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Has Anybody Here Seen Quincy? 

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 ... See full summary »

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Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. (credit only)
Garry Walberg ...
John S. Ragin ...
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Joseph Roman ...
Yuki Shimoda ...
Dr. Hiro
Stu Gilliam ...
Dr. Hiro's Driver
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Harriet Crawford
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Charlene Taylor
Stewart Moss ...
Jack Taylor
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Wilson
Ned Wilson ...
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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... Written by CommanderBalok

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18 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Stupid episode
8 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Has Anybody Here Seen Quincy? begins with Sam (Robert Ito) and Danny (Val Bisoglio) transporting supplies in the coroner station wagon back to the lab for a surprise birthday party planned for Dr. Hiro, another LA County medical examiner. Lt. Monahan (Garry Walberg) stops by the lab to discuss with Dr. Hiro the autopsy of a dead body that was delivered from overseas which the police believe contains smuggled diamonds. Dr. Asten (John S. Ragin) speaks on the phone with Quincy who has not made it in to the lab due to car trouble. Later, an emergency situation arises when the lab team discovers that the body just transferred from the hospital is actually that of a woman still alive and they work to stabilize and return her to the hospital. While at the hospital, Dr. Hiro becomes involved in another case where a young child is suffering from symptoms of poisoning but they cannot identify the source.

The first time I watched this episode I was wondering what the deal was with Quincy (Jack Klugman) being absent from this one. Since this was only the 11th episode of the series, it seemed a little early for him to be taking a vacation break. Turns out Jack Klugman had it out with producers over this script, and the resolution was writing him out of the episode entirely while bringing in this new Dr. Hiro character as a substitute. Whatever changes Klugman was requesting, they should have listened to him and made them because the mess that was strewn together as a remedy makes for a very poor episode.

There are a bunch of unknown characters featured in this episode which the Quincy audience has never seen before and will never see again, including Dr. Hiro, yet somehow there is this big party planned by Quincy's friends for the substitute doctor?? It would have worked had the Quincy character been kept in the script, but without him that whole storyline makes no sense. The show also goes way off track when Dr. Hiro goes to the hospital and starts getting involved with living patients trying to diagnose and treat them and even interacting with their family and friends. These scenes would have fit in perfectly on the The Bold Ones: The New Doctors series starring David Hartman, but this is not a show about a hospital, it's supposed to be Quincy!

I have to say that I'm a little surprised that Klugman was able to refuse doing this episode if he was under contract, but if he annoyed the producers enough maybe they welcomed the break. If I had the option, there are some episodes later in the series I would have boycotted doing over this one.


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