Quantum Leap

10 Worst Episodes of Quantum Leap

It's been 27 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now a new team has been assembled to restart the project in the hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.

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Quantum Leap - S1E12

#1 - Let Them Play (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Ben finds himself in 2012 in the midst of the Mendéz family as they help their transgender daughter, Gia, who dreams of playing on her high school basketball team. Magic and Jenn discover another piece of the puzzle of why Ben leapt in the first place.

The episode was rated 6.95 from 295 votes.

Quantum Leap - S1E1

#2 - July 13th, 1985 (Season 1 - Episode 1)


A new team assembles to restart the Quantum Leap project. Lead physicist Ben Song takes an unauthorized leap into 1985 as the team scrambles to figure out what happened and how to get him back.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 789 votes.

Quantum Leap - S1E2

#3 - Atlantis (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Ben finds himself headed into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis in 1995. Addison confides to Ian about a discovery and finds herself at odds with Magic and Jenn.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 579 votes.

Quantum Leap - S1E10

#4 - Paging Dr. Song (Season 1 - Episode 10)


Ben leaps into Alexandra Tomkinson, a medical resident in a Seattle hospital. As victims from a train crash pour into the ER, Addison reveals Ben’s complicated mission, he must go up against hospital bosses to save lives and Alexandra’s career.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 285 votes.

Quantum Leap - S1E3

#5 - Somebody Up There Likes Ben (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Ben leaps to flashy 1970s Las Vegas and into the body of promising young boxer Danny Hill on the eve of a big title fight. Ben and Addison must help Danny win the fight or lose everything. Magic, Ian and Jenn dig into Ben’s past to uncover the truth.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 499 votes.

Quantum Leap - S1E5

#6 - Salvation or Bust (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Ben is transported back to 1879 and the rustic, frontier town of Salvation, where he must take on a deadly outlaw. Magic, Jenn and Ian face a new threat when a curious senator shows up at headquarters asking questions about the Quantum Leap program.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 432 votes.

Quantum Leap - S1E13

#7 - Family Style (Season 1 - Episode 13)

When Ben leaps into an Indian family to try to prevent their beloved family restaurant from burning down, he finds an emotional connection with their matriarch through memories of his own. Magic and Jenn share a surprising revelation with Ian.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 235 votes.

Quantum Leap - S1E9

#8 - Fellow Travelers (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Ben lands in 1979 Chicago as Jack Armstrong, a devoted security guard to talented pop singer Carly Farmer. During Carly’s prep for a concert, it quickly becomes clear her life is in danger and Ben must determine who is trying to kill her and why.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 300 votes.

Quantum Leap - S1E4

#9 - A Decent Proposal (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Ben leaps to 1980s Los Angeles and into the body of Eva Sandoval, a no-nonsense bounty hunter in the midst of securing an elusive target. Ben remembers more about his own life.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 445 votes.

Quantum Leap - S1E14

#10 - S.O.S. (Season 1 - Episode 14)


When Ben leaps onto a naval battleship during war games in 1989, he must not only navigate a dangerous rescue mission but also contend with his commanding officer, XO Alexander Augustine, otherwise known as Addison's father.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 200 votes.

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