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4x06 "Raped"

Leap Date:
June 20, 1980

Episode Adopted by: Carol <aka> C_Dean n C_Al
Additional info provided by: Brian Greene


When Sam leaps into Katie, a rape victim, no one wants to believe it really happened because the accused person is the son of an upstanding citizen in the community. Sam, with the help of Al and the real Katie in the Waiting Room, tries to make the charges stick this time.

Audio from this episode:

Sam: What if she's in the Imaging Chamber?

Episode Menu

TV Guide Synopsis
Leap Date

Name of the Person Leaped Into
Broadcast Date
Synopsis & Review

Project Trivia
Sam Trivia
Al Trivia

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

Miscellaneous Trivia
Guest Stars
Guest Cast Notes
Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes

Say What?
Quotable Quotes
Best Scene
Production Credits

Production # 67312

TV Guide Teaser:

As a female rape victim, Sam finds that he's the one who's really standing trial as he tries to press charges against the young man (Matthew Sheehan) accused of the crime. Katie: Cheryl Pollak. Nancy: Penny Peyser. Colleen: Nancy Lenehan. Sam: Scott Bakula.


Mill Valley, California

Leap Date:

June 20,1980


Katie McBain

Broadcast Date:

October 30, 1991 - Wednesday

Synopsis & Review:

Sam leaps into Katie McBain (leapee played by Cheryl Pollak) at the hospital just as the staff finish performing tests on her. Sam, not entirely aware of what's going on but finding himself in the hospital and facing Officer Shumway (Eugene Lee), is dismayed to find he's leapt into a woman says ‘not again’ leading to Shumway asking if Katie had been raped before.

Sam is shocked at having leapt into a rape victim and initially can't respond, but fortunately, Katie's sister Libby has all the answers. A boy Katie had gone out with a few times, Kevin Wentworth (Matthew Sheehan), raped her. Unfortunately, he is the town's golden boy and so people are reluctant to believe her. Sam concludes he must be there to press charges and is determined to win the case. Kevin shows up at the hospital looking sincere and trying to talk to Sam, claiming he doesn't know what happened but Sam won't have anything to do with him.

Katie's parents are horrified and her father Jim (Arthur Rosenberg) angrily demands to know if she tried to get away but her mother and sister calm him down. Libby (Amy Ryan) the goes up to see Sam and tries to talk her out of pressing charges. She says that Katie had always been a bit of a tease and that combined with the fact that she was dating the local hero at the time means that nothing is likely to come out of it. Al finally arrives then and Sam gets rid of Libby by pleading tiredness.

Al says he took so long because Katie was completely traumatized and unresponsive and so Verbena is in with her. He says that Sam is there to charge Kevin with rape (something that never happened in the original timeline) and then he will probably leap. Sam is worried about testifying to something that never happened to him but Al can't help him there. Al reveals that ten years in the future Kevin's wife divorces him and charges him with emotional abuse and that his third wife charged him with emotional abuse for singing Volare in his sleep.

The next morning Sam goes down to face ADA Nancy Hudson (Penny Peyser) to try to convince her to take the case. Hudson is initially disinterested in the file but then Shumway calls Katie in and Hudson has a harder time saying no to Katie in person. Apparently the DA's office got burned on the last rape case they tried and Hudson is far from optimistic. She warns that if Katie said yes at all, even if she changed her mind then it is not illegal anymore but she agrees to meet with Sam alone after lunch.

Sam goes into a restaurant to meet Katie's family for lunch and it goes silent the moment they see him. Katie's parents are hiding in the back and they show Sam how a piece about the rape skewering Katie and not mentioning Kevin at all was published in the paper. Katie's mother reluctantly supports Sam but her father clearly no longer does because of how embarrassing being shunned over this is. Sam excuses himself to the restroom and two boys follow him. They've come on behalf of Kevin trying to get her to drop the charges. They say that everyone knows that Kevin wouldn't rape her and Kevin has been telling people she's claiming this to spite him because of Kevin's new engagement to his ex-girlfriend Paula Fletcher (Liz Vassey).

In the bathroom, Al tells Sam that the articles crucifying Katie are only just beginning. He posits that Katie was raped but that it was not by Kevin but by the man that picked her up after she left Kevin and took her to the hospital. Katie never would have seen his face and so therefore could only charge Kevin. Since Katie herself claims that it was Kevin, Sam – though bothered by Al's alternate explanation – sticks with Kevin as the rapist. In Hudson's office, the ADA is hard on Sam because every rape case where the charges don't stick only makes it easier for the next rapist. She eventually agrees to take the case but warns that it will be terrible for Sam and threatens to drop the case if she catches him in a lie. Sam and Al expect Sam to leap then but he doesn't.

Back at Katie's house, her father has come around but now her mother wishes she had never gone to the police. The phone rings and everyone tells Sam not to get it but he does and it's something nasty about the rape. The deacon at their church called and said that so many parents complained that they want Katie to stop teaching Sunday School. Sam is frustrated and afraid to testify since he doesn't know what happened but Al said that Katie is still catatonic. However Al manages to get a break when Ziggy discovers that Katie started seeing a therapist a few months later, and goes off to try and get into Katie's therapist's files to get the information that he needs. Kevin comes by the house, still denying that he raped her, and tries to play on the nostalgia of past friendship, sympathy for what he and Paula are going through because of the impending trial, and bribe her with expensive jewelry.

At the trial, over many objections by the prosecution Paula testifies that she did have an argument with Kevin the night of the rape, but it did not turn violent. The defence makes wildly inappropriate remarks about how absurd it would be for Kevin to rape plain Katie when he could have consensual sex with attractive Paula. Kevin on the witness stand is charming and affable, playing the confused and simple wronged man to perfection. He claims that he fought with Paula about her continued friendship with an ex and so called Katie to make her jealous. After they had consensual sex, Katie told him she didn't want him seeing anyone else and Kevin told her he wouldn't see her again because he was nearly engaged to Paula. He says that's when Katie ran from the car and she fell. He also says that they had consensual sex on the first two dates, causing an uproar. Hudson asks Sam if it's true, and he is unable to deny it when Al can't find the information.

Sam is called to the stand and to stall for time, Sam pretends to faint so court is adjourned until the next morning. Katie's mother tries to comfort her but admits that she never thought she'd be in this position and doesn't know what to say like all those TV moms would. When she leaves, Sam tells Al that he can't testify if he doesn't know what exactly what happened, so he needs Katie to be in the Imaging Chamber testifying. However it would take too long to have Sam repeat after Al as he'd be repeating after Katie for every answer. Therefore, Al and Ziggy have twelve hours to come up with a way for Sam to hear her directly.

It's time to testify and Al and Katie are not there. Fortunately, just as Sam is swearing the oath, Katie and Al appear. Katie gives a stirring and teary testimony but ultimately it is not enough and a beaming Kevin leaves the courtroom, congratulated by his lawyer. Katie's mom wants to leave town but Sam refuses to run. Hudson reveals that the reason she was so hard on Sam and only wants to take rape cases she thinks she can win is because twelve years ago she was raped and the man was never convicted so she takes losing especially hard.

That night, Sam is sitting on the swing and trying to brainstorm with Al what he is still doing there. Al is just as confused, as in the original history Katie left town soon after the rape and never returned, even for her father's funeral years later. Kevin arrives, very different from the wronged ex-boyfriend he appeared to be in court. He is angry that he had to go through the trial, revealing that he did indeed rape Katie. He punches Sam to the ground and tries to rape 'Katie' again but Sam, now knowing why he's there, beats the living crap out on him on Katie's behalf. Katie's parents, hearing the noise, come outside and then call the police. Having helped Katie regain her self-confidence and knowing that this time that Kevin—now having paid the price for his actions, more severe than any prison sentence—will never again be a danger to her or any other women, Sam leaps. Source

Personal Review by Carol <aka> C_Dean n C_Al:

This is a very touching episode. Sam and Al are both very emotional regarding the rape of Katie.

Donald explored a variety of events and put Scott as Sam in these situations: rape, homosexuality, disability, discrimination / racial prejudice among others. Usually Sam and Al had the same opinions. But sometimes they disagreed. This made for an interesting episode.

In this episode you can see the great acting that Scott and Dean did. Even though I believe that they really feel for any rape victim. They both have daughters and as fathers I am sure this was an episode that touched them both and hit close to home.


Al sings a bit of "Volare" which had been previously heard in "Double Identity."

Project Trivia:

In this and one other episode, someone is seen with Al in the Imaging Chamber. Katie appears with Al in this episode, and Dr Beeks in ‘Shock Theater’ (ep3.22), but only Katie is heard. They both had to hold Al’s hand to be seen. The Project team has upgraded the system to allow Katie to be heard by Sam.

The handlink is the ‘Gummy Bear’ style. Multi-colored little squares that flash, beep and squawk.

Ziggy is called a he in this episode.

Sam Trivia:

He remembers he has leaped into a female before when he says during the Leap-in sequence, "Oh no, not again." He believes he is pregnant at first, recalling the events of "8 1/2 Months."

Al Trivia:

Ruthie, his third wife divorced him for singing in his sleep.

Al uses some of his famous words in this episode. ‘NOZZLE’ & ‘BINGO’

Al’s Outfits:

1) Light Olive Green long sleeved shirt w/ over sized silver studs on the collar, down the front and on the cuffs. Light Olive Green pants w/Brown belt. A large round gold ring on ring finger of right hand.

2) Wedgwood Blue shirt w/ large Black buttons down the front, Black and Silver leather jacket, Black pants & a silver triangle bolo tie.

3) Peach suit w/ White, Gray & Rust multi-colored floral shirt & gold colored watch w/ brown band on left wrist.

4) Orange Nauru collar silky shirt, Cream colored pants, Brown belt, a White, Brown, Rust & Olive-Green paisley design vest, White tennis shoes w/ black toes and heels & Gold colored watch w/ brown band on left wrist.

Al’s Women:

Third wife divorced him for singing in his sleep …

Miscellaneous Trivia:

Al popped in 7 times

Al smoked 6 cigars

United States population in 1980 = 225,349,264
Forcible Rape statistics = 82,990

The McBain family has a car with personalized licence plate "STELLA." Who is Stella?


Regular Cast:

Scott Bakula as Dr Samuel Beckett
Dean Stockwell as Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci

Guest Cast:

Eric Bruskotter as Glen
Mark Conley as Bailiff
Michael Griswold as Dr. Samuel
Eugene Lee as Officer Shumway
Nancy Lenehan as Colleen McBain
Aaron Lustig as Judge Bowers
Pat O'Neal as Randy
John Petlock as Brian Chadwick
Penny Peyser as Nancy Hudson
Cheryl Pollak as Katie McBain (Leapee & Mirror image)
Arthur Rosenberg as Jim McBain
Amy Ryan as Libby McBain
Matthew Sheehan as Kevin Wentworth
Liz Vassey as Paula Fletcher
Nora Masterson as Nurse

Guest Cast Notes:

Eric Bruskotter as Glen: Big, brawny, blond-haired Eric Bruskotter owns an equally sizable and extensive acting career that transcends well over 20 years. Bruskotter, who was born on March 22, 1966 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, originally appeared most commonly in television. His first acting gig came in the form of an episode of Amazing Stories (1985). He did a few other television appearances before landing a more consistent role on the series Tour of Duty (1987), playing a member of a platoon set in the backdrop of the Vietnam War. This series lasted from 1987 up until 1989; however, Bruskotter managed to stay busy with each year as time spiraled into the 1990s. His film roles at that point in time included Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), playing an arrogant gym bully, opposite Jason Scott Lee as the lead role of martial artist Bruce Lee. 1997 would see the return of Bruskotter in a familiar soldier-type role, when he appeared in the science fiction cult movie Starship Troopers (1997). In this he played an unlucky trooper who lost his life during a training course accident. Other acting roles in his impressive resume include episodes on Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), JAG (1995), Angel (1999), 24 (2001) and Law & Order: LA (2010).

Mark Conley as Bailiff
: Mark Conley is known for Quantum Leap (1989), Babylon 5 (1993) and Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998).

Michael Griswold as Dr. Samuel: Michael Griswold is known for NYPD Blue (1993), Quantum Leap (1989) and The Incredible Hulk (1977).

Eugene Lee as Officer Shumway: Eugene Lee is known for American Crime (2015), NYPD Blue (1993) and Without a Trace (2002).

Nancy Lenehan as Colleen McBain: Most recently known for her recurring roles in the television series Veep (2012), How I Met Your Mother (2005), My Name Is Earl (2005), and The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006), Nancy Lenehan is a Los Angeles based actress who enjoys working in television, film and on stage. Among her many credits, favorite projects include the films Pleasantville (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Savages (2007), and the TNT project Door to Door (2002). Her many television credits include regular and recurring roles on Little Britain USA (2008), Worst Week (2008), and the TBS comedy, People of Earth (2016). Provided the speaking and singing voice for the Helen Henny character at Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theater restaurants from 1983 to 1991.

Aaron Lustig as Judge Bowers: Aaron Lustig was born on September 17, 1956 in Rochester, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Darkman (1990).

Pat O'Neal as Randy: Pat O'Neal is known for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), Quantum Leap (1989) and ESPN SportsCentury (1999).

John Petlock as Brian Chadwick: John Petlock was born on August 26, 1934 in Hammond, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Dallas (1978), Remington Steele (1982) and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). He died on November 16, 2020.

Penny Peyser as Nancy Hudson: Penny Peyser was born on February 9, 1951 in Irvington, New York, USA. Penny is an actor and writer, known for The In-Laws (1979), Crazy Like a Fox (1984) and Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976). Penny has been married to Doug McIntyre since July 6, 2002. Penny was previously married to David Brady and James Carroll Jordan.

Cheryl Pollak as Katie McBain (Leapee & Mirror image): Cheryl Pollak was born on August 31, 1967 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Pump Up the Volume (1990), My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987) and Art House (1998). She has been married to Richard Murphy since 1999.

Arthur Rosenberg as Jim McBain: Arthur Rosenberg is known for Footloose (1984), Being There (1979) and Cujo (1983).

Amy Ryan as Libby McBain: Amy Ryan was born on May 3, 1968 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Amy Beth Dziewiontkowski. She is an actress, known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Gone Baby Gone (2007) and Escape Plan (2013). She has been married to Eric Slovin since August 23, 2011. They have one child. Her Boston accent in Gone Baby Gone (2007) was so convincing that Ben Affleck, a Boston native, asked what part of the city she was from, and a security guard once initially refused to let her on set as he believed that she was a local fan. Director Sidney Lumet was so impressed with her ability that he cast her in three different roles -- Ellen, Paris and Rebecca -- in his television series 100 Centre Street (2001). as nominated for Broadway's 2005 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire." Was nominated for Broadway's 2000 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of "Uncle Vanya." Ryan, her professional surname, is her mother's maiden name. Gave birth to her 1st child at age 41, a daughter Georgia Gracie Slovin on October 15, 2009. Child's father is her fiance [now husband], Eric Slovin. As of 2016, has appeared in 3 films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Capote (2005), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and Bridge of Spies (2015). Of those, Birdman is a winner in the category. She is of English, Irish, and Polish descent. Was 3 months pregnant with her daughter Georgia when she completed filming Jack Goes Boating (2010). Returned to work 5 months after giving birth to her daughter Georgia to begin filming Win Win (2011). Appeared with Philip Seymour Hoffman in 3 films: Capote (2005), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) and Jack Goes Boating (2010). Her first film role was in Allison Anders' 1996 film Grace of My Heart (1996), although her scene was later cut. She played the second wife of Eric Stoltz's character, in a scene where he picks up his daughter from first wife Illeana Douglas' apartment. Appeared as Michael Scott's love interest, Holly, in 17 episodes of The Office (2008-2011).

Matthew Sheehan as Kevin Wentworth: Matthew Sheehan is known for working in the Transportation Department on Don't Look Up (2021), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) and The Tender Bar (2021). He also acted in Blue Skies Are A Lie (1996) and an episode of SeaQuest 2032 (1994).

Liz Vassey as Paula Fletcher: Liz Vassey began acting at the age of nine, performing in over fifty musicals and plays. She moved to New York at the age of sixteen to join the cast of All My Children. For her work on that show, she was nominated for her first Daytime Emmy. Since then, Liz has appeared as a regular or recurring character on twelve television shows including ER, Maximum Bob, Necessary Roughness, Brotherly Love, Push Nevada, Two and a Half Men, FOX's live action version of The Tick, and, most recently, Season Two of The Tick reboot on Amazon. But she is probably best known for her five year run on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as DNA technician "Wendy Simms." Liz has also guest starred on many TV shows, starred in many pilots, and appeared in several films. In addition to acting, Liz is an accomplished writer. She co-wrote an episode of CSI during her last season, and has since sold six television pilots and a TV movie, developing for such networks and studios as NBC, Freeform, Universal, Netflix, and CW. An avid runner, Liz recently made her directorial debut with the newly released documentary feature, The Human Race, which focuses on runners over the age of fifty. Liz lives in Hollywood with her husband, David Emmerichs, and their combined brood of way too many pets.

Nora Masterson as Nurse: Nora Masterson is known for Quantum Leap (1989), Otherworld (1985) and Dallas (1978).

Guests Who Appeared in Other QL Episodes:

Eric Bruskotter as Glen played in two previous episodes: playing ‘Beau’ in episode: Memphis Melody - (episode # 5.21) and playing ‘Red’ in episode: Liberation - (episode # 5.13).

Liz Vassey as Paula Fletcher was also in Goodbye Norma Jean playing ‘Barbara Whitmore’ (episode # 5.18).

Say What?

Sam's arms cross and uncross a few times between shots near the beginning of the episode.

The newspaper article Sam reads ends one column abruptly. The second selection is a repeat of the first. The part Sam reads does not appear in the article.

How does Sam know that Kevin and Paula had a fight the night of the rape? He was never given this information.

Kevin says he listed to "Lady" by Lionel Richie. Richie produced the song but it was performed by Kenny Rogers.

When Kevin testifies, the photo he is shown changes to a different photo after being handed away.

The days of the week don't match up according to the Leap date. If taken literally, court was in session on a Sunday.

Why was Sam really there? They lost the trial. It seems that helping Katie and perhaps the D.A. regain their confidence may have been the main focus. Also, Kevin will hopefully never commit the crime again after the final scene. It would have made more sense for Sam to have leaped in before the rape and then beat Kevin as he did in the last scene.

What would happen after the leap out? At the end, after Sam fights with Kevin, his nose and lip are all bloody. When Katie leaps back in will she have a bloody nose and lip too? … Hummm … I don’t think so, because it is Sam’s actual body that got the bloody nose. It was Katie’s aura that Kevin hit, not Katie’s actual face.

Quotable Quotes:

AL: "Sam! Get up and hit this pimple! … Sam do something! ... That’ll work."

Nancy Hudson: "You lie to me I’ll drop your butt so fast you won't know what hit you" [Al almost drops the cigar out of his mouth]

What are you doing?  That's supposed to help.
Trust me, it won't.
-- Libby and Sam, as Sam throws away the Valium prescription

Rape doesn't happen to my family.  It happens to strangers on the news, not to my sister.
-- Libby

Are you alright Katie?
Do I look alright?
-- Kevin and Sam

You mean the old 'girl says "no" but she really means "yes"' crapola.
-- Al

My third wife charged me with abuse for singing in my sleep.
You sing in your sleep?
Yah [Al starts singing "Volare"]
-- Al and Sam

You're here to charge this guy with rape.
And then I can leap.
Probably?  Al, I can't testify, I wasn't the one who was raped.
Oh, did I say probably?  Oh, no, I meant definitely.  You can leap definitely.  With an 89% probability.  That's the best I can do.
-- Al and Sam

My gut tells me there's a case here.
Oh, your gut tells ME you've got to stop eating at Betty's House of Pies.
-- Det. Shumway and Asst DA Nancy Hudson

I bet my new fishing rod we can win this one.
Your new fishing rod, eh?  That's serious.
-- Det. Shumway and Asst DA Nancy Hudson

How in the hell could anyone know what happened in our house?
That's not the point.
The point is if they read it in here, then they think it's true.
-- Mr and Mrs McBain and Sam

You talk like I'm the one on trial here.
You are.
But he's the rapist.
-- Asst DA Nancy Hudson and Sam

Sweetie, don't be too hard on your mom.  She's a McBain by marriage, not by birth.  She doesn't have the Irish grit that we have.
-- Mr. McBain

There's a 90% chance that you've got to testify.
Testify?  I can't testify, Al, I can't swear to tell the truth when I don't know what the truth is.
-- Al and Sam

All of the sudden, I have this big yearning for milk and cookies.
You got it.  Just give me a minute to bake them.
Bake them?
Moms are too much, aren't they?
-- Sam, Mrs. McBain and Al

Who's Al?
He's kind of my patron saint of hopeless causes.
Come on, Al, we need all the help we can get.
-- Asst DA Nancy Hudson and Sam

What am I suppose to do with your fishing pole anyway?
You can lend it to me once a week.
-- Hudson and Shumway

Sam! Do something!
{Sam kicks Kevin in the groin}
That'll work.
-- Al

Al: Swoon.
Sam: Huh?
Al: Swoon. Faint. Pass out. Take a dive. Wilt.
Al: That was a good swoon, Sam.

The Courtroom Scene:

While Sam is being questioned on the witness stand, Katie and Al are standing behind him. Even though Scott only has a few lines in this scene. He delivers his lines with such feeling and emotion. You can see it in his face and in his body language.
Judge Bowers: "You may be seated. Will the state present its next witness."
Nancy Hudson: "The state calls Katie McBain."
SAM: "Please Al."
Bailiff: "Raise your right hand, do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?" [Just as he finishes his sentence the IC door opens and Al and Katie are there]
AL: "We did it Sam! WE DID IT! Of course it took enough power to light up St Louis for a month! But we DID IT!"
Judge Bowers: "Ms. McBain, you don’t feel faint again, do you?"
SAM: "No sir … Your Honor … I’m … I’m just fine."
AL: "Say ‘I do’ …"
Katie McBain: "I do."
SAM: "I do."
AL: "Get ready … Just relax."
Nancy Hudson: "Ms McBain, did you go out on a date with Kevin Wentworth, on the 20th of June?"
Katie McBain: "Yes … He asked me to go to dinner that night."
SAM: "Yes … He asked me to go to dinner that night."
Nancy Hudson: "Did you accept?"
Katie McBain: "Yes."
SAM: "Yes."
Nancy Hudson: "Could you please tell the court what happened on that dinner date?"
Katie McBain: "Kevin took me to O’ Petit Richard, it was very expensive and very nice. Then after dinner he asked me to go for a drive. I told him that I had to work the next day, that I’d rather go straight home."
SAM: "Kevin took me to O’ Petit Richard, it was very expensive and very nice. Then after dinner he asked me to go for a drive. And I told him that I had to work the next day, that I’d rather go straight home."
Nancy Hudson: "Did he take you straight home as you requested?"
Katie McBain: "No. He took me to Fort Cronkite instead." [The camera moves in on Katie and Al. Sam is no longer repeating everything.
Nancy Hudson: "And what happened there?"
Katie McBain: "He parked the car and started to kiss me."
Nancy Hudson: "Did you kiss him back?"
Katie McBain: "At first, but then he started to get carried away and I stopped."
Nancy Hudson: "Carried away?"
Katie McBain: "He tried to put his hand up my dress."
Nancy Hudson: "Go on."
Katie McBain: "I told him I wasn’t like that, that I was a nice girl."
Nancy Hudson: "What did he say?"
Katie McBain: "He said the only difference between nice girls and bad girls is that bad girls help you. Then he started kissing and groping me again and I started to cry."
Nancy Hudson: "How did he respond to your tears?"
Katie McBain: "He slapped me. I think … I screamed … because then he hit me and pinned my arms behind me."
Nancy Hudson: "Did he slap you or hit you? You said both."
Katie McBain: "He slapped me first then hit me with his fist." [Dean looks even more disgusted and tightens up his face muscles. He looks down then back up again at the camera]
Nancy Hudson: "How many times did he hit you with his fist?"
Katie McBain: "Three or four times."
Nancy Hudson: "Did he knock you unconscious?"
Katie McBain: "I was kinda fuzzy for a while, but I don’t think I lost consciousness."
Nancy Hudson: "And then what happened?"
Katie McBain: "Then … then he raped me."
Nancy Hudson: "Did you resist him?"
Katie McBain: "Not after he hit me."
Nancy Hudson: "Why not?"
Katie McBain: "Because … I … was … afraid he would kill me!"
Nancy Hudson: "How did you escape?"
Katie McBain: "When he was through he got off me and I opened the door and I ran."
Nancy Hudson: "Did you fall … while running?"
Katie McBain: "No."
Nancy Hudson: "Did you consent to having sexual intercourse with Mr. Wentworth that evening?"
Katie McBain: "NO!"
Nancy Hudson: "Did you behave in any manner that would make Mr. Wentworth think you wanted to have sexual intercourse with him that evening?"
Katie McBain: "NO! Never … He raped me!"
Nancy Hudson: "Thank you. No further questions."
SAM: "Sighs and sniffles …" [The camera pans around the court room and back to Sam]

Best Scene:

Sam is sitting on the gazebo swing and Al is standing next to him smoking a cigar and punching keys on the hand link.

AL: "Ziggy’s got nothing! No explanation!"
SAM: "If I didn’t leap in here to convict Kevin, then what am I doing here?"
AL: "I don’t know. In the original history, Katie left town a week after the rape and she never came back. Not even when her dad died in ’88."
SAM: "So that’s what I’m here for … to keep Katie in town?"
AL: "I don’t know … that’s a good explanation as any."
Kevin: "Talking to your-self, Katie?"
AL: "You slime ball!"
Kevin: "You shouldn’t have done it! You shouldn’t have put me through it, Katie."
SAM: "Put you through it?"
Kevin: "You should have known they’d believe me. I take a girl out for dinner and the next thing you know I’m on trial for rape." [Kevin sucker punches Sam and knocks him off the gazebo through the railing]
AL: "Sam! Get up and hit this pimple!"
Kevin: "You think that was rape? Wait ‘till you feel what I’m gonna do to you now!"
AL: "Sam! Do something! ... [Sam is lying on the ground face down and Kevin turns him over. Sam kicks him in the crotch … ouch! … This knocks Kevin half way across the gazebo] "That’ll work."
SAM: "I think I know … [Sam gets up and puts Kevin against the railing] "I think I know why I’m here Al." [Sam proceeds to kick some Kevin butt all over the gazebo floor! YAH!!!] "So things got a little out of control …huh? … So you slapped her … but that wasn’t enough … so you had to hit her … and then you hit her again … you son-of-a-bitch! [When Sam is done kickin’ his butt … Al ads his cigar ashes to the trash heaped on the gazebo floor! HeHeHe!!! … Mom and Dad come running outside]
Jim: "KATIE! … Call the police!"
Libby: "OMG!"
Jim: "Sweetie! What happened?"
SAM: "He tried to do it again. Only this time I wasn’t pinned inside of a car!"
Jim: "You did that … your-self?"
SAM: "Don’t act so surprised Dad, I mean after all … I am a McBain."

Production Credits:

Theme by: Mike Post
Music by: Velton Ray Bunch
Co-Executive Producer: Deborah Pratt
Co-Executive Producer: Michael Zinberg
Supervising Producer: Harker Wade
Produced by: Jeff Gourson, Tommy Thompson
Produced by: Chris Ruppenthal, Paul Brown
Created by: Donald P. Bellisario
Written by: Beverly Bridges
Directed by: Scott Bakula

Executive Producer: Donald P. Bellisario
Associate Producers:
Julie Bellisario, James S. Giritlian
Coordinating Producer: David Bellisario
Story Editor: Paris Qualles

Director of Photography: Bradley B. Six, A.S.C.
Production Designer:
Cameron Birnie
Edited by: Jon Koslowsky, A.C.E.
Unit Production Manager: Ron Grow
First Assistant Director: R. John Slosser

Second Assistant Director: Kate Yurka
Casting by: Ellen Lubin Sanitsky
Set Director: Robert L. Zilliox
Costume Designer: Jean-Pierre Dorleac
Costume Supervisor: David Rawley
Art Director:
Ellen Dambros-Williams
Sound Mixer: Barry D. Thomas
Stunt Coordinator: Diamond Farnsworth
Sound Editor:
Greg Schorer
Music Editor: Bruce Frazier
Additional Photography: Rick Neff

Panaflex Camera and Lenses by: Panavision

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Copyright 1991 by Universal City Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

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It’s time to talk about Raped.

On this episode of The Quantum Leap Podcast, hosts Allison Pregler, Matt Dale and Christopher DeFilippis discuss Sam’s distressing Leap into a rape victim and his mission to bring her attacker to justice.

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Along the way we explore the prevalence of rape culture and how far we have (or haven’t) come in combatting it in the decades since the episode first aired.

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