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Touch

TV series Touch on FOXNetwork: FOX
Episodes: 26 (hour)
Seasons: Two

TV show dates: January 25, 2012 — May 10, 2012
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Kiefer Sutherland, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Mazouz, and Danny Glover.

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TV show description:
This super-natural series follows seemingly unrelated people all over the world whose lives affect each other in ways seen and unseen, known and unknown.

Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland) is a widower and single father whose haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son, Jake (David Mazouz). Caring, intelligent, and thoughtful, Martin has tried everything to reach his son. But Jake never speaks, shows little emotion, and never allows himself to be touched by anyone, including his father. Jake is obsessed with numbers and writes long strings of them in his ever-present notebooks and with discarded cell phones.

Social worker Clea Hopkins (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) believes that Jake’s needs are too serious for Martin to handle. She sees a man whose life has become dominated by a child he can no longer control. She believes that it’s time for the state to intervene. So, despite Martin’s desperate objections, Jake is placed in foster care.

Everything starts to change after Martin meets Arthur Teller (Danny Glover), a professor and an expert on children who possess special gifts when it comes to numbers. Martin learns that Jake possesses an extraordinary gift — the ability to perceive the seemingly hidden patterns that connect every life on the planet.

While Martin wants nothing more than to communicate directly with his son, Jake connects to his father through numbers, not words. Martin realizes that it’s his job to decipher these numbers and recognize their meaning. As he puts the pieces together, he will help people across the world connect as their lives intersect according to the patterns Jake has foreseen. Martin’s quest to connect with his son will shape humanity’s destiny.
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Series Finale

Episode 26 — Leviathan
Frantic about the kids, a concussed Martin leaves the hospital with Trevor. He finds Jake’s note in his pocket: 318, the beginning (and end) of the Amelia Sequence.

On the dock by a freighter named Leviathan, Aster Corps chief counsel Larry tells Nicole Farington the $40-billion loss will be revealed tomorrow, and it’s the beginning of the end. She says their fortunes will be reversed once the sequence is complete.

Tanner the hired thug delivers Jake and Amelia to Farington. Larry’s not joining them on the ship, and she gives him a black backpack to hold onto.

Calvin visits his brother, whose health is declining, and promises he’s close to a solution. He joins Farington and Dr. Linus on the Leviathan, where he’s pressured to continue his work, to keep his brother safe.

Martin and Trevor find a glove in Martin’s wrecked car and take it to Detective Lange. A fingerprint lifted from inside is tied to five different aliases – but one has a street address of 318.

Meanwhile, Avram meets the rabbi in charge, who berates him for meddling with the destiny of the Righteous 36 instead of just observing and reporting. Avram argues that the Covenant of the 36 was meant to grow and change, as humankind has changed, but the rabbi shuts him down. He shows Avram the completed sequence, written in a book chronicling the 36. Now humanity will either move forward, or it’s the end of everything. Either way, Avram won’t be involved, because the rabbi makes him sit in a chair until he learns his place.

The 318 address belongs to Tanner, who arrives unexpectedly but is overpowered by Martin – who beats the guy bloody. When Trevor pulls him off, they notice Tanner’s wearing a wire. It’s an insurance policy, proof of his conversations with Farington. In fact, he has a treasure trove of recordings, including one with Farington ordering Tanner to get rid of Lucy. Tanner tells them where the kids are, and Martin calls Lange.

Posing as an EPA inspector, Martin boards the ship and shuts down the engines.

Despite the danger of inducing coma in the kids, Linus starts the process. Soon Amelia is in distress, and she meets Jake by the pond in her mind. She tells the distraught boy she can’t stay with him anymore and vanishes. The sequence completes, but the real Amelia is flatlining.

Martin finds the kids and attacks Linus. Calvin saves Amelia. Martin calls to Farington to turn on the news, and she sees a story about her ordering Lucy killed. The FBI swarms into Larry’s office, and Lange’s troopers board the ship while others arrest Tanner.

Calvin goes to William’s care facility, but his brother has died. When Lange comes to arrest him, Calvin sadly says he never meant to hurt anybody. He just wanted his brother back.

Amelia’s OK, but she can’t see the probabilities anymore. Martin says she can stay with them until he finds her dad.
Later, Avram visits Martin and explains he can’t be involved anymore; it’s not his place. He gives Martin the Tree of Life amulet, saying it wound up with Jake for a reason, just like the cipher. It’s meant to be carried by the protector of the 36. Martin says Jake isn’t even 12 yet. Yes, that’s why Martin should keep the amulet for now.

The FBI takes possession of the black backpack, which contains the cipher. It gets shelved in a government evidence warehouse . . . and the wheels start turning.
First aired: May 10, 2013

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What do you think? Do you like the Touch series? Are you sorry that there won’t be a third season?

 

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touched Fan May 12, 2013 at 12:26 am

I really like this show, PLEASE don’t take it off the air. Love the characters and storylines, there could be so much more to come. Kifer is one of my favorite actors and the little boy in the show is very good, especially at such a young age.

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Mara Scott May 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm

PLEEEASE don’t throw this show away!!!! It’s one if the best shows I’ve ever experienced. It evokes so many emotions every single week!! I’m a fan from season one episode one and so are many ppl in my entire family!! Please reconsider or any station out there if ur reading–rescue this gem from the trash!!! It’s definitely worth saving before weekly trash pick up takes it to the dump!! I rarely see a preview commercial for it during the week so many people don’t even know it comes on I bet!!!

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Anonymous May 11, 2013 at 1:44 am

SAVE TOUCH!

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL, INSPIRING SHOW THAT EMOTIONALLY AFFECTS ME EVERY SINGLE EPISODE. NO OTHER SHOW CAN DO THAT. THE CHARACTERS ARE SPECIAL AND RELATABLE, AND THE STORY HAS TO CONTINUE. JAKE HAS SO MUCH MORE TO SAY, AND TO DO.

SAVE TOUCH! IF NOT ON FOX, ON ANOTHER NETWORK! WRITE!

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Michael May 11, 2013 at 1:28 am

You have made a grave mistake FOX. First Alcatraz was taken away and now Touch? Why waste peoples time giving us good TV shows if you’re just going to end up taking them away? All you care about is money—not your viewers. Look how long it took ER to get to be successful—oh wait that wasn’t you right….NBS is much more intelligient than you. Maybe they will be smart and steal the contract from you.

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Britney May 11, 2013 at 12:30 am

I love this show, watched every eposide!!! Please i hope some channel picks it up!!

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Bandit May 10, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Touch should NOT BE CANCELLED!!
It’s a great, thought provoking show that proves how we’re all connected around the world….
I’ve loved it since the 1st show

maybe a cable channel will pick it up?

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Hannah May 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Plleeease don’t cancel this show.!! This is my favorite show ever!! It really gets you thinking! I think if they advertise this show more I think it would get astonishing ratings!! Best show on the air in my opinion. DON’T CANCEL!!!!!!! I will be devastated if they do.!

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Anonymous May 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Don’t cancel touch!

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Kathy May 5, 2013 at 8:07 am

This show is the best show on television fox needs to get behind it and advertise for it , the following is jammed down your throat every second , thats what bothers me about people they without a doubt sheep they have no mind of there own if you advertise that poop is a skin remedy they will use it, its crazy Touch is 10 times better than the following by far but because it has not been advertised as much as the following, its not doing well because people wont think for themselves and try the show , and there are missing out because touch is outstanding and if fox is smart they will not cancel it. is are society this messed up that all people care about anymore is mindless tv , with no intellectual basis at all , touch is enetertaing and intellectual it doesnt get better than that.

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Joellyn Mumcian May 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I love this show, so I’m not surprised it’s on the fence. It seems these days the viewing public is only interested in mindless, trivial shows in the vein of “The Bachelor” or “Honey Boo-Boo”. Anything with any intellectual value is almost immediately marked for cancellation. It had pretty solid ratings last season and they went and moved it to Friday nights. Fridays? Really? The night that working folks just want to get out of the office and have fun? Didn’t bother me, I recorded it anyway. Fox, did this show a disservice, but I hope it has a change of heart and keeps it. Since I enjoy it though they probably won’t.

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Kathy May 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

love your comment

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Paula April 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Please don’t cancel this incredible show.

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Anonymous April 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm

please don’t cancel

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Jessica April 20, 2013 at 12:31 am

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show!!!!!

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cathy April 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I like the show, it should be renewed for third season.

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Andy April 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Please do not cancel this show!!! Tv is bombarded with ‘reality’ shows and this is one of the very few intellectually stimulating shows on the air. Great writing, suspenseful, and one of my highlights on my Friday nights.

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