In a world reminiscent of America in the roaring '20s, Harrell (Shane Stevens) encounters Brownie (Cleavant Derricks), a cop, in the alley outside the Hippo Club where he plays the piano. Brownie shoots him with his service revolver and searches his pockets. Unable to find what he's looking for, he leaves in disgust. Nearby, the vortex opens, and the Sliders emerge. A scream pierces the air, and they hurry to the alley to find Angie Morgan (Jennifer Leigh Warren), owner of the Hippo Club, kneeling over Harrell's body.