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Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap

NBC 1989

Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap - S4E12

#1 - Running for Honor

6.76

Season 4 - Episode 12

June 11, 1964: As a track star in a Navy college, Sam must prevent the death of his ex- roommate, who was expelled because he was gay, and who is slated to die at the hands of a group of bigoted cadets.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 37 votes.

Quantum Leap - S4E15

#2 - A Song for the Soul

6.97

Season 4 - Episode 15

April 7, 1963: As a backup singer in a black, amateur girl group Sam finds between the fifteen year-old lead singer and her father as he attempts to rescue the girl from a sleazy night club owner's clutches.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 34 votes.

Quantum Leap - S3E4

#3 - One Strobe Over the Line

7.02

Season 3 - Episode 4

June 15, 1965: Sam is a photographer who must protect a fashion model from a growing dependency on amphetamines and a predatory manager's ambitions.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 57 votes.

Quantum Leap - S4E21

#4 - Stand Up

7.03

Season 4 - Episode 21

April 30, 1959: Sam, as the singing half of a comedy team, soon finds that trying to convince two people that they're truly in love is no laughing matter, especially when one of them is the object of a sleazy casino owner's desire.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 35 votes.

Quantum Leap - S4E8

#5 - Dreams

7.07

Season 4 - Episode 8

February 28, 1979: It's more like a nightmare when Sam leaps into a detective, investigating a gruesome murder. He may be next if he doesn't find out who eviscerated the victim and his only hope is the victim's catatonic son and her husband's psychiatrist. The horrific flashbacks he's experiencing don't help matters much either.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 43 votes.

Quantum Leap - S5E13

#6 - Liberation

7.09

Season 5 - Episode 13

October 16, 1968: Leaping into a housewife and mother of two on the verge of women's lib, Sam must prevent the death of his daughter during a sit in, while convincing the girl's father that his marriage can survive a liberated wife and daughter.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 33 votes.

Quantum Leap - S4E11

#7 - The Play's the Thing

7.10

Season 4 - Episode 11

September 9, 1969: May meets December when Sam leaps into a young actor in love with an older woman, who is also an aspiring singer. If he can't boost her confidence and help her get her career on track, she will face a "fate worse than death," returning with her son to Cleveland.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 39 votes.

Quantum Leap - S4E19

#8 - Moments to Live

7.13

Season 4 - Episode 19

May 4, 1985: Sam is a soap opera heart surgeon and the obsession of a love-struck, if somewhat deranged fan. He must escape from the woman and her husband who kidnap him for reproductive purposes.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 32 votes.

Quantum Leap - S4E20

#9 - The Curse of Ptah-Hotep

7.13

Season 4 - Episode 20

March 2, 1957: It's almost as though Sam were on vacation when, as Egyptologist Dale Conway, he gets to read hieroglyphics, search lost tombs, and, of course, visit Egypt. But between an encroaching sandstorm, computer glitches back at the Project, the suspicious deaths of the guides, and a 3000-year-old curse to round things off, Sam has very little time to play in the sand.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 39 votes.

Quantum Leap - S5E15

#10 - Blood Moon

7.14

Season 5 - Episode 15

March 10, 1975: As an eccentric, possibly vampiric, artist just outside of London, Sam must bear with Al's superstitions, while trying to prevent the death of his host's young wife, at the hands of a couple who are taking a sacrificial ceremony in honor of the "blood moon."

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 36 votes.

Quantum Leap - S2E20
#11 - Maybe Baby
7.17
Season 2 - Episode 20

March 11, 1963: Babysitting a kidnapped tot and a flaky, compulsively lying stripper keeps Sam busy as they cross Texas, on the run from the legal father and a squad of cops.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 66 votes.

Quantum Leap - S2E17
#12 - Good Night, Dear Heart
7.25
Season 2 - Episode 17

November 9, 1957: Rather than saving the damsel of the episode, who supposedly committed suicide, Sam is the coroner trying to prove that she was murdered, and find out by whom.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 73 votes.

Quantum Leap - S3E8
#13 - The Great Spontini
7.27
Season 3 - Episode 8

May 9, 1974: Leaping into magician Harry Spontini, Sam has to prevent his estranged wife from taking their daughter away from him as she files for divorce, so she can marry her sleazy divorce attorney.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 52 votes.

Quantum Leap - S4E10
#14 - Unchained
7.28
Season 4 - Episode 10

November 2, 1956: Sam and a fellow convict named Boone are the defiant ones when Sam has to rescue his companion from a fifteen-year sentence on a chain gang.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 40 votes.

Quantum Leap - S2E19
#15 - Leaping in Without a Net
7.28
Season 2 - Episode 19

November 18, 1958: Sam remembers he's afraid of heights when he leaps into a trapeze artist, whose sister wants him to catch her as she does a triple without a net. Dad is less than pleased, since his wife died a few years earlier while attempting the same stunt.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 69 votes.

Quantum Leap - S5E12
#16 - A Tale of Two Sweeties
7.28
Season 5 - Episode 12

February 25, 1958: As a horse-playing, traveling brush salesman, Sam finds himself with two wives and two families. Although Ziggy predicts that Sam's mission is to choose between the two lives, the choice is made more difficult by the fact that there's only a 50/50 chance that he'll choose the right one. As if things weren't bad enough, Sam finds that his penniless host owes a pair of bookies some big bucks.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 36 votes.

Quantum Leap - S2E21
#17 - Sea Bride
7.31
Season 2 - Episode 21

June 3, 1954: Aboard an ocean liner, Sam must stop the marriage of a young man's ex-wife to a mobster. In the process, he finds himself in one heck of a mess in the ship's garbage compartment.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 70 votes.

Quantum Leap - S2E1
#18 - Honeymoon Express
7.33
Season 2 - Episode 1

April 27, 1960: As Tom McBride, a New York City cop on his honeymoon, Sam must save himself from a jealous, and sociopath, ex-husband. To make matters worse, the Project's funding will be cut off, stranding Sam alone in the past, unless he can prevent the U2 flight from being shot down over Russia.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 115 votes.

Quantum Leap - S4E9
#19 - A Single Drop of Rain
7.33
Season 4 - Episode 9

September 7, 1953: A devastating drought will be the ruin of a small town unless Sam, as Billy Beaumont, "purveyor of precipitation and maker of rain," can find a way to make it rain, while keeping his family together in the process.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 39 votes.

Quantum Leap - S4E14
#20 - The Last Gunfighter
7.33
Season 4 - Episode 14

November 28, 1957: Sam finds himself in the life of Tyler Meanes, a teller of tall tales who faces death at the hand of an old friend in a shootout at high noon.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Quantum Leap from 39 votes.

Last updated: mar 26, 2021

Comments

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One of my favorite shows from the 90's. And since there are numerous remakes being developed, may I pitch one more ~ Quantum Leap How cool would that be knowing what we know now?!

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They should remake this. Would be a massive success, I think.

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Just watched the whole series for the first time, absolutely loved the show, but wish they had ended it differently. Such a sad ending when you look at all he went through.

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Just watched the whole series for the first time, absolutely loved the show, but wish they had ended it differently. Such a sad ending when you look at all he went through.

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Just watched the whole series for the first time, absolutely loved the show, but wish they had ended it differently. Such a sad ending when you look at all he went through.

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One of the best shows to exist. It had everything in it: comedy, sci-fi, mystery, action, wit, intellect, romance, and everything in between.

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Still one of my top 10 favorite TV shows of all time! And Dr. Sam Beckett is in my top 5 favorite characters. I agree with the other posts...a remake of this show could be amazing.

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I remember this show fondly.Very entertaining.

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