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 credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hal Bokar ...
Marvyn Byrkett ...
William Cain ...
Deborah Strang ...
W.K. Stratton ...
Suzanne Tegmann ...
Hilly (as Suzanne Tegman)


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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The character Stephanie Heywood features in issue nine of the Quantum Leap comic book, cover date February 1993. Sam leaps into her about a week before the Stonewall riots, the flashpoint of the modern gay rights movement. 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 »


Al: If the chief finds the gun in the lake...
Sam: He won't. And even if he does, it just means that the killer threw the gun in the water.
Al: Boy, you won't give up, will you?
Sam: Not when I feel I'm right.
Al: All right, say you're right. We find the gun, even find someone to trace it to. What does that prove? You have no bullet to match it to.
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References Laura (1944) See more »

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