Quantum Leap: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 28
1990

The Leap Home (1)

November 25, 1969: As himself at the age of 16, Sam has the opportunity to both win the high school basketball championship and save his family from their sad fates.

2 Oct 05
1990

The Leap Home (2)

April 7, 1970: As a Navy SEAL in his own brother’s squad, Sam must determine whether he is there to save Tom’s life or ensure the success…

3 Oct 12
1990

Leap of Faith

August 19, 1963: Sam finds himself in one holy mess as a priest in Philadelphia, trying to help an alcoholic priest deal with a killer and the death of a young parishioner.

4 Oct 19
1990

One Strobe over the Line

June 15, 1965: Sam is a photographer who must protect a fashion model from a growing dependency on amphetamines and a predatory manager’s ambitions.

5 Oct 26
1990

The Boogieman

October 31, 1964: Things do more than go bump in the night when Sam leaps into Joshua Raye, a horror novelist on Halloween. Although Ziggy claims he’s there to prevent th…

6 Nov 02
1990

Miss Deep South

June 7, 1958: As Darlene Monte, a contestant in the “Miss Deep South” beauty pageant, Sam must come to the aid of an innocent contender who faces disgrace when she…

7 Nov 09
1990

Black on White on Fire

August 11, 1965: Sam leaps into a black med. student engaged to a white woman in order to ensure that he and his fiancée survive the Watts Riot together.

8 Nov 16
1990

The Great Spontini

May 9, 1974: Leaping into magician Harry Spontini, Sam has to prevent his estranged wife from taking their daughter away from him as she files for divorce, so she can marry her…

9 Nov 30
1990

Rebel without a Clue

September 1, 1958: As “Bones,” a member of a motorcycle gang, Sam is an uneasy rider who has to prevent a Jack Kerouac-inspired young woman from meeting her death o…

10 Dec 21
1990

A Little Miracle

December 24, 1962: On Christmas Eve, Sam leap into Reginald Pierson, valet to a wealthy contractor, who is in danger of losing his soul in an attempt to demolish a Salvation Ar…

11 Jan 04
1991

Runaway

July 4, 1964: On a cross-country car trip, Sam, as 13-year-old Butchie, must contend with a sadistic older sister and a mother on the verge of running away from an unfulfilling…

12 Mar 06
1991

8 1/2 Months

November 15, 1955: Billie Jean Crockett is a pregnant teenager who will make the second biggest mistake of her life – giving her baby up for adoption – unless Sam,…

13 Mar 13
1991

Future Boy

October 6, 1957: Sam leaps Kenny Sharp, better known as “Future Boy,” sidekick to Moe Stein, host of the kid’s show, “Time Patrol,” who also happe…

14 Mar 20
1991

Private Dancer

October 6, 1979: An aspiring dancer working as a waitress in a strip club is in danger of being led into a life of prostitution unless Sam, as “Rod the Bod,” can co…

15 Mar 27
1991

Piano Man

November 10, 1985: Joey Dinardo is a lounge lizard on the run from mob hitmen. When Sam leaps in, his ex-girlfriend, and former musical partner have found him, and now both are…

16 Apr 03
1991

Southern Comforts

August 4, 1961: It’s the best little cathouse in New Orleans. No, it’s the Gilbert Labonte Sewin’ & Quiltin’ Academy. As the proprietor of this wort…

17 Apr 10
1991

Glitter Rock

April 12, 1974: Sam is a glitter rock star in danger of being stabbed to death after a performance, unless Sam can determine who, from a growing list of people, the real killer…

18 Apr 18
1991

A Hunting Will We Go

June 18, 1976: It’s the leap from hell as Sam, a bounty hunter handcuffed to a wily embezzler who will stop at nothing to get away from him, has to deal with his captive,…

19 May 01
1991

Last Dance Before an Execution

May 12, 1971: “Just think of someplace far away” is the advice Sam hears as he leaps into Jesus Ortega, a Cuban-American being strapped into an electric chair. A la…

20 May 08
1991

Heart of a Champion

July 23, 1955: The heart of a champion belongs to Ronnie, a professional wrestler, who will die if he competes in the title match. Sam, as his brother and new partner Terry, mu…

21 May 15
1991

Nuclear Family

October 26, 1962: Sam finds himself the brother of a fallout shelter salesman during the Cuban Missile Crisis, where he must defuse a potentially explosive situation as panic s…

22 May 22
1991

Shock Theater

October 3, 1954: Leaping into Sam Bederman, a mental patient who is suffering from acute depression, Sam receives an overloaded electroshock treatment, which causes his Swiss-c…

About Quantum Leap

“Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished… He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.”

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