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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
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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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After Teresa Bruckner in Quantum Leap: Another Mother - September 30, 1981 (1990), Maggie Dawson in Quantum Leap: The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970 (1990), Michael Blake in Quantum Leap: A Little Miracle - December 24, 1962 (1990) and Maria in Quantum Leap: Last Dance Before an Execution - May 12, 1971 (1991), Tibby Johnson and two other mental patients were the fifth, sixth and seventh people other than Sam who were able to see Al. See more »

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

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Nurse Chatam: What is it, Tibby?
Admiral Al Calavicci: [stopping Tibby who is pointing at him] Don't you say anything! Or they're gonna put you in a hole so deep under this place, you'll never get out!
Tibby: [to Chatam, smiling innocently] Nothing. Never mind.
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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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