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First Season

Genesis - #1
September 13, 1956
Sam prematurely steps into the Quantum Leap Accelerator, and
disappears into the past. Sam awakes, realizing he is not Dr. Samuel Beckett
anymore, but a test pilot named Tom Stratton who has to break Mach 3
in the X-2 and survive. After saving Tom's wife and child, Sam leaps, but not home.
He finds himself in the body of Ken Fox, a minor league baseball player in Texas.
Sam must make the winning play to Leap.
Airdate: March 26, 1989
Written By: Donald P. Bellisario
Directed By: David Hemmings
Guest Stars: Jennifer Runyon, John Allen Nelson, W. K. Stratton, Newell Alexander,
Lee DeBroux, Larry Poindexter, and Bruce McGill.

Star-Crossed - #2
June 15, 1972
As a literature professor, Dr. Gerald Bryant, Sam finds himself
at the very same Ohio college that his fiancée (who left him at the altar) attended.
Sam has to keep a young woman from attaching herself to him and
ruining her life. Then, he meets up with his fiancée, and as Dr. Bryant,
he must reunite her with her father, and in turn, give Sam Beckett
a second shot at marriage.
Airdate: March 31, 1989
Written By: Deborah Pratt
Directed By: Mark Sobel
Guest Stars: Teri Hatcher, Leslie Sachs, Michael Gregory, and Michael McGrady.

The Right Hand Of God - #3
October 24, 1974
Sam Leaps into Kid Cody, a boxer, who must win a championship
to fund a new church for his nun-trainers.
Airdate: April 7, 1989
Written By: John Hill
Directed By: Gilbert Shilton
Guest Stars: Guy Stockwell, Michelle Joyner, Teri Copely, Alex Colon, and Nancy Culp.

How The Tess Was Won - #4
August 5, 1956
As a veterinarian in Texas, Sam has to win the love of
a tough cowgirl, save a pig's life, and help a star-to-be write a song.
Airdate: April 14, 1989
Written By: Deborah Arakelian
Directed By: Ivan Dixon
Guest Stars: Lanece LeGault, Kari Lizer, Marshall R. Teague, and Scott Fults.

Double Identity - #5
November 8, 1965
As a Mafia hitman named Frankie, Sam isn't totally sure what he's
there to do. Meanwhile, Ziggy has a plan to get Sam back to the Project.
This plan causes the Great East Coast Blackout and forces Sam to Leap,
but rather than Leaping home, he finds himself in a jealous Mafia don who
poses a threat to Frankie.
Airdate: April 21, 1989
Written By: Donald P. Bellisario
Directed By: Aaron Lipstadt
Guest Stars: Terri Graber, Michael Genovese, Joe Santos, Tom Silardi, Page Mosely, and Nick Cassavetes.

The Color Of Truth - #6
August 8, 1955
As an aging black man in the South, Jesse Tyler, Sam must
put up with racial tension and save the life of an elderly woman.
Sam tries to change the racist society to accept him as a man,
and not a black man.
Airdate: May 3, 1989
Written By: Deborah Pratt
Directed By: Michael Vejar
Guest Stars: Susan French, Royce D. Applegate, Michael D. Roberts, James Ingersoll, and Kimberly Bailey.

Kamikaze Kid - #7
June 6, 1961
As a nerdy high-school kid, Sam must prevent his sister from
marrying an abusive alcoholic by revealing his true colors.
Airdate: May 10, 1989
Written By: Paul Brown
Directed By: Alan J. Levi
Guest Stars: Romy Windsor, Kevin Blair, Robert Costanzo, Holly Fields, Jason Priestly,
Richard McGonagle, and Janet Carroll.

Play It Again, Seymour - #8
April 14, 1953 (NOTE: This is before Sam's birthday/August 8, 1953)
Sam is Nic Allen, a private eye who is searching for his partner's murderer.
If he doesn't find him or her soon, he could be the next victim.
Airdate: May 17, 1989
Written By: Scott Shepard, Donald P. Bellisario, and Tom Blomquist.
Directed By: Aaron Lipstadt
Guest Stars: Claudia Christian, Willie Garson, and Paul Linke.