a Wonderful Leap"
May 10, 1958
Episode Adopted by: R. Joy Helvie
As a cab driver in New York trying to earn
his medallion in a high-stakes contest, Sam literally runs over a woman named Angela who
claims to be an angel. She can see Al, who doesn't get along very well with her, and says
she is there to help Sam in his mission! Sam's mission, however, is to keep from getting
himself killed while still earning the medallion.
from this episode
Name of the Person Leaped Into
Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode
Kiss with History
Guest Cast Notes
Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes
Cast members who have passed away
Say what? (things in the episode that make no sense)
DATE: April 1, 1992
PLACE: New York City, New York
DATE: May 10, 1958
LEAPEE: Max Greenman
"Someone To Watch Over Me" -- George Gershwin
"Somewhere" -- Stephen Sondheim (for "West Side Story")
KISS WITH HISTORY:
Sam, as a cabbie, drives Donald Trump and his father. Sam inadvertently introduces the
idea of Trump Towers.
**In the QL universe, angels are real; they don't eat, sleep, and they wear the clothes
they died in. Angels can see Sam and Al for who they really are.
**Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jimenez (or just Angela) is Sam's guardian angel.
**Throughout most of the episode, Sam believes there could be angels. At the end, though,
he says there's no such thing.
**Throughout most of the episode, Al believes there's no such thing as angels. At the end,
though, he finds that Angela must really have been an angel.
1) dress shirt with abstract black & white design
red and black tie
red fedora with black band
2) dress shirt with abstract animals that are purple, black, and white
navy blue jacket
navy blue slacks
Love it, love it, love it! I absolutely ADORE Angela; she's so cool!
SAM'S BEST LINE/AL's BEST LINE:
Really, both Sam and Al didn't have extremely quotable quotes. All the good zingers went
to Angela (which is perhaps why I liked her so much). So, all the quotes are below.
SAM: I was trying to save your life.
ANGELA: By running me down and beating me up?
SAM: No, no. I thought-- I thought that your heart had stopped. I was just trying to get
it started again, that's all.
ANGEL: Oh, why don't you back over me a couple more times?
ANGELA: You should not be tempted to listen to that devil! He doesn't know what he's
SAM: And which devil might you be talking about?
ANGELA: The one in the horrible red suit.
SAM: You can see him?
ANGELA: Well, it's hard to miss him in that monkey suit.
(talking about AL)
SAM: Have you been able to see him the whole time?
SAM: Then why didn't you say anything?
ANGELA: Well, I thought if I ignored him, then he would go away.
(talking about AL)
ANGELA: I was born Angelita, which means "little angel"... but as you can see, I
AL: Yeah, they must serve plenty of sweets in heaven.
ANGELA: You're never gonna get there, so you're never gonna know.
AL: What do you mean? Why not?
ANGELA: There's a dress code.
AL: You know, if I wasn't a gentleman and a hologram...
ANGELA: Look what the pig dragged in.
SAM: It's cat.
ANGELA: You never lived in Puerto Rico.
It's actually a tie between two.
The first is when Sam and Al are talking in the alley, and Angela begins to sing
"Somewhere"... Man, that woman can sing! It moves me to tears every time I watch
The second is the very end, when Angela is saying goodbye. Sam forgets her, but Al
doesn't. It seems now that Al's accepted the idea that Angela might possibly really be an
1) I taped this episode during one of Sci-Fi Channel's Fantasticland marathons of QL. They
had an occasional thing pop up, giving info about QL. One pop up said the following:
QUANTUM LEAP LIFE CYCLE; 3/26/89 -- 8/15/93. The first date is correct, but where did they
get that second one? "Mirror Image" aired on May 5, 1993.
2) I'm trying to figure out who this "Young Executive" character is that is
credited at the end. At first, I thought it was the man who was apparently Donald Trump's
father, but watching that scene again, I identified that as being Vaughn Armstrong, who is
credited as "Father" (also, I checked an old interview on TrekToday where Vaughn
mentioned filming with Scott on this episode;
http://www.treknation.com/interviews/vaughn_armstrong_interview.shtml )... So, what
character was the "Young Executive"?
****The answer is here! It
is the person who opens the taxi door and says "Hello, Mr. Trump." Thanks to
Robert Knight for the answer.
GUEST CAST NOTES:
Vaughn Armstrong has a recurring role on "Enterprise", the series that Scott
Bakula currently stars on.
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jimenez: Liz Torres
Lenny Greenman: Jerry Adler
Frank O'Connor: Peter Iacangelo
Elizabeth: Robin Frates
Tony: Jack R. Orend
Lucky: Milt Kogan
Moe: Douglas MacHugh
Father: Vaughn Armstrong
Sergeant McCann: Frank Girardeau
Young Executive: Ed Wasser
Son: Justin Thomson
Max Greeman (mirror): Ross Partridge
Donald P. Bellisario
Velton Ray Bunch
James S. Giritlian
Director of Photography:
Michael S. Stern
Unit Production Manager:
1st Assistant Director:
2nd Assistant Director:
Ellen Lubin Sanitsky
Robert L. Zilliox
Barry D. Thomas
Special Visual Effects:
Panaflex camera and lenses by PANAVISION