The Best Episodes of Touch (2012)
The show follows a group of unrelated characters. One of these is Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland), a widower and a single father who is haunted by an inability to connect to his mute and severely autistic 10-year-old son, Jake. Martin has tried everything he could do in order to reach his son, but at no success. To spend his time, Jake has cast-off cell phones, disassembling them and manipulating the parts. This allows him to see the world in a different way entirely.
#1 - Tales of the Red Thread (Pilot)
Season 1 - Episode 1
Martin Bohm is a widower and single father who is haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son Jake. But when Martin discovers that Jake can predict events before they happen, everything changes. Martin meets social worker Clea Hopkins and Professor Arthur Teller who may have the keys to help unlock Jake's mind.
#3 - Safety in Numbers
Season 1 - Episode 3
When Martin comes in contact with a homeless man who possesses the same obsession with numbers as Jake, he sets out on a series of seemingly unrelated tasks that connect an abused African woman, a group of African boys entering a dance competition and an outgoing woman at California's famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Meanwhile, Teller pays a visit to Jake's board-and-care facility and emotions run high for Clea.
#4 - Zone of Exclusion
Season 1 - Episode 8
Martin follows Jake's numbers to help reconnect a French woman with her twin sister and biological mother, and then attempts to locate the person responsible for their alienation. Meanwhile, a superstitious Italian woman becomes anxious after her astronaut husband loses contact with Earth.
#5 - Entanglement
Season 1 - Episode 5
Martin gets his laptop stolen on the day Jake is scheduled for an important evaluation. As a result, he becomes ensnared in a young Salvadoran woman's quest to avenge the death of her family. Meanwhile, Teller tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. Also, a spirited Saudi Arabian girl tries to break free of the societal constraints imposed on her and a Montreal doctor attempts to meet a stranger on a train.
#6 - Gyre (1)
Season 1 - Episode 11
Aster Corporation increases its interest in Jake, which forces Martin to join forces with Abigail Kelsey. When Avram convinces Martin that Jake and Amelia are connected, Martin begins a quest to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, the situation is intensified when Lucy, a mother whose daughter shares the same gift as Jake, becomes involved in the mission and the seemingly unrelated events are tied together.
#7 - 1+1=3
Season 1 - Episode 2
A widower and his son try to understand how a robbery at a pawn shop triggers a sequence of events that impacts people all over the world.
#8 - Lost & Found
Season 1 - Episode 6
As Martin and Clea work together to uncover a shocking development involving Clea's mentally-challenged mother, Teller (guest star Danny Glover) steps into trouble when he visits Jake at the board-and-care facility. Meanwhile, a plane crash survivor seeks new purpose to his existence and a Chinese couple struggles to find balance between work and life.
#9 - Kite Strings
Season 1 - Episode 4
Martin crosses paths with a young man who has a history with his deceased wife, Sarah. A couple managing an online instrument repair business work with an Iraqi heavy metal band that has a teenage follower who is looking to share his comedic talent with an American soldier in Baghdad. But the soldier has troubles of her own when her convoy is ambushed, forcing her to hide in the Iraqi desert. Then, a lottery winner comes upon a depressed pastor.
#10 - Reunions
Season 2 - Episode 8
After tracking down Calvin, who agrees to help them find Amelia, Martin, Lucy and Jake try to infiltrate an Aster Corps facility.
#11 - Music of the Spheres
Season 1 - Episode 9
Martin exposes a corrupt parole officer, and a Brazilian street musician uses his guitar to win the heart of a beautiful woman. In addition, Jake bonds with another mute boy, while Clea and Martin learn new information about one of Teller's key patients.
#13 - Tessellations
Season 1 - Episode 10
When Martin is mistaken for a criminal, he must involve himself with a heist crew in order to win back an innocent dock worker's job. Meanwhile, an Israeli boy and Palestinian girl fight to keep their relationship afloat. Clea uncovers some surprising documents about Jake, while Martin and his late wife's sister meet to make a pivotal decision.
#17 - Noosphere Rising
Season 1 - Episode 7
Martin attempts to find Teller's mysterious workshop and winds up aiding another professor, Logan, to win big at poker. Meanwhile, a young Italian man creates a viral video to track down the love of his life, whom he only met in passing, and a city slicker who plans to sell off his dead father's ranch, winds up learning a lesson from a horse that makes him appreciate the rural life his father chose. Then, Martin's sister-in-law, Abigail Kelsey, visits Clea and Jake at the board-and-care facility, much to Martin's dismay.