Honeymoon Express – Episode 10
Honeymoon Express was the first episode of Quantum Leap’s second season to air, with Sam doing his best to save a newlywed from her villanous ex-husband without making her suspicious about why he doesn’t want to sleep with her. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the fundamental mistake Sam keeps making when he takes on another persona.
Sam leaps into a newlywed, on board a train to Niagara Falls for his honeymoon, along with his new bride Diane (Alice Adair). Unbeknown to the couple, however, Diane’s ex-husband Roget (Mathieu Carriere), a violent Frenchman, is on board to recover her and hold her to the vows she previously made to him – and is willing to kill Sam to do it, if that’s what it takes.
Meanwhile, Al is at a Senate hearing where he has to justify the ongoing funding of the Quantum Leap project. This leads him to try and persuade Sam to intervene in a matter of national significance, much to his friend’s confusion.
Honeymoon Express was directed by Aaron Lipstadt, the last of his three episodes for the show. The teleplay was written by Donald P. Bellisario.
In this episode Gerry and Iain considered whether Sam’s moral block could expose him.
Honeymoon Express was released in 1989. It is 48 minutes long and originally aired on the NBC network. It can be viewed on NBC’s Peacock streaming service in the UK and on Roku in the United States. The show is available on DVD and Blu Ray in other countries.