In a world governed by the corporate world, the Sliders find themselves standing out in the business suit crowd by their casual dress. Arturo (John Rhys-Davies), enraged when someone spills coffee on him, is quickly accosted by several people in suits, who sedate him and take him away. Arturo is placed under the care of Dr. Bolivar (David Purdham), who brainwashes him into thinking he is Reginald Doyle, a Sherlock Holmes-type detective. He gives Arturo a pocket watch -- a device Arturo is to check every hour to reinforce the hypnosis. At the bar, the bartender informs the others that Arturo was taken to the evaluation center for treatment.