April 4th, 1998 :: episode #142

Life in the Balance

Dr. Mike finds herself matching her medical skills against those of an elderly Cantonese herbalist (guest star Robert Ito) when many members of a large group of Chinese passing through Colorado Springs looking for work fall victim to fever. She becomes attached to the herbalist's young assistant (Yumi Iwama), whom he introduces as his grandson but who actually turns out to be his granddaughter.

Both of them, and the rest of the Chinese community, are endangered by the actions of Hank, who tries to drive them from town because he fears they will cause an epidemic, is blamed for burning the Chinese encampment, forcing Daniel to arrest him, even though evidence wasn't 100% positive.