6. Quantum Leap: “Mirror Image”
WTF? “Dr. Sam Becket does not make it home.”
For five seasons, Dr. Sam Beckett would leap into the bodies of various people throughout time as the result of a failed time experiment.
With the help of his best friend, Al (in hologram form), Sam was focused on trying to find a way home. He hoped that after so many leaps that he would eventually return to his own time. Unfortunately, Sam never returned home.
In the series finale, Sam runs into a bartender that reveals that not only was Sam himself was the one behind project Quantum Leap, but that he has control over his leaps. With this knowledge, Sam leaps to let Al’s wife know that he is still alive – and with that, the episode fades to black.
After a couple notes about the future of Al and his wife, fans were left with these words: “Dr. Sam Becket never returned home.”
Not only were fans of the series left with only six words as a conclusion – but after countless episodes – the writers misspelled Beckett’s last name:
QUANTUM LEAP SERIES FINALE