This week we see the cause and effect taken to a new level. Dan’s hope was to have a little private time with Katie only to be transported into an RV with a mom and son that is about to fall down a cliff. While helping them, Dan drops the new digital camera that the Vassar family had just purchased.
Livia and Dan attempt to recover this camera, but are rejected. Before they are able to reclaim the camera, Dan is transported back to the present. Dan returns to the present in what seems to be regular. And it almost is. The only difference is Dan’s present life is that his child is now a daughter named Caroline. He has no recollection of her, and this scares Katie.
Katie is lost, and urged by her sister, seeks the help of a psychic. The psychic gives Katie what she feels, but gives Dan more answers. She tells him that he is looking at the wrong part to find Zach back, and promises to find more information about why Dan is so unique.
Meanwhile, Jack is helping Dan find some information about FBI Special Agent Garrity’s rogue investigation. Looking through Garrity’s files, Jack finds a picture that Frank Vassar took of Dan and Elliot Langley during their visit to NASA all those years back.
Completely having forgotten about Langley, Dan calls the doctor who seems to be the only one who remotely knows how he travels. Langley doesn’t answer and this frustrates Dan. It seems like he hasn’t been returning his calls as of late.
Dan returns to the past in 1984 to find Christopher moments before he decides to sell the digital camera for $2,000 to help save his mom’s eye sight. The reason they crashed the RV is due to Dan to a diabetic illness. Dan knows the future as he talked to the mom beforehand. Christopher has been missing while a company around the same time called Nanotech was founded. The company has turned the new present with brand-new, completely futuristic technology (including a holographic screen instead of a LCD panel on Dan’s desk at the Register).
After strong-arming to return to the camera, Dan finds that the woman who is head-of-security at the company Christopher works at is actually a spy who wants that digital camera for her own purposes. Dan and Livia destroy the camera in a dump truck and escape just in time before the spies find them.
Back in the present, everything that was wrong (which wasn’t much except for the little son) is okay again. Dan comes back home to find Zach and Katie and the family shares a moment.
The physic returns to the house, puzzling both Katie’s sister (who is staying at the house) and Katie. Dan tries to play it cool before the physic hands over a birth profile she did of him. It turns out that Dan was born during the time of the Joseph Lee comet. It is extremely rare and this phenomenon has only happened once before. Guess whose birth date that was? Did you guess Livia? If you did, good job, you deserve a cookie.
Confused, Dan looks for more answers and decides to confront Langley face-to-face. While speaking to Langley, you can see Langley’s puzzled face. The security guard asks the doctor if he’s ever seen Dan before, to which he replies that he’s never seen Dan in his life before. “Another one of those?” asks the security guard. Hmm that isn’t suspicious. As Dan leaves, Langley looks at Dan with this face. I am unsure if it was a “I’ll talk to you later” face, or a “I have no idea what’s going on” face. Has Langley been tampered with? Or is Langley just trying not to reveal to other people he knows about Dan’s unique abilities thanks to the comet?
In other miscellaneous Journeyman events:
+ Jack reveals to Katie’s sister that Theresa is pregnant, who in turn, reveals it to Katie. It’ll only spread from there.
+ Turns out that Henry proposed to Livia because he was drafted into the Army and wants to get married right away. Dan is happy for him, but Livia was hesitant in accepting the congratulations. The last we saw her accept, she was pretty happy and not hesitant at all. Uh oh.
This Wednesday marks the 13th episode of Journeyman, which is the last episode that has been produced for this series. No new information regarding the show is known, except that NBC has allowed the option to give Journeyman a full 22 episode season to lapse.
I’ll be back this Wednesday to give you what seems to be the series finale of Journeyman.