Ghost Ship – Episode 69

Ghost Ship was the sixteenth episode of Quantum Leap’s fourth season to air, with Sam airborne in the Bermuda Triangle as he tries to ensure an ailing passenger survives the trip. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss pervasive superstitions.

Sam leaps into Ed Brackett, a co-pilot on an executive jet owned by the Cutter petroleum family. Captain Cooper (Scott Hoxby) is in command, while his wife, Wendy (Kimberly Foster) is the sole member of cabin staff. Their passengers on this flight are Grant Cutter Jr (Kurt Deutsch), heir to his father’s fortune, and his new bride, Michelle (Carla Gugino).

When Michelle takes unwell, Sam must persaude Cooper – spooked by a previous traumatic experience in the area they’re flying over – not to turn the flight around and condemn their passenger to a painful and premature death.

Ghost Ship was directed by Anita W. Addison, the second and last of her two Quantum Leap episodes. The writing credits went to Paris Qualles, also his second of two contribuions, and to Donald Bellisario.

In this episode Gerry and Iain considered the art of navigation.

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Ghost Ship was released in 1992. 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 in the United States. The show is available on DVD and Blu Ray in other countries.