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Quantum Leap/Double Identity

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Double Identity
Season 1, Episode 6
Airdate April 21, 1989
Production Number 65001
Written by Donald P. Bellisario
Directed by Aaron Lipstadt
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Quantum LeapSeason One

Double Identity is the sixth episode of the first season of Quantum Leap.

Starring: Scott Bakula (Sam Beckett)

and Dean Stockwell (Al Calavicci)

Guest Starring: Terri Garber (Teresa), Michael Genovese (Don Geno Frascati), Joe Santos (Tony), Tom Silardi (Segundo), Page Moseley (Frankie La Palma), Nick Cassavettes (Primo)

Co-Starring: Harriet Medin (Nonna), Mark Margolis (Adriano), Dean Fortunato (Father Sebastian), Ric Mancini (Other Al), Joseph Svezia (Student), John Hostetter (Burt)

with Michael Franco (Charlie), Patricia Veselich (Angela)


Plot Overview

Sam's a Mafia hitman who's in love with a beautiful young woman--who, unfortunately for Sam, is actually the Mafia don's girlfriend. Meanwhile, Al and the people at the Project try to get Sam to be able to come home by asking him to perform a series of odd experiments.


Leap Date

  • November 8, 1965

Kiss with History

  • Sam inadvertently causes the Northeast Blackout of 1965.

Arc Advancement





The Show

  • Sam sings for the first time in this episode, covering "Volare" even though he doesn't quite know the words. Future songs are played with less humor, and allow Scott Bakula's real singing voice to shine.

Behind the Scenes

  • This was actually the second episode filmed, but show creator Donald Bellisario requested that it be pushed back in the rotation, since he thought that the double leap might confuse new viewers.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments