Quantum Leap’s Addison Should Be Sam Beckett’s Granddaughter
Today, I explained why Addison Augustine on the current Quantum Leap series should be Sam Beckett’s granddaughter.
This is “All I Really Wanna Do,” a feature where I offer my personal take on what a TV show/movie/etc. should do with a notable (sometimes difficult) decision.
I was quite proud of this idea, but after searching it on Twitter, I saw user GamingJoy515 also had this same idea, so, well, great minds think alike, Joy! I came up with it independent of Joy, but Joy got there first, so just want to give her her due credit up front.
In the fifth season of the classic Quantum Leap series, the show’s low ratings forced it to try a number of gimmicks. Some worked better than others, but one of the gimmicks that I think worked well was the three-part story, “Trilogy,” where Sam leaps into the life of a woman, Abigail Fuller, at three different points in her life, from childhood, to young adulthood to when she was a grown woman, from 1955 to 1978. It was a sort of Southern Gothic tragedy.
In any event, in the second part of the story, Sam leaps into the life of Abigail’s fiancee, and he has sex with Abigail in the episode. Sam leaps right before the fiancee is killed, so Sam survives. In the third part, he realizes that Abigail’s daughter, Sammy Jo Fuller, is his biological daughter (remember, Sam physically leaps himself into the past. People see the other person, but it is physically Sam, so if he gets someone pregnant, it’s his baby, DNA-wise). Like Sam, she is a genius.
At the end of the episode, Al confirms that Sammy Jo is his daughter and that she actually works at Project Quantum Leap in their present day (so, around the year 2000 by that point). So she’d be 33 in 2000.
Therefore, I think it would be cool if the current Quantum Leap‘s Addison Augustine, the “Al” to Ben Song’s “Sam” in the current Quantum Leap (and the person who was originally intended to be the leaper for this revived Project Quantum Leap), was the daughter of Sammy Jo Fuller (obviously having married someone named Augustine). Remember, Sammy Jo doesn’t know Sam is her biological father. So her daughter, Addison could then continue her mother’s work on this project and, of course, also be biologically related to the original leaper, Sam Beckett, without anyone knowing.
That’s be cool, right?
This feature is a bit more me-specific, but heck, feel free to suggest similar concepts to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and if I think they’re cool, I can run them, as well, just saying that they’re what YOU would have done!
3 thoughts on “Quantum Leap’s Addison Should Be Sam Beckett’s Granddaughter”
I agree she is in the right age group and it makes sense.
I had the same thought, especially with some of her facial features looking a bit like Scott Bakula to me.
Her not knowing about this, and Ben knowing could be part of the reason he is searching for Sam, to bring him to their wedding.
ummm. did you even watch the show? part 1 Sam was the dad, he was the one that Sam leaps out of before he dies. He does leap into her fiance Will (part 2) but protects Abigail from being hung then shot. Will wasn’t injured at all an wasn’t going to die before Sam lept. in fact, Sam tells her that he loves her and that she should always remember that no matter what, they belong to each other. Part 3, Sam is the lawyer that helped save Abigail in part 2 from being shot and hung.