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Quantum Leap: Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953

April 14, 1953: Sam leaps into a man with looks that could double for Humphrey Bogart. He is Nick Allen, a private investigator looking for the murderer of his partner and, if he does not find the perpetrator in time, himself.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 65009
Airdate: Wednesday May 17th, 1989

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Mar 09, 1998
France Mar 09, 1998
United Kingdom Mar 09, 1998

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Guest Stars
Paul Linke
As Lionel
Richard Riehle
As Lt. Lannon
Willie Garson
As Seymour
Don Keith Opper
As Crooner
Don Maxwell
As Policeman
Steve Nevil
As Chuck

Co-Guest Stars
Hap Lawrence
As Bartender
Jeanette Miller
As Old Lady
Jeff Olson
As Taxi Driver
Kevin Mockrin
As Little Woody Allen
Ron Ulstad
As Bandleader
Tony Heller
As Nick Allen / Mirror
Main Cast
Scott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci
Episode Notes
Paul Linke (Lionel) would later play Sheriff Ben Masters in "The Boogieman - October 31, 1964".

Chronologically, this is the earliest leap within Sam's lifetime. He was born on August 8, 1953, four months after the events of this episode.

Season 1 ended with this episode.
But Sam's leap out of this episode is into a female secretary; that episode was broadcast as the 4th of season 2 ("What Price, Gloria?"), instead of a continuation of season 1.

Episode Quotes
Al: Sam...you know, Allison could be the killer.
Sam: No.
Al: No? Why are you saying no? (reading) Because her body could part the red army?
Sam: No. Because we've got Clapper.
Al: Careful, Sam. There was no cure for that in 1953.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario
Executive ProducerDonald P. Bellisario
Main Title ThemeMike Post
Warning: Quantum Leap season 1 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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