The Great Spontini
Episode 8 of 22 within Season Three. Item 38 of 95 overall.
Production number 66412.
Beverly Bridges - Writer
Christy Dawson - Writer
James Whitmore Jr. - Director
45 votes

As a traveling amateur magician raising a daughter alone, Sam must find a way to keep the daughter from being taken by her mother when she returns three years after abandoning the family.

In order to do that, Sam has to perform a deadly magic trick in order to get the money he needs to buy a permanent home for them. But when his daughter attempts the trick in desperation, it may mean the end of her life.

original airdate--November 16,1990    rating--7.8 million      

Leap date--May 9,1964                       Leapee--Harry Spontini


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.

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regional titles

The Great Spontini
Quand Harry rencontre Maggie
Der große Spontini
Il grande Spontini