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Quantum Leap: The Leap Home Part II (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970

April 7, 1970: Sam leaps into a Navy SEAL who is in Tom Beckett's squad. Sam tries to save his life and to succeed on the mission his brother goes on, and discovers he may have to kill one life save another.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x2
Production Number: 66402
Airdate: Friday October 05th, 1990

Guest Stars
David NewsomDavid Newsom
As Tom Beckett
Rich WhitesideRich Whiteside
As Doc
Andrea ThompsonAndrea Thompson
As Maggie Dawson
Ernie LivelyErnie Lively
As Colonel Deke Grimwald
David HaywardDavid Hayward
As Dempsey
Adam NelsonAdam Nelson
As Preacher
Ryan ReidRyan Reid
As Shamoo

Co-Guest Stars
Rodney KageyamaRodney Kageyama
As Choo Choo
Christopher KirbyChristopher Kirby
As Herbert "Magic" Williams / Mirror
Main Cast
Scott BakulaScott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean StockwellDean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci


Sam leaps into a SEAL in Vietnam, still yelling "Tom!" from the end of his last leap. The other soldiers in Bravo Squad think he's warning them and open fire on the Vietcong around them. Sam emerges from the water and sees… Tom, who wonders how Sam knew about the ambush...

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Episode Notes
This episode marks Sam's first leap outside of the United States.

Besides Scott Bakula (Sam) and Dean Stockwell (Al), David Newsom (Tom Beckett) is the only other actor to appear in both episodes of this two-parter.

Episode Quotes
Colonel Deke Grimwald: I know it was Saturday because Dad always inspected the battalion on Saturday.
Maggie Dawson: Mmm. Grimwald. General Max Grimwald was your father? Ooh! Big shoes to fill, Colonel.
Colonel Deke Grimwald: Mine are a size and a half bigger.

Sam: (narrating) It was unreal. In the space of a leap I'd gone from the depths of despair to the summit of hope. He was alive. My brother Tom was still alive and I was in Vietnam with him.

Al: You know she's got the biggest, roundest...
Sam: Camera lens in Vietnam, I know.
Al: Oh yeah, that... Yeah. Yeah. Lens, too.

Blaster: I already had my shower. Want a beer?
Maggie Dawson: Uh. For starters.
Blaster: Thank you, Lord! Thanks!

Tom Beckett: I still wouldn't take a reporter on a mission. Especially a female reporter.
Maggie Dawson: If you gotta take one, we're the best kind.
Al: She's got a point.

Sam: (narrating) Tom never talked about what SEALs did off-duty. And after a few hours with Bravo squad, I knew why. Mom would have had a cow.

Sam: Dempsey.
Dempsey: Yeah?
Sam: Sappers are coming in from the river at midnight.
Al: Tough choice, kid.

Dempsey: Sir, Magic says sappers are crossing the river, Sir.
Colonel Deke Grimwald: How the hell does he know that?
Tom: Magic's got a sixth sense.
Al: Yeah, you could call me that.

Titi: Too dark for picture.
Maggie Dawson: Honey, this film can get exposure where the sun don't shine.

Al: Oh shoot!...(Maggie) put her jammies on.

Al: Sam, I am the one who thinks with his glands. Not you.

Al: Just remember you've got an ace in the hole. Me.

Al: What the hell, I get repatriated in five years.
Sam: You could have been free.
Al: I was free. (points to his head) Up here, I was always free.

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 ProducerJames S. Giritlian
Production DesignerCameron Birnie
EditorRobert E. Pew
CastingEllen Lubin Sanitsky
Unit Production ManagerRonald R. Grow
First Assistant DirectorRyan Gordon
Second Assistant DirectorRobert Brooks Mendel (2)
MusicVelton Ray Bunch
Music EditorDonald Woods (2)
Costume DesignerJean-Pierre Dorleac
Set DecoratorRobert L. Zilliox
Supervising Sound EditorPaul B. Clay
Director of PhotographyMichael W. Watkins
Stunt CoordinatorDiamond Farnsworth
Sound MixerMark Hopkins McNabb
Executive Story EditorTommy Thompson (3)
Costume SupervisorDavid Rawley
Main Title ThemeMike Post
Technical AdvisorChuck de Caro  |  Rich Whiteside
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