Nowhere to Run – August 10, 1968

We have a special treat – David Anthony Marshall, the Hippie in the bar scene, joins us to chat about his time working on Quantum Leap and more!

This week we cover season 5’s “Nowhere to Run”. Sam leaps into Captain Ronald Miller, recuperating after the loss of his legs in a San Diego veteran’s hospital. In addition to keeping his paralyzed roommate from taking his own life, Sam also has to ensure Miller will have a son who saves his unit in Desert Storm 25 years later.

At times a very heavy episode, it could well be one of the strongest we’ve seen in a while. This is in no little thanks to guest stars Micheal Boatman, Judith Hoag, and, of course, none other than Jennifer Anniston in one of her earliest roles.

We cover the effects of Vietnam on the show itself as well as the characters and pose questions about Al’s emotional connections to this story as well as the necessity of the orderly character, Holt.

Join us for another deep dive into our favorite show as we seek to contextualize Quantum Leap in the era it’s set, the era it aired, and the present.

NOTE: This episode includes a frank discussion of suicide and PTSD.

Special thanks to David Anthony Marshall!

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