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Quantum Leap: M.I.A. - April 1, 1969

April 1, 1969: Sam leaps into undercover cop Jake Rawlins while he is on the job dressed as a woman. It seems as though Sam is there to stop a missing in action's wife from re marrying. However the two keep meeting up, is it fate? And is Sam there to do something else?

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x22
Production Number: 65412
Airdate: Wednesday May 09th, 1990

Guest Stars
Susan DiolSusan Diol
As Beth Calavicci
Pat SkipperPat Skipper
As Tequila
Jason BegheJason Beghe
As Roger Skaggs
Norman LargeNorman Large
As Dirk Simon
Dan ZiskieDan Ziskie
As Sergeant Riley

Co-Guest Stars
Gregory MillarGregory Millar
As Pusher
Sierra PecheurSierra Pecheur
As Carol (Carol Simon)
Leticia VasquezLeticia Vasquez
As Rosalie
Cyd StrittmatterCyd Strittmatter
As Hippie Girl (as Cyndi Strittmatter)
Javi MuleroJavi Mulero
As Taco Man
Robert Brooks Mendel (2)Robert Brooks Mendel (2)
As Hippie Man (as Rob Mendel)
Doug BauerDoug Bauer
As Jake Rawlins / Mirror
Main Cast
Scott BakulaScott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean StockwellDean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci


Sam finds himself standing in an alley, smoking a cigarette and dressed as a woman in high heels. As Sam stumbles to a broken mirror, he tries to make out his new face but can't tell. A man calls him over a radio in his purse and says they're coming over his way, addressing Sam as Jake. Two armed men come out, look at Sam, say "Narc," and prepare to open fire...

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Episode Notes
Susan Diol (Beth Calavicci) would later reprise her role in the series finale "Mirror Image - August 8, 1953".

The photo of a young Dean Stockwell comes from the collection of actor and photographer Roddy McDowall. He'd later appear in "A Leap for Lisa".

All of the music from the original airing is removed due to copyright reasons (except for "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"), and replaced with generic tunes.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Diana Ross and The SupremesSomeday We'll Be Together 
Herb Alpert and His Tijuana Brass BandThis Guy's In Love With You 
Marvin GayeI Heard It Through The GrapevineSam and Roger go to the pier to find Beth
Otis ReddingSitting On The Dock Of The Bay 
Ray CharlesGeorgiaBeth and Al "dance"
The Righteous BrothersUnchained Melody 

Episode Quotes
Sam: What did Jake do wrong that I'm here to put right?
Al: You mean besides putting on your panty girdle backwards?

Sam: But don't you think all these coincidences are a little strange... if--if he doesn't want Beth and Dirk to fall in love?
Al: If he is the only one at work here. But you seem to be forgetting about... (points down) him.
Sam: I don't believe in the devil, Al.
Al: Yeah, well, maybe you would if you were locked up in a tiger cage that was too small for you to stand up in and too narrow for you to sit down in, where you had to exist on... on weevil-infested rice and any rainwater you could catch in your mouth. And the only thing that kept you alive was the memory of the woman you love. And if you survive that, when you come home, you find out that your wife has run off with some other guy! There's a devil, Sam, and he's trying to destroy Beth's life.

Sam: Al, if you close that door, don't ever open it again.

Al: God, I love her. Beth is the only woman I really ever loved. She's the only one I ever wanted to grow old with. That's why all my marriages never worked after that. Sam, if you're lucky, life is gonna give you one shot at true love. And Beth was mine.

Al: I want you to wait for me, Beth. Don't give up, honey. Because I'm alive out there. And I'm only alive because of our love. And someday... Oh, Beth. Someday, I'm gonna come back home to you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario
Executive ProducerDonald P. Bellisario
Co-Executive ProducerMichael Zinberg  |  Deborah Pratt
Supervising ProducerHarker Wade
ProducerChris Ruppenthal
Co-ProducerJeff Gourson  |  Paul Brown (2)
Associate ProducerDavid Bellisario
Production DesignerCameron Birnie
EditorMario Digregorio
CastingEllen Lubin Sanitsky
Unit Production ManagerRonald R. Grow
First Assistant DirectorRyan Gordon
Second Assistant DirectorRobert Brooks Mendel (2)
MusicVelton Ray Bunch
Music EditorTom Gleason (2)
Costume DesignerJean-Pierre Dorleac
Set DecoratorRobert L. Zilliox
Supervising Sound EditorPaul B. Clay
Director of PhotographyMichael W. Watkins
Story EditorRandy Holland  |  Tommy Thompson (3)
Stunt CoordinatorDiamond Farnsworth
Sound MixerMark Hopkins McNabb
Costume SupervisorDavid Rawley
Main Title ThemeMike Post
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