Quantum Leap – Running for Honor [4.12]

Sam leaps into Tommy York, a naval student who is a popular athlete on the track field, in the 1960’s. Sam must prevent the death of Tommy’s former roommate, Phillip Ashcroft, who was expelled for being gay. Phillip was apparently murdered by bigoted students at their academy, but Sam eventually realizes that Phillip really committed suicide in order to frame his school tormentors. Sam prevents Phillip’s death and helps him find a way forward, while also exposing the bullies who have been causing his problems. There are significant questions throughout the story as to whether or not Tommy York himself is gay, but this is left unknown.

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