Sam has to deal with racism in 1950's America when he leaps into the body of a young U.S. Navy sailor, Charlie Mackenzie, who returns home to his small mid-western town with his new Japanese bride, Machiko. Not surprisingly, there is a World War II veteran who hates the Japanese and blames the war for ruining his promising professional baseball career. The biggest opposition however comes from his own mother who simply will not accept the young woman into her home. As Sam learns, Charlie's mother is still grieving from the loss of her daughter over a year ago and feels terrible guilt at never having reconciled with her before her death. Written by
Did You Know?
The date of this episode is August 4, 1953. But Sam can only leap within his own lifetime (apart from the civil war episode), and Sam's birthday (as shown in the final episode "MIrror Image") is August 8, 1953 (11:30 Indiana time). It could, however, be argued that he was alive inside his mother... See more
I see your mother do everything for Henry-san.
Dr. Sam Beckett
Yeah, well, um, Henry worked very hard for a long time. Uh, now he's retired.
Oh. I think all men in Japan must be retired.
Composed by Richard Wagner See more