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The Guardian
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 4
Written by Tracy Tormé
Directed by Adam Nimoy
Guest stars Linda Henning (Mrs. Mallory)
Phillip Van Dyke (Young Quinn Mallory)
Meadow Sisto (Ambrosia)
Leslie Horan (Heather Hanley)
Timothy Wiley (Rex Crandell)
Marty York (Brady Oaks)
John C. Colton (Priest)
John Kendall (Bartender)
Robert Winley (Bull)
Production no. K1803
Original airdate 10/11/1996
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On a world where time moves at a slower rate, Quinn encounters his young double and tries to change a traumatic event in his life. Meanwhile, Arturo decides that it's time to grab life by the horns and takes the others on increasingly wild excursions after learning that he is terminally ill. Quinn also takes the opportunity to enter into a romantic relationship with his teacher, Heather Hanley whom he'd had a crush on as a child. In the end, young Quinn beats a group of bullies using boxing techniques Quinn had taught him, instead of a bat which had left Quinn emotionally scarred. Quinn and Heather believe that young Quinn will be fine now, having earned his peers' respect by beating the bullies. Quinn sadly says goodbye to Heather and when she comes after him, he tells her the truth about his name, before sliding away, leaving Heather shocked.


  • Arturo is shown to have no knowledge of American football which is in contrast of Summer of Love where when Quinn hits him with a rock by accident despite having played quarterback in high school, Arturo asks him what offense his team played. Quinn then answers "wishbone" and Arturo states that explains his poor throwing ability, which shows he has more then basic knowledge of American football

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