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"Return of The Evil Leaper"
Alternately titled: "Evil Leaper II: The Return"
QL episode 5x16 - Return of the Evil Leaper - Sam as the Midnight Marauder

Sam leaps into a college student named Arnold Watkins, a do-gooder who prowls the campus as a self-professed "superhero" called the "Midnight Marauder"; here he confronts a group of fraternity members led by Mike Hammond in "Return of the Evil Leaper" in Season 5.

Episode No.   Season
91 5x16 Five
Episode Information
Original Broadcast Date February 23, 1993
Network: NBC-TV
IMDB: IMDb logo Return of The Evil Leaper
Written by: Richard C. Okie
Directed by: Harvey Laidman
Leap Information
Leap Date: October 8, 1956
Place: North Falls, New York
Leapee: Arnold Watkins
Chronological Information
Preceded by: "Blood Moon"
Followed by: "Revenge of The Evil Leaper"


Return of The Evil Leaper (aka. Evil Leaper II: The Return) is the second episode of Quantum Leap, featuring the Evil Leapers; it is the 16th episode in Season 5 of the series, as well as the 91st overall series episode. Written by Richard C. Okie, the episode, which was directed by Harvey Laidman, premiered on NBC-TV on February 23, 1993.

Synopsis Edit

Sam leaps into a college fraternity and again meets Alia from the Evil Leaper Project.

Summary Edit

As a nerdy college kid named Arnold Watkins (played by Tristan Tait) who dresses up as a self-professed campus "superhero". As Sam leaps into Arnold, he finds himself laying on a moving car in a funny cape. The person driving the car shouts "Arnold, what are you doing? Get off!". Another car goes right next to them. The cars stop and Sam flies off, tumbling on the ground. A group of people surrounds him. They are mad at Sam for ruining their race and just as they are about to start a fight, police arrives.

Sam must stop a fraternity from holding chicken races as part of their initiation. While back in the waiting room, Al must convince Sam's host to give up his dangerous lifestyle and help him deal with the murder of his parents. However, the sudden return of the Evil Leaper Alia (played by Renée Coleman) makes the task significantly harder.



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