From Project Quantum Wiki
List of Quantum Leap episodes.
Season 1 (1989)
|Title||Original Airdate||Leap Date||Location||#|
|Genesis (Part 1 & 2)||March 26, 1989||September 13, 1956: Summer, 1968||Edwards Air Force Base in Blockfield, California: Waco, Texas||101|
| The pilot episode. Sam Beckett, desperate to prove his time travel theory before the project runs out of funds, leaps before the kinks are worked out of the machine. He ends up leaping into Tom Stratton, the pilot of the experimental Bell X-2 aircraft, and has to pretend to be the pilot while trying to fill in the holes in his "Swiss cheese" memory. Later, Sam leaps into minor league baseball player Tim Fox, and has to win the game. The pitcher that Sam faces looks like a young Nolan Ryan. This episode does not have the usual opening monologue and theme song; rather, it begins with Al flirting with a girl until he gets word that Sam is leaping.
Note: This episode was originally referred to as 'Pilot'. The title 'Genesis' has become more common in syndicated re-runs, especially in its two-part version.
|Star-Crossed||March 31, 1989||June 15, 1972||Lawrence College in Marion, Ohio||102|
| As Gerald Bryant, a lecherous old professor at a private college, Sam's mission is to stop a young coed from ruining her life by entering into an ill-advised marriage with Sam's host, but along the way, Sam tries to change his own history by reuniting Donna, the woman who will later leave him at the altar, with her father before he ships out to Vietnam. A young Teri Hatcher guest-stars as Donna.
|The Right Hand of God||April 7, 1989||October 24, 1974||Sacramento, California||103|
|Sam is Clarence "Kid" Cody, a crooked boxer who must win the championship in order to win the money that his new managers (a group of nuns) need to build a new church. This episode has no major brushes with history, and Sam is also clearly getting better at fitting into character, and changing his character's behavior, without arousing suspicion.|
|How the Tess Was Won||April 14, 1989||August 5, 1956||Texas||104|
| Sam leaps into Daniel "Doc" Young, a veterinarian in rural Texas, and must decide if he needs to win the love of a wealthy Texas rancher or save the life of an important animal. The secret to Sam's leap indicates that this episode specifically takes place just outside of Lubbock, Texas.
|Double Identity||April 21, 1989||November 8, 1965||Brooklyn, New York||105|
|On the eve of the Northeast Blackout of 1965, Sam leaps into Mafia hitman Frankie LaPalma -- and later leaps into Geno Fescotti, the Mafia don, hence the episode's title -- as the Quantum Leap project tries to bring him home. The episode is the first to give a clear indication that Sam & Al's mission might be to align their fictional timeline with the viewer's timeline, as there would be little other reason to trigger the infamous power surge in the Lewiston Robert Moses power plant.|
|The Color of Truth||May 3, 1989||August 8, 1955||Rigada, Alabama||106|
|Sam leaps into Jesse Tyler, an aging black chauffeur in the segregated South. He must save his wealthy white employer (the widow of the former Governor of Alabama) from dying in a car crash, while persuading her to play a more active role in the civil rights movement. This is the first episode where Sam has no love interest — his host is a widower. Al has his first experience being noticed by a human other than Sam, although she only perceives him as a ghostly voice. (This episode is partly an homage to the play Driving Miss Daisy.)|
|Camikazi Kid||May 10, 1989||June 6, 1961||Los Angeles, California||107|
|Sam leaps into Cameron "Cam" Wilson, a high school nerd who must prevent his sister from marrying an abusive man - an incident that reminds Sam of the fate of his own sister. The subject of domestic abuse pervades the episode. There are occasional screwball moments, such as a "brush with history" with a toddler Michael Jackson. Jason Priestley guest stars as a popular kid who has little respect for Sam's host.|
|Play It Again, Seymour||May 17, 1989||April 14, 1953||New York City, New York||108|
|Sam leaps into private investigator Nick Allen looking for the murderer of his partner in a world akin to a Humphrey Bogart film — or possibly, Sam suggests, a mystery novel. His host bears an uncanny resemblance to Bogart, leading to a "brush with history" with a young fan: Woody Allen. Claudia Christian plays Sam's love interest. The episode, and therefore season one, ends with Sam's first-ever leap into a woman. However, the second season was being broadcast in a different order than expected, so the episode to which this teaser alluded, "What Price Gloria?", became the fourth episode of season two.|
Season 2 (1989-1990)
|Title||Original Airdate||Leap Date||Location||#|
|Honeymoon Express||September 20, 1989||1957: April 27, 1960||Unknown: On a train in New York City, New York||201|
| As Tom McBride, a New York City cop on his honeymoon, Sam must save himself from his wife's jealous and sociopathic ex-husband. To make matters worse, the Project's funding is in danger of being cut off, stranding Sam alone in the past, unless he can make a significant change in history... such as preventing the U2 flight from being shot down over Russia.
|Disco Inferno||September 27, 1989||April 1, 1976||Burbank, California||202|
|Sam is unhappy about leaping into stuntman Chad Stone on the set of a disco film, but he must prevent his brother, a fellow stuntman, from being the victim of a freak accident while steering him toward a career in music. This is the first episode in which Sam remembers that he had a brother who died in Vietnam.|
|The Americanization of Machiko||October 11, 1989||August 4, 1953||Oak Creek, Ohio||203|
|Sam is Charles Lee MacKenzie, a US sailor returning from overseas with his Japanese bride after fighting in World War II He lives in a small American town and must help his host's mother accept his new bride, fend off his ex-girlfrind's advances, and fight off racist responses from some of the townspeople.|
|What Price Gloria?||October 25, 1989||October 16, 1961||Detroit, Michigan||204|
|Sam leaps into a woman for the first time, a stunning blonde named Samantha Stormer. He must prevent his host's female roommate from killing herself when her married boyfriend (who is also Sam's host's boss) refuses to divorce his wife. Sam also has to deal with sexual harassment from the same man and deal with Al's attraction for Sam's host.|
|Blind Faith||November 1, 1989||February 6, 1964||New York City, New York||205|
|Sam leaps into Carnegie Hall as Andrew Ross, a blind pianist, he must save the pianist's girlfriend from being killed by a serial killer in New York's Central Park, and convince her mother that he is not bad for her. Her mother begins suspecting that he is not really blind, but Sam is blinded by a camera flash just as he needs to save the girl and thereby convinces her mother that he really is blind.|
|Good Morning, Peoria||November 8, 1989||September 9, 1959||Peoria, Illinois||206|
|Sam leaps into Howlin' Chick Howell, the Wolfman Jack type DJ of a radio station in a city where local politicians are trying to ban rock & roll. He and the station owner barricade themselves in the station and thwart several attempts by the authorities to take the station off the air. Patricia Richardson guest stars. (Evidenced by the title, this episode is a homage to the hit film Good Morning, Vietnam.)|
|Thou Shalt Not...||November 15, 1989||February 2, 1974||Los Angeles, California||207|
|Sam is David Basch, a rabbi who must prevent his brother's family from being torn apart by the death of their son in a plane crash and the mother's subsequent affair. In this episode, Al reveal that his third wife was Jewish during the bat mitzvah of the niece of Sam's host.|
|Jimmy||November 22, 1989||October 14, 1964||Oakland, California||208|
| Sam leaps into Jimmy LaMotta, a mentally handicapped young man that needs to show he can keep his job at the docks or else he will die in a mental institution. Michael Madsen guest stars as a dock worker that teases and intimidates Jimmy for being disabled. It's also revealed that Al had a younger sister who was mentally retarded and died in an institution.
|So Help Me God||November 29, 1989||July 29, 1957||Twelve Oaks, Louisiana||209|
|Sam becomes Leonard Dancey, a defense attorney in a capital murder case, defending a black woman accused of murdering a prominent white man in a town steeped in racism. (Sam even slightly resembles Atticus Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird).|
|Catch A Falling Star||December 6, 1989||May 21, 1979||Syracuse, New York||210|
|Sam is Ray Hutton, the understudy to an alcoholic actor on a way-off-Broadway production of Man of La Mancha. He must prevent the obnoxious actor from ending his career with a drunken fall on stage that breaks his leg. This situation is greatly complicated when Sam decides he doesn't want to leap after meeting his old piano teacher, whom he had a boyhood crush on- and who is in love with Sam's host. John Cullum and Janine Turner (both of Northern Exposure) guest star.|
|A Portrait for Troian||December 13, 1989||February 7, 1971||Los Angeles County, California||211|
|Sam is Timothy Mintz, a parapsychologist working with a young widow who insists that her late husband is haunting her. The Sylmar earthquake and an aftershock occur during the episode. A device that Sam's host invented to record paranormal activity allows those near it to hear Al. Co-executive producer Deborah Pratt, wife of series creator Donald P. Bellisario, guest stars as Troian. Bellisario has a cameo appearance as Mintz's reflection.|
|Animal Frat||January 3, 1990||October 19, 1967||Meeks College in California||212|
| Sam leaps into all-American college jock Knut "Wild Thing" Wileton who must prevent anti-war protests from turning violent and resulting in the destruction of the science block while a student is inside, thus ruining the life of a young woman opposed to the war.
(This episode is an homage to the classic cult film Animal House.)
|Another Mother||January 10, 1990||September 30, 1981||Scottsdale, Arizona||213|
|Sam is Linda Bruckner, the mother of three children, one of whom will disappear in the next 48 hours. Sam must juggle motherhood and his rescue mission while Al watches over the youngest child - a burden made much easier by the fact that he and Al can be seen by the woman's youngest daughter.|
|All Americans||January 17, 1990||November 6, 1962||El Camino High School in Southern California||214|
| Sam leaps into Eddie Vega, a high school football player who must prevent his best friend from throwing the big game and ruining both their chances at college scholarships.
Episode note: Al says that he is watching Super Bowl XXX and that the Steelers are down by three. In fact, six years after the episode was filmed, the Steelers did play the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX and were down by three at one point in the fourth quarter.
|Her Charm||February 7, 1990||September 26, 1973||Boston, Massachusetts||215|
| Sam leaps into Peter Langley, an FBI agent who is protecting a woman in the Federal Witness Protection Program from a deadly Mafia hitman who has an uncanny ability to find them.
Episode note: At the end of this episode Sam meets his former professor who helped him develop the String Theory which leads the Quantum Leap Project.
|Freedom||February 14, 1990||November 22, 1970||Nevada||216|
|Sam leaps into a young imprisoned Native American named George Washaki who is trying to take his dying grandfather back to the reservation where he can die in peace.|
|Good Night, Dear Heart||March 7, 1990||November 9, 1957||Riven Rock, Massachusetts||217|
|A woman's apparent suicide by drowning turns out to be a possible murder tied to her male and female romances, and Sam, as Melvyn Spooner the coroner, must find the truth. Robert Duncan McNeill and Marcia Cross guest star. This episode served as inspiration for issue 9 of the Quantum Leap comic book, which had Sam leaping into Cross's character as she was released from prison on the eve of the Stonewall riots.<ref>Template:Cite comic</ref>|
|Pool Hall Blues||March 14, 1990||September 4, 1954||Chicago, Illinois||218|
|Sam is Charlie "Black Magic" Walters, one of the greatest pool men in America and Al's childhood mentor. He must help his granddaughter keep her nightclub and rescue it from under the corrupting influence of a criminal loan shark.|
|Leaping in Without a Net||March 28, 1990||November 18, 1958||Near Denver, Colorado||219|
|Sam is Victor Panzini, a member of a family of trapeze artists and who must prevent his host's sister from performing a dangerous stunt that will result in her death, a mission which is made more difficult by his fear of heights.|
|Maybe Baby||April 4, 1990||March 11, 1963||Near Abilene, Texas||220|
|Sam leaps into the body of a bouncer named Buster, in the middle of an infant kidnapping scheme, with a ditsy, compulsive liar as his partner (Julie Brown). Sam and Al cannot agree on whether Sam is there to help the pair succeed or return the baby to its rightful guardian.|
|Sea Bride||May 2, 1990||June 3, 1954||On the RMS Queen Mary in the Upper New York Bay||221|
|Sam leaps into Phillip Dumont, the ex-husband of a young heiress who is preparing to marry a gangster aboard a cruise ship, and Sam must get them back together.|
|M.I.A.||May 9, 1990||April 1, 1969||San Diego, California||222|
|Sam leaps into police detective Jake Rawlings, and is caught between two missions; saving his partner's life and preventing a young woman from losing hope for her husband who is MIA in Vietnam... a situation made even more awkward by the fact that the woman in question is Al's first wife.
Episode Note: This is the first episode that doesn't show where Sam leaps to next in the end. Sam would revisit Al's wife at the end of the series final episode.
Season 3 (1990-1991)
|Title||Original Airdate||Leap Date||Location||#|
|The Leap Home||September 28, 1990||November 25, 1969||Elk Ridge, Indiana||301|
|Sam leaps into himself as a high school teenager and attempts to change the lives of his father, younger sister and older brother.|
|The Leap Home Part II - Vietnam||October 5, 1990||April 7, 1970||Vietnam||302|
| Sam leaps into Herbert "Magic" Williams, a soldier in his brother's platoon in Vietnam, where he is given the chance to keep his brother from dying, but at a terrible price.
Episode Note: Maggie, a news reporter, is able to see Al right before she dies.
|Leap of Faith||October 12, 1990||August 19, 1963||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||303|
|Sam leaps into Father Francis Giuseppe "Frank" Pistano who must help prevent a fellow man of the cloth from losing his faith and self-control.|
|One Strobe over the Line||October 19, 1990||June 15, 1965||New York City, New York||304|
|As Karl Granson, a well-known fashion photographer, Sam must protect a female fashion model from overdosing on illicit drugs.|
|The Boogieman||October 26, 1990||October 31, 1964||Coventry, Maine||305|
| Sam leaps into horror novelist Joshua Rae and fails to prevent several suspicious deaths caused by the Devil himself, who resents Sam "putting right what I made wrong."
|Miss Deep South||November 2, 1990||June 7, 1958||Mississippi||306|
|Sam leaps into Darlene Monty, a beauty pageant contestant who must protect a naive fellow contestant from ruining her life by posing for nude photographs, and in the process must ensure that his host places at least third in the pageant so that she can win a scholarship and become a doctor.|
|Black on White on Fire||November 9, 1990||August 11, 1965||Watts, Los Angeles, California||307|
|Sam leaps into an African-American named Ray Harper, a medical student dating a white woman on the eve of the Watts Riots. He must prevent his host's girlfriend from being killed, while persuading her that they need to stay in Watts.|
|The Great Spontini||November 16, 1990||May 9, 1974||Oakland, California||308|
|Sam leaps into a traveling amateur magician called Harry Spontini (a person similar to Harry Houdini), he must perform some real magic to prevent losing custody of his young daughter to his ex-wife (mirroring Kramer vs. Kramer), as well as save the girl from performing a dangerous trick that will go badly wrong.|
|Rebel Without a Clue||November 30, 1990||September 1, 1958||near Big Sur, California||309|
|Sam leaps into Shane "Funny Bone" Thomas, a member of a biker gang where he meets a truck stop restaurant owner who lost his son to the war and an idealistic young woman who is going to die unless she gives up her reckless dream of living the hard life of Jack Kerouac. Diedrich Bader and Josie Bissett guest star.|
|A Little Miracle||December 21, 1990||December 24, 1962||New York City, New York||310|
|Sam leaps into Reginald Pearson, an assistant to a Scrooge-like industrialist who is bent on demolishing a Salvation Army mission, forcing Sam and Al to literally 'Scrooge' him by showing him his past, present and future (a task made easier by the fact that his brain waves are so similar to Sam's that he can see Al). Charles Rocket guest stars.|
|Runaway||January 4, 1991||July 4, 1964||Carbon County, Wyoming||311|
|Sam leaps into Butchie Rickett, a 13-year-old boy who is on a family roadtrip from which the mother will soon disappear, while also dealing with the bullying of his host's older sister.|
|8 1/2 Months||March 6, 1991||November 15, 1955||Claremore, Oklahoma||312|
|Sam leaps into Billie Jean Crockett, a pregnant teenager who needs to keep her baby and obtain the support of her father, a fact made all the more confusing by the fact that Sam still seems to be pregnant even though he lacks the 'equipment' to carry a child...|
|Future Boy||March 13, 1991||October 6, 1957||St. Louis, Missouri||313|
| Sam leaps into Kenny Sharp, (a.k.a Future Boy) an actor on a children's sci-fi show and must work quickly to keep his eccentric co-star from being killed or committed to a mental institution. In the process, Sam learns, much to his surprise, that the actor has independently come up with Sam's own 'string theory' of Quantum Leaping.
Episode Note: In the end of the episode, Kenny's (Sam's) co-host reads a fan letter on the last episode of the children's series he stars in. The letter is from Sam himself, but as a child. This event shows how Sam acquired "the string theory."
|Private Dancer||March 20, 1991||October 6, 1979||New York City, New York||314|
|Sam is Rod McCarty, (a.k.a. "Rod the Bod") a Chippendales dancer who must help a deaf woman find success as a professional dancer, before she goes down a road of prostitution and dies of AIDS. Real-life choreographer Debbie Allen guest stars as the head of a dance studio.|
|Piano Man||March 27, 1991||November 10, 1985||Tularosa, New Mexico||315|
| Sam leaps into Joey DeNardo, (a.k.a Chuck Danner) a lounge singer in the witness protection program who must keep himself and his accident-prone girlfriend from being killed for the murder he witnessed three years ago.|
Scott Bakula wrote and performed the song "Somewhere in the Night."
|Southern Comforts||April 3, 1991||August 4, 1961||New Orleans, Louisiana||316|
|Sam leaps into the owner of a New Orleans brothel named Gilbert LaBonte to prevent one of his girls from disappearing after a confrontation with her abusive husband. David Graf and Dan Butler guest star.|
|Glitter Rock||April 10, 1991||April 12, 1974||Detroit, Michigan||317|
|Sam is Geoffrey "Tonic" Mole, the lead singer of a KISS-inspired rock band who in the original history was murdered following a concert; Sam must find out whether it was the manager, a band member, a random fan, or his host's estranged son who did it, and stop them before the deed can take place. 60's singer Peter Noone appears as the band's manager.|
|A Hunting We Will Go||April 18, 1991||June 18, 1976||Arkansas||318|
|Sam leaps into Gordon O'Reilly, a bounty hunter handcuffed to a compulsively lying woman who is suspecting of embezzling a large sum of money, and must decide whether his mission is to help the woman escape or bring her to justice.|
|Last Dance Before An Execution||May 1, 1991||May 12, 1971||Tallahassee, Florida||319|
|Sam leaps into Jesus Ortega, a man about to be executed by the electric chair, until he is suddenly given a temporary 48-hour reprieve to (apparently) try to prove his innocence.|
|Heart of a Champion||May 8, 1991||July 23, 1955||Atlanta, Georgia||320|
|Sam leaps into Terry Sammis (aka "Nikolai"), a professional wrestler who must prevent his brother from dying of a heart attack in the championship match.|
|Nuclear Family||May 15, 1991||October 26, 1962||South Florida||321|
|Sam leaps into Eddie Elroy, a college student helping his brother sell nuclear bomb shelters during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and must prevent their neighbor from being shot during a false alarm.|
|Shock Theater||May 22, 1991||October 3, 1954||Havenwell, Pennsylvania||322|
|Sam leaps into a depressed mental patient named Sam Beiderman, who receives shock therapy as soon as Sam leaps in. This causes Sam's ego to become displaced, resulting in him assuming the identities of people he has leaped into before. It's up to Al to complete Sam's mission by helping a mentally challenged young man learn how to read, which he is able to do when he discovers that he and Sam can be seen by mentally insane people; he must also find a way to restore Sam's ego so he can leap, or else risk losing contact with Sam forever.|
Season 4 (1991-1992)
|Title||Original Airdate||Leap Date||Location||#|
|The Leap Back||September 18, 1991||June 15, 1945||Crown Point, Indiana||401|
| Sam and Al switch roles after a lightning strike. This allows Sam to return home to his wife, but when Al leaps into Captain Tom Jarrett, he is set to be killed by his lover's jealous ex-fiance, Sam must act as his hologram in order to save Al and continue to leap through time.
Episode Note: In this, the first appearance of present day Quantum Leap Laboratories, Ziggy is revealed to be female in personality and voice (something which is suggested elsewhere in the series by both Al and Sam referring to Ziggy as "her" and "she" in previous episodes), and is said to have a 1TFlop processing capacity. Although consistent with the top Supercomputer power in 1999<ref>http://www.top500.org/lists/2007/11/performance_development</ref>, the 100GB storage suggests she only has one hard drive.
|Play Ball||September 25, 1991||August 6, 1961||Galveston, Texas||402|
|Sam is a washed-out baseball player named Lester "Doc" Fuller who has to help a younger and angrier player get into the major leagues, the player reminding him of Al when they first met.|
|Hurricane||October 2, 1991||August 17, 1969||Jackson Point, Mississippi||403|
|Sam leaps into Archie Necaise, a small-town sheriff in the middle of Hurricane Camille. He must keep his host's girlfriend from being killed in the storm... or by anyone else.|
|Justice||October 9, 1991||May 11, 1965||Alabama||404|
|Sam leaps into a man named Clyde just as he is about to join the Ku Klux Klan, out of respect for the racist family he has married into. He must prevent a black civil rights leader from being lynched by the Klan while trying to explain to his host's son the evils of racism, and simultaneously not act so 'out of character' that he is kicked out(or hung himself) before he can change things. Noble Willingham and Michael Beach guest star.|
|Permanent Wave||October 16, 1991||June 2, 1983||Beverly Hills, California||405|
|Sam is Frank Bianca, a male hair stylist living with his girlfriend, a single mother. When the kid witnesses a murder of a mall drugstore clerk, Sam must prevent the killer from getting rid of any loose ends. Joseph Gordon-Levitt guest star.|
|Raped||October 30, 1991||June 20, 1980||Mill Valley, California||406|
|Sam leaps into Katie McBain, a woman who has just been raped by the town's all-American boy. He must make sure that justice is done, resulting in the woman herself being brought into the Imaging Chamber to testify at her trial. It loosely represents the Alex Andrew Kelly case.|
|The Wrong Stuff||November 6, 1991||January 24, 1961||Cape Canaveral, Florida||407|
|In a very bizarre one-off out-of-human host, Sam leaps into one of a group of chimps named Bobo that are bound to be destroyed in an Air Force testing experiment.|
|Dreams||November 13, 1991||February 28, 1979||Malibu, California||408|
|Sam leaps into a cop named Lt. Jack Stone just as he finds a man accused of murdering his wife, before killing himself and emotionally crippling their children. He must uncover a childhood trauma of the man he leaped into (which has unfortunately remained in Sam's head after the Leap) and catch a murderer before his host becomes the next victim.|
|A Single Drop of Rain||November 20, 1991||September 7, 1953||Clover Bend, Arkansas||409|
|Sam is William "Billy" Beaumont, the leader of a group of traveling rainmakers in a farming community suffering from a drought, who has to make it rain while preventing his host's brother's wife from running away with him.|
|Unchained||November 27, 1991||November 2, 1956||Talawaga County in a state bordering Louisiana||410|
| Sam is an escaped convict named Chance Terence Cole who is chained to his partner in crime.
(This episode is a homage to the 1950s film The Defiant Ones.)
|The Play's the Thing||January 8, 1992||September 9, 1969||New York City, New York||411|
|Sam leaps into a man named Joe Thurlow who's dating an older woman and must convince her not to return to her square, small-town life. Along the way he has to perform in an off-broadway production of 'Hamlet' in the nude.|
|Running For Honor||January 15, 1992||June 11, 1964||Prescott College just outside of Lakeside, Michigan||412|
|Sam leaps into Thomas "Tommy" H. York, an honor-roll cadet at a Naval Academy who might be gay. His roommate was kicked out of the Naval Academy for being gay and Sam must stop his former roommate from being killed by a bigoted gang of midshipmen, while also dealing with Al's own homophobia.|
|Temptation Eyes||January 22, 1992||February 1, 1985||San Francisco, California||413|
|Sam is a television reporter named Dylan Powell who needs the help of an attractive psychic (who can see who he really is) to try to track down a serial killer in San Francisco.|
|The Last Gunfighter||January 29, 1992||November 28, 1957||Coffin, Arizona||414|
|Sam is a retired gunfighter named Tyler Means who's living with his family in an Old West town that is used for tourism and films. He must face his former partner, who wants to kill Sam because his host stole his heroic antics for his own, while also preventing his host's grandson from ruining his life after his image of his grandfather is ruined.|
|A Song for the Soul||February 26, 1992||April 7, 1963||Chicago, Illinois||415|
|Sam leaps into a member of an all-girl R&B trio named Cheree and must prevent one of the singers from signing a cheap contract and ruining their lives.|
|Ghost Ship||March 4, 1992||August 13, 1956||Flying in and out of the Bermuda Triangle||416|
|Sam leaps into a copilot of an air taxi named Francis "Eddie" Brackett that is transporting two young newlyweds, one of whom is very sick with appendicitis. But that's the least of his worries when the plane flies into the Bermuda Triangle and he loses contact with Al and Quantum Leap... Carla Gugino guest stars as a sick woman.|
|Roberto!||March 11, 1992||January 27, 1982||Destiny, New Mexico||417|
|Sam is Roberto Gutierrez, a Geraldo Rivera-inspired talk-show host who works with his co-worker to unmask a local fertilizer and pesticide plant that is researching and producing chemical weapons... before they're silenced. Delane Matthews and Jerry Hardin guest star.|
|It's A Wonderful Leap||April 1, 1992||May 10, 1958||New York City, New York||418|
|Sam is a taxicab driver named Max Greenman in New York City trying to earn enough money to get his father his own medallion. Along the way he meets a woman who claims to be an angel and can see Al, believing him to be the devil.|
|Moments to Live||April 8, 1992||May 4, 1985||Los Angeles, California||419|
|Sam leaps into Kyle Hart, a soap opera actor who is kidnapped by an obsessed fan who wants him to father her baby... and, in the original history, his host ended up wandering the countryside with a gunshot wound to the head that rendered him totally amnesiac.|
|The Curse of Ptah-Hotep||April 22, 1992||March 2, 1957||The tomb of Ptahhotep in Saqqara, Egypt||420|
|Sam leaps into Dale Conway, who is part of an archeology team that has just unearthed the tomb of the Pharaoh Ptah-Hotep, but the find carries with it a terrible curse.|
|Stand Up||May 13, 1992||April 30, 1959||A casino in Las Vegas, Nevada||421|
|Sam is part of a trio comedy act named Davey Parker, with his male and female partner so in love with each other that they cannot face it. Sam must get the couple to see that they love each other, and prevent one of the comedians from being killed by the Mafia. Bob Saget and Amy Yasbeck guest star.|
|A Leap for Lisa||May 20, 1992||June 25, 1957||A U. S. Navy Base in Torre Pines on the beach||422|
|Sam leaps into a younger Al who is on trial for the murder and rape of his commander's wife, but when Sam's actions unintentionally prevent the witness whose testimony cleared Al in the real history from testifying before she dies, things take a turn for the worse as Sam suddenly finds himself with a renamed Ziggy (Now called 'Alpha'), a married Gushie and Tina, and a new Observer (guest star Roddy McDowall) Terry Farrell and Charles Rocket guest star.|
Season 5 (1992-1993)
|Title||Original Airdate||Leap Date||Location||#|
|Lee Harvey Oswald (Part 1)||September 22, 1992||October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963||Various Places||501|
|Lee Harvey Oswald (Part 2)||September 22, 1992||October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963||Various Places||502|
|Sam leaps into various points in Lee Harvey Oswald's life in an effort to seemingly prevent him from killing President John F. Kennedy, but the objective is made more complex by the fact that their minds are merging; if Al can't bring Sam back, it will be Sam Beckett who pulls the trigger on Kennedy that fateful day in Dallas. In the end, Sam leaps into Secret Service agent Clint Hill who climbed on the back limousine during the assasination. In the episode dénouement Al reveals that an alternate history had previously occured where Jackie_Kennedy also died and Sam's actual mission was to save her.|
|Leaping of the Shrew||September 29, 1992||September 27, 1956||Somewhere in the Aegean Sea||503|
|Sam finds his patience tested when he leaps into Nikos Stathatos aboard a lifeboat with a bratty, self-obsessed heiress and ends up stuck on an island with her from which they will not be rescued for nine years... Brooke Shields guest stars.|
|Nowhere to Run||October 6, 1992||August 10, 1968||A Veterans Hospital in San Diego, California||504|
|Sam leaps into a legless Vietnam vet named Ronald Miller in a veterans' hospital and must save the life of a quadriplegic soldier while still keeping his wife from leaving him so that his eldest son can save a tank troop in the Gulf War. Michael Boatman, Jennifer Aniston and Judith Hoag guest star.|
|Killin' Time||October 20, 1992||June 18, 1958||Pine County, Oklahoma||505|
|Sam leaps into a dangerous criminal named Leon Styles who has taken a mother and her young daughter hostage. Meanwhile, Al must find the homicidal Styles, who has escaped from the project waiting room, leaving Gushie to act as a temporary Observer. Cameron Dye and Beverley Mitchell guest star.|
|Star Light, Star Bright||October 27, 1992||May 21, 1966||Charlemont, Massachusetts||506|
|Sam is Maxwell Stoddard, an eccentric grandfather living with his son and his family. He must prevent his teenage grandson from running away and getting caught up in the drug culture while also preventing the grandfather from being sent to a mental institution for his wild stories about UFOs. Anne Lockhart and Guy Boyd guest star.|
|Deliver Us From Evil||November 10, 1992||March 19, 1966||Oakland, California||507|
|Sam leaps back into Jimmy LaMotta, but is perplexed when he finds that the happy future he supposedly ensured in his previous leap is not taking place, and his brother's marriage is falling apart. Shortly thereafter, Sam finds something he never expected; a female quantum leaper named Alia, apparently there to "put wrong what once went right". Carolyn Seymour and Kristen Cloke guest star.|
|Trilogy (Part 1: One Little Heart)||November 17, 1992||August 8, 1955||Potterville, Louisiana||508|
|Trilogy (Part 2: For Your Love)||November 24, 1992||June 14, 1966||Potterville, Louisiana||509|
|Trilogy (Part 3: The Last Door)||November 24, 1992||July 28, 1978||Potterville, Louisiana||510|
|In a three-part story arc, Sam leaps into various people in a small Southern town in an effort to break a family curse that is tormenting a young girl, protect her from a woman who is convinced that the girl killed her husband and daughter, and ensure that another young girl grows up to work for the Quantum Leap Project... specifically, Sam's own daughter. Meg Foster, Max Wright, and Melora Hardin guest star.|
|Promised Land||December 15, 1992||December 22, 1971||Elk Ridge, Indiana||511|
|Sam leaps into his hometown in the middle of a bank robbery as Willie Walters, Jr.|
|A Tale of Two Sweeties||January 5, 1993||February 25, 1958||Miami, Florida||512|
|Sam finds himself between the proverbial rock and hard place when he leaps into a bigamist named Martin Joseph "Marty" Ellroy, Sr., with a 50% chance of picking the right family to stay with.|
|Liberation||January 12, 1993||October 16, 1968||A city in Connecticut near a college||513|
|Sam leaps into a housewife named Margaret Sanders who must convince her husband that the family can survive and even thrive with feminism. He must also persuade the daughter that advances for women must come about through nonviolent means and persuade a woman working in the husband's firm to be more assertive about her ideas for the company. Max Gail guest stars.|
|Dr. Ruth||January 19, 1993||April 25, 1985||New York City/Manhattan, New York||514|
|As the famous sex doctor Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Sam must help a woman stand up to the sexual harassment of her boss and get his coworkers together, while the real Doctor Ruth helps Al deal with his fear of abandonment and his inability to tell a woman that he loves her.|
|Blood Moon||February 9, 1993||March 10, 1975||Outside of London, England||515|
|Sam leaps into an eccentric artist named Lord Nigel Corrington who lives a strange, gothic lifestyle. He has only a few hours to save his wife from a grisly death, supposedly at the hands of a vampire, while dealing with Al's own conviction that his host actually is the walking dead.|
|Return of the Evil Leaper||February 23, 1993||October 8, 1956||North Falls, New York||516|
|As a nerdy college kid who dresses up as a superhero named Arnold Watkins, Sam must stop a fraternity from holding chicken races as part of their initiation while back in the waiting room, Al must convince Sam's host to give up his dangerous lifestyle and help him deal with the murder of his parents. However, the sudden return of the Evil Leaper makes the task significantly harder. Neil Patrick Harris guest stars.|
|Revenge of the Evil Leaper||February 23, 1993||September 16, 1987||Mallard, Ohio||517|
| Leaping into Elizabeth Tate in a women's prison (accompanied by Alia), Sam must keep the reformed Evil Leaper from being caught by her former Observer while also trying to keep his host from being executed for the murder of a fellow inmate.
|Goodbye Norma Jean||March 2, 1993||April 4, 1960||Hollywood, California||518|
|Sam is Dennis Boardman, the chauffeur of Marilyn Monroe and must help the unhappy star stay alive to make one final movie.|
|The Beast Within||March 16, 1993||November 6, 1972||Washington at the mountains||519|
|Sam is a Vietnam War veteran named Henry Adams living in the forest with an epileptic fellow veteran who will die unless he gets his medicine. However, he is opposed in this task by the sheriff living in town, who served in the same unit and doesn't want to face his past.|
|The Leap Between The States||March 30, 1993||September 20, 1862||Mansfield County, Virginia||520|
|Breaking all the rules of Quantum Leaping, Sam leaps along his genetic line and finds himself in the American Civil War as his great-grandfather, Captain John Beckett, of the Union Army. While helping the underground railroad smuggle a family that one of which is the grandfather of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to freedom, Sam must also win the heart of his great-grandmother, or he may be erased from existence.|
|Memphis Melody||April 20, 1993||July 3, 1954||Memphis, Tennessee||521|
| As Elvis Presley, Sam must help a struggling female musician, but at the same time must ensure that he doesn't prevent the king of rock n' roll from being discovered.
Last brush with History: Sam is preceded onstage at a talent show by a blond seven-year-old with sunglasses and a saxophone, introduced as "Little Billy C. from Hope, Arkansas". Could it be future President Bill Clinton?
|Mirror Image||May 5, 1993||August 8, 1953: April 3, 1969||Cokeburg, Pennsylvania: San Diego, California||522|
| Sam arrives at a mining town as himself on the date and hour that he was born. Patrons of the town bar look familiar from past leaps, other patrons seem to be leapers, and the bartender implies that he might be God, Fate or Time. While trying to figure things out, Sam has to help save some trapped miners, regain contact with Al, and decide whether or not to continue leaping. He eventually decides to continue leaping in exchange for the chance to re-visit one of his previous leaps. In the last few minutes of the show, Sam appears to Al's first wife, Beth, and this time he tells her that Al is alive in a POW camp and will return home to her.
This category has only the following subcategory.
Pages in category "Episodes"
The following 76 pages are in this category, out of 76 total.