These are scenes from the March 21, 1996 sixth revision draft of the script for the episode The Young and The Relentless with story by Michael X. Ferraro and Tony Blake & Paul Jackson, teleplay by Tony Blake & Paul Jackson. These scenes did not make it into the final episode due to time and story considerations.|
Our first missing line answers the question...why did Arturo say the dead Quinn would feel no pain?
EXT. POOL AREA - NIGHT - ARTURO
desperately trying to resuscitate the dead man.
Careful. You'll break his ribs --
He won't feel any pain, I'm afraid.
A missing Rembrandt line at the beginning of Act One also gave a closer look at Q.R....
ANGLE - THE SLIDERS
still wet and unsure of what to say or do --
It's a shame we didn't land a few
minutes sooner. We might have had
a chance to save him.
Maybe your doubles were an item on
Look at all these photographs --
ANGLE - HALL TABLE - FRAMED PICTURES
Quinn 2 and Wade 2 in various palmy surroundings. Off a framed newspaper clipping...
It says Q.R. Mallory was some sort
of corporate big-shot in computer
software or something --
(off a magazine)
Take a look at this.
And the magazine she shows is the one with Don Buchanan on the cover (Pat's son?) with the caption "Cracking Down on the Elderly -- Is it Long Overdue?"
And did you wonder why Wade didn't just go with Arturo and Rembrandt when they left the mansion before the party?
It's a little hard not to take
offense, when you've just informed
us we're second-class citizens.
-- Professor, why don't you guys go
and check out the city? We'll meet
back at the hotel --
My head of security can take you
anywhere you want to go.
Thank you, Miss, but we'll walk.
Us old folks need the exercise.
I probably should go with you.
Actually it might be better if you
stay upstairs 'till after the
party. If anybody saw you it would
be kind of hard to explain.
We'll just drop you both off once
this whole thing is over.
And then the scene was to fade to the party in full swing...
Do you remember Margo? Q.R.'s affair? Well, a missing scene had her stumbling into the bedroom where Wade was at before finding Quinn downstairs...
(heading him off)
Kyle -- I talk to you a second?
S'cuse us --
They move aside. Off Quinn -- he thought he was in favor of Edulearn.
INT. QUINN 2's and WADE 2's BEDROOM - WADE
stands at the mirror, secretly trying on one of her double's stunning dresses. Wade likes the look. Suddenly the door opens and a caught Wade turns, discovers...
... racily dressed. Exquisite -- she looks as surprised as Wade.
Wade! I uh... I thought you'd be
down with your guests...
I was looking for Q.R.
Before Margo can press further --
appears in the doorway behind her. 40ish, distinguished, he has the calm look of a casually ruthless man. This is "RAZOR" GILLETTE.
(this guy's a force of
If you're looking for Mr. Mallory,
Something in his voice says that was more an order than information. Margo shoots Wade a quizzical look, then exits.
Miss Welles tells me you have some
wet clothes that need attention.
An off-balance Wade gestures to a nearby chair, where her clothes rest next to the timer.
Over there... thanks.
With your permission, I'll have
these laundered and returned to you
As he gathers up the clothes...
Uh... sure. Thanks.
Mr. Gillette heads for the door. He turns and eyes Wade.
If I can say -- that looks nice on
Goes. Off Wade -- What was that?
EXT. PATIO - QUINN
over by the buffet table. Kegs of beer, sodas, junk food of various kinds.
We need to talk.
Quinn draws near --
I don't understand you, Q.R. -- I
thought we were leaving tonight.
(off Quinn; clueless)
I just saw Wade upstairs -- She's
like "oh, hi" --
You haven't told her a thing, have
As now --
approaching, displeased. Before Margo splits --
I'm out'a here. Call me when
you get your act together.
She's gone --
Who was that?
And we saw the rest from there...
Another missing section was Kyle's introduction to the Edulearn board meeting where we find out Impact Cola was a sponsor...
INT. A.S.I. CONFERENCE ROOM - CLOSE ON POSTER BOARD
on which we see the Edulearn logo -- (Windows '95 meets Sesame Street).
Edulearn. The future of America's
WIDEN - THE BOARDROOM - QUINN
sits next to Wade2. Kyle Beck, Richard, Margo, Hatcher, and a couple of fast-trackers are there --
As Chief Financial Officer, I'll
spiel abou the ways Edulearn will
allowing students to learn at home,
saving the taxpayer billions as we
close schools and send teachers out
to pasture -- and all that good
Quinn glances at Wade 2. What the hell? She ignores him.
I'll just touch on our lucrative
sponsor tie-ins... I'll introduce
the boy genius who designed all
-- and we'll dazzle the Governor
with the presentation.
Richard moves to a large easle that has a piece of poster art showing the Edulearn logo.
Okay, now remember, ultimately,
this will all be animated.
And from there we saw the presentation...and Quinn's interruption.
Also, while this commentary was largely there...it's a bit difficult to hear in the final episode. This is what Arturo was saying while he was having a "heart attack"...
Hey -- Why don't you shut up, man.
Okay? I've taken all I wanna take
Arturo's apoplectic -- choking with rage --
Hey! Knock it off, old dudes.
Arturo starts to sputter --
Oh geez... what's the matter now?
My ancient heart... all the
excitement, the stress...
Another missing scene...Arturo and Rembrandt were originally supposed to have a conversation with the woman they sat down next to at the homeless shelter...and directly after that, another missing Margo scene.
INT. HOLY LIGHT RUNAWAY SHELTER - EVENING - DOZENS OF WAYWARD OLDSTERS
(late 30's to early 50's) are being served meals, bedding down on cots, etc. On the walls are signs like: "Age is a state of mind - God still loves you."
REMBRANDT AND ARTURO
move down a food line. Behind them in line is JOANNE, 50, once a career woman, now on the street. They guy in front can't make up his mind --
Hey sport, others are waiting.
(then, to Arturo)
Man, they call this slop food?
Which would you prefer, Mr. Brown?
A meal of questionable origin here,
or three squares a day behind bars?
Since you asked, what I'd really
like is for us to make tracks back
to Wade and Quinn.
We can't. It's curfew. We'll
catch up with them just before the
slide. Till then, it's better we
stay here and blend in amongst our
own age group. Less chance of
exposure that way.
Where you fellas from?
Out of town.
Me, too. I used to live in San
Jose with my son and
daughter-in-law until I just got so
fed up with all their crap.
How long have you been living on
Off and on... Couple of years.
Can you believe once upon a time I
was a City Finance Manager?
Until I took "mandatory
Can't you find another line of
work? I would think anything would
be preferable to living like this.
How's someone like me gonna compete
for a minimum wage job. They want
the hungry seventy year old who'll
work overtime for free.
Off which --
INT. QUINN 2's and WADE 2's BEDROOM - NIGHT - QUINN
bursts in --
ANGLE - BATHROOM DOOR
You in here?
emerges, dressed in lingerie as provocative as Sue Ichiho will allow --
(under his breath)
I missed you, Q.R. --
I wanted to take one more shot at
making things right between us.
She approaches. Puts her arms around his neck.
What's wrong? Don't you like me
Look, it's not that. It's --
She plants a steamy kiss on Quinn who doesn't go with it. She breaks the kiss. Feigns hurt.
There wasn't much feeling in that
kiss. Maybe we should try it
She moves in for the kill. Suddenly --
Margo freezes. It's clear she's terrified of Wade 2 --
(indifferent to Margo's
I've been looking all over for
Margo's frantic to find something to cover herself with --
You guys. You're being so cool
about all this.
What's going on?
I'll explain later. Come on --
we're getting out of here --
And they go. Margo's astonished --
INT. ESTATE - NIGHT - QUINN AND WADE
heading for the front door.
-- They're never going to give us back
the timer, Wade --
-- This woman who came to see me,
she all but accused our doubles of
masterminding her husband's murder.
Then, as Quinn and Wade walk down the stair well...Quinn explains about the law suit until they run into Mr. Gillette at the bottom of the stairs...just as we saw.
At the beginning of Act Four, Kyle was doing something before Quinn walks in to show him the tape...and it involved a rather shocking revelation about Mr. Hatcher...
EXT. A.S.I. CORPORATE OFFICES - ESTABLISHING - NEW DAY
INT. A.S.I. CORPORATE OFFICES - HATCHER
moves down the hall, enters --
THE CONFERENCE ROOM - KYLE BECK
in consultation with a secretary --
Julie -- give us the room, okay?
Julie goes, then --
What's up with Q.R., Kyle? He
wasn't in the staff meeting.
How should I know?
I figured maybe you gave him a
couple of days off for some scuba
We know how much he loves the
You're getting on my nerves here,
Is there a point to this?
I don't know whether you doped him
or you got some actor in here. But
that's not Q.R.
Which is what I'm gonna tell the
press unless we pull the plug on
Edulearn right now.
A beat --
You making your move, Kenny?
You're unbelievable -- this isn't
about corporate politics, Kyle.
It's about polluting children's
Kyle's reached into his desk, extracted a dossier --
Your personnel file, Kenny. I had
Mr. Gillette do a background
check. Know what he found out?
You're not twenty-seven. You're
thirty-four years old --
The intercom buzzes under --
Mr. Beck -- Q.R. Mallory's outside.
He needs to talk to you.
You want to keep your job? Get
out of my face. -- And keep your
Hatcher is beaten. Exits as -
enters. He's got a videocassette in his pocket --
Shut the door --
Hatcher pulls the door shut behind him.
I thought it was all pretty simple,
You work with me, I give your
But I hear your meddling in
situations talking to people with
an axe to grind against this
company - I don't call that
I got tired of "playing ball"
Dim the lights. There's
something you need to see.
Did you ever wonder what Arturo's explanation was to go along with his guilty plea? It was cut off in the final episode...but not in the original script...
Guilty, Sir. But with an
ANGLE - TIFFANY
enters to observe --
We *are* guilty -- Guilty of having
faces filled with lines and
-- Speak for yourself!
Guilty of aging to perfection, like
a fine wine!
(Rembrandt rolls his
On my world, we also have a society
that tilts shamelessly toward thte
shallow virtues of youth.
Excuse me? *Your world?*
Never mind -- The point is youth
has its virtues. Energy,
cleverness -- but with age comes
wisdom, and with wisdom comes
compassion and mercy --
I ask you, your honor, to use your
good judgement, but temper it with
Well now, old dude. That was quite
a speech. You've convinced me.
Arturo shoots a look to Rembrandt - "See?"
You've convinced me that you're
even more senile than I imagined.
Rembrandt resists the urge to strangle Arturo.
Your honor, may I approach?
She passes Remmy and Arturo and approaches the bench.
What's up, Tiff? The buzz is, you
no longer represent these guys.
She still represents *me*!
And you know the rest from there...
Gillette also originally gave a bit more explanation as to why he would double cross Wade...
How could you do this?
After all I've done for you.
I got a better offer.
Q.R. changed his will, leaving Mr.
Gillette his entire fortune. Since
my signature's the same as Q.R.'s,
no one will ever challenge it.
I'm thirty-eight years old, Miss
Welles. I have to plan for my
Then Wade pulls a gun, and the rest of the scene plays out just as we saw.
By this version of the script, the original ending had been edited out. But, there was a scene filmed that included a Kromagg (you can see the actor credited as the Kromagg in the final episode's credits to this day).
While my version of the script didn't have this scene, we did receive a very detailed description of the missing scene in Brad Linaweaver's Sliders: The Classic Episodes (one of the only redeeming values of that book):
"Gillette is aboard some kind of spaceship (!) and undergoing interrogation. The off-screen personage never speaks, but the way Gillette defensively answers unspoken questions can only mean telepathy. He apologizes for not doing a better job of keeping track of the Sliders, one in particular. We learn Gillette's double in this world was done away with to make room for this Gillette. Whoever is keeping tabs on the Sliders is a Slider."
All of this was an allusion to the Kromagg tracking device...since "The Young and The Relentless" was orignially meant to air well after "Invasion". Ultimately the scene was dropped from "The Young and the Relentless" because it no longer worked...mainly because of "Invasion" being shown after "The Young and the Relentless".