Touch Season 1-2 DVD Box Set
Cast and Crew
Creator: Tim Kring
Leading Role: Kiefer Sutherland,Gugu Mbatha-Raw,David Mazouz,Roxana Brusso,Danny Glover
Summary of Touch Season 1-2 DVD Box Set
Touch is an American Supernatural thriller television series created by Tim Kring. It stars Kiefer Sutherland, and debuted on Fox on January 25, 2012, before beginning to air regularly on March 22, 2012. Thirteen episodes were ordered for the first season, with the two-episode season finale airing on May 31, 2012. On May 9, 2012, Fox renewed the show for a second season.
Touch centers on former reporter Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland) and his 11-year-old emotionally disturbed son, Jake (David Mazouz). Martin's wife died in the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks, and he has been struggling to raise Jake since then, moving from job to job while tending to Jake's special needs. Jake has never spoken, but is fascinated by numbers, spending much of his days writing them down in notebooks.
In the show's pilot, Jake's repeated escapes from special schools put Martin's capacity to raise the child in question, and social worker Clea Hopkins (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) arrives to perform an evaluation of Jake's living conditions. Martin, worried that he might lose his son, attempts to communicate with him, but the boy only continues to write down a specific pattern of numbers. This leads Martin to discover Professor Arthur Teller (Danny Glover), who has seen cases like this before, claiming that Jake is one of the few who can see the "pain of the universe" through the numbers. Teller also alludes to the interconnectivity of humanity as envisioned by the Chinese legend of the red string of fate, whereby Actions, seen and unseen, can change the fate of people across the globe for the better. Martin realizes that Jake is trying to tell him to follow the numbers; this leads him to a former firefighter who had tried to save Martin's wife during the 9/11 attacks and who is attempting to atone for his failure. Because of his encounter with Martin, the man missed a train but was present to save all the children on an overturned school bus after an accident. On subsequent days, Martin continues to follow numbers that Jake focuses on, each time finding his Actions improving those touched by the numbers, though his devotion to following Jake's message puts his evaluation with social services at risk.
A larger overarching plot involves Teller's work. Teller himself had seen the numbers during a stroke, and has been fascinated with them since. The sequence of numbers that Jake presents falls into what Teller claimed was the Amelia Sequence, based on one of his former child patients. Teller later is found dead after attempting to locate Amelia at the same facility where Jake spends his days. Martin discovers Teller's old office, rented out from a Jewish synagogue, where he performed further research on the Amelia Sequence, learning that Teller's office mate recognizes Jake as one of the 36 Righteous Ones. Meanwhile, Clea learns that an organization called AsterCorp that provides Jake's school with modern equipment seems intent on studying Jake's abilities as well as having ties to Teller's previous work with a girl named Amelia.