Sam leaps into the 19th century during the Civil War. He is a Union soldier and wanders around. Eventually he comes to a house and is taken captive by the owner, a woman. When Al arrives he tells Sam that the man's name is Beckett. Sam remembers he had an ancestor who serve in the Union Army during the Civil War and that he married a Southern woman; the woman who captured him. Since Sam knows that's what's going to happen, and everything is going as he remembers it did, that's not why he is there. So while Al tries to find out, Sam tries to earn her trust. Written by
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Chronologically speaking, September 20, 1862 is the earliest leap date in the series' history. It is Sam's only leap to take place outside of the 20th Century. See more
Olivia tells Sam the Confederates will hang him if he is lucky. This is untrue as the policy regarding captured officers was to generally exchange them for Confederate prisoners or parole them back to the Union (they could not fight unless given notice of an exchange) and would remain the policy until 1864. See more
Olivia Barrett Covington
You and I being so different and all, I... I was wondering whether a man like you could ever love a woman like me.
Dr. Sam Beckett
Well, I think... that a man like me is gonna love a woman like you very, very much.
References Gone with the Wind