|Season 1, Episode 5|
|Air date||30 Jan 1993|
|Written by||Sara Davidson|
|Directed by||Jerome R. London|
Father's Day is the sixth episode of Season 1 of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Ethan Cooper returns to town & coming across as a successful businessman, develops an intrest in Dr. Mike. He later shows up at the homestead Dr. Mike & the children are living at, only then allowing Dr. Mike to know that he's the husband that left Charlotte taking all their savings. Mr. Cooper then convinces almost everybody in town that he regrets abandoning his family, causing Dr. Mike to worry that she'll lose the children. Later, Dr. Mike & Sully discover that he's hiding the real reason he's hanging around town.
- It's Founder's Day & the town is having an auction to raise money for a new schoolhouse. Dr. Mike donates a smallpox vaccine for the whole family.
- Sully learns how to ride a horse.
- Mrs. Harriet Bonner dies of appendicitis.
- Ethan Cooper - head stitched after getting hit in the head with a chair.