This week’s Quantum Leap midseason finale took on abusive youth camps as Ben discovered himself within the physique of a 16-year-old named Benjamin Winters.
He and three different “troubled” teenagers stole a automotive to flee Sierra Youth Academy, modeled after real-life establishments like Provo Canyon Faculty (which Paris Hilton attended; she detailed the emotional and bodily abuse she suffered there in her documentary This Is Paris).
The group’s breakout hit a snag when the automotive’s tire blew out, and the automobile was subsequently totaled in a crash. Ben, Stacy (performed by Raquel Elena Justice), Roy (Anthony Turpel) and Leah (Ciara Riley Wilson) had been then compelled to trek to Las Vegas on foot. In keeping with historical past, they had been destined to die of dehydration alongside the best way.
Within the current day, the Quantum Leap crew handled a complete system lockdown presumably triggered by Janice as a approach of stopping Magic and Jen from catching as much as her. The pair wound up trapped in an elevator whereas Ian labored frantically to get the system again up. That was the right time for Magic to try to persuade Jen to patch issues up together with her father, who had a severe playing downside.
Again within the desert, Ben concluded that this bounce was about extra than simply saving the children’ lives. After listening to them communicate on the abuse they’ve suffered on the academy, he believed he was there to assist put an finish to the atrocities dedicated by camp officers.
The group hit a number of setbacks: Leah broke her ankle, and the creek they counted on for water to fight dehydration had one way or the other dried up. Ben momentarily misplaced his cool… till realizing that water was being diverted to a close-by supply. That’s once they found an empty cabin full of loads of meals and refreshments.
Nevertheless, it was a short-lived victory. Sullivan (Eric Lee Huffman) and Ringer (Kurt Yaeger) from the academy quickly caught up with them, and Leah turned herself in so the others might escape. However moderately than go away her behind, the kids referred to as Leah’s uncle George (Andrew Hwang), who labored on the native information station for assist. They arrived again on the academy in time to catch Sullivan and Ringer on digicam harassing Leah, thus exposing the institute’s horrific practices.
In additional excellent news, Ian obtained the programs again up and operating, and Jen lastly referred to as her father.
Sierra Youth Academy was finally shut down, and its workers had been indicted on a number of fees of kid endangerment. An replace on the children revealed that Stacy now manages a on line casino in Vegas; Roy lives in Boston, has 4 youngsters and runs a gaggle house; Leah is a rocket scientist; and Benjamin turns into a sculptor. Plus, all of them stay associates and even trip collectively.
Their promise to stay collectively prompted Ben to recollect why he leapt within the first place: He was making an attempt to save lots of Addison. Earlier than the physicist might broaden on that, he made his subsequent leap.
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