Quantum Leap: Season 5Edit
|Quantum Leap: Season 5|
|Quantum Leap Season 5 DVD cover|
- Previous season: Season Four
- Next season: None - end of Series
This page lists all of the episodes which were aired in Season 5, the final season, of the NBC-TV series Quantum Leap (TV series). A total of twenty-two were aired from the series opening episode "Lee Harvey Oswald (Part 1) – Leaping On A String", which was part of a two episode story, which premiered on September 22, 1992, to the season finale episode, "Mirror Image" which aired on May 5, 1993.
Season 5 (1992-1993)Edit
|Season 5 episodes|
|Image||# in Series||# in Season||Title||Written by||Directed by||Leap location/date||Original air date||Prod.code|
|76||1||"Lee Harvey Oswald, Part I"||Donald P. Bellisario||James Whitmore, Jr.||Dallas, TX, March 21, 1963|
Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
October 5–7, 1957 /
Tustin, CA, January 6, 1959
|September 22, 1992||68102A (5x1)|
|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.|
|77||2||"Lee Harvey Oswald, Part II"||Donald P. Bellisario||Michael Zinberg||Dallas, TX, November 21-23, 1963||September 22, 1992||68102B (5x2)|
|As the date for Dallas draws nearer, Oswald's personality is getting harder to control. Al is finding it harder to connect with Sam. Is Sam supposed to save the President, or unearth the conspiracy? In the end, Oswald is revealed to be 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.|
|78||3||"Leaping of The Shrew"||Robin Jill Bernheim and Richard C. Okie||Alan J. Levi||Agean Sea|
September 27, 1956
|September 29, 1992||68104 (5x3)|
| Sam finds his patience tested when he leaps into Nikos Stathatos (played by Socrates Alafouzos) in a lifeboat with a bratty, self-obsessed heiress Vanessa Foster (played by Brooke Shields) and end up stuck on an island from which they will not be rescued for nine years... The episode refers to Swept Away (1974).
Note: This episode is almost a parody of Brooke Shield's movie The Blue Lagoon.
|79||4||"Nowhere To Run||Tommy Thompson||Alan J. Levi||San Diego, CA|
August 10, 1968
|October 19, 1990||66409 (5x4)|
| Sam leaps into Ronald Miller (played by Michael Carpenter), a legless Vietnam vet in a veterans' hospital who must save the life of a quadriplegic soldier while still keeping his wife from leaving him so that his eldest son can save a tank troop in the Gulf War.
Note: A pre-Friends Jennifer Aniston and pre-Spin City Michael Boatman (who coincidentally played a doctor called Sam Beckett on the ABC-TV series China Beach) guest star. Judith Hoag (known for the role of April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie) also guest stars.
|80||5||"Killin' Time"||Tommy Thompson||Michael Watkins||Pine County, OK|
June 18, 1958
|October 20, 1992||68115 (5x5)|
| Sam leaps into escape convict Leon Stiles (played by Cameron Dye), a dangerous criminal who has taken a mother and her young daughter hostage. Meanwhile, Al must find the homicidal Stiles, who has escaped from the project waiting room, leaving Gushie to act as a temporary Observer.
Note: This episode provides a rare glimpse of the present world outside Project Quantum Leap.
|81||6||"Star Light, Star Bright"||Christopher Hibler||Richard C. Okie||Charlmont, MA|
May 21, 1966
|October 27, 1992||68101 (5x6)|
|Sam is Maxwell Stoddard (played by Douglas Stark), an eccentric grandfather living with his son and his family. He must prevent his teenage grandson from running away and getting caught up in the drug culture while also preventing the grandfather from being sent to a mental institution for his wild stories about UFOs.|
|82||7||"Deliver Us From Evil"||Deborah Pratt, Robin Jill Bernheim & Tommy Thompson||Bob Hulme||Watts, Los Angeles, CA|
March 19, 1966
|November 10, 1992||68109 (5x7)|
|Sam leaps back into Jimmy LaMotta (played by Brad Silverman), but is perplexed when he finds that the happy future he supposedly ensured in his previous leap is not taking place, and his brother's marriage is falling apart. Shortly thereafter, Sam finds something he never expected A female quantum leaper named Alia (played by Renee Coleman) is apparently there to "put wrong what once went right".|
|83||8||"Trilogy Part I: One Little Heart"||Deborah Pratt||James Whitmore, Jr.||Pottersville, LA|
August 8, 1955
|November 17, 1992||68105 (5x8)|
| Sam leaps into a small Louisiana town as a sheriff named Clayton Fuller (played by James Whitmore, Jr.) who's also the father of young Abigail Fuller (played by Kimberly Cullum), a girl accused by a local townswoman named Leta Aider (played by Mary Gordon Murray) of killing her husband and daughter. Leta is the only surviving member of her deceased family and believes Abigail to be cursed.
Note: Sheriff Clayton Fuller (Sam's mirror image in this episode) is played by episode director James Whitmore, Jr. For the only time, this episode's leap date is the same as a previous one (season 1's "The Color Of Truth").
|84||9||"Trilogy Part II: For Your Love"||Deborah Pratt||James Whitmore, Jr.||Pottersville, LA|
June 14, 1966
|November 24, 1992||68112 (5x9)|
|Sam again leaps into the life of Abigail Fuller (Melora Hardin)... this time as her soon-to-be husband William "Will" Kinman (played by Travis Fine). Sam begins to fall for her himself, but a lynch mob led by Leta Aider (again played by Mary Gordon Murray) may hang her if Sam does not find the runaway child Abigail was babysitting.|
|85||10||"Trilogy Part III: The Last Door"||Deborah Pratt||James Whitmore, Jr.||Pottersville, LA <br<December 28, 1978||November 24, 1992||68113 (5x10)|
|Sam leaps into Lawrence "Larry" Stanton III (played by W.K. Stratton), a lawyer who defends Abigail (played by Melora Hardin) on trial for the murder of Leta Aider (Mary Gordon Murray), the woman who accused her of killing her husband and daughter twenty-three years earlier. Secrets are revealed, the family history comes unraveled, and surprises are in store for Sam as he discovers the heritage behind Abigail's daughter, Sammy Jo Fuller (played by Kimberly Cullum).|
|86||11||"Promised Land"||Gillian Horvath & Tommy Thompson||Scott Bakula||Elk Ridge, Indiana|
July 4, 1964
|December 12, 1992||68110 (5x11)|
|Sam leaps back into his hometown in 1971 as William "Willie" Walters (played by Daniel Engstrom), one of three brothers who are robbing the town bank in order to pay off a loan. Sam must uncover the reason the bank lent money to these farmers who could not possibly pay it back, while trying to prevent the brothers from being killed when they try to escape.|
|87||12||"A Tale of Two Sweeties"||Robin Jill Bernheim||Christopher Hibler||Pompano Beach Air Park, FL|
February 25, 1968
|January 5, 1993||67301 (5x12)|
|Sam finds himself between the proverbial rock and hard place when he leaps into a bigamist named Martin "Marty" Ellroy, with a 50% chance of picking the right family to stay with.|
|88||13||"Liberation"||Chris Abbott & Deborah Pratt||Bob Hulme||Connecticut|
October 16, 1968
|October 15, 1968||66417 (3x13)|
|Sam leaps into a Margaret Sanders, a housewife who must convince her husband that the family can survive and even thrive with feminism. He must also persuade the daughter that advances for women must come about through nonviolent means and persuade a woman working in the husband's firm to be more assertive about her ideas for the company.|
|89||14||"Dr. Ruth"||Stuart Margolin||Robin Jill Bernheim||Manhattan, New York City, NY|
April 25, 1985
|January 19, 1993||68114 (5x14)|
| As the famous sex doctor Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Sam must help a woman stand up to the sexual harassment of her boss and get his coworkers together, while the real Dr. Ruth helps Al deal with his fear of abandonment and his inability to tell a woman that he loves her.
Note: This episode marks the only time that Sam has leaps into two women in a row and the only time the Leapee is seen being replaced in the waiting room at the conclusion of the episode.
|90||15||"Blood Moon"'||Tommy Thompson||Alan J. Levi||Outside of London, England, UK|
March 10, 1975
|February 9, 1993||68117 (5x15)|
|SSam leaps into an eccentric artist named Lord Nigel Corrington, who lives a strange, Gothic lifestyle. He has only a few hours to save his wife from a grisly death, supposedly at the hands of a vampire, while dealing with Al's own conviction that his host actually is the walking dead.|
|91||16||"Return of The Evil Leaper"||Richard C. Okie||Harvey Laidman||North Falls, NYbr>October 8, 1956||February 23, 1993||68124 (5x16)|
|As a nerdy college kid named Arnold Watkins (played by Tristan Tait) who dresses up as a superhero , Sam must stop a fraternity from holding chicken races as part of their initiation. While back in the waiting room, Al must convince Sam's host to give up his dangerous lifestyle and help him deal with the murder of his parents. However, the sudden return of the Evil Leaper Alia (played by Renée Coleman) makes the task significantly harder.|
|92||17||"Revenge of The Evil Leaper"||Deborah Pratt||Debbie Allen||Detroit, Mallard, Ohio|
September 16, 1987
|February 23, 1993||68125 (5x18)|
|Leaping into Elizabeth Tate (played by Cynthia Steele) in a women's prison (accompanied by former Evil Leaper Alia (), Sam must keep the reformed ex-Evil Leaper from being caught by Zoey (Carolyn Seymour), her former Observer while also trying to keep his host from being executed for the murder of a fellow inmate.|
|93||18||"Goodbye Norma Jean"||Richard C. Okie||Christopher Hibler||Hollywood, CA|
April 4, 1960
|March 2, 1993||68115 (5x18)|
| Sam is Dennis Boardman (played by Stephen Bowers), the chauffeur of Marilyn Monroe (played by Susan Griffiths) and must help the unhappy star stay alive to make one final movie.
Note: Stephen Root guest stars.
|94||19||"The Beast Within"||John D'Aquino & Tommy Thompson||Gus Trikonis||Washington State|
November 6, 1972
|March 16, 1993||66421 (5x19)|
|Sam is Henry Adams (played by Mike Jolly), a Vietnam War veteran living in the forest with an epileptic fellow veteran who will die unless he gets his medicine. However, he is opposed in this task by the sheriff living in town, who served in the same unit and doesn't want to face his past.|
|95||20||"The Leap Between The States"'||Richard C. Okie||David Hemmings||Mansfield County, Virginia|
September 20, 1862
|March 30, 1993||68121 (5x20)|
|Breaking all the rules of Quantum Leaping, Sam leaps along his genetic line and finds himself in the American Civil War as his great-grandfather, Captain John Beckett (played by Rob Hyland), of the Union Army. While helping the underground railroad smuggle a family to freedom, Sam must also win the heart of his great-grandmother, or he may be erased from existence.|
|96||21||"Memphis Melody"||Robin Jill Bernheim||James Whitmore, Jr.||Memphis, TN|
July 3, 1954
|April 20, 1993||67325 (5x21)|
| As Elvis Presley (played by Michael St. Gerard), Sam must help a struggling female musician named Sue Anne Winters (played by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn), but at the same time must ensure that he does not prevent the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" from being discovered.
|97||22||"Mirror Image"||Donald Bellisario||James Whitmore, Jr.||Cokeburg, Pennsylvania|
August 8, 1953 /
San Diego, CA, April 3, 1969
|May 5, 1993||68126 (5x22)|
| In the series finale, Sam arrives at a mining town as himself on the date and exact hour he was born. Patrons of the town bar look familiar from past
leaps, but with different names, other patrons seem to be leapers, and Al the bartender (played by Bruce McGill) implies that he might be God, Fate, or Time. While trying to figure things out, Sam has to help save some trapped miners, regain contact with Al, and learns that he can and has always been able to return home whenever he wants. He agrees to continue leaping, in exchange for the chance to go back to when he met Al's wife on a previous leap and tell her that Al is still alive. In the end, Al and his wife remain together and have four daughters. Sam never returns home.
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