Sam leaps into archeologist Dr. Dale Conway on a dig in Egypt which uncovers the lost tomb of Ptah-Hotep. Mysterious deaths begin to occur, leading to speculation that there is a murderer amongst their party, or that the Ptah-Hotep’s legendary curse is striking down those who would disturb his rest. Sam is excited by the find and so determined to not be put off by either threat. In the end, the deaths turn out to be accidental…unless they were caused by the curse? One of Sam’s colleagues becomes a would-be murderer but is apparently killed by a living mummy instead!
Quantum Leap – It’s a Wonderful Leap [4.18]
Sam leaps into Max Freeman, a cabbie in New York City struggling to earn enough money to get his own taxi medallion–essentially the right to go into business for himself. His quest is both helped and hindered by the presence of Angela, an exuberant woman who claims to be an actual angel. Sam wonders if she might be sincere in her claims, while Al imagines she’s mentally unstable.
Quantum Leap – A Song for the Soul [4.15]
Sam leaps into Cherea, a black teenager who has dreams of forming a female singing group with her friends Lynelle and Paula. The relationship between Lynelle and her conservative and protective preacher of a father is very tense, and is destined to fall apart as Lynelle continues to pursue singing. In particular, Lynelle is sought after by the immoral club owner and music promoter, Bobby Lee. Sam must find a way to help Lynelle and her father reconcile before it is too late
Quantum Leap – Temptation Eyes [4.13]
Sam leaps into Dylan Powell, an aging television reporter who has gained notoriety for receiving anonymous tips regarding the activities of serial killer in San Francisco in 1985. Sam meets Tamlyn Matsuda, an apparent psychic who is assisting the police with their investigation, but who is fated to be the murderer’s next victim. Tamlyn’s unusual abilities are real, and soon she can see Sam for who he really is and even seems to be able to detect the presence of Al. Sam and Tamlyn fall in love and begin a relationship. On the day of Tamlyn’s predicted death approaches, Sam discovers that the killer is his own cameraman, Ross Tyler. Sam saves Tamlyn and defeats Ross (who takes his own life). Sam says a tender goodbye to Tamlyn as he leaps away.
Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done #22 – October 31, 2021 (including a whole lotta Batman)
Quantum Leap – Hurricane [4.3]
Sam leaps into Archie Necaise, a Mississippi sheriff working with his girlfriend Cissy (a Red Cross nurse) trying to help people evacuate in the face of the onset of the devastating Hurricane Camille. Sam must prevent Cissy’s death in the storm, while also helping others in his role as sheriff. Eventually, Sam and Al realize that Cissy was not killed by the storm but by Archie’s jealous ex-girlfriend, desperate to win Archie back. Sam is able to save Cissy and also help spur her on to doing the work to become a psychotherapist.Continue reading Quantum Leap – Hurricane [4.3]
Quantum Leap – Play Ball [4.2]
Sam leaps into Lester “Doc” Fuller, a minor league baseball player already well into his career. Al believes that Sam is there to help Doc get into the major leagues by impressing a scout at an important game, but this will mean betraying Chucky Myerwich, an angry young player that Sam has befriended. Over Al’s objections, Sam does what he can to help Chucky improve his future, both by letting him pitch the critical game and helping him restore his relationship with his father. Sam is ultimately able to help both Chucky and Doc to a better future by trusting his instincts.Continue reading Quantum Leap – Play Ball [4.2]
Quantum Leap – The Leap Back [4.1]
After the events of Shock Theatre, Al and Sam find they have changed places, so that Al has leapt into a recently returned World War II veteran in 1945 who had been believed to be dead, while Sam has gone to the Imaging Chamber in the present. After some effort, Sam is able to leave the chamber where he is reunited with his wife Donna, who he had completely forgotten about in the process of leaping through time. Al as reconnects with his host’s girlfriend, who had gotten engaged while she thought he was dead. Her knew fiancé is enraged and attempts to kill them both, leading Sam to re-leaping in order to save Al’s life. Sam and Al thus return to their more usual positions, and Sam once again forgets that he is married to Donna.
Written by Donald P. Bellisario. Directed by Michael Zinberg
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Song of the Thin Man [50 Films Older Than Me #9]
Just lately, it was my birthday! And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of the fifty years before I was born, and then write a bit about it. This is Post #9.Continue reading Song of the Thin Man [50 Films Older Than Me #9]
Quantum Leap – Shock Theater [3.22]
Sam leaps into Sam Biederman, an institutionalized patient in 1954, immediately before he receives unnecessarily high electro-shock therapy from an angry orderly. This results in Sam becoming disconnected from his own personality, randomly adopting the personas of the hosts from his previous leaps. Al must find a way to help Sam complete his normal mission, and to help him leap out of the situation before the project loses touch with Sam forever.Continue reading Quantum Leap – Shock Theater [3.22]