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"The Play's The Thing"
Sam, as "Joe" Thurlow and his much older girlfriend.

Sam, as "Joe" Thurlow and his much older girlfriend.

Episode No.   Season
64 4x11 Four
Episode Information
Original Broadcast Date January 8, 1992
IMDB: IMDb logo.png The Play's The Thing
Written by: Beverly Bridges
Directed by: Eric Laneuville
Leap Information
Leap Date: September 9, 1969
Place: New York City, NY, U.S.
Leapee: Joe Thurlow
Chronological Information
Preceded by: "Unchained"
Followed by: "Running For Honor"

The Play's The Thing is the eleventh episode in Season 4 of the TV series Quantum Leap, also the 64th overall episode in the series. Written by Beverly Bridges, the episode, which was directed by Erie Laneuville, premiered on NBC-TV on January 8, 1992.

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September 9, 1969: In this leap, Sam finds his host in a relationship with a much older woman. He must find a way to convince the woman the relationship can work so she won't leave town with her son and his wife... while also trying to get through a nude version of Hamlet.

Guest starring[]

  • Penny Fuller as Jane Lindhurst
  • Robert Pine as Ted
  • Daniel Roebuck as Neil
  • Anna Gunn as Liz
  • Craig Richard Nelson as The Director
  • Paul Collins as Rob Jackson
  • Eva Loseth as Petra
  • Deem Bristow as King