Leaping of The Shrew-October 5, 1957-November 22, 1963
Episode 2 of 21 within Season Five. Item 76 of 95 overall.
Production number 68104.
Robin Jill Bernheim - Writer
Richard C. Okie - Writer
Alan J. Levi - Director
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(a.k.a Washed Away; When Venus Smiles)
It's Robinson Crusoe with a twist when Sam leaps into a Greek sailor stranded on a deserted island with a beautiful young rich woman who appears to be less than fond of both him and their stranded situation.

original airdate--September 29,1992    rating--11.1 million

network: NBC

Leap Date--September 27,1956             Leapee--Nikos Stathatos

Place--Somewhere in the middle of the Central Aegean Sea



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 :
075 Lee Harvey Oswald-October 5,1957-November 22,1963
Next episode :
077 Nowhere to Run-August 10, 1968

alternative title

Also known as - Washed Away, When Venus Smiles

regional titles

Leaping of The Shrew-October 5, 1957-November 22, 1963
La Mégère et le Marin
Die Kratzbürste
Amore in alto mare