As an American Indian, Sam escapes from jail to get his grandfather back to the reservation so he can die at home.



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Episode cast overview:
Frank Salsedo ...
Joseph Washakie (as Frank Sotonoma Salsedo)
Sheriff Taggart
Gloria Hayes ...
Suzanne Whitehorse Washakie
Deputy Sheriff Hazlitt
Ed Hooks ...
James Carrera ...
George Washakie (as Jim Jaimes)


Sam leaps into the body of George Washaki, a Native American who finds himself in jail with his grandfather. They had been arrested when George stole a pickup truck to help his grandfather run away from his nursing home and go back to his ancestral lands. The old man is dying and he does not want to die anywhere else. Sam decides to help him and they escape from jail setting off a manhunt. Along the way, Sam learns a little bit about himself as the old man dispenses wisdom that is applicable to both Sam as well as his grandson. Written by garykmcd

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14 February 1990 (USA)  »

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The final scene depicts Sam leaping into Frankie LaPalma from Quantum Leap: Double Identity - November 8, 1965 (1989). See more »


When grandfather is showing the diagram of the grasshopper and the door to his grandson (Sam), he explains, "the grasshopper goes through the door and beyond it is another life"). Sam asks, "what if there's nothing beyond the door?" indicating that he isn't sure about life after death, yet Sam has shown a belief in God numerous times. In Genesis and the Leap Home, he prayed, and he has said numerous time, "God, or fate or whatever is leaping me around". See more »


[first lines]
Sheriff Taggart: [punching Sam] Lesson number one: it never pays to get smart with me!
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References Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) See more »

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