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Shock Theater - October 3, 1954 

Sam leaps into a patient at a Mental Hospital and undergoes electroshock therapy. The treatment causes Sam to act like other people he's been. It also weakens his link to Al. Al must find a... See full summary »

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Dr. Masters
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Butch
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Tibby Johnson
Robert Symonds ...
Dr. Wickless
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Freddie
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Nurse Chatam
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Mortimer
Ralph Marrero ...
Oswald
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Sam leaps into a patient at a Mental Hospital and undergoes electroshock therapy. The treatment causes Sam to act like other people he's been. It also weakens his link to Al. Al must find a way to get his friend back to normal, and figure a way to carry out Sam's mission. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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22 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Sam sees the mirror reflection of three other people he leaped into at different times, but not the person who he actually leapt into in this leap. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Masters says that 1961 is eight years in the future relative to 1954 instead of seven. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Chatam: What's he looking at?
Tibby: The guy. The, the guy in the red jacket.
Admiral Al Calavicci: You can see me?
Tibby: Sure. Nice jacket.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Oh, great. I'm tuned into little kids. I'm tuned into dogs. And now I'm tuned into the mentally absent. Why not blondes?
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Alphabet Rap
Written by Deborah Pratt and Mark Leggett
Performed by Dean Stockwell
Courtesy of Music Corp. of America (BMI)
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The best in the whole show
24 June 2009 | by (ISRAEL) – See all my reviews

After 3 seasons, Sam Becket finally looses it , and the QL project almost looses him. After undergoing shock treatment in a 50s mental hospital, Sam can no longer grasp reality and fades into the people he leaped into. Poor Al is trying to bring him back to real time, but the only solution is a very painful one. If people ask why Quantum Leap was so amazing, this episode is the answer. Even today, 18 year after its original airing, it is as fresh and exciting as it was before. Scott Bakula received the Golden Globe Award for his performance in this episode, and it is - hands down - his best work in the show or on TV ever.


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