Quantum Leap/How the Tess Was Won

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How the Tess Was Won
Season 1, Episode 5
Airdate April 14, 1989
Production Number 65004
Writer(s) Deborah Arakelian
Director(s) Ivan Dixon
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Quantum LeapSeason One

How the Tess Was Won is the fifth episode of the first season of Quantum Leap, and the fifth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Scott Fults (Buddy Holly), Marshall Teague (Wayne), Kari Lizer (Tess McGill), Lance LeGault (Chance McGill / Werewolf), Tommy Bush (Orly), Sloan Fischer (Doc Young / Mirror)


Plot Overview

Leap Date: August 5, 1956

Sam's a veterinary farmer in a small rural town, who engages in a series of old-west tests - such as taming a wild bronco - to win the hand of the farmer's beautiful daughter.


Arc Advancement



Al talks about how he and Tina are having a fight during the course of Sam's leap. They make up by the end of the episode.


Kiss with History

Sam suggests a small but important lyric change to a young Buddy Holly.


The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments



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