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Susan Saint James
While I didn't dislike this episode as much as the other reviewer currently listed on IMDb, this is NOT to be taken as an endorsement of "Women of Valor". The show is yet another super-preachy episode and one that features very little of Quincy.
The show begins with an illegal alien in labor and a midwife (Olivia Allen) being brought into the case. Apparently, the woman has been in labor an extraordinary length of time and there is definitely something wrong with the baby when it's delivered. So, the mother and child are rushed to the hospital where the child dies. Almost immediately, the hospital is pushing for murder charges against this unlicensed midwife and the rest of the show becomes a long diatribe about natural childbirth, midwives and the like. I say diatribe because the characters seemed pretty black & white--and the show wasn't exactly subtle! I also was amazed how much the case for midwives was overstated. I think midwives are great--but hearing births they supervise as 'beautiful and sensual' sounded silly.
As I have said so many times before, I really preferred the shows where Quincy was more involved in crime investigations instead of preachy episodes about social issues--so that's one strike against "Women of Valor" at the onset. In addition, the preachy style undermines what, at time time, might have been a valid issue (though nowadays midwives and natural childbirth are much more accepted and in use).
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