Touch Review: Leap of Faith

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Last week's episode of Touch may have been a favorite, but "Tessellations" left me with more questions than answers. 

First, Abigail wasn't the only one surprised that Martin offered an olive branch. Just two weeks ago these two were at one another's throats, battling for custody of Jake, but suddenly they were bonding over his care. I don't doubt that they should work together for Jake's sake; I just didn't buy them getting there this quickly. 

That said, it's anyone's guess whether this shaky truce will stick or if Abigail will reinstate her custody suit as soon as Martin's back is turned.

Martin & Jake Meet Catherine

Next question: why was Avram putting the emphasis on the wrong words in his sentences? It's not quirky. It's just annoying and it's really starting to bug me. Sometimes his dialogue reminded me of bad voice over work and it distracted me from what he was trying to say.

I didn't really feel much of a pull towards the heist story line but I did wonder one thing: If Joey's wife couldn't afford her prescriptions, how could she afford the expensive chemicals and paper to develop her own film? 

And Joey certainly jumped into a life of crime rather quickly. He'd only gotten fired two weeks ago and was still collecting unemployment. I suppose he couldn't afford the insurance payments, which was the biggest issue, but the way he spoke in the beginning I would have thought he'd been out of work for months, not two weeks.

I had to give Martin credit in that he certainly has great faith when it comes to following Jake's numbers. As he said in this Touch quote:

 Sometimes in life you're just suppose to take a leap of faith and hope you land on your feet. | permalink

But he dove right into the middle of a heist. If he'd gotten caught he surely would have lost custody of Jake. That's a heck of a risk.

The Romeo and Juliet story in Palestine didn't make me feel the love the way I wish it had. I was more interested in the connection back to Avram and his interpretation of the numbers. So eights mean death but twos and fives mean love. Who knew?

Is the director helping Jake or simply using him? Is there really a giant corporation searching for the 36 righteous ones among autistic children and what's their end game? Does Abigail have any idea that her employer is using her nephew for some nefarious end? What happened to Amelia and is Jake susceptible to the same fate?

So many questions left unanswered. Hopefully the Touch two-hour season finale will give us some answers but we'll have to wait two more weeks to find out.

Tessellations Review

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

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Touch Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

When you speak the language, follow the logic, you can predict the next step.


Symmetry is the language of the universe.