Quincy M.E.: Season 8, Episode 21

Suffer the Little Children (23 Mar. 1983)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Garry Walberg ...
John S. Ragin ...
Joseph Roman ...
Pepper Martin ...
Ed Rayano
Virginia 'Ginny' Rayano
Dr. Curtis
Paul Lambert ...
Mr. Myers
Jeff Rayano (as Nick Katt)
Paul Valentine ...
George Carlton Ward
Murray Moston ...
Harry McNeil


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Where is Quincy?!
2 July 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Suffer the Little Children" is a bad episode of "Quincy". There is barely any Quincy in the show and it is clearly a social issues episode--one that preaches AT the audience instead of trying to entertain. Clearly the series is running on fumes and only a few episodes more until it ended once and for all.

The episode begins at some sort of 'treatment program' for troubled kids. However, the place is a filthy mess run by sleazy incompetents. Because of the horrible conditions, one of the kids dies and Dr. Quincy investigates. After about 10 minutes, this part of the show is complete--and so is Quincy's involvement. From here on, it's a Dr. Hanover story--with this annoying know-it-all taking it upon herself to rescue the family of the dead boy. While I can appreciate some of this (after all, I was a social worker and psychotherapist), it came off as preachy and annoying. What irritated me most were how Hanover used big words that most families simply won't understand (lots of psychobabble) as well as he blaming herself when one of the family members assaulted her ('it was as much my fault')! The bottom line is that this is a preachy mess of a show and it has nothing to do with forensics or the work of a coroner--and fans of the series must have felt disappointed because of this. I know I was.

By the way, when you see Jeff, doesn't he look like a 12 year-old with a 25 year-old's hair? It's like Erik Estrada's hair on a little kid! Gotta love that early 80s hair! Also, in the first portion, look for Tony Dow in a small role as a caring doctor.

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