Shock Theater – October 3, 1954

When Sam leaps into a mental institution and receives electroshock therapy moments after arriving, he is – as Al puts it – pushed over the line, and begins to take on the personalities of some of his previous leapees. If that isn’t disturbing enough, Sam’s mental state is making it difficult for Project Quantum Leap…

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Nuclear Family – October 26th, 1962

Sam leaps into Eddie Elroy, a college student who finds himself in the family business of selling bomb shelters, on the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis. As Eddie, Sam must prevent the murder of a neighbor who tries to enter the Elroy’s shelter during a false scare.

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Heart of a Champion – July 23, 1955

Sam leaps into Terry Sammis, a.k.a. Nikolai Russkie, one-half of the tag team wresting duo The Battling Russkies. Shortly after Sam arrives, the duo get a shot for the title in a championship match. In the original history, Terry’s brother, Ronnie, die from cardiac arrest during the match. Sam must find a way to keep…

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Last Dance Before an Execution – May 12, 1971

Sam leaps into Jesus Ortega…just as he is being strapped into an electric chair and being told by a guard to “think of some place far away.” He receives a last-minute reprieve the governor, and 48 hours to prove Jesus’ innocence. Sam Fain and Dennis discuss the episode.

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A Hunting We Will Go – June 18, 1976

Sam leaps into Gordon O’Reilly, a bounty hunter taking his latest catch, Diane Frost, to justice. Diane has been accused of forging $1 million worth of checks from her boss. She confesses to doing it, but swears she did it for a good cause: Her boss had swindled the money from elderly people, including her…

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Glitter Rock – April 12, 1974

Sam leaps into Jeffrey “Tonic” Mole, lead singer of the KISS-esque 70s band, King Thunder. In the original history, Tonic was killed by someone in the crowd as he was leaving after a concert in Detroit. Sam must figure out who is going to kill Tonic, and suspects abound! In the meantime, Sam gets to…

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Southern Comforts – August 4, 1961

Sam leaps into Gilbert LaBonte, the owner of a New Orleans bordello (AKA “The LaBonte Quilting and Sewing Academy”.) As LaBonte, Sam must prevent the disappearance and eventual murder of Gina, one of the women in the house. Ziggy says that whatever happened to her, it started at the bordello on this night.

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Piano Man – November 10, 1985

Sam is Chuck Danner, lounge lizard extraordinaire. As Chuck, Sam is reunited with his ex, Lorraine, who’s life he disappeared from three years ago for mysterious reasons. Sam must…oh, come on! We’re all here for “Somewhere in the Night”, right??? Sam and Dennis discuss the episode, and try out a new, streamlined format. Let us…

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Private Dancer – October 6, 1979

Shake your booty! Sam leaps into Rod McCarty, aka “Rod the Bod”, a Chippendales dancer in New York City. As Rod, Sam must help Diana, a young waitress who originally fell into a life of prostitution before ultimately dying from complications from AIDS. Sam must prevent that, and he think he knows how: He wants…

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Future Boy – October 6, 1957

Sam leaps into Kenny Sharp, AKA Future Boy, the sidekick of Captain Galaxy, the star of the St. Louis-based kids show, Time Patrol. Sam is there to save the life of Moe Stein, the actor who plays Captain Galaxy. In two days, he will day attempting to jump a freight train (yeah, we have issues with…

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