The Wrong Stuff – Episode 60

The Wrong Stuff was the seventh episode of Quantum Leap’s fourth season to air, with Sam overcoming communication barriers to save two astrochimps and terminate a harmful project. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the rules of leaping.

Sam leaps into Bobo, a chimp in training for the space program. Along with his friend Cory, a fellow chimpanzee, he undertakes a variety of tests under the gaze of Dr Leslie Ashton (Caroline Goodall) and her director Dr Tucker (Albert Stratton).

When Dr Winger (Gary Swanson) beings taking chimps to participate in a new set of experiments, Sam realises that his tests will be fatal for Bobo and Cory. With’s Al’s help he stages a great escape, but must resolve a moral dilemma before making the final leap to freedom.

The Wrong Stuff was directed by Joe Napolitano, the ninth of his twelve episodes at the helm, and written by Paul Brown, the eleventh of his thirteen scripts for the show.

In this episode Gerry and Iain considered the utility of testing on animals.

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The Wrong Stuff was released in 1991. It is 47 minutes long and originally aired on the NBC network. It can be viewed on NBC’s Peacock streaming service in the UK and in the United States. The show is available on DVD and Blu Ray in other countries.