***The following interview contains spoilers for 1.04***
Tonight NBC aired an all-new episode of Quantum Leap
in which Ben (Raymond Lee) leapt into the 1980s into the body of a female bounty hunter, Eva Sandoval. When Ben tried to repair Eva’s relationship with Jake (Justin Hartley), he started to remember his own past, which included his engagement to Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who serves as his hologram and helper during the leaps.
Ben’s memory returning is an exciting change according to Bassett, who recently spoke with SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview. “That is when I think it really starts to open up,” the actress told the site, “because every time he has a memory now, it's just another piece of the puzzle...It allows it just storytelling-wise to happen in the scene in the moment…So, I think the audience will see a much more alive, real, tangible relationship.”
Having worked as an intelligence analyst in the army during which time she earned a law degree, Bassett only more recently transitioned to acting. With Addison being her first big role, it’s been an intense adjustment period, but it’s been a positive experience that she’s grateful for. “I think it's just like starting anything big,” said the star, “Like, when I went to law school, or when I was in the military, you just kind of have to jump in, and luckily, I'm with possibly the kindest, most supportive cast and crew on the planet. So, I just feel so lucky not only to have such an amazing, meaty, complicated, fun, exciting role on a fun, exciting show, but then to have the support of who I have, I'm the luckiest person on the planet.”