Excellent character building and less of Livia and the typical wife troubles make this one of the better episodes to date. While Dan it at a public event, he jumps leaving his son stranded. We don't know he's okay until later that night (present) when he returns home. The finding out key information about a past news story and exploiting it to further his career was a great move, and using the money as a way to give him cash for his leap was imaginative. The whole idea of the professor that now has visited him being able to change time is intriguing, but we'll need to see more character development there. I'd love to have a whole episode revolve around him.
Even with all this character building, I fear it may be too late for Journeyman. It's progressed too slow and has been too predictable to date to warrant a second season. Time will tell. Maybe Dan can leap back and make th previous episodes more interesting. Are you listening NBC?