Touch Review: Plot a New Course

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The season finale of Touch started off with the adventures of 29,000 rubber duckies and ended with a meeting on a pier. "Gyre" took viewers on a ride that introduced new twists and brought back familiar faces.

The most interesting twists had to do with the mysterious Amelia. Looks like she's not dead and has most likely been playing with toy cars in room six. Or at least she was. If Amelia's alive it's anyone's guess where she is now. I doubt Sheri or her puppet masters at Aster Corp. would risk keeping her at the board and care facility with Clea and Martin sniffing around.

Jake & Martin in California

Sheri stopped straddling the line and embraced her evil persona but without any information about why she'd push the children in her care beyond their limits it was hard to understand her motivations. I'd prefer to know what makes my villains tick.

And what of Aster Corp.? Why did it need these children to gain power and knowledge and was it really worth stealing them from their parents and faking their deaths? Does their desire to play God factor into these gifted 36 and what were Avram's associates so afraid would happen if Jake and Amelia should meet?

I'd really begun to doubt Clea for a bit but was thrilled to see her come through for Martin and Jake. Although I don't know that putting a severely autistic child in the back of a cab by himself was the safest course of action, I suppose she did the best she could with the opportunity she had.

I was thrilled to see Maria Bello come on board as Lucy, Amelia's mom. She had some great moments but she had me shaking my head when she said in this Touch quote

 No offense but I've seen one too many horror films about women picking up hitch hikers. | permalink

Then she proceeded to let him walk up to her and show her his phone. Perhaps she needs to watch a few more movies because that's when the killer drags the woman into his open car door.

It was great fun to see some of the characters we've seen throughout the season come back. Randall I sort of expected but Arnie and The Invisible Prince were enjoyable surprises.

And out of all the side stories, the Japanese family still struggling to recover after the tsunami was definitely the best.

Touch left me with several thoughts at the end of the season:

  • Whose side is Abigail on? Does she really have Jake's best interest at heart or is she just another Aster Corp. pawn?
  • Where the heck is poor Amelia and who is taking care of her?
  • Will we see more of the mystical 36 next season?
  • The Japanese twins were really annoying. Please don't bring them back.
  • Can we see more of Martin as a reporter? He's more fun when he's chasing a story instead of just chasing Jake.

With Jake and Martin are on the run and paired with Lucy, what's next? Now that Jake will touch his father, how will that change him? What are you hoping to see on the second season of Touch?


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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Keep this show touch,please don't cancel such a fantastic show, its so amazing and we love it ! i wish this show will never end!!great great job ! we want season 3 !!

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WOW! Is there a glare off of that bald head or what! I love all of them. The one of the kids in the foreground and Heath and Jaclyn blrrued in the background rubbing noses is adorable! Great job Courtney!

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I agree. Where do the annoying twins fit in? Or are they just a cheerleading squad? I don't get it. Please....Calgon....take them away.

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A couple of thoughts...The thing about items that don't float washing up on a beach went through my mind also, but they could have been carried on wood debris (which there was plenty of). I am not at all surprised that Tulliver was willing to help due to the fact he knew a lot of the background of what was going on. It's also not too shocking that Lucy picked up the hitchhiker after he mentioned a number that was Amelia's favorite. Lucy was willing to follow any clue that involved a number that related to Amelia.

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Why did Tulliver without question help this man with a child evade authorities? Why did Martin allow Tulliver to simple pull over a block away from THE ARMED MURDERERS who are chasing them? I couldn't concentrate on the whole touching 9-11 story because I was yelling at them to get moving. Michelle, yet they were willing to shot Martin in the face in the middle of a crowded bus terminal? And who are these guys? If they're just thugs for Aster Corp why are they allowed to search the buses? We're really supposed to believe that woman used to be the BROTHER of that 300 pound man??? Seriously? I do like some of what this show is trying to do, but there's just so much inexplicable nonsense. I'm glad they at least exercised some restraint by not including more random characters in the cheesy Bob Marley sing along. If Mr. Billion Dollar Guitar, Chris I-Rock and *shudder* that obnoxious youtube ex-girlfriend joined in a would have hurled. The Japanese fetish girls were annoying enough. Ugh.

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"I don't know that putting a severely autistic child in the back of a cab by himself was the safest course of action." This is definitely NOT a show for practical life lessons. Not only was that douche hitchhiking, he pulled the old "Awe shucks! My car just happened to break down right in front of you in this gas station." Even worse, why would this stupid woman go out of her way to provoke a clearly disturbed man who has claimed ownership of a secluded beach, has set up a ratty tent and is collecting samurai swords??? That's a sure fire way to get for face chewed off. Also, this beach is in California? Where they fine you for smoking a cigarette or tossing a football? There's no way this nut gets away with setting up a carnival tent and running his Tsunami Sanford and Son racket on a public beach. Why did Tulliver without question help this man with a child evade authorities? Why did Martin allow Tulliver to simple pull over a block away from THE ARMED MURDERERS who are chasing them? I couldn't concentrate on the whole touching 9-11 story because I was yelling at them to get moving. Michelle, yet they were willing to shot Martin in the face in the middle of a crowded bus terminal? And who are these guys? If they're just thugs for Aster Corp why are they allowed to search the buses? We're really supposed to believe that woman used to be the BROTHER of that 300 pound man??? Seriously? I do like some of what this show is trying to do, but there's just so much inexplicable nonsense. I'm glad they at least exercised some restraint by not including more random characters in the cheesy Bob Marley sing along. If Mr. Billion Dollar Guitar, Chris I-Rock and *shudder* that obnoxious youtube ex-girlfriend joined in a would have hurled. The Japanese fetish girls were annoying enough. Ugh.

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They found a Harley on the coast of British COlumbia recently. The bike apparently is going to the States to be displayed in their museum.

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If you've been paying attention to the news, a lot of stuff has been found recently on the coast of California that was debris from the tsunami. If you've ever been to the beach you know that a lot of unbelievable stuff washes up to shore regularly. Also, they probably didn't kill him because it would have looked like murder. This way it left open the possibility of suicide. They obviously weren't expecting him to wake up.

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I'd like o know how Samurai swords and scooters can float from Japan to America?

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What I would like to know is why they left Martin on a train track to die and not just kill him?

Touch Season 1 Episode 11 Quotes

It's possible to break free even after years of circling the same waters

Jake

Items that get caught in the gyre are doomed to stay in the gyre.

Jake
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