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The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970 

Still involved in his brother Tom's life, Sam leaps into Vietnam to either save his brother or ensure the success of the team's mission.


Michael Zinberg




Episode credited cast:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
David Newsom ... Navy Lt. Tom Beckett
Andrea Thompson ... Maggie Dawson
Ernie Lively ... Col. Deke Grimwald
David Hayward ... Dempsey
Tia Carrere ... Chu-Hoi
Adam Nelson ... Preacher
Patrick Warburton ... Blaster
Ryan Reid Ryan Reid ... Shamo
Rich Whiteside Rich Whiteside ... Doc
Rodney Kageyama ... Choo Choo
Christopher Kirby ... Herbert 'Magic' Williams
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Muoi Lo ... Vinh


Having won the high school basketball championship game and thereby changing the future for his teammates, Sam leaps into the body of a soldier in his brother Tom's SEAL team while they are on patrol in Vietnam. It's the day before his brother is killed but Al tells Sam that he's actually there to ensure that the next day's mission succeeds, not to save his brother. When he learns that an attractive and outgoing photo-journalist Maggie Dawson is also killed on the mission, he tries to save her as well. On patrol the next day, Al suggests that Sam help free a nearby American POW but he declines and doggedly sets off to save his brother. Written by garykmcd

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The radio frequency channel for SEAL One is 41.15 . The frequency used by the Sappers was 47.30 . See more »


[Maggie Dawson half-listens to Col. Deke Grimwald's story as she snaps photos of his men]
Col. Deke Grimwald: So, there I was this Saturday on the reviewing stand with my dad. The base photographer snapped my picture. He caught me saluting the colors as they passed in review. It was so damn cute they put it in the base newspaper. That was 1938.
Maggie Dawson: [more about what she just saw through her camera] I'll be damned.
Col. Deke Grimwald: Yeah, I know. It just never seemed fair somehow. I mean, I did it first, all I got was the base newspaper. ...
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Great ending
6 June 2020 | by tomfsloanSee all my reviews

Good episode with a great ending. No spoiler here but gee whiz!!!

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5 October 1990 (USA) See more »

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