This week’s episode continues where the episode last week left off. As a catch up, Dan caught a man Aeden Bennett for kidnapping children and holding them against their will. After 6 years and being let out of jail early due to good behavior, Bennett seeks revenge for the time behind bars and tracks Dan down.
A lot of good things transpired in this episode and took place mainly in the present, with the episode mainly dealing with Aeden Bennett with a side story of FBI Agent Richard Garrity’s continuation of tracking the Dylan McClean money.
While Bennett in the present wounds Dan with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, Dan is transported into 1980 to his mission of the week. It turns out that the boy that he needs to save from his abusive father is actually Aeden Bennett at 10 years of age. Turns out that Bennett’s motives in the future are due to his awful childhood and not getting the childhood he felt he deserved.
After Dan returns back to the present, Livia comes with, although her mission in the present is to bring to Jack’s attention Dan’s ability to travel back in time. She confronts Jack and tells him that Dan is in trouble and needs his help. And we all know how Dan is always in a pickle.
Saving him from further problems and the hospital, Jack drives Dan to the Vassar residence, where he last left Aeden. During Dan’s traveling, Jack and Garrity discussed Dan’s ability to be present in two different time periods at approximately the same time. Garrity is intrigued, and it is clear that his investigation is not a federal thing, but rather his own curiosity.
Garrity actually arrives at the Vassar residence during Katie’s tenure as a hostage and meets his demise. This is unfortunate, as I really wanted to know Garrity’s stake in his rogue investigation.
During the standoff between Dan and Aeden (with Jack holding a gun to him after sneaking up on him), Dan convinces Aeden that he is not well. Bringing up his childhood, Dan convinces Aeden that his state of mind is not his fault and that he is not well.
Giving up, the Aeden Bennett standoff and vendetta is over.
A couple of great things happened this weekend. First things first, Jack is no longer Dan’s antagonist and wholeheartedly believes Dan’s ability to travel through time. There’s nothing like being confronted by a person who you thought was dead. That almost ranks up with Dan traveling while in an airplane bathroom earlier this season to make a believer out of Katie.
As for Livia, she reveals to Dan that she feels that the reason behind her journey into the far future from her own was to get Dan and Katie together in some odd, convoluted way.
This episode was great. And now that Jack has been integrated into the Vassar life, it’ll be interesting to see how future episodes will work in Dan’s favor.