Permanent Wave
Episode 5 of 22 within Season Four. Item 57 of 95 overall.
Production number 67302.
Beverly Bridges - Writer
Scott Bakula - Director
38 votes

June 02,1983: In this leap, Sam is the most noteworthy hairdresser in Beverly Hills! But just as he leaps in, his girlfriend's son witnesses a murder at a drugstore next door. The boy's mother won't let him tell the police what he saw, and the killer is getting closer and closer to making sure that he never will.

original airdate--October 16,1991      rating--11.3 million 

network: NBC

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


Leapee--Frank Bianca

Place--Beverly Hills, California


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

Permanent Wave
Permanent Wave
Coiffée au poteau
Permanent Wave
Shampoo e messa in piega