Apr 23, 1999
Season 4 Episode 22
The Sliders land in a barren field outside some small town, primed for another adventure… until they learn that they are stuck on this world for 26 days. Several days later, boredom and frustration set in: Quinn and Colin resort to tinkering with a truck at a deserted gas station. Maggie, the only Slider to have found a paying job in this desolate place, returns from her waitressing job -- she was fired. Rembrandt scavenges some reading material, and as they all relax, he pores over a science fiction novel. He points out some similarities between it and their adventures: inter-dimensional travel, Kromagg-like creatures; and a biological weapon developed to destroy them. Believing that this world may be more interesting than originally thought, Quinn researches the author, but finds he is a recluse who lives up in the mountains. The Sliders find the cabin, and after noticing some activity, knock at the door. Catherine turns them away, but when they reveal they are inter-dimensional travelers, her father, Isaac Clark -- the book's author -- wants to hear their story. After their story is finished, Catherine ridicules them -- but Isaac believes them. After all, he knew Quinn and Colin's parents.