Quantum Leap Episode Guide

Fifth Year:

Lee Harvey Oswald

Leapdates:      October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963
(Alternate Titles:  Leaping On A String, Leap To Judgement)

Episode Number: 075
Air Date:       September 22, 1992
Writer:         Donald P. Bellisario
Director:       James Whitmore, Jr.
Guest Cast:     Reni Stanton, Willie Garson, Natasha Pavlova, Elya
                Baskin, Donna Magnani, Dennis Wolfberg
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.

Leaping Of The Shrew

Leapdate:       September 27, 1956
(Alternate Title:  Washed Away, When Venus Smiles)

Episode Number: 076
Air Date:       September 29, 1992
Writer:         Richard Okie & Robin Jill Bernheim
Director:       Alan J. Levi
Guest Cast:     Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan)
Awards:         Motion Picture Sound Editors:
                Automatic Dialogue Replacement editing
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.

Nowhere To Run

Leapdate:       August 10, 1968

Episode Number: 077
Air Date:       October 6, 1992
Writer:         Tommy Thompson
Director:       Alan J. Levi
Guest Cast:     Michael Boatman, Jennifer Aniston (Friends), Norman Snow, Gene
                Lythgow, Judith Hoag
As a Marine captain whose legs were amputated after a mishap 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.

Killin' Time

Leapdate:       June 18, 1958

Episode Number: 078
Air Date:       October 20, 1992
Writer:         Tommy Thompson
Director:       Michael Watkins
Guest Cast:     Connie Ray, Cameron Dye, Jim Haynie, Joseph Malone,
                Dennis Wolfberg
Awards:         American Society of Cinematographers award nomination:
                Michael Watkins, ASC
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.

Star Light, Star Bright

Leapdate:       May 21, 1966

Episode Number: 079
Air Date:       October 27, 1992
Writer:         Richard C. Okie
Director:       Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:     Morgan Weisser, H. Richard Greene, Michael L. Maquire,
                Anne Lockhart, Guy Boyd
Sam leaps into a 79-year-old man whose son wants to have him committed when he claims to have seen UFO's. 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.

Deliver Us From Evil

Leapdate:       March 19, 1966

Episode Number: 080
Air Date:       November 10, 1992
Writer:         Robin Jill Bernheim, Tommy Thompson, & Deborah Pratt
Director:       Bob Hulme
Guest Cast:     Carolyn Seymour (Star Trek:  The Next Generation), John DiAquino (3rd Rock from the Sun), Renee Coleman (A League of Their Own), Laura
                Harrington, Kristen Cloke, Ryan McWhorter
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.


Air Date:       November 17, 1992 (Part I) &
                November 24, 1992 (Parts II & III)
Writer:         Deborah Pratt
Director:       James Whitmore, Jr.

Part I

Leapdate:       August 8, 1955
(Alternate Title:  One Little Heart)
Episode Number: 081
Guest Cast:     Mary Gordon Murry (as Leta Aider)
                Max Wright (as Doc Kinman) (Alf)
                Kimberly Cullum (Abigail Fuller, as a girl)
                Stephen Lee (as Deputy Sheriff Bo Loman)
		Fran Bennett (as Marie Billings)
		Travis Fine (as Will Kinman)
Special Guest:	Meg Foster (as Laura Fuller)
With:		W.K. Stratton (as Lawrence "Larry" Stanton III) (JAG)
		James Whitmore, Jr. (as Clayton Fuller/mirror)
A pair of unsolved murders marks just the tip of the iceberg when Sam leaps into a sheriff in a small Louisana 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.

Part II

Leapdate:       June 14, 1966
(Alternate Title:  For Your Love)
Episode Number: 082
Guest Cast:	Melora Hardin (as Abigail Fuller)
		Mary Gordon Murry (as Leta Aider)
		Wendy Robie (as Mrs. Takin)
		Christopher Curry (as Mr. Takin)
		Stephen Lee (as Shirff Bo Loman)
		Fran Bennett (as Marie Billings)
Special Guest:	Meg Foster (as Laura Fuller)
With:		Travis Fine (as Will Kinman/mirror)
		W.K. Stratton (as Lawrence "Larry" Stanton III) (JAG)
		Beth Peters (as a townswoman)
		R. Leo Schreiber (as a townswoman)
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 fiancee, following the disappearance of a young boy whom she had been babysitting.

Part III

Leapdate:       July 28, 1978
(Alternate Title:  The Last Door)
Episode Number: 083
Guest Cast:	Melora Hardin (as Abigail Fuller)
		James Greene (as Denton Waters)
		Parley Baer (as Judge Shiner)
		Stephen Lee (as Sheriff Bo Loman)
		Fran Bennett (as Marie Billings)
		Diana Bellamy (as Mrs. Sherilyn Stanton)
Special Guest:	Meg Foster (as Laura Fuller)
With:		W.K. Stratton (as Lawrence "Larry" Stanton III/mirror)
		Kimberly Cullum (as Sammy Jo Fuller)
		Lanier Edwards (as bailiff)
		Heather Lauren Olson (as Violet Aider)
Sam is an aging lawyer, recruited by Abigail, now thirty-three, to defend her when she is put on trial for the murder of Lita Aider, the woman whose daughter Abigail was accused of killing almost twenty-five years earlier.

Promised Land

Leapdate:       December 22, 1971

Episode Number: 084
Air Date:       December 15, 1992
Writer:         Gillian Horvath & Tommy Thompson
Director:       Scott Bakula
Guest Cast:     Dwier Brown, Arlen Dean Snyder, Chris Stacy, Jonathan
                Hogan, Elizabeth Dennehy, Kellie Overbey, Lorinne
                Dills-Vozoff, Elizabeth Rainey, Scott Bakula
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.

A Tale Of Two Sweeties

Leapdate:       February 25, 1958

Episode Number: 085
Air Date:       January 5, 1993
Writer:         Robin Jill Bernheim
Director:       Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:     Mary Lou Childs, Jill Tracy, Ashley Peldon, J. D. Daniels,
                Shay Astar, Michael Bellisario, Larry Manetti
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.


Leapdate:       October 19, 1968

Episode Number: 086
Air Date:       January 12, 1993
Writer:         Chris Abbott & Deborah Pratt
Director:       Bob Hulme
Guest Cast:     Max Gail (Barney Miller), Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Stephen Mills, Bill
                Calvert, Megyn Price
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 con- vincing the girl's father that his marriage can survive a liberated wife and daughter.

Dr. Ruth

Leapdate:       April 25, 1985

Episode Number: 087
Air Date:       January 19, 1993
Writer:         Robin Jill Bernheim
Director:       Stuart Margolin
Guest Cast:     Peter Spears, Anita Barone, James McDonnell, Robyn Lively,
                Dr. Ruth Westheimer
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.

Blood Moon

Leapdate:       March 10, 1975

Episode Number: 088
Air Date:       February 9, 1993
Writer:         Tommy Thompson
Director:       Alan J. Levi
Guest Cast:     Ian Buchanan, Deborah Maria Moore, Shae D'Lyn, Rod Loomis
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."


Leapdate:       October 8, 1956
(Alternate Titles:  And Forgive Us Our Sins, The Evil Men Do)

Episode Number: 089
Air Date:       February 23, 1993
Writer:         Richard C. Okie
Director:       Harvey Laidman
Guest Cast:	Renee Coleman, Carolyn Seymour, Tristan Tait, Paul
		Scherrer, Bojesse Christopher, Michael Manasseri, Neil
		Patrick Harris
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.


Leapdate:       September 16, 1987

Episode Number: 090
Air Date:       February 23, 1993
Writer:         Deborah Pratt
Director:       Debbie Allen
Guest Cast:	Renee Coleman (A League of Their Own), Carolyn Seymour (Star Trek:  The Next Generation), Hinton Battle, Rosana
		DeSoto, Katherine Cortez, Maggie Roswell, Sam Scarber,
		Barbara Montgomery
Having simo-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.

Goodbye Norma Jean

Leapdate:       April 4, 1960

Episode Number: 091
Air Date:       March 2, 1993
Writer:         Richard C. Okie
Director:       Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:     Susan Griffiths, Liz Vassey, Joris Stuyck, Stephen Root (Newsradio)
As chauffer 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.

The Beast Within

Leapdate:       November 6, 1972

Episode Number: 092
Air Date:       March 16, 1993
Writer:         John D'Aquino
Director:       Gus Trikonis
Guest Cast:     Pat Skipper, Eileen Seeley, Sean Gregory Sullivan,
                David Tom
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.

The Leap Between The States

Leapdate:       September 20, 1862

Episode Number: 093
Air Date:       March 30, 1993
Writer:         Richard C. Okie
Director:       David Hemmings
Guest Cast:     Kate McNeil, Geoffrey Lower, Michael D. Roberts,
                Neil Giuntoli
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 homeguard Confederate soldiers.

Memphis Melody

Leapdate:       July 3, 1954

Episode Number: 094
Air Date:       April 20, 1993
Writer:         Robin Jill Bernheim
Director:       James Whitmore, Jr.
Guest Cast:     Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, John Scott Clough, Lisa Jane Persky,
                Garn Stephans, Gregory Itzin, John Boyd West, Eric
                Bruskotter, Frazer Smith, Melissa Bernheim, Stephanie Scott
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.

Mirror Image

Leapdate:       August 8, 1953

Episode Number: 095
Air Date:       May 5, 1993
Writer:         Donald P. Bellisario
Director:       James Whitmore, Jr.
Guest Cast:     Bruce McGill (MacGuyver), John DiAquino (3rd Rock from the Sun), Richard Herd (ER, V), W. Morgan
                Sheppard, Stephan McHatrie (The X-Files, Highlander:  The Series), Mike Genovese (ER), Susan Diol,
                Dan Butler, Dennis Wolfberg, Kevin McDermott,
                Ferdinand Carangelo, Brad Silverman, J. D. Daniels, 
                Michael Bellisario
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? Last show of the series.