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Episode Guide

    • The Leap Home Part II - Vietnam
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/5/90
      9.6

      April 7, 1970: 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. Sam also finds that he could have changed another life closer to home, if only he'd known...

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    • The Leap Home
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/28/90
      9.6

      November 25, 1969: As himself at the age of 16, Sam experiences an emotional leap when has the opportunity to both win the high school basketball championship and save his family from their sad fates.

    • M.I.A.
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      5/9/90
      9.6

      April 1, 1969: 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.

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    • A Leap for Lisa
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      5/20/92
      9.4
      June 25, 1957: Sam leaps into Al Calavicci to prevent the death of his married 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 disturbingly different situation at Project Quantum Leap.
    • Shock Theater
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      5/22/91
      9.3

      October 3, 1954: Leaping into Sam Beederman, 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 personae from previous Leaps, all of which occurred on future dates. 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.

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    • The Leap Back
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/18/91
      9.3
      June 15, 1945: 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 girlfriend.
    • Jimmy
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/22/89
      9.3

      October 14, 1964: 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, in order to prevent his brother from returning Jimmy to the institution where he previously lived.

    • Mirror Image
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      5/5/93
      9.3
      August 8, 1953: 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?
    • The Leap Between The States
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      3/30/93
      9.2
      September 20, 1862: 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.moreless
    • Good Morning, Peoria
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/8/89
      9.2
      September 9, 1959: 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.
    • Return of the Evil Leaper
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      2/23/93
      9.1
      October 8, 1956: 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.moreless
    • The Color of Truth
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      5/3/89
      9.1

      August 8, 1955: In the life of Jesse Tyler, an aging black chauffeur, Sam must face discrimination 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.

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    • So Help Me God
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/29/89
      9.1
      July 29, 1957: 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.
    • The Wrong Stuff
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/6/91
      9.0
      January 24, 1961: The fates make a monkey out of Sam when he leaps into Bobo, an astro-chimp who must avoid succumbing to the experiments of an Air Force neurologist.
    • For Your Love; Trilogy, Part 2
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/24/92
      9.0
      June 14, 1966: 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 fiancée, following the disappearance of a young boy whom she had been babysitting.
    • Deliver Us From Evil
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/10/92
      9.0
      March 19, 1966: 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.moreless
    • Justice
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/9/91
      9.0
      May 11, 1965: 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.
    • The Last Door; Trilogy, Part 3
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      11/24/92
      9.0
      July 28, 1978: Sam is an aging lawyer, recruited by Abigail, now thirty-three, to defend her when she is put on trial for the murder of Leta Aider, the woman whose daughter Abigail was accused of killing almost twenty-five years earlier.
    • What Price Gloria?
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/25/89
      9.0
      October 16, 1961: 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.
    • One Little Heart; Trilogy, Part 1
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/17/92
      8.9
      August 8, 1955: A pair of unsolved murders marks just the tip of the iceberg when Sam leaps into a sheriff in a small Louisiana 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.moreless
    • Revenge of the Evil Leaper
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      2/23/93
      8.9
      September 16, 1987: Having simu-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.moreless
    • Genesis (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      3/26/89
      8.9

      September 13, 1956: Although the Project Quantum Leap isn't ready yet, Sam Beckett doesn't listen to supercomputer Ziggy, 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.

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    • Lee Harvey Oswald (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      9/22/92
      8.9
      October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963: 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.moreless
    • Temptation Eyes
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/22/92
      8.9
      February 1, 1985: 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.
    • Killin' Time
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/20/92
      8.9
      June 18, 1958: 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.moreless
    • Nowhere to Run
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/6/92
      8.8
      August 10, 1968: As a Marine captain whose legs were amputated due to a war injury 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.moreless
    • Raped
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      10/30/91
      8.8
      June 20, 1980: 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.
    • The Americanization of Machiko
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/11/89
      8.8
      August 4, 1953: 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.
    • Black on White on Fire
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/9/90
      8.8
      August 11, 1965: Sam leaps into a black medical student engaged to a white woman, where he must ensure that he and his fiancée survive the Watts Riot together.
    • Pool Hall Blues
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/14/90
      8.8
      September 4, 1954: 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.
    • Genesis (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      3/26/89
      8.8

      September 13, 1956: As Tom Stratton, Sam comforts his (Tom's) wife and prevents her from having a premature birth. This is what he was sent to do, allowing him to leap home (he hopes). But instead of leaping home, he leaps into Ken Fox, a minor league baseball player in Texas at the end of the 1968 season.

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    • Ghost Ship
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      3/4/92
      8.8
      August 13, 1956: 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.moreless
    • Future Boy
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      3/13/91
      8.8
      October 6, 1957: Sam leaps Kenny Sharp, better known as "Future Boy", sidekick to Moe Stein's "Captain Galaxy", 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.moreless
    • Last Dance Before An Execution
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      5/1/91
      8.8

      May 12, 1971: "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, but the hardest part of this mission will be figuring out the real reason for his leap.

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    • Lee Harvey Oswald (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/22/92
      8.7
      October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963: 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.moreless
    • Liberation
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      1/12/93
      8.7
      October 16, 1968: 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 convincing the girl's father that his marriage can survive a liberated wife and daughter.
    • Another Mother
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/10/90
      8.7

      September 30, 1981: 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 as himself as well as Al.

    • Camikazi Kid
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      5/10/89
      8.7

      June 6, 1961: As a high school teenager, Sam must prevent his sister from marrying an abusive drinker before the wedding takes place in three days. Sam remembers that his own sister had a similar problem and he was unable to help, and he vows not to fail this time.

    • Runaway
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      1/4/91
      8.7
      July 4, 1964: 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 what "could have been".
    • Promised Land
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/15/92
      8.7
      December 22, 1971: 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.
    • It's A Wonderful Leap
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      4/1/92
      8.7
      May 10, 1958: 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.moreless
    • Roberto!
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      3/11/92
      8.6
      January 27, 1982: Sam, as "Roberto!" is a tabloid talk show host a la Geraldo. Roberto tries to uncover a mystery at a local chemical plant, a mystery may prove to be deadly for his asthmatic rival and co-worker.
    • Honeymoon Express
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/20/89
      8.6
      April 27, 1960: As Tom McBride, a New York City cop on his honeymoon, Sam must save himself from his new bride's 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.moreless
    • Blind Faith
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/1/89
      8.6

      February 6, 1964: 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.

    • Dreams
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/13/91
      8.6
      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
    • A Little Miracle
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/21/90
      8.6
      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
    • Permanent Wave
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/16/91
      8.6
      June 2, 1983: Sam leaps into Frank Bianca, a hairstylist in leather pants, to prevent the death of a young murder witness and his mother.
    • Running For Honor
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/15/92
      8.6
      June 11, 1964: 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.
    • Double Identity
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      4/21/89
      8.6
      November 8, 1965: Leaping into a mob hitman, Sam is unsure what his goal is, but is having an affair with the girlfriend of a Mafia don. As Al leads an attempt by the Project to return Sam to his own timeline, Sam must sort the hitman's complicated relationship out.
    • Good Night, Dear Heart
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      3/7/90
      8.6
      November 9, 1957: Rather than saving the damsel of the episode, who supposedly committed suicide, Sam is the coroner who must prove that she was murdered, and then find out by whom.
    • Sea Bride
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      5/2/90
      8.6
      June 3, 1954: 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.
    • The Boogieman
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/26/90
      8.5

      October 31, 1964: Things do more than go bump in the night when Sam leaps into Joshua Rey, a horror novelist, on Halloween. Although Ziggy claims he's there to prevent the death of a church deacon, things go awry when a string of people connected to Joshua suddenly begin to die under very strange circumstances.

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    • Play It Again, Seymour
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      5/17/89
      8.5
      April 14, 1953: With looks that could double for Humphrey Bogart, Sam is Nick 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.moreless
    • Star-Crossed
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      3/31/89
      8.4
      June 15, 1972: As Dr. Gerald Bryant, a literature professor at the same Ohio college attended by his one-time fiancée, Sam has to prevent an amorous co-ed from attaching 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, perhaps, giving Sam a second shot at marriage.moreless
    • 8 1/2 Months
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      3/6/91
      8.4
      November 15, 1955: 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.
    • Private Dancer
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      3/20/91
      8.4
      October 6, 1979: 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, because she's deaf, the choreographer doesn't believe she has the time to give the talented young lady the attention she'll need.moreless
    • Disco Inferno
      Disco Inferno
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/27/89
      8.4
      April 1, 1976: As a stuntman, Sam is to save the life of his younger brother, while trying 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 stunt work.
    • The Curse of Ptah-Hotep
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      4/22/92
      8.4
      March 2, 1957: 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 encroaching 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.moreless
    • Memphis Melody
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      4/20/93
      8.4
      July 3, 1954: 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.
    • Play Ball
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      9/25/91
      8.4
      August 6, 1961: 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 baby-sit the porcine team mascot, all while resisting the amorous advances of the women in his life.
    • Catch A Falling Star
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/6/89
      8.3
      May 21, 1979: Sam leaps into Ray Hutton, the understudy for the role of Don Quixote just seconds before curtain time. His mission: prevent the drunken star from falling and seriously injuring himself during a benefit performance of "Man of La Mancha". 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.moreless
    • Miss Deep South
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/2/90
      8.3
      June 7, 1958: 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 allows a sleazy pageant photographer to take nude photos of her with the promise of a huge future. He must also save Darlene's future by ensuring that she finishes third in the pageant, which provides the scholarship she'll use to become a doctor.moreless
    • A Hunting Will We Go
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      4/18/91
      8.3
      June 18, 1976: It's the leap from hell as Sam, a bounty hunter handcuffed to a wily 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.
    • Unchained
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      11/27/91
      8.3
      November 2, 1956: 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.
    • Dr. Ruth
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      1/19/93
      8.3
      April 25, 1985: 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.moreless
    • A Single Drop of Rain
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/20/91
      8.2
      September 7, 1953: A devastating drought will be the ruin of a small town unless Sam, as Billy Beaumont, "purveyor of precipitation and maker of rain," can find a way to make it rain, while keeping his family together in the process.
    • The Right Hand of God
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      4/7/89
      8.2
      October 24, 1974: 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 expects him to take a dive in the final round, 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.moreless
    • Animal Frat
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/3/90
      8.2
      October 19, 1967: 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.
    • Freedom
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/14/90
      8.2
      November 22, 1970: 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 at home and in peace.
    • Her Charm
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/7/90
      8.2
      September 26, 1973: Protecting a female member of the witness protection program from a mafia hitman proves difficult for Sam, since the FBI appears to have an informant confounding his attempts to hide her.
    • Piano Man
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      3/27/91
      8.2
      November 10, 1985: Joey Dinardo is a lounge lizard on the run from mob hitmen. When Sam leaps in, his ex-girlfriend and former musical partner has found him, and now both are on a run for their lives from a killer who seems to know their every move.
    • Stand Up
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      5/13/92
      8.2
      April 30, 1959: Sam, as the singing half of a comedy team, soon finds that trying to convince two people that they're truly in love is no laughing matter, especially when one of them is the object of a sleazy casino owner's desire.
    • How the Tess Was Won
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      4/14/89
      8.2
      August 5, 1956: 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.moreless
    • Hurricane
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/2/91
      8.2
      August 17, 1969: Sam meets Cissy, and an unknown killer, when he leaps into a deputy sheriff in a small Mississippi town, lying in the path of a deadly Hurricane Camille.
    • Leaping of the Shrew
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      9/29/92
      8.1
      September 27, 1956: 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.
    • The Great Spontini
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/16/90
      8.1
      May 9, 1974: 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. He also learns that he must save his beloved daughter from a grisly fate.
    • Thou Shalt Not...
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/15/89
      8.1
      February 2, 1974: 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.
    • Nuclear Family
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      5/15/91
      8.1
      October 26, 1962: 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.
    • Leaping in Without a Net
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/28/90
      8.1
      November 18, 1958: 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.
    • A Song for the Soul
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      2/26/92
      8.1
      April 7, 1963: 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.
    • Glitter Rock
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      4/10/91
      8.1
      April 12, 1974: 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.
    • A Tale of Two Sweeties
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      1/5/93
      8.1
      February 25, 1958: 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.moreless
    • Rebel Without a Clue
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/30/90
      8.0
      September 1, 1958: As "Bones," a member of a motorcycle gang, Sam is an uneasy rider who has to prevent a Jack Kerouac-inspired young woman from meeting her death on the road.
    • Maybe Baby
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      4/4/90
      8.0
      March 11, 1963: Babysitting a kidnapped tot and a flaky, compulsively lying stripper keeps Sam busy as they cross Texas, on the run from the legal father and a squad of cops.
    • A Portrait for Troian
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/13/89
      8.0
      February 7, 1971: Sam leaps into a renowned 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's voice calling to her.
    • The Beast Within
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      3/16/93
      8.0
      November 6, 1972: 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.moreless
    • Moments to Live
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      4/8/92
      8.0
      May 4, 1985: 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.
    • The Play's the Thing
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      1/8/92
      7.9
      September 9, 1969: 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.moreless
    • Heart of a Champion
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      5/8/91
      7.8
      July 23, 1955: 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.moreless
    • The Last Gunfighter
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/29/92
      7.8
      November 28, 1957: 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.
    • Goodbye Norma Jean
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      3/2/93
      7.8
      April 4, 1960: As chauffeur 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.
    • All Americans
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/17/90
      7.8
      November 6, 1962: Keeping his best friend from throwing the high school championship football game, costing both of them their scholarship offers, Sam must also get their families to consolidate.
    • One Strobe Over the Line
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/19/90
      7.7
      June 15, 1965: Sam is a photographer who must save a fashion model from a growing dependency on amphetamines and a predatory manager's own ambitions.
    • Blood Moon
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      2/9/93
      7.7
      March 10, 1975: 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."
    • Southern Comforts
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      4/3/91
      7.7
      August 4, 1961: It's the best little cathouse 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.
    • Star Light, Star Bright
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      10/27/92
      7.6
      May 21, 1966: Sam leaps into a 79-year-old man whose son wants to have him committed when he claims to have seen UFOs. 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 anticipated UFO sighting.moreless
    • Leap of Faith
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/12/90
      7.4
      August 19, 1963: Sam finds himself in one holy mess as a priest in Philadelphia, trying to help an alcoholic priest deal with his own demons while searching for the murderer of a young parishioner.
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