"Nowhere to Run"
August 10, 1968
Episode Adopted by: Carol <aka>
C_Dean n C_Al
Sam leaps into a soldier who has lost both legs in Vietnam. He is there to keep the soldier's marriage together and to prevent his angry roommate in the hospital from committing suicide.
:: NOWHERE TO RUN ::
(ep #5.4 / #68103)
Sam leaps and Al pops in "Sam! Dont get up! Just dont get up!" he points to the mirror above the gurney where he is laying in a hallway. "You cant get up because you dont have any legs." Sam looks up and sees the reflection of Ronald Miller who is a double amputee and says, "Oh Boy!"
Ziggy says he it there to keep his marriage together with Julie. Because in the Gulf War his son, who follows in his fathers footsteps (Al has to apologize for that pun), saves the lives of his entire tank crew. But when Julie says she wants a divorce, both Sam and Al are lost and cant figure out what to do next.
Billy, Sams roommate, is a quadriplegic and wants to end it all. He is trying his best to make everyone hate him so its easier to commit suicide. But Al watches over him and talks to him while Sam is trying to save Rons marriage. Billy is wallowing in self-pity because he thinks that no one wants him and he is not able to run track or climb a mountain to a remote cabin any more. But Carol his girlfriend, says that she doesnt care about how he is, she just wants him. She loves him no matter what!
Kiki is a volunteer at the hospital who helps out the returning Vets. She says that this helps pass the time until her brother returns. Robert Allen Wilson, Bobby, is in the Special Forces Unit that is attached to the CIA. He had something to do with political assassinations, propaganda and covert operations. He is MIA. She hasnt heard from him for 2 years, in December. Shes very clever and witty. When passing out juice she tells Sam she has grape and she has grape. Sam says Ill have some grape, she says excellent choice. LOL
Julie is Rons wife and she is keeping her distance from Sam. Keeping her back to him when she talks to him. She seems upset about something and Sam thinks its because of the way he is. But its another man. She just didnt have the guts to write him a Dear John letter.
Holt is an arrogant male nurse that thinks the hospital is his. He pushes the patients around and tells them what and when to do it and come and go when he says. Sam rises to the occasion though, and gives him something to think about.
Place: San Diego, California Veterans Hospital
Air Date: October 6, 1992 [3 days before Scott's b-day :)]
Leap Date: August 10, 1968 - Saturday [2 days after Sam's b-day :)]
Leapee: Ronald Miller - 26-year-old Captain in the Marines
Sam has it easy in this episode except one blow, and he says that felt good hehehe. Al is sincere and captivating, even with out the smart quips! Which proves what great actors they both are! Scott doesnt have to be physical and Dean doesnt have to be a wise cracker! Well, except for the end, it makes you say, oh okay theres the Al that we all know and love! :) This episode really made me think about how all the Vietnam Vets were treated when they came home, tho I didnt know any personally. But as I got older I understood, tho I dont agree at all and its really a shame! Like the poster said in the 60s: WAR IS NOT HEALTHY FOR CHILDREN AND OTHER LIVING THINGS this is so true. http://www.anothermother.org/history.html
There is a song that always makes me think of the Vietnam War too Whats Goin On by: Marvin Gaye.
Show Music & Songs:
Soft guitar music [When Al is talking to Billy and it transfers over to Sam and Julie at the restaurant]
Blowing In The Wind by: Bob Dylan [Then this song is playing on the jukebox in the restaurant where Sam and Julie are eating dinner but its woman singing it]
Time Has Come Today sung by: The Chambers Brothers [Billy is zooming down the hall in the motorized wheelchair]
Best Scene / A Tender Scene:
Kiki is pushing Sam in a wheelchair and theyre talking about Rons wife coming to visit.
SAM: "Im not sure Im exactly what she was expecting."
Kiki: "Give me your hand. Come on I wont hurt you."
SAM: "Wait a second you read palms?"
Kiki: "A hundred year old gypsy king taught me. Well he was closer to eighty, but he was defiantly a king."
SAM: "How could you tell?" [Snickers]
Kiki: "He had a crown."
SAM: " Course he did."
Kiki: "This in incredible!"
Kiki: "Never seen a life line this long! Got enough here for two people!"
SAM: "Maybe more."
Kiki: "This isnt an accident that youre here. Youre on a mission. Someone needs you."
Kiki: "Well I cant really tell, but theyre close. Youve seen a lot of pain. But youre not bitter. Youre a searcher, a seeker of truth."
SAM: "You see all that in my palm?"
Kiki: "Not all of it." [As they look into one anothers eyes awww :)]
Al is seen coming out of the IC door. He uses his hand link to return to the IC.
The hand link is the Gummy Bear. Multi-colored little squares that flash, beep and squawk.
Ziggy is called a he in this episode.
When Sam gets up to pop Holt, in the mirror you see that the legs of his pants are rolled up, but in actuality when Sam gets up they are not.
Sam is wearing a watch on his left wrist: Black band and bezel w/ white face and a gold wedding band: on his left ring finger. Its unusual for hospital patients to be wearing jewelry.
Scott & Sam always puts his shirts on by biting the bottom and gathering up the body and putting it first over his head. He did this in Dreams (4.8) and The Play's The Thing (4.11).
He went bare foot through this whole episode as he did in The Wrong Stuff (4.7).
Scott is narrating at the beginning of a scene. He is in the therapy pool and they are lowering Billy, who is protesting: "Destinys a funny thing. It seems like the harder you try to stop it the more determined it is to be fulfilled. I suddenly found myself right where I didnt want to be and from the looks of things I wasnt alone."
Al popped in to tell Sam at the restaurant that Kiki has just brought Billy a motorized wheelchair Al says when Kiki rolls in with it "Oh no I think Im going to be sick!" lol
SAM: "Pretty late for a swim? Isnt it?"
Billy: "Go away Captain this doesnt involve you."
SAM: "Yah well seein as how Im here I guess it does."
Billy: "I shouldve died in that stupid jungle."
SAM: "Wars over Sergeant!"
Billy: "Over! Does this look like its over to you? I was an all-state half back in high school; I scored 15 touchdowns my senior year. My body was perfect and now I cant even feel it!"
SAM: "We you still got your mind."
Billy: "Do I?"
AL: "Sam, I think youre loosing him." [Al walks around and looks at Billy]
SAM: "You know youre not the only one hurtin around here! My wife just told me that she wants a divorce. She said she met someone else that things arent the same anymore shes right theyre not were not things will never be the same again. Nobody could go through what we did and ever be the same. But that doesnt mean that we dont count!"
Billy: "You dont get it, do you! This war dont mean nothin it never did! They gave us the prettiest guns and the biggest bombs but they didnt give us a chance I lost everything and in a few years nobody will even remember Vietnam!"
SAM: "Well we have to remind them we wont let them forget because every time they see us theyll have to remember!"
Billy: "At night I close my eyes an and Im back there I see it all its its like a song that plays over and over again and you cant get it out of your head sometimes it gets so loud I think my brain is going to explode!" [Michael now has tears streaming down his face talk about emotion! Go Mike!] "I just want it to be quiet." [He turns around and half looks at Scott] "How can I make it quiet?" [Scott has a peculiar look on his face part is saying I cant imagine what hes gone through and half saying this guy is so full of self-pity its not funny]
SAM: "Maybe youre right maybe your way is the best way of doin things "
SAM: "And Im gonna help you "
AL: "Sam this isnt funny!"
SAM: "Youve got nothin to live for right? Got rid of Carol went out of your way to make sure nobody else around here gives a damn about you whats one more body bag!"
AL: "Dont listen to him, kid. SAM! I dont know what the hell youre tryin to do, but I want you to stop it right now! YOU HEAR ME?"
SAM: "Go ahead push it!"
Billy: "Dont think I wont?" [Breathing hard grunting]
SAM: "Its easy to die but " [Sam wrinkles his forehead as if to say go ahead and do it are you chicken?]
AL: "NO!!! I cant believe Im watching this! Have you completely lost your mind? Hes gonna drown! [duh Al! LOL]
SAM: "If I had stopped him would you say he wouldnt have tried again tomorrow?"
AL: "Tomorrow? If you dont save him there isnt going to be any tomorrow for either one of you!"
SAM: "Al, dont you get it? The only person who can save Billy is Billy!"
AL: "Sam, what the hell are you talkin about?" [Dean is waving his arms and contorting his face muscles]
SAM: "Im talkin about death hes never going to be able to face life until he faces death."
AL: "Are we close?" [Dean now has an I sure hope youre right look on his face]
SAM: "I hope so." [Scott has a Now I gotta jump in and drag him out look and jumps in to get Billy]
Billy: "Help me help me!" [Sam is holding him]
SAM: "You got a second chance Billy whats it gonna be?"
<<Billy is on a stretcher and the nurse and orderly are pushing him out>>
Commander James Hartig: "Its a good thing you showed up when you did."
Billy: "Thanks, Captain." [As hes being pushed out and passes by Sam on the stretcher]
Commander James Hartig: "What the hell made you come down here anyway?"
SAM: "Well I dont know I just ahhh well I I just had a feeling that I should be here."
Commander James Hartig: "I still dont see how you were able to pull him out with just your arms?"
SAM: "Well you know youd be surprised what a person can do when they have to."
AL: "Well look whos here Florence Nightingale this should be " [Holt comes stumbling into the pool area with a bloody nose]
Commander James Hartig: "Whats this all about Mister?"
Holt: "HIM!" [Pointing at Sam] "I I saw him do it!"
Commander James Hartig: "You saw him do what?"
Holt: "He walked!"
Commander James Hartig: "What did you say?"
AL: "Do you want to get the net or should I?"
Holt: "He got up he he floated across the room "
AL: "Sure he did " [Dean has a smug look on his face hes really pleased with himself now]
Commander James Hartig: "I dont know what your problem is, but I dont have time to figure it out."
Holt: "Im not crazy! I saw him do it! He got up and he hit me!"
Commander James Hartig: "Get this garbage outta here!"
Holt: "You gotta believe me! I saw him he stood up he was floating in mid air! He was flying! I swear! You gotta believe me! [Hes screaming as hes carried away by two guys who each have one arm]
Commander James Hartig: "Some people just cant handle the stress." [Watching as they drag Holt out of the pool area and now turns to Sam]
Now Al usually changes clothes but in this episode he doesnt, probably because this leap is just for one day.
Dean sounds kind of nasally, as if he was getting a cold or just getting over one. Awww :(
Al is watching over Billy while Sam is at dinner with Julie. Billy is looking at the pictures of him and his buddies in Vietnam and of Carol and him on the nightstand.
AL: "Its all right to be angry, you know. Things happen to all of us over there that are hard to live with. We didnt start this filthy war we just fought it. Thats whats so disappointing about this fight." [I think thats what he said] "I betcha think nobody cares, but thats not true because I care, Sam cares, whatever it is thats jumping us around in time cares. Theyre gonna build a wall in Washington theyre gonna carve all these names in it of all the victims in this lousy war. Dont add another one to it, huh? Theres so many theres too many. Sigh "
[Dean does this scene and other sympathetic Vietnam scenes with so much empathy and compassion that you would have thought that he had been there but he wasnt and that is the art of a GREAT actor when they can make you believe that they really experienced it in real life especially the YES yell at the end it gets me misty every time I hear him say it. Also, Michael Boatman is not so bad in the pool scene and obviously he wasnt there either b.64]
Grey-Blue suit w/ Black shirt, Silver squiggly tie and a silver pin on left side of jacket.
Al popped in 5 times.
[The second time you hear the IC door and Al says, "Its amazing what love can make a person do.
Sam says, "What are you talking about?"
Al says, "Im talking about sabotaging your own life! You dont think anybody in their right mind would dump a woman like that do you? Well its a lot easier to kill yourself if nobody cares."
Al smoked 5 cigars.
Al sees Sam leap at the end of this episode but Sam is too busy with Kiki tho he usually waves or says something to him
Billy: "16,412 holes and I named them." (In each ceiling tile hehehe) [Taking to Sam]
Kiki: "Ahhh I see you two have met."
SAM: "Yah we were just getting acquainted."
Kiki: "I wouldnt get too close to this one, he has a tendency to turn on you like a shark."
Billy: "Dont you have some milk and cookies to pass out or somethin?"
Kiki: "Be nice Sergeant! I might put your bedpan in the freezer again" [ ooohhh :0]
AL: "Sam, I think its time you rise to the occasion. If you get my drift Say goodnight Gracie" [As Sam stands up and pops Holt]
Scott Bakula as Dr Samuel Beckett
Simone Allen as Carol
Jennifer Aniston as Kiki Wilson
Michael Boatman as Sergeant Billy Johnson
Kendra Booth as Young Nurse
Michael Carpenter as Ronald Miller/mirror
Joseph M. Hamilton as Baxter
Jordan Jackson as Hartig's aide
David Marshall as hippie in restaurant
Judith Hoag as Julie Miller
Gene Lythgow as Holt
David McSwain (I) as Veteran
Norman Snow as Commander James Hartig
Executive Producer & Created By: Donald P. Bellisario
Theme By: Mike Post
Music By: Velton Ray Bunch
Co-Executive Producer: Deborah Pratt & Chas. Floyd Johnson
Supervising Producer: Richard C. Okie, Harker Wade & Tommy Thompson
Produced By: Robin Jill Bernheim
Story By: Tommy Thompson
Directed By: Alan J. Levi
Associate Producers: Julie Bellisario & Scott Ejercito
Executive Producer: David Bellisario
Director Of Photography: Michael Watkins A.S.E.
Production Designer: Cameron Birnie
Edited By: Michael S. Stern
Unit Production Manager: Ron Grow
First Assistant Director: Ryan Gordon
Second Assistant Director: Brian Faul
Casting By: Kleen Lubin Stanisky
Set Director: Robert L. Zilliox
Costume Designer: Jean-Pierre Dorleac
Costume Supervisors: David Rawley & Katina Kerr
Sound Editor: Greg Schorer
Music Editor: Bruce Frazier
Special Visual Effects: Rodger Dorney & Denny Kelly
Sound Mixer: Barry D. Thomas
Stunt Coordinator: Diamond Farnsworth
Panaflex Camera & Lenses By: Panavision
Simone Allen as Carol has only in two things to her credits: ~QL~ and a movie called Final Judgement (1992) as: Alicia.
Jennifer Aniston as Kiki Wilson was born in Sherman Oaks, California on February 11, 1969. Her family moved to Greece for a year and then moved to New York. The original family name is Anastassakis. Her Godfather is Telly Savalas. She married Brad Pitt (July 29,2000), but is currently divorced. Has done numerous movies and TV shows. Director/co-star of Friends (1994).
Michael Boatman as Sergeant Billy Johnson is best known as Stanley Babson on Arli$$ (1996) a TV Series on HBO, was born on October 25th, 1964 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He stands 6 feet tall, the same as Scott. He is married to Myrna Forney (1992 to present) and they have one daughter. He has done 17 movies and has guest starred on 9 TV shows. Oddly enough he played in China Beach (1988) (TV) as Pvt. Samuel Beckett a Morgue Attendant. Joseph M. Hamilton as Baxter also guest starred in this show as a Vietnam Vet in: Juice (episode # 4.6) on November 10, 1990.
Kendra Booth as Young Nurse has been in 3 movies and has guest starred in 12 TV sit-coms. From Baywatch in 1989 to Full House in 1994.
Gene Lythgow as Holt seems to have started his film career in with Christmas in Connecticut (1992) (TV) as Tyler then in ~QL~ and on from there.
Michael Carpenter as Ronald Miller/mirror is not credited in the IMDb but I found who the mirror image was at this address. His credits all look like porno movies on video. Hummm wonders how they knew who he was hehehe ;)
Norman Snow as Commander James Hartig was born on March 29, 1950 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Among his repertoire is Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) playing Torin in: Rightful Heir (ep # 6.23) on May 15,1993.
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