"The Last Door" Trilogy Part III
July 18, 1978
Episode Adopted by: M. J. Cogburn
In the final installment of a three-part saga, Sam leaps into Larry Stanton, a lawyer who defends Abagail on trial for the murder of Leta Aider. Secrets are revealed, the family history comes unraveled, and surprises are in store for Sam as he discovers the heritage behind Abagail's daughter, Samantha Jo Fuller.
LEAPEE: Lawrence Stanton III
Diana Bellamy Cheryln Stanton
Fran Bennett Marie Beth Billings
Melora Hardin Abagail Fuller
Kimberly Cullum Samantha Josephine "Sammy Jo" Fuller
Stephen Lee Bo Loman
James Greene Denton Waters
Max Wright Doctor Kinman
Mary Gordon Murry Leta Aider
Heather Lauren Olsen Violet Aider
Parley Baer Judge Shiner
Lanier Edwards -- Bailiff
GUESTS WHO APPEARED IN OTHER
QUANTUM LEAP EPISODES
Mockingbird (A lullaby) depending on the time in the show, it can be anywhere from sweet and calming to eerie and odd.
TRIVIA OF OTHER CHARACTERS:
Eleven years later she led a lunch mob that tried to kill Abagail after a local boy turned up missing. The boy was eventually found safe.
New: In 1978, her daughters bones were found at the bottom of a well. Leta went to an attorney, but he told her that they couldnt prosecute Abagail because she was a juvenile when the murder took place. Leta was later found in Abagails kitchen, dead, and Abagail was arrested for the murder. In the trial it came out that Leta had committed suicide, but called the sheriff just before then to report screams in the house in order to set up Abagail.
Violets mother believed Abagail Fuller had murdered her daughter.
New: The childs bones were discovered in 1978 when the town well was unsealed for renovations.
Cut to 1966: Twenty-one-year-old Abagail was preparing to marry Will Kinman, the local deputy. Sam leaped into Will the night before the wedding, and she later told him that making love seemed wrong, and then in a "magic flash" it was as though their bodies were made for each other. Sam was equally attracted to Abagail, practically becoming obsessed with her. When Tavis Perkins, a boy she had been baby-sitting, disappeared, the town at Letas instigation blamed her and formed a lunch mob. Sam kept Abagail from being shot and helped the town find the missing boy.
New: Cut to 1978. Violet Aiders bones were found at the bottom of the town well during restoration work. Leta went to an attorney, who told her they couldnt prosecute because Abagail was a minor when the crime occurred. Later, Letas body was found on Abagails kitchen floor. Abagail was arrested and in the original history, died in the electric chair on June 30, 1984. Sam leaped into Larry Stanton, a former local attorney who had moved to Shreveport. The Fuller family housekeeper asked Sam to take the case, and he did. Sam was surprised to meet Sammie Jo, Abagails daughter by Will Kinman. She and Will never married, and she raised the child on her own. Al reported that Sammie JO was conceived while Sam was Will Kinman. Sam proved Abagails innocence by showing that Leta Aider had called the police before committing suicide in the kitchen. Sammie Jo then confirmed the evidence when she screamed from the audience in the courtroom that she had seen everything. Abagail eventually married, moved to Chicago, and is happy to this day.
Laura Blanchette Fuller:
When Sam visited her eleven years later as Will Kinman, Laura had bandages on her head and one arm. She was more communicative, but talked about her mother, who had killed all of her brothers and sisters because there was no food. Laura had escaped death because she had fallen under the bed. She saw Sam as himself and believed he would keep her daughter safe.
New: In 1978 when Abagail was being held in Leta Aiders murder, Sam went back to visit Laura as Larry Stanton. The bandages were gone, revealing a head and arm that had been severely burned. Her doctor said she was staying at the hospital of her own accord and was free to come and go as she pleased. Laura remembered him as Sam, and said that Clayton told her he would come, and now she would tell the whole truth about Violet Aiders death. She had seen Violet after the fight, and the girl backed away and fell into a well. Laura tried to catch her, but was only able to grab the locket, which she had secretly kept all these years. Since Laura wasnt at the hospital against her will, her testimony on Abagails behalf was accepted in court to the disconcertment of Mr. Waters.
Marie Beth Billings:
Willis Gunerson Kinman:
He seemed to like Abagail Fuller, and eventually proposed to her. Sam leaped into Will the night before their wedding just after the pair had made love. Will was now twenty-seven and deputy sheriff. Sam found himself falling for Abagail bit time. He had picked up Wills stutter, but after they made love, he lost the stutter completely. Sam saved Abagail from a lynch mob and leaped.
New: Will and Abagail never married. He moved out west to write a book. On the night Sam and Abagail made love, they conceived a daughter, Sammie Jo.
Lawrence (Larry) Stanton III:
New: He left town after Abigail Fuller was nearly lynched because she didnt want his children to grow up in an atmosphere of prejudice and hate. He was living in Shreveport in 1978 when Marie Billings came to ask him to defend Abagail fuller on charges of murdering Leta Aider. Originally, he didnt, but Sam was now there and took the case. Stanton had a heart condition, and Sam had "inherited" it along with the physical aura, and he had to take nitroglycerin pills to keep going sometimes.
2) Blue with white pen striped suit
3) Light Tan Suit
2) Brown business suit
SAMS FIRST THOUGHTS OF THE LEAP:
SAM'S BEST LINES/AL'S
Dont look at me, I dont make up these assignments!
I have a daughter, Al!
(Isnt that what all of Scott Bakulas fans want? Especially the women?)
Al: Ziggy hasnt the slightest idea why youre here. I suggest you open the door and see what drifts in.
Al: Dont look at me, I dont make up these assignments!
Sam: I have a daughter, Al!
Sam: Does she know that Im her father?
Al: No. And Ziggy says after this leap you wont know either.
Sam: Ill know, Al. Ill always know.
Sammie Jo: Ill never forget you!
Sam: Ive got a bad feeling about this.
Cherlyn:After 28 years of marriage, I know every feeling you got!
Sam: Im your husband.
Cherlyn: Well, of course youre my husband. Unless you want to be that evil black beard again.
Sam: Why am I here?
Cherlyn: Oh ho you dont! Dont you start that!
Sam: Start what?
Cherlyn: That that craziness about hearing voices. Not another word.
Sam: I heard voices?
Cherlyn: I said not another word.
Sam: But what do you mean?
Cherlyn: That is it! That is it. You have gone and done it. You have ruined everything. I am no longer in the mood so you can hang up your holsters until next Saturday night. (long pause) Arent you gonna stop me?
Sam: Stop you?
Cherlyn: Im gonna call my mother!!!
Sam: OHHHH BOY!
Al: Youre not going to believe this yo-yo in the Waiting Room.
Sam: Larry Stanton?
Al: Lawrence Stanton the third, actually. Youve have a lucrative law practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and your counterpart in the Waiting Room thinks hes dead.
Al: He thinks that Im St. Peter and that Im going to send him to hell for over-charging his hours. Reminds me of my last two divorce lawyers.
Sam: Do you remember Larry Stanton? I remember uh there was a hanging and a lot of people and he was hurt, I think he tried to save her.
Al: Who her?
Sam: No no no. Not her. Thats Mrs. Larry Stanton she wants to melt me down!
Meeting his daughter:
Sammie Jo: Come to save her? Are you gonna save my mommy?
Sammie Jo: Abigail is mother.
Sam: Youre mother? But she said that Will
Sammie Jo: Marie Beth said you came to help her. Marie Beth said that the judge was going to take her to jail and they were gonna
Sam: Nobody is gonna let anyone hurt your mother.
Sammie Jo: Marie Beth said that they were gonna
Sam: No. I dont care what Marie Beth said. Im not about to let anyone hurt your mother.
Sammie Jo: You mean that?
Sam: With all my heart. I came from very far away and I dont think that I would have been brought here if I couldnt do the job. SO, why dont you dry those pretty eyes and lets not worry about this a bit.
Sammie Jo: Whats your name?
Sam: Sam Larry Stanton. Whats yours?
Sammie Jo: Sammie Jo.
Al: Samantha Josephine Fuller.
Sammie Jo: Im very glad youre here, Mr. Sam Larry Stanton.
Al: Ziggy says that your not just here to save Abagail. Youre here to save Sammie Jo. Theres a 91.9 percent chance that Sammie Jo Fuller is your daughter. According to Ziggy, she has an IQ of 194 so shes got her brains from her father but that the tragedy in all of this is that she is so traumatized by the death of her mother that she drops out. Shes living alone in Mobile, right now. Shes writing computer manuals for some rinky-dink little company.
Believing in miracles
Sammie Jo: Do you believe in miracles, Mr. Stanton?
Sammie Jo: Someone if they really love somebody could go back in time and be a part of their lives.
Sam: If that is a miracle, then yes, I believe in miracles.
Sammie Jo: I wanna go back in time someday.
Sam: You do?
Sammie Jo: I wanna meet my daddy. I wanna tell him...
Sam: Tell him what?
Sammie Jo: Doesnt matter.
Sam: Sure it does... it matters.
Sammie Jo: Just that I love him. But he knows. My Grandmama Fuller says so. She knows everything.
Sammie Jo: Whats the matter?
Sam: Sammy Jo Fuller, I love you and I want you to know that everything will be okay.
Meeting with Laura Fuller:
Laura: I remember you. You were here a very long time ago. You were gonna marry my Abagail, but you didnt. You broke her heart, you know?
Sam: I think you have me mistaken with somebody else.
Laura: No. Ive been waiting for you a very long time a very long time. Clayton said that youd come and then Id have to tell about Violet.
Laura: Clayton he knew that. (pause) She wanted that locket so much so very very much. Clayton wouldnt let her have it but I kept it. I kept it and all of its secrets.
End of Leap:
Sam: Are they going to be all right, Al?
Al: Yeah. Ziggy says that since Sammy Jo is carrying your genes and now that youve cleared Abagail, the curse is broken. Abagail gets married in two years to a wonderful guy and they move to Chicago and shes happy, Sam. Shes really happy.
Sam: How do you know all this?
Al: Sammie Jo told me.
Sam: Sammie Jo?
Al: Sammie Jo is working with us on Project Quantum Leap, Sam.
Al: Yes, and a matter of fact she has a theory on how to bring you back home.
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