Does quantum leap‘s Herbert “Magic” Williams (played by Ernie Hudson) remembers Sam Beckett (played by Scott Bakula in the original series) jumping into him? NBC’s time travel series sequel will provide an answer in the coming weeks.
Episode 4 will deal with the jump in question, which appeared in a Season 3 episode of the original series starring Christopher Kirby as the young Magic, showrunner Martin Gero tells TVLine.
“[Magic] explains this jump from his point of view”, Gero hints. “Ernie [Hudson] gives this phenomenal monologue. It is so beautiful. It might be my favorite scene of this first part [of episodes]. It’s really, really special.”
quantum leap takes almost 30 years after Sam’s illegal jump with Ben Song (Kevin can fuck himself‘s Raymond Lee) also makes an illicit leap through time. After Ben’s team couldn’t get him home for the season premiere, his days of traveling through time and space are far from over. According to Gero, in episode 5 the physicist will end up in a thrilling western adventure set in the 1870s.
“We’re doing a western,” the EP says. “We’re telling some stories that have never been told about the West, and that’s very exciting for us.”
The episode was filmed on Universal Studios Los Angeles’ historic western lot, where the original was filmed quantum leap also filmed an episode. Original series co-creator Deborah Pratt, who is producing the NBC reboot and voicing the AI unit “Ziggy,” was available for filming.
“She was a real connection to the past show and is with us every day,” says Gero. “As a fan of the original show, I don’t want anyone to screw it up. To be able to have Deborah… She’s been banging that drum for 20 years and she’s like, “We have to bring the show back.” It’s so exciting not only to be able to do it, but to be able to do it with her.”
https://tvline.com/2022/09/23/quantum-leap-spoilers-season-1-episode-4-sam-beckett-magic/ Quantum Leap Spoilers: Season 1 Episode 4, Sam Beckett, Magic Leap