It’s a Wonderful Leap – Episode 71

It’s a Wonderful Leap was the eighteenth episode of Quantum Leap’s fourth season to air, with Sam receiving help from a guardian angel. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss divine intervention.

Sam leaps into Max Greenman (reflection: Ross Partridge), a taxi driver in New York who’s trying to win a medallion so he can start his own business and give his father, Lenny (Jerry Adler), something to live for. He’s aided in this endeavour by self-proclaimed guardian angel Angelita (Liz Torres).

With help from Angelita and Al, Sam helps avoid Max’s murder, but is robbed of his takings and denied his medallion by taxi mogul Frank O’Connor (Peter Iacangelo). Along the way, Sam gives a cab ride to Fred Trump (Vaughn Armstrong) and his irritating son, Donald (Justin Thomson).

It’s a Wonderful Leap was directed by Paul Brown, the only directorial stint for a regular writer and producer on the show. The writing credit was shared between Brown and GI Jane writer Danielle Alexandra, her only contribution to Quantum Leap.

In this episode Gerry and Iain considered the family business.

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It’s a Wonderful Leap was released in 1992. It is 47 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.