Quantum Leap: Season 2, Episode 17

Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 (7 Mar. 1990)

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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 (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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Paul Brown won a 1991 Edgar Award for Best Episode in a TV Series. See more »


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 »


Lyle: What do you want me to do, Melvin, arrest Mr. Truesdale for trying to get Hilla an abortion?
Sam: No, I want you to arrest him for murder.
Lyle: I can't do that.
Sam: Why? Because he bought you that badge?
Lyle: Nobody owns me, Melvin. Except maybe my wife.
Sam: Why won't you arrest him?
Lyle: Because, even if what you're saying it true, which I don't believe for a second it is, the D.A. will never prosecute. All you've got is a possible motive. You've got no weapon, not bullet, no witness. Hell, it'll never get past the grand...
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References Laura (1944) See more »

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