Season 2 Episode 13

As Time Goes By

Aired Unknown Jul 12, 1996 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The sliders find themselves running into the same people on each new world, one of them being Quinn's former love, Daelin. After encounters on worlds where the Spanish rule America and Daelin is an abused wife, the sliders arrive on a world where time moves backwards and they are accused of Daelin's murder. Quinn wants to save her, but it could have disastrous results.moreless

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  • Excellent episode of a show that was right in the centre of its peak at this stage. Truly disappointing they made a season 5.

    This Episode is a true favourite of mine in any show. This show is certainly not a favourite of mine but this episode will last in my memories for a long time. The sliders slide onto a different world each time in this episode, and each time Quinn meets a old friend of his, Daelin. Daelin is a beautiful girl Quinn knew back in his real world, but she moved away during their high school years and he hadnt seen her since. Jumping at this opportunity to see her again he talks to her and realises that on this world, it was he who moved away and broke their relationship.

    This episode has a very good feel to it, similar to the film "the butterfly effect". Quinn has to try and help Daelin in the three worlds. The first one she was getting treated badly and her boyfriend was being hunted by immigration and Quinn helped them reunite.

    The second world they slid into he found Daelin crying, with a sub-par life with an abusive boyfriend and a son who she practically had to raise by herself. Quinn decided to teach her boyfriend a lesson and then tracked down the Quinn of that world and reunited him and Daelin.

    In the third world they go to, i wont spoil what its about. The basic outline though is that Daelin is a police officer and the sliders had to stop her from being shot dead. Quinn saves her yet and this time risked himself to do so.

    I really loved this episode due to that fact that Quinn was able to get more chances at what could have been. An amazing episode.moreless
Cleavant Derricks

Cleavant Derricks

Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown

Jerry O'Connell

Jerry O'Connell

Quinn Mallory

Sabrina Lloyd

Sabrina Lloyd

Wade Wells

John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies

Professor Maximillian P. Arturo

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • NITPICK: When the guys go to court in Time's Arrow World the judge is called as "Judge Ramon Estevez", yet the name plate says "Hon. J. Estevez".

    • Nitpick: When the group leaves Mexico World, they land in an area with mud on the ground, but none of them are muddy.

    • Goof: When Dennis is talking about getting a greencard, an officer de-holsters his gun, and the blue light from the vortex shining can be seen. However, Quinn hasn't activated the timer yet.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (after safely landing at a normal - temporarily - new world)
      Rembrandt: There's a phone over there, Q-ball, in case you wanna call her...
      (The others watch Quinn expectantly, but he just rolls his eyes upward and sighs, giving up on being with his old friend.)

    • Rembrandt: Well, we could look at it this way - I mean... I mean, maybe it's all for the best. (earth begins shaking) Then again - maybe not.

    • Arturo: Have you looked at the heavens?
      Wade: Oh my god... there's a hole in the sky.

    • Rembrandt: Hey, what's going on?
      Arturo: You've changed the future; you ripped a hole in the fabric of time. God knows what the consequences would be.
      Wade: What could it mean?
      Arturo: In laymen's terms, I fear Tomorrow may no longer exist.

    • Rembrandt: I mean, besides - the way your karma was headed, if you two ever did get together, you'd probably have a child that would destroy the world!
      Arturo: There's no need to invoke a destructive child - Mister Mallory has done it all by himself.

    • Arturo: Mr. Mallory, are you familiar with the story of "The Appointment At Samarra?"
      Quinn: No, guess not.
      Arturo: A certain rich merchant was walking in the marketplace in Baghdad. As he looked across the street, he suddenly saw the figure of Death beckoning to him. The terrified man rushed home, mounted his fastest horse and rode a hundred miles to Samarra. That night, there was a knock on the door of his bedroom. He opened it... and there stood Death. "Why did you beckon me at the marketplace in Baghdad today?" asked the man. "I was not beckoning you," said Death. "I was merely surprised to see you in Baghdad, since I knew that tonight we had an appointment in Samarra."

    • Rembrandt: Why couldn't you have invented sliding in Miami or something? I mean, that way you'd all be warm. I wouldn't even be here.

    • Man: Why you disrespecting me, bro? We're all in this together.
      Arturo: I am not your sibling, sir, for which I thank God and good breeding.

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