'Touch': Jake Connects The Lives, Martin Saves A Jumper (VIDEO)

Back now for its official series premiere -- though this is the second episode after a preview of the pilot aired back on January 25 -- FOX was hoping a powerful "American Idol" lead-in will lead to continued success for Keifer Sutherland's return to television in " Touch " (Thu., 9 p.m. ET on Fox). This episode established the "procedural" nature of the story, with another slew of seemingly random lives interconnecting in ways that only the mute Jake can see. His father Martin (Sutherland) then follows the clues with no clear idea of where they're leading. It's a complex structure appreciated by the Vancouver Sun , who says it is "calculated to surprise and delight." In this case it took him to a pawn shop and a man named Klepper who'd been diagnosed with cancer. His story ultimately connected with an Indian boy seeking to spread his father's ashes at Yankee stadium, a woman at the airport Martin works at, a peanut vendor from the ballpark and the son of the mafia guy the peanut vendor owes money to. Oh, and there's the mafia guy's dog who literally runs throughout the narrative. It's a complex weave, but it culminates in Martin saving Klepper from jumping off a bridge, just in time to find out he's not alone as the woman from the airport runs up, and it's the daughter he thought didn't want to be a part of his life. Thus weaves the continuing complexity of "Touch" every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

'Touch's' Kiefer Sutherland: Jack Bauer, he's not

As counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer in the hit FOX series "24," Kiefer Sutherland played a man who had to keep his feelings inside in order to save the world. In his new FOX series, "Touch" -- which had a preview on Jan. 25 and has its regular time-slot premiere on Thursday, March 22 -- Sutherland's character, Martin Bohm, is still having a global impact, but his methods couldn't be more different.Calling in from a location near Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Sutherland says, "Jack Bauer, as a character, is so repressed; that was his job. His job was to be able to pocket his emotions, so he could take on what was seemingly an insurmountable task."Martin is almost the opposite, where his emotions are very much out front. He has a very simple desire, which is to develop, as he perceives it, as normal as possible a relationship with his son. What he finds out,...

Touch (FOX) “1+1=3? Episode 2

Touch  (FOX) “1+1=3? Episode 2 airs Thursday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis : Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland), a widower and single father trying to connect with his mute 11-year-old son Jake (David Mazouz), is led to a pawn shop where a robbery triggers a sequence of unpredictable events that connect a distraught flight attendant  in New York, a son visiting from India on a mission to spread his father’s ashes, a middle school  magician in Moscow, a cancer patient  in New York and  a mobster in the Bronx. It’s up to Jake and Martin to link the thread between them all in the World Premiere “1+1=3” episode of TOUCH airing Thursday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...