Quincy M.E.: Season 4, Episode 16

Aftermath (7 Feb. 1979)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Crime
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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Garry Walberg ...
John S. Ragin ...
Joseph Roman ...
John Larch ...
John Wiggins
Patricia Smith ...
Mrs. Myers (as Pat Smith)
Richard Eastham ...
Chemical Company Executive
William Mims ...
Insurance Agent (as William Mins)
Burr DeBenning ...
Frank Wilson
Rod Colbin ...
George Myers
June Dayton ...
Mrs. Malone
Eleanor Zee ...
Mrs. Dunlap


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. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Drama | Mystery | Crime




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7 February 1979 (USA)  »

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Near the beginning, as Quincy and the unseen Sam circle the wreckage in the helicopter, the fire engine from Emergency! Station 51's Le France is seen out Quincy's window. See more »

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Pretty routine...and that's not so bad.
21 April 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

An airliner crashes and the coroner's office is brought in to help identify the bodies as well as determine if there is anything about the bodies that could help them determine why the plane went down. Along the way, Quincy goes off in one direction and ASSUMES that evil big business is behind the wreck (which they weren't) but he also, coincidentally learns that three bodies seated next to each other ALL had the same cancer at the same stage! It turns out the three worked together and it's statistically impossible for them not to have gotten it the same way. So, Quincy tries, in vain, to get their employer to cooperate, though it turns out that this really IS an evil big business! He also, near the end, comes up with a wild theory as to what brought down the airplane.

This is a pretty interesting episode. Seeing the methods they use to determine identities is worth seeing, but what I really liked is that this episode was less soap boxy than usual. In other words, more emphasis is on the work of the coroner's office and less on Quincy screaming and going off on a crusade! Of course there is some, otherwise it wouldn't be "Quincy"! OSHA

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