|Leapdate:||September 13, 1956
|Air Date:||March 26, 1989|
|Writer:||Donald P. Bellisario|
|Guest Cast:||Jennifer Runyon, John Allen Nelson, W. K. Stratton (JAG), Newell Alexander, Lee DeBroux, Larry Poindexter, Bruce McGill (MacGuyver)|
|Awards:||Emmy Winner: Cinematography: Roy Wagner|
Although the project isn't ready yet, Sam 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. Instead, Sam leaps after saving his wife and child, only to find that rather than leaping home, he's leapt into Ken Fox, a minor league baseball player in Texas, at the end of the 1968 season, where he must make the winning play in order to leap.
Leapdate: June 15, 1972 Episode Number: 002 Air Date: March 31, 1989 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Mark Sobel Guest Cast: Teri Hatcher (Lois and Clark), Leslie Sachs, Michael Gregory, Michael McGradyAs Dr. Gerald Bryant, a literature professor at the Ohio college attended by his one-time fiancee, 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, maybe, give himself a second shot at marriage.
Leapdate: October 24, 1974 Episode Number: 003 Air Date: April 7, 1989 Writer: John Hill Director: Gilbert Shilton Guest Cast: Guy Stockwell, Michelle Joyner, Teri Copley, Alex Colon, Nancy CulpHaving 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 counts on him to take a dive in the final bout, 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.
Leapdate: August 5, 1956 Episode Number: 004 Air Date: April 14, 1989 Writer: Deborah Arakelian Director: Ivan Dixon Guest Cast: Lance LeGault, Kari Lizer, Marshall R. Teague, Scott FultsAs 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.
Leapdate: November 8, 1965 Episode Number: 005 Air Date: April 21, 1989 Writer: Donald P. Bellisario Director: Aaron Lipstadt Guest Cast: Terri Garber, Michael Genovese (ER), Joe Santos, Tom Silardi, Page Moseley, Nick Cassavetes Awards: Winner: Emmy - Hairstyling: Virginia KernsThough his goal as a mafia hitman named Frankie is unclear, Sam follows a list of instructions, supplied by Ziggy in an effort to bring Sam back to the Project. These instructions result in the Great East Coast Blackout and, rather than leaping home, Sam finds himself in the life of the mafia don who's been jealously preventing a romance between Frankie and the don's girlfriend. Sam believes he knows his mission, and publicly announces Frankie's marriage to the girlfriend, putting himself in a position to call a winning Bingo number.
Leapdate: August 8, 1955 Episode Number: 006 Air Date: May 3, 1989 Writer: Deborah Pratt Director: Michael Vejar Guest Cast: Susan French, Royce D. Applegate, Michael D. Roberts, James Ingersoll, Kimberly Bailey Awards: Deborah Pratt (award unknown)In the life of Jesse Tyler, an aging black man, 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.
Leapdate: June 6, 1961 Episode Number: 007 Air Date: May 10, 1989 Writer: Paul Brown Director: Alan J. Levi Guest Cast: Romy Windsor, Kevin Blair, Robert Costanzo, Holly Fields, Jason Priestly (Beverly Hills 90210), Richard McGonagle, Janet CarrollAs a high school nerd, Sam is required to prevent the marriage of his sister to an abusive drinker, with the wedding only three days away. By drag racing the prospective husband, beating him with a car that couldn't have won without nitrous oxide, Sam shows the groom's true tendencies.
Leapdate: April 14, 1953 Episode Number: 008 Air Date: May 17, 1989 Writer: Teleplay: Scott Shepard & Donald P. Bellisario Story: Tom Blomquist, Scott Shepard, & Donald P. Bellisario Director: Aaron Lipstadt Guest Cast: Claudia Christian (Babylon 5), Willie Garson, Paul LinkeWith 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.