These are scenes from the January 17, 1997 production draft of the script for the episode Sole Survivors written by Steve Kriozere. These scenes did not make it into the final episode due to time and story considerations.|
Originally the attack that infects Quinn was supposed to be a bit more violent...
Some kind of animal attack.
It'd have to be werewolves, then...
With gold fillings.
The others look at Maggie, quizzically. She reaches down, off screen, and extracts something from Fenris' body.
Then she straightens herself and holds up a GOLD TIPPED TOOTH with its old, gnarled, bloody roots pointing toward Wade.
Enough of the show and tell.
Without warning, the other BODY springs to life, lurching over and attaching its face to Quinn's calf.
The snarling viciousness of the bite spins Quinn in a circle before he drops down to the ground. On his butt, Quinn strikes the back of the figure's head and neck repeatedly.
Quinn, watch it.
Rembrandt moves in with the two-by-four, but just as he's about to use it on the creature, Quinn rips it off his leg.
The thing rolls over on its back. The Sliders freeze, sickened at the site. We PUSH IN on the creature's sallow-cheeked, but human face and its DEAD WHITE EYES.
Off the Sliders' reaction...
END OF TEASER
Upon entering the abandoned warehouse, Wade was also supposed to try the light switch...
Looks like Bennish's room back in
Maybe drugs are what turned
everyone into monsters here.
Wade sees a light switch and reaches toward it reflexively.
Wade freezes. She understands, but Maggie keeps going...
Don't turn on anything.
The power system's already
She gets it.
Quinn moves Maggie away from the now steaming Wade.
You know what's going on with her.
She lost someone. So hold it 'til
downtime, and then deal with it.
There is no "downtime" for us.
Everything's treated on the fly.
You could learn from her... start
dealing with your own loss.
And it continues as we saw from there...
We see Debra (the immune woman) spread something on her nose just before they enter the hospital...and she offers it to the Sliders. But the final episode never explained what that was...
If you take me to the hospital,
they can come back and fix the
Debra reaches over and picks up a small canister.
Mentholatum... For the smell.
We're gonna be knee high in death
at the hospital.
The next shot is of the Sliders in the corridors of the hospital and it plays out as the final version did...
Did you ever wonder if the zombie situation was global and how it could be if it was spread through diet pills (not all people need to lose weight after all)? Well, this one missing line from when Maggie first meets the doctor explains all...
Listen to me... I was never
You had to've been. The bacteria
was airborne for a period before
Trust me. I can explain. I wasn't
No reply. Quinn closes in on the unsuspecting Maggie.
And the scene finishes out as it did in the final version...with Dr. Tassler opening the door just in time to save Maggie from an attack by Quinn...
Dr. Tassler also had a little additional humorous phrase in his explanation of what the bacteria does to a person...
This patient... He ate his own
Swelling makes you fell like you
don't have a choice. Your friend
could be at that stage already.
Dr. Tassler walks over and shuts the lab's STEEL DOOR. It has a row of big locks runing down its side.
I saw it coming... had this steel
door installed and stocked the
place. Out there... the weak
became the first human Happy Meals.
Then Maggie wonders why there was no military intervention and it continues as we saw it...
The original script also contained some totally out of character and out of line comments by Rembrandt at the second hospital...
No one here, either. We gotta find
Wade, I'm thinking Debra's right.
There're no doctors left.
Wade looks furious.
Oh, you gonna attack *me* now?
Rembrandt waits for a response.
You heard what she said to me.
I heard. But you acted like trash
back there, Wade. We've been
through hell together, and I've
never been ashamed of you before.
Wade tries to hold back her tears...
I just felt desperate. Like I was
losing everything to her.
You and Quinn.
To Maggie? C'mon.
The conversation finished out from there as we saw it...
And the episode originally had some more focus on alternate history as well as the character of Debra and her past...
Wade and Rembrandt stop themselves.
We'll meet you there, first thing
in the morning for the slide.
You can do it, Q-ball.
Quinn heads out. As he opens the door, LIGHT floods in for a second, before Debra turns them off.
So you people agree with me after
That caffeine should be legal.
Wade and Rembrandt move to the window, and Debra switches the lights back on.
He's gonna make it. I know it.
Debra tries again to distract them.
Not that I don't feel guilty.
Dealing caffeine to weight watchers
wasn't real noble.
Better than Lipron.
People here must've been insane
to take that stuff.
No more than people on our... back
Ask me... Liposuction's every bit
I guess you're right.
(toward a plate)
Hey... is that bayberry?
My mother grew this stuff.
Good for your mother.
Rembrandt realizes what this means to Debra.
My mom wasn't breaking the law.
Then you weren't in this country.
That's for sure.
No. We weren't in this country.
Off Wade and Rembrant's experssion...
We dissolve to Maggie finding Quinn with the syringe of Debra's immune blood to give to the doctor...