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So Help Me God - July 29, 1957 

Sam must defend a young black woman charged with murdering the son of a powerful Southern political figure.

Director:

Andy Cadiff

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Deborah Pratt

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Byrne Piven ... Captain Colton Cotter
Tyra Ferrell ... Delilah 'Lila' Berry
Kathleen Noone ... Sadie Cotter
Ketty Lester Ketty Lester ... Myrtle
John Apicella ... Sheriff Dixon
Stacy Ray ... Sugee Dancey
John Shepard ... Bo Parsons
William Schallert ... Judge Eugene Haller
Robert Dryer ... Chigger
Scotch Byerley Scotch Byerley ... Clerk
Heather Lee ... Woman gossip
Travis Michael Holder ... Leonard Dancey
Phillip Persons Phillip Persons ... Coroner
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Storyline

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. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Trivia

The Bible verse the Sam reads to Myrtle is Galatians 5: 7 - 10 See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1989 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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