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"Lee Harvey Oswald, Part I"
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QuantumLeap
Episode No.   Season
76 5x1 Five
Original Broadcast Date September 22, 1992
Network:
IMDB: Lee Harvey Oswald, Part I
Written by Donald P. Bellisario
Directed by James Whitmore, Jr.
Leap Information
Leap Date March 21, 1963; October 5, 1957; January 6, 1959; October 21, 1959
Leapee Lee Harvey Oswald
Chronological Information
Preceded by A Leap For Lisa
Followed by Lee Harvey Oswald, Part II


Sam leaps into various points in the life of Lee Harvey Oswald (played by Willie Garson) in an effort to seemingly prevent him from killing President John F. Kennedy or find the truth about the events that day. However, the objective is made more complex by the fact that their minds are merging. Sam starts to believe he is Oswald. If Al can't bring Sam back, it will be Sam Beckett who pulls the trigger on Kennedy that fateful day in Dallas. In the end, Oswald is the lone assassin of JFK (Al speculating that people made up the idea of a conspiracy rather than face the idea that we are all still so vulnerable that one man could kill the President that easily). Sam makes a final leap into U.S. Secret Service agent Clint Hill who climbed on the back of the President's limousine during the assassination.In the episode dénouement,Al reveals that an alternate history had previously occurred where Jackie Kennedy (played by Karen Ingram) also died and Sam's actual mission was to save her.

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