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Quantum Leap: Liberation - October 16, 1968

October 16, 1968: Sam has to prevent a husband from walking out on the family, a daughter being killed and prove that there is more than just be a housewife for females.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x13
Production Number: 68108
Airdate: Tuesday January 12th, 1993

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Guest Stars
Eric Bruskotter
As Red
Bill Calvert
As Peter Tipton
Bill Cort
As Flanners
Deborah Van Valkenburgh
As Diana St. Cloud
Jordan Baker
As Evy Brownfield
Matt Kirkwood
As Photographer
Max Gail
As George
Stephen Mills
As Chief Donald Tipton
Main Cast
Scott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci
Episode Notes
This is the second and final episode of the series to feature a reference to the Irish playwright and poet Samuel Beckett, the namesake of the main character. The first was "Shock Theater - October 2, 1954".

Episode Quotes
Sam: (to Suzi) I'm not defending him anymore than I'm attacking her. You're going to meet people all through your life that have their own hopes and aspirations and fears. And those feelings influence the way you think. The hard part is to find a way to filter the good from the bad, no matter who's talking to you, a man or a woman.

Sam: (narrating) When it came to women's lib, my mother always said that it was probably a good thing...for other women. But I had an understanding that no other man on the face of the Earth could have. I was a woman. Had been a woman on a number of leaps, and it was an eye-opening experience. Still, with all of the right I knew they had on their side, I couldn't condone Diana's promotion of violence.

Diana St. Cloud: You're the wimps because you never bothered to develop the muscle that's rotting between your ears.

Al: What a scene...chicks in cells! Talk about your major fantasy! What could be better? Ah...chicks in chains in cells.

Suzi: Are you sorry you burned your bra last night?
Sam: No! The last thing I ever want to wear is another bra.

Sam: Can you believe that? Can you believe that man? I hate the way he orders me around...Margaret around like that. "Little sweetie pie!" It's demeaning.
Al: Well, actually, you know, it's the only way he knows how to say "I love you."
Sam: Oh please!

George: Evy, why didn't you bring up these questions at the meeting this afternoon?
Evy: I didn't think anyone would listen.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario
Executive ProducerDonald P. Bellisario
Main Title ThemeMike Post
Warning: Quantum Leap season 5 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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