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Lee Harvey Oswald - October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963: Part 2 

As the date for Dallas draws nearer, Oswald's personality is getting harder to control. Al is finding it harder to connect with Sam. Is Sam supposed to save the President, or unearth the conspiracy?

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Major Yuri Kosenko
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As the date for Dallas draws nearer, Oswald's personality is getting harder to control. Al is finding it harder to connect with Sam. Is Sam supposed to save the President, or unearth the conspiracy?

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This episode takes place in Moscow, the Soviet Union on October 21, 1959, in Stallion's Gate, New Mexico from February 15 to February 16, 1999, in Dallas, Texas on April 10, 1963, in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 9, 1963 and in Dallas, Texas from November 21 to November 22, 1963. See more »

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Project Quantum Leap's present date is given as February 15, 1999. However, this is seven months before the present date of September 18, 1999 given in Quantum Leap: The Leap Back - June 15, 1945. See more »

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Gushie: If Dr. Beckett leaped into Oswald to uncover the conspiracy, then doing nothing is an effective course of action.
Admiral Al Calavicci: How the hell do you figure that?
Gushie: Whether Dr. Beckett is himself or Lee Harvey Oswald is immaterial. Either way, you'll be there to observe. To watch the sixth floor window, the grassy knoll, the railroad overpass. You'll see it all! You'll know the truth!
Admiral Al Calavicci: But I won't be able to stop it.
Gushie: I realize that, Admiral, but you yourself said that wasn't what Dr. Beckett was leaped back to do...
Admiral Al Calavicci:
Gushie:
Admiral Al Calavicci:
Gushie:
Admiral Al Calavicci:
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Terrific Premier to the Final Season
15 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I feel compelled to review this episode after reading the previous reviewer's opinion. He clearly did not understand the point behind this episode and is most likely not a fan of the show. As someone who has seen every episode, I would like to present a more useful review.

This is an excellent episode. After 4 seasons, the creators of Quantum Leap have thrown Sam into almost every situation imaginable. This time, they put him into a historical figure whose actions we are familiar with. In previous episodes Sam taught Chubby Checker the Twist, Michael Jackson the Moonwalk, and Buddy Holly the lyrics to Peggy Sue. We can't prove he didn't. But in this case, we know what Lee Harvey Oswald did. We know that JFK was assassinated. There is no way Sam can stop that. Part of the point behind this episode is simply to refute Oliver Stone's movie. Stone hypothesized that Oswald was part of a larger conspiracy. Quantum Leap looks at it as Oswald acting alone.

So why did Sam jump into Oswald? What can Sam change about the events of that day in Dallas? That is why we watch. It was a very well-made episode and I highly recommend it. Please ignore the previous reviewer's thoughts to the contrary.


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