Quincy, M.E.

10 Best Episodes of Quincy, M.E. - Season 4

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.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

Quincy, M.E. - S4E12

#14 - A Small Circle of Friends (Season 4 - Episode 12)

A roundup of prostitutes follows the death of an athlete who contracted a drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 12 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E5

#13 - Images (Season 4 - Episode 5)


A fire in a small motel room causes the death of the single woman occupying it. The evidence shows that the identity of the woman is Jessica Ross, the country's top newswoman. As Quincy begins a press conference confirming her death Jessica walks in through the door, declaring that the rumours of her death are unfounded. Quincy and Asten are shocked but soon Quincy doesn't believe that this woman is Ross, and that his original findings were correct. He thinks that the body was Jessica ross and this woman is an imposter.

The episode was rated 7.09 from 11 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E1

#12 - The Last Six Hours (Season 4 - Episode 1)

Finally getting to spend a bit of leave time with his latest flame, Barbara, Quincy heads off away from Los Angeles. They nearly get run off the road and then witness an accident. Quincy then finds himself in a life or death race to isolate a mysterious poison, found in the woman's body, that has already claimed two lives

The episode was rated 7.14 from 14 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E2

#11 - Speed Trap (Season 4 - Episode 2)


After a racing car accident proves fatal for a former Grand Prix driver, Quincy's autopsy brands the crash a possible homicide.

The episode was rated 7.20 from 10 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E17

#10 - Dark Angel (Season 4 - Episode 17)

Monaghan asks Quincy to push the autopsy of a young car thief to the top of his priority list. The boys' friend is claiming that a police officer chased him down and killed him after they were stopped in their stolen car. When the autopsy is completed it can only confirm that the boy, Billy Harris, died to a bone broken in his neck, and not how it could have occurred. This information is enough to get the press printing stories of police brutality and a Californians for Constitutional Rights lawyer rushing in to defend Billy's friend Steve.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 13 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E6

#9 - Even Odds (Season 4 - Episode 6)


Quincy is gravely wounded at the scene of a crime, so it is up to Sam, Asten and Lt. Monaghan to solve the case he was working on and catch the person who shot him.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 13 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E7

#8 - Dead and Alive (Season 4 - Episode 7)

An apparent murder victim becomes the object of Quincy's thorough investigation and identification when his mother and sister insist that he is still alive.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 11 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E3

#7 - A Test for the Living (Season 4 - Episode 3)


Quincy's powers of persuasion are put to the test when he crusades for a 7-year old boys re-evaluation as an autistic child.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 10 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E10

#6 - House of No Return (Season 4 - Episode 10)

Quincy investigates the death of a young man at a home for people who have comitted a crime but are considered mentally incapable and are therefore not sentenced to proper prison. His mother insists that he was forced to fight by the attendants, who run the place like prison warders, in a unofficial boxing contests against other inmates.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 11 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E8

#5 - No Way to Treat a Body (Season 4 - Episode 8)


Quincy's latest ladyfriend moves into a new apartment and accidentally discovers two mummified bodies. He finds himself up against a group of oddball residents when he tries to find out what is going on, who the bodies belong to and where they came from.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 14 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E9

#4 - A Question of Death (Season 4 - Episode 9)

The M.E.'s office is helping a hospital with their organ donation program. Quincy goes there to help declare a young man dead and he was told that his kidney would go to a man whose constantly having dialysis. Quincy and the doctor talk to the boy's parents and convince them to donate his organs for transplant. Later a lawyer upon learning of this sues the hospital for coercing the parents for gain. Quincy's in awe cause the man he was told who would receive the organ is not a man of means. He learns that the hospital director overruled the doctor and had the organ given to a wealthy man. Now the whole program is in jeopardy unless Quincy can prove to the parents that their son was brain dead at the time.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 14 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E22

#3 - The Death Challenge (Season 4 - Episode 22)


A world famous magician comes out of retirement to appear on a live television show after his most famous trick leads to the death of his protege. After the autopsy Quincy has to find out whether or not the first performance was a cover up for homicide or whether it was just an accident.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 12 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E16

#2 - Aftermath (Season 4 - Episode 16)

A large passenger jet crash-lands 40 miles outside LA. Quincy and Sam are sent out to start the identification of the bodies and to make sure that the crash scene is kept intact. Once the rest of the Coroners team has arrived and the positions of the bodies have been marked out they are all taken back to LA, where an autopsy has to be completed on each and every one of them, all one hundred of them! Quincy eventually discovers that a dangerous flammable gas was being carried by the plane, not illegal but extremely dangerous. He then finds himself with two dilemmas to solve. The first being how to persuade the airlines that transporting this sort of flammable substance is not a good idea and secondly, to get an insurance company to accept that one of the unidentifiable bodies was that of a man they insured so that his wife and family can claim his life insurance.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 10 votes.

Quincy, M.E. - S4E13

#1 - The Depth of Beauty (Season 4 - Episode 13)


Quincy delves into the world of cosmetic surgery after he autopsies a woman who killed herself because she hated the scars a botched operation caused. He discovers that the plastic surgeon isn't in fact a qualified plastic surgeon, only a qualified MD. The law allows anyone who has qualified as a doctor to call himself any kind of specialist he likes.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 10 votes.

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