The BEST episodes written by Tommy Thompson

Nowhere to Run
star
8.11
251 votes

#1 - Nowhere to Run

Quantum Leap - Season 5 - Episode 4

August 10, 1968: As a Marine captain whose legs were amputated after a mishap in Vietnam, Sam finds himself in a veteran's hospital, where he must prevent the suicide of a fellow patient who would rather be dead than face life paralyzed from the neck down. Making matters worse, his wife seems incapable of accepting the fact that she and Sam's host can still lead a normal life, in spite of his condition.

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Deliver Us from Evil
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8.01
222 votes

#2 - Deliver Us from Evil

Quantum Leap - Season 5 - Episode 7

March 19, 1966: Things are already on there way downhill when Sam leaps back into Jimmy LaMotta. Despite Sam's inaction, history continues to change for the worst. The cause is unknown until Sam discovers another time traveler on the scene, one who's determined to destroy Jimmy's family, as well as Sam.

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To Be or Not to Be (1)
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8.00
108 votes

#3 - To Be or Not to Be (1)

seaQuest DSV - Season 1 - Episode 1

The crew of seaQuest are joined by a reluctant Captain Nathan Bridger and set off to investigate a distress call from an underwater colony, only to find it is a trap by a renegade sub under the command of Captain Marilyn Stark, who has a personal vendetta against the seaQuest.

Blood Moon
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7.93
210 votes

#4 - Blood Moon

Quantum Leap - Season 5 - Episode 15

March 10, 1975: As an eccentric, possibly vampiric, artist just outside of London, Sam must bear with Al's superstitions, while trying to prevent the death of his host's young wife, at the hands of a couple who are taking a sacrificial ceremony in honor of the "blood moon."

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Killin' Time
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7.86
245 votes

#5 - Killin' Time

Quantum Leap - Season 5 - Episode 5

June 18, 1958: Sam leaps into a tricky situation as an escaped killer holed up in a house with a mother and daughter as hostages. Escape isn't going to be easy for either Sam or his hostages, when the real killer breaks out of the waiting room, stranding Sam in the past, destined to die at the hands of a vengeful sheriff.

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Prison Story
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7.86
252 votes

#6 - Prison Story

The Pretender - Season 1 - Episode 12

MARYLAND OAKFIELD PENITENTIARY - Jarod pretends to be a prison guard who is trying to prove a man on death row didn't commit the crime he's sentenced to death for. Meanwhile, Miss Parker, Sydney, and Broots all get a clue that makes them believe they're now one step ahead of Jarod.

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Moments to Live
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7.86
179 votes

#7 - Moments to Live

Quantum Leap - Season 4 - Episode 19

May 4, 1985: Sam is a soap opera heart surgeon and the obsession of a love-struck, if somewhat deranged fan. He must escape from the woman and her husband who kidnap him for reproductive purposes.

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Future Boy
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7.80
259 votes

#8 - Future Boy

Quantum Leap - Season 3 - Episode 13

October 6, 1957: Sam leaps Kenny Sharp, better known as "Future Boy," sidekick to Moe Stein, host of the kid's show, "Time Patrol," who also happens to be building a time machine in his basement. Unless Sam can prevent Moe's daughter from attempting to have her father committed, Moe is destined to be killed as he tries to hop a freight train.

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Leaping in Without a Net
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7.76
361 votes

#9 - Leaping in Without a Net

Quantum Leap - Season 2 - Episode 19

November 18, 1958: Sam remembers he's afraid of heights when he leaps into a trapeze artist, whose sister wants him to catch her as she does a triple without a net. Dad is less than pleased, since his wife died a few years earlier while attempting the same stunt.

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Southern Comforts
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7.75
309 votes

#10 - Southern Comforts

Quantum Leap - Season 3 - Episode 16

August 4, 1961: It's the best little cathouse in New Orleans. No, it's the Gilbert Labonte Sewin' & Quiltin' Academy. As the proprietor of this worthy establishment, Sam must prevent the mysterious death of a resident who doesn't belong there.

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To Be or Not to Be (2)
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7.70
81 votes

#11 - To Be or Not to Be (2)

seaQuest DSV - Season 1 - Episode 2

The seaQuest is confronted by another sub. They are attacked and find themselves defenceless and are forced to dive the ship and hide.

To Protect and Serve
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7.69
251 votes

#12 - To Protect and Serve

The Pretender - Season 1 - Episode 6

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Jarod, suspecting corruption in a police department, becomes an officer himself to solve the death of a boy who had recently been reunited with his father. He also befriends an aging lady who's young at heart, but is afraid of losing her wildside due to her fading eyesight. Meanwhile, Miss Parker is spending time in jail for violating criminal code 369.7 - Unlawful Carrying and Possession of Concealed Weapon, thanks to a tip from Jarod. With her in jail, Jarod uses that window of opportunity to hire a private investigator to aid in finding information about his mother.

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Miss Deep South
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7.66
317 votes

#13 - Miss Deep South

Quantum Leap - Season 3 - Episode 6

June 7, 1958: As Darlene Monte, a contestant in the "Miss Deep South" beauty pageant, Sam must come to the aid of an innocent contender who faces disgrace when she poses for naughty pictures taken by a sleazy pageant photographer. As if things weren't bad enough, Sam must ensure that Darlene finishes third, so that she'll go on to become a doctor.

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Play Ball
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7.63
305 votes

#14 - Play Ball

Quantum Leap - Season 4 - Episode 2

August 6, 1961: A pitcher on a minor league baseball team, Sam must decide if he's there to help a fellow team member, get his host back into the major leagues, or baby-sit the porcine team mascot, all while resisting the amorous advances of the women in his life.

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Past Sim
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7.61
140 votes

#15 - Past Sim

The Pretender - Season 2 - Episode 6

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - While watching the news, Jarod finds that one of his old simulations he preformed has just been utilized in kidnapping a witness in a murder trial against the Yakuza clan. Outraged, Jarod sets out to reverse the outcome of the situation he's created. Meanwhile, Miss Parker suspects the sale of the simulation came from Mr. Lyle, and begins to apply pressure in hopes of finding any other connections to Jarod.

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Heart of a Champion
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7.57
250 votes

#16 - Heart of a Champion

Quantum Leap - Season 3 - Episode 20

July 23, 1955: The heart of a champion belongs to Ronnie, a professional wrestler, who will die if he competes in the title match. Sam, as his brother and new partner Terry, must convince him of his hidden health problem, while avoiding his own health problem - the jealous wrestler-husband of a woman who has taken an amorous interest in Sam.

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The Choices We Make
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7.55
56 votes

#17 - The Choices We Make

Odyssey 5 - Season 1 - Episode 7

The crew has visions of people asking them if they believe that anything is possible. This leads to Chuck and Neil confronting a painful memory, Sarah dealing with her son's cancer and Kurt and Angela seeing the future they could've had.

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Promised Land
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7.55
243 votes

#18 - Promised Land

Quantum Leap - Season 5 - Episode 11

December 22, 1971: Sam leaps back to Elk Ridge, Indiana to help save the lives of the Walters boys as they try to save their farm from a banker with designs on getting rich from foreclosure.

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Winner Take All
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7.51
61 votes

#19 - Winner Take All

Viper - Season 2 - Episode 1

The Viper returns to the streets of Metro City. The new prototype is given to Ex-CIA operative Thomas Cole (Jeff Kaake) and his team: Technician Frankie Waters (Joe Nipote) and systems programmer Dr. Allie Farrow (Dawn Stern). After the death of her partner, police officer Cameron Westlake (Heather Medway) joins the Viper team. The team then concentrates on taking Dekker, a rogue trucker who has been terrorizing the city.

Proof of Purchase
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7.50
539 votes

#20 - Proof of Purchase

Dark Angel - Season 2 - Episode 3

Max and Logan look for Joshua, who is wandering Seattle looking for "Father", the man who created him. Meanwhile, Alec fights ordinary people in an underground club but when later caught by White, he must strike a bargain to kill three transgenics to save his life.

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Mirage
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7.49
258 votes

#21 - Mirage

The Pretender - Season 1 - Episode 9

HUDSPETH COUNTY, TEXAS - Jarod pretends to be a skydiving instructor looking into the death of a survivalist who died on his annual trip into the desert. Jarod is also visited by Ernie Two Feathers, a man who may (or may not) be a spirit guide. Meanwhile, Miss Parker is given a birthday present from Jarod that leads her to information about her mother.

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Jarod's Honor
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7.44
214 votes

#22 - Jarod's Honor

The Pretender - Season 1 - Episode 19

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - After completing a pretend, Jarod receives an email offering answers to his past. While investigating the lead, Jarod unexpectedly stumbles upon a dying hitman. When the hitman's last job comes calling, Jarod takes it. Meanwhile, Sydney and Miss Parker, following a lead from Jarod, attend a Twins Convention while Broots covers for them.

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Scott Free
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7.44
147 votes

#23 - Scott Free

The Pretender - Season 2 - Episode 2

MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE - Jarod intercepts the role of a real safecracker to help a man who's being forced to participate in one more heist. Jarod also starts to feel the need of a father figure and turns to Sydney. Meanwhile, Brigitte tries to take control over Miss Parker's role in the capture of Jarod.

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Leap of Faith
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7.42
317 votes

#24 - Leap of Faith

Quantum Leap - Season 3 - Episode 3

August 19, 1963: Sam finds himself in one holy mess as a priest in Philadelphia, trying to help an alcoholic priest deal with a killer and the death of a young parishioner.

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The Homecoming
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7.38
793 votes

#25 - The Homecoming

Kyle XY - Season 2 - Episode 2

Kyle wonders if he made the right decision about returning to the Trager household, especially when he realizes how much he can't tell them. Meanwhile, life outside of Zzyzx begins for XX.

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Indy Show
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7.32
146 votes

#26 - Indy Show

The Pretender - Season 2 - Episode 10

FONTANA, CALIFORNIA - Jarod takes to the wheel of an Indy race car to figure out what happened to a driver involved in a crippling accident. After a bizarre dream, Sydney runs to his ailing brother's side and holes both himself and Jacob up in a cabin with a consoling Miss Parker.

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L.D.U. 7
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7.19
81 votes

#27 - L.D.U. 7

Odyssey 5 - Season 1 - Episode 9

Chuck, Kurt and Sarah infiltrate a private high tech prison called Lock Down Unit 7 to find the convict who claims that the people he killed were synthetic replicas of his parents. Neil's brother is having identity crisis.

Someone to Trust
star
7.18
130 votes

#28 - Someone to Trust

The Pretender - Season 3 - Episode 4

Jarod poses as an arsonist to expose a corrupt attorney, but faces unexpected accusations when the attorney is found dead.

Angel's Flight
star
7.18
94 votes

#29 - Angel's Flight

The Pretender - Season 4 - Episode 3

Jarod infiltrates a Goth con game to locate a missing girl. Meanwhile, a faceless wax head sent by Jarod leaves Miss Parker and company trying to fill in the pieces.

Wake Up
star
7.17
92 votes

#30 - Wake Up

The Pretender - Season 3 - Episode 18

Thomas is brutally murdered in Miss Parker's home by an unknown assailant; Jarod finds clues leading to a drug addict who later dies of an overdose.

Red Rock Jarod
star
7.17
127 votes

#31 - Red Rock Jarod

The Pretender - Season 2 - Episode 19

DRY RIVER, ARIZONA - Responding to an email he believes was sent to him by Sydney, Jarod finds himself in the hands of someone he once thought dead. Jarod also meets a boy who is in need of a heart transplant. Meanwhile, Miss Parker closes in on Jarod. But she's in for a surprise when she meets his captor

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The Agent of Year Zero
star
7.14
158 votes

#32 - The Agent of Year Zero

The Pretender - Season 4 - Episode 14

Jarod tries to help a Cambodian woman avenge the death of her family at the hands of a war criminal -- who is also an ally of Mr. Lyle. Meanwhile, Miss Parker tracks that connection from the Centre.

The Assassin
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7.13
101 votes

#33 - The Assassin

The Pretender - Season 3 - Episode 11

Jarod helps a former CIA computer analyst who must assassinate a U.S. senator to free her children from a kidnapper; Miss Parker meets her new neighbor.

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The Face
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7.12
34 votes

#34 - The Face

Viper - Season 1 - Episode 7

"The Face", a famous hit man, has just been released from prison. His plans to go straight are jeopardized when his former employer kidnaps his wife to force him to do one last hit! Through the Consortium, he asks Joe Astor for help.

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Parole
star
6.92
105 votes

#35 - Parole

The Pretender - Season 3 - Episode 6

Jarod portrays a paroled convict to aid a widow; Sydney learns startling news while consoling an old lover whose husband is dying.

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Mercy
star
6.60
5 votes

#36 - Mercy

Touching Evil (US) - Season 1 - Episode 13

The San Francisco team investigates the mysterious deaths of patients in intensive care, who were being treated by a doctor known to be sympathetic to mercy killing.

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Reel Life
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0.00
0 votes

#37 - Reel Life

Tequila and Bonetti - Season 1 - Episode 4

Bonetti receives with alarm the order of helping Hollywood star Chad Rydell become familiar with a cop's work in preparation for a role. Rydell becomes from now on Nico’s constant companion. Yet the situation becomes dangerous when the star begins to intervene in Bonetti’s latest case and wants to arrest a murderer by his own means.

Fetch This, Pal
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0.00
0 votes

#38 - Fetch This, Pal

Tequila and Bonetti - Season 1 - Episode 9

Commander Rinker, a K-9 expert, is called in to sniff out a bomber and, make no bones about it, he wants Tequila off the force since he considers the dog unworthy.

Mama
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0.00
0 votes

#39 - Mama

Tequila and Bonetti - Season 1 - Episode 12

Rose, Bonetti's mother pays a welcome-if unexpected-visit, but does she have to date Midnight? What's worse, Stefano, the fish merchant she used to date, won't let her off the hook.