"Revenge of the Evil Leaper"      Evil Leaper III

Leap Date:

September 16, 1987

Episode Adopted by: Rindi


In the final "Evil Leaper" episode, Sam and Alia leap together into a women's prison where they are being accused of killing another inmate. In the search for Alia, Lothos leaps Zoey into the prison warden and she gets her own hologram by the name of Thames. Sam and Al struggle to mask Alia from the sensors of  Lothos and must find a way to prove they didn't kill the inmate who was murdered.


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TV Guide Synopsis
Leap Date

Name of the Person Leaped Into

Project Trivia
Sam Trivia
Al Trivia

Al's Women
Zoey's Lusts
Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode

Miscellaneous Trivia

Broadcast Date
Guest Stars
Guest Cast Notes
Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes
Personal Review
Best Lines
Best Scenes
Say What?
Quotable Quotes

Production # : 68125

TV Guide Synopsis (Original):

Sam leaps into a college nerd, who crosses a vengeful frat boy (Neil Patrick Harris). But Sam’s really crossed up when he encounters the “evil leaper” Alia, whom he attempts to deliver from the dark side in a “simo-leap”that lands them in a women’s prison.

TV Guide Synopsis (tvguide.com):

Conclusion. Sam and Alia land in a women's prison, unaware that Zoey (Carolyn Seymour) has leapt into the warden. Thames: Hinton Battle. Vivian: Barbara Montgomery. Sophie: Katherine Cortez. Alia: Renee Coleman.


Mallard, Ohio

Leap Date:

September 16, 1987

Name of Person Leaped Into:

Elizabeth Tate

Broadcast Date:

February 23, 1993 - Tuesday




"Yo Ho! (A Pirates Life For Me)" from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney Parks is parodied by Thames replacing the phrase with "A Hologram's Life For Me."

Theme: Mike Post
Music: Velton Ray Bunch


Project Trivia:

Ziggy is referred to as "He" in this episode.

Ziggy uses the electric fence in the prison to block Zoey from finding Alia.

Alia's mind merges with her Leapee, causing her claustrophobia and panic.

Thames uses the term "Swiss-cheese" when referring to memory loss from a Leap. Perhaps the Evil Project inherited this term from Project Quantum Leap in the past?

"Quanta" may be the name of the Evil Project.

Zoey states that after 48 hours the percentage to Leap home drops. Perhaps this is why Sam couldn't Leap home in the first episode - he was in "Genesis" over several days.


Sam Trivia:

This episode marks the closest Sam Leaps to his own time - September 1987.


Al Trivia:

Al has a cigar throughout the whole episode.

Al's Women:

Al likes prison women...

Al: "Chicks in cells, what could be better?"
Sam: "Al!"
Al: "Chicks in chains in cells."

Zoey's Lusts:

Zoey likes her reflection as the warden in the mirror. She also plans to have sex with Liz (who she doesn't know is really Sam).


Al’s Outfits Worn in the Episode:

1st appearance (with Sam): Al was wearing a bright red jacket with a diamond pattern on each breast side, a black button down shirt with a thin metallic red tie,

2nd appearance (in waiting room): Same as outfit #1.

3rd appearance (with Sam): Same as outfit #1.

Miscellaneous Trivia:

Thames uses a different handlink than Zoey.

Bloopers from "Revenge":

The Evil Leapers Return in this Novel:
"Knights of the Morningstar"

A compilation of clips from the originally televised movie-length version of Quantum Leap: Return and Revenge, edited when split into two for syndication (renamed Return of the Evil Leaper and Revenge of the Evil Leaper) and every home video release:



Deborah Pratt


Deborah Pratt


Co-Executive: Deborah Pratt
Co-Executive: Chas. Floyd Johnson
Supervising: Harker Wade
Supervising: Richard C. Okie
Producer: Robin Jill Bernheim


Regular Cast:

Scott Bakula as Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci


Guest Stars:

Renee Coleman as Alia
Carolyn Seymour as Zoey
Hinton Battle as Thames
Rosanna DeSoto as Fedeila "Fiddler" Jimmerson
Katherine Cortez as Sophie Nixon
Maggie Roswell as Masterson
Sam Scarber as Warden Clifton Meyers (and Mirror Image)
Barbara Montgomery as Vivian
Cynthia Steele as Liz Tate (and Mirror Image)
Laura O'Laughlin as Angela "Angel" Jenson (and Mirror Image)


Guest Star Cast Notes:

Renee Coleman has not starred in many other shows other than Quantum Leap.

Carolyn Seymour like many others who have appeared on Quantum Leap also appeared on Star Trek Voyager: Persistence of Vision (1995), Star Trek Voyager: Cathexis (1995), Star Trek Voyager: Eye of the Needle (1995), Star Trek The Next Generation: Face of the Enemy (1993), Star Trek The Next Generation: First Contact (1991), and Star Trek The Next Generation: Contagion (1989). She has also appeared on Magnum, P.I.: The Love-For-Sale Boat (1985), Magnum, P.I.: Echoes of the Mind (part II) [2] (1984), and Magnum, P.I.: Echoes of the Mind [1] (1984), from the same creator of Quantum Leap, Donald P. Bellisario.

Hinton Battle appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling (2001), and Touched by an Angel: The Perfect Game (2001).

Rosana DeSoto appeared on Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country (1991).

Katherine Cortez did not have any other major roles, only minor ones in various TV shows.

Maggie Roswell has performed the voice for various Simpsons characters, the majority for Maud Flanders.

Sam Scarber played in the NFL for 9 years with the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders and also appeared on Jag: Ghosts (1997) from the same creator of Quantum Leap, Donald P. Bellisario.

Barbara Montgomery appeared on numerous TV shows.


Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes:

Renee Coleman appeared in "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Return of the Evil Leaper."

Carolyn Seymour appeared in "Deliver Us From Evil", "Return of the Evil Leaper" and "A Portrait For Troian."


Personal Review:

This was a great episode. This is one of those episodes that shows Sam’s soft spot for a girl he likes. It shows that ultimately good will always triumph over evil.


Best Line:

" Sam? If you’re yelling for a three letter savior I suggest that it start with a G."


Best Scene:
The best scene is when Sam is hypnotizing Alia and she goes to a mountain surrounded by white fluffy clouds and a beautiful blue sky. It is so peaceful and serene.

Say What?

The sun sets suddenly in a remarkable 10-minute time frame.

Thames tells Zoey there is no one in the holding chamber. However, Warden Myers should have been in their holding chamber / waiting room as well, since Zoey had Leaped at that point!


Quotable Quotes:

"Good Lord only a week in the box and you don’t know where you are."

"We had leaped together and survived, but we still didn’t know if Alias had leaped with me or I had leaped with her…" --Sam

Before I step into the Twilight Zone, I need just a damn minute.
-- Valerie, "Revenge of the Evil Leaper"

I want to know why some people help other people.
-- Alia, "Revenge of the Evil Leaper"

~Sam is in a jail cell dressed as a woman filled with even more women.
Al: Chicks in cells, what could be better?
Sam: Al!
Al: Chicks in chains in cells.
Sam: Al!
Al: Oh, right.

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