Instead of going to multiple time periods in one person's life, Dan continues to travel back in time to the same day: the day of the Game Three Earthquake on October 17, 1989. Several times during the episode he encounters a suicidal lawyer. The man is deep in debt from a gambling addiction.
Dan eventually learns that the man committed suicide two days after the earthquake. Dan confronts the man about his addiction. Dan tells him about his own addiction just as the earthquake occurs. The lawyer is almost killed in a building collapse. The shock of nearly dying gives him a new reason to live.Dan learns in the present time that the lawyer is a major crusader for the wrongly incarcerated.
In the present, Dan has a deadline for a major story. His editor is pressuring him to work only on his assignment. Dan decides to help his editor by trying to prevent his editor's sister from dying in the Cypress Viaduct collapse. He fails to prevent her death but learns that the death was the reason that his editor overcame his alcoholism.
original airdate--October 08,2007 rating--6.94 million
songs--Journeyman --Theme song by Amanda Ghost
Goofs--When Dan returns the second time to 1989, his wristwatch can be seen and it is clearly intact, although he broke it during his first arrival.