Sam leaps into the body of Ray Harper, a promising African-American medical student who has the opportunity at an internship at a Boston hospital. Ray currently lives in Watts and it's the eve of the 1965 race riots. He's engaged to Susan, a white girl, and faces not only her father's wrath but that of his brother Lonnie and his friends. Al tells him that his purpose is to keep Ray and Susan together but there is a chance that Susan might die in the riots. As the violence and race hatred grows, both Ray and Susan must face the challenge of each communities prejudice.
Did You Know?
Episode Writer Deborah Pratt has said the depiction and social message regarding a mixed race romance was inspired by her own interracial romance and subsequent marriage to series Creator/Producer Donald P Bellisario. See more
The line "I love Ray, Mama Harper" looks and sounds clearly dubbed in. See more
[Lonnie had taken Susan hostage but after releasing her, he was then shot by a police sniper
No! He let me go! He let me go!
Written by Smokey Robinson
and Ronald White
Performed by The Temptations
(1964) See more