Sam leaps into the body of Ray Hutton, a working actor in the touring company of Man of La Mancha. He's the understudy to a renowned actor, John O'Malley, who's a bit of lush. His task is to keep the man from suffering a tragic fall during an upcoming performance. Sam is distracted when he sees his first love, Nicole, his one-time piano teacher. Although only 15 years old at the time - and she 25 - Sam adored her. She also at one time had a relationship with Ray Hutton and Sam is having difficulty differentiating between the two. Written by
Did You Know?
The closing credits of the episode are run over film of the cast and crew from the show taking a theater-style curtain call on the set of ' Man of La Mancha'. See more
Shortly after John O'Malley's accident near the end, when Sam looks out across the stage at Dulcinea dancing, you can see the figure of Nicole standing on the opposite side of the stage (wearing a pink dress), but she is supposed to be on stage playing Dulcinea. This was obviously taken from an unused scene shot during the first performance at the beginning of the episode, with Michelle in the role of Dulcinea and Nicole watching in the background. See more
Dr. Sam Beckett
*You* were an actor?
Admiral Al Calavicci
Don't say it like it was a disease. Acting is the world's second-oldest profession. Maybe the first. Yeah, prostitution could be considered kind of a performance.
References Annie Get Your Gun
What Does He Want of Me?
from the musical "Man of La Mancha"
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Sung by Michele Pawk See more