|Quantum Leap: Season 3|
|Quantum Leap Season 3 DVD cover|
Quantum Leap: Season 3Edit
This page lists all of the episodes which were aired in Season 3 of the NBC-TV series Quantum Leap. A total of twenty-two were aired from the series opeinig episode "The Leap Home: Part I", which was part of a two episode story, which premiered on September 26, 1990, to the season finale episode, "Shock Theater" which aired on May 22, 1991.
Season 3 (1990-1991)Edit
|Season 3 episodes|
|Image||# in Series||# in Season||Title||Written by||Directed by||Leap location/date||Original air date||Prod.code|
|32||1||"The Leap Home, Part I"||Donald P. Bellisario||Joe Napolitano||Elk Ridge, Indiana|
November 26, 1969
|September 25, 1990||66401 (3x1)|
|Sam leaps into himself as a 16-year-old boy and Al tells him he is there to win a basketball game that was a turning point in many people's lives, but Sam wants to take the opportunity to prevent his sister from marrying an abusive alcoholic, his father from dying from a heart attack, and his brother from getting killed in Vietnam.|
|33||2||"The Leap Home, Part II (Vietnam)"||Donald P. Bellisario||Michael Zinberg||Vietnam, April 7, 1970||October 5, 1990||66402 (3x2)|
|Sam leaps into Herbert "Magic" Williams (Christopher Kirby), a soldier in his brother's platoon in the Vietnam War, where he is given the chance to keep his brother from dying, but at a terrible price. Note: This is Sam's first leap outside of the United States. Tia Carrere and Patrick Warburton also guest star.|
|34||3||"Leap of Faith"||Story by: Nick Harding, Karen Hall and Tommy Thompson|
Teleplay by: Tommy Thompson
|James Whitmore, Jr.||Philadelphia, PA|
August 19, 1963
|October 12, 1990||66408 (3x3)|
|Sam leaps into Father Francis "Frank" Pistano (played by Bud Sabatino), a priest who must help prevent a fellow man of the cloth from losing his faith and self-control.|
|35||4||"One Strobe Over The Line||Chris Ruppenthal||Michael Zinberg||New York City, NY|
June 15, 1965
|October 19, 1990||66409 (3x4)|
|As Karl Granson, a well-known fashion photographer, Sam must protect a female fashion model named Edie Landsdale (Marjorie Monaghan) from overdosing on illicit drugs.|
|36||5||"The Boogieman"||Chris Ruppenthal||Joe Napolitano||Coventry, Maine|
October 31, 1964
|October 26, 1990||66410 (3x5)|
| Sam leaps into horror novelist Joshua Rey (Chris Ruppenthal) who is surrounded by death and mystery. Al and Ziggy don't seem to be able to predict what will happen and Sam is running out of suspects.
Notes: One of the guest characters is an adolescent "Stevie" King. Joshua Rey (Sam's mirror image in this episode) is played by episode writer Chris Ruppenthal. Many fans claim weird real-life events have been associated with this episode. Some claim that it has the highest incidence of VCR / cable / local station failure than any other episode aired, although this appears to be anecdotal. There have been numerous reports of VCRs cutting out during the taping of this episode, local station and cable companies dropping their signal. Accordingly, superstitious fans often eschew spelling out the full title referring to it either as "The Boogiem*n" or "The Halloween Episode" (episode #3.5).
|37||6||"Miss Deep South"||Christopher T. Welch||Tommy Thompson||Louisiana|
June 7, 1958
|November 2, 1990||66406 (1x6)|
| Sam leaps into Darlene Monty (Theresa Ring), a beauty pageant
contestant who must protect a naive fellow contestant from ruining her life by posing for nude photographs, and in the process must ensure that his host places at least third in the pageant so that she can win a scholarship and become a doctor. (With Sam's help, she actually wins the pageant before he leaps out.)
|38||7||"Black On White On Fire"||Deborah Pratt||Joe Napolitano||Watts, Los Angeles, CA|
August 11, 1965
|November 9, 1990||66403 (3x7)|
|Sam leaps into an African-American named Ray Harper (Garon Grigsby), a medical student dating a white woman (Corie Henninger) on the day of the Watts riots. He must prevent his host's girlfriend from being killed, while persuading her that they need to stay in Watts.|
|39||8||"The Great Spontini"||Cristy Dawson & Beverly Bridges||James Whitmore, Jr.||Oakland, CA|
May 9, 1974
|November 16, 1990||66412 (3x8)|
|Sam leaps into a traveling amateur magician named Harry Spontini (Dan Birch), he must perform some real magic to prevent losing custody of his young daughter to his ex-wife, as well as save the girl from performing a dangerous trick that will go wrong.|
|40||9||"Rebel Without A Clue"||Story by: Nick Harding & Paul Brown|
Teleplay by:Randy Hollad & Paul Brown
|James Whitmore, Jr.||Near Big Sur, California|
September 1, 1958
|November 30, 1990||66407 (3x9)|
Sam leaps into Shane "Funny Bone" Thomas (Kristopher Logan), a member of a biker gang where he meets a truck stop restaurant owner who lost his son to the war and an idealistic young woman who is going to die unless she gives up her reckless dream of living the hard life of Jack Kerouac.
|41||10||"A Little Miracle"||Story by: Sandy Fries|
Teleplay by: Sandy Fries & Robert A. Wolterstorff
|Michael Watkins||New York City, NY|
December 24, 1962
|December 21, 1990||66414 (3x10)|
| Sam leaps into Reginald Pearson (Milan Nicksic), a personal valet to a Scrooge-like industrialist who is bent on demolishing a Salvation Army mission, forcing Sam and Al to 'Scrooge' him by showing him his past, present and future in an attempt to change his mind.
Note: Charles Rocket guest stars.
|42||11||"Runaway"||Paul Brown||Michael Katleman||Carbon County, Wyoming|
July 4, 1964
|January 4, 1991||66405 (3x11)|
|Sam leaps into Butchie Rickett]] (Buff Borin), a 13-year-old boy who is on a family roadtrip from which the mother will soon disappear, while also dealing with the bullying of his host's older sister.|
|43||12||"8 1/2 Months"||Deborah Pratt||James Whitmore, Jr.||Claremore, Oklahoma|
November 15, 1955
|March 6, 1991||66421 (3x12)|
| Sam leaps into Billie Jean Crockett (played by Priscilla Weems), a pregnant teenager who needs to keep her baby and obtain the support of her father, a fact made all the more confusing by the fact that Sam seems to be pregnant even though he lacks the 'equipment' to carry a child.
Note: Parley Baer also guest stars.
|44||13||"Future Boy"||Tommy Thompson||Michael Switzer||St. Louis, Missouri|
October 6, 1957
|March 13, 1991||66417 (3x13)|
|Sam leaps into "Kenny Sharp" (a.k.a. Future Boy and played by Matt Marfoglia) a teen actor on a children's sci-fi show and must work quickly to keep his eccentric co-star, "Captain Galaxy" (Richard Herd) from being killed or committed to a mental institution because of his "wild" theories about traveling in time. In the process, Sam learns, much to his surprise, that the actor has independently come up with Sam's own 'string theory' of quantum leaping.|
|45||14||"Private Dancer"||Paul Brown||Debbie Allen||New York City, NY|
October 6, 1979
|March 20, 1991||66416 (3x14)|
|Sam is Rod McCarty (a.k.a. "Rod the Bod" and played by Chris Solari), a Chippendales dancer who must help a deaf woman find success as a professional dancer, before she goes down a road of prostitution and dies of AIDS.|
|46||15||"Piano Man"'||Ed Scharlach||James Whitmore, Jr.||Tularosa, New Mexico|
November 10, 1985
|March 27, 1991||66419 (3x15)|
|Sam leaps into Joey DeNardo (a.k.a. Chuck Danner and played by Sam Clay), a lounge singer in the witness protection program who must keep himself and his accident-prone girlfriend from being killed for the murder he witnessed three years ago.|
|47||16||"Southern Comforts"||Tommy Thompson||Chris Ruppenthal||New Orleans, Louisiana|
August 4, 1961
|April 3, 1991||64422 (3x16)|
| Sam leaps into Gilbert LaBonte (played by Richard White), the owner of a New Orleans brothel to prevent one of his girls from disappearing after a confrontation with her abusive husband.
Note: Diane Delano also guest stars.
|48||17||"Glitter Rock"||Chris Ruppenthal||Andy Cadiff||Detroit, Michigan|
April 12, 1974
|April 10, 1991||64404 (3x18)|
|Sam is Geoffrey "Tonic" Mole (Bruce Michael Paine), the lead singer of a KISS-inspired rock band who in the original history was murdered by an unknown stalker. Sam must find out whether it was the manager (Peter Noone), a band member, a random fan, or his host's estranged son who did it, and stop them before the deed can take place.|
|49||18||"A Hunting We Will Go"||Beverly Bridges||Andy Cadiff||Arkansas|
June 18, 1976
|April 18, 1991||66424 (3x18)|
| Sam leaps into Gordon O'Reilly (Ken Kells), a bounty hunter handcuffed to a compulsively lying woman (Jane Sibbett) who is suspected of embezzling a large sum of money, and must decide whether his mission is to help the woman
escape or bring her to justice.
|50||19||"Last Dance Before An Execution"||Story by: Bill Bigelow, Donald Bellisario & Deborah Pratt|
Teleplay by: Deborah Pratt</sub<
|Michael Watkins||Tallahassee, Florida|
May 12, 1971
|May 1, 1991||66421 (3x19)|
|Sam leaps into Jesus Ortega (Stephen Domingas), a man about to be executed by the electric chair, until he is suddenly given a temporary 48-hour reprieve to (apparently) try to prove his innocence.|
|51||20||"Heart of A Champion"'||Tommy Thompson||Joe Napolitano||Atlanta, Georgia|
July 23, 1955
|May 8, 1991||66425 (3x20)|
| Sam leaps into Terry Sammis (a.k.a. "Nikolai Russkie" and played by Jeff Hochendoner), a professional wrestler who must prevent his brother from dying of a heart attack in the championship match.
Note: Terry Funk also guest stars.
|52||21||"Nuclear Family"||Paul Brown||James Whitmore, Jr.||Homestead, Florida|
October 26, 1962
|May 15, 1991||66426 (3x21)|
| Sam leaps into Eddie Elroy (Patrick M. Bruneau), a college student helping his brother sell nuclear bomb shelters during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and must prevent their neighbor from being shot during a false air raid.
Note: Kurt Fuller also guest stars.
|53||22||"Shock Theater"||Deborah Pratt||Joe Napolitano||Havenwell, Pennsylvania|
October 3, 1954
|May 22, 1991||66428 (3x22)|
| Sam leaps into Sam Beiderman, a depressed mental patient who receives shock therapy as soon as Sam leaps in. This causes Sam's personality to become displaced, resulting in his assuming the identities of people he has leaped into before. It's up to Al to complete Sam's mission by helping a mentally challenged young man learn how to read, which he is able to do when he discovers that he and Sam can be seen by mentally ill people. He must also find a way to restore Sam's personality so he can leap, or else risk losing contact with him forever.
Note: This is the only episode where it is Al, not Sam, who does a musical (or rather a rap) number.
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