Quantum Leap

Season 3 Episode 10

A Little Miracle

Aired Friday 12:00 AM Dec 21, 1990 on NBC
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Episode Summary

December 24, 1962: On Christmas Eve, Sam leap into Reginald Pierson, valet to a wealthy, heartless contractor, who is in danger of losing his soul in an attempt to demolish a Salvation Army mission, so he can build "Blake's Plaza". Seeing a similarity to the Dickens character, Sam and Al decide to use Al and some holographic tricks to "Scrooge" the greed out of the man.moreless

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Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell

Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci

Scott Bakula

Scott Bakula

Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett

Charles Rocket

Charles Rocket

Michael G. Blake

Guest Star

Melinda McGraw

Melinda McGraw

Captain Laura Downie

Guest Star

Robert Lesser

Robert Lesser


Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When one of the old pictures of Michael Blakes family is shown, his birth year was 1920, as he was 8 years old in 1928. But the date of birth on his headstone towards the end of his "Future-Scrooging" scene shows he was born in 1922.

    • At the end of the closing credits Dean Stockwell and Scott Bakula express their holiday wishes with "Merry Christmas everyone!"

    • When Sam is leaping and the bright light begins to cover the screen, everything surrounding Sam usually freezes but this time you can see Al moving his arms.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Sam: Sir! Maybe you can find a way to accommodate both your needs.
      Blake: Pearson! You're way out of line!
      Sam: Yah...Yes Sir.
      Blake: I think you should worry about your job and let me worry about mine.
      Al: Which is being a grouch!
      Blake: What did you say? Well … (Blake steps backwards and faces Al, who is speechless.)
      Calloway: Who are you talking to Sir?
      Blake: I'm talking to this jerk! Right here! (Al has punched the hand link to disappear) Well...where did he go?
      Sam: (Looking around) Who?
      Blake: Never mind Pearson!

    • Al: He's a real scrooge.
      Sam: Yeah, well, you can say that again.
      Al: Scrooge!
      Sam: Al. Al, you're a genius.
      Al: I am.
      Sam: Yes, you are.
      Al: I am?
      Sam: Absolutely. Michael is Scrooge, right? He's alone, he's miserable. It's like, uh, Charles, um...
      Al: Dickens.
      Sam: ...um, Dickens, it's like he created his character based on this guy.
      Al: So?
      Sam: So, we Scrooge him.

    • Sam: I wonder if he would have knocked on that door if you hadn't put the star up there.
      Al: (stuttering) I didn't put the star up there!
      Sam: Merry Christmas, Al.
      Al: Merry Christmas, Sam.

    • Blake: I don't wanna die alone...Hated, forgotton!
      Sam: There's still some time to change things, sir.

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