Little Heart" Trilogy Part I
August 8, 1955
Episode Adopted by: M. J. Cogburn
Additional info provided by: Deborah Hendryx
In the first of a three-part saga, Sam leaps
into the father of young Abagail Fuller, a girl accused by a local townswoman, Leta Aider,
of killing her husband and daughter. Leta is the only survivor of her family and believes
Abagail to be cursed.
from this episode
Name of the Person Leaped Into
Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode
Kiss with History
Guest Cast Notes
Guests who appeared in other
Quantum Leap episodes
Cast members who have passed away
Say what? (things in the episode that make no sense)
November 17, 1992 (Tuesday)
PLACE: Potterville, Louisiana
DATE: August 8, 1955
James Whitmore Jr.
Clayton Fuller / Mirror
Stephen Lee Bo Loman
Kimberly Cullum Abagail Fuller
Fran Bennett Marie Beth Billings
Travis Fine Will Kinman
Max Wright Doctor Kinman
Mary Gordon Murry Leta Aider
Heather Lauren Olsen Violet Aider
Meg Foster Laura Fuller
GUESTS WHO APPEARED IN OTHER
QUANTUM LEAP EPISODES
W.K. Stratton also appeared in the episodes "Genesis",
"Good Night, Dear Heart," and the trilogy
episodes "For Your Love," and "The Last Door."
Mockingbird (A lullaby) depending on the time in the show, it can be anywhere from
sweet and calming to eerie and odd.
TRIVIA OF OTHER CHARACTERS:
Abagail Fuller was the last person to see him alive. When Sam Leaped in, he found Bart
dead of what appeared to be a blow to the head, but the local doctor pronounced it to have
been a heart attack. The question was did the blow happen before or after?
Her daughter, Violet was presumed dead in 1953 and her husband was killed two years later,
and Leta believed Abagail Fuller was responsible for both deaths.
Next to Abagail fuller, she was the prettiest girl in the parish in 1953, but she vanished
after the two girls had an argument over a locket. The entire parish searched for her
until they found hre bloody sweater and decided a pack of wild dogs roaming in the area
must have killed her. They destroyed the dogs and Sheriff Clayton Fuller closed the case.
The whole town believed this little girl was cursed crazy because her mother and
grandmother were "touched". When Sam leaped into her father Clayton, Abagail had
just found the body of Bart Aider, father of Violet, a girl Abagail had been accused of
murdering two years before. The girls had gotten into a fight over a locket, and Abagail
said Violet had run off and that was the last she had seen of her. Violets body was
never found, but her bloody sweater was. Clayton was the sheriff, and he closed the case,
saying a pack of wild dogs must have killed the girl. Violets mother Leta never
stopped haranguing Abagail, insisting she killed Violet. And when her husband Bart died
under mysterious circumstances, she believed Abagail killed him, too. Leta tried to get
Abagail to admit she killed Violet, and then set the Fuller house on fire, hoping to kill
Abagail. Sam rescued Abagail and Leaped just before Clayton was killed.
Sam found himself as this Louisiana sheriff with a murder investigation on his hands. He
and his daughter Abagail were going to die in a house fire on August 9, 1955, unless Sam
changed history. The fire was started by Leta Aider, who had lured Abagail to the house in
hopes of getting the child to confess the murder of her daughter. Sam rescued Abagail and
leaped seconds before Clayton died.
Laura Blanchette Fuller:
Clayton Fullers wife. After Sam leaped into Clayton, he was under the impression
that Laura was dead., but saw a "vision" of her when a gust of wind blew closed
his bedroom door. He found out from Abagail that the night Violet Aider died, Laura and
Clayton had a terrible argument and she left. Sam found out that she had been committed to
Peach Hill Home fore the Mentally Ill that night. He visited and found her
uncommunicative, rocking in a chair and staring into space, though she did seem to notice
Laura Fullers mother killed all of her children except Laura after she lost her
husband and her money. Then she cut her own throat. The local story was that she preferred
to kill her babies than to see them starve. Mr. Devareaux, who found the carnage, said
shed lost her mind. The local legend had it that the family had one cursed child
every generation. First Reta, then Laura, now Abagail. Later it came out the reason Laura
wasnt killed was that she had slipped down between the beds and was not seen by her
Marie Beth Billings: She worked as the
housekeeper for the Fuller family for thirty years.
Willis Gunerson Kinman:
Will Kinman was the son of a local doctor, and spoke with a stutter.
Doctor in a small Louisiana town where Sam found himself as sheriff. He couldnt
determine the cause of death of Bart Aider, and had to have the coroner from Shreveport
come in. His son is Will Kinman.
Clayton Fullers deputy who also helped to take Bart Aiders body to Doc Kinman.
Lawrence (Larry) Stanton III:
A small town Louisiana lawyer.
MOST INTERESTING PIECE OF TRIVIA:
The director James Whitmore, Jr. is actually the person in the mirror that Sam leaps into!
Thats one way to become a star!
Leaping over a dead body holding an oar that could have caused the damage is
Throughout most of the episode, Sam is afraid that a little girl who is gentle and calm
could have killed a man, namely, Bart Aider.
Al doesnt like dead people it is just re-iterated in this episode as he comes
into the room where Bart Aiders body is placed for doing an autopsy.
1) Light blue shirt
Pink neon shiny tie
Multicolored (pink, red and blue) vest
Blue suit pants
2) White suit
Black string tie
Talisman on lapel.
1) Light gray sheriffs attire.
I love the Trilogy. I always have. Its one of the best stories that is out
there involving so many people in a leap! Its great and I dont care how many
times I see it
I always see something new
and this time was no different!
Small nuisances always make the show even better!
SAMS FIRST THOUGHTS OF THE
Leaping in Time has brought me into many strange new encounters but coming face to face
with a dead man is probably my least favorite. It happened if I remember correctly, twice
before and each time the same words echo through my brain. Im late. Im
SAM'S BEST LINES/AL'S BEST LINES:
Als Best Line:
dead people. I dont like dead people.
Sams Best Line:
Its okay to talk to people who have gone away. It helps to keep them in your hearts.
Bo: So what are you gonna tell Leta?
Sam: That hes dead.
Bo: Yeah, she damn near ripped your
ears off the last time you brought Bart home when he was alive.
Sam: Well, maybe we should get the
autopsy started before we call her.
Bo: Not an ice cube chance in hell.
The boys dont got a phone and Doc Kinman and Daisy are out in the boonies delivering
that baby. Do you think that woman can drop that baby after delivering sixteen?
Bo: Sixteen seventeen?
(Talk about a strong woman!
Abagail: Tell me all the ways that you
I love you like the
stars love the sky
like the sea loves the sand
like the flowers love the bees.
Abagail: I love you daddy.
Al: Sweet kid. Thats such a great age around 9 or 10.
Al: So whos gonna hear me? When
is the last time a hologram woke someone up?
Al: Youre a male, of the
Caucasian persuasion, fortyish, and youre a
what is this
youre a Sheriff of a small town.
I know that
okay? My last name is Fuller, Ive got a daughter named Abagail. Now tell me
something I dont know.
Al: How do you know that someone
Sam: I dont know anything and I
wont know anything until the town doctor comes back and does an autopsy OR you and
Ziggy get me some data!
take it easy
Sam: I cant take it easy. Im too frustrated ok? Ive been trying
to get answer all day and I cant get any from anybody today especially you!
Al: Ok. Just a sec. Im doing the
best I can, you know.
# 1: When Sam sees the vision of Laura
Blanchette Fuller standing in the hallway beyond his bedroom door! AWESOME effects!
# 2: When Sam tells Al about the Blanchette
its interesting to see the reactions!
Al: Claytons wife isnt
Al: Shes in a private aslym just
off Parish Road called Peach Hill for the mentally ill.
Sam: Thats great Al. Shell
be able to give us some answers.
Al: Yeah, if shes not too
Sam: Listen Al, I need you to have
Ziggy find out what happened to Lauras family. The Blanchette family. Blanchette.
Al: Whaddaya mean, what happened to
Abagails mother, Laura, they were all murdered.
Al: By who?
Sam: Lauras mother -- Reta
Blanchette and then killed herself.
Al: Get outta here! She killed her own
Sam: Yeah, she
she slit their
throat then she
slit her own throat.
Al: This is too weird. Well, we know
that Lauras still alive. No wonder shes in the nut house. Where you going?
Sam: To meet my wife.
# 3: Sam leaping into the arms of a beautiful woman making love to her.
Donald P. Bellisario
James Whitmore, Jr.
Velton Ray Bunch
Chas. Floyd Johnson
Richard C. Okie
Robin Jill Bernheim
Robert L. Zilliox
Jacqueline Saint Anne