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View Poll Results: Star-Crossed
Excellent 15 34.09%
Good 18 40.91%
Average 7 15.91%
Fair 4 9.09%
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:57 AM   #26
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. Through the whole episode neither of them really gave a damn whether Donna was 'okay' or not for her own sake regardless of what Sam might or might not get out of it personally.
Now that you mention it, did we get any indication of how Donna's life turned out in the original history? Or was it just simply a case of "she left me at the altar, how do I prevent that?" Who is to say she wasn't happy living somewhere with a job she loves? He knew in the previous episode there was a possibility he would be bouncing around in time for the rest of his life. And he changes history to "She's cured of her abandonment issues!! I can abandon her for the rest of my life now!"
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:20 PM   #27
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Now that you mention it, did we get any indication of how Donna's life turned out in the original history? Or was it just simply a case of "she left me at the altar, how do I prevent that?"
This is the exact point I've made elsewhere. It was just "she left me at the altar, how do I prevent that?" We have no idea what her life was like in the original history and Sam never bothers to ask. It was really all about him.

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Who is to say she wasn't happy living somewhere with a job she loves? He knew in the previous episode there was a possibility he would be bouncing around in time for the rest of his life. And he changes history to "She's cured of her abandonment issues!! I can abandon her for the rest of my life now!"
Exactly.
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:14 PM   #28
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Just watching the episode now. Obvious problem of playing episodes out of production order. Al claims they'll get Sam to leap out pretty quick this time. Considering his previous baseball leap was mere minutes, how can this leap be considered quick?
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Old 11-02-2016, 03:08 PM   #29
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I haven't posted here for a while, I've been occupied. You make some valid points Blue Enigma, and you too Leaper. The idea is to make things right, but it's questionable in this case who is the one benefitting. Is Sam really helping Donna or is he simply not wanting to be left? Sam wasn't perfect or anything; he could be selfish (and we all have at least that capacity even if we don't act on it). I like Teri Hatcher, and I like that this is about Sam's past.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:31 AM   #30
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Did anyone wonder what happened to Colonel Wojohowitz after he was shipped out? I thought he must have died, as in the original history, Donna was never later able to get over her daddy issues. Michael Gregory, who played Colonel Wojohowitz, seemed to believe the same thing, as he told us in his interview for the Quantum Leap Podcast. I was pleased to see that this was also mentioned in "Pulitzer" - one of the best novels I've read by the way.

As for the Star-Crossed episode itself, I did really enjoy it, and I have to disagree with many who have posted earlier. Sam would not have acted as he had if he didn't believe that Donna would end up better off from his actions - he must have subconsciously known that Donna getting over her issues would be the best way to ensure she gets some happiness later in life - even though he, you know, ended up doing exactly the same thing to her later on...
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:18 PM   #31
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Just rewatched this episode, and even after several years, it's still just 'meh' to me. The professor/student dynamic creeps me out, and the whole story (yes, including the Donna angle) just didn't interest me at all. And I found it rather unbelievable that in the scene where Al was trying to convey info to Sam in front of observers who were inside the imaging chamber, it took them that long to realize that that was what he was doing. I vote "Average" for this episode.
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