Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

Liberation - October 16, 1968 

Leaping into the middle of the woman's liberation movement Sam must prevent the death of a young lady at a sit-in and convince her father to live with a liberated daughter.


Bob Hulme


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Chris Abbott | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Max Gail ... George Sanders
Deborah Van Valkenburgh ... Diana St. Cloud
Stephen Keep Mills ... Chief of Police Donald Tipton (as Stephen Mills)
Bill Calvert Bill Calvert ... Peter Tipton
Megyn Price ... Suzanne Sanders
William Cort William Cort ... Flanners
Mary Elizabeth Murphy Mary Elizabeth Murphy ... Dora Tipton
Jordan Baker ... Evy Brownfield
Eric Bruskotter ... Red
Elan Rothschild ... George Sanders Jr.
Matt Kirkwood ... Photographer


Sam leaps into Margaret Sanders, a mother and homemaker who is arrested with her daughter Suzie at a women's lib rally in 1968. Al tells him he's there to help out Diana St. Cloud who is leading the local women's movement. Margaret's activism is having an effect on her marriage as her husband George struggles to understand what is going on. As far as Diana goes, Al tells him that he next rally will get out of hand and she will be shot unless Sam can get her to cancel the event. His solution leads to other complications however. When the protesters invade the local businessmen's club, it's daughter Suzie that is put in danger. Written by garykmcd

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This episode takes place in Connecticut from October 16 to October 17, 1968. See more »


The teaser has Sam leaping in during a "bra burning" rally. There is no contemporary evidence that any such event ever actually took place, anywhere. "Women's libbers" did at times symbolically throw bras in the trash, an image commonly conflated with men burning their draft cards. The powerful image (bra burning) that this conflation created has kept it in the public consciousness. See more »


[Diana has suggested a violent confrontation against the male society]
Dr. Sam Beckett: I understand that you cannot match strength in a physical confrontation.
Diana St. Cloud: Unless we fight, nothing will change.
Dr. Sam Beckett: Fine. Fine, then fight them in the boardrooms, not in a street brawl. You wanna make a change? Take a lesson from Gandhi.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Or King.
Dr. Sam Beckett: Or Martin Luther King. You go out and start a riot, and people will only notice what's wrong about you. But you state your beliefs in an orderly fashion, and people will notice what's wrong ...
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References The Flying Nun: The Return of Father Lundigan (1968) See more »

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12 January 1993 (USA) See more »

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