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* YourCheatingHeart: Arturo's double cheated on his wife, who, in their own universe, had long since died of an aneurysm. Arthuro makes a video of himself calling out his double for throwing away his marriage.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Arturo's double cheated on his wife, who, in their own universe, had long since died of an aneurysm. Arthuro Arturo makes a video of himself calling out his double for throwing away his marriage.


* NotSoAboveItAll: Arturo notes how the team made the mistake of thinking that a world that reveres intellectuals so much would be a far more honest place. Instead, they realize this world is as corrupt and crime-filled as any other and "being smarter doesn't make you more honest."

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Arturo notes how the team made the mistake of thinking that a world that reveres intellectuals so much would be a far more honest place. Instead, they realize this world is as corrupt and crime-filled as any other and "being smarter doesn't make you more honest." other.
-->'''Arturo''': Intellectual refinement is one thing. Moral refinement is something else.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Arturo notes how the team made the mistake of thinking that a world that reveres intellectuals so much would be a far more honest place. Instead, they realize this world is as corrupt and crime-filled as any other and "being smarter doesn't make you more honest."


** Arturo suspects that this is exactly what the doubles did this successfully. He believes his double is off with a mistress, while Quinn's is in hiding after being told by the Mob to not play in the championships competition.

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** Arturo suspects that this is exactly what the doubles did this successfully. and successfully, too. He believes his double is off somewhere with a mistress, while Quinn's is in hiding after being told by the Mob to not play in the championships competition.competition.
* SoLongSuckers: Before sliding out, Quinn says this in Latin to the assembled mobsters and FBI agents.


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* TokenEvilTeammate: Wilson, one of Quinn's Mindgame teammates, is a dirty player working for Fountain.


* EveryoneHasStandards: The FBI agents are openly disgusted by the corrupt dealings Quinn's double was involved in.



* HiddenDepths:
** Rembrandt's aforementioned knowledge of classical music.
** Wade admits surprise over Arturo being such a romantic.



* TheMafia: Seems Quinn's double owed them a million dollars.

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* KickTheDog: Christina thinks she's telling off her adulterous husband, but it's really our Arturo on the receiving end.
* TheMafia: Seems Quinn's double owed them a million dollars. The guy in charge is a Mr. Fountain.
* ManipulativeBastard: Christina describes her Arturo as such.
* ProperlyParanoid: Rembrandt notes how odd it is that Quinn's double is strapped for cash despite numerous endorsements and popularity. We later learn the guy has a gambling problems and big debts to pay.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Coach Almquist, so much so that Quinn feels bad for trying to leave him in the lurch.
* SadisticChoice: Fountain wants MIT to win the finals, so he tells Quinn his debt will be absolved if he either deliberately throws the game or just doesn't show up to play.
-->'''Quinn:''' What if I say no?\\
'''Fountain:''' I would be ''very'' disappointed. ''[punches him in the gut]''
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** After being threatened by Joey, Quinn is prepared to leave and hide out somewhere. Subverted in that he's approached by the FBI before he can get anywhere and then works out a more useful plan.
** Arturo suspects that this is exactly what the doubles did this successfully. He believes his double is off with a mistress, while Quinn's is in hiding after being told by the Mob to not play in the championships competition.
* TooDumbToLive:
-->'''Wade:''' ''[to Rembrandt]'' You bet on a game that you don't understand? You're an idiot.


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* XanatosSpeedChess: When approached by the FBI, Quinn thinks up a way to take down Fountain, help Almquist win a championship, and make it for the slide.


* YourCheatingHeart: Arturo's double cheated on his wife, who, in their own universe, had long since died of an aneurysm.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Arturo's double cheated on his wife, who, in their own universe, had long since died of an aneurysm. Arthuro makes a video of himself calling out his double for throwing away his marriage.


* ClassicalMusicIsBoring: Averted. Upon arriving, the group walks past a guy who's listening to "Trepak/Russian Dance" from Tchaikovsky's ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' ballet. On a boombox.

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* ClassicalMusicIsBoring: Averted. Upon arriving, the group walks past a guy who's listening to "Trepak/Russian Dance" from Tchaikovsky's ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' ballet. On a boombox. Arturo is impressed when Rembrandt names the composer.
-->'''Rembrandt:''' Hey, I know all the long hairs, man. You wanna play the game, you gotta appreciate the greats.

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* ClassicalMusicIsBoring: Averted. Upon arriving, the group walks past a guy who's listening to "Trepak/Russian Dance" from Tchaikovsky's ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' ballet. On a boombox.


* HopeSpot: Upon hearing that they have doubles who have apparently invented a sliding machine, Quinn says they can resync the timer and return home. However, they find that Quinn and Arturo's doubles have such unscrupulous morals that it may have been a hoax.

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* HopeSpot: Upon hearing that they have doubles who have apparently invented a sliding machine, Quinn says they can resync the timer and return home. However, they find that Quinn and Arturo's doubles have are such unscrupulous morals individuals that it may have been a hoax.hoax and they've just disappeared themselves.


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%%* GratuitousLatin* BrokenPedestal: The FBI agents say that all the kids will be heartbroken when they see that Quinn, one of the best science-athletes in the world, is a crooked player who owes money to the mob.
* GratuitousLatin: So much of it is spoken in this episode.
* HopeSpot: Upon hearing that they have doubles who have apparently invented a sliding machine, Quinn says they can resync the timer and return home. However, they find that Quinn and Arturo's doubles have such unscrupulous morals that it may have been a hoax.
* TheMafia: Seems Quinn's double owed them a million dollars.
* VideoWill: Arturo leaves a video recording for his double, telling him to not take his wife for granted.
* YourCheatingHeart: Arturo's double cheated on his wife, who, in their own universe, had long since died of an aneurysm.


Story by Jacob Epstein and Scott Smith Miller

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Story by Jacob Epstein and & Scott Smith Miller



On a parallel Earth where intelligence is prized over athletics, Quinn replaces his missing double and competes in a sport dubbed "Mindgame," while Arturo tries for reconciliation with the double of his ex-wife.

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On a parallel Earth where intelligence is prized over athletics, Quinn replaces his missing double and competes in a sport dubbed "Mindgame," while Arturo tries for reconciliation to mend fences with the double of his ex-wife.

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Originally aired April 26, 1995

Teleplay by Scott Smith Miller

Story by Jacob Epstein and Scott Smith Miller

Directed by Timothy Bond

On a parallel Earth where intelligence is prized over athletics, Quinn replaces his missing double and competes in a sport dubbed "Mindgame," while Arturo tries for reconciliation with the double of his ex-wife.
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