Quantum Leap

Season 4 Episode 8


Aired Friday 12:00 AM Nov 13, 1991 on NBC
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Episode Summary

February 28, 1979: 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.moreless

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    Dean Stockwell

    Dean Stockwell

    Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci

    Scott Bakula

    Scott Bakula

    Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett

    Bill Marcus

    Bill Marcus

    Captain Vincent

    Guest Star

    Alan Scarfe

    Alan Scarfe

    Dr. Mason Crane

    Guest Star

    Tim Ahern

    Tim Ahern

    Peter DeCaro

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Sam's leap at the start of the episode is at a different point in time than in the end-of-episode cliffhanger in "The Wrong Stuff." In the cliffhanger, Sam leaps in while exploring the darkened house, coming across the bloodstained carpet, and then tripping and falling onto it. In the actual episode, the arrival occurs just as Sam is falling onto the carpet. This creates a small continuity error later in the story when Sam tells Al that Sam tripped and fell on the carpet, which he wouldn't have remembered doing had Sam's arrival occurred when it did.

      • When Al and Sam are walking in the sunshine, Al's shadow can be seen clearly on the ground. As a hologram, Al should not have a shadow.

      • When Sam realizes that part of Jack is still stuck in his mind, he asks Al if he remembers when they simul-Leaped, merging his mind with Al's. Al claims that he doesn't, even though he brought up this mind melding back in Permanent Wave, and we've already seen that Al remains outside of the changes Sam makes in the time stream.

        However, the delivery of the line by Dean Stockwell suggests that Al is lying, probably trying to get Sam to stop thinking about it; more than likely this is because Al is sworn to secrecy about Sam's wife's existence, which could be remembered by Sam if he pushes the subject to far.

      • When Al discovers who will be the murderer, you can see him say, "Jack is", but there was an obvious voice over, because his voice said, "you are".

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