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The Best Episodes of Quantum Leap

Every episode of Quantum Leap ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Quantum Leap!

It's been nearly 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team, led by physicist Ben Song, has been assembled to restart the project in hope of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it. Everything changes, however, when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyDramaMystery
Network:NBC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Quantum Leap" is "Against Time", rated 8.6/10 from 394 user votes. It was directed by Chris Grismer and written by Drew Lindo. "Against Time" aired on 2/20/2024 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Secret History".

  • Against Time
    8.6/10 394 votes

    #1 - Against Time

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2024-02-20

    Ben finds himself behind the wheel of a speeding stock car in 1976, but a terrifying threat from the future could sabotage the leap. Ben and the team risk everything to complete the mission.

    Director: Chris Grismer

    Writer: Drew Lindo

  • Secret History
    8.3/10 427 votes

    #2 - Secret History

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-11-15

    At Princeton University in 1955, Ben must find a formula hidden by Albert Einstein that holds the key to nuclear energy before the Nazis get it. He's surprised to run into a familiar face on campus.

    Director: Pamela Romanowsky

    Writer: Drew Lindo

  • Judgement Day
    8.1/10 481 votes

    #3 - Judgement Day

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2023-04-03

    Ben’s next leap takes him closer to home than he ever expected. The team faces the ultimate showdown with Leaper X as they battle for the future of the Quantum Leap project and their lives.

    Director: Chris Grismer

    Writer: Margarita Matthews

  • As the World Burns
    8.1/10 307 votes

    #4 - As the World Burns

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2024-02-20

    Ben leaps into the body of a 1974 Baltimore firefighter and is unexpectedly reunited with his time-crossed love, Hannah, and her son, Jeffrey. Trapped in an inferno, Ben must save their lives.

    Director: Pamela Romanowsky

    Writer: Benjamin Raab, Deric A. Hughes

  • Nomads
    7.9/10 366 votes

    #5 - Nomads

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-12-13

    When Ben leaps as far as Egypt into an undercover CIA agent caught in a dangerous game of international espionage, he must move quickly to save a woman's life.

    Director: Chris Grismer

    Writer: Dean Georgaris

  • Leap. Die. Repeat.
    7.8/10 642 votes

    #6 - Leap. Die. Repeat.

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2023-01-30

    When Ben leaps into one of five people in an elevator at a 1962 nuclear reactor, he must figure which one triggers a bomb that kills them all. Each time the bomb goes off, he leaps into another one of them an hour earlier, resetting the scene.

    Director: Pamela Romanowsky

    Writer: Margarita Matthews

  • The Friendly Skies
    7.8/10 439 votes

    #7 - The Friendly Skies

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2023-03-27

    When Ben leaps aboard a 1970s passenger jet as a flight attendant, he must outwit its hijackers before it mysteriously crashes into the Atlantic, and worse, he has to do it all without Ziggy’s help.

    Director: Linda Mendoza

    Writer: Alex Berger

  • Closure Encounters
    7.8/10 388 votes

    #8 - Closure Encounters

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-10-18

    Now a government agent, Ben investigates unexplained extraterrestrial activity. After a mysterious incident in New Mexico, two young girls' lives are on the line. Ben meets Hannah Carson, who may be more than she appears.

    Director: Chris Grismer

    Writer: Romy Loor

  • S.O.S.
    7.7/10 481 votes

    #9 - S.O.S.

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2023-03-06

    When Ben leaps onto a naval battleship during war games in 1989, he must not only navigate a dangerous rescue mission but also contend with his commanding officer, XO Alexander Augustine, otherwise known as Addison's father.

    Director: Chris Grismer

    Writer: Dean Georgaris

  • Off the Cuff
    7.7/10 330 votes

    #10 - Off the Cuff

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2024-01-30

    When Ben leaps into a bounty hunter escorting the world's most slippery criminal, a deadly pursuit forces them to go into hiding; but Ben quickly realizes this leap is more than meets the eye. Addison faces a difficult decision.

    Director: Joe Menendez

    Writer: Alex Berger

  • Ben, Interrupted
    7.6/10 419 votes

    #11 - Ben, Interrupted

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2023-03-20

    When Ben lands in a 1950s psychiatric institution, he must engineer a daring escape for a young woman unjustly committed by her husband. Meanwhile, the team is shocked to learn the identity of a mole in Quantum headquarters.

    Director: Jude Weng

    Writer: Annelise Kollevoll Medina

  • A Decent Proposal
    7.4/10 802 votes

    #12 - A Decent Proposal

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-10-10

    Ben leaps to 1980s Los Angeles and into the body of Eva Sandoval, a no-nonsense bounty hunter in the midst of securing an elusive target. Ben remembers more about his own life.

    Director: Rachel Talalay

    Writer: Moira Kirland

  • What a Disaster!
    7.4/10 693 votes

    #13 - What a Disaster!

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-10-24

    Ben and Addison find themselves in San Francisco during the historic 1989 earthquake. As the city continues to crumble with aftershocks, Ben must try to mend a family in chaos as Jenn and Ian search for clues to an unsettling mystery.

    Director: Helen Shaver, Chris Grismer

    Writer: Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, Martin Gero

  • O Ye of Little Faith
    7.4/10 706 votes

    #14 - O Ye of Little Faith

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-10-31

    Ben leaps into a priest who has been called to assist a family in crisis on Halloween night; as he delves into mysterious and inexplicable events, he's forced to muster all his resources as a scientist before time runs out.

    Director: Chris Grismer

    Writer: Margarita Matthews

  • Fellow Travelers
    7.4/10 603 votes

    #15 - Fellow Travelers

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-01-02

    Ben lands in 1979 Chicago as Jack Armstrong, a devoted security guard to talented pop singer Carly Farmer. During Carly’s prep for a concert, it quickly becomes clear her life is in danger and Ben must determine who is trying to kill her and why.

    Director: David Grossman

    Writer: Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt

  • Paging Dr. Song
    7.4/10 540 votes

    #16 - Paging Dr. Song

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2023-01-09

    Ben leaps into Alexandra Tomkinson, a medical resident in a Seattle hospital. As victims from a train crash pour into the ER, Addison reveals Ben’s complicated mission, he must go up against hospital bosses to save lives and Alexandra’s career.

    Director: Tessa Blake

    Writer: Benjamin Raab, Deric A. Hughes

  • This Took Too Long!
    7.4/10 442 votes

    #17 - This Took Too Long!

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-10-04

    Instead of leaping home as expected, Ben finds himself in 1978 aboard a top-secret military flight, transporting a mysterious cargo. When the flight comes under attack, Ben and the crew discover the sobering truth behind their mission.

    Director: John Terlesky

    Writer: Martin Gero

  • Ben & Teller
    7.4/10 371 votes

    #18 - Ben & Teller

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-10-11

    Ben takes on the role of a bank teller in the wrong place at the wrong time during a dangerous armed robbery. Addison, Magic, Ian and Jenn come to terms with a shocking discovery. The team adds a new member.

    Director: Kristin Windell

    Writer: Aadrita Mukerji

  • The Outsider
    7.4/10 255 votes

    #19 - The Outsider

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2024-02-13

    An anonymous source sends Ben and an experienced local Denver TV journalist on the trail of a dangerous conspiracy as they pursue the scoop of a lifetime in the early '80s. There's trouble at HQ when Ian's past decisions come back to haunt the team.

    Director: Deborah Pratt

    Writer: N/A

  • Stand by Ben
    7.3/10 615 votes

    #20 - Stand by Ben

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-11-07

    Ben leaps into the body of a 16-year-old boy and finds himself among a group of outcast teens on the run. Ben relies on determination to try and guide himself and Addison to safety, all leading to a shocking revelation as a significant piece of his memory returns.

    Director: Avi Youabian

    Writer: Emily Kim

  • The Lonely Hearts Club
    7.3/10 340 votes

    #21 - The Lonely Hearts Club

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-10-25

    Ben leaps into the body of an ambitious Hollywood assistant whose famous client, Neal Russell, is in danger. As Ben realizes that Neal's circumstances may shed light on his own, his working relationship with Addison reaches an inflection point.

    Director: M.J. Bassett

    Writer: Kristy Lowrey

  • Somebody Up There Likes Ben
    7.2/10 845 votes

    #22 - Somebody Up There Likes Ben

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-10-03

    Ben leaps to flashy 1970s Las Vegas and into the body of promising young boxer Danny Hill on the eve of a big title fight. Ben and Addison must help Danny win the fight or lose everything. Magic, Ian and Jenn dig into Ben’s past to uncover the truth.

    Director: Marcus Stokes

    Writer: Drew Lindo

  • Family Style
    7.2/10 482 votes

    #23 - Family Style

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2023-02-27

    When Ben leaps into an Indian family to try to prevent their beloved family restaurant from burning down, he finds an emotional connection with their matriarch through memories of his own. Magic and Jenn share a surprising revelation with Ian.

    Director: Deborah Pratt

    Writer: Aadrita Mukerji

  • Ben Song for the Defense
    7.1/10 416 votes

    #24 - Ben Song for the Defense

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2023-03-13

    When Ben leaps into a harried public defender, he must keep an innocent teenager accused of murder out of prison for life. In an unexpected turn of events, Jenn puts her legal expertise to the test as she steps in as the hologram.

    Director: Kristin Windell

    Writer: Romy Loor

  • Atlantis
    7.0/10 946 votes

    #25 - Atlantis

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-09-26

    Ben finds himself headed into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis in 1995. Addison confides to Ian about a discovery and finds herself at odds with Magic and Jenn.

    Director: David McWhirter

    Writer: Robert Hull