In this week’s “Touch,” entitled “Kite Strings,” Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) meets up with someone from his late wife’s past. A young man in Iraq helps an American soldier (Sprague Grayden, who starred with Sutherland in “24”). A lottery winner connects with a priest.
If you accept the premise that everything is connected and that one young man can not only see patterns, but bring people together based on numbers, “Touch” is going to resonate with you. The performances were stellar again this week. The only issue here is that things are so very, very connected that it’s starting to pull us out of the story.
As much fun as it is to watch, the show is starting to get a little unbelievable. Is everyone really that connected? If this ends up being part of a plot or there is something other than the universe connecting them, this may become acceptable. As cool as it is to realize that the man who let Martin’s wife die, then won the lottery with numbers relating to her was the one who caused the priest to crash down the stairs and give up his job to hook up with his long time love in Iraq, and that the man at Sarah’s grave had been tutored by her was the one to save his son, it’s still a bit much.
That said, maybe this has something to do with Sarah and who she was. We’re totally willing to give this some time, especially considering how amazing Sutherland’s performances continue to be. What did you think of “Kite Strings?” Let us know below.