Quantum Leap: Season 3, Episode 1

The Leap Home: Part 1 - November 25, 1969 (28 Sep. 1990)

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Sam leaps into himself as a teenager to help his high school basketball team win the championship. He also tries to help the other members of his family including his father who died from smoking, his brother who died in Viet Nam and his sister who married a wife abuser.

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'No Nose' Pruett (as John L. Tuell)
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Young Sam Beckett (as Adam Affonso)
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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 garykmcd

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

"Post Raisin Bran" cereal box on kitchen table is from 1990, not 1969. See more »

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[last lines]
Navy Lt. Tom Beckett: Sam! Hoo-yah! All right, little brother!
Sam Beckett: [reaching for Tom] Toooo...
[Sam continues to yell while he leaps from the basketball court to a river in Vietnam, still reaching to Tom]
Sam Beckett:
  • oooom!

[startled, the Seals start firing in all directions; Sam submerges until they stop]
Sam Beckett: [surfacing] Tom?
Navy Seal: [of body of an enemy Vietcong floating by] He's dead.
Sam Beckett: Damn, Magic!
Sam Beckett: Tom.
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Instead of the usual ending theme, the credits roll atop an alternate angle take of Sam playing "Imagine" to Katie. See more »

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References Hoosiers (1986) See more »

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Imagine
Written by John Lennon
Performed by Scott Bakula
Courtesy of Lenono Music (BMI), administered by CRGI Music Inc. (BMI)
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The Best Episode of Quantum Leap In My Opinion.
11 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Quantum Leap is one of my favorite shows. I am looking forward to buying seasons 2 and 3. Season 3 contains the 2 part episode called The Leap Home. The Leap Home, both parts 1 and 2, is my favorite episode of all time from that series. It is a powerful one where Sam is able to see his family and the home he grew up in once more. While he is there, he attempts to change the fates of his young sister,who marries into a violent marriage, his father,who dies from the effects of smoking, and his brother Tom, who goes to Vietnam and gets killed. In part 2, Sam leaps into a buddy from Tom's unit and ends up saving Tom's life. Sam also discovers that Al was a POW about the same time. This discovery was made while Sam looks through the photographs of a lady reporter, who's thirst for a Pulitzer prize, gets her killed. Al tells Sam that she won the prize for her final photograph,which was a picture of a young Al being captured along side other soldiers.


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