A Song for the Soul – Episode 68

A Song for the Soul was the fifteenth episode of Quantum Leap’s fourth season to air, with Sam trying to help a young girl reconcile with her father without having to give up her dreams of stardom. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss shades of grey.

Sam leaps into Cherea, a young girl who, along with her friends Paula (T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh) and Lynelle (Tammy Townsend) form a singing group, looking for stardom despite their young years. Lynelle is at odds with her father, Reverend Walters (Harrison Page) and desperate for the freedom to chase her dreams.

When a sleazy club owner named Bobby Lee (Eriq La Salle) offers Lynelle an apparent route to success, she is inclined to overlook his obvious ulterior motives. Meanwhile, Sam looks for a way to reconcile Lynelle with her father that doesn’t involve killing her dreams.

A Song for the Soul was directed by Michael W. Watkins, the fifth of his half-dozen Quantum Leap episodes. The writing credit went to Deborah Pratt, her thirteenth of twenty.

In this episode Gerry and Iain considered who to root for.

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A Song for the Soul was released in 1992. It is 48 minutes long and originally aired on the NBC network. It can be viewed on NBC’s Peacock streaming service in the UK and in the United States. The show is available on DVD and Blu Ray in other countries.