History Headscratchers / QuantumLeap

21st May '16 12:41:14 AM LarrBerr
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** The timeline is constantly changing with each leap. Every leap not only changes the direct events but causes other ripple events to change. It was pointed out in one of the books, as Al is describing what it's like every time he leaves the chamber that things are different. He even notes that sometimes Sam is married and Donna is there and sometimes she isn't.
1st May '16 10:41:18 PM DynamiteXI
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*** Case in point: Season 4, "Raped". As psychologically satisfying as it was to see Sam kick the shit out of Kevin, couldn't Kevin just later squeal that Katie hunted him down and beat him up in revenge? They'd believe him again, too.

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*** Case We also see Oswald leap back into the Schoolbook Depository in point: "Lee Harvey Oswald" after having been absent from November 1963 for a while, and he continues with the assassination without any signs of amnesia or hesitation. Granted, the particulars of that leap were already pretty screwy with the neuron and meson misalignment between Sam and Oswald, but since Sam says that he retains a small portion of each leapee, it's not too much of a stretch to think that the individual's mind realigns itself with memories of what Sam did.
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Season 4, "Raped". As psychologically satisfying as it was to see Sam kick the shit out of Kevin, couldn't Kevin just later squeal that Katie hunted him down and beat him up in revenge? They'd believe him again, too.



* With all the things he knows, including multiple languages, I was very surprised in "Private Dancer" that Sam didn't know sign language.

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* With all the things he knows, including multiple languages, I was very surprised in "Private Dancer" that Sam didn't know sign language.

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26th Apr '16 5:58:19 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** Leaving aside the fact that a misogynist like Kevin wouldn't be likely to be in too much of a hurry to claim that a woman beat him up in any era, much less 1980, he's already been accused of raping her once. Once, okay, he can get away with it, but twice? There is only a certain amount of times that you can be involved in rather shady goings-on with the exact same person before even people in the early 1980s would start to get a bit suspicious. Especially if you're coming up with some cock-and-bull story about how you only went over there because she wanted to apologise but instead she beat you up for absolutely no reason whatsoever, honestly guys, no reason at all.
13th Feb '16 11:04:22 PM DrOO7
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* With all the things he knows, including multiple languages, I was very surprised in "Private Dancer" that Sam didn't know sign language.
14th Dec '15 3:48:43 AM InvaderKane
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** Because that's who Al is. Think about it. If Al suddenly did a 180 and started trying to lead Sam away from other women, Sam would start to get suspicious and ask why Al was acting strangely. The only way to ensure that Sam wouldn't catch on and start asking questions was to act completely normally, as if Donna didn't exist. It's even possible that she told Al to keep doing what he was doing, afraid that if he didn't Sam would figure out or remember that she was back in the present and refuse to do what he needed to do during certain leaps.
31st Oct '15 11:27:12 PM nombretomado
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The Headscratchers page for QuantumLeap: Violating BellisariosMaxim since 2009.

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The Headscratchers page for QuantumLeap: ''Series/QuantumLeap'': Violating BellisariosMaxim since 2009.
28th Oct '15 3:02:55 PM randomsurfer
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** When Sam-as-Katie talks the DA into bringing charges, the prosecutor explicitly says that the trial will begin "tomorrow." Not only that, but the prosecution calls the defendant to the stand! Nowhere in the US can that happen during a criminal trial. The defendant can ''choose'' to testify on their own behalf, at which point the prosecution can cross-examine, but no prosecution is allowed to call the defendant.
25th May '15 5:48:02 AM garrisonskunk
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* Was the pitcher in the pilot actually supposed to resemble a famous player or did Al just say "You know who that kid kinda looks like?" To foreshadow the 'kisses with history' to come?

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* Was the pitcher in the pilot actually supposed to resemble a famous baseball player or did Al just say "You know who that kid kinda looks like?" To to foreshadow the 'kisses with history' to come?
25th May '15 5:46:55 AM garrisonskunk
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* Was the pitcher in the pilot actually supposed to resemble a famous player or did Al just say "You know who that kid kinda looks like?" To foreshadow the 'kisses with history' to come?
3rd Nov '14 12:53:44 PM aawood
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** Going back to the "chimp" episode, the real big issue is... how could he talk with Al? It's made several times that Al is affected by the aura as much as everyone, such as when he ogles the women Sam leaps in to. Presumably the aura affects how Sam sounds as well as how he looks... so why doesn't Al just hear a chimp when Sam talks?
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