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One of the best seasons of the series.
By Nicole Rega
I started watching Dr. Quinn when it was well into its 6th season and by the time I really got into it the show sadly and unfairly had been canceled. Well, obviously with reruns on PAX & Hallmark as well as various tape tradings I have seen all the seasons of DQ, but not all the episodes. Season Five has alot of episodes that I had either not seen or seen only once so it was a treat to watch this season again. First of all the commentary by Shawn Toovey (Brian Cooper) and Chad Allen (Matthew Cooper) on "Legend" was amazing. Chad Allen is very informative and hilarious giving alot of behind the scenes info on the series and the actors. Shawn Toovey was less talkative especially since most of the stories Chad refered to were from earlier seasons when Shawn was only 8 or so. Still, the pair seemed like close old friends happy to be together again.
I still haven't re watched all the episodes yet but I found "Having It All" to be an excellent introduction to the Sully family's life with newborn Katie (played by the Calabrese-forgive me for the misspelling- triplets) and the departure of Colleen (Jessica Bowman) for college. "All that Glitters" has Colleen return from college a changed women more confident and independent. "Los Americanos" has the introduction of a new character Senora Teresa Morales a Mexican widow one of the only people throughout the series who are not won over by Dr. Mike's charm and starts a back story that goes throughout the season, Brian's jealousy of his new sister and his wish to get more attention from his mother. "Remember Me" gives Jake Slicker more back story and a reason behind his alcoholism. "Legend" gives Matthew more of chance to forgive me- "play" sheriff and I can't help but love the exchange between Michaela and Matthew before he goes into the bank as mother and son. "Separate But Equal" brings racism of the day to light. "Season of Miracles" finally gives the Reverend a storyline as he goes blind and "The Dam" emphasis Matthew's need to be seen as a man and sheriff of the town at all costs and an wonderful exchange between Matthew and Sully as father and son which isn't seen much. "A House Divided" brings Daniel to the scene and shows that even the best marriage has hard times. "Hostage" is a suspenseful episode much like "Point Blank" which we will see in the six season. "Before the Dawn" brings back the much loved Myra and Samantha Bing giving us a very heart wrenching episode dealing with Horace's depression."His Father's Son" concludes the storyline started with "Los Americanos" in which Brian confronts his wish to fit in his adopted family as he feels ignored because of the new biological daughter in the family. "Moment of Truth" starts an arc which perhaps nailed Dr. Quinn's coffin but still a good episode nonetheless.
Like I said I thoroughly enjoyed this season, even though I personally could have dealt with less doting on Katie. I often wanted to yell at the screen "Come on Sully, Michaela you have the three other kids!" as well as Matthew's often irritating behavior- arresting your own father? Ruining the land where you had your vision quest? Resenting the fact your father wants to protect you? Walking into a bank robbery without a weapon? Not the most finest season for Matthew Cooper.
Definitely a must see! Can't wait for season six to come out :-)
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