Sam leaps into the body of defense attorney Leonard Dancey just as he is about to enter a plea on behalf of Lila Berry, who is charged with murder. It appears that a plea bargain had already been agreed to but when Sam asks Lila if she did it, she refuses to answer him so he enters a not guilty plea. The sudden change doesn't sit well with the DA and also with Captain Cotter, the most influential man in town and the dead man's father. It's 1957 Louisiana and Sam is appalled at the attitudes toward his client, an African-American. The all-white jury is certain to convict unless he can get Lila to tell him exactly what happened, but she is obviously protecting someone.
Did You Know?
The Bible verse the Sam reads to Myrtle is Galatians 5: 7 - 10 See more
After Sam leaps, in the teaser for the next episode, he is immediately wearing a mustache. But in the next cut, he is no longer in a mustache. It is explained in the extended opening in the next episode - the mustache gets ripped off and needs to be replaced by the make up artist. See more
Dr. Sam Beckett
Leaping about in time, I've found that there are some things in life that I can't change, and there are some things that I can. To save a life, to change a heart, to make the right choice. I guess that's what life's about - making the right choice at the right time.
References Gone with the Wind