Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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The Two Sides of Truth 

Quincy is delighted to be reunited with his former mentor, Dr. Herbert Stone, until they butt heads over Stone's contradictory findings and potentially perjurious courtroom testimony.


Ron Satlof (as Ronald Satlof)


Gene Thompson (as Eugene Thompson), Glen A. Larson (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Klugman ... Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Garry Walberg ... Lt. Frank Monahan
John S. Ragin John S. Ragin ... Dr. Robert Asten
Val Bisoglio ... Danny Tovo
Robert Ito ... Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman Joseph Roman ... Sgt. Brill
Barry Sullivan ... Dr. Herbert Stone
Mark Goddard ... Attorney Martin Borland
Michael Callan ... William Farrell
Suzanne Rogers ... Elaine Farrell (as Susanne Rogers)
Frank Campanella Frank Campanella ... Max Wilbur - Insurance Investigator
Aimee Eccles ... Alice Ting
Jason Wingreen ... Dr. Albert Freeman
June Dayton ... Judge
Lynn Tufeld Lynn Tufeld ... Nurse


Quincy investigates the death in an oil refinery fire. Is the man missing executive William Farrell? Quincy comes under pressure from the man's widow and her lawyer to declare a death for insurance purposes. Then Quincy discovers his conclusions will be refuted by Dr. Herbert Stone, the man who taught Quincy and whom he regards as a mentor. Dr. Stone now testifies for anyone willing to pay his fees. But Quincy believes the evidence is irrefutable, and Stone's testimony will destroy a once exemplary reputation, now tarnished by mercantilism. Quincy must discover the truth before his old mentor can destroy himself on the stand. Written by CommanderBalok

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Release Date:

25 February 1977 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The first shot of Quincy as he enters the courtroom for the inquest is printed backwards. See more »

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A good episode but the ending was a bit weak.
5 March 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Barry Sullivan guest starred in this one as Quincy's old mentor and professor. However, instead of this being a happy reunion, the old friend is testifying in cases against Quincy as an expert witness. In one case, it's a matter of opinion but in another case, it becomes more and more clear that this friend is either incompetent or simply is doing it for money. The case in question--a man whose wife is fighting the coroner's office because they have not yet declared him dead after a fatal fire. Quincy is not convinced it's the man--and thinks it's a case of insurance fraud and much more.

Although this is a reasonably enjoyable episode, the show has two problems. First, Quincy's insistence that there was a lot of doubt as to whether the crispy corpse was the correct man was VERY reasonable and common sense said this guy had faked his death (after all, the man WAS facing possible prison time). So, everyone fighting Quincy seemed odd. Second, the ending totally omitted dealing with the either incompetent or mercenary consultant. Not a great episode--but always watchable.

By the way, look for Mark Goddard (of "Lost in Space" fame) as an attorney.

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