Lee Harvey Oswald-October 5,1957-November 22,1963
Episode 1 of 21 within Season Five. Item 75 of 95 overall.
Production number 68102A/B.
61 votes

October 05,1957: November 22,1963: As a result of leaping again before he had a chance to complete his original mission, Sam finds himself leaping back and forth through the life of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Following the sole assassin theory, Sam and Al attempt to prevent Oswald's attack on John F. Kennedy. But, with each leap giving Oswald more control over Sam's body, history seems doomed to repeat itself.

original airdate--September 22,1992   rating--10.8 million

network: NBC

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


Leapee--Lee Harvey Oswald (aka Alik J. Hidell)

Place--Dallas--Atsugi--Tustin--Lubyanka in Moscow--New Orleans

Leap Date--March 21, 1963-October 5-6, 1957-January 6, 1959-October 21, 1959-April 10, 1963-October 21, 1963  November 21 & 22, 1963


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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Previous episode :
074 A Leap For Lisa (season finale)
Next episode :
076 Leaping of The Shrew-October 5, 1957-November 22, 1963

alternative title

Also known as - Leaping On A String

regional titles

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