Sliders

Season 3 Episode 12

Season's Greedings

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Aired Unknown Dec 20, 1996 on FOX
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The sliders arrive on a world consumed by consumerism, and where most of the population have moved into giant malls in the sky. They are forced to dive into this twisted world when a mother abandons her child in Arturo's arms to return to a life of slavery at the mall. Meanwhile, Wade encounters her father and sister and must deal with painful memories when she realizes she doesn't exist on this world.moreless

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  • The quartet find themselves in a world where consumerism has been taken to new staggering heights. Meanwhile, they have to find the mother of a baby they agreed to watch for a moment while she "lit a candle" in a nearby chapel... and vanished.moreless

    10
    Another stand-out episode, one of the few from Season Three, this one finds the four landing in a world just before Christmas, and finding out how totally twisted things have become. The true meaning of the holiday has been totally buried in an unreasoning need to buy buy buy, and the children have become spoiled little brats.

    Within minutes of their arrival on the world, a young woman approaches them asking if they'd watch her child while she went in to a chapel to light a candle. They agree, but she doesn't go into the chapel. She takes off, leaving them with her baby. When they try to give chase, they see her getting on an "employee shuttle" for a place called Sky High Plaza... Professor Arturo is obsessed with finding the child's mother, but to do that, they end up having to get jobs at the plaza -- Arturo as Santa, the other three as elves. (Wade makes a great elf, she's always looked like a pixie anyway, and Arturo makes a perfect Santa, but Quinn just doesn't work as an elf -- he's too tall and gangly.) As it turns out, the assistant to the plaza president happens to be Wade's sister,Kelly,(beautifully portrayed by Chase Masterson)this world's Wade died at birth, along with her mother, so Kelly doesn't recognize her, and neither does her father, re-enforcing the pain of missing her family more. While they're trying to track the mother down, the Sliders uncover a dirty little secret about Sky High Plaza that happens to also help out the mother of the baby. What that secret is, you'll have to watch the episode. The ending's a little schmaltzy but it's how they get there that matters this time.moreless
  • The Silders slide into a world where consumerism has finally dominated people making Christmas mean more buying. They are forced to the task of finding the mother of an orphaned child and most of all bring the meaning of Christmas back.moreless

    10
    This is one of those rare Christmas stories that are actually done right. It has mean spirited satirical fun in the same vein as Dawn of the Dead showing a rather interesting but dark world ruled by consumerism, where everyone can not just visit the mall but actually live in it. Everyone is so into Mall Consumerism culture that it has litterly became their whole world and what their lives are based on. But we see that consumer culture has made everyone of people's hearts corupt full of nothing but souless greed to the point where Christmas is reduced to being nothing but an advertisement ploy (even the Charle Brown Christmas special doesn't exist). And bankrupt in the things they truely need, love, friendship, selflessness, and other positive qualities with it.



    It's heartwarming and enduring seeing the Slider characters do their best to bring meaning to Christmas and liberate people from consumerism. From Wade's meeting with her father, Quinn constant interaction with Kelly Welles Wade's older sister (played well by Chase Masterson from Deep Space Nine) whom seems one step closer to becoming cold hearted but thanks to Quinn he's brings her down to earth (also theres a little hint of romantic tention between the two, shame it couldn't be built on more in the show, would of been an interesting love triangle.) But most of all Arthro playing a mall Santa Claws and winning childrens hearts by telling them what they need to know about Christmas.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

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