This episode of Touch kind of dealt with the idea that the past can haunt us if we let it. Sometimes you have to let go of the pain and hurts of the past so you can prosper in the present. Otherwise, those ghosts will continue to haunt you and rob you of your future. Not very much happened in this episode until the last 10 minutes or so, and this outing was really just designed to provide a confrontation moment between Guillermo and Jake. It didn’t accomplish much more than that.
A few thoughts about “Ghosts”:
This episode was pretty much a locked room mystery, only without the mystery. We already knew who the killer was but that wasn’t really the point. The mystery was who would survive the night. Let me just go ahead and get this out there. It bugs me to no end in murder mysteries when people wander off alone in the dark while there’s obviously a killer on the loose. At what point does that even begin to sound like a good idea? It also bugs me when the killer gets shot and/or stabbed, falls off a building, lands on top of a car, and then all of a sudden disappears. Really? If that’s the best you can come up with, I’m gonna need you to go back and try again. Ok. I’m done. Back to the issue at hand. Locked room mysteries can be pretty tricky. You have to build suspense and create urgency without going over the top. A locked room mystery doesn’t work for me when I can pretty much call who is going to bite the dust. And unfortunately, that was the case here. I knew that the two amorous employees going off to satisfy their lust were goners. I also figured Martin’s pal Dutch was a goner because he promised Martin that he would help him. I also figured Overly-Curious Back-Up IT Guy would bite it because he had the genius idea of wandering off alone. There was no mystery. There was no urgency. It all played out pretty much exactly as I anticipated. Even the big showdown on the roof was fairly anticlimactic. The best part of that was Jake getting inside Guillermo’s head.