Hello and welcome to the first episode of season 3 of Sliders, or well the second episode, which was supposed to be the first if it wasn't for Fox changing the order. This episode changes the rules of the game and should be viewed first, but logic has no meaning to some people.
It was written by the team of Tony Blake and Paul Jackson, directed by Richard Compton and has one of the more what the fuck plots of the show. I really love this episode and it gets referenced a lot, even in later seasons.
The Sliders end up landing in a subway tunnel as the train heads right towards them. They have to take off running, a task made all the harder when Remy trips and gets his shoe stuck in the rail. They try to get his new shoe off, but they can't do it in time. Luckily for them, this earth has a daily blackout. The train powers down. Giving them the time they need to escape with their lives.
On this world, gas is $410. That's insane. Who can afford that. They don't sell hotdogs. This whole world seems to be poor. That is until the only car we see pulls up with a plate that reads the crying man. She seems to be a big fan of Remy's double. She hits on him while the others learn that the whole paper in this world is one page.
They have 32 hours, so Remy goes with this new woman and enjoys lunch out in LA. Guys in motorcycles show up looking for them, they take off running. They end up trapped, when a woman takes off her helmet and refers to them as Sliders. She knows the Professors double. Her name is Logan. That's important! She studies Sliding technology.
The Professor's double died a few days before they arrived. Arturo finds this an odd turn of events. Sliding on this world isn't perfected yet. Everything that goes into the vertex comes out corrupted. Quinn and Logan come to an agreement. He will help her fix it so things don't burn up on reentry and she will help him control where they go.
Meanwhile, we start to learn that Remy is on a date with a stalker. When he goes to the restroom, we learn that his date thinks they are engaged. Is she engaged to his double, or just crazy? Who the hell knows.
Logan learns that she is Quinn's double. A female double. What a crazy turn of events. They are the same person, just with different names and different genders. We've never seen that before. It's kind of cool.
Wade is starting to get freaked out that they are being watched and Arturo believes that something is wrong with how his doubled died. Logan starts to hit on Quinn. It's a bit weird.
At the hotel we learn that Arturo was having an affair with Logan. Which shows us that she was lying to them, about that at least. The mystery is afoot.
Remy ends up finding a room that is a creepy shrine to him. She then walks into the room in a wedding dress. He needs to escape and fast, this woman is insane.
Logan opens up a vertex which gets out of control. Quinn ends up saving her life. This is where we learn there is more going on than we thought. The vertex had enough power to send an army through it. Why would they need that kind of power?
By this point we have three different stories going on. Remy with his stalker. Quinn with his double and trying to figure out how to fix the sliding device. Finally, Wade and Arturo trying to solve the other Arturo's murder.
Logan tries to get Quinn to skip the slide and stay with her. She even kisses him. She knows that they are the same person and she is using that to seduce him. It's a little creepy.
Wade uncovers footage of Logan pushing Arturo into the wormhole. They copy the file onto a floppy, such old times. Everything is starting to come to a head. At least until Wade gets caught and looses the footage.
Arturo tells Quinn everything, they are concerned that Wade is being hurt by the people who Logan works for, but she shows up and tells them how she escaped. She tells Quinn that he should still go to work. She even yells at Arturo, giving us a hint that she is not who she claims to be. Quinn goes back to the office.
Remy is trying to escape from his stalker, who wants him to sing for her. She wants him to sing for her, but he doesn't know his double's songs. Before he can get out of there, her real boyfriend shows up and he has to escape. He manages to get out of the house, meaning he only has a few hours to get all the way up to San Francisco. Remy and fake Wade learn that the Arturo double had a disk that proves how evil the company is. The double's wife lets slip that Arturo's double invented sliding and Wade lets slip that she thought he invented it on both worlds. He ties her up. They now have to find the real Wade before they leave.
Remy climbs onto the top of a train to make it in time. It's a crazy idea, but it's that or end up getting killed by the crazy boyfriend. This train goes over 200 miles an hour. Remy uses his belt to try and keep himself on the train, between that and the other guy on the roof he manages to stay on.
Quinn and Arturo start looking for the disk, which they find. They now have to trade it for Wade and escape before it's too late. They watch the disk and learn that Logan wants to use sliding to raid other world's for their resources.
Logan tells Quinn that they are doubles and she won't give them Wade. Quinn freaks out a little, not that I could blame him. That would weird me out as well. They fight and Logan pushes our Arturo into the vertex as well.
Thank god the vertex is fixed and Arturo returns to the world. Everyone thinks he is dead, he has time to try and save everyone. Quinn puts a virus in the computer and won't fix it till Wade is brought to him. Arturo shows up with a gun and helps them escape. Logan finds out that the computer had figured out her problem but Quinn had erased it. She is pissed, but too bad. She shouldn't have been evil.
Remy shows up at the hotel with a few minutes to spare, luckily Quinn and the others are right behind him. They open the vertex just as the bad guys show up. They live to slide another day. They land in LA, they learn that Logan switched out the chips in the timer. They can now land anywhere between LA and San Fran. Logan shows up and holds them at gun point. She wants the Quinn to come with her, He won't go, she shoots Wade but the Vertex pulls her and the bullet back into the timer. Quinn didn't send her home. She is now loose in the multiverse. Who knows where she has ended up. She could run into them at anytime on any world. God I love this show!
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