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Quantum Leap: Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961

June 6, 1961: Sam leaps into a teenage geek and must prevent his sister from marrying an abusive alcoholic, with the wedding only three days away. This hits very close to home, as Sam's own sister, Katie, married into the exact same situation when she was seventeen.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 65014
Airdate: Wednesday May 10th, 1989

Director: Alan J. Levi
Writer: Paul Brown (2)

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Sam arrives in a car, driving at top speed between pillars on an underpass and smoking a cigarette. He pulls off and looks in the mirror to discover that he's a teenager with a bad case of acne. Sam checks his license and discovers he's Cameron "Cam" Wilson, a 17-year-old with a taste for junk food. He goes to the local burger joint where the local gang, the Impalas, taunts him over the fact he bailed out. Cam's sister Cheryl and her fiancé Bob Thompson pull up and Cheryl tells Sam that they've been accepted into the Peace Corps and going to Tonga, and not to tell their parents. Bob kisses Cheryl and then takes a drink out of a flask. The gang starts picking on Jill, a tomboy, and Sam comes to her rescue. An angry Cheryl stalks off and Bob and his gang close in on Sam...

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