Welcome to another episode of Sliders, as always out of order! Damn you Fox. This episode was written by Tracy Torme. The episode starts up as a storm is going on and our heroes are trying to make their way out of the woods. Fighting against the rain and the wind. The professor opens the vortex and one by one they jump in. Quinn going last, just as a bolt of lightening strikes it. The others come out on the other side with no Quinn. It's a bit weird that it takes them so long to notice Quinn isn't with them.
Quinn shows up and tries to call out to them, none of them seem to hear him. Wade even walks right through him. Something is wrong, something is very wrong. Wade throws out the theory that Quinn is stuck in the last world while Artuo believes Quinn is just somewhere else in town.
Wade asks how long they have to find Quinn and it is then that they discover that timer is fried. Arturo correctly figures out that a bolt of lightening must have hit the vortex. They have to fix the timer before they have to leave, made all the harder by them not knowing when they have to leave. To make matters worse they are on a word that seems to be stuck back in the fifties. They ask the a police for some help and he tries to arrest Arturo for a watch. Turns out technology is illegal on this world. Quinn uses the fact that the horse can see him to scare it, the horse runs off and the cop chases off after him. The sliders use this chance to run off.
The Sliders make it to the hotel. Arturo can't help but laugh, they have to fix the timer in a world where technology is outlawed. Making everything harder. There is no word from Quinn at the hotel, which we already knew but weighs hard on the others. Remy starts to think like Wade, that Quinn might be stuck on the last world. At the church some lady sees Quinn but tries to pretend like she can't. She starts snapping at him to go away, turns out this lady use to hear voices, everyone else thinks she is crazy. Quinn talks her into helping them.
The lady pushes through a crowd trying to get autographs from people. The note tells them what happened and they all run after the lady. They all see her talking to herself because none of them can see Quinn. She gives them a story to prove she is talking to them but before they can go any farther her mother, who looks like a horrible person pulls the daughter away. Wade believes the lady but Arturo doesn't.
Remy takes the timer and goes to talk to the priest with it. He tells Remy of a man who plays around with technology. It turns out that after World War 2 people have decided that technology wouldn't only lead to the end of times and people decided to stop advancing.
Remy and the others go to find the man. The man is a double of Quinn's father. Turns out that Quinn's double is dead. Quinn's father's Double named Micheal, agrees to let them use his equipment to fix the timer. Arturo uses tech from his watch to replace parts of the timer. Remy makes fun of Wade for kissing Quinn. Wade tries to play it off. Arturo is not anywhere near as good as Quinn. He makes a simple mistake but can't figure it out.
Quinn goes to find the girl again and now she is talking to herself at her job and people are making fun of her. Poor girl. Quinn helps her prove that a rude girl who was making fun of her stole all the money so she agrees to help Quinn. Arturo starts to get worked up and wants to storm out of the house but before he gets up the stairs but the anti tech police show up. Micheal tries to get them off with a warning and they arrest him instead, leaving the sliders down below. They took the timer with them.
Quinn and the girl follow him to a factory and Quinn leaves her outside with the cab while he goes to look inside. Turns out these anti-tech police steal other peoples tech and studies it so that when technology is made legal again they will become rich. Micheal is working with them to get trust and steal it. These people are planning to get what information they need from the sliders and then kill them.
Quinn and the girl show up at the hotel room. He uses her to talk to the sliders. He tells them all about how Micheal wants to milk them for information and then kill them. Arturo and Remy set off an alarm to get everyone out of the factory while they sneak in. The room they need to get into is locked. Arturo smashes his way into the room. Arturo gets what he needs but they spot them leaving.
Arturo and Remy show up at the hotel where the others are waiting for them. He tells them that they have to go back to Micheal's house in order to fix it. The girls mother shows up and demands that she gets back into the car. Arturo tries to stand up for her but the mother won't hear. The girl tells the mother she won't go. She wants to help them. The mother caves.
The sliders break into Micheal's house and Quinn uses the girl to tell Arturo how to fix the timer. The mother gives them a hairpin and it lets Arturo fix it. With 17 seconds left they Micheal shows up and demands the timer. Arturo activates the vortex. He offers him a chance to come with them. Micheal wants to shoot Arturo but Quinn, who can now be seen in the vortex asks him to put the gun down. Micheal does it. The sliders want to go through the vortex but it isn't active on the astral plan. He is going to be stuck there. The others go on without him for they have no other choice. Arturo promises to come back for him, Remy tells him he loves him and Wade, well it is a heartbreaking goodbye, she doesn't want to go but Quinn talks her into it. She has to go or be stuck here. It breaks her heart but she does it.
I believe this is the first time they state how long the vortex stays open, 60 seconds. Quinn is stuck there, he feels defeated but the vortex passes through the astral plane, he tells her to give his love to his father's double and jumps into the vortex. He arrives on the next world a few minutes after the others. It is a cheerful reunion on a nudest world. Got to love Sliders.
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