Rembrandt (Cleavant Derricks) is in a batting cage trying to win a wager when the other Sliders enter, telling him it is time. They jump into the wormhole, and end up, for a few seconds, in a world of fire. Quinn (Jerry O'Connell) sees a small flame moving toward them, then they slide. Landing near an oil refinery, they head toward town in search of money, since Rembrandt had bet all their money on the aborted game. The small flame follows them. Entering the town, they pass a fire truck on its way to a fire. They see a banner advertising refinery jobs, so they climb on a company truck. Left behind, the flame splits into two flames, starting a fire at the building. At the plant, J.C. Ashton (Anthony Tyler Quinn), head of security, says the fires have been set by the striking union.