Air Date: March 26th, 1989
A psychiatrist travels through time to alter people's futures for the better.
Season 5 - Episode 22 : Mirror Image: August 8, 1953 May 5, 1993
Sam leaps into himself in the middle of a tavern in a coal-mining town filled with familiar faces; Sam gets an opportunity to change Al's life.
Season 5 - Episode 21 : Memphis Melody: July 3, 1954 Apr 20, 1993
As a young Elvis, Sam risks his career by helping another aspiring singer (Mary Elizabeth McGlynn) escape her abusive fiance.
Season 5 - Episode 20 : The Leap Between the States: Sept. 20, 1862 Mar 30, 1993
As his own great-grandfather, Union soldier Sam must charm his Southern belle great-grandmother (Kate McNeil).
Season 5 - Episode 19 : The Beast Within: Nov. 6, 1972 Mar 16, 1993
Sam (Scott Bakula) becomes a rugged bear-like man who inhabits a mountainside forest with a troubled disabled Vietnam buddy (guest star Sean Gregory Sullivan). With Dean Stockwell.
Season 5 - Episode 18 : Goodbye Norma Jean: April 4, 1960 Mar 2, 1993
Sam becomes Marilyn Monroe's chauffeur to keep her from committing suicide, but Marilyn's new secretary may prevent Sam's rescue.
A canny and clever series that makes hardware take a back seat to humanity. [31 Mar 1989, p.3D] Show More
Quantum Leap for the most part is so excruciatingly slow and laborious that you wonder if director David Hemmings was trapped in his own time warp. Yet Bakula does nicely, and the story ultimately accelerates and even yields some very affecting moments as Beckett intrudes on his own past. [25 Mar 1989, p.C6] Show More
With some delicious comic touches, Quantum Leap is slyly offering two cheers for the "sensitized" man of the 1980's. Sam even managed to phone his beloved father, who had died in 1974. The experience left him with tears streaming down his face. Mr. Bakula (''Eisenhower & Lutz,'' Broadway's ''Romance Romance'') pulls all of this off with skillful charm. He could easily get away with devouring an entire quiche. [30 Mar 1989, p.C24] Show More