Kevin Spritas as Bob Thompson in the episode "Camikazi Kid" in Season 1
|Used car dealership salesman|
|Gets dumped by fiancee Cheryl, who becomes aware of his true colors with the help of Dr. Samuel Beckett who leaps into her brother Cam, as he is revealed to her as an abusive drinker |
promises to get involved with Cheryl into the Peace Corps, when he really has plans of going into his dad's used car business
|Appeared on:||Quantum Leap (TV series)|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Camikazi Kid" in Season 1|
|Character played by:||Kevin Spirtas|
When Sam leaps into Cam Wilson, a pimply teenager, it is to try to save the future of Cam's older sister, Cheryl Wilson (Romy Windson), is engaged to Bob, whom Sam discovers, is actually an abusive alcoholic. Haunted by memories of his own sister's brief marriage to a similarly abusive man, Sam is determined to stop the wedding.
As Al tells Sam about his mission as Cam, he explains that, though Cheryl and Bob appear to be a happy couple, Bob is in fact a mean-spirited drunk, who regularly beats on Cheryl. After they had gotten married, as recorded in the original timeline of future events, Bob never lived up to his promise of joining the Peace Corps, and Cheryl never got to see the world like she wanted to.
After Cam, who supposedly had the slowest car on the block, beats Bob in a drag race challenge between their two cars which he challenged Bob to,
Cheryl, who already had been assaulted by her soon to he uusband Bob outside of the Wilson home, has her eyes opened without a shadow of a doubt, about the character, or lack thereof of the guy she was about to wed, as he tries to get his sidekicks, the Impalas, to run over her brother Cam; when Cheryl tells him that their upcoming wedding is off and their relationship is over, he tries to hit her again, but Cam, who saw the events that happened outside of their home just days earlier, and who had confronted Bob when it happened, stops him and puches him out, as he saves his sister from making a big mistake in marrying Bob.