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Dan Vasser (Character)
from "Journeyman" (2007)

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"Journeyman: Winterland (#1.8)" (2007)
Hugh Skillen: You, uh, you gotta second?
Dan Vassar: [jokingly] Uh oh.

Katie Vasser: So, um, did you see Livia at the swingers party?
Dan Vassar: Yeah.
Katie Vasser: What'd you guys do?
Dan Vassar: Talk.
Katie Vasser: You went to a swingers party and all you did was talk?
Dan Vassar: That and watch the Nixon "I am not a crook" speech on the news. It was a rush to see it on the day that it actually happened.
Katie Vasser: Honey, I love that you went to a wife-swapping party and it was Nixon that turned you on.

Dan Vassar: I don't wanna do this anymore Liv.
Livia Beale: Yeah, I know.
Dan Vassar: Some higher power wants me to do his dirty work, I wanna know why.
Livia Beale: Good luck with that.

Dan Vassar: You travel to the future.
Livia Beale: And you travel to the past.
Dan Vassar: The only time we meet is on business. We were never meant...
Livia Beale: We were never meant to live together in your present. Or mine. We were never meant to be, Dan.
Dan Vassar: We're out of sync. We always were.

Dan Vassar: [watching Nixon on TV] This is incredible. When do I get to track him?

Abby Armstrong: My life has changed its course and I'm just gonna go with it.
Dan Vassar: Well, sometimes you don't have a choice.
Abby Armstrong: Yeah. What about you?
Dan Vassar: Ah, you know, I'm just trying to get home.

Livia Beale: Okay, Dan, what's going on with the keys?
Dan Vassar: Wait a minute. A key party?
Livia Beale: What's that?
Dan Vassar: I didn't think this actually happened, but... Men swapping wives in the seventies.
Livia Beale: Eww.

Elliot Langley: Are you finding that other people are interested in your work?
Dan Vassar: As a matter of fact, yes.
Elliot Langley: Men with guns always wanna control the men with ideas.
Dan Vassar: Is that why you left that think tank? Thurn-Tippit, was it?
Elliot Langley: Yes. The Patriot Act made my research at Thurn accessible to the government. They rationalized that in a time of war, they needed access to anything that could help defeat terrorism.
Dan Vassar: Defeat terrorism? What are you working on? Something the FBI might be interested in?
Elliot Langley: Just don't tell anyone about your book. Even a novelist has to worry about losing intellectual property, hmm?

"Journeyman: The Year of the Rabbit (#1.4)" (2007)
Melissa Waters: William?
Dan Vasser: Sorry?
Melissa Waters: Never mind. I'm supposed to meet somebody.
Dan Vasser: Oh, no problem.
Melissa Waters: You fit the description of the man I'm supposed to meet. Blond, good-looking, great shape. I thought you were him.
Dan Vasser: [chuckles] Okay.
Melissa Waters: The wedding ring should have been the giveaway.
Dan Vasser: Yeah, well, um... extremely married.
Melissa Waters: Any advice on how to make that happen?
Dan Vasser: Be incredibly lucky and meet the right person.
Melissa Waters: You're a big help.

Elliot Langley: Tachyons? Are you sure you're not trying to build a time machine?
Dan Vasser: Well, you got me.

Dan Vasser: You should stay a little. Maybe he's the one.
Melissa Waters: Spoken like a guy who hasn't been dating for a while.
Dan Vasser: Spoken like a guy who believes life's full of surprises.

Dan Vasser: Why am I answering all your questions when you never answer mine?
Livia Beale: 'Cause you're a guy and you can't resist talking about yourself.
Dan Vasser: Katie was with my brother then. I was with you. I was totally with you.
Livia Beale: You don't even seem like Katie's type.
Dan Vasser: What's her type?
Livia Beale: I don't know. Jack's a cop. Edgy, commitment-phobic, a bad boy. You're...
Dan Vasser: I'm a recovering gambling addict who travels through time. I got some edge. You're jealous.
Livia Beale: Of course I am. Wouldn't you be?

Dan Vasser: I need a favor.
Matthew Tarbell: Are you looking for more mathematical formulas to help you count cards?
Dan Vasser: [laughs] I never counted cards.
Matthew Tarbell: Maybe that's why you never won.
Dan Vasser: I had my good days. Uh, I'm doing some research.
Matthew Tarbell: On what?
Dan Vasser: Tachyons.
Matthew Tarbell: Tachyons?
Dan Vasser: Particles that travel faster than the speed of light.
Matthew Tarbell: I'm the, uh, science editor, Dan. I know what tachyons are.

"Journeyman: The Hanged Man (#1.12)" (2007)
Dan Vasser: Okay, job done. We can go now.
Livia Beale: Yeah.
Dan Vasser: Can we ever control it?
Livia Beale: No, I haven't yet, but let me know when you do.

Caroline Vasser: Are you mad?
Dan Vasser: Yeah. Sorry. I shouldn't have talked like that.
Caroline Vasser: Do you want to know what I do when I'm mad?
Dan Vasser: What?
Caroline Vasser: Sometimes I scream. And sometimes I think of red licorice.
Dan Vasser: [chuckles; smiles] Red licorice?
Caroline Vasser: See, it works.

Georgina Conrad: You're looking for something you lost. It's small, but important. Something very small that has changed your world in a very significant way. You're looking in the wrong, place, Dan. It's not where you think it is.
Dan Vasser: What isn't?
Georgina Conrad: You have to find it.
Katie Vasser: Find what?
Georgina Conrad: Zack.

Caroline Vasser: Good night, Daddy.
Dan Vasser: [chuckles] Who's this? Where's Zack?
Katie Vasser: Who?
Dan Vasser: Zack.
Katie Vasser: What's going on, Dan?
Dan Vasser: Where is our son?
Katie Vasser: What son?

"Journeyman: Emily (#1.9)" (2007)
Katie Vasser: Listen, we need to figure out what's happening to you, Dan. We need to figure it out so we can fix it.
Dan Vasser: Maybe if I can help Emily, maybe if I help enough people, it'll stop. Maybe.
Katie Vasser: Maybe isn't good enough.

Livia Beale: So, who are we looking for?
Dan Vasser: Uh, Emily. She's probably around 15 now. Foster kid like you were. At least, that's what you told me when we were together.
Livia Beale: That wasn't a lie. Except back then, they called me a slant. That was swell.

Livia Beale: This thing we do, it's not an exact science.
Dan Vasser: Is it even a science?
Livia Beale: It happens. Just like the bumper sticker says.

Livia Beale: What are you gonna do?
Dan Vasser: What she never could. Find the man who did this.
Livia Beale: And what? Put a bullet in his head?
Dan Vasser: Connect him to the crime, alert the cops. I don't know.
Livia Beale: Dan, didn't you learn anything from the earthquake?
Dan Vasser: This is different.
Livia Beale: You showed up at the park because you're supposed to help Emily, not be running with a vendetta.
Dan Vasser: Bennett's gonna kidnap another girl, if he hasn't already.
Livia Beale: Then let it happen.
Dan Vasser: Are you kidding me?
Livia Beale: It's history, Dan. Let it stay that way. You're supposed to be following your...
Dan Vasser: Instincts, right? So, what happens if I don't?
Livia Beale: It never ends well.

"Journeyman: The Legend of Dylan McCleen (#1.5)" (2007)
Elliot Langley: The rules haven't changed much since Einstein. Ultimately Whether it's wormholes or warp drives, time travel requires you to go 186,000 miles per second.
Dan Vasser: The speed of light.
Elliot Langley: That's the rub because, so far, nothing has demonstrated an ability to do that.
Dan Vasser: What about tachyons?
Elliot Langley: Theoretical particles never proven to exist.
Dan Vasser: So, time travel's impossible.
Elliot Langley: No, just not proven. Five hundred years ago, we knew Pluto didn't exist. Five years ago, we knew it was a planet. Now, we know it's not. Did Pluto change? No. Did our understanding of Pluto? Yes.

Dan Vasser: Imagine. Uncovering the identity of Dylan McCleen.
Katie Vasser: Sounds like you're enjoying yourself.
Dan Vasser: It has its adrenaline moments, that's all.
Katie Vasser: And the Livia part?
Dan Vasser: No.
Katie Vasser: You're an adrenaline guy, Dan. You liked the action when you were gambling. Maybe you want two women in different time zones.
Dan Vasser: Katie...
Katie Vasser: No, I mean, you know, technically, it wouldn't be cheating if it's in the past. I was sleeping with Jack, maybe you should sleep with Livia back there.
Dan Vasser: So, if I'm with Livia back there, you can start sleeping with Jack here? What, not funny?

Capt. John Richie: Do you know where we are?
Dan Vasser: I don't know when we are.

"Journeyman: Keepers (#1.6)" (2007)
Dan Vasser: What day is it?
Livia Beale: I don't know. I just got here. You want a new travel tip? Registration tags. It's 1965.
Dan Vasser: Oh, yeah? Kid's on his cell phone.
Livia Beale: Okay, so it's not a perfect system.

Livia Beale: Are you gonna steal Jack's car?
Dan Vasser: If he's still living where I think he's living. And there she is. He looked after it like it was his own baby. I remember he left a spare here once.
Livia Beale: One of those magnet things? That's kind of dumb for a cop.
Dan Vasser: Yeah, we were all dumb once. Here's hoping this is his time. It's not here. What are you doing?
Livia Beale: You know why I still wear hairpins? It's called being prepared. It actually works if you...
[car starts]
Dan Vasser: Are you gonna tell me where you learned that?
Livia Beale: No. This is some kind of teen fantasy for you, isn't it?
Dan Vasser: No. Yeah.

Steven Kowalchuk: Are you from the future or the past?
Dan Vasser: The future.
Steven Kowalchuk: I knew it. It's the shoes. It's always the shoes.

"Journeyman: Friendly Skies (#1.2)" (2007)
[Diana recognizes Dan years after he delivers her baby]
Diana Bloom: I've been looking for you for years.
Dan Vasser: Yeah. Yeah, that was me.
[scene switches to Dan and Diana riding on a streetcar]
Diana Bloom: I checked with the airline. I ran ads in the paper. Some people claimed to be you, but they were all weirdos.
Dan Vasser: Well, your search is over.

Katie Vasser: What happened, Dan?
Dan Vasser: I delivered a baby on a plane. Uh, a pregnant woman flying alone in the '70s.
Katie Vasser: What does that mean?
Dan Vasser: I don't know. The last time, I followed this guy through periods of his life. Maybe I'm gonna follow the mother on hers.
Katie Vasser: Do you think there are other married couples having this conversation right now?
Dan Vasser: Probably not.

"Journeyman: Double Down (#1.7)" (2007)
Livia Beale: How much money are we talking about?
Dan Vasser: I had over twenty thousand dollars in that drawer, give or take a few.
Livia Beale: You never heard of a bank?
Dan Vasser: It wasn't exactly tax deductible.

Dan Vasser: This wasn't exactly my best year.
Livia Beale: I don't know if I ever said it, but... I want you to know, I'm sorry.
Dan Vasser: For what?
Livia Beale: For leaving... for not telling you the truth. Wasn't easy for me either.

"Journeyman: Blowback (#1.10)" (2007)
Livia Beale: I die, you mourn, she comforts... you and Katie, you don't come together unless Livia and Dan come together first. She filled a vacuum I created.
Dan Vassar: So... you could say your mission was to get us together.
Livia Beale: I'm starting to wonder.

Young Aeden Bennett: I know that face.
Dan Vassar: What face?
Young Aeden Bennett: The face that my dad makes before he's gonna hit me. Am I right? You wanna hurt me.
Dan Vassar: Do you know why?
Young Aeden Bennett: Why?
Dan Vassar: Because when you grow up, you're gonna try to kill me. Maybe even hurt my family.

"Journeyman: A Love of a Lifetime (#1.1)" (2007)
Katie Vasser: So, were you high when you ran the red light? Is that why you took off?
Dan Vasser: It's not drugs, Katie. If I told you the truth, that I go on these... these trips.
Katie Vasser: Through time. Go ahead. You can say it out loud.
Dan Vasser: See? That's exacltly what I mean. I'd rather people think I'm a crack addict than think I'm crazy.
Katie Vasser: Where'd you trip to this time, Dan?
Dan Vasser: You'd never believe me.
Katie Vasser: Try me.
Dan Vasser: Remember that guy I told you about? His name is Neal Gaines. Now I think I am tracking his life. And I think I just helped him start a family.
Katie Vasser: Well, that's great. How about sticking around here and saving this one?

Nicole Gaines: Do you regret it? Having a kid?
Dan Vasser: I'd do anything right now to get back to him.

"Journeyman: Game Three (#1.3)" (2007)
Dan Vasser: I'm sorry you had to come all the way down here, but when I traveled back, I was just a few blocks from the paper.
Katie Vasser: "Travel." Is that what we're calling it now?
Dan Vasser: You wanna know the weird part? It felt like I was gone for fifteen minutes, when I got back, it had been three hours.
Katie Vasser: Dan, on my current list of weird, that doesn't even make the top ten.