Watching this week's
Journeyman, it became pretty clear just how much of a raw deal Dan got with this whole time traveling business. Since the show began, he's not once gone back in time before the 1970's and he's never left San Francisco. Because of this, it has made it really difficult for present day Dan to avoid the people he has come into contact with in the past. We've seen this happen in previous episodes but in this week's show, it really came back to bite him in the bum.
When we left off last week, we saw Aeden Bennett (the kidnapper Dan sent away to prison in the past) out of jail and stalking Dan and his family. As things picked up again, the action kicked off within moments as Aeden burst into Dan's house and shot him. Before Aeden could fully exact his revenge, Dan was saved by another journey into the past to 1980. Suffering from a gunshot wound, Livia rushed to his side and got him treated at a nearby hospital. Temporarily healed, Livia informed him that his current mission was most likely a test from the people who control their trips for going off-track in his last journey. After hearing this, I'm sure I'm not the only one who now thinks Livia is working with Dan to make up for her changing the timeline by starting a relationship with him during one of her missions. Anyhow, with his wound bandaged up Dan made his way back to the house he had appeared in front of when he first got back to 1980. Upon entering the house, Dan found a little boy locked up in his bedroom, hungry and fearful that his abusive father would come home and catch him talking to a stranger. Dan later learns that this little boy is actually a much younger Aeden Bennett.
In 2007, Aeden searched high and low for Dan and when it seemed he had somehow gotten away, Aeden decided to go after Katie. Meanwhile, Jack met with the FBI agent investigating Dan. Despite illegally acquiring access to Dan's computer, the agent showed Jack some interesting discoveries in Dan's search history. Aside from searches for Dylan McCleen, Dan also turned up in a photograph from the 70's after delivering a woman's child on an airplane taken on the same day he disappeared from an airplane mid-flight and later turned up on the security cameras wearing the exact same clothes. Although this discovery baffled both men, it seemed the agent was hiding some additional information from Jack.
As Dan continued to figure out his purpose in meeting the childhood version of the man who had just shot him, he slowly started to understand how Aeden grew up to become the man he did. When Dan tried to get Aeden out of his abusive situation, Papa Bennett returned home angry to learn that his son had gotten out of his locked bedroom. At the same time, Dan's wound began to open up again. With little time to seek additional medical help, little Aeden dressed Dan's gunshot wound (how ironic?) and Dan tried again to break through to the young boy in hopes of preventing him from growing up to be a criminal. When Livia showed up to help Dan out once again, it was clear that he needed more than just some gauze and electric tape for his injury. As she accompanied him in the ambulance, the two were transported back to 2007 to save Katie from grown-up Aeden and get Dan the modern medicine that he needed.
Livia found herself at Dan's job where Jack was meeting with Dan's boss to discuss the facts about the FBI investigation. Hugh revealed that upon calling the FBI, he learned there was no record of an investigation of Dan Vasser. Hmm, looks like the good doctor was right! Jack caught a glimpse of Livia out of the corner of his eye and quickly excused himself to go after her. Without giving any specific details, Livia pleaded with Jack to help his brother who was severely injured somewhere in the city. Over at Dan's house, the FBI agent showed up looking for Dan. Instead, he popped in on Aeden holding Katie hostage and Aeden shot him several times. Looks like a swift end to that investigation! As Dan woke up again in 2007 he rushed home knowing his wife was in danger. When he arrived, Dan reminded Aeden of the injured man he helped when he was younger and the good person he has the potential to become. At that point, Jack showed up with back-up and saved the day. Finally, it looks like Dan, Jack, and Katie could put the drama behind them and come together as a family, albeit still a family with some major issues.
With another episode behind us, this show continues to get more interesting each week. In the past month, the series has def. taken it up a notch. If only the show started out this good, I think it would def. have the audience it needs to continue post-strike. Nevertheless, we've got another new episode coming to us in 2 weeks. Now that Jack truly understands what Dan has been going through, there's no place to go but up. He's got a police office brother to help him out, a news reporter wife, and a boss who doesn't seem to care at all how many hours he puts in at the office. Everything's looking peachy for our time traveler. Even the pesky FBI agent seems to be taken care of. The only thing we need now is another meeting with Dr. Langley to shed some more light on the situation. It'd also be nice if Livia and Katie have some sort of interaction coming up. Those two would have plenty to say to one another. I do have one question though, if the FBI was never really investigating Dan, does that mean nobody was actually tracking the marked money? Maybe it's time for a nice vacation for the Vasser family after all this craziness! See y'all in 2 weeks.
Watching this weeks Journeyman, it became pretty clear just how much of a raw deal Dan got with this whole time traveling business. Since the show began, hes not once gone back in time before the 1970s and hes never left San Francisco. Because of this, it has made it really difficult for present day Dan to avoid the people he has come into contact with in the past. Weve seen this happen in previous episodes but in this weeks show, it really came back to bite him in the bum.When we left off last week, we saw Aeden Bennett (the kidnapper Dan sent away to prison in the past) out of jail and stalking Dan and his family. As things picked up again, the action kicked off within moments as Aeden burst into Dans house and shot him. Before Aeden could fully exact his revenge, Dan was saved by another journey into the past to 1980. Suffering from a gunshot wound, Livia rushed to his side and got him treated at a nearby hospital. Temporarily healed, Liv...