"A Hunting We Will Go"

Leap Date:

June 18, 1976

Episode Adopted by: MikeKraken


Sam becomes a bounty hunter taking a difficult woman back to the law...or perhaps her death? He has to decipher her stories to find out if she is telling the truth or just making up tall-tales to set her free. Al also gives Sam his 5 stages of love in this episode.


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Leap Date

Project Date
Name of the Person Leaped Into

Music Artists
Project Trivia
Sam Trivia
Al Trivia

Al's Women
Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode

Miscellaneous Trivia
Kiss with History

Broadcast Date
Guest Stars
Guest Cast Notes
Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes
Cast members who have passed away
Personal Review
Best Lines
Best Scenes
Say what? (things in the episode that make no sense)
Quotable Quotes




When Sam leaps into a bounty hunter, he finds himself cuffed to a woman charged with embezzlement who seems to be quite adept at escaping her captors. Did she really sign one million dollars worth of cheques to frame her boss? Ziggy says that's a 99.9% probability of being true, but Al thinks otherwise.

::Leap Date::

June 18, 1976


Various locations in Arkansas

::Name of the Person Leaped Into::

Gordon O'Reilly, third bounty hunter on the Diane Frost case.


Just regular background music in this episode (by Velton Ray Bunch).

::Project Trivia::

» Handlink: third version (coloured cubes)

::Al Trivia::

Fifth wife, Maxine, looks like Diane Frost. He met Maxine in Jersey City in a tattoo parlour. He divorced her because he was "99.9% sure" that she was cheating on him with a marine, but found out after the divorce that she wasn't.

::Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode::

»First, second, and third appearances: Red tie; vest, darker red on front, black on back; silver pendant on left breast; lighter red shirt; black slacks; watch; unlit cigar. (ICD only used to leave the third time)

»Fourth and fifth appearances: White dress coat with silver design lines down the front; blue dress shirt; dark dress pants; unlit cigar; string tie with silver, glittery buckle; white shoes; black belt with grey buckle. (no ICD)


Beverly Bridges


Andy Cadiff


Deborah Pratt, Michael Zinberg, Harker Wade, Paul Brown, Jeff Gourson, Chris Ruppenthal

::Broadcast Date::

Wednesday, April 17, 1991.

::Regular Cast::

Scott Bakula as Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci

::Guest Stars::

Jane Sibbett - Diane Frost
Ken Marshall - Rodney Owens
Cliff Bemis - Sheriff Michaels - Visit Cliff's Website

Michael McCarty as Jack
Dale Swann as Bill
Jeffrey King as Luke
Warren Harrington as Clive

Maxine Elliott- Edwine
Dorothy Blass - Cashier
Ken Kells - Gordon

::Guest Cast Notes (interesting things you've discovered about those who appeared in the episode)::

Jane Sibbett played Carol Gellar (Ross's ex-wife) on "Friends".

Ken Marshall played Michael Eddington on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".

Ken Kells played a recurring role on "Roseanne".

Ken Marshall is credited as Sheriff Michaels and Cliff Bemis is credited as Rodney Owens in the IMDb, which are backward.

Warren Harrington is not in the IMDb.

::Personal Review::

This is one of the more humorous episodes, with the serious drama not presenting itself until toward the end of the show. There's not much to say about this episode, except that we learn about one of Al's wives. It's good for a few laughs, but that's about it. I found this one more aimed at being comedic than the normal mix that Quantum Leap has.

::Best Line::

Al: "Sam, I can see it in her eyes.
Sam: "You do not. You may feel it in your loins, but you definitely do not see it in her eyes!"
Al: "Saaam! ... I feel it in my loins."

::Best Scene::

The scene at the motel, after they've checked in until Sheriff Michaels comes to arrest Diane. It demonstrates the humour and seriousness of the episode.

::Quotable Quotes::

»Sam: "Can life get any worse than this?" (queue thunder and rain)

»Sam: "This is the leap from Hell! When is it going to end?"

»Al: "There are five stages of love: the first is denial, then the second is sex, then there's acceptance, then there's divorce, and then there's more sex, if you're lucky."
Sam: "Who wrote this textbook, you or Zsa Zsa?"

»Sam: "Sex?!"
Diane: "Hah! Please..."
Al: "See? She wants it, too!"

»Al: "Wow, thank God my wife Maxine couldn't kick like that."

Theme by - Mike Post
Music by - Velton Ray Bunch
Co-executive Producers - Deborah Pratt, Michael Zinberg
Supervising Producer - Harker Wade
Co-Producers - Paul Brown, Jeff Gourson
Produced by - Chris Ruppenthal
Written by - Beverly Bridges
Directed by - Andy Cadiff
Executive Producer - Donald P. Bellisario

(flashing credits)
Associate Producer - James S. Giritlian

Executive Story Editor - Tommy Thompson
Director of Photography - Jud Kehl

Production Designer - Cameron Birnie
Edited by - James Coblentz, Jerry U. Frizell A.C.E.
Unit Production Manager - Ron Grow
First Assistant Director - Kevin Corcoran
Second Assistant Director - Kate Yurka

Casting by - Ellen Lubin Sanitsky
Set Decorator - Robert L. Zilliox
Costume Designer - Jean-Pierre Dorleac
Costume Supervisors - David Rawley, Donna Roberts-Orme

Sound Mixer - Barry D. Thomas
Stunt Co-ordinator - Diamond Farnsworth
Panaflex® Camera and Lenses by PANAVISION®
Supervising Sound Editor - Paul Clay
Music Editor - Donald Woods

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