Quincy M.E.: Season 5, Episode 18

New Blood (28 Feb. 1980)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Garry Walberg ...
John S. Ragin ...
Joseph Roman ...
Beverly Adams ...
Dr. Jerri McCracken (as Beverly Sassoon)
Gloria Manon ...
Carolyn Hughes
City Councilman Lawrence Bridges (as James Callahan)
Mrs. Bridges
John Elerick ...
Mr. Fenner
John C. Garrett ...
Mr. Davila (as John Garrett)
Marc Scott Taylor ...
Eddie Garrett ...
John Nolan ...


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

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If Quincy acted this way today, he'd probably have been fired even if he is Super-Coroner!
10 May 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This show appears to have been modeled after the reported exploits of Vice President Nelson Rockefeller--in particularly in regard to his death. Some stories say he died with his mistress 'in the act' and considering the show was made only about a year later, it seems pretty certain this is the show's inspiration. Regardless, a man who is running for governor dies at his mistress's apartment. However, when the case is investigated by a lady coroner, she has reasons to doubt that it was an accident.

As my wife and I re-watch the "Quincy" series, we have noticed periodically just how sexist Dr. Quincy was. Often, he'd meet professional women and tell them how beautiful they were, make passes at female co-workers and a variety of other behaviors which today would have resulted in his getting fired! This episode is a particularly egregious example--with Quincy making the moves on a new co-worker--a lady coroner who was brought in to cover for him when he was forced to go on vacation. Not surprisingly, Quincy couldn't keep off the job and returned to shamelessly sexually harass the lady. The end result? By the end, she and Quincy would share late night dinners and take off on vacation together!! Plus, the lady doctor DID need him to come in a help her save the day. Now am I saying this is a terrible show? No. And, I am sure many would not be the least bit offended by his boorish ways. Overall, a decent episode but one that might annoy you. Regardless, the show IS interesting and worth seeing.

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