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Quantum Leap: Star-Crossed - June 15, 1972

June 15, 1972: In Sam's third leap, he is an English teacher named Gerald Bryant. In order to leap he must help Oscar and Jamie Lee so that they go on to get married. In the original history, Jamie Lee married Gerald Bryant and the latter was killed by her father in a so-called, "shotgun wedding". Sam also takes on another mission. He notices that his old flame Donna Eleese is working at the nearby bar and Sam thinks this he has been given a second chance.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 65003
Airdate: Friday March 31st, 1989

Director: Mark Sobel
Writer: Deborah Pratt
Story: Deborah Pratt
Teleplay: Deborah Pratt

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Mar 03, 1998
France Mar 03, 1998
United Kingdom Mar 03, 1998

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Ken GibbelKen Gibbel
As Harry
Leslie SachsLeslie Sachs
As Jamie Lee
Michael GregoryMichael Gregory
As Col. Wojohowitz
Teri HatcherTeri Hatcher
As Donna Eleese

Co-Guest Stars
Anne LeydenAnne Leyden
As Waitress
John TayloeJohn Tayloe
As Dr. Gerald Bryant / Mirror
Kort FalkenbergKort Falkenberg
As Gas Station Attendant
Lisa MeddinLisa Meddin
As Student in Headband
Mary BoessowMary Boessow
As Pragmatic Student
Stacey Adams (1)Stacey Adams (1)
As Space Cadet Student
Tonya D. PullmanTonya D. Pullman
As Student with Afro
Main Cast
Scott BakulaScott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean StockwellDean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci
Episode Notes
This episode begins on Al's thirtieth-seventh birthday.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Barry ManilowWe Live on Borrowed Time 
Don McLeanAmerican Pie 
Iron ButterflyIn-a-Gadda-Da-Vida 

Episode Quotes
Sam: (to Donna) If you look into my eyes, you'll see another soul.

Oscar: Oh, she has a great body.
Sam: She also has a mind too.
(Sam clicks his fingers to bring Oscar back to reality)
Sam: She also has a mind too. A deeply, poetic mind.

Al: You are thinking too literal, Sam.
Sam: Well, that is definitely the symbol for a capital...our capital? He's in Washington D.C.!
Al: (takes out a cigar) Oh boy, I'd give you one of these if I could.

Jamie Lee: What else is there to do?
Sam: Umm...
(The kettle boils)
Sam: Have a cup of tea?

Sam: Hieroglyphics? I can, I can read hieroglyphics?
Al: Well, you never know unless you try.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario
Executive ProducerDonald P. Bellisario
Main Title ThemeMike Post
Warning: Quantum Leap season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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