Quantum Leap: Season 5, Episode 22

Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 (4 May 1993)

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Sam leaps into a bar with a bartender that's more than he appears. When Sam looks into a mirror, he sees his own reflection. In the future, they realize that Sam has leaped into himself, ... See full summary »

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John D'Aquino ...
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Gooshie, the Miner (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
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Sam leaps into a bar with a bartender that's more than he appears. When Sam looks into a mirror, he sees his own reflection. In the future, they realize that Sam has leaped into himself, they search history for Sam. Sam learns more about Quantum Leap, and who's responsible for his leaps. Before he takes his next leap, he realizes he must correct something that could affect his personal history. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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"Al the Bartender" was modeled after Donald P. Bellisario's father Albert Bellisario. The photographs in the bar are of Al Bellisario, and the photograph under the end credits is of Al Bellisario holding a young Donald Bellisario at an air show in Pittsburg PA. See more »

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Al tells Sam he doesn't know what it looks like when Sam Leaps, because every time it happens Al returns to the Imaging Chamber. This directly conflicts with several of the series' episodes where Al can clearly be seen reacting to Sam's Leaps, even waving goodbye in a couple of shows. The most notorious of these conflicts is from "Good Morning, Peoria" where Al stands too close to a radio antenna, glows blue, and thinks he's Quantum Leaping. See more »

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Sam: Captain Galaxy?
Ziggy Ziganovich: No, it's Catain Z-Ro. Is there a Captain Galaxy too?
Sam: Yes.
Ziggy Ziganovich: It must be on channel 8. Al don't get channel 8 so good. Only sometimes late at night, when the signal bounces off the iodine layer.
Sam: You mean the ionosphere. The signal bounces off the ionosphere.
Ziggy Ziganovich: Yeah, that too.
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References Captain Z-Ro (1955) See more »

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Georgia On My Mind
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Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell
Performed by Ray Charles (1960)
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Sam realises there is something he must do
30 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As the final show of the series I thought the idea of Sam leaping into Al's Place at the moment of his birth was brilliant. His confusion about the people he meets there and how they look like people he had meet on his travels but with names like Gooshie, Ziggy and even Al is very convincing - even I was confused especially when he saw their reflections they were totally different. So when the real Al showed up and told Sam they lost him temporarily he was convinced he was there to do something very special.

--------------------------- Sam's conversation with Al the bartender also convinces him that this Al was more than he seemed, even he (Al the bartender) tried to say differently. Sam finally realises that he had to put right the one thing he never did earlier - HE HAD TO HELP HIS FRIEND. the rules he had made about not changing their own history had to be broken - so he leaps back to the moment when Beth was dancing by herself and told her the truth that her husband was alive and would return to her one day.

---------------------------- the write up at the end about how Al and Beth remained married for forty years was only half of a bitter sweet ending as it also mentioned Sam never got home leaving things open for a follow-up, which I have said before would be great with the original cast members


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