Sam arrives dressed in a Victorian smoking jacket and holding a book and candle. He looks through the book and discovers it's Witchcraft in America
, dated 1879. Everything around him appears to date to that era. As Sam looks around the candle blows out on its own and he wonders how he could have traveled back beyond his own lifetime. He walks past a snake and goes up a staircase, and hears a moaning sound behind a door. As he opens the door, two monstrous figures leap out and Sam falls down the stairs, tumbling down to the floor below before being knocked unconscious...Read the full recap
Sam: The problem with Quantum Leaping is it often left me feeling like a scarecrow. With my head all full of stuffing, and no idea as to why I was really there.
Al: Sam, I don't like things that... fly around without wings!
Al: Well, what are you waiting for, Sam?
Sam: Uh, women and holograms first.
Sam: You go back to sleep, okay, and, um, I'll be back to check on you later.
Sam: Cross my heart and hope... to limbo. The Bahamas.
Sam: When I was growing up, Halloween was always one of my favorite holidays. Trick or treat, we used to say. Of course, back then, we always expected a treat and if we did play a trick, it was always funny and harmless. But tonight, there were no treats. There were no tricks. There was only death.
Mary: Who are you?
"Al": Yin and yang, good and bad. God...
Sam: The Devil.
"Al": In the flesh, so to speak.
Sam: Why are you doing this?
"Al": To put an end to your meddling. Who gave you the right to go bungling around in time, putting right what I made wrong?
Sam: I'm just trying to get home.
"Al": Well, you're not going to make it!
We see Stevie getting the idea for several future Stephen King novels. He mentions:
* Christine, when talking about a red Plymouth Fury with a mind of its own.
* The Dark Half, when talking about there being two identical individuals, and one is a murderer.
* Carrie, when Sam mentions someone psychokinetically throwing knives.
* Cujo, based on Stevie's pet St. Bernard.
Sam: Unbelievable. I've leaped into The Addams Family.
Sam is talking about Charles Addams' creation, The Addams Family. The cartoonist created them for The New Yorker, and they spawned two TV series and several movies.
Al: You're a second-rate H.P. Lovecraft.
Referring to one of the premiere horror writers of the late 19th and early 20th century. Lovecraft wrote primarily of Cthulhu and his ilk, a race of evil demi-gods defeated and sealed away on various places on Earth. Their influence is still felt, and they can sometimes drive humans to madness, and to perform rituals that can free them.
This is like The Exorcist
Talking about the novel by William Peter Blatty and subsequent movie, which tells the tale of Regan MacNeil, a young girl possessed by a demon. In the movie, Regan is played by Linda Blair
, in arguably her most famous role.