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"Killin' Time"
QL episode 5x5 - Killin Time

Al advises Sam, who's leaped into escaped convict and serial killer Leon Stiles, who has taken a woman and her daughter hostage in 1958 Texas in "Killin' Time" in Season 5.

Episode No.   Season
80 5x5 Five
Episode Information
Original Broadcast Date October 20, 1992
Network: NBC-TV
IMDB: IMDb logo Killin' Time
Written by: Tommy Thompson
Directed by: Michael Watkins
Leap Information
Leap Date: June 18, 1958
Place: Pine County, Oklahoma
Leapee: Leon Stiles
Chronological Information
Preceded by: "Nowhere To Run"
Followed by: "Star Light, Star Bright"

Killin' Time was the fifth episode of Season 5 of Quantum Leap TV series, also the 80th overall series episode. Written by Tommy Thompson, the episode, which was directed by Michael Watkins, premiered on NBC-TV on October 20, 1992.


Sam leaps into a killer on the run in 1958. A deadly leap into Leon Stiles, a mass murderer who has taken a woman and her daughter hostage has Sam confessing the Quantum Leap Project to the frightened victims, while Al chases down the real killer who has escaped from the Waiting Room.

As the house is surrounded by police, Sam, as Leon is holding the mother and her young daughter. But back in the future, in 1999, the real killer, Leon, has escaped from the waiting room and Al desperately tries to find him. If Al can't bring Leon back, Sam can't leap...and will be killed when the sheriff raids the house.

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