Exclusive Video Interview: Raymond Lee on ‘Quantum Leap’

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Three decades ago, Scott Bakula enthralled audiences as Dr. Sam Beckett, a scientist able to leap from body to body in the past to help rectify issues in other people’s lives. Now, Quantum Leap is back in a new form with Raymond Lee at the helm as the similarly-on-the-move Dr. Ben Song in NBC’s revival of the classic series.

I had the chance to speak with Lee ahead of the show’s double-decker season two finale, covering the pressure of taking on a role on a show beloved by many and whether he has a favorite leap he’s gotten to experience (he likes them all, but he did name one that stood out).

You can watch the video above, and read below for an official summary and where to watch.

Quantum Leap
QUANTUM LEAP — “As the World Burns” Episode 212 — Pictured: Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song — (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC)

Series summary:

It’s been nearly 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team, led by physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee), has been assembled to restart the project in the hope of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it. Everything changes, however, when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it. At Ben’s side throughout his leaps is Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who appears in the form of a hologram only Ben can see and hear. She’s a decorated Army veteran who brings level-headed precision to her job.

At the helm of the highly confidential operation is Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson), a no-nonsense career military man who has to answer to his bosses who won’t be happy once they learn about the breach of protocol. The rest of the team at headquarters includes Ian Wright (Mason Alexander Park), who runs the Artificial Intelligence unit “Ziggy,” and Jenn Chu (Nanrisa Lee), who heads up digital security for the project. As Ben leaps from life to life, putting right what once went wrong, it becomes clear that he and the team are on a thrilling journey. However, Addison, Magic, Ian and Jenn know that if they are going to solve the mystery of Ben’s leaps and bring him home, they must act fast or lose him forever.

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The two-hour season finale of Quantum Leap airs Tuesday, February 20th at 9pm on NBC.

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