Season 1 Episode 3

Safety in Numbers

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 29, 2012 on FOX
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    Touch: The Tale of the Invisible Prince

    This week, we got to see the more unsettling side of Jake’s headspace, and we met someone new who appears to share his... "condition."

  • Episode Summary

    Martin encounters a homeless man who has the same obsession with numbers as Jake does, which begins a series of seemingly unrelated events that connect an abused African woman, a group of African boys in a dance competition, and a heartbroken woman at a dance contest. Meanwhile, Arthur Teller visits Jake's boarding facility and Clea believes she has found her mother.


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    • Back in Touch

      Much more exciting format this year The writers and producers amp it up a notch this year. Glad that Martin now has more adults to interact with rather than chasing Jake all over the place. I like Maria Bello's chemistry with Sutherland, she's also a good sitter for Jake to free Martin up for more action. Am definitely drawn back into following it weekly. Good job so far!
    • Safety in Numbers

      Safety in Numbers was a great episode of Touch. I really enjoyed watching as Jake sent Martin on another search for who he was supposed to come in contact with. It was great to see all the different story lines and characters in their own worlds and how they all connected. I enjoyed the dance contest and I felt really bad for the abused woman in Africa though it was powerful and emotional to watch the other women come together to stop it. I like how the phone is traveling around to different people who upload videos. I certainly look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!moreless
    • I'm absolutely loving this show's concept!

      This show is truly an epic one so far, and I love its concept! I thought this episode was very entertaining, with an extremely interesting storyline!

      I particularly loved the scenes with the African boys! That was really nicely ldone and I hope that the dance competition helped them out! :) It was really great to watch!

      Overall, I am really enjoying this show! I hope it ocontinues to remain interesting and continues to entertain! :)moreless
    • Global Vision

      Loved this episode! Their vision and how it includes the everyday concerns of people from all over the world is incredible. If you like TV you gotta ask, "How did they do that?" This is the most exciting show I've seen since NYPD Blue when they shook the camera and used curse words to stretch boundaries. This show does it with great stories that are not limited by the practicalities of production - they have the imagination and the technology to creat a look and feel that right now, I believe, represents the best of what TV has to offer.moreless
    • Best episode so far...loved it!

      I was totally drawn in by the episode, excellent story, grabbed hold of my attention and held onto it from start to finish.

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • 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?

      • Jake: (closing monologue) Human beings are not the strongest species on the planet. We're not the fastest, or maybe even the smartest. The one advantage we have is our ability to cooperate, to help each other out. We recognize ourselves in each other, and we're programmed for compassion, for heroism, for love. And those things make us stronger, faster and smarter. It's why we've survived. It's why we even want to.

      • Martin: He called me.
        Clea: Who?
        Martin: Jake. I need to check on him.
        Clea: The kids are still asleep. Are you sure it was Jake?
        Martin: Well, someone called me from this number and when I answered, they didn't say anything. Sounds a lot like Jake to me.

      • Martin: (shows Walter the picture with the numbers) My son gave me this. "3287." I think he sees what you see, and I think he wants me to help you somehow.
        Walter: He wants you to stop the pain.

      • Martin: So, that's it? From here on in, my life is just gonna be running down random numbers for Jake?
        Teller: No, they're not random.
        Martin: Well, what if I ignored the numbers? I mean, can I ignore the numbers?
        Teller: Uh, you can do whatever you want. But it seems pretty clear that bad things will happen, not to mention what it does to Jake.
        Martin: Jake's pain.
        Teller: Those numbers point to a disorder in the universe. Jake feels the pain of people attached to those numbers. And until things get right, he suffers.
        Martin: So I can ignore the numbers, but my son will be in pain. That's not a choice.

      • Martin: Once upon a time, there was an invisible knight who served the silent king. And together they helped people that didn't even know they were there.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Beastmaster's first dance is to "I'm Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO.

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: March 29, 2012 on Global
        Norway: April 2, 2012 on TV2
        United Kingdom: April 3, 2012 on Sky1/Sky 1 HD
        Australia: May 6, 2012 on TEN
        Finland: October 23, 2012 on MTV3

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