Quantum Leap's Next Mission Uncovers an Unsolved Hollywood Mystery

Guest star Tim Matheson with Raymond Lee in Quantum Leap
Guest star Tim Matheson with Raymond Lee in Quantum Leap
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Now in his second season as Quantum Leap’s fast-thinking time-traveler, Dr. Ben Song (Raymond Lee) has found himself in lots of high-stakes situations; last week’s X-Files-ish episode was a particularly hairy one. This week, however, could be his wildest adventure yet, peeking behind the curtain of Hollywood circa 2000.

Viewers saw veteran actor Tim Matheson (Virgin River, The West Wing, National Lampoon’s Animal House) pop up in the “next time on...” tease, and now we know a little more about what his role will be for “The Lonely Hearts Club.” According to NBC’s official episode logline: “Ben leaps into the body of an ambitious Hollywood assistant whose famous client, Neal Russell, is in danger. As Ben realizes that Neal’s circumstances may shed light on his own, his working relationship with Addison reaches an inflection point.”

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Find out what happens on this week’s episode of Quantum Leap, “The Lonely Hearts Club,” airing tomorrow, October 25, on NBC; new episodes also stream the next day on Peacock.

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