Quantum Leap – A Single Drop of Rain [4.9]

Sam becomes Billy Beaumont, a self-proclaimed “rainmaker” who has returned to his own drought-stricken hometown for the first time in eight years. He at first resists giving people promises but is soon swept up in the mood of jubilant optimism over the prospect of rain. At the same time, he is contending with the fact that his ex-girlfriend, who is now married to his brother, is still in love with him. Sam forces a situation where Billy’s brother Ralph is forced to fight him for his wife, showing her that Ralph genuinely loves her. Miraculously, after all of this, it starts to rain.

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Quantum Leap – The Americanization of Machiko [2.3]

Sam becomes sailor Charlie MacKenzie, who is returning to his small town in Ohio with his new and traditional bride from Japan, Machiko.  Charlie and Machiko face opposition from various people in town, including one racist veteran of World War II, and especially from Charlie’s own mother Lenore.  Things come to a point where Lenore’s insensitivity almost leads to Machiko’s death, but in the end she is saved and Lenore accepts her.

Written by Charlie Coffey. Directed by Gilbert Shilton

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – Sins of the Father [3.17]

Kurn, a Klingon officer on board the Enterprise in an officer exchange program, reveals himself to be Worf’s heretofore unknown brother.  Kurn shares with Worf of a danger to their family honor which only he can address back on the Klingon homeworld.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Sins of the Father [3.17]