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"Quantum Leap" The Leap Home: Part 1 - November 25, 1969 (TV Episode 1990) Poster

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Katie Beckett: Oh my God! If you really are from the future, you'd know if he's dead!

Sam Beckett: Chuck?

Katie Beckett: Paul McCartney. The White Album. If you play "Revolution Number Nine" backwards, the Beatles are singing "Paul is dead."

Sam Beckett: No. Paul's not dead. After the Beatles split up...

Katie Beckett: The Beatles split up?

Sam Beckett: Pretty soon, I think.

Katie Beckett: Oh God. Wait 'til I tell Elaine!

Sam Beckett: Paul forms this group called Wings and they come out with some really great tunes.

Katie Beckett: And John? What's John gonna do? He's my favorite.

Sam Beckett: [hesitantly] Uh, Katey... John...

Admiral Al Calavicci: *Don't* tell her.

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Sam Beckett: It's not fair, Al. I mean, c'mon, it's not fair.

Admiral Al Calavicci: Well, I think, uh, I think it's damn fair.

Sam Beckett: What?

Admiral Al Calavicci: I'd give anything to see my father, and my sister, for a few days. Be able to talk with them again... Laugh with them... Tell 'em how much I love them. I'd give anything to have what you have, Sam. Anything.

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Sam Beckett: John is going to write my favorite song.

Katie Beckett: [skeptical] You favorite song?

Sam Beckett: Um-hmm.

Katie Beckett: In the future?

Sam Beckett: Yeah.

Katie Beckett: Well, sing it to me. Or are you gonna use that swiss-cheese-brain excuse you gave me when I asked you who'd be my first boyfriend?

Sam Beckett: [playing guitar and singing] Imagine there's no heaven / It's easy if you try / No Hell below us / Above us only sky / Imagine all the people living for today / Imagine there's no countries / It isn't hard to do / Nothing to kill or die for.

[Katie's expression changes]

Sam Beckett: And no religion, too / Imagine all the people living life in peace / You-hoo, you might say I'm a dreamer.

Sam BeckettAdmiral Al Calavicci: But I'm not the only one / I hope someday you'll join us / And the world will live as one.

Sam Beckett: Imagine no posses...

[Sam notices Katie has started crying and stops]

Sam Beckett: Katey, what is it?

Katie Beckett: I've never heard that before.

Sam Beckett: Of course not. Lennon's not gonna write it for another couple of years.

Katie Beckett: Noo!

Admiral Al Calavicci: Sam...

Sam Beckett: Katey, what is it?

Katie Beckett: I don't want to believe you!

Sam Beckett: Why?

Katie Beckett: I don't want to believe you know the future... because if you do, Tommy's gonna die.

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Admiral Al Calavicci: I know it hurts, Sam, but you did the right thing.

Sam Beckett: I always do - I always do the right thing Al and where does it get me? I m - Why can I always save strangers, but not the people I love?

Admiral Al Calavicci: I don't know.

Sam Beckett: Well, I'm not gonna do it anymore. I'm not gonna do it.

Sam Beckett: [yelling to the sky] You hear that? Whoever you are, *whatever* you are, I'm not doing it anymore! I *quit*!

Sam Beckett: [to Al] I quit.

[Sam runs away through the cornfield]

Admiral Al Calavicci: Sam!

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Coach Donnelly: 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.

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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.

Navy Lt. Tom Beckett: How'd you know they were there?

Sam Beckett: Oh, boy.

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