One of my favorite episodes from season one, Eggheads written by Jacob Epstein & Scott Smith Miller. The sliders end up stuck on this world for 5 days. There are scientists on all the posters and Quinn is on a giant billboard. People rush him and start asking for his autographs. It seems that on this world intelligence is prized and scientists are this worlds version of athletes.
Remy gets them a cab to escape from the crowd who all but climb on top of the cab. The Quinn and Arturo of this world are known as the Sliders, it seems they slide off this world a while ago. Quinn thinks that if he can use his doubles equipment than he can get them home. They rush to his doubles house.
The house is for sale but the asking price is so high no one has bought it yet so the Sliders make themselves at home. Down in the basement there is no Sliding machine. It is starting to look like maybe he didn't slide. Quinn and Arturo decide to take over the lives of their doubles.
On this world Arturo is the chairman of the university and just as famous as Quinn. Quinn is called down to practice for what seems to be athletic and intellectual at the same time. Quinn is the captain of the team and his men don't much care for his return. It turns out that the guy who was feeling in for him is working with someone who threatened Quinn to leave. It seems on this world Quinn is the best at this game.
Arturo has a pretty young woman in his office, he is excited until he is served divorce papers. I get why they are taking over their doubles lives to try and make their way home but it seems to me that they are ruining their doubles lives and they don't seem to care or even give it any thought. Quinn is not doing so well in the game while Arturo figures out the woman divorcing him is his late wife. The poor guy.
About half way through the game Quinn finally starts to get the hang of it. Quinn makes it and takes the square he needed to win the game. What the hell did I just watch? Remy lost all of their money betting against Quinn. They make it home and it seems the mafia is there waiting for Quinn. He is in trouble. He tells Quinn that if he throws the next match he will make the million dollars go away.
Arturo goes to visit his late wife, or really his doubles soon to be ex-wife. He believes that his double is in Europe and Quinn's is on the run. That there is in fact no sliding device on this world. Quinn tries to quit the team but his teammate won't pass on his message, he makes Quinn tell the coach himself. The coach is not happy that Quinn is costing him everything. Quinn leaves but no sooner does he make it to the end of the field than he meets two FBI agents. He makes a deal with the agents to set up the mafia and still win the game for the coach. Arturo meets with his ex-wife.
Quinn takes the field once more. He is kicking ass in the game. While he is playing, Arturo is recording a message for this worlds Arturo trying to convince him to fix things with his wife. He gives the tape to his secretary and tells her to give the tape to him the second he gets back. The mafia shows up and Quinn tells the coach to take him out, Quinn tells the coach about the player working for the mob. Things are getting tense in these last few minutes.
The mob chase Quinn out of the arena and it is seen all over TV. They have 2 minutes till the slide and they rush up stairs trying to avoid being caught by the mob. They make it with just 30 second to spare but the Mafia get there with their guns drawn just in time. Things don't look good for our heroes till the FBI shows up. They sliders open the vortex and slide out, thus ending another great episode of this 90's gem.
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The show that got me into TV, Sliders!!!