Sliders

Season 2 Episode 4

The Good, The Bad, And The Wealthy

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Aired Unknown Mar 22, 1996 on FOX
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The sliders arrive on a world where Texas has acquired all the land west of the Mississippi and the lawyers abide by the gunslinger's code of the Old West. Quinn gets mixed up in a gun fight, and earns a reputation for the fastest draw in San Francisco.moreless

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  • The sliders arrive in San Francisco, Texas, where corporate gunslingers are real gunslingers.

    5.5
    The sliders travel to a new world where their arrival is witnessed by a young boy who is not convinced they are a group of magicians. Young Jamie is convinced that Quinn is there to help his family with their problems.



    The sliders can hardly recognise the world they have arrived in as being San Francisco. Thanks to the political differences in this world San Francisco is a part of Texas and the law of the West is the law of the land.



    The world has an unusual combination of modern vehicles but the look of the West. But the look of the world is the least of the problems of the sliders. When Quinn gets mixed up in a bar brawl he finds himself in a gunfight that leaves his opponent dead and he himself has the unwanted reputation of being the fastest draw in the city.



    Arrested and handed over to the company who the dead man worked for, Quinn finds himself with a job offer from Jack Bullock to become a negotiator, a corporate gunslinger who settles disputes with real guns.



    The company Quinn is mixed up in is the largest in the area and the local Sheriff does nothing to stop the company from breaking the law. The latest target of the company is Hardaway Computers.



    Pricilla Hardaway, the mother of Jamie, is stuggling to keep the company of her murdered husband from being taken over by Bullock.



    And the sliders are caught right in the middle of the battle and Quinn is expected to sort out the problems without compromising his own beliefs about settling disputes with violence.



    There were a lot of things I liked about this episode. The idea itself of a world where the code of the West is still alive is an interesting one and very plausibly explained. Rembrant and his turn at the poker table to save the Hardaway company was amusing and a light relief in the episode.



    However there were a couple of things about this episode I really didn't like. Firstly, I have never actually been a big fan of Westerns which unfortunately I tend to find rather boring at the best of times.



    Secondly, the whole aspect of Quinn shooting someone was an interesting idea and certainly one which was touched on as he battled his guilt. The truth of the matter, that he had not shot the man after all, was, in my opinion, a soft option of a choice of plot. I felt that the storyline would have been much stronger generally had he not been let off the hook quite so quickly as he was.



    This points keep it from being an episode that I truly enjoyed but it is certainly an improvement on a number of episodes of later series. And for those who like Westerns more than I do, I am sure they would enjoy the episode far more.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

James Denton

James Denton

Jack Bullock

Guest Star

Bart Anderson

Bart Anderson

Lonnie Skayler

Guest Star

Roger Barnes

Roger Barnes

Exchange Official

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