Sam leaps into the body of Marine Corps Captain Ron Miller who is in a Veterans Hospital having lost both of his legs in combat in Vietnam. His wife had met him in Tokyo when he was first evacuated from the war zone and it's not apparent why Sam is there. Al thinks it's to reconcile with his wife since history records that has several children. Sam wonders if he's there to help his hospital roommate, Sgt. Billy Johnson who is now a quadriplegic. He seems to have given up on life refusing to have anything to do with his loving girlfriend. Al knows that Billy will commit suicide by drowning himself in the pool so Sam sets out to ensure that it doesn't happen. Sam also becomes close to Kiki Wilson whose brother is MIA and volunteers at the hospital. Her cheery attitude helps all of those around her - and it's also clear that she has taken a particular interest in Captain Miller.
Did You Know?
In the original history, Billy Johnson committed suicide by drowning himself in the San Diego Veterans' Hospital therapy pool on August 10, 1968. See more
Just prior to Sam hitting the orderly, he's seen in the wheelchair and walking across the floor wearing Miller's pants legs down. However, when the orderly looks in the mirror and sees Miller standing and walking, the pants should have still been seen and not cut off near the knees in the mirror. See more
Destiny's a funny thing. It seems like the harder you try to stop it, the more determined it is to be fulfilled.
Time Has Come Today
Written by Joseph Chambers
and Willie Chambers
Performed by The Chambers Brothers
Courtesy of CBS Records See more