Script by Andy Mangels
Art by Rags Morales
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Rembrandt questions Conrad. Conrad points over to Gillian, who blushes.
1 REMBRANDT: Wait a second. How do you know about Sliding?
2 CONRAD: Well, I only know the specifics about it from the scientific arena.
3 CONRAD: Gillian is actually the one that followed your adventures from Earth to Earth.
Quinn puts his hand on Gillian's shoulder, and she smiles up at him, like she did in the diner when she told him he was her first friend.
4 QUINN: The other Gillian was sort of a psychic. She could see me when I was trapped on the astral plane, just out of flux with the anti-technology Earth that the rest of you went to. *
5 CAP: * In the TV episode, "Gillian of the Spirits" -- Editor
6 GILLIAN: I have a lot in common with her, except I wasn't as repressed in the use of my psychic abilities. My mother encouraged me to explore my gifts.
Conrad gestures towards the porch of the ranch house, moving the group towards it. Gillian is in front, and she smiles back at the others. Conrad brings up the rear.
7 GILLIAN: I worked a lot with the police on missing persons cases. That's how I met Conrad. And, how I got involved with you and your sliding.
8 CONRAD: After you disappeared, Quinn, I helped your Mom try to find out where you went. I knew about your work on the Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky Bridge, and I watched the videos that were left behind.
Quinn stops and points questions towards Conrad (not with hostility, but concern). Conrad looks sorry, and puts out his hands in a supplicating gesture. The others mount the steps. The employees there sort of draw back in awe.
9 QUINN: What about the police?
10 CONRAD: They reviewed the videotapes until they mysteriously disappeared from their evidence lockers.
11 QUINN: And my diaries and notes?
12 CONRAD: Most of your equipment and notes were destroyed by the slide that took the four of you away from this Earth.
Gillian explains, while Conrad moves around towards the door, brushing his hand across Rembrandt's shoulders. The door is lead-paned glass, exquisitely cut and arranged.
13 GILLIAN: I was brought in to this case by one of the police officers who had a more open mind, and I saw fragments of what had happened.
14 CONRAD: It was Gillian who made the connection with the disappearance of you, Crying Man. The Giants just figured you had chickened out on singing the National Anthem.
15 REMBRANDT: Awwww, man.
16 CONRAD: Gillian also confirmed what Mrs. Mallory said about the Professor and Wade having disappeared with Quinn.
Conrad stands with his back to the doors (and us), which open behind him. The Sliders see something behind him, and are awestruck.
17 GILLIAN: Between our theories, and the lack of any physical evidence of either foul play or an actual slide, the police left the case open, but moved on to other things.
18 CONRAD: And that's when I got an idea.