Welcome to the blog all about Sliders, this entry is all about the western episode written by Scott Smith Miller. A young boy is practicing shooting as the vortex opens and our heroes come sliding out. He sees the whole thing. They ask the boy where the nearest restaurant is and he gives them directions. They set off but not before Wade gives one of her famous anti-men lines.
It seems on this world San Fran is apart of Texas. As a Californian who moved to Texas let me just say that is a crying shame. It breaks my heart. In this bar we see that the stock market is shown above the bar. Quinn breaks up a bar fight and the man grabs Wade and pulls her in as a hostage. Quinn demands he let her go and the man tosses Quinn a gun, telling him he has till the count of three to draw. Quinn fires and kills the man in self-defense. The look on your face tells you how sick he feels about it. But honestly, what would you do? If it was me and I could either shoot or die, I'd shot and I'm sure most if not all of you would have too. The greatest instinct any living creature has is survival. Everyone seems to be celebrating Quinn who is in shock as the police show up.
They arrest Quinn and we learn that lawyers use guns on this world to deal with conflicts. Arturo finally shows up as the police car drives away. A lawyer shows up to collect Quinn. The sheriff doesn't want to at first but the lawyer punks him out. Quinn is scared and who can blame him.
Quinn is brought before the boss of the man who he killed. Quinn is confused and scared and offered a job. This is a weird world. Very weird indeed. Quinn calls to let Remy and the others know he is ok before going back to the lawyer showing him around. Even this new bar is giving Quinn cheers for killing the man. This world seems to love its murderers. A man calls out Quinn out in the middle of the bar. Seems he wants the job that Quinn was just offered. The lawyer showing Quinn around kills him instead, saving Quinn. If I were Quinn, I'd be counting down the seconds till I was off this messed up world.
Quinn makes it back to the hotel drunk out of his mind. Everyone wants to kill Quinn and prove they are better than him. Wade tells Remy they need to get out of town first thing in the morning. We learn that the man who is trying to hire Quinn is also trying to steal the company from a woman who has a chip that is going to change computers forever. She needs help fast or she will lose everything.
The guilt is starting to wash over Quinn and nothing he can do can change that. The damn kid from the beginning is already looking up to Quinn and thinks he is the greatest hero every. Wade tries to tell him that Quinn doesn't like killing but the kid doesn't want to hear it.
The lady who has the chip, and also happens to be the mother of the boy goes to talk to Quinn once she finds out he isn't a gun swinger. She tells him that she is the one who killed the guy not Quinn. Just then that lawyer who saved him shows up and asks Quinn to go with him. She tells Quinn to play along. The two of them start shooting target practice and we see just how bad Quinn is at shooting.
The lady asks Remy to sit in for her at a poker game, a poker game that controls her stock. She tells him just to fold every time. She can't afford anymore than that. This world is insane. Her attorney who was supposed to play poker for her was killed. Remy folds on a fullhouse. What the hell!! The police won't even look into the murder. They just send Wade away. What cowards.
The law firms turns on Quinn, thinking he is working with the woman. They try to punk Quinn out but he bluffs his way out of the office. Thank God that worked otherwise he would have been dead. The lawyer who helped Quinn out gets fired for Quinn's action. Meanwhile Remy started playing for real and is cleaning house for the lady. Wade tells Remy to cash out. The rest of the table is not happy.
A hostel take over is under way. Things are going down and fast. The kid keeps talking about how great Quinn is but they all just send him away. He calls Quinn a coward as he runs off. The kid steals Quinn's gun. She either has to give up the company or Quinn dies. That is when Wade notices that the gun is gone and they all chase after the kid who is nowhere to be seen.
He walks into the bad guys office with his gun pulled out. He is ready to fire, he tells them who he is and why he is after them. Quinn shows up just in time and starts trying to talk the kid down. The kid listens and gives Quinn the gun just as the sheriff shows up. Once more Wade goes on a rant, this time against guns. Quinn gets ready to go up against the best gun in the east. Quinn is going to die.
Everyone shows up to watch the showdown. Quinn takes off his gunbelt and the gunman says he is still going to shoot. Quinn then starts giving a speech to everyone. He then calls out the sheriff. The gunman is ordered to shoot but he won't do it. The boss pulls out his gun but the lawyer who helped Quinn before stands in the way. Others move into the way blocking Quinn from dying as well. Arturo opens the vortex. The Sheriff arrests the boss and the woman's company is saved. More so by the fact that Remy won her all that money for it. The Sliders made things better on this world.
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The show that got me into TV, Sliders!!!