Season 2 Episode 8

Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome

Aired Unknown May 03, 1996 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Arturo, Wade, Quinn and Rembrandt arrive home. Or at least it seems remarkably similar! While Rembrandt, Wade and Arturo begin new lives using sliding as major publicity, Quinn tries to determine if they've truly returned home.

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  • beautiful... A chapter to remember... The series is just getting better and better!!

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  • Living a Lie

    This episode is a rare one where for once the characters aren't all so busy exploring the alternate world but are more busy trying to set up perminant residence.

    The whole is nariated in similar fashion to film noir, from Rembrant's naration to a psychologist. If your a smart viewer you probably would have guessed at the begining of the episode that their not back. And that's the point your not suppose to believe it, it's a matter of the other charcters wanting to believe the world is real.

    From the naration to the characters emotions in the story, you can't help but emphise with their anxiety of wanting to believe so badily that their back, and they want to do what they noramally want to do.

    The only real kink in the story is Quinn playing dective his investigation tactics seem poor. For example to gather evidence that their not on their earth he goes into his baseball collection to check on the scores of on of his favorate baseball players. This is rather weak evidence, because not everyone would really follow Baseball, let alone anyone who can honest remember a certain game. Why didn't he go to the library to reserach historical facts would have been more believable.

    This episode explores the common anxiety of people who strive to live the ideal life, yet the tragidy is we can never really fully except it if it's built on a lie, leaving it an empty dream.moreless
  • The Sliders think they are home and not being stuck together quickly separates the group.

    Despite the over-used TV formula of a character re-telling the story as the set-up for an episode, I really thought that this was one of the best of the series. Part of that probably is that there was more focus on character development rather than trying to figure out what was up with this new Earth.

    The Sliders think that they are home, although the audience probably realizes that they are not a little sooner than we should. The swinging gate does not squeak, which to many was apparently a dead give-away. This didn't bother me that much, actually, I mean it had been months since the gardner put the WD-40 on it, that stuff doesn't last forever.

    What did bother me was how they were home for days (weeks?) before anyone freaking noticed that the Golden Gate Bridge was BLUE!

    At any rate, this was a nice episode because you could really see how Wade and Rembrandt could get so caught up in their passions if they ever did get home. Arturo did too, but I think they went a little too far and it was easy to see that he was probably not the real Arturo.

    Quinn trying to seek out the random facts that differed between this world and his world was nice. The asterick for Roger Marris was a good touch. I kept thinking that they should show him in a library diving into history books and encyclopedias -- not pulling out his baseball card collection and his middle school yearbook out from underneath his bed.

    Rembrandt re-telling the story to the shrink was not bad -- you could tell that the shrink didn't believe a word of it, especially the part about MTV. And the shrink being led away at the end was a fitting ending.

    All in all a really solid effort which I recommend to fans of the show.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

Brian Arnold

Brian Arnold

Barry King

Guest Star

Stacy Grant

Stacy Grant

Miss Vonbaeck

Guest Star

Deanne Henry

Deanne Henry

Mrs. Mallory

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • This episode is known for having caused a great deal of controversy among fans about which one of the fighting Arturos slid at the end of the episode. Fan fic writers actively exploit the possibility that the Arturo who slid might be the wrong one. Although this issue was never mentioned in the show after this episode, in an interview done for in 2009 the show creator Tracy Torme mentioned that the Arturo who slid was supposed to be the wrong one, but losing creative control prevented him from using this plot point in further episodes.