Sam leaps into the body of Marine Corps Captain Ron Miller who is in a Veterans Hospital having lost both of his legs in combat in Vietnam. His wife had met him in Tokyo when he was first evacuated from the war zone and it's not apparent why Sam is there. Al thinks it's to reconcile with his wife since history records that has several children. Sam wonders if he's there to help his hospital roommate, Sgt. Billy Johnson who is now a quadriplegic. He seems to have given up on life refusing to have anything to do with his loving girlfriend. Al knows that Billy will commit suicide by drowning himself in the pool so Sam sets out to ensure that it doesn't happen. Sam also becomes close to Kiki Wilson whose brother is MIA and volunteers at the hospital. Her cheery attitude helps all of those around her - and it's also clear that she has taken a particular interest in Captain Miller. Written by
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Guest Actor Michael Boatman had earlier played character named Sam Beckett on the TV series Chins Beach. See more
[Al is keeping watch over a suicidal, quadriplegic Vietnam veteran
It's all right to be angry, you know? Things happened to all of us over there that are hard to live with. But we didn't start this filthy war, we just fought it. That's what soldiers are for: they fight. And I bet you think that nobody cares, but that's not true, because I care and Sam cares and whatever it is that's jumping us around in time cares. They're gonna build a wall in Washington and they're gonna carve all these names...
Time Has Come Today
Written by Joseph Chambers
and Willie Chambers
Performed by The Chambers Brothers
Courtesy of CBS Records See more