Now I know you are wondering why I jumped to episode 6 and skipped 3-5, well Fox aired the show out of order, like it does with so many shows. So I thought I'd go through them the way they were meant to be seen instead of the way they were shown. So that would make the next episode Summer of Love by Tracy Tormé! The creator himself.
The episode starts with the damn hippie from the last episode getting arrested by the FBI. He is taken to Quinn's basement and shown pictures of everyone who vanished. The FBI is looking into where they could have gone. They have even figured that the Crying man is gone as well. They think that the hippie knows what happened to them. He tells them that the bridge that Quinn is talking about leads to another Earth.
The four sliders exit the wormhole on an Earth that seems to have no people on it. The timer is sparking. Things are not going well for our heroes. A swarm is entering the town and the four friends have 10 minutes to escape. Remy starts freaking out demanding to go home or at least get out of there. Quinn says the timer is on its last legs, if it doesn't cool off it could break, he opens it anyways. Wade and Remy jump through and the vortex closes, the bugs close in and the vortex reopens so that Arturo and Quinn can enter, a few bugs catch a ride.
Remy and Wade are dumped out in the middle of a hippie camp as the vortex closes. No sign of Quinn or Arturo or the damn bugs that all get dumped out elsewhere. Is it the same world? Who knows. How fast do those bugs reproduce? Who knows but it could be the end for this world thanks to these two. One of the bugs is on Arturo's back about to bite him. He asks Quinn for help, he picks up a rock and tells Arturo that he use to be a quarterback. He throws the rock, hitting the bug and knocking Arturo out. He must not have been a good one.
Wade and Remy think that they are stuck on this strange new world forever. The hippies introduce themselves to them, they think that they are gods. Remy thinks they might be home until he asks who is president. Quinn uses a bandana to help Arturo's wound heal. This world seems to be stuck in the 60's. It could be the same world that the others are on, it seems to fit together nicely.
Remy loves all the attention that he is getting and thinks that it is all because he is the crying man. Remy's go rivals my own. You have to love it. He goes into town to look for their friends and the hippies tell them that they will do anything he ever asks of them. The hippies are rich and worship Remy. He drives right past Quinn and Arturo and didn't even see them. He visits his old house and some kids are scared to see him. There is a party going on and he crashes it just to see what is going on. Turns out it is his doubles funeral. It gets worse, there is no body, he is just MIA and believed dead. Remy stays and listens to them talk about him, he is going to get himself in so much trouble.
His brother, or his doubles brother starts talking about how he is better than Remy. Even a better singer and Remy steps out and talks shit. Making everyone there think that their Remy is alive. Now if his Remy never became a professional singer, doesn't it click in his head that the hippies aren't loving him because of the crying man? His doubles wife is the one who got away on his world.
Quinn and Quinn meet the hippie from their world, he is a clean cut republican on this world. Far different from his counter part on Earth Prime. Earth Prime is what the sliders will call their Earth soon. Remy is good with staying now. He has everything he ever wanted. It's as if his life is perfect. Remy finds out that he had to bug his wife for 10 years before she even goes out with him. She isn't who he thought she was.
Wade is loving being in charge of the hippies. She is worried about Remy but not enough to go looking for them. Arturo and Quinn figure out that the timer is broken and have to rework everything. The two men rent a loft from a crazy old lady who thinks that they are hippies and reports them to the government. She says that they are planning to kill the president. What the hell? Crazy old lady!
Arturo is hard at work on the equation while Quinn is sleeping. They switch roles, Arturo goes to sleep and Quinn has to get to work. After the first night of crazy loving Remy is worn out. His son is rude as hell to him. This life is not what he was asking for. His double is the most whipped man alive from what his doubles son says. She starts nagging as soon as she gets up. His day of fun is ruined. The hippies ask her what happens when you die and she tells them she never died and now they think she is immortal. These people are crazy. Wade plays along, not sure what else she can do.
Remy is hating his new life when his doubles son brings in a note saying that his double has been found alive. His double's wife goes to get her shotgun and chases Remy out of the house, firing the gun at him. Quinn makes it back to the loft and brings food for Arturo and tells him what the war is about. All the food he brings is junk food. He has to be a collage student, I would have done the same. He also gets Arturo hippie clothes. Arturo stayed awake all night working on the equation and was having a great deal of trouble. Quinn figured it out in no time. He is just about to explain it to Arturo when the feds show up and arrest them. They hear Remy singing outside. Arturo gets an FBI agents gun so that Quinn can run after Remy. He catches up to him. They now know that they are on the same Earth. Arturo runs after them with the FBI close on his tail. They take off in a hurry and Arturo tosses the gun.
Wade is so excited to see Quinn but that happiness comes crashing down when she gets into it with Arturo about if they should get involved in the worlds they visit. They open the vortex, the argument not finished and hop through the vortex as the FBI shows up.
They end up on another world that seems empty and the timer now counts down. Once more the city is empty and a tidal wave is coming right for them. They have 48 minutes till the slide and the wave is a hell of a lot closer than that.
Another great episode of a great show!
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