Return of The Evil Leaper (aka. Evil Leaper II: The Return) is the second episode of Quantum Leap featuring the Evil Leapers; it is the 16th episode in Season 5 of the series, as well as the 91st overall series episode. Written by Richard C. Okie, the episode, which was directed by Harvey Laidman, premiered on NBC-TV on February 23, 1993 alongside "Revenge of The Evil Leaper" as a special two hour episode.
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Sam leaps into a college fraternity and again meets Alia from the Evil Leaper Project.
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As a nerdy college kid named Arnold Watkins (played by Tristan Tait) who dresses up as a self-professed campus "superhero". As Sam leaps into Arnold, he finds himself laying on a moving car in a funny cape. The person driving the car shouts "Arnold, what are you doing? Get off!". Another car goes right next to them. The cars stop and Sam flies off, tumbling on the ground. A group of people surrounds him. They are mad at Sam for ruining their race and just as they are about to start a fight, police arrive.
Sam must stop a fraternity from holding chicken races as part of their initiation. While back in the waiting room, Al must convince Sam's host to give up his dangerous lifestyle and help him deal with the murder of his parents. However, the sudden return of the Evil Leaper Alia (played by Renée Coleman) makes the task significantly harder.
After revealing each other, Sam finds out from Alia that she wants to escape the Evil Leaper Project, but doesn't know how. Sam theorises that if they are touching when they leap, they will leap together, possibly causing the Evil Leapers to lose her. Al persuades Arnold to abandon his hero complex, and with Alia's help Sam stops the fraternity's races. Zoey threatens Alia as she and Sam are simultaneously surrounded by blue and red light and leap together, leaving it unclear whether Alia has leaped with Sam or Sam has leaped with Alia.