Genesis: Part 1 - September 13, 1956 S1, Ep1 Mar. 26, 1989 Genesis: Part 1 - September 13, 1956 Although the Project Quantum Leap isn't ready yet, Sam Beckett doesn't listen to supercomputer Ziggy, hops into the Accelerator and leaps. As Tom Stratton, an Air Force test pilot about to attempt a dangerous flight. Sam finds his memory Swiss cheesed, with only enough left to know that he is not where or when he belongs. According to Sam's friend and partner Al, who appears to him as a hologram nobody else can see, Al explains that the Project has gone awry and in order to leap out of the pilot's body, Sam must successfully fly the X-2 to Mach 3, which according to …
Genesis: Part 2 - September 13, 1956 S1, Ep2 Mar. 26, 1989 Genesis: Part 2 - September 13, 1956 As Tom Stratton, Sam comforts his (Tom's) wife and prevents her from having a premature birth. This is what he was sent to do, allowing him to leap home (he hopes). But instead of leaping home, he leaps into Tim Fox, a minor league baseball player in Texas at the end of the 1968 season, in the middle of a game, where he must make the winning play in order to leap further. Tim Fox makes a home-run, and Sam leaps into Dr. Gerald Bryant as a college professor in the middle of a class.
Star-Crossed - June 15, 1972 S1, Ep3 Mar. 31, 1989 Star-Crossed - June 15, 1972 At a small Ohio college, Sam Beckett is a literature professor who must discourage the amorous advances of a student and finds the woman who left him at the altar. Sam hopes that resolving her conflicts with her father will prevent her from deserting him.
The Right Hand of God - October 24, 1974 S1, Ep4 Apr. 7, 1989 The Right Hand of God - October 24, 1974 Sam leaps into a boxer that is owned by a convent of nuns who need him to win a boxing match to finance their new chapel.
How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956 S1, Ep5 Apr. 14, 1989 How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956 Sam finds himself as a veterinarian who has to compete as a cowboy to win the heart of a cowgirl heiress.
Double Identity - November 8, 1965 S1, Ep6 Apr. 21, 1989 Double Identity - November 8, 1965 Sam leaps into a mafia hit-man who may not live long since he is romancing the godfather's girlfriend. Also an attempt to bring Sam home causes the 1965 east coast blackout.
The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 S1, Ep7 May 3, 1989 The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 As the black chauffeur of an elderly southern woman, Sam must overcome prejudice to prevent the death of a black woman.
Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961 S1, Ep8 May 10, 1989 Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961 Sam leaps into the body of a gawky teenager to keep the boy's older sister from marrying an abusive alcoholic. Taking advice from Al, Sam hopes to reveal the young man's true nature by challenging him to a drag race.
Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953 S1, Ep9 May 17, 1989 Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953 Sam leaps into a private detective who looks a lot like Humphrey Bogart.
Honeymoon Express - April 26, 1960 S2, Ep1 Sep. 20, 1989 Honeymoon Express - April 26, 1960 Sam must save himself, while on his honeymoon, from his new bride's ex-husband. Also, Congress wants Sam to change history by stopping the U2 flight that was shot down over Russia in 1960.
Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 S2, Ep2 Sep. 27, 1989 Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 Sam has to save his host's younger brother from his obsessed father who wants him to go into the family business as a movie stuntman.
The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953 S2, Ep3 Oct. 11, 1989 The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953 As a returning sailor Sam brings home a Japanese wife and must battle the prejudice of his hometown and his own mother.
What Price Gloria? - October 16, 1961 S2, Ep4 Oct. 25, 1989 What Price Gloria? - October 16, 1961 As a gorgeous secretary Sam must deal with the sexual harassment of his boss and the attempted suicide of his roommate.
Blind Faith - February 6, 1964 S2, Ep5 Nov. 1, 1989 Blind Faith - February 6, 1964 As a blind concert pianist, Sam must save his girlfriend from a serial killer despite the interference with her overbearing mother.
Good Morning, Peoria - September 9, 1959 S2, Ep6 Nov. 8, 1989 Good Morning, Peoria - September 9, 1959 Sam is a radio DJ and has to help bring Rock and Roll to Peoria.
Thou Shalt Not… - February 2, 1974 S2, Ep7 Nov. 15, 1989 Thou Shalt Not… - February 2, 1974 Sam leaps into a rabbi to prevent his host's sister-in-law from falling for a sleazy author.
Jimmy - October 14, 1964 S2, Ep8 Nov. 22, 1989 Jimmy - October 14, 1964 Sam leaps into a young retarded man and has to keep him out of an institution.
So Help Me God - July 29, 1957 S2, Ep9 Nov. 29, 1989 So Help Me God - July 29, 1957 Sam must defend a young black woman charged with murdering the son of a powerful Southern political figure.
Catch a Falling Star - May 21, 1979 S2, Ep10 Dec. 6, 1989 Catch a Falling Star - May 21, 1979 Sam must save an alcoholic actor from a fall during a performance of “Man of LaMancha.” His old piano teacher is also present and finds Sam's host very attractive.
A Portrait for Troian - February 7, 1971 S2, Ep11 Dec. 13, 1989 A Portrait for Troian - February 7, 1971 Sam must save a young woman who drowns while insisting that she is hearing the calls of her dead husband.
Animal Frat - October 19, 1967 S2, Ep12 Jan. 3, 1990 Animal Frat - October 19, 1967 Finding himself the king of an “Animal House” fraternity, Sam must win the confidence of a beautiful female activist and prevent the bombing of a school building.
Another Mother - September 30, 1981 S2, Ep13 Jan. 10, 1990 Another Mother - September 30, 1981 Sam must prevent the teen-aged son of his host from disappearing. Al and Sam also find out that very young children can see the real Sam and Al.
All Americans - November 6, 1962 S2, Ep14 Jan. 17, 1990 All Americans - November 6, 1962 Sam must prevent a fellow high school football player from throwing the championship game and losing his scholarship.
Her Charm - September 26, 1973 S2, Ep15 Feb. 7, 1990 Her Charm - September 26, 1973 As an FBI agent Sam has to protect a female witness when the people after her seem to know his every step.
Freedom - November 22, 1970 S2, Ep16 Feb. 14, 1990 Freedom - November 22, 1970 As a American Indian, Sam escapes from jail to get his grandfather back to the reservation so he can die at home.
Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 S2, Ep17 Mar. 7, 1990 Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 Sam leaps into a coroner who must play detective and prove that a female victim was murdered.
Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 S2, Ep18 Mar. 14, 1990 Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 Sam leaps into an old pool playing acquaintance of Al's and must win a pool game so that his granddaughter doesn't lose her bar.
Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 S2, Ep19 Mar. 28, 1990 Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 Sam must overcome his fear of heights when he leaps into a trapeze artist whose sister dies doing a stunt without a net.
Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 S2, Ep20 Apr. 4, 1990 Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 Sam is involved with the kidnapping of a baby while crossing Texas with his stripper accomplice.
Sea Bride - June 3, 1954 S2, Ep21 May 2, 1990 Sea Bride - June 3, 1954 Onboard an ocean liner Sam must prevent the marriage of his host's ex-wife.
M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 S2, Ep22 May 9, 1990 M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 Al tells Sam that he has to convince a Navy nurse that her MIA husband is still alive, but Sam keeps getting signals that he has another mission.
The Leap Home: Part 1 - November 25, 1969 S3, Ep1 Sep. 28, 1990 The Leap Home: Part 1 - November 25, 1969 Sam leaps into himself as a teenager to help his high school basketball team win the championship. He also tries to help the other members of his family including his father who died from smoking, his brother who died in Viet Nam and his sister who married a wife abuser.
The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970 S3, Ep2 Oct. 5, 1990 The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970 Still involved in his brother's life, Sam leaps into Viet Nam to either save his brother or ensure the success of the team's mission.
Leap of Faith - August 19, 1963 S3, Ep3 Oct. 12, 1990 Leap of Faith - August 19, 1963 As a priest, Sam must save another priest from alcoholism and prevent a murder.
One Strobe Over the Line - June 15, 1965 S3, Ep4 Oct. 19, 1990 One Strobe Over the Line - June 15, 1965 Sam leaps into a fashion photographer and must save a model from a drug dependency due to an ambitious agent.
The Boogieman - October 31, 1964 S3, Ep5 Oct. 26, 1990 The Boogieman - October 31, 1964 Everything goes wrong when Sam leaps into a Gothic horror novelist on Halloween.
Miss Deep South - June 7, 1958 S3, Ep6 Nov. 2, 1990 Miss Deep South - June 7, 1958 While entered in the “Miss Deep South” beauty pageant, Sam must prevent a fellow contestant from posing for some nude photos and make sure his host comes in third in the contest.
Black on White on Fire - August 11, 1965 S3, Ep7 Nov. 9, 1990 Black on White on Fire - August 11, 1965 As a black medical student during the 1965 Watts riots, Sam must save his white fiancée.
The Great Spontini - May 9, 1974 S3, Ep8 Nov. 16, 1990 The Great Spontini - May 9, 1974 Sam leaps into magician who wants to keep custody of his daughter and save her from an accidental death.
Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958 S3, Ep9 Nov. 30, 1990 Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958 As a member of a motorcycle gang Sam has to keep a young woman from going on the road.
A Little Miracle - December 24, 1962 S3, Ep10 Dec. 21, 1990 A Little Miracle - December 24, 1962 Sam and Al scare the Dickens out of a rich Scrooge character who wants to tear down a mission and build a high rise.
Runaway - July 4, 1964 S3, Ep11 Jan. 4, 1991 Runaway - July 4, 1964 Sam must put up with a bratty older sister and keep the family together while saving his mother who disappears.
8 1/2 Months - November 15, 1955 S3, Ep12 Mar. 6, 1991 8 1/2 Months - November 15, 1955 Sam leaps into a very pregnant teenager and must convince her father to help her keep the baby.
Future Boy - October 6, 1957 S3, Ep13 Mar. 13, 1991 Future Boy - October 6, 1957 As the sidekick on the 1950's children's show “Time Patrol” Sam must prevent the commitment and death of the star of the show.
Private Dancer - October 6, 1979 S3, Ep14 Mar. 20, 1991 Private Dancer - October 6, 1979 As a male stripper, Sam must save a deaf girl from a life of prostitution and get her an audition with a professional dance company.
Piano Man - November 10, 1985 S3, Ep15 Mar. 27, 1991 Piano Man - November 10, 1985 Sam is a piano player who is on the run from a killer with an ex-girl friend.
Southern Comforts - August 4, 1961 S3, Ep16 Apr. 3, 1991 Southern Comforts - August 4, 1961 Sam leaps into the proprietor of a New Orleans brothel and has to prevent the death of a girl who really doesn't belong there.
Glitter Rock - April 12, 1974 S3, Ep17 Apr. 10, 1991 Glitter Rock - April 12, 1974 Sam becomes a member of a rock band who is stabbed to death after a concert by one of a long list of suspects.
A Hunting Will We Go - June 18, 1976 S3, Ep18 Apr. 17, 1991 A Hunting Will We Go - June 18, 1976 Sam leaps into a bounty hunter who is handcuffed to a female fugitive who will do anything to escape from him.
Last Dance Before an Execution - May 12, 1971 S3, Ep19 May 1, 1991 Last Dance Before an Execution - May 12, 1971 Sam leaps into a death row convict moments before his execution. A last minute stay of execution order gives him 48 hours to determine his innocence in a leap with an unclear mission.
Heart of a Champion - July 23, 1955 S3, Ep20 May 8, 1991 Heart of a Champion - July 23, 1955 Sam leaps into a wrestler who must convince his partner-brother to quit due to a heart problem.
Nuclear Family - October 26, 1962 S3, Ep21 May 15, 1991 Nuclear Family - October 26, 1962 Sam must deal with the panic associated with the Cuban Missile Crisis as a Flordia fallout shelter salesman.
Shock Theater - October 3, 1954 S3, Ep22 May 22, 1991 Shock Theater - October 3, 1954 Sam leaps into a patient at a Mental Hospital and undergoes electroshock therapy. The treatment causes Sam to act like other people he's been. It also weakens his link to Al. Al must find a way to get his friend back to normal, and figure a way to carry out Sam's mission.
The Leap Back - June 15, 1945 S4, Ep1 Sep. 18, 1991 The Leap Back - June 15, 1945 Sam and Al have switched places. Now Sam is the hologram, and Al is the leaper. Al must reunite a returning WWII veteran with the woman he left due to the war. Sam and Al must figure a way to communicate with the future, because Al has the comm device, and Sam has no way to contact Ziggy.
Play Ball - August 6, 1961 S4, Ep2 Sep. 25, 1991 Play Ball - August 6, 1961 Sam is a minor league baseball pitcher who has plenty of female admirers and a porcine team mascot to watch out for.
Hurricane - August 17, 1969 S4, Ep3 Oct. 2, 1991 Hurricane - August 17, 1969 As a deputy sheriff, Sam must prevent a murder as Hurricane Camile hits the Mississippi gulf coast.
Justice - May 11, 1965 S4, Ep4 Oct. 9, 1991 Justice - May 11, 1965 Sam must save the life of a civil rights worker ironically as a member of the Klu Klux Klan.
Permanent Wave - June 2, 1983 S4, Ep5 Oct. 16, 1991 Permanent Wave - June 2, 1983 Sam leaps into a hair dresser to prevent the death of a murder witness.
Raped - June 20, 1980 S4, Ep6 Oct. 30, 1991 Raped - June 20, 1980 Sam leaps into a rape victim and must testify against the attacker who is an outstanding member of the community.
The Wrong Stuff - January 24, 1961 S4, Ep7 Nov. 6, 1991 The Wrong Stuff - January 24, 1961 Sam leaps into a chimpanzee used in the early days of the space program and has to save a fellow chimp from testing that will result in his death.
Dreams - February 28, 1979 S4, Ep8 Nov. 13, 1991 Dreams - February 28, 1979 Sam leaps into a detective that is working on a gruesome murder and must deal with flashbacks from the mind of his leapee.
A Single Drop of Rain - September 7, 1953 S4, Ep9 Nov. 20, 1991 A Single Drop of Rain - September 7, 1953 Sam leaps into a rainmaker who returns to his drought-stricken hometown and has to keep his family together.
Unchained - November 2, 1956 S4, Ep10 Nov. 27, 1991 Unchained - November 2, 1956 Sam must save a fellow convict from a chain gang in 1956.
The Play's the Thing - September 9, 1969 S4, Ep11 Jan. 8, 1992 The Play's the Thing - September 9, 1969 Sam finds himself as a young man involved with an older woman who has singing aspirations and needs a confidence boost from Sam.
Running for Honor - June 11, 1964 S4, Ep12 Jan. 15, 1992 Running for Honor - June 11, 1964 At a Naval school Sam must prevent the death of a gay fellow classmate from a gang of other students.
Temptation Eyes - February 1, 1985 S4, Ep13 Jan. 22, 1992 Temptation Eyes - February 1, 1985 As a television reporter Sam protects a psychic from a serial killer who can tell who Sam Beckett really is.
The Last Gunfighter - November 28, 1957 S4, Ep14 Feb. 5, 1992 The Last Gunfighter - November 28, 1957 Sam leaps into a elderly man who likes his whiskey and tells tall tales. His former partner and fellow gunfighter shows up wanting recognition and revenge.
A Song for the Soul - April 7, 1963 S4, Ep15 Feb. 26, 1992 A Song for the Soul - April 7, 1963 Singing in a 1960's black girl band, Sam must save one member from an unscrupulous nightclub owner.
Ghost Ship - August 13, 1956 S4, Ep16 Mar. 4, 1992 Ghost Ship - August 13, 1956 Flying through the Bermuda Triangle strange things occur as Sam must get a sick passenger to a doctor.
Roberto! - January 27, 1982 S4, Ep17 Mar. 11, 1992 Roberto! - January 27, 1982 In the role of a “Geraldo” type journalist, Sam and an asthmatic woman try and uncover the truth about what is going on at a local chemical plant.
It's a Wonderful Leap - May 10, 1958 S4, Ep18 Apr. 1, 1992 It's a Wonderful Leap - May 10, 1958 As a New York City cab driver, Sam has to win a contest to get his own taxi medallion. Sam also has the help of a woman named Angelito who knows about Sam and claims to be an angel.
Moments to Live - May 4, 1985 S4, Ep19 Apr. 8, 1992 Moments to Live - May 4, 1985 Sam is kidnapped by an obsessed soap opera fan.
The Curse of Ptah-Hotep - March 2, 1957 S4, Ep20 Apr. 22, 1992 The Curse of Ptah-Hotep - March 2, 1957 At an archaeological dig in Egypt Sam has to deal with an approaching sandstorm and a 3000 year old curse.
Stand Up - April 30, 1959 S4, Ep21 May 13, 1992 Stand Up - April 30, 1959 As part of a Catskills comedy act trio, Sam has to convince the other two members that they are in love while saving one of them from the mob.
A Leap for Lisa - June 25, 1957 S4, Ep22 May 20, 1992 A Leap for Lisa - June 25, 1957 While trying to save a married woman, Sam changes history and Al is sent to the gas chamber giving Sam a new observer.
Lee Harvey Oswald - Oct 5, 1957-Nov 22, 1963: Part 1 S5, Ep1 Sep. 22, 1992 Lee Harvey Oswald - Oct 5, 1957-Nov 22, 1963: Part 1 Sam finds himself leaping back and forth in assassin Lee Harvey Oswald's life while retaining part of his personality.
Lee Harvey Oswald - Oct 5, 1957-Nov 22, 1963: Part 2 S5, Ep2 Sep. 22, 1992 Lee Harvey Oswald - Oct 5, 1957-Nov 22, 1963: Part 2 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?
Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956 S5, Ep3 Sep. 29, 1992 Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956 Sam leaps into a Greek sailor who is stranded on a deserted island with a spoiled rich brat.
Nowhere to Run - August 10, 1968 S5, Ep4 Oct. 6, 1992 Nowhere to Run - August 10, 1968 As a legless Viet Nam veteran Sam must prevent the suicide of a fellow hospital patient.
Killin' Time - June 18, 1958 S5, Ep5 Oct. 20, 1992 Killin' Time - June 18, 1958 Sam leaps into a hostage situation as a fugitive killer. The real killer breaks out of the Project facility and is on the run in 1999.
Star Light, Star Bright - May 21, 1966 S5, Ep6 Oct. 27, 1992 Star Light, Star Bright - May 21, 1966 Sam leaps into a 79-year-old man who claims to have seen UFO's to save his grandson from a drug overdose.
Deliver Us from Evil - March 19, 1966 S5, Ep7 Nov. 10, 1992 Deliver Us from Evil - March 19, 1966 Sam discovers another set of leapers who are messing with history.
Trilogy: Part 1 (One Little Heart) - August 8, 1955 S5, Ep8 Nov. 17, 1992 Trilogy: Part 1 (One Little Heart) - August 8, 1955 As the sheriff in a Louisiana town, Sam must deal with two strange murders and a girl named Abigail Fuller.
Trilogy: Part 2 (For Your Love) - June 14, 1966 S5, Ep9 Nov. 24, 1992 Trilogy: Part 2 (For Your Love) - June 14, 1966 Sam must save his leapee's fiance Abigail Fuller from a mob after the disappearance of a child in his charge.
Trilogy: Part 3 (The Last Door) - July 28, 1978 S5, Ep10 Nov. 24, 1992 Trilogy: Part 3 (The Last Door) - July 28, 1978 Sam leaps into a lawyer to save Abigail Fuller, mother of Sam's daughter Sammy Jo, from a murder charge.
Promised Land - December 22, 1971 S5, Ep11 Dec. 15, 1992 Promised Land - December 22, 1971 Sam finds himself back in his hometown at Christmas time to save the farm of a neighbor.
A Tale of Two Sweeties - February 25, 1958 S5, Ep12 Jan. 5, 1993 A Tale of Two Sweeties - February 25, 1958 Sam must decide between families when he leaps into a salesman with two wives.
Liberation - October 16, 1968 S5, Ep13 Jan. 12, 1993 Liberation - October 16, 1968 Leaping into the middle of the woman's liberation movement Sam must prevent the death of a young lady at a sit-in and convince her father to live with a liberated daughter.
Dr. Ruth - April 25, 1985 S5, Ep14 Jan. 19, 1993 Dr. Ruth - April 25, 1985 Sam leaps into sex doctor Ruth Westheimer, plays matchmaker for a couple on the staff of her radio show and helps a woman with sexual harassment.
Blood Moon - March 10, 1975 S5, Ep15 Feb. 9, 1993 Blood Moon - March 10, 1975 Sam leaps into an English castle where the occupants practice vampire rituals. He must save the young wife of the castle owner.
Return of the Evil Leaper - October 8, 1956 S5, Ep16 Feb. 23, 1993 Return of the Evil Leaper - October 8, 1956 Sam leaps into a college fraternity and again meets Alia from the Evil Leaper Project.
Revenge of the Evil Leaper - September 16, 1987 S5, Ep17 Feb. 23, 1993 Revenge of the Evil Leaper - September 16, 1987 After saving Alia from the Evil Leaper Project, they are trapped in a woman's prison with the evil observer Zoey in charge as the prison warden.
Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 S5, Ep18 Mar. 2, 1993 Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 As the chauffeur of Marilyn Monroe, Sam saves her life and helps her with her final movie, “The Misfits.”
The Beast Within - November 6, 1972 S5, Ep19 Mar. 16, 1993 The Beast Within - November 6, 1972 As a former Viet Nam veteran, Sam is mistaken for Big Foot in rural Washington state.
The Leap Between the States - September 20, 1862 S5, Ep20 Mar. 30, 1993 The Leap Between the States - September 20, 1862 Sam Beckett leaps into his great-grandfather during the Civil War and must not interfere with his great-grandparents meeting nor get captured behind Confederate lines.
Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954 S5, Ep21 Apr. 20, 1993 Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954 While impersonating the King, Elvis Presley, Sam must save a Memphis Belle from a bad marriage.
Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 S5, Ep22 May 4, 1993 Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 Sam leaps into a bar with a bartender that's more than he appears. When Sam looks into a mirror, he sees his own reflection. In the future, they realize that Sam has leaped into himself, they search history for Sam. Sam learns more about Quantum Leap, and whose responsible for his leaps. Before he takes his next leap, he realizes he must correct something that could affect his personal history.