There are two conflicting and very strong emotional experiences for Kiefer Sutherland's Martin Bohm on "Touch" (Thu., 9p.m. ET on Fox). First, there is his devotion and love for his son, Jake. But also he is still struggling with the grief over his wife Sarah, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.
This week, the complex narrative that weaves the stories on this series circled the number 9.50, and in doing so it brought not only Martin some much needed closer on Sarah's passing, but two other men whom she met and knew during that time in her life.
Jake was with Martin throughout, and his actions created a sort of Rube Goldberg affect to interconnect three separate stories that all touched upon one another by the close of the hour. The connection for Martin was in meeting Bobby, a bike messenger that Sarah helped tutor through his GED shortly before her death. This meeting inspired Martin to look into her last appointment for that day, which was to drop her wedding ring off to get it engraved with her slogan for their growing family: "1+1=3."
In another part of the country, the fireman who carried Sarah down 31 flights before he simply couldn't carry her anymore -- he told himself she had already died, but seems to have doubts -- played the numbers that plagued his guilt and won the lottery. Through helping a pastor nearby, he found his own calling to take over that church. This after Jake's interference with a satellite dish led to the recovery of two wounded soldiers in the Middle East. Yes, it's this complex every week.
Watch it unfold each week on "Touch," Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
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