Journeyman

Season 1 Episode 9

Emily

3
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 19, 2007 on NBC
9.3
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Emily
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In the 1990's, Dan tracks a young girl he saved from a kidnapper. When Katie gets called into Zack's school, she wonders how much Dan's traveling is affecting Zack. Dan tries to convince Jack that he travels in time.

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  • This is the first of a semi sort of two parter - seeing Dan help to free a kidnapped girl, then to get the man pay for his crime. There are more than one victim and he has to try to get the original one back on track.moreless

    9.4
    Dan starts off by going out on a nice jog, in tune with his mp3 player when he jumps into the passed and into a rave party, where he meets Livia but prior to her meeting him in the passed. He looks around and sees that the music is causing the wall to vibrate and a brick to come loose, when he examines it, he finds there is a room with a kidnapped girl in there, he frees her, gets the police involved and then gets arrested, but he jumps from the back of the police car, still handcuffed.



    Katie has been to the school to see Zack's behaviour, then they have to go to an adult story in order to get the handcuffs taken off. Meanwhile, Jack talks to his doctor girlfriend regarding Dan's strange behaviour, she recommends a 5150, a self commital in order to get a psychiatrist report.



    The FBI agent goes to see Hugh, trying to get him to convince Dan to give up his sources to them with regards to his investigation into Dylan McCleen, but it is explained that Dan would not give his source to a grand jury, so very unlikely that he will give the names to them.



    Jack goes to see the realtor that Dan saw at the scene of the kidnapped girl, then Dan sneeks in, finds him using chat rooms, confronts him but then he jumps back in order to spend some time with his son who has been suspended.



    He jumps back in order to help Emily once more, but after preventing her from getting arrested, he argues with Livia regarding the realtor, he is warned that it will have consequences and that he is best to leave things as they are meant to be.



    He is very stubborn, so when he jumps back once more, he goes after the realtor, trying to find the recent victim, Michaela. He does battle with him and then he releases her.



    We then see a Zack that can not sleep, goes into mums room and they end up with cuddles, comfort and some questions answered. We then see Dan tying up the realtor, phoning the scoop into Hugh. Dan had changed the history slightly and he and Jack did not have some conversations regarding the time travelling, Jack gives him an ultimatum about the 5150's, Dan goes home and we see the realtor has been released from Prison and is in a car waiting outside Dan's house.moreless
  • Doing the right thing but with the wrong motives!

    9.0
    Dan really has a lot going on around him. As the feds close in on him trying the best to see if he did take the money from a robbery. Plus, Jack I thought, despite being pressured, really should had done something with the money and left it at that. But now, he has Dan messed up. As Dan goes after a serial killer in the 1990s. But despite doing the right thing, he did so with the wrong motives. In the end, it might cost him everything that he loves. In particular, his wife and his son. Meanwhile, Jack is beginning to believe that Dan is time travelling.moreless
  • Jack travels back to the 1990's in relation to a serial kidnapper

    9.1
    This show has been on for over 2 months and gets better each week. Events from previous weeks are carried over making Dan's situation more complicated. We've seen the first "Back to the Future" twist as Dan changes the time continueum by changing an event. And by doing this, Dan erases a conversation he had with his brother Jack where Jack has started to believe his brother's claim in time travel. He also has put his family in jeopardy as the man Dan helped put in jail now wants revenge. This is the first if a two parter. Let's hope the audience keeps increasing for this show and it is eventually renewed.moreless
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    9.4
    I didnt think the episode as a whole was very good, but the ending made it all worthwhile for me. I think the way they set up Dan massivly changing the timeline was a great idea that we were all waiting for. The backstory with Emily wasn't all that exciting, it seemed to me to be all about the man who Dan wanted to send to prison for what he did. I think the second part should be interesting, it'll be interesting to me if Dan does any more time travel in part 2. I keep thinking about what he has changed and if going into the past is going to be a change too. It should be interesting, it was a solid twist but the episode itself wasn't my favorite.moreless
  • This was a great episode bringing the time space continuum question to the forefront and giving us our first nemesis. Dan went rogue against Livia's wishes and went to save someone not part of his assignment. He saves the girl but before he doesmoreless

    9.0
    This was a great episode bringing the time space continuum question to the forefront and giving us our first nemesis. Dan went rogue against Livia's wishes and went to save someone not part of his assignment. He saves the girl but before he does he manages to get his brother to at least acknowledge that his time traveling might be true. Livia warned him that if you fix one wrong thing your mess up another. By episodes end Dan's brother doesn't remember they're conversation since Dan has changed time and the serial killer Dan was hunting is now out of prison looking to go after his family. Nice building episode real fun and I can't wait to see where things go next.moreless
Raphael Sbarge

Raphael Sbarge

Aeden Bennett

Guest Star

Elizabeth Bond

Elizabeth Bond

Martha

Guest Star

Michael David Cheng

Michael David Cheng

Chowder Man

Guest Star

Paul Schulze

Paul Schulze

Agent Richard Garrity

Recurring Role

Lisa Sheridan

Lisa Sheridan

Dr. Theresa Sanchez

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Katie: Listen, we need to figure out what's happening to you, Dan. We need to figure it out so we can fix it.
      Dan: Maybe if I can help Emily, maybe if I help enough people, it'll stop. Maybe.
      Katie: Maybe isn't good enough.

    • Livia: So, who are we looking for?
      Dan: Uh, Emily. She's probably around 15 now. Foster kid like you were. At least, that's what you told me when we were together.
      Livia: That wasn't a lie. Except back then, they called me a slant. That was swell.

    • Livia: This thing we do, it's not an exact science.
      Dan: Is it even a science?
      Livia: It happens. Just like the bumper sticker says.

    • Livia: What are you gonna do?
      Dan: What she never could. Find the man who did this.
      Livia: And what? Put a bullet in his head?
      Dan: Connect him to the crime, alert the cops. I don't know.
      Livia: Dan, didn't you learn anything from the earthquake?
      Dan: This is different.
      Livia: You showed up at the park because you're supposed to help Emily, not be running with a vendetta.
      Dan: Bennett's gonna kidnap another girl, if he hasn't already.
      Livia: Then let it happen.
      Dan: Are you kidding me?!
      Livia: It's history, Dan. Let it stay that way. You're supposed to be following your...
      Dan: Instincts, right? So, what happens if I don't?
      Livia: It never ends well.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music in this episode:
      "Halo" by Depeche Mode
      "Only Wanna Be With You" by Hootie & The Blowfish
      "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies
      "Hip Hop Hooray" by Naught By Nature
      "Superman (It's Not Easy)" by Five For Fighting
      "Mornin'" by The Dukes

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