Wealthy Tony Dorian, who lives on his jet called the Spirit, is an illusionist, who performs a nightclub magic act. At one of his shows, a young man named H. October dies seemingly of a heart attack in front of a middle aged woman in the audience. Tony can see that she is spooked beyond seeing the man die in front of her, Mr. October who she did not know. In wanting to help her, Tony learns her story. She is Nora Coogan, and was scheduled to meet a man - probably the dead man - who she did not know at the show, and who told her that not meeting would threaten the life of her daughter, Mary Rose Coogan. The issue is is that Mrs. Coogan believed that Mary Rose already died, three weeks ago in a company plane accident, the company in question being Seattle-based Baker Aviation, owned by wealthy Joseph Baker. The four victims aboard the plane included two flight crew, Mary Rose, and Lucian Baker, who was Mary Rose's fiancé and Joseph Baker's son. However, the plane and thus the bodies ... Written by
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Once the series was picked up, the pilot's opening credits would be changed to remove Elizabeth Ashley from the reel, no doubt to avoid paying her royalties. In the next episode, and for the first half of the series, she is replaced by a young actress replicating the scene kissing Bill Bixby in the same fashion as Ashley did. See more
What color are your draperies?
Pink, to remind myself I'm a woman.
I don't need a reminding.
Referenced in Quantum Leap