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The Quantum Leap Episode Guide


(Version 4.7h - Revised June 22, 1994, HTML version April 1995)

Maintained by Anita Kilgour (akilgour@Thinkage.On.CA)
Special Credit work thank-yous to: Ailsa Jenkins (arkhive@apusapus.demon.co.uk)
Special thanks to Jason E. Dzembo, Debbie Brown and Kitty Woldow
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[Note from Anita: Many thanks to various people who've sent me further information and credit/award news. MUCHO thanks to Ailsa Jenkins who has been going through the Trilogy/Evil Leaper stuff and breaking up the cast lists. Enjoy folks!]

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Episode
Number  Air Date        Title                           Leapdate

First Season


001a    26-Mar-1989    Pilot Movie (aka "Genesis")     13-Sep-1956 Thu
001b                   		      		      Summer, 1968       
002     31-Mar-1989    Star-Crossed                    15-Jun-1972 Thu
003      7-Apr-1989    The Right Hand of God           24-Oct-1974 Thu
004     14-Apr-1989    How The Tess Was Won             5-Aug-1956 Sun
005     21-Apr-1989    Double Identity                  8-Nov-1965 Mon
006      3-May-1989    The Color of Truth               8-Aug-1955 Mon
007     10-May-1989    Camikazi Kid                     6-Jun-1961 Tue
008     17-May-1989    Play It Again, Seymour          14-Apr-1953 Tue
				      
				      
Second Season			      				       
				      
009     20-Sep-1989    Honeymoon Express               27-Apr-1960 Wed
010     27-Sep-1989    Disco Inferno                    1-Apr-1976 Thu
011     11-Oct-1989    The Americanization of Machiko   4-Aug-1953 Tue
012     26-Oct-1989    What Price Gloria?              16-Oct-1961 Mon
013      1-Nov-1989    Blind Faith                      6-Feb-1964 Thu
014      8-Nov-1989    Good Morning, Peoria             9-Sep-1959 Wed
015     15-Nov-1989    Thou Shalt Not...                2-Feb-1974 Sat
016     22-Nov-1989    Jimmy                           14-Oct-1964 Wed
017     29-Nov-1989    So Help Me God                  29-Jul-1957 Mon
018      6-Dec-1989    Catch A Falling Star            21-May-1979 Mon
019     13-Dec-1989    A Portrait for Troian            7-Feb-1971 Sun
020      3-Jan-1990    Animal Frat                     19-Oct-1967 Thu
021     10-Jan-1990    Another Mother                  30-Sep-1981 Wed
022     17-Jan-1990    All-Americans                    6-Nov-1962 Tue
023      7-Feb-1990    Her Charm                       26-Sep-1973 Wed
024     14-Feb-1990    Freedom                         22-Nov-1970 Sun
025      7-Mar-1990    Good Night, Dear Heart           9-Nov-1957 Sat
026     14-Mar-1990    Pool Hall Blues                  4-Sep-1954 Sat
027     28-Mar-1990    Leaping In Without a Net        18-Nov-1958 Tue
028      4-Apr-1990    Maybe Baby                      11-Mar-1963 Mon
029      2-May-1990    Sea Bride                        3-Jun-1954 Thu
030      9-May-1990    M.I.A.                           1-Apr-1969 Tue
				      
				      
Third Season	      				       
				      
031     28-Sep-1990    The Leap Home                   25-Nov-1969 Tue
032      5-Oct-1990    The Leap Home, Part II (Vietnam) 7-Apr-1970 Tue
033     12-Oct-1990    Leap of Faith                   19-Aug-1963 Mon
034     19-Oct-1990    One Strobe Over the Line        15-Jun-1965 Tue
035     26-Oct-1990    The Boogieman *                 31-Oct-1964 Sat
036      2-Nov-1990    Miss Deep South                  7-Jun-1958 Sat
037      9-Nov-1990    Black On White On Fire          11-Aug-1965 Wed
038     16-Nov-1990    The Great Spontini               9-May-1974 Thu
039     30-Nov-1990    Rebel Without a Clue             1-Sep-1958 Mon
040     21-Dec-1990    A Little Miracle                24-Dec-1962 Mon
041      4-Jan-1991    Runaway                          4-Jul-1964 Sat
042      6-Mar-1991    8 1/2 Months                    15-Nov-1955 Tue
043     13-Mar-1991    Future Boy                       6-Oct-1957 Sun
044     20-Mar-1991    Private Dancer                   6-Oct-1979 Sat
045     27-Mar-1991    Piano Man                       10-Nov-1985 Sun
046      3-Apr-1991    Southern Comforts                4-Aug-1961 Fri
047     10-Apr-1991    Glitter Rock                    12-Apr-1974 Fri
048     18-Apr-1991    A-Hunting We Will Go            18-Jun-1976 Fri
049      1-May-1991    Last Dance Before An Execution  12-May-1971 Wed
050      8-May-1991    Heart of a Champion             23-Jul-1955 Sat
051     15-May-1991    Nuclear Family                  26-Oct-1962 Fri
052     22-May-1991    Shock Theater                    2-Oct-1954 Sat
				      
				      
Fourth Season			      			       
				      
053     18-Sep-1991    The Leap Back                   15-Jun-1945 Fri
054     25-Sep-1991    Play Ball                        6-Aug-1961 Sun
055      2-Oct-1991    Hurricane                       17-Aug-1969 Sun
056      9-Oct-1991    Justice                         11-May-1965 Tue
057     16-Oct-1991    Permanent Wave                   2-Jun-1983 Thu
058     30-Oct-1991    Raped                           20-Jun-1980 Fri
059      6-Nov-1991    The Wrong Stuff                 24-Jan-1961 Tue
060     13-Nov-1991    Dreams                          28-Feb-1979 Wed
061     20-Nov-1991    A Single Drop of Rain            7-Sep-1953 Mon
062     27-Nov-1991    Unchained                        2-Nov-1956 Fri
063      8-Jan-1992    The Play's the Thing             9-Sep-1969 Tue
064     15-Jan-1992    Running For Honor               11-Jun-1964 Thu
065     22-Jan-1992    Temptation Eyes                  1-Feb-1985 Fri
066     29-Jan-1992    The Last Gunfighter             28-Nov-1957 Thu
067     26-Feb-1992    A Song for the Soul              7-Apr-1963 Sun
068      4-Mar-1992    Ghost Ship                      13-Aug-1956 Mon
069     11-Mar-1992    Roberto!                        27-Jan-1982 Wed
070      1-Apr-1992    It's A Wonderful Leap           10-May-1958 Sat
071      8-Apr-1992    Moments to Live                  4-May-1985 Sat
072     22-Apr-1992    The Curse of Ptah-Hotep          2-Mar-1957 Sat
073     13-May-1992    Stand Up                        30-Apr-1959 Thu
074     20-May-1992    A Leap For Lisa                 25-Jun-1957 Tue
				      
				      
Fifth Season			      				       
				      
075a    22-Sep-1992    Lee Harvey Oswald               21-Mar-1963 Thu
075b                   		      		        5-Oct-1957 Sat    
075c                   		      		        6-Jan-1959 Tue    
075d                   		      		       21-Oct-1959 Wed    
075e                   		      		       10-Apr-1963 Wed    
075f                   		      		        9-Aug-1963 Fri    
075g                   		      		       21-Nov-1963 Thu    
075h                   		      		       22-Nov-1963 Fri    
076     29-Sep-1992    Leaping of The Shrew            27-Sep-1956 Thu
077      6-Oct-1992    Nowhere to Run                  10-Aug-1968 Sat
078     20-Oct-1992    Killin' Time                    18-Jun-1958 Wed
079     27-Oct-1992    Star Light, Star Bright         21-May-1966 Sat
080     10-Nov-1992    Deliver Us From Evil            19-Mar-1966 Sat
081     17-Nov-1992    Trilogy, Part I                  8-Aug-1955 Mon
082     24-Nov-1992    Trilogy, Part II                14-Jun-1966 Tue
083     24-Nov-1992    Trilogy, Part III               28-Jul-1978 Fri
084     15-Dec-1992    Promised Land                   22-Dec-1971 Wed
085      5-Jan-1993    A Tale Of Two Sweeties          25-Feb-1958 Tue
086     12-Jan-1993    Liberation                      16-Oct-1968 Wed
087     19-Jan-1993    Dr. Ruth                        25-Apr-1985 Thu
088      9-Feb-1993    Blood Moon                      10-Mar-1975 Mon
089     23-Feb-1993    Return                           8-Oct-1956 Mon
090     23-Feb-1993    Revenge                         16-Sep-1987 Wed
091      2-Mar-1993    Goodbye Norma Jean               4-Apr-1960 Mon
092     16-Mar-1993    The Beast Within                 6-Nov-1972 Mon
093     30-Mar-1993    The Leap Between The States     20-Sep-1862 Sat
094     20-Apr-1993    Memphis Melody                   3-Jul-1954 Sat
095      5-May-1993    Mirror Image                     8-Aug-1953 Sat



EPISODE ENTRIES First Season Title: Pilot Movie (aka "Genesis") Leapdate: September 13, 1956 Episode Number: 001 Air Date: March 26, 1989 Writer: Donald P. Bellisario Director: David Hemmings Guest Cast: Jennifer Runyon, John Allen Nelson, W. K. Stratton, Newell Alexander, Lee DeBroux, Larry Poindexter, Bruce McGill Awards: Emmy Winner: Cinematography: Roy Wagner Although the project isn't ready yet, Sam hops into the Accelerator and leaps. As Tom Stratton, an Air Force test pilot, Sam finds his memory Swiss cheesed, with only enough left to know that he is not where or when he belongs. Al explains that the project has gone awry and that the only way Sam can leap out is by flying the X-2 to Mach 3. Instead, Sam leaps after saving his wife and child, only to find that rather than leaping home, he's leapt into Ken Fox, a minor league baseball player in Texas, at the end of the 1968 season, where he must make the winning play in order to leap.
Title: Star-Crossed Leapdate: June 15, 1972 Episode Number: 002 Air Date: March 31, 1989 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Mark Sobel Guest Cast: Teri Hatcher, Leslie Sachs, Michael Gregory, Michael McGrady As Dr. Gerald Bryant, a literature professor at the Ohio college attended by his one-time fiancee, Sam has to prevent an amorous co-ed from attach- ing to him and ruining her life. Despite threats to his job, Al gives Sam the information he needs to reunite his star-crossed lover with her father and, maybe, give himself a second shot at marriage.
Title: The Right Hand of God Leapdate: October 24, 1974 Episode Number: 003 Air Date: April 7, 1989 Writer: John Hill Director: Gilbert Shilton Guest Cast: Guy Stockwell, Michelle Joyner, Teri Copley, Alex Colon, Nancy Culp Having leaped into Kid Cody, a boxer on the take, Sam has to win the championship to fund a new church for his trainers, a group of nuns. Sam must face the bookie who counts on him to take a dive in the final bout, and, with the help of several trainers, streaking, and Al's appearance in the ring to guide his punches, Sam wins the bout and finances the chapel.
Title: How the Tess Was Won Leapdate: August 5, 1956 Episode Number: 004 Air Date: April 14, 1989 Writer: Deborah Arakelian Director: Ivan Dixon Guest Cast: Lance LeGault, Kari Lizer, Marshall R. Teague, Scott Fults As a veterinarian in rural Texas, Sam's mission appears to be winning the love of an heiress to a large ranch. Sabotaged by another suitor, Sam fails and finds that his true goal was to save the life of a sick piglet, and to help an unnamed cohort with a task he's performing.
Title: Double Identity Leapdate: November 8, 1965 Episode Number: 005 Air Date: April 21, 1989 Writer: Donald P. Bellisario Director: Aaron Lipstadt Guest Cast: Terri Garber, Michael Genovese, Joe Santos, Tom Silardi, Page Moseley, Nick Cassavetes Awards: Winner: Emmy - Hairstyling: Virginia Kerns Though his goal as a mafia hitman named Frankie is unclear, Sam follows a list of instructions, supplied by Ziggy in an effort to bring Sam back to the Project. These instructions result in the Great East Coast Blackout and, rather than leaping home, Sam finds himself in the life of the mafia don who's been jealously preventing a romance between Frankie and the don's girlfriend. Sam believes he knows his mission, and publicly announces Frankie's marriage to the girlfriend, putting himself in a position to call a winning Bingo number.
Title: The Color of Truth Leapdate: August 8, 1955 Episode Number: 006 Air Date: May 3, 1989 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Michael Vejar Guest Cast: Susan French, Royce D. Applegate, Michael D. Roberts, James Ingersoll, Kimberly Bailey Awards: Lillian Gish Women in Film Award for Best Writing in a Drama Series: Deborah Pratt In the life of Jesse Tyler, an aging black man, Sam must face discrimin- ation in the South while trying to prevent the death of an elderly white woman. Actions motivated by his own belief in equality cause violent reactions, as Sam tries to convince one of the pillars of the community to change her views on racism and the futility of trying to change a society for the better.
Title: Camikazi Kid Leapdate: June 6, 1961 Episode Number: 007 Air Date: May 10, 1989 Writer: Paul Brown Director: Alan J. Levi Guest Cast: Romy Windsor, Kevin Blair, Robert Costanzo, Holly Fields, Jason Priestly, Richard McGonagle, Janet Carroll As a high school nerd, Sam is required to prevent the marriage of his sister to an abusive drinker, with the wedding only three days away. By drag racing the prospective husband, beating him with a car that couldn't have won without nitrous oxide, Sam shows the groom's true tendencies.
Title: Play It Again, Seymour Leapdate: April 14, 1953 Episode Number: 008 Air Date: May 17, 1989 Writer: Teleplay: Scott Shepard & Donald P. Bellisario Story: Tom Blomquist, Scott Shepard, & Donald P. Bellisario Director: Aaron Lipstadt Guest Cast: Claudia Christian, Willie Garson, Paul Linke With looks that could double for Humphrey Bogart, Sam is Nic Allen, a private investigator looking for the murderer of his partner and, if he doesn't find the answer in time, himself. The case is solved with a number of Casablanca references as Sam launches a new pulp novelist along the way.

Second Season Awards: Emmy Nomination - Best Drama Title: Honeymoon Express Leapdate: April 27, 1960 Episode Number: 009 Air Date: September 20, 1989 Writer: Donald P. Bellisario Director: Aaron Lipstadt Guest Cast: Alice Adair, Mathieu Carriere, Hank Rolike, Warren Frost, James Mastrantanio As Tom McBride, a New York City cop on his honeymoon, Sam must save himself from a jealous, and sociopathic, ex-husband. To make matters worse, the Project's funding will be cut off, stranding Sam alone in the past, unless he can prevent the U2 flight from being shot down over Russia.
Title: Disco Inferno Leapdate: April 1, 1976 Episode Number: 010 Air Date: September 27, 1989 Writer: Paul Brown Director: Gilbert Shilton Guest Cast: Michael Greene, Kris Kamm, Kelli Williams, Peter Onorato, Arnetia Walker As a stuntman, Sam is to save the life of his younger brother, while try- ing to convince the pair's obsessive father to let the younger son go his own way, even if it means going into country-western music, rather than following the family tradition of stuntwork.
Title: The Americanization of Machiko Leapdate: August 4, 1953 Episode Number: 011 Air Date: October 11, 1989 Writer: Charlie Coffey Director: Gilbert Shilton Guest Cast: K Callan, Wayne Tippit, Leila Hee Olsen, Elena Stiteler, Patrick Massett As a sailor returning from Japan, Sam brings a foreign wife to a small town. He then has to fight against the prejudice of both a scheming ex- girlfriend, as well as his mother, in order to gain acceptance of his new bride.
Title: What Price Gloria? Leapdate: October 16, 1961 Episode Number: 012 Air Date: October 25, 1989 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Alan J. Levi Guest Cast: Jean Sagal, John Calvin Awards: Shown at Museum of Broadcasting Tribute to Quantum Leap, March 17, 1990 Sam is shocked when he learns he's leaped into a woman, Samantha Stormer. As a gorgeous secretary for an automobile company, Sam has to cope with sexual harassment by the boss, a suicide attempt by a roommate, and the effect his looks have on Al's lecherous tendencies.
Title: Blind Faith Leapdate: February 6, 1964 Episode Number: 013 Air Date: November 1, 1989 Writer: Scott Shepherd Director: David J. Phinney Guest Cast: Cynthia Bain, Jennifer Rhodes, Kevin Skousen Although the concert pianist he leaps into is blind, a fact which bothers his girlfriend's disapproving mother, Sam can still see. At least until an exploding flashbulb blinds him at the crucial moment: when he must rescue his girlfriend from a serial killer.
Title: Good Morning, Peoria Leapdate: September 9, 1959 Episode Number: 014 Air Date: November 8, 1989 Writer: Chris Ruppenthal Director: Michael Zinberg Guest Cast: Patricia Richardson, Richard McKenzie, Todd Merrill, Chubby Checker Rock 'n' roll is about to become big, but not in Peoria. That is, unless Sam, as DJ Howlin' Chick Howell, can manage to keep the radio station where he's employed from being shut down by overly conservative town elders.
Title: Thou Shalt Not... Leapdate: February 2, 1974 Episode Number: 015 Air Date: November 15, 1989 Writer: Tammy Ader Director: Randy Roberts Guest Cast: James Sutorius, Terri Hanauer, Lindsay Fisher, Russ Tamblyn, Jill Jacobson Sam's task as a rabbi is to keep his sister-in-law from falling for a sleazy author and ruining her life. In the process he also helps the family recover from the year-old death of their son.
Title: Jimmy Leapdate: October 14, 1964 Episode Number: 016 Air Date: November 22, 1989 Writer: Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Guest Cast: John D'Aquino, Laura Harrington, Michael Alldredge, Ryan McWhorter, Michael Madsen Since mainstreaming the mentally retarded is not yet a popular concept, Sam must help Jimmy LaMotta, the "slow" young man he's leaped into, get a job and gain his coworkers' acceptance, to prevent his brother from returning Jimmy to the institution.
Title: So Help Me God Leapdate: July 29, 1957 Episode Number: 017 Air Date: November 29, 1989 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Andy Cadiff Guest Cast: Byrne Piven, Tyra Ferrell, Kathleen Noone, Ketty Lester, John Apicella, Stacy Ray, John Shepard, William Schallert Award: Angel Award: Deborah Pratt Though he can't remember much more than habeas corpus, Sam finds himself the defense attorney for a young black woman accused of murdering the son of the most powerful man in a small Louisiana town.
Title: Catch A Falling Star Leapdate: May 21, 1979 Episode Number: 018 Air Date: December 6, 1989 Writer: Paul Brown Director: Donald P. Bellisario Guest Cast: John Cullum, Michele Pawk, Janine Turner, Ernie Sabella, Paul Sand Sam leaps into, Ray Hutton, the understudy for the role of Cervantes just seconds before curtain time. His mission: prevent the drunken star from falling and seriously injuring himself during a benefit performance of Man of LaMancha. Sam isn't helped by the presence of his former piano teacher, on whom he once had a crush, and who now appears to have caught the star's eye as well.
Title: A Portrait for Troian Leapdate: February 7, 1971 Episode Number: 019 Air Date: December 13, 1989 Writer: Teleplay: Scott Shepherd & Donald P. Bellisario Story: John Hill & Scott Shepherd Director: Michael Zinberg Guest Cast: Deborah Pratt, Robert Torto, Carolyn Seymour Sam leaps into a reknowned parapsychologist where he must prevent a young widow from joining her husband at the bottom of a lake, while proving that she's not crazy, despite her claims of hearing her dead husband calling to her.
Title: Animal Frat Leapdate: October 19, 1969 Episode Number: 020 Air Date: January 3, 1990 Writer: Chris Ruppenthal Director: Gilbert Shilton Guest Cast: Stacy Edwards, Raphael Sbarge, Darren Dalton, Brian Haley, Stuart Fratkin, Robert Petkoff, Edward Edwards Trapped in the body of Knut Wileton, better known as "Wild Thing", the typical frat jock, Sam must win the confidence of an attractive campus radical before she bombs the college's chemistry building as a protest against the war in Vietnam.
Title: Another Mother Leapdate: September 30, 1981 Episode Number: 021 Air Date: January 10, 1990 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Joseph L. Scanlan Guest Cast: Michael Stoyanov, Olivia Burnette, Troian Bellisario, Allison Barron, Andrew Held, Larron Tate, Kevin Telles, Eric Welch, Terrence Evans, Michael Kemmerling As a divorced mother of three, Sam's job of preventing his teenage son from running away, never to be seen again, is made more interesting by the fact that his youngest daughter can see both him and Al.
Title: All-Americans Leapdate: November 6, 1962 Episode Number: 022 Air Date: January 17, 1990 Writer: Paul Brown & Donald P. Bellisario Director: John Cullum Guest Cast: Richard Coca, Ruth Britt, Pepe Serna, Fausto Bara, Robert Benedetti Keeping his best friend from throwing the high school championship foot- ball game, costing both of them their scholarship offers, Sam must also get their families to consolidate.
Title: Her Charm Leapdate: September 26, 1973 Episode Number: 023 Air Date: February 7, 1990 Writer: Teleplay: Deborah Pratt & Donald P. Bellisario Story: Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff, Deborah Pratt, & Donald P. Bellisario Director: Chris Welch Guest Cast: Teri Austin, Stanley Brock, John Snyder, Rene Assa, John Shepherd Protecting a female member of the witness protection program from a mafia hitman proves difficult for Sam, since the FBI appears to have an inform- ant confounding his attempts to hide her.
Title: Freedom Leapdate: November 22, 1970 Episode Number: 024 Air Date: February 14, 1990 Writer: Chris Ruppenthal Director: Alan J. Levi Guest Cast: Frank Sotonoma Salsedo, Leon Rippy, Gloria Hayes, Tom Everett Rather than saving his grandfather's life, Sam has to escape from jail and elude the police long enough to get them both to the reservation, where the old man can die in peace, at home.
Title: Good Night, Dear Heart Leapdate: November 9, 1957 Episode Number: 025 Air Date: March 7, 1990 Writer: Paul Brown Director: Christopher T. Welch Guest Cast: William Cain, Marcia Cross, Robert Duncan McNeill, Deborah Strang, W. K. Stratton Awards: Mystery Writers of America Award: Paul Brown Rather than saving the damsel of the episode, who supposedly committed suicide, Sam is the coroner trying to prove that she was murdered, and find out by whom.
Title: Pool Hall Blues Leapdate: September 4, 1954 Episode Number: 026 Air Date: March 14, 1990 Writer: Randy Holland Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: Shari Headley, J. W. Smith, Teddy Wilson, Ken Foree, Robert Gossett Awards: Winner: Emmy - Cinematography: Michael Watkins American Society of Cinematographers Award Nomination: Michael Watkins In order to help his granddaughter save a small bar from the slimy loan shark holding a note on the place, Sam has to play pool like a pro...with a little help from Al and Ziggy.
Title: Leaping In Without a Net Leapdate: November 18, 1958 Episode Number: 027 Air Date: March 28, 1990 Writer: Tommy Thompson Director: Christopher T. Welch Guest Cast: Jan Triska, Fabiana Udenio, Richard Riehle, Phil Fondacaro Sam remembers he's afraid of heights when he leaps into a trapeze artist, whose sister wants him to catch her as she does a triple without a net. Dad is less than pleased, since his wife died a few years earlier while attempting the same stunt.
Title: Maybe Baby Leapdate: March 11, 1963 Episode Number: 028 Air Date: April 4, 1990 Writer: Paul Brown & Julie Brown Director: Michael Zinberg Guest Cast: Julie Brown, Jimmy Ray Weeks, Travis McKenna, Cathy McAuley, Charles Frank Babysitting a kidnapped tot and a flakey, compulsively lying stripper keeps Sam busy as they cross Texas, on the run from the legal father and a squad of cops.
Title: Sea Bride Leapdate: June 3, 1954 Episode Number: 029 Air Date: May 2, 1990 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: Beverly Leech, John Hertzler, James Harper, Patricia Harty, Juliet Sorcey, Tony Maggio, Louis Guss Awards: Emmy Nomination: Costume Design Aboard an ocean liner, Sam must stop the marriage of a young man's ex- wife to a mobster. In the process, he finds himself in one heck of a mess in the ship's garbage compartment.
Title: M.I.A. Leapdate: April 1, 1969 Episode Number: 030 Air Date: May 9, 1990 Writer: Donald P. Bellisario Director: Michael Zinberg Guest Cast: Jason Beghe, Susan Diol, Norman Large, Pat Skipper, William Shockley, Sierra Pecheur, Letitia Vasquez, Dan Ziskie When Sam leaps into the life of an undercover cop, Al explains that his mission is to convince a navy nurse that her MIA husband is still alive, and to prevent her from marrying a lawyer she meets on the day Sam leaps in. But a series of coincidences causes Sam to wonder about the true nature of his mission.

Third Season Awards: Emmy Nomination: Best Drama Golden Globe Award: Dean Stockwell Title: The Leap Home Leapdate: November 25, 1969 Episode Number: 031 Air Date: September 28, 1990 Writer: Donald P. Bellisario Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: Scott Bakula, David Newsom, Olivia Burnette, Hannah Cutrona, Mai-Lis Kuniholm, Caroline Kava Awards: Winner: Emmy - Makeup: Jeremy Swan, Douglas D. Kelly, Gerald Quist & Michael Mills Writers Guild of American Nominee: Donald P. Bellisario As himself at the age of 16, Sam has the opportunity to both win the high school basketball championship and save his family from their sad fates.
Title: The Leap Home, Part II (Vietnam) Leapdate: April 7, 1970 Episode Number: 032 Air Date: October 5, 1990 Writer: Donald P. Bellisario Director: Michael Zinberg Guest Cast: David Newsom, Andrea Thompson, Ernie Lively, David Hayward, Tia Carrere, Adam Nelson, Patrick Warburton, Ryan Reid, Rich Whiteside Awards: Winner: Emmy - Cinematography: Michael Watkins, ASC Emmy Nomination: Dean Stockwell Directors Guild of America Award: Michael Zinberg As a Navy SEAL in his own brother's squad, Sam must determine whether he is there to save Tom's life or ensure the success of the mission on which his brother was killed.
Title: Leap of Faith Leapdate: August 19, 1963 Episode Number: 033 Air Date: October 12, 1990 Writer: Teleplay: Tommy Thompson Story: Nick Harding, Karen Hall, & Tommy Thompson Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Guest Cast: Sandy McPeak, Danny Nucci, Davey Roberts, Erica Yohn, Penny Stanton Sam finds himself in one holy mess as a priest in Philadelphia, trying to help an alcoholic priest deal with a killer and the death of a young parishoner.
Title: One Strobe Over the Line Leapdate: June 15, 1965 Episode Number: 034 Air Date: October 19, 1990 Writer: Chris Ruppenthal Director: Michael Zinberg Guest Cast: Marjorie Monaghan, Susan Anton, Kristoffer Tabori, David Sheinkompf, Robert Trumbull Sam is a photographer who must protect a fashion model from a growing dependency on amphetamines and a predatory manager's ambitions.
Title: The Boogieman * Leapdate: October 31, 1964 Episode Number: 035 Air Date: October 26, 1990 Writer: Chris Ruppenthal Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: Valerie Mahaffey, Paul Linke, Fran Ryan, David Kriegel, Donald Hotton Awards: Emmy Nomination: Art Direction Things do more than go bump in the night when Sam leaps into Joshua Raye, a horror novelist on Halloween. Although Ziggy claims he's there to prevent the death of a church deacon, things get even stranger when two more people die without warning. (* It should be pointed out that the B-word is spelled out here in order to make the Guide as accurate as possible. Please remember that we are trained professionals. The editors of the Episode Guide do not take any responsibility for the horrible consequences that will undoubtedly befall anyone foolish enough to say this episode's title out loud.)
Title: Miss Deep South Leapdate: June 7, 1958 Episode Number: 036 Air Date: November 2, 1990 Writer: Tommy Thompson Director: Christopher Welch Guest Cast: Heather McAdam, Nancy Stafford, David A. Brooks, Julie Ann Lowery, Hugh Gillin As Darlene Monte, a contestant in the "Miss Deep South" beauty pageant, Sam must come to the aid of an innocent contender who faces disgrace when she poses for naughty pictures taken by a sleazy pageant photographer. As if things weren't bad enough, Sam must ensure that Darlene finishes third, so that she'll go on to become a doctor.
Title: Black On White On Fire Leapdate: August 11, 1965 Episode Number: 037 Air Date: November 9, 1990 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: Gregory Millar, Corie Henninger, Sami Chester, Ron Taylor, Marc Alaimo, Laverne Anderson, CCH Pounder Awards: Emmy Nomination: Sound Editing Deborah Pratt (award unknown) Sam leaps into a black med student engaged to a white woman in order to ensure that he and his fiancee survive the Watts Riot together.
Title: The Great Spontini Leapdate: May 9, 1974 Episode Number: 038 Air Date: November 16, 1990 Writer: Christy Dawson & Beverly Bridges Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Guest Cast: Amy Steel, Erich Anderson, Lauren Woodland, Michael Fairman Leaping into magician Harry Spontini, Sam has to prevent his estranged wife from taking their daughter away from him as she files for divorce, so she can marry her sleazy divorce attorney.
Title: Rebel Without a Clue Leapdate: September 1, 1958 Episode Number: 039 Air Date: November 30, 1990 Writer: Teleplay: Randy Holland & Paul Brown Story: Nick Harding & Paul Brown Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Guest Cast: Josie Bissett, Dietrich Bader, Teddy Wilson, Michael Bryan French, Scott Kraft, Mark Boone, Jr., Joshua Cadman As "Bones," a member of a motorcycle gang, Sam is an uneasy rider who has to prevent a Kerouac-inspired young woman from meeting her death on the road.
Title: A Little Miracle Leapdate: December 24, 1962 Episode Number: 040 Air Date: December 21, 1990 Writer: Teleplay: Sandy Fries & Robert A. Wolterstorff Story: Sandy Fries Director: Michael Watkins Guest Cast: Charles Rocket, Melinda McGraw, Robert Lesser, Tom McTigue On Christmas Eve, Sam leap into Reginald Pierson, valet to a wealthy contractor, who is in danger of losing his soul in an attempt to demolish a Salvation Army mission, so he can build his "Blake's Plaza." Seeing a similarity to the Dicken's character, Sam and Al decide to "Scrooge" the greed out of the man.
Title: Runaway Leapdate: July 4, 1964 Episode Number: 041 Air Date: January 4, 1991 Writer: Paul Brown Director: Michael Katelman Guest Cast: Sandy Faison, Sherman Howard, Joeseph Hacker, Ami Foster On a cross-country car trip, Sam, as 13-year-old Butchie, must contend with a sadistic older sister and a mother on the verge of running away from an unfulfilling marriage, in search of the feminine mystique.
Title: 8 1/2 Months Leapdate: November 15, 1955 Episode Number: 042 Air Date: March 6, 1991 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Guest Cast: Lana Schwab, James Whitmore, Jr., Hunter von Leer, Tasha Scott, Anne Haney, Parley Baer, Philip Linton, Peggy Walton-Walker Billie Jean Crockett is a pregnant teenager who will make the second biggest mistake of her life - giving her baby up for adoption - unless Sam, as Billie Jean, can convince someone to help her raise her child... before he goes into labor himself.
Title: Future Boy Leapdate: October 6, 1957 Episode Number: 043 Air Date: March 13, 1991 Writer: Tommy Thompson Director: Michael Switzer Guest Cast: Richard Herd, Debra Sticklin, George Wyner, Alan Fudge, David Sage Sam leaps Kenny Sharp, better known as "Future Boy", sidekick to Moe Stein, host of the kid's show, "Time Patrol," who also happens to be building a time machine in his basement. Unless Sam can prevent Moe's daughter from attempting to have her father committed, Moe is destined to be killed as he tries to hop a freight train.
Title: Private Dancer Leapdate: October 6, 1979 Episode Number: 044 Air Date: March 20, 1991 Writer: Paul Brown Director: Debbie Allen Guest Cast: Debbie Allen, Louis Mustillo, Heidi Swedberg, Robert Schuch, Marguerite Pomerhn-Derricks, Rhondee Beriault An aspiring dancer working as a waitress in a strip club is in danger of being led into a life of prostitution unless Sam, as "Rod the Bod," can convince her to audition for a spot in a professional dance group. But, since she's deaf, the choreographer doesn't believe she has the time to give the young lady the attention she'll need.
Title: Piano Man Leapdate: November 10, 1985 Episode Number: 045 Air Date: March 27, 1991 Writer: Ed Scharlach Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Guest Cast: Marietta DePrima, Angelo Tiffe, John Oldach, Denise Gentile, Frank Roman, Cherry Davis Joey Dinardo is a lounge lizard on the run from mob hitmen. When Sam leaps in, he's been found by his ex-girlfriend, and former musical partner, and now both are on a run for their lives from a killer who seems to know their every move. Scott Bakula's lyrical debut: Somewhere In The Night
Title: Southern Comforts Leapdate: August 4, 1961 (Alternate Title: Love For Sale) Episode Number: 046 Air Date: April 3, 1991 Writer: Tommy Thompson Director: Chris Ruppenthal Guest Cast: Rita Taggart, David Graf, Georgia Emelin, Dan Butler, Lauren Tom, Minnie Summers Lindsey, Diane Delano It's the best little cat-house in New Orleans. No, it's the Gilbert Labonte Sewin' & Quiltin' Academy. As the proprietor of this worthy establishment, Sam must prevent the mysterious death of a resident who doesn't belong there.
Title: Glitter Rock Leapdate: April 12, 1974 Episode Number: 047 Air Date: April 10, 1991 Writer: Chris Ruppenthal Director: Andy Cadiff Guest Cast: Jonathan Gries, Peter Noone, Christian Hoff, Michael Cerveris, Robert Bauer, Liza Whitcraft Awards: Emmy Nomination: Costume Design Sam is a glitter rock star in danger of being stabbed to death after a performance, unless Sam can determine who, from a growing list of people, the real killer is.
Title: A Hunting We Will Go Leapdate: June 18, 1976 Episode Number: 048 Air Date: April 18, 1991 Writer: Beverly Bridges Director: Andy Cadiff Guest Cast: Jane Sibbett, Ken Marshall, Cliff Bemis It's the leap from hell as Sam, a bounty hunter handcuffed to a wiley embezzler who will stop at nothing to get away from him, has to deal with his captive, as well as his attraction towards her, despite her countless attacks on him.
Title: Last Dance Before An Execution Leapdate: May 12, 1971 Episode Number: 049 Air Date: May 1, 1991 Writer: Teleplay: Deborah Pratt Story: Bill Bigelow, Donald P. Bellisario, & Deborah Pratt Director: Michael Watkins Guest Cast: Jenny Gago, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Christopher Allport, James Sloyan "Just think of someplace far away" is the advice Sam hears as he leaps into Jesus Ortega, a Cuban-American being strapped into an electric chair. A last second stay of execution gives Sam just forty-eight hours to either prove himself innocent or fulfill his mission so that he can leap before the Big Switch is pulled.
Title: Heart of a Champion Leapdate: July 23, 1955 Episode Number: 050 Air Date: May 8, 1991 Writer: Tommy Thompson Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: Jerry Bossard, Don Hood, Deborah Wakeham, Angela Paton, Rance Howard The heart of a champion belongs to Ronnie, a professional wrestler, who will die if he competes in the title match. Sam, as his brother and new partner Terry, must convince him of his hidden health problem, while avoiding his own health problem - the jealous wrestler-husband of a woman who has taken an amorous interest in Sam.
Title: Nuclear Family Leapdate: October 26, 1962 Episode Number: 051 Air Date: May 15, 1991 Writer: Paul Brown Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Guest Cast: Timothy Carhart, Kurt Fuller, Kim Flowers, Robert Hy Gorman, Candy Hutson Sam finds himself the brother of a fallout shelter salesman during the Cuban Missile Crisis, where he must defuse a potentially explosive situation as panic sets in on the night of John F. Kennedy's speech to the nation.
Title: Shock Theater Leapdate: October 2, 1954 Episode Number: 052 Air Date: May 22,1991 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: David Proval, Bruce A. Young, Scott Lawrence, Robert Symonds, Candy Ann Brown, Nick Brooks, Lee Garlington Awards: Emmy Nominations: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell Leaping into Sam Bederman, a mental patient who is suffering from acute depression, Sam receives an overloaded electroshock treatment, which causes his Swiss-cheesed memory to be replaced by personas from previous leaps. Al, finding himself visible to the mentally absent, must try to complete Sam's mission, and convince him to take another shock treatment, in order to leap Sam out before contact is lost forever.

Fourth Season Awards: Golden Globe Award: Scott Bakula Title: The Leap Back Leapdate: June 15, 1945 Episode Number: 053 Air Date: September 18, 1991 Writer: Donald P. Bellisario Director: Michael Zinberg Guest Cast: Mimi Kuzyk, Amanda Wyss, Douglas Roberts, Robert Prescott, Candy Ann Brown, Jeanine Jackson, Dennis Wolfberg, Deborah Pratt Awards: Emmy Nomination: Dean Stockwell Struck by lightning, Sam and Al find their roles reversed, as Sam returns to the future, and to a long-lost love, while Al leaps back to 1945 to prevent the death of a returning World War II hero and his former girl- friend.
Title: Play Ball Leapdate: August 6, 1961 Episode Number: 054 Air Date: September 25, 1991 Writer: Tommy Thompson Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: Neal McDonough, Maree Cheatham, Don Stroud, Courtney Gebhart, Peter Jason, Casey Sander, Royce D. Applegate A pitcher on a minor league baseball team, Sam must decide if he's there to help a fellow team member, get his host back into the major leagues, or babysit the porcine team mascot, all while resisting the amorous advances of the women in his life.
Title: Hurricane Leapdate: August 17, 1969 Episode Number: 055 Air Date: October 2, 1991 Writer: Chris Ruppenthal Director: Michael Watkins Guest Cast: Marilyn Jones, Tracy Kolis, James Morrison, Bill Erwin, Barbara Townsend, Richard Grove, Marjorie Lovett Awards: Emmy Nomination: Sound Editing Sam meets Camille, and possibly a killer, when he leaps into a deputy sheriff in a small Mississippi town, lying in the path of a deadly hurricane.
Title: Justice Leapdate: May 11, 1965 Episode Number: 056 Air Date: October 9, 1991 Writer: Toni Graphia Director: Rob Bowman Guest Cast: Lisa Waltz, Michael Beach, Fran Bennett, Dirk Blocker, Glenn Morshower, Lee Weaver, Jacob Gelman, Noble Willingham Sam must don the robe of a Ku Klux Klansman in order to save the life of an ambitious young civil rights leader, who is trying to register black voters.
Title: Permanent Wave Leapdate: June 2, 1983 Episode Number: 057 Air Date: October 16, 1991 Writer: Beverly Bridges Director: Scott Bakula Guest Cast: Doran Clark, Lela Ivy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Harry Groener Sam leaps into Frank Bianca, a hairstylist in leather pants, to prevent the death of a young murder witness and his mother in Scott Bakula's directorial debut.
Title: Raped Leapdate: June 20, 1980 Episode Number: 058 Air Date: October 30, 1991 Writer: Beverly Bridges Director: Michael Zinberg Guest Cast: Penny Peyser, Nancy Lenehan, Arthur Rosenburg, Matthew Sheehan, Amy Ryan, Cheryl Pollak It's up to Sam to try to bring a rapist to justice when he leaps into the perp's victim, a young woman who may have been unwilling to press charges against the young man - the son of the pillar of the community.
Title: The Wrong Stuff Leapdate: January 24, 1961 Episode Number: 059 Air Date: November 6, 1991 Writer: Paul Brown Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: Carolin Goodall, Gary Swanson, Albert Stratton, Kim Robillard, Peter Murnik Awards: Genesis Awards (Animal Rights): accepted by Paul Brown The fates make a monkey out of Sam when he leaps into Bobo, an astrochimp who must avoid succumbing to the experiments of an Air Force neurologist.
Title: Dreams Leapdate: February 28, 1979 Episode Number: 060 Air Date: November 13, 1991 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Anita Addison Guest Cast: Joycelyn O'Brien, Alan Scarfe, Bill Marcus Awards: Emmy Nominations: Scott Bakula, Michael Watkins, ASC ASC Award Nomination: Michael Watkins, ASC It's more like a nightmare when Sam leaps into a detective, investigating a gruesome murder. He may be next if he doesn't find out who eviscerated the victim and his only hope is the victim's catatonic son and her husband's psychiatrist. The horrific flashbacks he's experiencing don't help matters much either.
Title: A Single Drop of Rain Leapdate: September 7, 1953 Episode Number: 061 Air Date: November 20, 1991 Writer: Teleplay: Richard C. Okie Story: Richard C. Okie & Donald P. Bellisario Director: Virgil W. Vogel Guest Cast: Phyllis Lyons, Patrick Massett, Carl Anthony Payne II, Britt Leach, R. G. Armstrong, Anne Haney, Hal Landon, Jr. Awards: Emmy Nomination: Costume Design A devastating drought will be the ruin of a small town unless Sam, as Billy Beaumont, "purveyor of precipiation and maker of rain," can find a way to make it rain, while keeping his family together in the process.
Title: Unchained Leapdate: November 2, 1956 Episode Number: 062 Air Date: November 27, 1991 Writer: Paris Qualles Director: Michael Watkins Guest Cast: Basil Wallace, J. C. Quinn, Claude Earl Jones, Don Sparks, Robert V. Barron, Jed Mills Sam and a fellow convict named Boone are the defiant ones when Sam has to rescue his companion from a fifteen year sentence on a chain gang.
Title: The Play's the Thing Leapdate: September 9, 1969 Episode Number: 063 Air Date: January 8, 1992 Writer: Beverly Bridges Director: Eric Laneuville Guest Cast: Penny Fuller, Robert Pine, Daniel Roebuck, Anna Gunn, Craig Richard Nelson May meets December when Sam leaps into a young actor in love with an older woman, who is also an aspiring singer. If he can't boost her confidence and help her get her career on track, she will face a "fate worse than death," returning with her son to Cleveland.
Title: Running For Honor Leapdate: June 11, 1964 Episode Number: 064 Air Date: January 15, 1992 Writer: Robert Harris Duncan Director: Bob Hulme Guest Cast: John Finn, Sean O'Bryan, Anthony Palermo, John Roselius, Lisa Lawrence As a track star in a Navy college, Sam must prevent the death of his ex- roommate, who was expelled because he was gay, and who is slated to die at the hands of a group of bigoted cadets.
Title: Temptation Eyes Leapdate: February 1, 1985 Episode Number: 065 Air Date: January 22, 1992 Writer: Paul Brown Director: Christopher Hibler Guest Cast: Tamilyn Tomita, Kent Williams, James Handy A serial killer stalks San Francisco while Sam as Dillion Powell, a TV reporter, protects a beautiful psychic who's working on the case, from becoming the next victim. The young lady is very clear of sight, as Sam and Al soon discover.
Title: The Last Gunfighter Leapdate: November 28, 1957 Episode Number: 066 Air Date: January 29, 1992 Writer: Teleplay: Sam Rolfe & Chris Ruppenthal Story: Sam Rolfe Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: John Anderson, Susan Isaacs, Kenneth Tigar, Sean Baca, O'Neal Compton, Jerry Potter Sam finds himself in the life of Tyler Meanes, a teller of tall tales who faces death at the hand of an old friend in a shootout at high noon.
Title: A Song for the Soul Leapdate: April 7, 1963 Episode Number: 067 Air Date: February 26, 1992 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Michael Watkins Guest Cast: Harrison Page, Tamara Townsend, T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymah, Eric LaSalle Awards: Emmy Nomination: Harrison Page Emmy Nomination: Art Direction "Eddie" award (American Cinema Editors): Jon Koslowsky As a backup singer in a black, amateur girl group Sam finds between the fifteen year-old lead singer and her father as he attempts to rescue the girl from a sleazy night club owner's clutches.
Title: Ghost Ship Leapdate: August 13, 1956 Episode Number: 068 Air Date: March 4, 1992 Writer: Paris Qualles & Donald P. Bellisario Director: Anita Addison Guest Cast: Scott Hoxby, Kimberly Foster, Kurt Deutsch, Carla Gugino Flying over the Bermuda Triangle, Sam, as the co-pilot, must prevent the flight from returning to Virginia, to get a seriously ill passenger to a doctor before she dies. Flying through the triangle is riskier than it seems, and Sam, deprived of Al's help when the hologram fades out, must get them through alive.
Title: Roberto! Leapdate: January 27, 1982 Episode Number: 069 Air Date: March 11, 1992 Writer: Chris Ruppenthal Director: Scott Bakula Guest Cast: DeLane Matthews, Alan Oppenheimer, Jerry Hardin, Michael Heintzman, Marcus Giamatti, Don Gibb Sam, as Roberto!, is a tabloid talk show host a la Geraldo who, with an asthmatic rival and co-worker, tries to uncover a mystery at a local chemical plant, a mystery which may prove to be deadly for his co-worker.
Title: It's A Wonderful Leap Leapdate: May 10, 1958 Episode Number: 070 Air Date: April 1, 1992 Writer: Teleplay: Paul Brown Story: Danielle Alexandra & Paul Brown Director: Paul Brown Guest Cast: Liz Torres, Jerry Adler, Peter Iacangelo, Robin Frates, Jack R. Orend Sam finds himself behind the wheel of a New York taxicab, in the life of Max Greenman, a driver striving to win his own tag, a license to drive his own cab. His mission is aided with the help of a woman who claims to be a guardian angel.
Title: Moments to Live Leapdate: May 4, 1985 Episode Number: 071 Air Date: April 8, 1992 Writer: Tommy Thompson Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: Kathleen Wilhoite, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Frances Bay, Brian George, Matthew Ashford Sam is a soap opera heart surgeon and the obsession of a love-struck, if somewhat deranged fan. He must escape from the woman and her husband who kidnap him for reproductive purposes.
Title: The Curse of Ptah-Hotep Leapdate: March 2, 1957 Episode Number: 072 Air Date: April 22, 1992 Writer: Chris Ruppenthal Director: Joe Napolitano Guest Cast: Lisa Darr, John Kapelos It's almost as though Sam were on vacation when, as Egyptologist Dale Conway, he gets to read hieroglyphics, search lost tombs, and, of course, visit Egypt. But between an encroahing sandstorm, computer glitches back at the project, the suspicious deaths of the guides, and a 3000 year old curse to round things off, Sam has very little time to play in the sand.
Title: Stand Up Leapdate: April 30, 1959 Episode Number: 073 Air Date: May 13, 1992 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Michael Zinberg Guest Cast: Bob Saget, Amy Yasbeck, Robert Miranda, Tom LaGrua, Mark Lonow Sam, as the singing half of a comedy team, soon finds that trying to con- vince two people that they're truly in love is no laughing matter, esp- ecially when one of them is the object of a sleazy casino owner's desire.
Title: A Leap For Lisa Leapdate: June 25, 1957 Episode Number: 074 Air Date: May 20, 1992 Writer: Donald P. Bellisario Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Guest Cast: Charles Rocket, Jeffrey Corbett, Larry Brandenburg, James Walters, Terry Farrell, Anthony Peck, Roddy McDowall Awards: Emmy Nomination: Dean Stockwell Sam leaps into one Al "Bingo" Calavicci to prevent the death of his mar- ried lover. But when Sam accidentally alters history, and finds out too late about her untimely demise, it could mean the gas chamber for Al... and a whole new situation at the Project.

Fifth Season Title: Lee Harvey Oswald Leapdates: October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963 (Alternate Titles: Leaping On A String, Leap To Judgement) Episode Number: 075 Air Date: September 22, 1992 Writer: Donald P. Bellisario Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Guest Cast: Reni Santoni, Willie Garson, Natasha Pavlova, Elya Baskin, Donna Magnani, Dennis Wolfberg As a result of leaping again before he had a chance to complete his original mission, Sam finds himself leaping back and forth through the life of Lee Harvey Oswald. Following the sole assassin theory, Sam and Al attempt to prevent Oswald's attack on John F. Kennedy. But, with each leap giving Oswald more control over Sam's body, history seems doomed to repeat itself.
Title: Leaping Of The Shrew Leapdate: September 27, 1956 (Alternate Title: Washed Away; When Venus Smiles) Episode Number: 076 Air Date: September 29, 1992 Writer: Richard Okie & Robin Jill Bernheim Director: Alan J. Levi Guest Cast: Brooke Shields Awards: Motion Picture Sound Editors: Automatic Dialogue Replacement editing It's Robinson Crusoe with a twist when Sam leaps into a Greek sailor stranded on a deserted island with a beautiful young rich woman who appears to be less than fond of both him and their stranded situation.
Title: Nowhere To Run Leapdate: August 10, 1968 Episode Number: 077 Air Date: October 6, 1992 Writer: Tommy Thompson Director: Alan J. Levi Guest Cast: Michael Boatman, Jennifer Aniston, Norman Snow, Gene Lythgow, Judith Hoag As a Marine captain whose legs were amputated after a mishap in Vietnam, Sam finds himself in a veteran's hospital, where he must prevent the suicide of a fellow patient who would rather be dead than face life paralyzed from the neck down. Making matters worse, his wife seems incapable of accepting the fact that she and Sam's host can still lead a normal life, in spite of his condition.
Title: Killin' Time Leapdate: June 18, 1958 Episode Number: 078 Air Date: October 20, 1992 Writer: Tommy Thompson Director: Michael Watkins Guest Cast: Connie Ray, Cameron Dye, Jim Haynie, Joseph Malone, Dennis Wolfberg Awards: American Society of Cinematographers award nomination: Michael Watkins, ASC Sam leaps into a tricky situation as an escaped killer holed up in a house with a mother and daughter as hostages. Escape isn't going to be easy for either Sam or his hostages, when the real killer breaks out of the waiting room, stranding Sam in the past, destined to die at the hands of a vengeful sheriff.
Title: Star Light, Star Bright Leapdate: May 21, 1966 Episode Number: 079 Air Date: October 27, 1992 Writer: Tommy Thompson Director: Christopher Hibler Guest Cast: Morgan Weisser, H. Richard Greene, Michael L. Maquire, Anne Lockhart, Guy Boyd Sam leaps into a 79-year-old man whose son wants to have him committed when he claims to have seen UFO's. Sam is kept busy as he tries to keep the family together, prevent the future drug overdose of "his" grandson, and avoid the sinister plans of the military, all before the next anti- cipated UFO sighting.
Title: Deliver Us From Evil Leapdate: March 19, 1966 Episode Number: 080 Air Date: November 10, 1992 Writer: Robin Jill Bernheim, Tommy Thompson, & Deborah Pratt Director: Bob Hulme Guest Cast: Renee Coleman, Carolyn Seymour, John D'Aquino, Laura Harrington, Kristen Cloke, Ryan McWhorter Things are already on their way downhill when Sam leaps back into Jimmy LaMotta. Despite Sam's inaction, history continues to change for the worst. The cause is unknown until Sam discovers another time traveler on the scene, one who's determined to destroy Jimmy's family, as well as Sam.
Title: Trilogy Air Date: November 17, 1992 (Part I) & November 24, 1992 (Parts II & III) Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Part I Leapdate: August 8, 1955 (Alternate Title: One Little Heart) Episode Number: 081 Guest Cast: Mary Gordon Murry (as Leta Aider) Max Wright (as Doc Kinman) Kimberly Cullum (Abigail Fuller, as a girl) Stephen Lee (as Deputy Sheriff Bo Loman) Fran Bennett (as Marie Billings) Travis Fine (as Will Kinman) Special Guest: Meg Foster (as Laura Fuller) With: W.K. Stratton (as Lawrence "Larry" Stanton III) no credit: Clayton Fuller/mirror A pair of unsolved murders marks just the tip of the iceberg when Sam leaps into a sheriff in a small Louisana town. Rumors of a history of family insanity, the suspicions surrounding his daughter Abigail's involvement in the murders, and ghostly visions of his institutionalized wife just make matters worse. Part II Leapdate: June 14, 1966 (Alternate Title: For Your Love) Episode Number: 082 Guest Cast: Melora Hardin (as Abigail Fuller) Mary Gordon Murry (as Leta Aider) Wendy Robie (as Mrs. Takin) Christopher Curry (as Mr. Takin) Stephen Lee (as Sheriff Bo Loman) Fran Bennett (as Marie Billings) Special Guest: Meg Foster (as Laura Fuller) With: Travis Fine (as Will Kinman/mirror) W.K. Stratton (as Lawrence "Larry" Stanton III) Beth Peters (as a townswoman) R. Leo Schreiber (as a townsman) Finding himself back in the same small Louisiana town, in the arms of Abigail, now twenty-one, Sam must prevent an angry crowd of townspeople from lynching his fiancee, following the disappearance of a young boy whom she had been babysitting. Part III Leapdate: July 28, 1978 (Alternate Title: The Last Door) Episode Number: 083 Guest Cast: Melora Hardin (as Abigail Fuller) James Greene (as Denton Waters) Parley Baer (as Judge Shiner) Stephen Lee (as Sherif Bo Loman) Fran Bennett (as Marie Billings) Diana Bellamy (as Mrs. Sherilyn Stanton) Special Guest: Meg Foster (as Laura Fuller) With: W.K. Stratton (as Lawrence "Larry" Stanton III/mirror) Kimberly Cullum (as Sammy Jo Fuller Lanier Edwards (as bailiff) Heather Lauren Olson (as Violet Aider) Sam is an aging lawyer, recruited by Abigail, now thirty-three, to defend her when she is put on trial for the murder of Lita Aider, the woman whose daughter Abigail was accused of killing almost twenty-five years earlier.
Title: Promised Land Leapdate: December 22, 1971 Episode Number: 084 Air Date: December 15, 1992 Writer: Gillian Horvath & Tommy Thompson Director: Scott Bakula Guest Cast: Dwier Brown, Arlen Dean Snyder, Chris Stacy, Jonathan Hogan, Elizabeth Dennehy, Kellie Overbey, Lorinne Dills-Vozoff, Elizabeth Rainey, Scott Bakula Sam leaps back to Elk Ridge, Indiana to help save the lives of the Walters boys as they try to save their farm from a banker with designs on getting rich from foreclosure.
Title: A Tale Of Two Sweeties Leapdate: February 25, 1958 Episode Number: 085 Air Date: January 5, 1993 Writer: Robin Jill Bernheim Director: Christopher Hibler Guest Cast: Mary Lou Childs, Jill Tracy, Ashley Peldon, J. D. Daniels, Shay Astar, Michael Bellisario, Larry Manetti As a horse-playing, traveling brush salesman, Sam finds himself with two wives and two families. Although Ziggy predicts that Sam's mission is to choose between the two lives, the choice is made more difficult by the fact that there's only a 50/50 chance that he'll choose the right one. As if things weren't bad enough, Sam finds that his penniless host owes a pair of bookies some big bucks.
Title: Liberation Leapdate: October 19, 1968 Episode Number: 086 Air Date: January 12, 1993 Writer: Chris Abbott & Deborah Pratt Director: Bob Hulme Guest Cast: Max Gail, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Stephen Mills, Bill Calvert, Megyn Price Leaping into a housewife and mother of two on the verge of women's lib, Sam must prevent the death of his daughter during a sit in, while con- vincing the girl's father that his marriage can survive a liberated wife and daughter.
Title: Dr. Ruth Leapdate: April 25, 1985 Episode Number: 087 Air Date: January 19, 1993 Writer: Robin Jill Bernheim Director: Stuart Margolin Guest Cast: Peter Spears, Anita Barone, James McDonnell, Robyn Lively, Dr. Ruth Westheimer While Sam is in 1985, running her radio talk show, playing matchmaker to her producers, and trying to help a young secretary who's being sexually harassed by her boss, Dr. Ruth Westheimer spends her time in the Waiting Room, counseling Al on his feelings towards his five wives, as well as his relationship with Tina.
Title: Blood Moon Leapdate: March 10, 1975 Episode Number: 088 Air Date: February 9, 1993 Writer: Tommy Thompson Director: Alan J. Levi Guest Cast: Ian Buchanan, Deborah Maria Moore, Shae D'Lyn, Rod Loomis As an eccentric, possibly vampiric, artist just outside of London, Sam must bear with Al's superstitions, while trying to prevent the death of his host's young wife, at the hands of a couple who are taking a sacrificial ceremony in honor of the "blood moon."
Title: Return Leapdate: October 8, 1956 (Alternate Titles: And Forgive Us Our Sins, The Evil Men Do) Episode Number: 089 Air Date: February 23, 1993 Writer: Richard C. Okie Director: Harvey Laidman Guest Cast: Renee Coleman, Carolyn Seymour, Tristan Tait, Paul Scherrer, Bojesse Christopher, Michael Manasseri, Neil Patrick Harris As Arnold Watkins, better known as The Midnight Marauder, Sam has to persuade a fraternity to stop using chicken races as a part of their hazing ceremonies, while Al tries to convince Arnold to stop trying to get himself killed in retaliation for his parents' deaths twelve years earlier. When Alia, the evil leaper, appears on the scene, Sam becomes determined to take her with him when he leaps.
Title: Revenge Leapdate: September 16, 1987 Episode Number: 090 Air Date: February 23, 1993 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Debbie Allen Guest Cast: Renee Coleman, Carolyn Seymour, Hinton Battle, Rosana DeSoto, Katherine Cortez, Maggie Roswell, Sam Scarber, Barbara Montgomery Having simo-leaped, both Sam and Alia find themselves trapped in a women's prison, accused of murdering a fellow inmate. Their efforts to unmask the real killer are not their top priority as the two attempt to keep Alia's location hidden from her observer, Zoey, who leaps into the same place and time, determined to make Alia pay for her betrayal.
Title: Goodbye Norma Jean Leapdate: April 4, 1960 Episode Number: 091 Air Date: March 2, 1993 Writer: Richard C. Okie Director: Christopher Hibler Guest Cast: Susan Griffiths, Liz Vassey, Joris Stuyck, Stephen Root As chauffer to Marilyn Monroe, Sam must try to prevent Marilyn's tragic death. But when a well-meaning plan backfires, it could mean the end of Marilyn's career, even if her life is saved.
Title: The Beast Within Leapdate: November 6, 1972 Episode Number: 092 Air Date: March 16, 1993 Writer: John D'Aquino Director: Gus Trikonis Guest Cast: Pat Skipper, Eileen Seeley, Sean Gregory Sullivan, David Tom Sam leaps into Henry Adams, one of a trio of friends who fought in Vietnam and came home each with their own personal scars and the memory of a lost buddy. He has to save the life of a friend, Roy, as well as of a young boy, Daniel, who ventures into the woods of Washington looking for proof of Bigfoot.
Title: The Leap Between The States Leapdate: September 20, 1862 Episode Number: 093 Air Date: March 30, 1993 Writer: Richard C. Okie Director: David Hemmings Guest Cast: Kate McNeil, Geoffrey Lower, Michael D. Roberts, Neil Giuntoli In a bizarre twist of a genetic coil, Sam leaps into his great-grandfather, Captain John Beckett, during the Civil War. He must not interfere with his ancestor's romance with a riled southern belle named Olivia. He must also avoid being hanged as a Yankee dog by some home-guard Confederate soldiers.
Title: Memphis Melody Leapdate: July 3, 1954 Episode Number: 094 Air Date: April 20, 1993 Writer: Robin Jill Bernheim Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Guest Cast: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, John Scott Clough, Lisa Jane Persky, Garn Stephans, Gregory Itzin, John Boyd West, Eric Bruskotter, Frazer Smith, Melissa Bernheim, Stephanie Scott Sam swivels his hips into Elvis Presley, mere days before he is discovered. Along with making sure that Elvis *does* become the King, Sam must help Sue Anne, a local songbird, from being trapped in a not-so-gilded cage of marriage.
Title: Mirror Image Leapdate: August 8, 1953 Episode Number: 095 Air Date: May 5, 1993 Writer: Donald P. Bellisario Director: James Whitmore, Jr. Guest Cast: Bruce McGill, John D'Aquino, Richard Herd, W. Morgan Sheppard, Stephan McHatrie, Mike Genovese, Susan Diol, Dan Butler, Dennis Wolfberg, Kevin McDermott, Ferdinand Carangelo, Brad Silverman, J. D. Daniels, Michael Bellisario Sam lands in a not-so-ordinary bar in a coal mining town, where strange things are happening and familiar people don't know him. With the help of another Al, he still has something to set right ... or is there more than one thing he needs to change? Last show of the series (so far).