Physician Ben Music masterfully made his means by one other soar within the newest episode of Quantum Leap, and by this level, he is doubtless confirmed to skeptics he is about pretty much as good of a time traveler as Sam Beckett. Even so, there are nonetheless many followers considering seeing Scott Bakula return, and the collection rapidly established that Sam is presumably nonetheless out leaping. So, might he seem on the present in Season 2? Bakula has beforehand mentioned he will not return, however government producer Deborah Pratt’s newest feedback to CinemaBlend go away me optimistic he might.
Deborah Pratt was a co-creator of the unique Quantum Leap, and is an government producer on the revival and director of the Season 1 episode “Household Type.” After studying in regards to the meals reveals that influenced her episode, I requested Pratt in regards to the odds of Scott Bakula reprising his position as Sam Beckett because the collection returns for Season 2. Pratt confirmed he is nonetheless welcome and talked in regards to the questions she has about Sam Beckett:
Deborah Pratt expressed the identical sentiment as Quantum Leap showrunner Martin Gero by confirming the door is all the time open for Scott Bakula to return as Sam Beckett. She then took issues a bit additional and talked in regards to the questions she’s had and nonetheless has about Sam’s character. If an government producer is considering these questions on Sam, I can not assist however assume they will do what they will to attempt to carry the character again.
The small print of why Scott Bakula handed on showing on Quantum Leap aren’t completely clear, because the actor was mentioned to be concerned within the collection by a lot of its improvement till he abruptly wasn’t. Nonetheless, the continued curiosity of producers to see Sam on high of the renewal have me optimistic that Bakula would possibly waver on his stance in Season 2. As Deborah Pratt mentioned, it could be nice to see what Sam’s destiny was after a bummer ending of the unique collection.
For individuals who want a reminder or do not have a Peacock Premium subscription to binge the unique Quantum Leap, Sam Beckett’s ending was tragic. The collection finale revealed, by way of title card, that Sam was by no means capable of finding his means again house. The revival picked up on that plotline and added that it is doable that Sam Beckett is both nonetheless leaping by time over twenty years later or he is useless.
The very fact Sam by no means returned house makes Dr. Ben Music’s determination to leap much more harrowing, so one might argue Scott Bakula’s lack of involvement has added extra drama to the revival. It has additionally allowed the collection to face by itself in Season 1 and would possibly make his hypothetical involvement sooner or later much less disruptive to the general collection.
Actually, it looks like the brand new Quantum Leap created one of the best ways for Sam Beckett to return, which has me all of the extra hopeful that Bakula and others will see that and make an effort to carry Sam again to primetime. Quantum Leap airs on NBC on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET. I am nonetheless holding out hope that there is a secret cameo by Scott Bakula as Sam earlier than the tip of Season 1, but when not, fortunately, there’s Season 2 to sit up for!