Quantum Leap

Season 3 Episode 1

The Leap Home

Aired Friday 12:00 AM Sep 28, 1990 on NBC

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  • Sam finally leaps home, but as his 16-year-old self. Ziggy theorizes that Sam's there to win a basketball game, thus greatly improving the futures of all involved in that game. However, aware of the tragic fate of his family, Sam's more concerned with ch

    This is easily one of my favorite episodes of Quantum Leap. Sam is confronted with the fact that, in spite of all the other lives he has saved or improved, he may not be able to save the lives of those that matter most to him. So great is Sam's frustration that he considers giving up his mission. In this we see Sam's humanity. He's getting tired of fixing everyone elses' lives, while his world seems to crumble around him. I personally always liked displays of humanity in fantasy settings, so this really made me like this episode. Sam is just a normal guy stuck in the stream of time, fixing everyone else's problems, but he can't seem to help those he loves. He obviously does the right thing (not exactly the best season opener if the main character gives up), but at least it shows that Sam has to win a personal battle to do what must be done. In conclusion, The Leap Home is a supurb episode. If you saw this review, you will like this episode.