Sam leaps into the body of Harry Spontini who, as The Great Spontini, performs as a magician in cheap nightclubs. His assistant is his precocious 12 year-old daughter Jamie who has great hopes for the act. His wife Maggie, who left Harry three years before, suddenly reappears asking for a divorce. Sam decides that he's there to reunite the family but has to re-think this idea when he learns - in a Judge's chambers - that she's actually out to get custody of Jamie as well. Al tells him that unless he can change what happened, Jamie will become a runaway living on the street. Sam's main obstacle to reuniting the family is Maggie's lawyer-boyfriend Steve. Written by
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A new handlink design, a handlink made entirely of what looked like a mash of flashing "Lego" pieces and with no readable controls, was introduced in this episode and was used for the duration of the series. In "The Complete Quantum Leap Book" it is explained that while series creator Don Bellisario did not design the new handlink, he was very pleased with it, as it made another part of the sci-fi aspect of the show as vague as possible. See more
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