The Best Episodes of Touch (2012)

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2018

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.

Tales of the Red Thread

#1 - Tales of the Red Thread

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.

star 8.64
747 votes
Writers: Tim Kring
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Gyre - Part 2

#2 - Gyre - Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 12

As Martin loses custody of Jake, the two find each other and make a plan to flee to California. The episode ends with Jake and Martin meeting Amelia's mother, Lucy on a beach.

star 8.61
319 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
Writers: Tim Kring, Rob Fresco
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Zone of Exclusion

#3 - 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.

star 8.37
335 votes
Directors: Adam Kane
Writers: Chris Levinson
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Safety in Numbers

#4 - 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.

star 8.36
494 votes
Writers: Carol Barbee
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Entanglement

#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.

star 8.34
381 votes
Directors: Milan Cheylov
Writers: Chris Levinson
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Gyre - Part 1

#6 - Gyre - Part 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.

star 8.34
321 votes
Writers: Carol Barbee, Robert Levine
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1+1=3

#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.

star 8.31
572 votes
Directors: Ian Toynton
Writers: Tim Kring
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Lost & Found

#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.

star 8.27
373 votes
Writers: Robert Levine
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Kite Strings

#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.

star 8.27
429 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Melinda Hsu
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Reunions

#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.

star 8.23
359 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Brynn Malone
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Music of the Spheres

#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.

star 8.22
315 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Rob Fresco
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Leviathan

#12 - Leviathan

Season 2 - Episode 13

Aster Corps gets closer to completing the number sequence; Martin and Trevor race to stop them and save Amelia and Jake.

star 8.21
360 votes
Writers: Tim Kring
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Two of a Kind

#13 - Two of a Kind

Season 2 - Episode 10

Jake uses the cipher to find Amelia; a bloody path leads Martin to Guillermo, who is stalking Dr. Plimpton; as shocking events unfold, lives are lost.

star 8.20
344 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Rob Fresco
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Fight or Flight

#14 - Fight or Flight

Season 2 - Episode 12

After a run-in with an Aster Corps enforcer, Martin and Trevor go under cover to protect the Righteous 36.

star 8.19
350 votes
Directors: Milan Cheylov
Writers: Brynn Malone
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Tessellations

#15 - 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.

star 8.19
316 votes
Directors: Jon Cassar
Writers: Zach Craley
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Clockwork

#16 - Clockwork

Season 2 - Episode 9

As Martin tracks down a man Jake led him to, he discovers that he was Dr. Teller's first patient and is now on death row.

star 8.19
346 votes
Writers: Carol Barbee
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Noosphere Rising

#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.

star 8.10
357 votes
Writers: Tim Kring, Carol Barbee
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Enemy of My Enemy

#18 - Enemy of My Enemy

Season 2 - Episode 3

Martin's mission to expose Aster Corp. has global consequences; Guillermo continues to track down the 36 Righteous Ones; Jake leads Lucy to a woman with connections to her missing daughter, Amelia.

star 8.05
301 votes
Writers: Rob Fresco
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Ghosts

#19 - Ghosts

Season 2 - Episode 7

Jake and Martin visit Breakwire to ask Martin's friend, an ex-Navy Seal, for help; chaos ensues when Guillermo closes in on Jake.

star 8.02
342 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: David Eick
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Eye to Eye

#20 - Eye to Eye

Season 2 - Episode 5

Jake and Amelia escape their supervision to meet; while searching for the kids, Martin and Lucy find information about Calvin's brain-damaged brother; Guillermo faces a difficult decision.

star 8.00
315 votes
Directors: Milan Cheylov
Writers: Barry O'Brien
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Closer

#21 - Closer

Season 2 - Episode 2

Guillermo, a religious zealot, tries to attain his vision.

star 7.99
312 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Carol Barbee
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Broken

#22 - Broken

Season 2 - Episode 6

Calvin offers Lucy a troubling deal for Amelia's return; Trevor at Breakwire helps Martin and Jake look for Lucy; Guillermo meets a man hiking through the desert, leading to some life-changing decisions.

star 7.97
308 votes
Writers: Karyn Usher
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Perfect Storm

#23 - Perfect Storm

Season 2 - Episode 4

Unforeseen developments force Martin to make a decision and form a deal; Lucy goes to the police with new information about Amelia's kidnapping; Avram sees Guillermo in New York.

star 7.96
299 votes
Writers: Jennifer Johnson
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Accused

#24 - Accused

Season 2 - Episode 11

Martin decides to take a chance and spills the beans to Detective Lange in hope of clearing his name; Jake leads Avram to a possible Righteous 36 member.

star 7.93
346 votes
Directors: Adam Kane
Writers: Barry O'Brien
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Event Horizon

#25 - Event Horizon

Season 2 - Episode 1

While Martin tries to keep Jake safe from those who want to exploit his abilities, Jake is determined to find Amelia.

star 7.89
345 votes
Writers: Tim Kring
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