Sam leaps into the body of Roberto Guttierrez, host of a local TV talk show that specializes in sensationalisitc stories. His friendly wager with a reporter at the station, Jani Eisengerg, that he can do serious reporting as much as anyone takes a dangerous turn when they visit a new plant being built in the area. She thinks he should be doing the story about UFOs and aliens that was called into the station but he soon realizes that there is something sinister going on at the plant. When an informant is killed, they manage to use his pass to get into a secret area and learn why aliens have been seen and sheep have been disappearing. Sam tricks the plant manager into appearing on his show to nab him. Written by
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In the original history, Jani Eisenberg was killed on January 29, 1982. See more
This episode is set in 1982, but in the studio offices, there is an issue of the Weekly World News with Jeffrey Dahmer on the cover. Jeffrey Dahmer was unknown until his 1991 arrest and the photo on the cover was taken during one of his subsequent court appearances.
It appears in the background of the studio offices just after Jani catches Sam talking to Al and thinks he is talking to himself. Jani takes a call and the Weekly World News cover can be seen behind her and to the right. See more
I really need to speak to you.
Dr. Sam Beckett
Okay. Uh, 9:00 tonight at the Lost Dolphin.
References The Geraldo Rivera Show