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.
Last Episode05x22 Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 Aired: May. 05, 1993
August 8, 1953: Sam Beckett leaps into the not so ordinary town of Cokeburg, Pennsylvania. Sam has to save the lives two miners, Tonchi and Pete, …
Series Fun Facts
- Goof (plot holes): If "God" was the one leaping Sam, then it would be because God made a mistake. But theoretically speaking, God is perfect and cannot make mistakes.
- Goof (continuity error): In the first season, Sam mentions having a sister named Katie. In the 2-part pilot "Genesis", Sam mentions that she married a Naval Officer named Jim Bonney. However,…
[show]Goof (continuity error): In the first season, Sam mentions having a sister named Katie. In the 2-part pilot "Genesis", Sam mentions that she married a Naval Officer named Jim Bonney. However, in the first season episode "The Kamikaze Kid", which hinges on Sam stopping a sister from marrying an abusive boyfriend, Sam mentions that Katie married and abusive alcoholic, later named "Chuck" in the "Leap Home" episode. It is very likely that Katie married Jim after leaving Chuck. Also, in "Disco Inferno," Sam mentions that he has a brother named Tom and that he died in Vietnam. He mentions this again in the episode "Animal Frat" before finally seeing Tom again in "A Leap Home."
- Quantum Leap came close to being canceled in its third season due to low ratings. However, a letter writing campaign helped save the series and enabled it to continue for two more years.