am looks into the car dashboard window to see that he's leaped into FBI agent Peter Langley, in "Her Charm" in Season 2 (ep.#15).
|FBI Agent, Boston, MA, in 1973|
|Must protect Dana Barrenger from Nick Kochifos, a dangerous criminal, and her former employer, as Sam leaps into him to ensure all things properly fall into place in apprehending Kochifos|
|Appeared on:||Quantum Leap (TV series)|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Her Charm" (Season 2)|
|Character played by:||Mark Harigian as the leapee|
Peter Langly, an FBI agent who must protect a woman in the FBI Witness protection program from her employer, who's also a wanted criminal, whom Sam leaps into, appears in the Season 2 episode of Quantum Leap titled "Her Charm". The part of Peter is played in the episode by Mark Harigian.
Peter, who's an FBI agent for the Boston-area office in 1973, was dispatced by his boss, FBI Agent Greg Richardson (Stanley Brock), to protect Dana Barrenger (Teri Austin), who has complained to Richardson that Peter hasn't been doing a good enough job "protecting her" from a Nick Kochifos (John Snyder), a dangerous drug dealer which she used to work for, as she claims that the two have come close twice to getting caught and killed by a Nick , because she testifed against him in a recent trial, the first time being when she jumped into a bayou full of alligators to avoid being shot by Nick in New Orleans, and this morning she only survived because she had to help an incompetent Sam find his car keys.
When Sam leaps into FBI Agent Langly, it is revealed during the episode that he and Sam first formulated the string hypothesis that underpins the Project Quantum Leap together, in that very cabin. It's also revealed later that leapee Peter had been working covertly with Nick, getting paid in "delivering" his client Dana over to him, which confirmed her suspicions of him, as Sam winds up actually protecting Dana, after the big confrontation with Nick and sidekick Andy in Professor LoNigro's cabin, both of whom have caught up with Peter and Dana, as Peter, or now, Sam, who refuses to hand over Dana to the wrath of Nick, as Sam winds up killing Nick in an exchange of gunfire.
Al reports to Sam that Dana manages to speak on the behalf of leapee Peter, when criminal charges are brought up against him for working in lieu with Nick, as his original prison sentence of 15-20 years to 8-10. Al tells Sam that Dana is going to back to law school, and in 1976, she will pass her bar and become a senior partner in the firm of Elroy, Elroy & LoNigro. Recognizing the latter name, Al tells Sam that he's never going to believe who Dana is going to marry Professor LoNigro.
After Sam completes his duties he fails to leap, it is only when Professor LoNigro enters the cabin to find Peter and Dana, that Sam gets an opportunity to tell him, as he doesn't know who Sam is, that the string theory "works"!