August 19,1963: These words by Sam in "Mirror Image" come to life as he leaps into the life of a priest who must prevent the murder of Father Mack, another priest at the church. Two young brothers may be involved as the older leads the younger down a dark road unless Sam can find a way for reform.
Meanwhile, Al is having problems with faith as well ever since his father died.
original airdate--October 12,1990 rating--9.0 million
music: "Quantum Leap Theme Song" by Mike Post & Velton Ray Bunch
Leapee--Father Frank Pistano
Sam Trivia--We see more of Sam's martial arts action, which must look quite humorous in the aura of an overweight, bald priest.
Al Trivia--We find out that Al lost his faith in the church at the age of ten when his father died of cancer just after making lots of money and buying a house for him, Al, and his sister. Al prayed his heart out until his father died, taking seriously his father's words that if he prayed, everything would be fine.
Trivia--Sam suggests that a young Sylvester Stallone try using beef in the meat freezer as a punching bag.
Opening narration by Ziggy
Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. He awoke 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.