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Journeyman Episode: "Friendly Skies"

Season 1, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Dan gets an MRI after doubting his time trips, but then he vanishes from a flight with Katie and finds himself in charge of delivering a baby.
Original Air Date: Oct 1, 2007

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Season 1, Episode 2
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Length: 42:19
Aired: 10/1/2007

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"Friendly Skies" Episode Recap Season 1, Episode 2

It's Monday night and time for another zany trip through time with the Journeyman. After last week's premiere, it seemed like Dan's wife actually bought into his story about traveling back in time to help Neil Gaines' son come into existence. This week, Katie shifted her suspicion of drug use to something a little more serious: a brain tumor. Apparently a week had passed without any more "delusions" of time travel but just to be on the safe side, they went to see a neurologist before heading off on a well-needed vacation. Shortly after take off however, our man Dan was back to his old tricks. This time, his leap back took him to the swingin' '70s on board an airplane where a pregnant woman was about to give birth. I'm really enjoying how the writers are re-creating the past by tossing in random things like Conquest of the Planet of the Apes as the in-flight movie or just the fact that people were allowed to smoke on airplanes back then. There were overly friendly flight attendants (or "stewardesses" as they were called.) Even the children playing with toy guns is something you would never see on any airplane today. By the way, anyone notice the headline on the newspaper? "Ford Cabinet Shakeup Continues"... with the subtext "Cheney, Chief of Staff; Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense." A nice way of showing us that things ain't that different after all. In the mean time, Katie Vasser, the time traveler's wife, dealt with some drama in 2007 when the flight crew grew suspicious of the missing passenger seated next to her. While Dan delivered a healthy baby girl, his wife was subjected to some intense questioning from airport security. Dan returned just in the nick of time to save his wife from being shipped off to Guantanamo. As Dan and Katie returned home from an exhausting day and a failed attempt to get a little downtime, Dan was off once again. He awoke to Lyvia standing over him, but before he could ask any questions, the reunited couple had a long embrace. In this little encounter, we didn't get much out of Lyvia. She told him to start carrying old phones, expired currency, but apparently no citrus (it explodes... naturally!). Dan quickly got back on track with his mission, this time in the 1980s, and got to know the woman he helped almost a decade earlier. Following this short trip back, Dan returns to 2007 and begins prepping for his next journey. He also decides to wander into work for a bit. He uses his resources at the news desk to check on his latest mission and her whereabouts in present day. It turns out Diana Bloom is dead. He then eagerly tries to force a trip back. Back in the '90s, Dan helps Diana's daughter meet her father, who turns out to be a complete bastard. He insists the girl's mother was just a one-night stand and forces money into her hands to prevent future attempts to contact him. In a last-ditch effort to save his present-day marriage before another trip back, Dan gets his brother to take care of his son while he and his wife try once more at that vacation. Before he could make any progress though, he finds himself on another airplane in 1995. He finds Lyvia once again and jumps right into some hardcore questioning. She seems to be more interested in his present life than giving him any resolution to the situation they both find themselves in. As Lyvia vanishes again, Dan takes her seat on the flight directly next to the a-hole father that denied his own daughter only a year earlier. Turns out he now has leukemia and is in need of a bone-marrow transplant. Dan lands and tracks down Diana's now drug-addicted daughter and convinces her to give her deadbeat dad a final shot at redemption. The big twist at the end of the episode is that the bone-marrow transplant is not actually for the deadbeat dad but for another patient who goes on to fly humanitarian missions to Darfur. Now that we're two episodes into this show, it seems like each episode will be about Dan fixing broken families while his own is on the verge of falling apart. After last week, I was kinda hoping Katie would suspend her disbelief, buy into her husband's little game, and maybe actually help him solve some of the cases. However, it seems like he'll have to do a bit more convincing than burying an engagement ring or completely vanishing from an airplane midflight. I was also pretty disappointed we didn't get more out of Lyvia. I understand that the writers can't reveal everything at once but at least give us something to work with. If we're to believe Lyvia has been time-traveling since her supposed death, how has she not learned a thing about the purpose behind these missions? Judging by the comments last week, this episode was the make-or-break for most people watching, and something tells me it was a bit of a disappointment for those viewers who were on the fence. I, however, will continue on this crazy ride in the hopes of getting some retribution for my dedicated viewing. I just hope I don't end up having to watch the rest of the season on the Web when, and if, the network decides to pull the plug. I've still got my doubts! show less
It's Monday night and time for another zany trip through time with the Journeyman.After last week's premiere, it seemed like Dan's wife actually bought into his story about traveling back in time to help Neil Gaines' son come into existence. This week, Katie shifted her suspicion of drug use to something a little more serious: a brain tumor. Apparently a week had passed without any more "delusions" of time travel but just to be on the safe side, they went to see a neurologist before heading off on a well-needed vacation. Shortly after take off however, our man Dan was back to his old tricks. This time, his leap back took him to the swingin' '70s on board an airplane where a pregnant woman was about to give birth. I'm really enjoying how the writers are re-creating the past by tossing in random things like Conquest of the Planet of the Apes as the in-flight movie or just the fact that people were allowed to smoke on airplanes back then. There were overly friendly flight attendants (o... read more

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Premise: A San Francisco journalist mysteriously travels to the past and alters the path of people's lives. His unexplained disappearances strain his current job and family life, particularly when he reunites with his ex-fiancée, who holds the key to why he is repeatedly pulled into the past.

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