Touch

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  • Cast & Crew
  • Danny Glover

    Arthur Teller

  • Kiefer Sutherland

    Martin Bohm

  • Maria Bello

    Lucy Robbins

  • Lukas Haas

    Calvin Norburg

  • Said Taghmaoui

    Guillermo Ortiz

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  • Created by Tim Kring, Touch involves a widowed father who is troubled by his inability to connect to his mute 11-year-old son. When he discovers his son possesses the gift to see things that no one else can see and the patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events - everything changes. Touch is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Tailwind Productions and Chernin Entertainment.

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    • Jake: (opening monologue) The ratio is always the same: 1 to 1.618 over and over and over again. The patterns are hidden in plain sight. You just have to know where to look. Things most people see as chaos, actually follow subtle laws of behavior. Galaxies, plants, seashells – the patterns never lie, but only some of us can see how the pieces fit together. Seven billion, eighty-million, three hundred sixty-thousand of us live on this tiny planet. This is the story of some of those people. There's an ancient Chinese myth about the red thread of fate. It says that the gods have tied a red thread around every one of our ankles and attached it to all the people whose lives we are destined to touch. This thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break. It's all been predetermined by mathematical probability, and it's my job to keep track of those numbers, to make the connections for those who need to find each other. The ones whose lives need to touch. I was born 4,161 days ago on October 26, 2000. I've been alive for 11 years, four months, 21 days and 14 hours, and in all that time… (whispers) I've never said a single word.

    • Martin: (cautioning Clea about not touching Jake) I wouldn't do that if I were you. Not unless you want to spend the next three hours peeling him off the ceiling.

    • Arthur: The whole cosmic wheel of humanity comes down to just electromagnetic energy and connections. There are those among us – mostly kids – whose sole purpose is to act as air traffic controllers for that interconnectivity.
      Martin: My son doesn't even talk.
      Arthur: Unnecessary, outdated. An evolutionary speed bump, like your pinky toe.

    • Martin: (to Jake) The doctor says you're going to be bigger than me. How the hell's that going to work?

    • Jake: (closing monologue) The ratio is always the same: 1 to 1.618 over and over and over again. The patterns, mathematical in design, are hidden in plain sight. You just have to know where to look. Seven billion, eighty-million, three hundred sixty-thousand people, and only a few of us can see the connections. Today, we'll send over 300 billion emails, 19 billion text messages, yet we'll still feel alone. The average person will say 2,250 words to 7.4 other individuals. Will these words be used to hurt or to heal? There's an ancient Chinese myth about the red thread of fate. It says that the gods have tied a red thread around every one of our ankles and attached it to all the people whose lives we are destined to touch. This thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.

    • Jake: (opening monologue) My name is Jake. I was born 4,165 days ago on October 26, 2000. I live on this planet with seven billion, eighty-million, three hundred sixty-thousand other people. This is a story of some of those people. Today the average person will say 2,250 words to 7.4 individuals. We'll send over 300 billion e-mails, 19 billion text messages, all adding to the giant mosaic of patterns and ratios. Mathematical in design, these patterns are hidden in plain sight. You just have to know where to look, but only some of us can see how the pieces fit together. It's all been predetermined by mathematical probability, and it's my job to keep track of those numbers, to make the connections for those who need to find each other… the ones whose lives need to touch. I was born on October 26, 2000. I've been alive for eleven years, four months, twenty-five days and thirteen hours and, in all that time, I've never said a single word. But that's okay. I have someone who hears me now.

    • Jake: (closing monologue) Seven billion people on a tiny planet, suspended in the vastness of space, all alone. How we make sense of that is the great mystery of our frail existence. Maybe it's being alone in the universe that holds us all together, keeps us needing one another in the smallest of ways. Creating a quantum entanglement of you, of me, of us. And if that's really true, then we live in a world where anything is possible.

    • Jake: (opening monologue) There are three million species of animals living in tropical rain forests, and one of them, the red fire ant, lives underground, under constant threat of annihilation from flash floods. Nature doesn't care. If a species wants to survive, it has to prove it deserves to. When the floods come, the fire ants hold onto each other, creating a living raft that can float until the water recedes. Months, if necessary. So how does a species figure something like that out? Instinct? Trial and error? Was there one fire ant who was being swept away by the rushing water and grabbed onto another ant, only to find that together they could float? What if you were the one who knew what needed to be done, but you had no words? How do you make the others understand? How do you call for help?

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    Notes (43)

    • The song that Kayla Graham sang at the Irish pub was "Three Little Birds (from Touch)" by Karen David with Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman. Karen David portrayed the character Kayla Graham in this episode, while Wendy and Lisa composed the background music for the show.

    • Danny Glover's character, Arthur Teller, was originally called Arthur DeWitt.

    • This episode had a special preview on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, before moving to its regular timeslot on Monday starting in March. The airdate was subsequently changed to Thursday.

    • International Air Dates:
      Norway: Monday, March 19, 2012 on TV2
      United Kingdom: March 20, 2012 on Sky1/Sky 1 HD
      Australia: April 22, 2012 on TEN
      Finland: October 9, 2012 on MTV3

    • The song that began playing during the bridge scene and continued through the resolution of everyone's story was "Someday Soon" by Alexi Murdoch.

    • This episode was originally scheduled to be aired on March 19, 2012.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 22, 2012 on Global
      Norway: March 26, 2012 on TV2
      Australia: April 29, 2012 on TEN
      Finland: October 16, 2012 on MTV3

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: March 20, 2012 on Sky1/Sky 1 HD

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    Trivia (3)

    • The Teller Institute is located at 318 West Tesla Street. Edward Teller was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist, who was known as the father of the hydrogen bomb, and Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, who developed the modern alternating current electrical supply system.

    • At the end of the episode you see the characters standing outside of the character "Beth's" house. The numbers on her house are 4252 which, if you add the first and last two digits together, equal 67.

      67 was the number theme throughout this episode.

    • The pinky toe being an "evolutionary speed-bump" is mentioned in this episode. This was last mentioned by Teller at the start of season 1.

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