It brings up an excellent and important point...but subtle, it ain't!!
"Honor Thy Elders" is an episode of "Quincy" that has an excellent point to make--the problem of elder abuse. After all, in my own life, I had a great-grandmother who was killed through neglect--and I know it can be a horrible problem. However, the show really dropped the ball with this because the story was, at times, ridiculous and sensationalistic. Had it been more subtle (with more three-dimensional villains as well as a lady getting punched in a way that SHOULD have killed her!), it would have been a lot better.
Quincy has an autopsy to perform on an elderly man. While he cannot prove it conclusively in a court of law, it seems to him that the man had been a victim of elder abuse. Because of this, he not only tries to help the dead man's widow but also get hooked up with a local advocacy group so he could have an additional person (Julie Adams) to stand on the soap box and shout along with him! The bottom line is that although some elderly folks are no doubt neglected and abused, the Quincy view of it is a bit comical and hollow. Better developed characters and less insane action sequences would have helped--as well as less grandstanding by the doctor.
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