Sam leaps into the body of a television news reporter, Dylan Powell, who has been receiving tips from a serial killer. The series of murders has been labeled the Chinatown Strangler case by the media and a psychic,Tamlyn Matsuda, has been helping the police with their investigation. The 6 victims to date were all hookers or strippers but Al tells him that Tamlyn will be the seventh victim. Al ranks her right down there with Ouija boards, but Sam isn't so quick to dismiss her as a quack. Sam is quite attracted to her and when she sees Sam as he really is, he tells her about the Quantum Leap project and - despite Al's warnings that he may not leap again - that she is going to be the next victim. Written by
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In Quantum Leap: A Portrait for Troian - February 7, 1971
, Al believed the ghost was real and Sam said he didn't believe in ghosts and thought it was all bunk. Now, for whatever reason, Sam believes in psychics and it's Al who thinks psychics are "one step above Ouiji boards". What changed their minds? See more
Admiral Al Calavicci
Well, if she's psychic, how come she doesn't know that she's gonna die?
Dr. Sam Beckett
I don't know. I remember reading somewhere that, that psychics can foresee other people's deaths, but not their own.
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I Want to Know What Love Is
Written by Mick Jones
Performed by Foreigner
(1984) See more