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Quantum Leap: Catch A Falling Star - May 21, 1979

May 21, 1979: Sam leaps into Ray Hutton, the understudy for the role of Don Quixote just seconds before curtain time. His mission: prevent the drunken star from falling and seriously injuring himself during a benefit performance of "Man of La Mancha". Sam is not helped by the presence of his former piano teacher, on whom he once had a crush, and who now appears to have caught the star's eye as well.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x10
Production Number: 65413
Airdate: Wednesday December 06th, 1989

Guest Stars
John CullumJohn Cullum
As John O'Malley
Michelle PawkMichelle Pawk
As Nicole
Janine TurnerJanine Turner
As Michelle
Paul SandPaul Sand
As Charlie

Co-Guest Stars
Maria LaurenMaria Lauren
As Anita
Myra TurleyMyra Turley
As Dolores
Michael CarlMichael Carl
As Ray Hutton / Mirror
Marshall BordenMarshall Borden
As Dr. Carrasco
Rand HopkinsRand Hopkins
As Pedro
Michael DeMarlo (1)Michael DeMarlo (1)
As Muleteer #1
Jay HortonJay Horton
As Muleteer #2
Jon HuffmanJon Huffman
As Innkeeper
Dafidd McCrackenDafidd McCracken
As Muleteer #3
Ruth Miller (2)Ruth Miller (2)
As Housekeeper
Sam RappSam Rapp
As Muleteer #4
Main Cast
Scott BakulaScott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean StockwellDean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci
Episode Notes
John Cullum (John O'Malley) later directed "All Americans".

A year later, Janine Turner and John Cullum would star together in Northern Exposure.

The closing credits roll over the cast and TV crew coming out on stage.

Episode Quotes
Al: Other kids, they went into boxing or they studied or they stole, I thought I’d give the theatre a try.

Sam: She used to be my piano teacher.
Al: She can tickle my ivories any time.

Al: This is Syracuse. This is way, way, way, way, way off Broadway. For Syracuse, you can sing!

John: (drunkenly singing) This is my quest, to get to the bar. No matter how crowded. No matter how far.

John: One cannot have misadventures on wine spritzers.

Sam: Don't you think you've had enough?
John: Dear boy, one can never have enough.

Sam: (as Don Quixote) I have already seen thee in my heart.
Nicole: (as Dulcinea) Your heart doesn't know much about women.
Sam: (as Don Quixote) It knows all, my lady. They are the soul of man, the radiance that lights his way. A woman is...glory.

Al: Gee, that's pretty good acting, Sam. I'm impressed. That is, if you're really acting...
Nicole: (as Dulcinea) What do you want of me?
Al: What do you want of her?
Sam: (as Don Quixote) Nothing.
Nicole: (as Dulcinea) Liar!
Al: I'm with her.

Al: I've seen that look before, Sam.
Sam: What look?
Al: That last-night-the-earth-moved look.

Al: You’re out of control, Sam
Sam: In case you haven’t noticed, Al, it’s been a long time since I’ve been in control
Al:You know what I mean! You can’t tell anyone who you really are; you can’t change your personal history, you can’t...
Sam: I can’t have a life! All I do is live someone else’s life, right their wrongs, fight their fights…Jeez, I feel like I’m Don Quixote!

Al: He loved pure and chaste from afar... well, that part was never big with me either.

Sam: I am not saving that arrogant ass.

Al: Women, you just can’t trust them. They don’t understand the double standard.

Al: Are you going to be alright?
Sam: (parodying the Man of La Mancha) What matter wounds to the body of a knight-errant? For each time he falls, he shall rise again and woe to the wicked! Al?
Al: Here, Your Grace.
Sam: My armour, my sword.
Al: More misadventures?
Sam: Adventures, old friend.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario
Executive ProducerDonald P. Bellisario
Main Title ThemeMike Post
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