"Oh Ye Of Little Faith"


Leap Date: October 31, 1934





Synopsis:

Ben leaps into a priest who has been called to assist a family in crisis on Halloween night. As he delves into mysterious and inexplicable events, he’s forced to muster all his resources as a scientist before time runs out.

Audio from this episode:
I don't believe in exorcisms
I saw an Angel looking back
Another hologram stops by

 

TV Guide Synopsis
Broadcast Date
Leap Date
Leap Location
Name of Leapee
Synopsis & Personal Review
Project Trivia
Ben Trivia
Addison Trivia

Ian's Outfit Worn in the Episode
Kiss With History

Miscellaneous Trivia
Guest Cast
Guest Cast Notes
Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes
Characters who appeared in Classic Series episodes

Songs & Music
Say What? 
Quotable Quotes

Production Photos
Production Videos
Production Credits
Podcasts






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TV Guide Synopsis:
Ben leaps into a priest who has been called to assist a family in crisis on Halloween night. As he delves into mysterious and inexplicable events, he’s forced to muster all his resources as a scientist before time runs out.



Broadcast Date:
Date: October 31, 2022 @ 10pm on NBC



Leap Date:
October 31, 1934



Leap Location:
Coventon, Maryland




Name of Leapee:
Father James Davenport





Detailed Synopsis:

At the end of S1E6 - What a Disaster!, Ben reunites a son with his mother, and completes his purpose, and leaps…. Far into the Past (as we will soon confirm), on a creepy dark night, an old town, and is welcome at the door.. 669 (or is it 666)

As S1E7 begins its story, we quickly find out Ben has leaped into the body of Father James Davenport: 1934 Covington, Maryland, and this isn’t a costume part despite being Halloween. Ben a man of science, has leaped into a situation where he is being asked to perform an Exorcism of a possessed child.



We get our first “jump scare”, when Addison makes her silence entrance into the show, and spooks Ben (who is already on edge). And we lead into meeting the other people in the home and we get some classic moment where Ben speaks to Addison with others around, and has to cover…. “What…. Is the condition of the afflicted”, and bathroom/water-closet.

Ben declares: “I don’t believe in possession”… Addison replies: “you are literally possessing that man's body right now.” And Ben Declares: "The demon is not real.”

A previous priest failed, and Daisy Grey has about 6 hours till she dies a little after midnight. We enter Daisy’s room, and it is straight out of classic horror and classic demonic shows/movies. Dark, Dingy, Smells, writing on the walls, and Daisy strapped to the bed for her (and other’s) safety. As we see Daisy for the first time, deep cuts on her face, possessed eyes. A little chilling.

Daisy (non possessed) says she sees an Angel when looking at Ben, sent to save her. Ben gets to work, starts to read Latin text, and the Demon arrives… And we lose Addison’s link, which is severed for the rest of the leap…. Fans of the original series see a direct tie to many episodes of the OG series at this moment. Ben, is now on his own. And we get “Oh hell no”..


Ben is now on his own to figure this out, Addison and team is out of the picture.
The Doctor is introduced, who thinks Daisy is suffering from a mental condition, gives her a sedative and wants to perform some new procedures: electro-shock therapy and a labotamy. Ben immediately cringes at the thought, thinking this is what is going to kill her, as he knows neither of those are going to work.

Daisy is sleeping, so Ben gets to know some of the others in the house: Percy a traveling salesman, that is well.. someone that enjoys his time with the housewives he visits. Charles, Daisy’s father, has come onto hard times because of the Great Depression. Daisy’s mother: Lola, just distraught over everything. Magda, the maid is serving Contessa Gray.. We hear more about how the family came together, and why. And when everything started…. Daisy’s 18th birthday.

There are troubles in this family.. An unwanted pregnancy, Jealousy amongst the brothers, a spiteful aunt, distrust. Soon.. a murder, presumed by the possessed body of Daisy, Contessa Gray is dead.. way dead, and placed on top of the armoire, in a locked room with Daisy.

This brings doubt into the mind of the Doctor, who knows if this is a mental issue, Daisy’s would not have this super strength. With Contessa dead, her money and estate, now goes to Daisy because of a new will that was recently drawn. There now seems to be reason why Daisy needs to die, beyond a demonic possession, and Ben is going to figure it out. Time to trust faith and perform the Exorcism. Ben talks to the man in the mirror, to get the courage to do this. Takes the drink Percy put out for him much earlier, and begins.

Things get dark, very dark. And Ben sees the demon, it enters his body. When we return from the commercial break, (very precisely placed). Ben is in a dream state with Addison, they embrace for the first time in a long time, but Ben knows it isn’t real. And this vision of Addison confirms it. Ben knows he is “tripping”, and it starts to make sense to his analytical mind. He has been drugged. Daisy has been drugged as well.

He confronts the maid, and finds out Percy sent her on a trip to get Jimsonweed, Devil’s lounge. Confirmed by using the “Original Internet”, a classic set of Encyclopedias. Ben has figured it out. He finds the secret door to the room, confirming how Contessa was killed and placed. He stops the next bowl of soup, and can have a coherent conversation with Daisy, and hatches a plan to prove everything. The doctor is brought in on the situation, so he can declare Daisy dead.

We regroup with everyone in the parlor, to say their final good byes.. and in a very corny prayer attempt, The possessed body of Daisy rises under the sheets, and points to her Uncle, who is terrified…. And he rats out her mother, and that they were in love. Lola has no remorse that her daughter was dead, she just wanted to be an actress again and go to Hollywood. We then see Daisy isn’t dead, and she forgives them all, because that is the person she is.. But the law isn’t having any of that, and arrests the two for killing the Contessa.

History is changed, Reddit confirms it as the story “disappears”, so the rest of history knows the change, but the special walls of QL HQ still knows what was originally there. One last bit of time with Daisy, we find out she donates everything to a local small charity…. Goodwill.

We get one last scene before the leap: The DEMON arrives back in the room, but.. it is Janice Calavicci.. It was an imaging chamber she was building, she was the one that severed Addison’s link, and was the “demon” appearing through out the episode, trying to talk to Ben. She is about to tell Ben what was going on, but then Ben leaps.



We find Ben in a more modern time, in the outdoors, and kids running by.. telling him to get moving, then some security personnel. Ben gets in a car with the rest of them, and they are off…. Escaping from what appears to be a “school”. We will see where this goes in S1E8, the Fall Finale, before a several week break on new episodes.

Back at QL HQ:

Not much this episode. We simply got excuses as to why Addison’s connection was broken, and then a Reddit references. But for the most part, just a few scenes of concern that Ben won’t ever return and a bit more about Addison’s parents.


Personal Review by Earl Bonovich:

A lot of fun, a lot of nostalgia both to QL and to classic movies and shows. Kerri Medders, the actor who portrayed Daisy Gray was fabulous. She really portrayed the possessed teenager very very well done.

This was the first episode that Ben really had to complete the Leap alone, and that was used many times in QL:OG. And it shows how resourceful Ben is, and doesn’t always need the QL HQ team.
We didn’t get anything more on the possibility of what Leaper X is about (and this makes sense given the possibly writing and filming order of the episodes), but we did get back to Janice. And that many of us were right, she wasn’t leaping, she was building an imaging chamber to talk to Ben.. Would have loved just one more word to go on for the reasoning, but…. Cliffhanger.

I thought the story was well done, with the “it could be anyone”, and the slowly removal of suspects. But it did become very obvious it was the mother, on the one flashback, and kinda spoiled the reveal at the end.

This episode had great cinematography and presented very well. A strong call back to the Demon episodes of QL, without it actually being the case. Classic references to the Exorcist movies and stories of old.

Episode 8 next week.. the Fall Finale. Disappointed it is already here, but those that were alive and watching QL:OG when it first aired, this is nothing new. 8-10 episodes into the season, there would always be the hiatus. So people can catch up on re-runs, that they missed (VCRs were around, but far from perfect. No DVRs, No Streaming). Episodes were still being filmed and edited as well. So yeah, next week.. last one for a while, and this series has been so much fun.

This episode was very good. Out of the 7 so far, I am placing this one at about a 8 out of 10.






Project Trivia:
Addison says that the "Machine" sent Ben there for a reason, suggesting again that the Leaps are not random and have been programmed with set targets in time.

Ian is using Reddit to look up info on what may be happening to Ben since the Imaging Chamber is not operational at the time.

Father Devenport (Ben's host) can motion to Ben in the mirror. The script for the episode confirms this to be true.

Janis has successfully created her own home-made Imaging Chamber and is using one of the original handlinks to communicate with Ben.

We get to see more of a full body leap-out.




Ben Trivia:
Ben doesn't believe in exorcisms or possession of a body. He states he is not religious.

He can read and speak Latin, which he learned in high school (according to Addison)



Addison Trivia:
Her parents are divorced and at the end of the marriage, could not stand to be in the same room together.



Ian's Outfits Worn in the Episode:
Burgundy collared shirt with chain necklace and cat-ear headband for Halloween.



Kiss With History:
Daisy creates the charity "Goodwill" which Ben thinks will take off.


Miscellaneous Trivia:
atura stramonium, known by the common names thorn apple, jimsonweed (jimson weed), devil's snare, or devil's trumpet is a poisonous flowering plant of the nightshade family Solanaceae. It is a species belonging to the Datura genus and Daturae tribe. Its likely origin was in Central America, and it has been introduced in many world regions. It is an aggressive invasive weed in temperate climates across the world. D. stramonium has frequently been employed in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments. It has also been used as a hallucinogen (of the anticholinergic/antimuscarinic, deliriant type), taken entheogenically to cause intense, sacred or occult visions. It is unlikely ever to become a major drug of abuse owing to effects upon both mind and body frequently perceived as being highly unpleasant, giving rise to a state of profound and long-lasting disorientation or delirium (anticholinergic syndrome) with a potentially fatal outcome. It contains tropane alkaloids which are responsible for the psychoactive effects, and may be severely toxic.

The Quantum Leap theme logo has a reddish hue for the Halloween episode. The musical theme is played by an organ instead of the usual instruments.



At the beginning of the episode, when the door shuts, the number 669 hang down to form 666. This was done purposefully to nod to the original series "The Boogiem*n", but in that episode, the original number was 966.



QUANTUM LEAP – SERIES REGULARS


Dr. Ben Song
(Portrayed by Raymond Lee)
– Ben is a first-generation American, a world-renowned physicist, and a man of faith. He’s also working on Quantum Leap, a time travel project. But when he uses the project on himself, he’s transported back in time with a bout of amnesia – forgetting what made him time travel in the first place.

Addison Augustine (Portrayed by Caitlin Bassett) – Addison is a smart, witty, fearless ex-military operative who now serves as Project Observer at Quantum Leap HQ. She’s in charge of the technology they use to communicate with the past, and tries to rescue her fiancee, Ben, from his time-flung existence. 

Ian Wright (Portrayed by Mason Alexander Park) – Quantum Leap’s nonbinary chief architect of the AI program.

Herbert “Magic” Williams (Portrayed by Ernie Hudson) – A Vietnam vet and current head of the time travel project at Quantum Leap. Herbert “Magic” Williams tries to keep the Pentagon at bay while the team tries to rescue Ben. Doctor Sam Beckett leaped into Magic during his Vietnam tour.

Jenn Chu (Portrayed by Nanrisa Lee) – Head of security at Quantum Leap HQ. Quirky but formidable, she makes it her mission to figure out why Ben erased all evidence of why he Leaped.







Guest Cast:
Colleen Foy as Magda Pardo
Elyse Levesque as Lola Gray
Kerri Medders as Daisy Gray
Amanda Carlin as Contessa Gray
Shane Callahan as Charles Gray
Josh Meyers as Uncle Percy (Percival)
Chido Nwokocha as Doctor Felix Watts
John Grady as Father James Davenport (Mirror Image)
Vincent Foster as Constable
Georgina Reilly as Janis Calavicci
Deborah Pratt as unseen background screams
Preston Galli as Boy in Crowd





Guest Cast Notes:

Elyse Levesque (Lola) began acting at the age of 11, when she became part of the repertory company for the acclaimed children's television series, Incredible Story Studio (1997). This was followed by commercial work for both television and radio and the role of the villainous "Dr. Maxine Rich" in the futuristic YTV series, 2030 CE (2002). Following high school, Levesque traveled the world as a model, before returning to her hometown to study fine arts. She eventually relocated to Vancouver, BC, to seriously pursue an acting career and began landing parts in a number of television and film projects for both Canadian and American film markets. In 2008, Levesque won the role of "Chloe Armstrong" in the sci-fi TV series, Stargate Universe (2009), the third installment of the highly-successful MGM Stargate franchise. Among her achievements, Levesque was nominated for the UBCP/ACTRA Award for best performance in the hit BBC America series Orphan Black. Her more recent credits include Fox Searchlight's Ready or Not, opposite Andie MacDowell and Adam Brody, The Big Ugly opposite Ron Perlman and Malcolm McDowell, as well as a recurring guest star on the popular Canadian series Private Eyes, opposite Jason Priestley.



Shane Callahan (Charles) is known for Dopesick (2021), The Wilds (2020) and Reprisal (2019).



Josh Meyers (Uncle Percy) is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. Josh was born and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire and went to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating, Josh moved to Amsterdam to be an actor at the famed "Boom Chicago Theatre," which for twenty years has been a thriving European outpost for American improv comedy. While there, Josh wrote and performed with noted "Boom Chicago" alums, including Jason Sudeikis, Jordan Peele and his brother, Seth Meyers. From Boom Chicago, Josh was hired into the cast of MADtv (1995), where he became known for his celebrity impressions, such as Owen Wilson and Matthew McConaughey. The sketch, "A Football Thing", which he wrote and performed with frequent partner Ike Barinholtz, is historically one of MADtv's biggest viral hits, with over 5 million views on YouTube. Meyers left MADtv for another Fox show, when he starred in the final season of That '70s Show (1998), replacing Topher Grace. Josh made his Broadway debut in "The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway", where he joined friend Paul Reubens and recreated various iconic roles - most proudly the voice of "Conky". Josh has been a regular contributor to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009), starring in their parody series, "Jersey Floor", and is a frequent guest when he and his brother Seth play the "SiblingWed Game", where they compete to see who better remembers their childhood days. Recent television roles include The Mindy Project (2012) (as a singing male prostitute) and a regular role on The Awesomes (2013), an animated superhero series, where he plays the insufferable "Perfect Man". Film works include Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno (2009), where he played "Kookus" and the role of Liberace's attorney in the Emmy-winning Behind the Candelabra (2013). Josh is developing the sitcom, "Untitled Meyers Brothers Project", for Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video along with fellow "Boom Chicago" alum, Peter Grosz (The Colbert Report (2005)). Josh performs improv comedy regularly at the Hollywood Improv as well as stand-up comedy throughout Los Angeles and in Pasadena's famous Ice House.



Colleen Foy (Magda) is best known for her performance as 'Inara' on the ABC/Shondaland series Station 19. Introduced in season three as a victim of domestic violence, Inara formed a romantic relationship with firefighter Jack Gibson and their family was a mainstay throughout season four. Additionally, Colleen has guest starred on 9-1-1: Lonestar, Bones, Castle, Franklin & Bash, Code Black, Cold Case, The Client List, Criminal Minds, Tacoma FD, and has recurred on The Bold and the Beautiful, Sundance's This Close, and CBS All Access' Strange Angel. In 2007, she made her feature film debut in the Academy Award winning film There Will Be Blood, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Daniel Day-Lewis. She will next be seen in the highly anticipated feature Blonde, alongside Ana de Armas.



Chido Nwokocha (Dr. Watts) is known for Murder in the First (2014), The Night Shift (2014) and Destroyer (2018).

Kerri Medders (Daisy) was born on January 7, 2000 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Bring It On: Cheer or Die (2022), Spin (2021) and Promised Land (2022).


Amanda Carlin (Contessa Gray) was born in Queens, New York, USA. She is known for Superhero Movie (2008), Liar Liar (1997) and Friends (1994).






Guests Who Appeared in Other Quantum Leap Episodes:
Georgina Reilly returns as Janis Calavicci.



Characters who appeared in Classic Series episodes:
None. Sam Beckett is mentioned.




Songs & Music:
"My Darling Clementine" by Roman Raithel - played on piano by Lola

"Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin - plays after the commercial break after Ben is knocked down by the Demon.

"Song 2" by Blur - plays as Ben leaps in as the kids escape from school after the Leap-out sequence



Say What?
Despite having a more definitive Leap effect nailed down, the production still uses the eye zoom-in/out to convey the Leap at the beginning of the episode and into the next episode.

Goodwill Industries was created in 1902 by Reverend Edgar J. Helms, a fact that would likely have been an entry in the 1934 encyclopedia that Ben has access to in this episode. Are we in a different universe in this series?

Ben figures out the solution to the Leap in a dream sequence with Addison. This was the best way?

Walter Perez apears in the opening credits, but does not appear in the episode.

Ben sees the "Demon" before he drinks the gin the first time. Or was this really supposed to be what Janis looked like fading in on her first attempt? She says she's been trying to reach him all day...


Meme courtesy: Morgan Feldon




Quotable Quotes:

Ben: "Exorcisms aren't real. And even if they were, I'm not religious. I don't believe in possession."
Addison: "You're literally possessing that guys' body right now."
Ben: "Okay, fair point."

"Helllll no."
-Ben

Addison: "Are you wearing cat ears?"
Ian: "I keep them in my desk. In case of E-meow-gencies."

"Sam Beckett believed that God was guiding the Quantum accelerator, so maybe a demon really is trying to interfere."
-Ian

Dr. Watts: "I'd like to administer a sedative."
Ben: "Yes please, what have you got for me. ... Oh for her! Yes, absolutely. Good call."

"We're gonna solve this thing. Just gotta have a little faith."
-Jenn

"Sometimes we need to step outside what we believe to see things for what they are."
-Ben




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Consulting Producer: Moira Kirland
Producer:
Tim Scanlan
Producer:
Meg Fister
Co-Executive Producers: Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes
Co-Executive Producer: Drew Lindo
Co-Executive Producer: Aadrita Mukerji
Produced by:
Marc Bienstock
Executive Producers: Steven Lilien & Bryan Wyndrandt
Executive Producer: Chris Grismer
Executive Producer: Deborah Pratt
Executive Producer: Donald P. Bellisario
Executive Producer: Dean Georgaris
Executive Producer:
Martin Gero
Created by:
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Written by: Margarita Matthews
Directed by: Chris Grismer

Associate Producer: Ethan Henderson
Story Editor:
Margarita Matthews
Casting by:
Jennifer Cooper, CSA
Casting Director: Kamala A. Thomas

Director of Photography: Christopher Duddy
Production Designer: Mayling Cheng
Edited by: Benjamin Bumgarner
Music by: Daniel James Chan
Unit Production Manager:
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Unit Production Manager: Marc Bienstock
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Second Assistant Director: Tiffany Cheng
Costume Designer:
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Casting Associate: Melanie J. Brown
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Stunt Coordinator: Jeff Barnett
Location Manager: Dan Milner
Transportation Coordinator: Sandra Ninham-Gallardo
Production Office Coordinator: Sofie Johanna "Bubbles" Dejus
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