John Kapelos as Dr. Mustafa El-Razul in "The Curse of the Ptah-Hotep" in Season 4 (ep.#20).
|Archaeologist/Head of Dept. of Antiquities, Luxor Museum, in 1957|
|Plans to steal the credit for discovering the tomb of the Ptah-Hotep, from his colleauges, Dr. Dale Conway and Dr. Ginny Will who are on an archealogical dig in Egypt in 1957, which includes murdering them by at first leaving them trapped in the tomb for an upcoming sandstorm|
|Appeared on:||Quantum Leap (TV series)|
|Episodes appeared in:||"The Curse of Ptah-Hotep" (Season 4)|
|Character played by:||John Kapelos|
About Dr. El-RazulEdit
In 1957, Sam leaps into the body of Dr. Dale Conway, an American archaeologist on a dig in Egypt just as he and his partners on the expedition to the ancient city of Memphis, Dr. Ginny Will (Lisa Darr) and fellow colleauge Dr. El-Razul discover the tomb of the vizier Ptah-Hotep. Al tells him however that the discovery has to this day never been reported, and that both Conway and Will disappeared without a trace, presumed to have been victims of the rumored "Ptah Curse".
Like all tombs, there is a curse supposedly placed on anyone who enters and Al would happily get out of there. As several of the expedition's crew are killed in bizarre accidents, Sam and Ginny try to race to save as much of the tomb as they can before a huge sandstorm engulfs them. Two deaths have already occured; Ali (Chaim Jerrafi), the doctor's assistant on the visit to the tomb, who's poisoned and when Razul tries to leave to return the body to his family, his car breaks down. Another assistant and search guide, Gamal (Ali Dean), is then killed trying to fix the car. Everyone, including Al, worry about a curse but Sam refuses to entertain such ideas.
With two days worth of air but only about 12 hours to escape the coming sandstorm, it's revealed that their colleauge Mustafa, who was behind the deaths of the two assistants, and filled with greed, had planned to kill the two of them and steal both credit for discovering the tomb and an ancient jewel which was on the tomb mask all along, only to die at the hands of the "Ptah Curse", as he gets consumed by the spirit of the vizier Ptah-Hotep (as Al frightened, gets to witness) as Sam, with Ziggy and Al's help, is able to make sure that Dale and Ginny both escape from the tomb and the area before the sandstorm hits.