleeping, I'm sorry.
Byron Sully: That's alright. What's wrong?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Oh I don't know... I was very stern with Colleen.
Byron Sully: Sometimes ya gonna be. Hey it looks like you could use some holdin'. Come 're
[Sully wraps his arms around Dr Mike]
Byron Sully: It's gonna be alright. Anytime you need any holdin'... just ask.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: You don't mind?
Byron Sully: Mind?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Well, I was taught that in certain matters a woman shouldn't ask... she should wait for the man.
Byron Sully: You were taught alot of things you never paid no attention to.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Truly believe it's alright?
Byron Sully: Truly. You know what the Cheyenne ask a young man who's just taken a wife?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: What?
Byron Sully: Does she show enthusiasm? I appreciate your enthusiasm!
[they kiss]

Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [Dr Mike is doing some mending]
[Sully walks into the bedroom]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Did you read him his book?
Byron Sully: He went right to sleep.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: It always does.
Byron Sully: I almost fell asleep myself. It's been a long day. I don't know about you but I could use some holdin'!
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Come here.
Byron Sully: Ya don't mind me askin'?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Mind? I appreciate your enthusiasm!
[they kiss]

Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [Sully and Dr Mike are in their bedroom. Sully has just taken off his shirt] Haven't you noticed she's been acting differently.
Byron Sully: [Sully starts to unlace one of Dr Mike's boots] She's growing up.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: She says that all her friends are allowed to do the things we won't permit her to do.
Byron Sully: Like what?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Like the hayride tonight.
Byron Sully: [Sully moves on to the next boot] Did you ever go on a hayride?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: We didn't have them in Boston.
Byron Sully: Somethin' like it?
[Sully takes off Dr Mike's socks and starts to caress her legs and feet]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: My feet are cold.
Byron Sully: Won't be for long.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [Sully is still caressing and now kissing Dr Mike's feet and legs] Colleen is so young. Oh that's nice.
[getting a foot massage]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I... I... I don't feel she's ready to be running around.
Byron Sully: Can we talk about this some other time?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: She knows so little.
Byron Sully: She's delivered a baby, She's sewn up a bullet would.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Yes, in medicine she is commandant beyond her years, but in other things she is very naive.
[Dr Mike is losing her concentration as Sully is kissing her toes]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: As I was.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [Sully moves up to Dr Mike's blouse and starts to unbutton it. They kiss.Dr Mike's blouse comes off her shoulders and Sully looks at her longingly. There is a knock on the door. Sigh] Yes?
Brian Cooper: I need you to help me with my essay.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Um, I'll... I'll help you tomorrow
[Dr Mike is distracted by Sully advances]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: We're tired now.
Brian Cooper: But Ma.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I'll wake you up early. We'll get your paper done
[Sully is still caressing Dr Mike]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: All right?
Brian Cooper: All right.
Byron Sully: Good Night, Brian.
[Sully snickers]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: You're looking very pleased with yourself.
Byron Sully: When the children knock and you don't jump up I KNOW I got your attention.
[They kiss]


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Thanksgiving (#3.10)" (1994)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [Dr Mike runs up to the station house] Anybody there?
Kid Cole: [Kid Cole opens the door] Who wants to know?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Are you alright?
[Sister Ruth and Dr Mike hug]
Kid Cole: I winged a couple of them before they gave up and decided to come after you.
Sister Ruth: I'm so glad to see you.
Byron Sully: I was just thinkin' the same thing.

Kid Cole: Dr Quinn, Sully... I hope you don't mind if sayin' grace takes alittle longer today... We got alot to be thankful for this year.
Sister Ruth: Amen!
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I was just thinking the same thing.
[Sully and Dr Mike kiss]


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Where the Heart Is: Part 2 (#2.7)" (1993)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: What are you doing?
Byron Sully: That's pretty clear.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: You're just leaving?
Byron Sully: There's nothin' to stay for.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Without even saying goodbye.
Byron Sully: [Sully hesitates] Goodbye!
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Why did you even come here?
Byron Sully: I told you!
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: What's the real reason?
Byron Sully: What do you care?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I care!
Byron Sully: Well you sure didn't look like that back at that meetin'.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I'm asking you a question.
Byron Sully: Why did I come?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Yes, why?
Byron Sully: Because!
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Because?
Byron Sully: Because I LOVE you!
[Train lurches, they embrace. Dr Mike has a confused look on her face and she runs off the train and leaves the train station crying]

Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [Dr Mike gets off the stage. She is looking around for Sully. She sees him infront of the livery. Dr Mike runs from the stagecoach into Sully's arms] I LOVE you too!


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Iceman Cometh (#4.16)" (1996)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: What could go wrong in a few days?


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Promises, Promises (#4.7)" (1995)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I'm sorry Sully... sorry we quarreled.
Byron Sully: [sarcastically] Is that what we did?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Apparently we still are


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Fifi's First Christmas (#4.12)" (1995)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I wish mother would have asked before sending us a dog.
Byron Sully: Then it wouldn't been a surprise.
Coleen Cooper: I still can't believe how small it is.
Matthew Cooper: Sure not a tracker or a herder. What do suppose its good for?
Byron Sully: Bait!


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Washita: Part 1 (#3.24)" (1995)
Byron Sully: [Dr Mike walks into the new homestead and puts Snowbird's present on the mandel. As Dr Mike curiously removes a quilt from a carved headboard] It's supposed to be a surprise... It's your weddin' present.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Sully, it's so beautiful!
Byron Sully: It will be when its finished.
Byron Sully: I figured we'd need a bed.
[Sully tries to kiss her]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: May I watch you work?
Byron Sully: Sure... Here sit on this
[Sully lays out the quilt]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [Sully starts to work on the headboard] I've been thinking how lucky we are to have this house. I can't imagine having to suddenly pack up and leave everything. They've been gone a week but it feels like they've been gone a year now.
Byron Sully: I miss them too.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Think they'll be alright?
Byron Sully: They should be at Fort Cobb by now. Once Custer got his fill of chasin' Dog Soldiers. He'll move on and they'll be back.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Sometimes I can't help but wonder if you wished you could have gone along with them. I mean they have been your family for so long now.
Byron Sully: Cheyenne are my family. They always will be.
[Sully moves toward Dr Mike]
Byron Sully: So are you. When are you going to understand my heart is yours now.
[They kiss passionately falling to the floor]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: You better get back to work or we'll never have a bed.
[Both giggle]
Byron Sully: You're so beautiful.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I never believed I could be this happy. I love you so much!
[They laugh and kiss]


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: When a Child Is Born: Part 2 (#4.28)" (1996)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Oh wait. Wait!
Byron Sully: What?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Oh no!
Byron Sully: Contraction?
[slight worried look and Sully's face]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: My water, it just broke. It's definately labor.
Byron Sully: All right. I'll get you back to town as fast as I can.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: No, no we can't risk it. I can't travel that far. Labor is usually accelerated when the membranes rupture.
Byron Sully: [More intense look on Sully's face] What are you sayin'?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I'm saying we're going to have to deliver the baby here!
Byron Sully: [Panic has now set in] What?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: You'll deliver it, we both will.
Byron Sully: Alright, Alright. We can do this. Better lay down.


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: If You Love Someone... (#4.15)" (1996)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I was at Grace's picking up supper for Matthew. I'd like to drop it off before we go back.
Byron Sully: I'll go with you. I want to see how he's doin'.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I must confess that I am somewhat relieved that he decided to stop pursuing Emma.
Byron Sully: He did?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Well from what I saw earlier today. It certainly seems that way.
Byron Sully: You never know it may not be over yet.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Sully, sometimes when you set a bird free, it just keeps on flying.
Byron Sully: [Dr Mike and Sully turn the corner and see Emma and Matthew in front of the Sheriff office. Emma is wiping blood from Matthew's brow] Then again sometimes you set a bird free and it flys right on back.


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: A Matter of Conscience (#6.3)" (1997)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: How are we ever gonna get through this?
Byron Sully: Same way we always got on. Standing up for what we believe in, loving the children, and hanging on to each other.


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Dorothy's Book (#4.6)" (1995)
Rev. Timothy Johnson: [speaking to Hank of what is written in Dorothy's book] You didn't quite come off as a saint, Hank! She writes about how you... cheat your customers, water down your whiskey, keep .
Hank Lawson: My reputation stands!
Jake Slicker: Well I wanna knowis why Sully comes off like a hero of a dime novel.
Hank Lawson: I ain't never seen a bigger bunch of cry babies. You're all mad that she wrote the truth.
[Dr Mike walks up]
Hank Lawson: Right, Michaela?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Dorothy has overcome so much herself. I think that she means this book to be inspirational . I'm sure she didn't mean to offend anyone.
Hank Lawson: [as he looks at Dr Mike] You read it?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Well I haven't had time yet. I looking forward to reading it this afternoon.
Hank Lawson: Where exactly are you going to be when you're readin' it?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: In the clinic I suppose. Why?
Hank Lawson: [smiles and announces to the crowd] You might want to stay clear of that part of town today folks!


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Sully's Choice (#2.10)" (1993)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [Brian and Matthew are doing chores] Brian.
Brian Cooper: It's Ma!
Matthew Cooper: Colleen!
Colleen Cooper: So glad you're back.
Brian Cooper: I missed you.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I missed all of you too.
Byron Sully: [Sully comes out of the house with a wide grin. Dr Mike and Sully lock glances. Sully comes toward Dr Mike] Welcome Home
[They hug and kiss]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Feels good to be here.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: How did you all get along without me?
Colleen Cooper: We managed.
[Sully rolls his eyes]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Did I miss anything?
Matthew Cooper: [with a smirk] Nothin' much.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Did Sully take good care of you?
Brian Cooper: Sure did!
Byron Sully: [Smiling] They took good care of me too.


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Sanctuary (#2.2)" (1993)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: What's going on?
Byron Sully: Someone's wife is pretty mad.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: she's angry, I feel sorry for the poor fellow, who's tepee is it?
Cloud Dancing: Mine!


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: When a Child Is Born: Part 1 (#4.27)" (1996)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [Dr Mike looking in the mirror rubbing her very large baby belly] Is it just me or have I been pregnant for 10 years?
Byron Sully: It's not much longer.
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: And you've been saying that to me for 10 years as well. I'm tired of being tired, fat, ugly...
Byron Sully: You're not fat, you're not ugly you're pregnant and that's a good thing... remember.


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: A Time to Heal: Part 1 (#6.8)" (1997)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Mother please, don't ask me to explain any more.
Elizabeth Quinn: Oh yes. Heaven forbid I should understand what's going on around me.


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: One Touch of Nature (#4.10)" (1995)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I'm sorry, sorry. I guess I'm nervous I want this to work.
Byron Sully: Whether or not we make a baby. We sure could have fun tryin'


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Fathers and Sons (#3.2)" (1994)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Two grown men acting like schoolboys!
Hank Lawson: Are you kiddin'? I never had this much fun when I was in school!


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The End of the World (#3.15)" (1995)
Loren Bray: What is it?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I believe it's a guyser
Hank Lawson: Are you goin' to blame that one on us, Micheala?


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Malpractice (#5.3)" (1996)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Sully, I have to prepare myself for all possibilities... Including not being able to practice anymore.
Byron Sully: Alright, what if that happens what are you going to do?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: I don't know. Being a doctor, it isn't just what I do its who I am.
Byron Sully: You'll still be the same person you've always been. Somebody who cares about people, who helps them. They can't take that away from you.


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: For Better or Worse: Part 2 (#3.29)" (1995)
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Ah, Sully it isn't even dark yet.
Byron Sully: But its getting darker...
Byron Sully: And darker
[Dr Mike giggles]
Byron Sully: And darker
[they kiss passionately]
Byron Sully: And darker
[more passionate kissing]
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [Then Dr Mike goes to the window to pull down the blind] and darker.


"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: A New Life (#4.1)" (1995)
Dorothy Jennings: Well?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: Well!
Dorothy Jennings: Well?
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [Dr Mike nods and smiles] WELL!
[Dr Mike giggles and smiles again]