IN MEMORY ON KENNETH STEADMAN
The Sliders drive out into the desert and are chased by 'desert rats.' The Sliders are shot at, but Devin knows the shooters and when they find out Devin is with them, they stop. Cutter, the leader, takes them to water. Devin has a gift which enables her to find water in the desert. Jeremy watches her find the water. Afterwards, she collapses and they all pitch tents by the water Devin found.
The Sliders talk to one of the desert rats and discover that Cutter found Devin when she was a little girl and has looked after her since and also that she locates water for their group. Jeremy begins to creep up on the camp. Wade goes to bed in her tent. Jeremy kidnaps her thinking she'd Devin.
When Wade and Jeremy wake in the morning, he realises he got the wrong girl. He takes her back towards the camp he took her from. Jeremy tells Wade that Devin is of his tribe, but she doesn't remember because Cutter stole her when she was small.
The guys discover Wade has gone and decide to find Wade before Cutter does because he is violent and unpredictable.
Jeremy runs out of gas before they reach the camp so he and Wade are forced to get out and walk. He tells her he is a water bearer from the lost city of Aquarius and the women of his tribe has special powers such as telepathy.
The Sliders see Wade and Jeremy making their way towards them. Wade explains to Remmy about Devin. She then talks to Devin and shows her where Jeremy is.
Cutter drives up a sand dune (?) into a trap set by the sliders. Quinn keeps Cutter busy while Rembrandt picks up Devin. The Sliders drive off, leaving Cutter behind. Arturo doesn't feel well. Cutter returns to Sand Pit and makes Diggs give him the amulet he took from Devin. He discovers it is a kind of homing device to take her home.
At the saem time, Jeremy teaches this to Quinn. Devin reaches telepathically to her mother. They get to the city of Aquarius. Devin has a flashback; Cutter killed her father and took her away. They use Jeremy's amulet to open the door. Cutter also finds the city.
Inside, the sliders see the city and are given water of which there seems to be plenty here. Devin meets her mother for the first time in ages. Quinn makes Arturo go to see the MasterHealer. The Healer speaks the words, "Go the ceremony is over," in a strange language without realising. Arturo translates. Devin and Jeremy were matched as children.
There isn't long until the slide and the sliders go outside to do so and run into Cutter. They try to go back in, but find the door shut behind them. They throw stones at Cutter's gang to keep them back. Wade speaks telepathically to Devin to open the door. Devin gets the door open and the sliders go back inside. Cutter then uses Devin's amulet to go inside. A rockfall blocks most of the gang, but Cutter gets through and takes Rembrandt hostage so he can get Devin back. Devin goes towards him, but does something wierd to his mind and gets the amulet back. Quinn opens the vortex and the sliders jump in.
Back at Diggs' place, a now mad Cutter attempts to pinpoint the location of the lost city of Aquarius, without much luck.
Did you notice?
*The Last Chance Catina at the Sand Pit has these names on the map:
The Sand Pit