Some more jumping around in the viewing order thanks to our friends over at Fox. Episode 8 which should have been episode 6 written by Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin starts off with our heroes landing in what looks to be a jungle. They have about 6 and a half weeks until the next slide. Remy wastes no time in once more blaming Quinn for everything.
The sliders think they might be home, Arturo says that the food sold at the stand is the best in the world. They fight over how to split it. Arturo says that it could be home. Clinton is president, only it isn't Bill, it is Hillary. Hey maybe they didn't go to another world, maybe they just went to the future? No it's another world and hopefully she doesn't become our next president.
They find out very soon that this world treats men the way that our world treats women. The four of them have no money and they have to quickly find jobs if they want to get a place to stay. Remy starts singing asking for change. Quinn tries to work but he can only get work as a nanny. Men have no rights on this world. Remy wears out his voice, but he sang enough to get them a room. They just don't have the money for real food. Wade on the other hand gets a job. She is working for the mayor. Who gave her a cash advance. They have money! The mayor needs people to help with the campaign and Wade gets the guys jobs. The Sliders are going to be having money soon!
Arturo quickly gets into it with a woman on the elevator. She quickly puts him in his place. This is not the world for him, it is made even worse by the fact that the woman he hit on and got shot down by is the mayor. His new boss. Arturo is not fitting into this world at all. He is a bit of sexist himself and being on the other side of it doesn't sit well with him. A random guy talks to Arturo about his views and tells him that he has a offer that he might like.
Quinn is in his interview and is quickly put down and treated like a sex object by the lady who is interviewing him. He doesn't feel comfortable in it but there isn't much he can do about it. Arturo didn't do as well and was turned away. The reporter from earlier asks Arturo for a few minutes of his time.
He takes Arturo to a bar and they tell him that they agree with his views. They want him to run for mayor. He is in shock and doesn't have anything to say. He agreed and Wade tries to talk him out of it. Throwing his own words at him. He wants to help men get equal rights on this world. They slide on the same day the election is set to end so it works out perfectly.
Wade and Quinn are dating, I don't remember that and I've seen this show a million times. I always remember them as flirting and skating around a relationship but never going all the way for it. A girl pulls up and picks Remy off the street telling him she can help him get signed. He goes with her to lunch to talk all about it.
Arturo jumps right into his campaigning. It is not going well for him. He makes the news but as a joke. Wade keeps pointing out that men are bad and women are good. Wade and Arturo are the same on this issue but from the opposite sides. Wade tries to drag Quinn into the fight but he is smart enough to stay silent. Meanwhile Remy goes home with the lady who picked him. She is such a guy, right down to the horrible pick up lines. He asks about the record producers and she says all in good time and starts kissing on him. Telling him if he wants her help she has to help him.
Arturos campaign starts gaining steam. Not a lot but a great deal more than anyone ever thought. He even gets a debate like he was asking for. He is doing good and his office is attacked. People are not happy with what he is doing. He gets a call with a bomb threat.
Remy got laid is beyond happy about it. Quinn calls him, how did he get the ladies phone number? Unless Remy has been staying there a few days. Quinn is getting just as tired of this world as Arturo. He isn't liking how he is being treated either. The mayor calls Quinn into her office where she shows him a slam ad against Arturo. Quinn asks to talk to Wade, she tells Quinn that she had nothing to do with this. He is pissed at her for siding with the mayor over Arturo. Quinn quits and problems between the two are building.
Quinn goes to see Arturo and tries to talk him out of continuing the election. Arturo says he has to, he is even going to stay on this world if he wins. Remy meets his new girls ex boyfriend who shows up uninvited and tries to chase Remy out. They get into it. Remy finds out that she isn't even a record producer.
Someone shoots at Arturo. Things are getting worse and worse. Wade's sexism is getting more and more annoying. Remy is getting more and more hurt by this girl. She takes him for granted and he is starting to bitch and whine about it. She kicks him out. Arturo tries to throw the election. He thinks that if he withdraws it would throw men back many decades but if he loses it wouldn't hurt the cause. He plans to cry during the debate, turning the crowd against him. He storms off stage crying. The people who have been pushing him to become mayor come up and tell him that while he pushed some of his supports away he gained even more. It helped him instead of hurting him. He now has a good shot at winning.
Arturo still hasn't decided on if he was going to stay or not. Wade and Arturo make a bet, if he loses than he is Wade's slave on the next slide. He is announced the loser and gives a speech telling his people to fight on. Arturo agrees to slide away. The sliders jump through the vortex, moments later it comes out that the numbers were wrong, Arturo won. He was elected mayor! He will just never know!
The Sliders are on a paradise world and Arturo is stuck serving Wade hand and foot. Sucks for him, the slide lasts just over 9 days.
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The show that got me into TV, Sliders!!!