Quincy, M.E./On Dying High
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On Dying High is the sixteenth episode of the eighth season of Quincy, M.E., and the one hundred fortieth episode overall.
and Special Guest Star: Anita Gillette (Dr. Emily Hanover)
Kelly Preston (Ginger Reeves),
Country singer J.J. Chandler, who freebases cocaine, almost dies on stage from serious burns caused by an explosion during freebasing. Quincy, who was present at the near-fatal performance and saved Chandler, must convince the entertainer to act responsibly and not release the video of the concert to his impressionable fans.
Behind the Scenes
Interestingly enough, Roger Miller once had a substance abuse problem in real life, though it was pills, not cocaine.
Allusions and References
- In one scene, Quincy tries to watch television to relax, only to discover commercials touting prescription drugs or alcohol. One of the commercials is for a fictitious beer, Egan Gold, which is an inside reference to one of the show's producers, Sam Egan.
- This episode was clearly based on the infamous incident in which Richard Prior seriously burned himself while freebasing cocaine.