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Maggie Dawson
Maggie Dawson.jpg
Andrea Thompson as Maggie Dawson
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Photojournalist / Vietnam War correspondent
War correspondent obsessed with earning a Pulitzer Prize for her work;killed on the POW mission which in the original timeline before Dr. Beckett's leap into 1969, claimed the life of his brother Tom Beckett
Character information
Appeared on: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Episodes appeared in: "The Leap Home, Part II (Vietnam)"
Character played by: Andrea Thompson

Margeret "Maggie" Dawson is a reporter and photojournalist during the Vietnam War, appears in the episode titled "The Leap Home, Part II (Vietnam)" the second part of the two-part Season 3 opening story arc. The part of Maggie is played by Andrea Thompson.

About Maggie[]

When Dr. Samuel Beckett fails in his attempt to keep his brother Tom, a Navy lieutenant, from dying in Vietnam, he, after leaping into Herbert "Magic" Williams, a buddy in his brother's unit, and uses Al and Maggie, a reporter, to figure out what he is supposed to do. Sam talks Tom into bringing her in on their next mission, which is the one where Tom dies. He figures that when she files the story on it, Al can pull it out of Ziggy and give Sam the information. However, Al checks and says that she never files a story about the mission. Maggie dies on the mission.

Sam soon helps the platoon avoid an ambush that was set up by a VietCong spy who they thought was a defector, but they do not rescue the POWs they were sent to find because Al helps Sam save Tom instead of the prisoners.

Maggie is indeed killed on the mission, but Tom survives all the way to April 9 without being killed. Al tells Sam that she finally got her Pulitzer Prize posthumously for her final photograph of a group of POWs. Looking at the picture, Sam discovers that one of the POWs is Al, who gave up his own freedom to help Sam save his brother's life.