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A Fall season premiere date was for the TOUCH second season was originally announced as October 26, 2012, however the season premiere will now be on Fridays, in a 9 PM slot, but not starting until February 1, 2013.  I’m not happy and it’s not a good thing for this FOX television series to be off for 8 months.

Touch is a show that might be described as “supernatural” or as a “thriller” but I think it’s something else. It was created by Tim Kring and it stars Kiefer Sutherland.

The second season will go deeper into the story of Martin Bohm (Sutherland) and his 11-year-old son who is… Hmmm. What is he? Mute, emotionally disturbed, autistic, gifted, a savant, a mystic? Jake (David Mazouz) has never spoken a word. He has a disturbing fascination with numbers and patterns relating to numbers. He fills notebooks with them, They made no sense to his father, but as season one progressed, the numbers began to be connected to their lives in strange ways that stretch credulity.

Martin’s wife died in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and raising Jake has been difficult for Martin who has gone from job to job while tending to Jake’s special needs.

As I wrote last season, the concept for the show comes from the red thread legend, although it goes far beyond it. We are all interconnected. Our lives are invisibly tied to those whose destinies touch ours. The ancient Chinese myth about the red thread of faith says that the Gods have tied a red thread around every one of our ankles and attached to it are all the people whose lives we are destined to touch. This thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break.

The show blurs the lines between science, spirituality and emotion. I like that. I even enjoy the seemingly unrelated people and situations that come up in the shows. Sometimes it is explained how their lives affect each other in ways that were unseen. Some connections have not been made yet. Of course, almost all of us crave to see connections and we want it all to be explained.

Jake was being “treated” at a facility and it was there that he discovered numbers that are part of an “Amelia Sequence” named after another “gifted” child at the facility who supposedly was being treated – or used.

At the end of season one, Martin lost custody of Jake to that facility, but they found each other and escaped to California.

Season two will pick up with a chance meeting at a California beach. Of course, you may believe that there are no “chance meetings” because everything is intentional and connected.

“What brought you out here?” Martin asked the woman, Lucy (Maria Bello). “I’m looking for my daughter,” she replied.

Her daughter’s name? Amelia

That’s right, the mysterious Amelia did exist, and her mother believes she may still be alive.

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