Rembrandt has been reading a lot. They are all bored. Remmy has been reading a sci-fi novel which seems to be based around sliding and the war on Quinn and Colin's homeworld. No-one knows where the writer lives, but they do have some leads, although they need a modem to find him. The guys make Maggie give over her last pay check so they can buy one. Quinn and Colin hack into the phone records (they know his agent's phone number). Rembrandt carries on reading to find out more. They track the location of the phone the agent and lawyer? phone. It's a pay-phone up a mountain-hilly thing. They go to watch it a the time it is always phoned. A woman comes in a flash car, answers the phone and then drives off. The sliders follow her to a place where they find a posh house. She goes inside. The Sliders go to the door and ask for Isaac Clark (the writer). She won't let them see him, so they explain about being Sliders and Isaac overhears and allows them inside. The girl, his daughter Catherine, doesn't believe them and that it's just a story, but Isaac tells her it's all true.Isaac knew Quinn and Colin's parents, it turns out. They talk to Isaac and he explains what happened. He fled his world because he couldn't face the guilt of his part in creating the weapon which won the war for the humans. Catherine didn't know his writing was based on experiences and she's not happy that she didn't know. Catherine goes outside and Colin follows her. He tells her she knows how she feels etc.
The next day, Catherine wants to know about her father's homeworld. Isaac and Catherine plan to slide to the homeworld with the sliders when they go. Maggie and Catherine talk about how they may have reached the end of their journey.
Quinn and Colin have found a way to bypass the slidecage. They program the co-ordinates, but Isaac changes them slightly. They all slide together. They land in an industrial city of skyscrapers. Isaac gives them the address of Quinn and Colin's parents and he and Catherine go to the Chandler. Colin seems to have a bit of a thing for Catherine. They go to the address Isaac gave them and they meet their parents who are overjoyed to see them. They all talk about a lot of things. Maggie decides to stay with Quinn and Colin and start a new life here, but Rembrandt feels he should return to Earth Prime and help to free it. Remmy is given the timer and after the goodbyes, he goes to see Isaac and Catherine via a taxi.
Isaac and Catherine do not go to the Chandler Hotel. They plan not to let Remmy get hold of the plans of the weapon because of what it did here. Instead, they go to Isaac's brother's house.
Rembrandt goes to the Chandler Hotel and finds they're not there. Apparently, the police want Isaac. Rembrandt goes before he is arrested.
Michael Mallory shows Quinn and Colin his workshop. When describing how they uncovered the truth, Quinn mentions the microchip and their father instantly becomes suspicious.
Remmy finds out where Robert Clark (Isaac's brother) lives and goes there. The Mallorys (Michael and Elizabeth) are after Isaac and he and his brother say they will have to move the clinic. They explain to Rembrandt. The Kromaggs of this world were fairly primitive and the humans attackedthem first. Robert has two deformed Kromaggs in his house, a result of the weapon. They act to stop the spread of disease and death at the clinics. Rembrandt realises that this cannot possibly be Quinn and Colin's homeworld.
Michael and Elizabeth Mallory know that Quinn and Colin are not of this world.
Issac knew that Quinn and Colin weren't from this world and that they were from a similar, but significantly different world from the beginning. They get Robert's van to work and they go to get the others. 22 minutes to slide.
Michael Mallory pulls a gun of the Sliders because they are not his sons and he doesn't know who they are. Also because they came with Isaac and he was considered a traitor and was exiled. The Sliders manage to escape. The police are after them as well now.
Rembrandt spots the others and picks them up. 5 minutes to go. They are still being chased by the police. The van is forced to stop, so they have to run on foot. Isaac can't manage it, so he tells the Sliders to go on. Catherine will go to her uncle's house, but is with the Sliders for a little while. The Sliders get on a train to escape, but Catherine does not. She hugs Colin and goes into the crowd. Police follow the Sliders onto the train. The sliders run out of carriages to run through and the police are still coming, so they climb on the roof. They open the vortex on top of the train and slide.
Did You Notice?
* the pump the man uses near the beginning is unleaded.
* Catherine is very tall.
* Quinn and Maggie both like excitement. After a week of sun and sand Quinn just wants to get back to the grind and Maggie prefers running from Kromaggs to a dull moment.
* The villians in the book are called, "Gromaks."
* Isaac Clark changes 37X to 39X in the co-ordinates.
* Colin carries the computer through the vortex.
* I'm sure Colin has worn that shirt before.
* Maggie would stay with Quinn and Colin, but Rembrandt feels he has to find a way to free his world.
* This world's Quinn was captured during an uprising and when they got him back, his parents sent him to another world.
* This world's Quinn died in a flu epidemic on another world.
* There is a gas shortage on "Good 'Magg" world.
* There was no war here, but there were 'Magg purges.
* ident number one of the 'Maggs at Robert Clark's home: 97685901C4