Quantum Leap

Season 5 Episode 4

Nowhere to Run

Aired Friday 12:00 AM Oct 06, 1992 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Al refers to the orderly as Florence Nightingale.

      Florence Nightingale is a slang term for nurses derived from the historical Florence Nightingale, a nurse during the Crimean War who was known for her compassion and kind-hearted and selfless approach to caring for the sick and wounded.

      (It is doubtful Al is implying the man has these qualities. Instead, Al is most likely using the nomenclature as an insult, as in 1968, the year Sam leaped into, it was considered socially embarrassing for a man to be a nurse.)