Season 1 Episode 3

Game Three

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 08, 2007 on NBC
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Game Three
Romance is put on hold for Dan and Katie when Dan finds himself back in 1989 in time to warn everyone about a disaster, and save an addict from ruining his life. Katie finds out that Dan has seen Livia but didn't tell her.

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  • Dan travels back to 1989, to the night of game three of the playoffs,unlike before, this time he is going back to the same day,just a slightly different time of the day. He is drawn between saving the person who is destined to save, or a friend's sister.moreless

    His first jump, sees him jump, minus shoes and socks and he more or less gets caught up and prevents an abduction of an attorney of law, Mr Pratt. Once initially saved, we see Katie going to the office and giving Dan a brown bag, containing his shoes and socks. His boss has a soft spot for Katie, wants her to join the paper, but she declines him as usual.

    When they are alone, they discuss the events and narrow down the date and time, it is the day of the 89 earthquake in San Francisco, he checks the web but finds no mention of Mr Pratt being a victim of the quake, but he does come across Hugh's sister being a victim. Then before he knows it, he returns back to the same spot that he was dropped off at the first time, just later in the day.

    With the advice of Lydia, he gets to understand the date issue a bit more, but also explains that he's not to deviate from his given task, as it just doesn't change things, it just makes no difference to the outcome. He tries to convince the authorities that some eco-terrorists are trying to blow up bridges and tunnels, then as he leaves the bar, bumps into the lawyer Mr Pratt, who gets his money off of Dan and goes to a card game, whilst Dan gets chased by the cops.

    Dan goes back to the present, talks to Katie some more, gets her to take his voice calls in his absence and then as he disappears into the past, she gets a call from his source regarding a vote rigging contract, she does well and still had the old journalist instinct.

    Meanwhile, he persuades to convince Alan Pratt about the gambling, he drags him out of the game as the earthquake hits, the building where the game was being held collapses, waking him upto his fate, grateful to be alive.

    We see Dan and Hugh talking about things, getting things out in the open. Then when he goes home he is confronted with Katie and the watch belonging to Livia, she wants to know where she is.moreless
  • Just as things heat up between Dan and Katie Vasser, Dan pulls one of his disappearing acts, traveling eighteen years into the past.

    This time, Dan goes back in time to warn the people of San Francisco about an imminent disaster as well as trying to save a man from a life of addiction and misery. Meanwhile, Katie has found out that Dan has deceived her and been in touch with his past love, Livia.

    I can understand Katie is upset, but how many wives want to hear, "honey, I work with my ex-fiance…I love you"? Dan is still getting used to seeing her again when all this time he has believed she was dead. Livia is right, you can not save everyone. Not everyone is meant to be saved. If they were, they would be saved.moreless
  • Romance put on hold!

    Dan plans to have a nice quiet evening with Katie but it is put on hold once more. You have to really feel for Dan as his life is really unravelling. As he tries to help an accident from occuring...but this time in 1989. While also helping an addict from running from his life. And you think that your day is bad, then look at Dan's. As this maybe his life's journey. This may not be what he wanted. As fate may have picked him instead. I mean, the man has a wife and a son and now his ex-fiancee has entered into his life. The guy is forced to save the world but he does so in a way that nobody else would be able too.moreless
  • livia time travelled before she met dan?! dumb idea

    i don't know who thought it would be a good idea if she travelled before she met him but they were wrong. no they have to explain how she travelled why she stopped & what her support system was before she met him. they need to figure these things out. katie says: i found this in your jacket pocket. oh really? does she always go though his pockets looking for things after she has lunch with her ex-boyfriend? dan's behavior at the bar was really strange the way he grabbed the blonde. he couldn't just tell her that livia was an old friend who he just ran into? he really needs to be more subtle.moreless
  • We see some development in the purpose of Dan's abilities. Even though he goes back in time to the same day several times, he realizes that sometimes he is not meant to stop the big tragedies, but rather focus on the more subtle ones.moreless

    The third episode of Journeyman picked up the pace a little bit. It was better than the second, although still not quite as good as the first. It started off kind of slow, and I had my doubts until about halfway in, where it started to get interesting.

    We find out that Dan used to have a gambling addiction, and it was nice to see that he had to "save" someone that he could relate to. The way he found out about it was a nice change of pace too. It was unexpected that he would have to end up saving Alan instead of Hugh's sister or a bunch of other people by trying to stop the earthquake. These factors served to break up the repetitive "go back in time and save so-and-so" formula that I feared the show would follow with each episode.

    I'm really interested in Livia's character, and finding out more about the time travel aspect, what causes it, and how she can control her part. The whole triangle between her, Dan and Kate will be intriguing to see how it plays out as well.

    Journeyman is still an exciting show with good acting, and I will continue to watch. That about sums it up.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Dan: I'm sorry you had to come all the way down here, but when I traveled back, I was just a few blocks from the paper.
      Katie: "Travel." Is that what we're calling it now?
      Dan: You wanna know the weird part? It felt like I was gone for fifteen minutes, when I got back, it had been three hours.
      Katie: Dan, on my current list of weird, that doesn't even make the top ten.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Songs featured in this episode include:
      - "Roam" by The B-52s
      - "She Drives Me Crazy" by The Fine Young Cannibals
      - "I Found A Reason" by Cat Power


    • The title is based on Game Three of the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics. The 6.9 earthquake struck at 5:04pm just minutes after the pre-game festivities got underway.