3 October 1976
Quincy investigates the rape and murder of a civil servant; he finds a rash of murders and a political conspiracy.
10 October 1976
Margo Bentley's about her experiences hobnobbing with powerful people worldwide just might be a best-seller. Concerned about advance publicity, she advises her agent that she'll continue working in a hotel, under an alias. Hours later, she's dead, apparently of liver cirrhosis. Unmoved by Quincy's objections, Asten releases the body to a funeral home that quickly cremates it. Then Quincy finds a strange microorganism in her blood - something he's never seen before. One of Margo's friends gives Quincy the New York telephone number of her literary agent, but Quincy finds that avenue closed - by the days earlier death of that agent, apparently from liver cirrhosis...
28 November 1976
Clara Rhodes finds her daughter, movie star Roberta Rhodes, dead in her bedroom, apparently of an overdose. Quincy remains unconvinced. Then Paul Reardon, a journalist, tells Quincy he can prove Congressman Charles Sinclair was with Roberta the night she died. Sinclair is an old friend of Quincy's, so Quincy must face the unpleasant possibility that his old friend may be linked to a murder. Quincy must sort through a maze of lies and half-truths to discover what really happened.
2 January 1977
As Quincy celebrates Independence Day aboard his boat with Lee, the local sheriff motors over and reports a young man found suffering from pain and breathing problems. Quincy saves the boy's life, and at the hospital finds the spine of a stonefish, one of the most toxic fish know. Except the stonefish isn't native to the California coast! Have the deadly fish migrated there, or is something else going on? When Quincy tries to learn which, powerful men in Washington start to get nervous...
4 February 1977
While attending a forensic pathologist convention in Tahoe, Quincy is called on to help when hotel guests and staff are stricken with a mysterious illness.
4 February 1977
Quincy tries to contain panicked guests in an effort to keep a mysterious illness from spreading outside of the hotel.
11 February 1977
In the last of the 90-minute Sunday Mystery Movie episodes (this was aired in the Friday time slot), a crook frantically steals the bones of a long-dead football player from a construction site. But he misses a femur, and it was hit by a pistol slug. The next day, the thigh bone is discovered and turned over to Quincy and a group of medical students. Quincy uses analysis to get a complete portrait of the victim.
18 February 1977
Quincy and Danny plan a simple fishing vacation in the town of Paradise. Then a case of mistaken identity drags Quincy into a closed murder case. The more Quincy digs, the more he realizes the case should never have been closed the way it was - and the more determined someone becomes to discourage the investigation. A new test that permits Quincy to tell the difference between male and female blood will confirm or deny the suspect's story, and maybe expose something worse...
25 February 1977
Quincy is delighted to be reunited with his former mentor, Dr. Herbert Stone, until they butt heads over Stone's contradictory findings and potentially perjurious courtroom testimony.
11 March 1977
Quincy helps a football player struck by a car in Danny's parking lot. Later, the car is pulled from the water and there is just one body inside - a young woman who is friends with Quincy's girlfriend and whom police assume caused the accident. That's big trouble for Danny, because if he served her last, he may be liable for the accident. At autopsy, Quincy discovers evidence of extensive plastic surgery, and his investigators hit walls trying to identify the young woman's next of kin. Discovering her identity may be the key to saving Danny's restaurant, but there are people in the government who would prefer the young lady's past remain a mystery
18 March 1977
Quincy disappears at the worst time: a "corpse" delivered to the morgue isn't as dead as the hospital believes. Monahan needs help with a diamond smuggling case, and a young boy with symptoms that defy diagnosis arrives at the hospital. Fortunately, Dr. Hiro - Quincy's boss' boss - fills in...
15 April 1977
Asten's wife picks up a 9-year-old boy out hitchhiking and both are in a car accident. Quincy finds out that the bruises on the boy's body are too old to be from the crash and is determined to prove that his parents are beating him, and to get them help before Joey becomes one of his patients.
22 April 1977
A medical student asks Quincy to look into the cause of death of a body that was donated to his university. After discovering that the deceased was a key witness in the trial of a corrupt businessman, Quincy believes it's a case of murder.
29 April 1977
Sam calls Quincy at Danny's with a strange case: an accident victim with very unusual blood test results. The man died from an small gash on his forehead, because his blood could not clot. Monohan arrests the driver, who was discovered with a small amount of cocaine that he claims belonged to the passenger. To clear the driver's name, Quincy and Sam must discover exactly how the dead man received a lethal dose of radiation. He works at a nuclear power plant, but the type of radioactive material there could not have caused his death. So where was he exposed? And why?
6 May 1977
A hooker tells authorities that a priest with a high profile anti-pornography campaign had paid for her services, had a heart attack and died with her.
Season 2, Episode 12: Valleyview13 May 1977
Valleyview, a convalescent and nursing care home, has an excellent reputation. Then Howard Phillips dies of a blood clot - a heart attack - and his nephew drops $362 on Quincy's desk. That is the county's fee for an autopsy, which is the young man's right, so Quincy performs the examination - and discovers the elder Phillips' heart was in fine shape, with no evidence of a clot. A second patient succumbs to the same mysterious disorder, and shortly after that staff nurse Grayson. All come to Quincy's table; none reveals the secret. Asten pressures Quincy to step lightly around Valleyview's reputation lest the good work it does be destroyed forever. But until Quincy can determine the cause of death, he cannot dismiss any possibility - including the most damning one of all, that Valleyview might have an Angel of Death among its staff...
27 May 1977
A rapist is terrorizing Los Angeles. After one attack, a nurse who worked at a local hospital dies as a result of shock. The prime suspect is a mechanic who has eluded capture. Even though Quincy and the police pretty much know who it is they can't arrest him due to lack of evidence. Things become personal when he attacks a rape counselor who Quincy has become friendly with.
16 September 1977
A friend of Quincy's escapes captivity and torture and runs to Quincy's boat, but keels over and dies before Quincy can reach him. Quincy loads the man into his official car and takes him to the hospital, where he performs an autopsy on him with no witnesses. The autopsy reveals the man was savagely beaten in the stomach and died of internal hemorrhaging. But when Quincy returns the next day to the morgue, the man's body has been stolen, along with all of the records except for Quincy's tape-recorded comments while performing the autopsy. Quincy begins to suspect that maybe the man wasn't beaten by mobsters -- and in fact that maybe he wasn't beaten at all. He wants to do toxicology tests, but there is no tissue remaining -- or is there?
23 September 1977
When a boxer dies after being in a match, his trainer is being accused of not taking care of him. Quincy discovers there's more going on. And his opponent in the match is dating his sister and her mother is blaming him for her son's death.
30 September 1977
A young cop in the mist of inexperience decides to plant a gun on a victim that he had shot from 30 feet away. At first Quincy doubts the officers story but then finds out that not everything he has said was a lie. Through his investigative techniques, he finds out that the "30 feet away" part of the officers story is true and he is set to prove it.
14 October 1977
The body of a man is discovered at a health spa. Quincy is convinced that the owner's of the spa are responsible for his death. Not only does he need to prove their guilt, but he also must determine the exact time of death so that the victim's widow will rightfully receive his life insurance benefits.
21 October 1977
The body of a man is discovered in his car in his garage, apparently a result of suicide. As a result of Quincy's investigation, it is revealed that this was not a suicide, but a homicide meant to look like a suicide. Further investigation by Quincy leads him into a quagmire of union forces, mob bosses, and illegal immigrants - many with possible motives for murder.
28 October 1977
Quincy races against time and a dwindling oxygen supply to locate a kidnap victim's underground prison after the boy's abductor is killed in a car accident.
4 November 1977
A hijacked plane lands at LAX, complete with terrorists making demands. Also on board is a deadly virus, which threatens everyone on board, including the perpetrators. Quincy must find an antidote, while maintaining the trust of the hijackers, before it's too late.
Season 3, Episode 8: Main Man11 November 1977
A talented high school football player dies on the field from a genetic brain tumor. His younger brother is also a talented athlete, and making a name for himself on the team as well. Quincy must convince the boy's father to pull him from the championship game to prevent another possible tragedy, at least until thorough testing can be completed. Quincy not only finds resistance from the father, but from every one of the team's coaches and players.
18 November 1977
The body of a tough-guy loan shark is found brutally murdered on the docks. A young loner is falsely accused of the crime, but accepts the blame because he's made to look like a hero in front of his co-workers. Quincy eventually realizes the boy is innocent, but has a hard time convincing him to retract his confession due to the sudden hero-status bequeathed on him. Quincy must defend him in court to prove his innocence, despite the fact that the defendant does not wish to be defended.
2 December 1977
Sam's cousin Tad Kimura is a rising young star in the genre of martial arts pictures. Unfortunately, he dies unexpectedly while filming his latest motion picture. Quincy prepares to perform an autopsy on the body, but it is taken before he can perform the procedure. The reason is that due to strict Buddhist beliefs, the body can't be autopsied. Quincy agrees to do an external examination, but when several questions still persist he decides to go ahead with the autopsy, which causes not only conflict within the Japanese community, but also puts a strain on his close relationship with Sam.
9 December 1977
Quincy is sent to a small rural community in Arizona to determine the cause of a deadly outbreak. Several of the town's residents become gravely ill with similar symptoms, but the local doctors are unable to find a cause. Quincy discovers the cause, but also finds a cover-up at the corporate level. It's a race for time to uncover the culprits, as well as deliver the antidote while fighting the resistance of the hospital's top administrator.
16 December 1977
Quincy's favorite movie star suddenly dies. While the case appears to be an open and shut natural death, Quincy soon discovers inconsistencies in not only the autopsy, but with witness statements, leading to a conclusion of murder. Along the way, he discovers that his hero was hiding a secret from the public about his health.
6 January 1978
A teenager with a record is accused of murdering an elderly man. The teen happened to belong to a group run by Quincy's friend, former pro-football great Rosie Grier. Rosie asks Quincy not only to help clear the teen, but to help save the organization he runs, Giant Step, which helps to bring teens and the elderly together.
20 January 1978
Quincy's hot temper and tenseness leads him to be sent to a small town, to get away from the stress of the city, working in the capacity of the town doctor. On his first night in town, he stumbles across what appears to be a fatal drunk driving accident. What he discovers is sloppy autopsy work and lackadaisical procedures from the town's police chief, doctor, and mortician, leading him to reopen the case so that the victim's widow will receive life insurance benefits.
Season 3, Episode 15: Passing27 January 1978
While returning from a coroners convention, Quincy and Sam find a human skull in the desert. They immediately hire a forensic artist to use it to try to identify it. Eventually, they discover that the skull belonged to a missing labor leader. Soon, his main rival finds out and he and his goons threaten to stop Quincy by hurting the artist as well as Astin. Also, as the investigation goes on, Quincy discovers a hidden secret the man had that may have been the reason for his killing.
Season 3, Episode 16: Crib Job3 February 1978
A woman dies when she interrupts a burglar in her home. Quincy discovers that her death was really the result of prolonged trauma from her husband, an unrepentant wife beater who is politically powerful enough to threaten Quincy's career.
10 February 1978
A young woman dies suddenly at a bar, and Quincy's autopsy shows her death was a result of a heart condition. However, Quincy doesn't believe the woman's husband is as devastated by her death as he should be, and becomes suspicious of his behavior. Further investigation leads him to the sister of a former wife, who also died before her time. The man is preparing to marry a third woman, and move to Brazil to avoid being extradited back to the US. Can Quincy find the true cause of death before the suspect leaves the country?
17 February 1978
Nothing is adding up for Quincy in this episode. A prominent CEO is found apparently murdered in his office, and a suspect with a motive is in custody. However, the autopsy is uncovering some very strange test results, and every lead that Quincy follows seems to happen 9 years in the past. Quincy eventually is able to tie things together, and discovers an extensive murder plot that was 9 years in the making.
3 March 1978
Quincy has doubts about Dr. Asten's findings in an autopsy that he performed on a man who died in a nightclub fire. Asten believes that the man is a victim of a homicide, while Quincy believes it could be natural causes.
10 March 1978
Quincy and Sam are on their way to their weekly poker game with Astin, Monahan, Brill, Ed and Danny when they are accosted by a prominent mob boss who only has 24 hours to live. He suspects he was poisoned by his rivals and orders Quincy to perform an autopsy on him while he is still living and to find out where he was poisoned. If Quincy refuses, he and Sam will be killed.
21 September 1978
Quincy and his girlfriend Barbara are driving up the coast on vacation when they are nearly run off the road by a young woman who is driving very erratically. She drives off the road and when Quince arrives at the wreck he discovers that she is dead. When Quincy performs the autopsy on her, he discovers that she died as a result of internal bleeding despite the fact that the wreck wasn't that serious. The next day, a police officer, who was inspecting the car, dies of apparently the same thing the woman did. However, things really become personal for Quincy when Sam is also stricken. Now he must find out what it is about the car that is killing people or else Sam will suffer the same fate.
Season 4, Episode 2: Speed Trap12 October 1978
A race car driver is killed in a fiery crash. However, Quincy suspects foul play, especially when he finds amphetamines in the driver's system. He then tries to prove that it was murder while at the same time dealing with a nosy insurance investigator whose company had a major policy on the driver.
19 October 1978
A young boy who has run away from a home for mentally handicapped children is found dead. When Quincy performs the autopsy, however, he can find no medical reason for the boy being labeled mentally handicapped. He consults with an expert who suggests the boy may have been autistic instead. Quincy learns of another boy who is about to be committed to the same institution who may also be autistic, and fights to have him properly diagnosed before time runs out to get him into a proper school instead.
26 October 1978
When a patient at a hospital dies unexpectedly, the (black) doctor who was taking care of him is being questioned as to if he gave the patient the proper care. And also it seems that the doctor got his job cause of an affirmative action program, and if he did do something wrong, the whole program is in jeopardy. The man who spearheaded the program who is a friend of Quincy's offers to take the fall but it will cost him his job. So Quincy tries to prove the doctor didn't do anything wrong.
Season 4, Episode 5: Images2 November 1978
The world's most successful female television journalist appears to have been killed in a motel fire. But when the woman walks into the press conference where Quincy is announcing the cause of her death, people begin to question Quincy's competence. He has dental and x-ray evidence that support his findings, but when he starts hounding the journalist, trying to figure out who she really is, his career is in jeopardy.
Season 4, Episode 6: Even Odds9 November 1978
Quincy is called in to investigate the shooting of a bar owner in an apparent robbery attempt. During the investigation, the suspect panics and grabs the gun he used in the course of the robbery and starts shooting. During the shooting, Quincy is shot and is in grave condition. Monahan, Sam and Astin try to piece together what happened and using their memories of past cases that Quince worked on they try to figure out if he was shot by accident or maybe that his shooting was deliberate.
16 November 1978
After a courier van crashes into a gas station, Quincy declares that the driver died. But when the victim's sister starts getting odd calls that sound like they're coming from the dead man, Quincy decides that the driver was blown clear of the crash and is now wandering around somewhere, injured and disoriented. The courier company owner and the "dead" man's mother, however, support the initial determination. They want further investigation shut down, and it's up to Quincy to find out why, and more importantly, to find the driver before he dies for real.
30 November 1978
Quincy helps his girlfriend move into a very odd rooming house. On her first night, however, she discovers two bodies mummified and hidden in the attic. Soon two more bodies are discovered, which confuses the person who put three of them there. Quincy determines that the fourth body is a murder victim, but who was the murderer and how the person died isn't clear yet.
7 December 1978
During a severe rainstorm, a mudslide washes several caskets from an old and supposedly abandoned cemetery. At first things look routine as Quincy tries to identify the bodies. However, he discovers a recently deceased man among the corpses and even worse the body shows signs of typhoid. Unfortunately, when Quincy tries to see if anymore bodies are buried up there his efforts are blocked by a senatorial candidate who had a stake in the cemetery. Now Quince must try to cut through the red tape to not only find any more bodies, but to try to prevent a full scale epidemic from breaking out.
4 January 1979
The M.E.'s office is helping a hospital with their organ donation program. Quincy goes there to help declare a young man dead and he was told that his kidney would go to a man whose constantly having dialysis. Quincy and the doctor talk to the boy's parents and convince them to donate his organs for transplant. Later a lawyer upon learning of this sues the hospital for coercing the parents for gain. Quincy's in awe cause the man he was told who would receive the organ is not a man of means. He learns that the hospital director overruled the doctor and had the organ given to a wealthy man. Now the whole program is in jeopardy unless Quincy can prove to the parents that their son was brain dead at the time.
11 January 1979
Quincy autopsies a patient who died at a hospital which houses convicts considered mentally unfit for a regular jail. Shortly afterwards, the patient's mother contacts Quincy, alleging that her son was killed after being forced to participate in a human cockfight. But can he prove her story true before more inmates end up on his autopsy table?
18 January 1979
While performing an autopsy on a football player who died from an aneurysm, Quincy notices that he also had an especially drug resistant strain of gonorrhea. Quince and Sam are then loaned out to the health department to try to find any women he may have been involved with before a full scale epidemic breaks out. Also, Quince looks into the murder of a prostitute who also was infected with the virus.
25 January 1979
Quincy investigates the suicide of a woman who was horribly disfigured after undergoing a face peel that was performed by an incompetent plastic surgeon. He then goes on a crusade to see that his operation is shut down and he is aided by a former motion picture beauty who was victimized by the same doctor.
1 February 1979
The son of a friend of Quincy's dies of a seizure due to a massive drug overdose. Quincy and the boy's father are determined to find out who prescribed the drugs and why the boy was unable to get help.
1 February 1979
The doctor who prescribed excessive drugs to many overdose victims is found murdered, and police arrest the young medical student who was trying to break the addicts by slowly reducing their daily amounts. Quincy doesn't believe the young man is guilty, though his friend Brock Campbell, whose son died due to an overdose from the doctor's prescription, remains under suspicion as well.
Season 4, Episode 16: Aftermath7 February 1979
After a jet liner crashes just outside of Los Angeles, Quincy is called in to help identify the victims as well as to help find out the cause of the crash. However, he is soon trying to solve two other mysteries as well. One involves trying to positively identify a man who was traveling under an assumed name with a woman he was having an affair with. The other involves three chemical engineers who all suffered from lung cancer, which might have been caused by a project they were working on.
Season 4, Episode 17: Dark Angel15 February 1979
Officer Tommy Bates, a close friend of Monahan's, is accused of killing a young car thief who goes berserk after crashing into Bate's police car. Although the signs point to the young man being under the influence of PCP, there is no trace of it in his blood. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worst when Monahan is suspended for roughing up the young man's accomplice prompting a lawsuit by lawyer Charlie Trusdale, the head of a civil rights organization. However, Quincy finds out that the young man was a chronic user of the drug and thinks that he was experiencing a delayed reaction to all the years of abuse of the drug. Quince also suspects that he might have been responsible for the horrific murder of a butcher the morning of the attack.
22 February 1979
A teenage girl dies after an abortion, and Quincy learns from her boyfriend that the doctor who performed on her may have been drunk.
1 March 1979
Quincy considers a marriage proposal from his girlfriend Lynne while working on a case. This then causes him to reminisce about his first marriage to his wife Helen. He also thinks about how his career caused him to neglect her, she developed a malignant brain tumor, and how her death influenced his decision to become a forensic pathologist.
15 March 1979
A Marine recruit's death may have been the result of a drill sergeant's vendetta.
22 March 1979
Quincy discovers a construction worker died due to pollution in the ground under his home a classic crusading Quincy episode
24 March 1979
A retired magician's assistant dies performing his mentor's best illusion.
12 April 1979
A woman dies because of her ulcer. It was discovered that she was seeing a doctor who practices alternative medicine. The doctor claims that she's aware of her ulcer and wouldn't have allowed it to get as bad as did. But the woman's husband is suing her for malpractice. And she is facing the possibility of losing her license so Quincy tries to prove her innocence.
20 September 1979
A teenage girl dies from a disease that mainly affects the elderly. A few hours later, her boyfriend dies of the same symptoms. Quincy later traces it to a the marijuana they smoked, which was treated with a poisonous fertilizer. Quincy then decides to go after the magazine that advertised it in order to try to keep more kids from dying from the tainted weed. He also must find out where the kids got the weed from.
Season 5, Episode 2: Dead Last27 September 1979
During a day at the track, Quincy and Danny overhear an argument between two jockeys. Later, one of those jockeys is apparently killed by a dis-tempered horse. Foul play and fraud are suspected following a pair of autopsies... including that of a horse!
4 October 1979
A small turbulent South American island republic has babies dying.
11 October 1979
The death of a teenage girl will draw Quincy into the world of teenage prostitution and child pornography.
Season 5, Episode 5: Hot Ice18 October 1979
While performing an autopsy on a man who was hit by a bus, Quincy and Sam find what looks like a pacemaker inside of him. However, when they remove the object they find out that it actually was a container for diamonds that he was smuggling into the country. Quincy is then "drafted" by a pair of government agents to act as a replacement courier to try to catch the mob boss who was to receive the gems. However, Quincy soon becomes a target of a hit man who poisons him and now its a race against time to find the hit man and get an antidote to save Quincy.
25 October 1979
Steve Yomashira, an old friend of Sam's, goes crazy one night and kills a young police officer with the officer's gun. It turns out that its the latest in a series of near psychotic episodes that Steve was suffering following an incident in Germany while he was serving in the army. Steve then commits suicide and Sam decides to dig deeper and he eventually finds out that Steve was suspected of being a spy for the Soviets and he was given an LSD laced truth serum. Now Sam and Quincy must try to prove that the army was responsible for what happened to him and reverse the army's decision to dishonorably discharge him and give Steve the honor back that he lost.
1 November 1979
A televangelist whose church is being investigated by federal authorities is found dead in a seedy motel room having died of combining painkillers and alcohol. But the painkillers were prescribed, and the bottle wasn't empty, and the amount of both taken was barely enough to kill him. So was he trying go commit suicide, or was it an accident? Quincy decides to organize a psychological autopsy to find out.
8 November 1979
After a pregnant young woman falls off a cliff during a struggle with her boyfriend, the young man is suspected of killing her; however, Quincy suspects that the girl may have committed suicide, and that her respectable family harbors a shocking secret.
15 November 1979
While walking through a forest, a forest ranger finds a stack of money believed to be the payoff for a hijacker who used a vial of anthrax to hijack a plane. He also finds the hijacker's skeleton in a tree. Unfortunately, he accidentally steps on the vial containing the spores. Quincy and Sam go to the town where the body was brought in to properly identify the remains. However, when the ranger dies from the disease and it now becomes a race against time to find the infected money before a major epidemic breaks out.
22 November 1979
After two patients with low income die unnecessarily, Quincy is driven to change the policy of a private hospital that does not treat patients who cannot pay for the services provided.
29 November 1979
While driving to a forensic pathologists convention, Quincy nearly falls asleep at the wheel and is stopped by the sheriff of a local town and is taken to the local jail where he sleeps it off. However, while he is there a fire breaks out in the jail and four of the inmates are killed as a result. Quince volunteers to perform the autopsy and finds out that one of the inmates, who was in jail for embezzling town funds, was actually stabbed to death. At first it looks as if the owner of the local diner was responsible, but it was later revealed that he had an airtight alibi. However, when the local MD finds out who the real killer is, he becomes the next victim. Now it is up to Quince to find the real killer before he gets away with murder.
24 January 1980
When an old man commits suicide in a hospital, Quincy discovers the tragedy of parental abuse, and gets involved in a senior citizens center.
17 January 1980
Quincy foils the plans of an assassin who is determined to kill an ill Latin American dictator visiting the United States for medical treatment.
Season 5, Episode 14: Riot31 January 1980
Quincy and Sam go to a prison to investigate the death of an inmate who had a reputation for being somewhat of an activist and the main suspect is a guard who is noted for his brutality. However, while they are conducting the investigation, the inmates decide to stage a revolt to protest conditions in the prison and Sam is taken hostage. Now its a race against time not only to find out the exact cause of the the inmate's death, but to save Sam's life.
Season 5, Episode 15: Cover-Up7 February 1980
An autopsy will lead Quincy to an emergency room where an inexperienced doctor is ending lives rather than saving them.
14 February 1980
A teenager is killed during an auto accident.
21 February 1980
Star gymnast Sally collapses during practice and dies. Quincy suspects that high school coach Virginia Hart is providing the team with performance-enhancing drugs to give them a competitive edge as they head into a national competition.
Season 5, Episode 18: New Blood28 February 1980
Quincy is forced to go vacation by Asten and is replaced by a pretty young pathologist named Jerri McCraken. However, as this is going on city councilman Larry Bridges is found dead in the stairwell of the apartment building where his secretary, with whom he was having an affair lives, from an alleged heart attack. Quincy tries to help with the investigation, but is rebuffed by McCracken. However, when several inconsistencies are discovered she later changes her mind and goes to Quincy for help. During the course of the investigation they later discover that Bridges suffered an allergic reaction to penicillin that was mixed with a mouthwash he was using. Now they must find the killer before he (or she) gets away with murder.
Season 5, Episode 19: T.K.O.13 March 1980
An incompetent surgeon performing operations in his ill-equipped office causes the deaths of a boxer and a chef.
20 March 1980
An old friend of Quincy's is dead following a plane crash.
27 March 1980
When three people wind up dead as a result of botulism poisoning, Quincy, along with Dr. Janet Carlyle of the health department, try to find out the link. They later find out that all three people were at a huge outdoor stadium and figure out that that was the common denominator. However, the stadium's manager is reluctant to allow them to search for the source of the bacteria, especially due to the fact that the stadium will be hosting the World Cup soccer final. Things really become urgent when a little girl comes down with the same symptoms. Now it is a race against time to find the source of the toxin before the field becomes littered with bodies.
30 April 1980
A gunshot victim's death may have been caused by a doctor's incompetence... or it may have been the work of a professional killer.
16 September 1980
Quincy helps an out of town medical examiner deal with a pair of political scandals involving the death of children of influential persons by tainted drugs and the unsafe condition at a mill which is the main economic force in the town.
12 November 1980
When a man is arrested for murder, Sam tries something he's been working on that proves the man is innocent. Later there's another murder and the man is the prime suspect and Sam is being blamed for it because he was the one who got him released. But Sam, believing the man is innocent, tries to prove it.
19 November 1980
A lawyer, who also was a small time coke dealer, is murdered by a group of crooks who inject him with a lethal dose of cocaine. The killers then try to make it look like an accident by putting him in his car and having it drive off the road and explode. However, the plan goes awry when the victim is thrown from the car before it explodes. The killers then blackmail the son of one of Quincy's colleagues to try to get him to get his father to fix the autopsy so that there is no trace of cocaine in his system. When Quincy finds out what happens he tries not only to save his friend's reputation, but possibly his life.
26 November 1980
A mistake at the coroners office concerning a crib death affects not only Quincy and the staff but the parents also.
3 December 1980
A track coach comes under fire when his star athlete dies after a grueling, training session. Quincy must determine if the death was from natural causes, or negligent homicide.
17 December 1980
When Bubonic Plague strikes a Native American reservation, Quincy must find the source of the outbreak before the opening of a prestigious new golf course puts more lives in jeopardy.
7 January 1981
Quincy and Sam travel to a small village in Central America to help identify the remains of a religious icon.
14 January 1981
While working as a technical advisor on a reality movie, Quincy uncovers that the murder being filmed was unjustly prosecuted.
Season 6, Episode 9: Dear Mummy21 January 1981
Quincy stumbles upon a plot devised by a group of nazi war criminals to use an Egyptian mummy to smuggle rare gems from Cairo to Los Angeles.