Touch “Gyre” Review

My opinions about Touch have varied over the run of the first season. I thought the pilot was a brilliant bit of television, but a few weeks later I was asking if there was anywhere the series could really go. This week saw ‘Gyre (part 1 and 2), the final two episodes of the season, air and we were treated to…well, I’m not sure what we were treated to, actually. It all seemed a bit pointless.

The crux of the story was Martin learning that his custody of Jake had been taken away, leading him to attempt to get his son out of the city before the planned move to a care facility upstate. This was accomplished through help from Avram (a particularly nice touch) and three characters from the past, Walt, Arnie and Randall. While Walt was well-used (I love that character), the latter two seemed quite pointless — was it heartwarming that Martin was reminded me has a friend, or that Randall finally found peace? Sure, but to be honest, the gun was essentially useless and I’d already assumed that Randall had found peace the last time he appeared. Read More... 


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