History Headscratchers / QuantumLeap

28th Aug '16 4:39:24 AM CrowTR0bot
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*** I think it makes sense. He knows literally nothing about this guy. St. John has a working relationship with Sam but Sam doesn't know what that is. He knows Al. He wants to change the timeline in a pretty big way and he needs help to do it. He can't afford to trust this stranger who just showed up here.

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*** I think it makes sense. He knows literally nothing about this guy. St. John has a working relationship with Sam but Sam doesn't know what that is. He knows Al. He wants to change the timeline in a pretty big way and he needs help to do it. He can't afford to trust this stranger who just showed up here.here.
* In ''Pool Hall Blues'' (I think, it may have been another episode), why would Al, a Vietnam Veteran and former POW, consider "Hanoi Jane" Fonda a viable source of fanservice?
2nd Aug '16 7:09:25 AM DynamiteXI
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*** Al and Zoey do see the opposite leapers whenever Sam and Alia touch, so it's not much of a stretch to think that they see their own Leapers as themselves. As far as the inconsistencies go, I think that in Al's case, he retroactively felt weird ogling his friend during the Samantha Stormer leap, and had Gooshie and Ziggy fine-tune the Imaging Chamber so that he sees Sam as Sam. That even serves a double purpose in cases where Al might not know what the leapee looks like, and he would have to rely solely on his recognition of Sam.
29th Jul '16 11:36:25 AM Sarah1281
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** Perhaps Sam feared that Edward would sabotage his efforts in order to keep his job, except that seems an overly cynical reaction on Sam's part, particularly on such short notice.

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** Perhaps Sam feared that Edward would sabotage his efforts in order to keep his job, except that seems an overly cynical reaction on Sam's part, particularly on such short notice.notice.
*** I think it makes sense. He knows literally nothing about this guy. St. John has a working relationship with Sam but Sam doesn't know what that is. He knows Al. He wants to change the timeline in a pretty big way and he needs help to do it. He can't afford to trust this stranger who just showed up here.
26th Jul '16 7:06:28 AM lihtox
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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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* With all the things he knows, including multiple languages, I was very surprised in "Private Dancer" that Sam didn't know sign language.language.
* In "A Leap for Lisa", when Al is replaced by Edward St. John, why doesn't Sam explain what happened to the new guy? Instead of telling him that the timeline had been changed, Sam pretends that everything is normal and he simply "lost his memory" about Edward, as if Edward were a contemporary from whom time travel needed to be hidden.
** Perhaps Sam feared that Edward would sabotage his efforts in order to keep his job, except that seems an overly cynical reaction on Sam's part, particularly on such short notice.
5th Jul '16 9:17:10 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Depending on how far in the background it is, they legit might have not noticed it until it was too late; as someone who's dabbled in a little photography / filming in the past, it's easy to overlook details that pop up in the background if you're focusing on action in the foreground, as people filming a TV show likely would be. This sort of thing happens all the time in TV and film, particularly on location shoots in public and semi-public places which can't be blocked off that easily.
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.
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