Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 

Sam leaps into a coroner who must play detective and prove that a female victim was murdered.


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Episode cast overview:
William Cain ...
Deborah Strang ...
W.K. Stratton ...
Hal Bokar ...
Suzanne Tegmann ...
Hilly Danner (as Suzanne Tegman)
Marvyn Byrkett ...


Sam leaps into the body of Melvin Spooner a small town mortician and part-time coroner. The police bring him the body of 19 year old local girl, Hilly, who they believe committed suicide. Sam isn't so sure that she killed herself when he finds what appears to be a bullet hole in the side of her head. Unfortunately, he doesn't find a bullet or an exit hole. The autopsy also reveals that she was pregnant. She was seeing the son of a prominent businessman who didn't approve of their relationship. Sam realizes that he must solve the crime if he is to leap again. Written by garykmcd

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7 March 1990 (USA)  »

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When Sam Beckett reads Hilly's diary, the voiceover, apparently her diary entry, talks about July 4th and how she had a fight with someone. However, the German text in the diary says nothing of the sort - instead, one entry talks about a trip to the zoo with someone named Anton and the other actually places her at the Chiemsee on July 2nd. See more »


Sam: Who was she, Al? Who was she? What songs did she like to sing? Who did she dream about at night?
Al: William Holden.
Sam: What?
Al: William Holden. It's 1957, she's a teenager, she had to have a crush on either William Holden or James Dean. Knowing her background, my money's on Bill. I'll bet "Picnic" is the first movie she saw when she came to the United States.
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