Sliders/Into The Mystic

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Into The Mystic
Season 2, Episode 1
Airdate March 1, 1996
Production Number K0807
Writer(s) Tracy Tormé
Director(s) Richard Compton
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Into The Mystic is the first episode of the second season of Sliders, and the eleventh episode overall.

Starring: Jerry O'Connell (Quinn Mallory), Sabrina Lloyd (Wade Wells), Cleavant Derricks (Rembrandt Brown)

and John Rhys-Davies (Arturo)

Guest Stars: Christopher Neame (Dr. Manfred Xang), Phil Fondacaro (Bounty Hunter), Hrothgar Mathews (Mr. Gale), Nicholas Lea (Ryan Simms)

With: Mikal Dughi (Nurse), John Novak (Ross J. Kelly), Alex Bruhanski (Pavel Kurlienko), Karin Konoval (Fortune Teller), Rod Wilson (Sorcerer), Deanne Henry (Mrs. Mallory)


Plot Overview

Quinn's bullet wound is reopened and needs urgent medical attention, but the Sliders are on an Earth where belief in the mystic is widespread. Looking for a real doctor the group end up seeking the help of the mysterious and feared Sorcerer, who may not be as mysterious as they think, and who may in fact be able to help them find Earth Prime.


  • The first time the Sliders land back on Earth Prime. Reading a newspaper and testing the squeaky gate theory, they decide that they have not returned home and continue on their travels, only to find Jake the gardener has oiled the gate in Quinn's absence. This would contradict the Season 3 episode The Exodus (1) when Quinn once again returns home to find the gate squeak on testing.
  • This is the third episode filmed for Season 2, after much wrangling on Tracey Torme's part to resolve the previous year's cliffhanger (see "Behind the Scenes").

Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

More Fox executive meddling in the works as they felt Quinn's bullet wound would have been long forgotten since the show's cliffhanger season one ending. After much wrangling an opener was written to explain what had happened since; Quinn's injury healed but reopened after landing on this world, and Ryan and Henry the dog who had slid with them did not follow them to the next world.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Despite picking up only days after "Luck of the Draw", Wade and Arturo's hair is different. While Wade's new style could be excused, Arturo's hair has clearly grown longer.
  • The four leaves the one earth in day, but show up on the next world at night.
  • When Arturo tells Wade that they've given Quinn over to a witch doctor, there is a visible boom mic at the bottom of the screen.


  • Arturo: There's one constant about every America we visit.
    Rembrandt: Yeah, the healthcare system always sucks.


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