September 30, 1981: As a divorced mother of three, Sam's job of preventing his teenage son from running away, never to be seen again, is made more interesting by the fact that his youngest daughter can see both him and Al.
original airdate--January 10,1990 rating--11.6 million
music: "Quantum Leap Theme Song" by Mike Post & Velton Ray Bunch
- “Call Me” by Blondie
- “Give Me the Night” by George Benson
- “Shake It Up” by The Cars
- “He’s So Shy” by The Pointer Sisters
Goofs: In the van during the kidnapping, Kevin appears to have a black eye and other scrapes and bruises. However, the next morning, at breakfast and school, he is completely unscathed and injury-free.
Trivia: In "Another Mother", the opening aerial shots of the suburban neighborhood are the same shots that were used in the opening of Poltergeist.
Opening narration by Scott Bakula
Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett led an elite group of scientists into the desert to develop a top-secret project known as Quantum Leap. Pressured to prove his theories or lose funding, Dr. Beckett prematurely stepped into the project accelerator, and vanished. He awoke to find himself in the past, suffering from partial amnesia and facing a mirror image that was not his own. Fortunately, contact with his own time was maintained through brain-wave transmissions with Al, the project observer, who appears in the form of a hologram, that only Dr. Beckett can see and hear. Trapped in the past, Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, putting things right that once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.