Quantum Leap

Season 2 Episode 21

Sea Bride

Aired Friday 12:00 AM May 02, 1990 on NBC
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Episode Summary

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.

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  • After a string of mediocre episodes, QL comes back with a funny and exciting installment.

    This is perhaps one of the best episodes in Season Two, if for no other reason than for the tango sequence in the ship's ballroom. The episode is filled with great humor and some pretty exciting moments, as well. Between Al's whimsical remarks and the mobster's Godfather attitudes (and the fact that Vincent is horrible with his quotations)and a harrowing adventure for Sam in the trash bin, this has all the elements of a terrific episode.

    Also included is a mini story arc that will bring Season Two into its conclusion. This is another mission where Sam has to get a girl to fall in love with him, and Al mentions that you only get one shot at true love. This is a reference to his first wife, an aspect of Al's life that will be seen full-force in the next episode. It's a vague reference, but these little arcs are few and far between with Sam Leaping all over the place through history.moreless
Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell

Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci

Scott Bakula

Scott Bakula

Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett

Beverly Leech

Beverly Leech

Catherine Farrington

Guest Star

J.G. Hertzler

J.G. Hertzler

Weathers Farrington

Guest Star

James Harper

James Harper

Vincent Loggia

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Vincent Loggia: And like Shakespeare said, "If thy eye offends thee, pluck it out."

      The line is actually from the King James version of the Bible; Mark 9:47 begins, "And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out ...."

    • Vincent Loggia: Love hath no rot like a woman scorned. (Everyone stares at him.) Shakespeare.

      The line is usually quoted as "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," but the actual quotation reads, "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned," and it is from the 1697 play The Mourning Bride by William Congreve, not Shakespeare.

    • Weathers Fearrington: That's it, Dumont. Let's have it out, right now. Mano-a-mano.

      Al: That means man-to-man, Sam.

      Sam: I know what it means.

      "Mano-a-mano" actually means "hand-to-hand," as "mano" is the Spanish word for "hand." Sam would know that, as the earlier episode "All Americans" established that Sam is fluent in Spanish.

  • QUOTES (6)

  • NOTES (4)


    • Before the wedding sequence, Margaret Thatcher is paged over the ship's P.A. system.

      Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. In 1954, she was specializing in tax issues as a Barrister.

    • When Vincent and his henchmen confront Sam after the tango sequence, Sam says, "It sounds like you're making me an offer I can't refuse."

      This is an undeniable reference to The Godfather.