Season 1 Episode 6


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 29, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Dan goes back to help two brothers who have been abused by their father. Jack gets suspicious of Dan and thinks he might be gambling again. While in the past Dan and Livia overhear a conversation between Jack and Katie.

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  • We see Dan trying to help two brothers through a difficult time in heir lives, starting with a home made rocket exploding to the time of nearly losing their fathers garage, then we also have Dan and Katie being observed very closely by Jack.moreless

    We start with Dan nearly being run over in a garage repair shop, loud music from the 80's is playing, we get the date from a garage calendar and then we see Dan getting to help the older brother from blowing himself up with a home made rocket. He goes back just in time to help take Zack out on Halloween's trick or treat.

    Dan gets prepared for his next jump by stashing some of the McCleen money on his personage, whilst Katie is saying about a different quote she got for the roof, then eyeing up the money stash, he tells her that it is for emergencies and to be spent in the past not the present. Dan goes off to work, leaving Katie going out, meeting up and having a lunch with Hugh, discussing her going back to work for a tv station, he card is declined and Hugh has to get the lunch.

    Dan jumps once more, this time he has some badic information that he has gleamed from the paper's archives. He goes back and we see that he prevents the boys from stealing a car, finds out some more answers and gives the older lad some money to buy and do up a camaro, teling him that if he does it then he will pay him $3000 for the car.

    Dan and Katie talk through the issue regarding the credit cards, then Dan goes to see Jack and tells him to back off, that he will tell him when he is ready to hear it. Then Dan works more on the story and Michael comes in to see Dan and talks through some things, but he clams up a little when talking about Stephen, he developed problems. Dan see's the connection, gets the answers to some of the questions. Michael leaves or is about to and Dan jumps, leaving Michael worried.

    Dan has to find Stephen, so he ends up stealing Jack's car in the past, going to the petrol chem office and preventing a bomb killing people, but just destroys some buildings. He then goes to see Michael and he begins to get through to his sense of family loyalty. They go and see Stephen in his apartment, he is acting very strange but is able to ascertain that Dan is a time traveller, he asks about is he from the past or the future.

    Between Michael and Dan, they are able to prevent Stephen doing any more damage to others or himself, then him and Livia see Jack and Katie walking along together. They then overhear her telling Jack that Dan asked her to marry him after finding out that she is pregnant. Livia tells Dan that Katie loves her, that she was just unsure.

    Back in the usual timeline, Dan comes back to find Jack and Katie chatting and talking in the house, he wants to know where he is and to talk to him, he then turns around and Dan is there, he apologises for getting the bank to check on him, Dan gives Jack a part for his car.

    We see Stephen at the paper, we see how his life has changed around due to Dan's and Michael's help, Dan asks him about his work in the time travel field, Stephen says that he's done some more work on it, he's proved it is not possible if with tacion particles. The last thing we see is Dan being told by Hugh that Channel 6 are going to give Katie's tape some serious consideration. Jack drops in, to let Dan take the car for a drive.moreless
  • A very heartwarming storyline in the past coupled with some great character development in the present accounts for the best episode of Journeyman so far in its debut season.

    I loved this episode. Pure and simple.

    The storyline in the past this time was one of the most touching and down-to-earth storylines yet. We are drawn into the lives of two brothers. The older one is a troubled youth whom we first see trying to launch a model rocket and nearly getting himself killed. The younger one is a near genius who's supposed to be the level-headed of the two.

    The whole episode, Dan thinks he is supposed to be trying to save the older brother from throwing his life away to crime and delinquency. He goes back and stops him from stealing a car and tries to tell him that he is worth something...that people actually do care about him. In the same scene, he is confronted with past versions of himself and Jack. He sees that Jack has always tried to look out for him, even though he is somewhat of a control freak.

    In an alarming twist, we find out later in the episode that the older brother turned his life around after Dan talked him out of stealing the car and opened up his own auto garage. Instead, the person who has been sending all these threatening letters and who has been a misguided delinquent is the younger brother. His massive intelligence has caused him to develop a personal vendetta against some of the major companies in the world, and we find him in 2001, holed up in an apartment room building random gadgets.

    We also find out that he, unlike many of Dan's other "clients," has noticed that Dan seemingly doesn't age. He deduces that Dan is a time traveler, and starts getting freaked out. However, his brother manages to calm him down and convinces him to get his life back on track as well. This episode was very powerfully-written, and the audience is able to truly feel a connection with the two brothers.

    Meanwhile, Dan talks to the younger brother in the present and discovers that he has became a scientist who has some interesting ideas involving time travel. He actually tells Dan in the present that he has discovered time travel to be impossible...but his comments afterwards seem to imply otherwise.

    Every single aspect of this episode was great, and the money from The Legend Of Dylan McCleen even comes into play again, giving the storylines even more connectivity.

    Journeyman definitely needs to continue making more episodes like this.moreless
  • Review

    What has impressed me about the last two episodes has been the writing. The storys in episodes 2-4 felt very forced, like they were trying to crate too much drama instead of just going with the flow like they have in episodes 5 and now 6 as well. Another episode where I was interested in both the past storyline and wasnt all that bored with the present storyline. I think Jack is on the verge of joining Dan into a trip into the past, but that could just be me. Katie going back to work was kind of a filler storyline, but I think the writers could have done a lot worse there. I loved the scene in the past where Dan learns a lot more about Jack then he thought he knew. Them driving off in the car makes me think there relationship in this next episode might change a little bit from the always fighting approach so far. OVerall, this season is beginning to pick back up again after epsiodes 2-4 failed to find a solid path.moreless
  • Dan helps two brothers in the eighties.

    Good episode with a lot of character development.

    I really feel sorry for Katie, living like this with a husband who disappears at the most awkward of times and not being able to tell anyone about why and how must be difficult.

    I don't really understand why they don't ell Jack. After this episode especially, he has apologised, even let Dan drive his car, it seems the relationship between the brothers is improving.

    I really like Jack's new doctor girlfriend, she's cute and fun to be around. I still doon't trust Livia.

    The tachyon storyline returned, but seems to have been a dead end. I don't think it is though, I want to heard more about this scientist we saw in the pervious episode...moreless
  • Some character development!

    The only person in the show that we know about is Dan but to a lesser degree, Katie. But we know nothing about people like Livia or Jack. As Dan is brought in to help two brother escape their abuseful past. he and Livia hear a conversation between Jack & Katie. As Katie worries about being married to Dan. And why he keeps on disappearing all the time. And that Jack feels that Dan's gambling problem has come up while he comes and gets his financial records to prove that Dan is gambling when in fact he hasn't been. Katie I feel sorry for. But again, Dan is chosen by fate to solve problems in the past. Sadly this accomplishes nothing this time as nothing happened at all.moreless
Scott Michael Campbell

Scott Michael Campbell

Michael Kowalchuk

Guest Star

Lukas Behnken

Lukas Behnken

Young Jack Vasser

Guest Star

Abigail McFarlane

Abigail McFarlane


Guest Star

Lisa Sheridan

Lisa Sheridan

Theresa Sanchez

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • GOOF:
      When Dan is in the past (2000) in the garage, a Quakerstate banner with the "Unleash all your horses" slogan was plainly visible hanging on the wall.
      However, that slogan wasn't used until early 2007.

    • Goof: In the garage, in the past (2000), when Dan is talking to Michael Kualchuck, Michael removes both gloves, but when the camera pans back to him, he removes them both again.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Steven: Are you from the future or the past?
      Dan: The future.
      Steven: I knew it. It's the shoes. It's always the shoes.

    • Dan: What day is it?
      Livia: I don't know. I just got here. You want a new travel tip? Registration tags. it's 1965.
      Dan: Oh, yeah? Kid's on his cell phone.
      Livia: Okay, so it's not a perfect system.

    • Livia: Are you gonna steal Jack's car?
      Dan: If he's still living where I think he's living. And there she is. He looked after it like it was his own baby. I remember he left a spare here once.
      Livia: One of those magnet things? That's kind of dumb for a cop.
      Dan: Yeah, we were all dumb once. Here's hoping this is his time. It's not here. What are you doing?
      Livia: You know why I still wear hairpins? It's called being prepared. It actually works if you...
      (Livia starts the car)
      Dan: Are you gonna tell me where you learned that?
      Livia: No. This is some kind of teen fantasy for you, isn't it?
      Dan: No. Yeah.

  • NOTES (1)