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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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Steve July 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Can’t believe that fox cancelled this show over all the other horrible reality crap that is on. My sons and I couldn’t wait for this season. Seriously disappointed!!!

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Karen Couch June 1, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Why do the best tv series get canceled? Come on. Look what happens to Star Trek. Let’s give them a chance. This one was good enough to rival Little House on the Prairie and Touched by an Angel. We need good shows on TV. This . Is a wholesome show I could watch with m y grandchildren.

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Sophie April 9, 2014 at 10:22 am

We want Touch to return and provide much needed closure.
https://www.facebook.com/giveTouch2ndchance
Also follow us on Twitter @Touch2ndChance

Help us grow our petition!!

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Margie April 8, 2014 at 1:36 pm

I am been waiting with bated breath for Touch to start it’s new season.
I hear it has been cancelled. Touch was a awesome show
And good tv. So much crap on tv n they cancel a really
Great show. I just don’t get it. Please bring it back.
Please!!!!!

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Sophie April 9, 2014 at 10:23 am

I hear you, we need more good TV, Touch has so much more to offer!!

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Christine April 1, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Loved the show..so sorry it was cancelled…bring it back

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Gloria March 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm

YES I am so disappointed that this series was cancelled we were all waiting for the 3rd season This was a great show and we all miss it!!!

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Deborah Maguire February 26, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I am disappointed that this show has been cancelled. But I liked the first season better than the second. The first season was so uplifting and it tied the world together – not so much violence. The second season really bothered me that they felt they had to place a bunch of killing into it in the form of Guillermo. Slashing everyone who was a member of the 36 did not impress me. Do we really need all of the violence in every show on TV?

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de villasor January 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm

why do you cancel eevery good show and leave the junk i.e. reality shows etc. Bring back touch!

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Dan Hoover January 4, 2014 at 4:58 am

I think it is a real shame that Fox has elected to not renew the series “Touch.” This was a real quality program with a unique story line that captured not only an audience in the United States, but a global audience as well. It probably would have had a much better chance had it not been hidden away on Friday night. When the network, desperately hangs on to the ever fading “American Idol,” it would have done well to also attempt to save “Touch” from the chopping block!

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deb martin October 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I loved the show – it was always filled with excitement. The good shows always get the axe.

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Nancy October 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

this should not have been cancelled…. renew, bring it back….

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marie September 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I couldn’t wait for the next episode to happen. The show made you think, and cry. I don’t always remember tunes from series, but this one, I hum all the time in my mind.
put it back on………………………

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Kathy M. September 12, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Well I see Fox has done it AGAIN!!! They have cancelled a very good show, there are so few on the air today, nothing but mindless reality & stupid game shows. How stupid do the networks think the american public is to continually bombard us with such crap & continually cancelling the good shows. Fox inparticular has cancelled several good shows in the last 3 years…The Event, Terra Nova, Alcatraz & now Touch. STOP!!!

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Karen Couch June 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm

I loved everyone of those shows. I agree. Bring them all back. I for one and millions of others would watch them every week.

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Holly September 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm

If they kept playing the episodes and not having them jump to every two to three weeks then it might have made it. I like the show but never knew when it would be on.

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