Episode 16 of 22 within Season Two. Item 24 of 95 overall.
Production number 65423.
Chris Ruppenthal - Writer
Alan J. Levi - Director
40 votes

November 22,1970: Rather than saving his grandfather's life, Sam has to escape from jail and elude the police long enough to get them both to the reservation, where the old man can die in peace, at home.

original airdate--February 14,1990  rating--11.2 million

network: NBC

music: "Quantum Leap Theme Song" by Mike Post & Velton Ray Bunch


Leapee--George Washakie "Togo"

Place-- Nevada /Utah/Wyoming     


Goof: The episode "Freedom" is set in Nevada. At one point, the sheriff radios the station and tells his deputy to inform another department to set up a road block on Interstate 70. I-70's western terminus is in Utah, not Nevada.


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.

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regional titles

Aux portes de la nuit
Wettlauf mit der Zeit
Il dono pi˜ grande