The Sliders arrive in a remote military compound, which seems to be abandoned. Scanning the landscape, Diana (Tembi Locke) believes they're not on Earth, but on a planet that exists in hyperspace. As they investigate their surroundings, they are unaware that soldiers in tattered uniforms are watching them surreptitiously. They prepare to bed down in one of the abandoned tents and the soldiers rush in, led by Sergeant Vernon Larson (Jerry Doyle). His command is shrinking by the moment, so he orders them to suit up and join his ranks.