The Leap Home, Part 1: November 25, 1969

It’s a bittersweet homecoming when Sam finds himself in his 16-year-old self, on the last Thanksgiving his family has before a number of tragedies overwhelm them: His brother, Tom, will die in Vietnam in a few months; his dad will die of a coronary in three years, and his younger sister, Kate, will elope with an abuser. Ziggy says Sam is there to help his high school basketball team win the first game of the season, which will lead to better lives for everyone on the squad. But Sam, obviously, has other ideas about changing his family’s future.

Laurence Brown of Lost in the Pond  joins us to discuss the third season premiere. This episode was a very special episode for all three of us, and we hope you enjoy our discussion.

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We frequently use these references: Beyond the Mirror Image: The Observer’s Guide to Quantum Leap, available at

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