Sam leaps into himself as a 16 year-old and gets to re-live a very happy time in his life. His father is still alive, and his mother and sister are happy as well. Al tells him that he's likely there to re-play the big championship basketball game his high school lost. If they win, several members of the team will go on to greater careers that they have had, including college scholarships and professional basketball careers. Sam isn't sure he wants to replay the game as it will likely cause him to leap and he wants to stay with his family. He hopes to get his father, who will die in three years, to quit smoking, his sister not to elope with her boyfriend and to persuade his older brother Tom not to go to Vietnam. Written by
Did You Know?
David Newson, who plays Sam's brother Tom, later portrays Scott Bakula
's brother on another show. He is Bakula's character Terry's brother on the 2009 series, Men of a Certain Age. See more
"Post Raisin Bran" cereal box on kitchen table is from 1990, not 1969. See more
Defense! Defense! Not patty cake, defense!
Admiral Al Calavicci
Patty cake? That's high fives! That's called a high five! And what are you yelling "defense"? You should be putting them into a press! I feel like Dennis Hopper in Hoosiers.
Instead of the usual ending theme, the credits roll atop an alternate angle take of Sam playing "Imagine" to Katie. See more
Written by John Lennon
Performed by Scott Bakula
Courtesy of Lenono Music (BMI), administered by CRGI Music Inc. (BMI) See more