Season 1 Episode 13

The Road Not Taken

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 14, 2012 on FOX
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    Touch's "Bonus" Episode: Where Did the Magic Go?

    If Season 2 turns out anything like this random addendum to Season 1, I don’t think it will be bright.

  • Episode Summary

    The Road Not Taken from the show Touch is the 13th episode of the show's first season. Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) and Jake (David Mazouz) are stranded in Martin's Oregon hometown after their car breaks down. Martin meets up with individuals from his past, including his old boss, Henry Williams (John Getz). Martin learns that Henry's life may be in danger, and he and Jake stay in town in order to get to the bottom of the story.moreless

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    • The Road Not Taken

      The Road Not Taken was a superb episode of Touch. I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of character development for Martin as we learned more about his past. I liked the story lines and how they all played out. It was interesting to see more of the Asian girls on the phone who travel around the world. It was nice for Martin to return home and settle some things. I liked the characters and was very entertained by what happened. I look forward to watching more seasons of this awesome show!!!!!!!moreless
    • Show seems to have been written by someone who has never seen the show before

      This odd episode was surprising because I thought the season was over, and apparently it was; the review here by ChristopherCo32 says this was a bonus episode not designed to tie in with the story arc.

      I guess that's alright, but the problem is, it lacked the tight construction of a typical episode. The thing that keeps me watching Touch is the elegant way it takes a bunch of different stories and ties them together with each other and with the series' weird numerology system. But in this episode, the numbers play no key role and the stories don't even tie together. Instead of that wonderful ah-hah moment I'm used to having at the end of the show, I had a "huh?" moment.

      I don't understand how this episode came to be produced. Did the producer owe the writer a favor? Was it written by his best friend's niece or something? Certainly the producers know their own formula, so why would they suddenly toss it out?

      Easily the worst episode in the series.moreless
    • ??WTF??

      Achei inutil e desnecessario esse episodio, tanto tempo depois de acabar a 1 temporada pra comear a segunda.
    • worst episode yet....

      Previous episode left us on the dock, having found the girls (can`t remember her name...) mom. What happened with that??????

      Even on it's own this episode failed to hold our interest and we fast forwarded most of it.

      Hope this isn`t whats to come in the upcoming season...
    • Maybe a BONUS episode, but it failed

      I tried throughout the season to sustain an interest in what this show was presenting, with the end-shows tie-ups pulling all the scenes together. I've always been a "Keifer" fan, but, TO ME, this show does nothing to show his talent other than every episode listening for the "JAKE" when he turns around and the kid is gone again. Quite frankly, I was happy to see another episode released, hoping I would see the appeal after a break in watching all season; regretfully, I did not. So "Touch" is one show in the fall line-up that I will be not be spending any additional time trying to enjoy - it's just not there for me.moreless
    David de Lautour

    David de Lautour

    Simon Plimpton

    Guest Star

    Samantha Whittaker

    Samantha Whittaker

    Nell Plimpton

    Guest Star

    Mary Stuart Masterson

    Mary Stuart Masterson

    Beth Cooper

    Guest Star

    Satomi Okuno

    Satomi Okuno


    Recurring Role

    May Miyata

    May Miyata


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • 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.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Jake: (closing narration) The point where all things were possible; the moment when a choice was made or an action taken; the breath inhaled before a first step forward. And the most lasting chain reactions that are started by those moments. And actions and choices are always the ones that are started by love.

      • Jake: (opening narration) We can't help but wonder how much difference one person makes in the world. We look inside ourselves, questioning if we have the capacity for heroism and greatness. But the truth is every time we take an action, we make an impact. Every single thing we do has an effect on the people around us. Every choice we make sends ripples out into the world. Our smallest acts of kindness can cause a chain reaction of unforeseen benefits for people we've never met. We might not witness those results, but they happen all the same.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (0)