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Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956 

Sam leaps into a Greek sailor who is stranded on a deserted island with a spoiled rich brat.

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... Dr. Sam Beckett
... Admiral Al Calavicci
... Vanessa Foster
... Nikos Stathatos (as Socrates)
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Sam leaps into the body of Nikos Stahatos, a Greek sailor working aboard a luxury yacht. Sam finds himself in the Mediteranean with one of the passengers, Vanessa Foster, just as the ship explodes. The two survivors couldn't be more different: a rough, working class sailor and the upper class débutante, born with a silver spoon in her mouth and constantly looking down at her inferior raft-mate. They eventually make it to land and begin to know and understand one another. The puzzle for Sam is to understand exactly why he is there. Al hasn't quite figured it out yet but everything Sam does seems to lengthen, rather than shorten, the amount of time it takes for them to be rescued. As their relationship continues to develop, Sam's begins to wonder if rescue is the object of the exercise. Written by garykmcd

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29 September 1992 (USA)  »

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In the original history, Vanessa Foster and Nikos Stathatos were rescued within hours of the cruise ship sinking on September 27, 1956. Vanessa married her fiancé David in Crete shortly afterwards. See more »

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Venus would not be seen in the night sky of this episode. Mercury, "Venus", Earth, Mars Jupiter Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Venus would be between the Sun and the Earth. See more »

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[Sam is increasingly frustrated with Vanessa]
Admiral Al Calavicci: It just proves that you care for her a lot.
Dr. Sam Beckett: No way.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Hey, listen, there's no way she would get this bad under your skin, unless you had feelings for her.
Dr. Sam Beckett: The only feelings I have for her are homicidal!
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