Quantum Leap: Season 2, Episode 16

Freedom - November 22, 1970 (14 Feb. 1990)

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As an American Indian, Sam escapes from jail to get his grandfather back to the reservation so he can die at home.



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Episode cast overview:
Frank Salsedo ...
Joseph Washakie (as Frank Sotonoma Salsedo)
Sheriff Taggart
Gloria Hayes ...
Suzanne Whitehorse Washakie
Deputy Sheriff Hazlitt
Ed Hooks ...
Jim Jaimes ...
George Washakie


Sam leaps into the body of George Washaki, a Native American who finds himself in jail with his grandfather. They had been arrested when George stole a pickup truck to help his grandfather run away from his nursing home and go back to his ancestral lands. The old man is dying and he does not want to die anywhere else. Sam decides to help him and they escape from jail setting off a manhunt. Along the way, Sam learns a little bit about himself as the old man dispenses wisdom that is applicable to both Sam as well as his grandson. Written by garykmcd

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In the NFL game heard on the radio on November 22, 1970, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Washington Redskins, 45-21. See more »


The episode "Freedom" is set in Nevada. At one point, the sheriff radios the station and tells his deputy to inform another department to set up a road block on Interstate 70. I-70's western terminus is in Utah, not Nevada. See more »


[first lines]
Sheriff Taggart: [punching Sam] Lesson number one: it never pays to get smart with me!
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References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »

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