Season 1 comes to an end in this episode penned by Jon Povill all about the evils of the lottery. The sliders land on a new world and right away find a cute little dog that Wade takes around town. She also starts a diary about what it is happening. Everyone on this world seems happy and everything is cheap. Arturo drops his wallet and some kid just runs up and returns it to him. They have ATMs that give you how ever much money you want. Arturo warns them to be careful, they only have 3 days here and they don't know all the rules. Remy take 5 grand, Arturo take $5 and Wade takes a grand. Two guys watching on talk about how brave they are. Makes you wonder what the catch for the money is.
This world even has public cars that anyone can take and drive. What a crazy world that just loves its people. The Sliders need to open their eyes and see that this world is far too good to be true. Something is wrong and they just looked a little harder they would see it. It seems that on this world there is only 500 million people.
Quinn and Wade go horse back riding while Arturo and Remy go fishing. Quinn hits his head and falls hard. It seems that his and Wade's relationship is on a bit of a break. He wants to move forward but she doesn't. I feel like I missed something. She starts telling Quinn that she wants to stay on this world, it is better than being stuck on some hell world down the line. Quinn doesn't agree and it causes a rift between them. That night they eat the fish Remy and Arturo caught.
Wade won the lottery. She gets the white card, it means that anyone has to give her anything she wants. It all seems too good to be true. And normally things that seem to good to be true are too good to be true. Quinn is the only one who seems to think about this. Wade is thinking about staying here and Quinn couldn't be more upset. She wants him to be happy for her but he just can't seem to bring himself to feeling that way.
Remy started dating another winner. She says that security is so tight in case the right to lifers give them any problems. I like how none of them find it weird that they would attack here. Another winner Remy's date tells him she wants to spend the rest of her life with him, he seems weirded out by it and who can blame him. The right to lifers stop Quinn and give him a flyer, whatever it says makes him rush to Wade's side. Remy's date wants to have sex on the dance floor. I like how he gets lucky on every world. That man is a player. The two of them sneak away. Wade and her new date are really hitting it off. Arturo is starting to find out what the lottery winners really win.
Quinn can't get in because Arturo is Wade's date. Quinn tells Arturo that winning is population control. They kill the winners. They inform Remy and Wade. They can't sneak Wade out of here and Quinn is jealous of her new date. Remy wants to bring his new date with them. Quinn and Arturo explain to him how adding more people to the vortex drains the power more and more and it might make it so that none of them can make it through.
Arturo and Quinn argue about the merits of what this world does. Arturo says he doesn't agree with what they do as a man but as a scientist he thinks that it is far more humane than their own world. Remy tells his date he wants a future with her and she thinks he means to die with her. He tells her everything and she seems like she wants to go along with it. No one has seen or heard from Wade.
Wade is with her date and she tells him the truth as well. Is everyone telling everyone about sliding? She tells him she doesn't want to die. It turns out if you try to cheat the lottery they will make you feel pain before killing you. She invites her date on the slide as well. He walks off. I like how they told Remy he is pushing it but Wade just invites more people.
Remy shows up at his dates room and gets arrested. She turned him in. That is why you don't trust people, they just turn on you for money. Quinn and Arturo start to get worried about what is taking everyone so long. Quinn goes to find them.
Remy's date kills herself right in front of him. He is then pulled away. He is going to be put to death in a very painful way. Wade tells Arturo they need to walk the dog so they can talk without being over heard. They spot Remy getting arrested. Quinn and Arturo go to find Remy and give Wade the timer. Telling her to slide if they don't make it back in time otherwise she will be killed.
Protestors stop the prison van that is holding Remy. It gives Quinn and Arturo a chance to catch up with him. Quinn turns the mob against the police and gets them to help him save Remy. Remy is freed and the 3 guys rush back to find Wade who is hiding out in ballroom with the dog she found that keeps barking. They catch Wade but the other winner saves her. The other sliders get there just as the timer gets to zero. They have to go now. The vortex opens and they bring Wade's new friend with them.
They all make it to the new world but Quinn has been shot and fall down. The episode and the season end with Wade screaming no over his motionless body. Is that the way to end a season or what? How could anyone not love this show?
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The show that got me into TV, Sliders!!!