"Return"      Evil Leaper II

Leap Date:

October 8, 1956

Episode Adopted by: Rindi


On a college campus dressed as a do-gooder calling himself the "Midnight Marauder", Sam again meets Alia, a time-traveler who sets wrong what once was right. Alia lets on that she feels trapped into her evil-doings by her own observer, Zoey, and the computer that controls her project, Lothos. Sam and the female leaper construct a plan to help Alia escape her evil controllers. But will she leap with Sam...or will Sam leap with Alia?


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Guest Stars
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Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes
Cast members who have passed away
Personal Review
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Place: North Falls, New York

Name of Person Leaped Into: Arnold Watkins

Leap Date: October 8, 1956


Theme: Mike Post
Music: Velton Ray Bunch


Sam Trivia:
(1) This is another episode where Sam’s mind merges with his leapee. (2) Sam says "Oh boy," once in this episode.


Al Trivia:
(1) Al had a cigar for all six appearances.


Al’s Outfits Worn in the Episode:

1st appearance (with Sam): Al was wearing a light blue jacket with metallic blue sleeves, collar and pockets, with a black button down shirt with rectangular metal down the center, an extravagant, dangly, metal broach on the left breast side, and light blue dress pants.

2nd appearance (in waiting room): Al was wearing a light gray jacket with a white button down shirt with a cowboy like neck tie (a gold oval at the neck with one strings hanging) and a sweater vest over his shirt with many stripes with a mix of tan, black, white and red clay colors, an extravagant, dangly, metal and broach on the left breast side and light gray dress pants.

3rd appearance (with Sam): Same as outfit #2.

4th appearance (in waiting room): Same as outfit #2.

5th appearance (with Sam): Al was wearing a dark orange jacket with a deep orange button down, a gold broach that looked like the Star Trek symbol of a triangle on a circle on the left breast side and a thin black tie.

6th appearance (in waiting room): Same as outfit #5.


Richard C. Okie


Harvey Laidman



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


Broadcast Date:
February 23, 1993


Regular Cast:
Scott Bakula as Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci


Guest Stars:

Renee Coleman as Alia

Carolyn Seymour as Zoey

Tristan Tait as Arnold Watkins (waiting room) and mirror

Paul Scherrer as Jack

Bojesse Christopher as Frank

Michael Manasseri as Jerry

Neil Patrick Harris as Mike Hammond


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.

Tristan Tait has appeared in several made-for-television movies including The David Cassidy Story (2002) and The Streets of Laredo (1995). He also made two appearances in the series Rosanne in 1998.

Paul Scherrer appeared on JAG Jag-a-thon (2001) from the same creator of Quantum Leap, Donald P. Bellisario and like many other he has also appeared on Star Trek: Voyager: Critical Care (2000).

Bojesse Christopher appeared in Point Break (1991) with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.

Michael Manasseri appeared on Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Enemies (1999).

Neil Patrick Harris is famous for his role as Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989).


Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes:

Renee Coleman appeared in Quantum Leap: Deliver Us From Evil and Revenge of the Evil Leaper.

Carolyn Seymour appeared in Quantum Leap: Deliver Us From Evil, Revenge of the Evil Leaper and A Portrait For Troian.


Personal Review:
This is a great episode. It’s very exciting and sweet because Sam helps Alia the Evil Leaper even though she had tried to kill him before. He saves her from herself revealing inner goodness.


Best Line:
"How did a jerk like you get to be president of anything?" --Sam


Best Scene:
The best scene was when Sam first grabs Alia and sees that it’s her. He has no hard feelings from their last meeting. He wants to save her. He looks deep into her eyes and they hug sweetly. Alia is releaved at the chance to escape Hell and live her own life.


Quotable Quotes:

" Do you think that your mom and dad would have wished that their only son die too?" --Al

"Oh my God it’s her!" --Al

"I can’t control things with her changing history." –Al

"Are you out of your mind?" --Al

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