Question: I was a fan of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and remember the change in the actress who played Colleen from Erika Flores to Jessica Bowman. Jessica was okay as Colleen but I never got used to her. What prompted Erika's leaving the show? I remember reading that some of the cast were very protective of her, and a reason for her leaving was never given. Can you help? This has bugged me for some time. Thanks. — Jo, Philadelphia, Pa.

Televisionary: CBS asked all the Quinn cast members to sign a five-year contract. Flores didn't want to commit to that length of time, so she moved on and they replaced her. As I understand it, it was as simple as that.