In this episode written by Dan Lane we see the sliders slide into a world that seems to be going to hell. Cars are crashes on the sides of the streets, couples are making out like crazy in pubic, food is over priced. The sliders soon learn that they slide into a world that only has two days left before an asteroid hits the Earth. Not a problem for people who can jump from Earth to Earth right? Well here is the catch. . . they slide in 3 days time. One day after the Earth dies.
Remy goes right back to his favorite pastime, blaming Quinn for everything that goes wrong in their lives. He storms out, saying he will be back just before the asteroid hits. Wade says that she wants to go see her family, even if it isn't really her family it would help her deal. Quinn goes with her leaving Arturo alone.
Arturo goes to see what the big brains have to say and he spots the hippie from Earth Prime who says that Albert Einstein got something wrong when he built his nuke and that is why it didn't work. Arturo hears that the reason it didn't work was that there wasn't enough material on Earth to make the bomb go off and Arturo knew that that wasn't true. He teams up with this kid to try and fix the bomb, as luck would have it the kid has the bomb. The government didn't care if someone took it because it didn't work.
Wade's family isn't on this Earth so she goes with Quinn to his house. His family is gone but it is his house. In the basement he finds the sliding machine. The Quinn of this Earth thought it was a time machine but Quinn thinks he can get it up and running again. Wade wants to talk about their feeling but Quinn asks for a half hour to get some work done first. He almost gets it working but it overheats the circuits and knocks out the power. Ruining their last hope. Quinn breaks down.
Remy goes to church to try and find some peace there but he just can't seem to come to grips with the world ending. With his own death. He goes from the church to a nearby party where a married woman starts hitting on him and her husband seems to be ok with it. Even wishes them fun.
Arturo is trying to get work done on the fatman while the hippie keeps blasting music and talking about everything he is going to do with nuclear power after they save the Earth. Arturo doesn't like what he hears but he accepts it until the hippie says that no one in the world will ever mess with them again. After all the USA would have nukes. When the kid goes to the restroom Arturo takes one piece of the blueprints so that the hippie won't be able to figure it out once Arturo is gone.
Remy stumbles into a game of Russian roulette hosted by the husband. He saves the wife who was hitting on him from the room. Quinn tries to be hopeful that they can escape alive but Wade keeps him to reality. The two of them almost kiss but Wade pulls away at the last minute. The two of them have a romantic dinner and talk about everything that has happened. They even dance. They finally kiss!!!! So Arturo picks this moment to come into the house and asks for their help. He tells them he recreated the bomb. It turns out that Einstein messed the bomb up himself.
Quinn and Wade go with Arturo to help set up the bomb. The asteroid is so close they can see it. Remy never came back to meet with them. He is helping out at the church. Feeding the needy with the wife he saved. He seems to have found his peace. He takes off to go catch up with the other sliders. He catches up with them just before the bomb sends off. He even makes amends with Quinn.
The nuke destroys the asteroid saving the day and the Earth. The sliders now have the extra day they need to slide off of this world. The blueprint that Arturo stole falls out of his pocket and the hippie picks it up. This world is now stuck in the hippies hands. Arturo saved the world today only to doom it tomorrow.
Early in the episode a cop tries to give a guy a ticket and he tears it up. Since the world is ending she can't really do anything and just takes off giving him a victory. Once the world is saved she comes back to give him the ticket again. It is little details like that that just make me love this show more and more every episode. Right before the Sliders slide off Arturo learns that he lost the blueprint but it is too late, the vortex is open and he has to go.
Another great episode in the Sliders verse!
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