Journeyman 11/26/2007 (S01E10) "Blowback"

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  1. Nov 26, 2007 #1 of 140
    dswallow

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    Apparently Jack's knowledge of Dan's time travel is now sticky. :)

    I wonder what sort of consequences occur now from the death of the FBI agent and his "unknown" investigation.
     
  2. Nov 26, 2007 #2 of 140
    Rob Helmerichs

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  3. Nov 26, 2007 #3 of 140
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    First: for those who do not watch the previews to avoid spoilers, you might be interested to note there was a promo for a new episode in 2 weeks. It was not a preview - it showed a few short clips from previous episodes, as far as I could tell. The fact that they even promo'ed a new episode is possibly good news. I've got my fingers crossed.

    If not - well, this was as nice of an episode to end off on, I suppose, which may have been what NBC was thinking when they said that if ratings didn't improve that this would be the last episode. There was a pseudo-conclusion, ending the whole rift between Jack and Dan. I wonder if Livia will continue to intrude into "current time" when necessary.

    I wonder why Dan's changes in the past didn't have any effect, other than a distant memory... the "Butterfly" effect would suggest that even slight changes would have ripple effects that continue on into the future.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2007 #4 of 140
    spikedavis

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    There's a story on AICN regarding Journeyman. There are some spoilery stuff listed about the PLANS of the show IF it gets renewed-so read at your own risk..

    AICN
     
  5. Nov 26, 2007 #5 of 140
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    I hope they give this show a full season order/renewal. This is an awesome show, I love it!!
     
  6. Nov 27, 2007 #6 of 140
    Kamakzie

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    Please let the "in 2 weeks" be true! I'm glad Jack is in the loop now!
     
  7. Nov 27, 2007 #7 of 140
    Philosofy

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    If NBC does cancel this show, what are the chances of a cable network like SciFi picking it up for new episodes? This is the best damn show on TV, and because it takes a little thought, and a little getting used to, and the time slot sucks, its going to die. If they put in on Wed, and hyped it like Bionic Woman, it would be heralded as the smash hit of the season.
     
  8. Nov 27, 2007 #8 of 140
    dswallow

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    I loved the iPhone in the ER.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2007 #9 of 140
    Kamakzie

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    Yeah the ER docs were like whoa check this thing out!
     
  10. Nov 27, 2007 #10 of 140
    Philosofy

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    Here's a question I have about Dan making money: if he travels to the past and buys stock in Microsoft, doesn't he have to pay taxes on the gains every year? So, if he buys MS stock in 1985, and doesn't know about it until 2007, won't the IRS kick his ass for not paying taxes on the gains for 22 years?
     
  11. Nov 27, 2007 #11 of 140
    dswallow

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    You only pay taxes on gains when you actually have realized gains, which occurs when you sell the stock (or when you receive dividends, etc.). But just from the value increasing, there's not yet a realized gain to be taxed.

    He could also set up a corporation and have a lawyer handle all that stuff on his behalf, making available funds to him in some manner he can use as needed.
     
  12. Nov 27, 2007 #12 of 140
    MickeS

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    What Dan did in the house had no effect on anything really... young Aedan was out of the room for a little while talking to a weird dude, and that was it.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2007 #13 of 140
    appleye1

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    I think Dan learned that attempting to change his own present is pretty futile. Despite his attempts to change things with the boy he still ended up shot and his wife still ended up in danger.

    In that interview that was posted in the Journeyman vote thread Kevin Falls, the producer, implied that this episode's purpose was to show what would happen if Dan went "off-mission".

    That kind of thing is also talked about in that interview. It's a good read!
     
  14. Nov 27, 2007 #14 of 140
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  15. Nov 27, 2007 #15 of 140
    appleye1

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    Did one of the nurses say it was for a virus? The only thing I recall is the present-day nurse saying he had a staph infection, which is bacterial.

    Which is interesting in that he had a present day staph germ on his skin, went back into the past, got shot, got infected, got an antibiotic that was ineffective against a current day staph germ, and almost died as a result. Raises some ideas about the medical risks of traveling to the past!
     
  16. Nov 27, 2007 #16 of 140
    ZooCaretaker

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    How many journeymen are there? We know of at least two -- Dan and Livia, but FBI-Guy alluded that there are more with the statement "They always need money."
     
  17. Nov 27, 2007 #17 of 140
    5thcrewman

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    Methinks the FBI guy will be 'restored' through another journey and Jack's knowledge (especially the seeing Olivia part) will get wiped clean.
    Here's how it might happen- Dan changes a time-line that ends up sending someone to intercede on Aeden's (sp?) behalf. Or his mom doesn't leave or his dad gets shot. Really endless possibilities to 'reset' a lot of the big things from this ep. Why would they have the FBI agent drop such tantalizing clues and be content with leaving him dead?
     
  18. Nov 27, 2007 #18 of 140
    dswallow

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    Probably because there's many more than one FBI agent investigating such things.
     
  19. Nov 27, 2007 #19 of 140
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    There may not have been... until now. He was a rogue FBI agent, supposedly, working off book. Now, the question for the FBI will be - why was the FBI agent in this particular house when he didn't have an open case file for anyone involved? That's worthy of an investigation.
     
  20. Nov 27, 2007 #20 of 140
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Or more likely, he was working for somebody higher up the food chain than the FBI who has an interest in time-travelers..?
     

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