In a parallel Los Angeles, President Jefferson Williams (Eric Pierpoint) is giving a speech. As reporters anxiously ask him vapid questions about his sex life, a scruffy but earnest young man, Bobby Hawks (Michael Manasseri), wants to know about America's war with Switzerland. Williams' eyes flash in anger, but he ignores the question. The Sliders arrive and hear a crowd cheering, so they go to see what's happening. Maggie (Kari Wuhrer) is pushed into Williams' arms. As he holds her tight, cameras flash, and soon her face is splashed on the television news, being identified as the woman with whom Williams has been having a secret affair.