Quantum Leap – Portrait for Troian [2.11]

Sam leaps into Dr. Timothy Mintz, a parapsychologist hired by Troian Claridge to prove that her home is haunted by the ghost of her dead husband Julian.  Sam of course does not believe in ghosts or supernatural phenomenon, while Al is more easily spooked.  Eventually, Sam discovers that the culprit is Troian’s brother Jimmy, who is attempting to goad his sister into suicide for financial reasons.  But even with his malicious intent exposed, a final twist reveals that a ghost has played a role in the story after all.

Story by John Hill & Scott Shepherd.  Teleplay by Scott Shepherd & Donald P. Bellisario. Directed by Michael Zinberg

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Quantum Leap – Play it Again, Seymour [1.8]

As New York City private eye Nick Allen, Sam must figure out who murdered his partner, and whether he can be together with Allison, his partner’s beautiful wife, who is in love with Nick.  The rumor is that the partner was murdered by a hitman, but Sam eventually discovers that the culprit is Nick’s landlord Lionel, who is love with Allison himself.  Sam stops Lionel and saves Allison, and in the process helps his awkward friend Seymour to launch a career as a pulp novelist.

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