Quincy, M.E, a man who must have been a nightmare to work with! Quincy was a crusading Medical Examiner in Los Angeles, an expert at his job he was always capable of finding something that everyone else missed. A small clue that would go against all the rest of the evidence in a case and would lead to him arguing with his boss, Asten, and/or the investigating detective, nearly always Monahan. Quincy started of as a straight forward crime series with a difference, it was a M.E. investigating not a police officer or private eye.As the series went from strength to strength the writers, probably with a little push from Klugman, started bringing in stories about social injustice rather than criminal. Most of the time this worked, in fact it is sometimes interesting to see that some of the things highlighted still have not changed even now! Sometimes it came over a little preachy but the show can never be faulted for trying to enlighten the eyes of its viewers.
Written by Sophie and last updated on aug 08, 2021.
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An alleged accidental drowning at a Health Spa pits Quincy against a slick attorney hired to prevent adverse publicity from affecting profits.
The episode was rated 7.46 from 13 votes.
A man confesses to murder, thinking that he has killed his boss, but Quincy is not convinced that his blow was the one that killed the man and believes that he is not the guilty party.
The episode was rated 7.50 from 14 votes.
The sudden, unexplained death of a Japanese martial artist movie star leaves Quincy without an assistant. Sam quits after urging him not to perform an autopsy on the man, as it is against the religion of his parents. Quincy tries to balance his need for knowledge, to find out how the man died, and the feelings of his best friend.
The episode was rated 7.54 from 13 votes.
Quincy is asked to cover for a GP working in a small community north of Los Angeles. There he becomes involved in a case of medical negligence after the death of a local man.
The episode was rated 7.64 from 14 votes.
A rushed autopsy by Dr. Asten places Quincy in a difficult position as he tries to clear his bosses' name.
The episode was rated 7.67 from 12 votes.
At 4 am one morning Quincy is awoken by the arrival of a man at his boat. He is in a very bad shape and he dies before Quincy can do anything to save him. He takes him to the morgue and does an autopsy on him. The next morning Quincy is surprised to find that his results and slides have not turned up. When he goes to find out why he finds out that they are not all that is missing, so is the body! Without any proof of a body everyone thinks that he must have been mistaken, especially when Monaghan visits the man's workplace and finds him there!
The episode was rated 7.70 from 23 votes.
Quincy investigates the death of an eccentric millionaire, whose lavish penthouse was protected by a supposedly impenetrable security system.
The episode was rated 7.73 from 11 votes.
After twelve people in a small town fall victim to a mysterious epidemic Quincy and Sam are sent on a mission to identify the disease, before the victims die.
The episode was rated 7.75 from 12 votes.
A young woman dies in a bar, apparently of a heart attack. After the autopsy Quincy is sure that something is not quite as it seems and soon discovers some unsettling facts about her husband.
The episode was rated 7.82 from 11 votes.
An autopsy on a college football star reveals a congenital brain disease, and Quincy urges the victim's younger brother to stay out of the next high school game. But the boy's father and the school are determined to win the championship at any cost.
The episode was rated 7.85 from 13 votes.
After a championship bout a young boxer collapses and dies. His wife thinks that it wasn't an accident and asks Quincy, a friend of her husband's trainer and the coroner on call, to see if he can find out how he really died. Once Quincy has completed the autopsy he begins to wonder if the woman is right, there is certainly something that does not seem to be quite right with the death, something that is made even more certain when Quincy is approached by 4 thugs who tell him in no uncertain terms that he better hurry up and make his report.
The episode was rated 7.87 from 15 votes.
A rookie cop and his partner are called to a break in at a shop, when they arrive they go into a dark shop and start to search it. The criminal is still inside and when they find him an altercation ensues and ends up with the rookie cop shooting the burglar. After an autopsy Quincy quickly discovers that the story the rookie is telling is not the truth. With a crusading TV reporter looking into police brutality Monahan wants Quincy to find out exactly what happened and why the rookie is lying before the reports condemn him and ruin his chance of a career in the police.
The episode was rated 7.89 from 18 votes.
Quincy stakes his reputation on his forensic findings, which suggest that an influential businessman is responsible for the death of his estranged wife.
The episode was rated 7.93 from 14 votes.
When a kidnapper dies in a car crash after trying to pick up his ransom the only clue that will help the police find the missing boy is a half eaten apple. It is up to Quincy to use his medical expertise to uncover where the kidnapped boy has been hidden.
The episode was rated 8.00 from 10 votes.
Quincy has to persuade a group of hijackers that the plane they, and their hostages, are on has been exposed to a deadly virus.
The episode was rated 8.27 from 11 votes.
Lately, I’ve been re-watching a lot of tv shows I used to watch growing up. Even though it makes perfect sense, I was really surprised how different was my point of view now, than it was ten or fifteen years ago. Suddenly, my favorite characters aren’t the favorites anymore. Besides, I’ve forgotten tons of what was happening, that’s why I had so much fun re-watching everything. I highly suggest you do the same thing!
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