Michelle Joyner as Sister Angela in "The Right Hand of God" in Season 1 (ep.#4).
|Nun at in Sacremento, California, parish in 1974|
|Appeared on:||Quantum Leap (TV series)|
|Episodes appeared in:||"The Right Hand of God" (Season 1, episode #4)|
|Character played by:||Michelle Joyner|
About Sister AngelaEdit
Sam leaps into the body of Clarence "Kid" Cody, a boxer, who usually on the take to either take dives or win in fixed matches for local boxing promoter Jake Edwards, who pressures him into doing so, until a chance meeting with Sister Angela, who agrees to become his new manager in return for the promise that he, who is about to fight in an upcoming match for a city heavyweight boxing championship belt, would donate part of his winnings to help Angela and the other nuns at the local parish where she works at to build a new chapel to replace the present one, which is ill equipped to house and serve the needs of the poor in the community, as well as in a state of disrepair.
Sister Angela, who befriended leapee Clarence's former manager, a wealthy parishoner who had recently died, and who had bequeathed her and her sisters at the parish the rights to manage Kid Cody; when Sam meets her and learns of the deal, it seems to him and Al, that it's going to be an uphill battle and a longshot of getting Sam, who admits that he's out of shape and doesn't know how to box at all, in shape and proficient enough in his boxing skills to defeat his opponent in the upcouming bout, as Sam is able to get his leapee's trainer Mr. Gomez (Alex Colon), who has trained him in the bouts he's thrown for Jake, and vowed, after the last bought Cody had, which Sam leaped into and won with a knockout, was their last fight together, to hang on and trains him to try to actually win the match.
Al tells Sam that in the original history Cody took a dive and lost the championship thus Sister Angela never got to build the chapel and realise her dream of building a chapel to help the poor, as she once was, as she tells Sam about her parents and two brothers dying in a house fire while she was asleep as a kid, how she was shuffled around from one relative to another until she wound up on the streets, until she wandered into a Catholic parish in San Francisco, and how a nun in the parish reintroduced her to God, and "saved her soul", if not her life, as she tells Sam that she had lost faith in people, and in God, when her conversion to Cathlocism influenced her to becoma a nun, as she felt it was a call from God.