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Old 02-18-2003, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default 201 Honeymoon Express

Honeymoon Express
April 27, 1960


New York City ? Upstate New York


A government committee is threatening to shut down Quantum Leap for failure to prove that Dr. Beckett even actually leaped.

After saving a cat from a tree as a firefighter in 1957, Sam leaps into a cop who is on his honeymoon on the train to Niagara Falls.

Al tells Sam he must change history with a kind of global significance instead of just small personal fixes like he normally does. He must try and prevent the U2 mission from going ahead which launches the U.S. into the cold war.

While attempting this, Sam's new wife is being hunted by her mysterious ex-husband who is going to kill her if Sam can't stop it.


Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
Directed by: Aaron Lipstadt


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Old 10-01-2003, 12:38 PM   #2
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I like this one because it how Al looked back on his marrige's.
Gives you a bit more insight about Al,I also enjoyed the ending
of how he was about lose his star's all of sudden a wrong was
made right by Sam.A great episode
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:10 PM   #3
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Great episode. It was the perfect way to start the second season with Al trying to get funding for Project Quantum Leap and you hear about Al's marriages.
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:17 PM   #4
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loved it, especially Al's harlarious crack about using tins cans attached to a peice of string to cominacate with Sam, which also shows just how close they are and determined to stay in contect no matter what.
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:58 AM   #5
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Yeah, that was a real sweet scene. I love the sequence when Al pops in the first time and he cant tear himself away from Diane. I love it when Sam is walking down the train hall and goes, "Al? Al? *whistles* Here boy!"

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I love it when Sam is walking down the train hall and goes, "Al? Al? *whistles* Here boy!"
Love this too.

Sam's trepidation.... I'm not her husband. Her expectation....what is he supposed to do?

When Roget tells Sam that he doesn't have the eyes of a killer and Sam knows it is true. But later when he has to kill Roget, Sam's eyes are so determined. He could do what had to be done.

Ohh the last scene when he is kissing Diane's shoulder, back and around to the other shoulder. Dare I say that I can almost feel his hair brushing across my shoulders and back.
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:04 AM   #7
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We all know what the real point of this episode was....

To see the dress whites.

I have a hard time getting the episode, cause I've always had a thing for guys in uniform anyway......
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loved it, especially Al's harlarious crack about using tins cans attached to a peice of string to cominacate with Sam, which also shows just how close they are and determined to stay in contect no matter what.
I especially liked that moment as well. There's a moment, just after Al gives his "tin cans on a string" line that Sam looks deeply concerned and heartbroken, putting out his hands in a gesture that seemed like he wanted to take his little buddy up for a strong embrace - and, disappointed, his hands fall back to his sides. Al seemed to understand, and waved off the emotion with an air of nonchalance, worried but not about to show it when he wasn't about to give up on his friend.

*whimper* . . . *hugs Sam and Al*

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Yeah, that was a real sweet scene. I love the sequence when Al pops in the first time and he cant tear himself away from Diane. I love it when Sam is walking down the train hall and goes, "Al? Al? *whistles* Here boy!"
Sweet moments that illustrate their friendship so well. Those little bits of humor and cracks they make towards the other are so light and innocent, it's part of the youthful charm of the show and makes it heartwarming to watch. I just love their friendship so much, and much of it has to do with this kind of camaraderie.

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We all know what the real point of this episode was....

To see the dress whites.
Al in dress whites . . . *loses concentration and begins to drool*
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:03 PM   #9
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I especially liked that moment as well. There's a moment, just after Al gives his "tin cans on a string" line that Sam looks deeply concerned and heartbroken, putting out his hands in a gesture that seemed like he wanted to take his little buddy up for a strong embrace - and, disappointed, his hands fall back to his sides. Al seemed to understand, and waved off the emotion with an air of nonchalance, worried but not about to show it when he wasn't about to give up on his friend.
I didn't notice the nonchalance particularly, but I did notice the look in his eye when Sam moves to give him a hug - it is a fleeting look of horror and and pain. It's one of those little moments that really demonstrate what a skilled actor Dean Stockwell is.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:15 AM   #10
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putting out his hands in a gesture that seemed like he wanted to take his little buddy up for a strong embrace - and, disappointed, his hands fall back to his sides.
Hmmm, I don't believe I have ever picked that up, I will have to keep my eyes peeled for it next time I watch the ep. That's so sweet though and very Sam.
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I did notice something about the charactor of Roche(sorry one of my weaknesses in french class was my spelling hehe). when he describes a dream he had about Diane Mcbride he mentions seeing and killing a cop that looked like Tom.

"He looked like you, except for the eyes. He had the eyes of a man who could kill"
At this point in the series Sam had not had to kill anyone yet while Tom being a cop probably has. So I am thinking that he doesn't actually see Sam persay obviously but he does see somewhat through Tom without knowing it. So the eyes he was seeing in front of him while he described the dream was Sam's not Tom's. Just something interesting that I picked up.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:28 AM   #11
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Default little moments that really demonstrate

The thing I love about little moments like that is that they do such a wonderful job of demonstrating the depth of Al and Sam's bond without ever getting sentimental or mushy about it.
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"He looked like you, except for the eyes. He had the eyes of a man who could kill"
At this point in the series Sam had not had to kill anyone yet while Tom being a cop probably has. So I am thinking that he doesn't actually see Sam persay obviously but he does see somewhat through Tom without knowing it. So the eyes he was seeing in front of him while he described the dream was Sam's not Tom's. Just something interesting that I picked up.
Actually, the dream wasn't about a cop, it was about an SS officer.

It seems that people often read things in Sam's eyes that are not part of the host's experience. This ep is one that makes me think that, and also "Freedom," where Joseph tells "George" to go ahead and put the handprints on his horse for the number of men killed in battle:

"I can see it in your eyes, Togo."

He even knew that Sam wasnt "done" when he put one handprint on.
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Actually, the dream wasn't about a cop, it was about an SS officer.

It seems that people often read things in Sam's eyes that are not part of the host's experience. This ep is one that makes me think that, and also "Freedom," where Joseph tells "George" to go ahead and put the handprints on his horse for the number of men killed in battle:

"I can see it in your eyes, Togo."

He even knew that Sam wasnt "done" when he put one handprint on.
Yeah that's true, and in the case of Josoph he even went on to talk about leaping as if he knew he was talking to a time traveler named Sam Beckett. I thought that was perhaps an Indian thing that he could see some stuff inside Sam through his grandson. Maybe it is one of those reoccuring things. I didn't notice that pattern before.
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I watched it this morning and I caught the part where Sam tried to embrace Al but its like "I forgot, hologram."

Aww Poor Sam looked real sad when he remembered that he couldn't hug his best buddy.
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There's a moment, just after Al gives his "tin cans on a string" line that Sam looks deeply concerned and heartbroken, putting out his hands in a gesture that seemed like he wanted to take his little buddy up for a strong embrace - and, disappointed, his hands fall back to his sides.
Even though its the briefest of moments, it always brings a tear to my eye, although it often passes so quick, I often don't get the chance to feel emotional
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Yeah now that I have spotted that, although small, I think it must be one of the most precious moments in all of QL because it shows how much love there is between the two best buddies.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:56 AM   #17
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Great episode. Great writing by DPB. And the ending - Brilliant!
One of the best episodes of the show.
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Ok I feel I need to mention something. I was watching this ep with my best friend last week and the part where Sam walks out to meet Roche in the seating area of the train, he passes by Roche's accomplice who pretended that he was drunk and "accidently" bumped into Sam. Sam helped the guy stand strait and asked if he was ok then kept walking. It was not smart on Sam's part to have have not checked himself before he contiuned on his way because when someone bumps you that closely they are usually trying to get their hands in your pockets to grab something. Which is exactly what this guy was doing but luckily it was just his gun the guy got which is no big deal(unless he had turned around and aimed the gun at Sam which he did not). But it could have been worse it could have been his wallet.

Sorry but I have an aunt who is the human book of life lessons and this was one thing she told me, about when someone bumps you like that. And I can't help but point stuff like that out when I see it. So yeah Sam could have used his brain more there.
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Sam is an innocent soul. He's unlikely to suspect the worst of someone unless he has reason to. Plus, he's from Elk Ridge, Indiana, where there's probably been one case of pickpocketing in the past 100 years. You just don't expect to run into a criminal when you come from a place like that.

Also, I think he would value the gun much higher than the wallet at that point.
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Yeah all very true Snish. Like I said though I have life lessons drilled int my brain tissue hehe.
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I was a bit confused as I watched this episode. I know that I'm over-thinking this, but the deal that Al had arranged with the Senate Council seemed illogical. If Sam did avert the U2 being shot down over the Soviet Union, then the event would have never happened. Hence, how would they have been able to know that it was supposed to happen, and that Sam changed history, other than it just would have not happened? I hope I make sense here?

Other than that, great episode!
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I think Al didn't consider it,that why he suggested it.The head of the Senate council,in the other hand,knew it and he had no plans of continueing funding this project,and that why he accepted Al Deal,but he never consider the posibility of
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I think the senator made a (bad) assumption that he would still remember the original history after Sam averted the U2 incident, or maybe he expected that records of the committee proceedings would show what he ordered Sam to do. It seems like he expected the history books to be changed, but nothing else! Al doesn't point out this problem either. Someone's just not thinking about the results of changing history...
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I'm glad that there are others here that feel the same way I did. Thanks for your input/confirmation.
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Yeah, that erasing history part got on my nerves as well. but apart from that it was a great episode.
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