Touch (S2E6) “Broken”

23 03 2013

Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) wakes up startled and checks on Jake (David Mazouz) but sees Lucy’s bed (Maria Bello) has never been slept in. Believing she had gone to the police, Martin wakes Jake up to leave.

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Lucy’s bed remains untouched (red flowers)

Calvin (Lukas Haas) lies on a red/white striped pillow in the middle of the floor. Lucy has him tied up. [A tad bit unbelievable that she dragged an injured Calvin all the way up to his loft].

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Lucy and an injured Calvin

Guillermo (Said Taghmaoui) recites the passage of Jesus surviving 40 days out in the desert, being tempted by the devil, while walking through the desert himself. A park ranger (Ransford Doherty) finds him. The ranger is looking for a missing man. He is in Tonto National Forest. [That is a real name, a national forest in Arizona].

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Guillermo and the park ranger

Jake tunes into radio station 89.2. That is the number for this evening.

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Tonight’s number 892

Jake hands Martin the notebook that is red, white and blue, the blue in the butterflies, which is like the case that Amelia had in a previous episode. The notebook belongs to Soleil (Isabella Acres). Jake wants Martin to go there. When Jake turns the car radio to that station, which at the moment is just static, Martin asks him to turn it down.

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The Notebook

Jake narrates: “In a vacuum, radio waves travel at the same speed as all forms of electromagnetic radiation–that is 299,792,458 meters per second–but human beings do not live in a vacuum. Wherever we are we are surrounded by stimuli, both positive and negative. When negative stimuli is perceived, it travels from its source to its destination, sensory cortex, at a mere 100 meters per second. But regardless of its relatively slow speed this unpleasant sensation registers as something we call pain, and as humans, we are conditioned to do anything and everything to avoid it.”

Lucy tries to get Calvin to tell her where Amelia is by inducing pain. He admits to knowing where she is but tells Lucy he would never hurt her.

Jake and Martin go to Soleil’s house. Jake goes into the house and gets a picture album out and shows Martin a picture of Carl Hirsch (Randy Oglesby) and Frances Norburg (Linda Gehringer) together. He gets a license plate number off the picture–6RHI892.

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Frances Norburg’s license plate

Calvin tries to explain that mapping Amelia’s brain is the key to helping his brother and her gifts could change the world. He asks Lucy to get him painkillers from his bedroom and then he will give her back Amelia.

Carl did not know Frances had a son. Carl says he calls her but she never calls back. Jake goes over to turn the radio to FM 89.2. Amelia is listening to the same station. It is a station that reads scripture. Amelia says, “They’re coming.”

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Amelia’s tuned in, too.

Guillermo climbs and appeals to God to speak to him. He sees an injured man below him. The man (Eric Lange) asks Guillermo to kill him.

Martin and Jake head over to BreakWire to find Lucy. [There is a red nutcracker or maybe Pinocchio behind Trevor next to the scales of justice]. Trevor tells him about the address he gave Lucy the night before, 2305 Fifth Street. Martin leaves Jake with Trevor.

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The scales of justice versus “I want to be a real boy” statue.

Calvin sent Lucy on a wild-goose chase and gets himself free. He pulls a gun on her and tells her he could have left and/or had HER arrested for kidnapping [that takes balls Calvin to even say that]. He wants something from Lucy–JAKE.

The hurt man was a doctor out on the trail to clear his head from a mistake he had made. Guillermo says he is doing the same. The doctor was drinking before a pediatric neurosurgical procedure to fix an AVM and the boy died.

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Please kill me. Trust me, he can.

Amelia is ticked off at Frances for lying to her and she won’t eat. Frances says she cannot give her back to her mother because there are people that want to harm her. Amelia tries to leave and is fighting with Frances when there is a knock at the door.

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Danger Will Robinson!

Calvin tries to convince Lucy that Martin is a liar. “There are miracles inside your daughter’s brain.”  Martin arrives at the apartment. Calvin shows Lucy video of Amelia from 2 days ago.

Guillermo tosses the pictures of the people he has killed into the fire that warms the doctor. When he looks at Jake’s picture, he hears Jake speaking telepathically about his pain.

Calvin will bring Amelia to The Valley Reservoir, to bring Jake there by 2 PM, the access road at Woodlee. Martin uses 892 as the code to her into the apartment when smashing the lock did not work. He sees the blood on the floor and a car squeal off.

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The radio station number unlocks the door. Wouldn’t Calvin have picked a bigger number, though?

Guillermo uses a hand crank to power the doctor’s phone. He tells the doctor that he is one of a handful of people on the planet who can interfere with fate. The doctor screams that God wants him to die. Guillermo says who is he to speak for God [which is interesting because Guillermo also speaking for God in his own mind. By the way, how does Guillermo’s shirt stay so white in the desert?]

Lucy looks for Martin at the house. Martin calls Trevor. Lucy calls Trevor and finds out Jake is there. Jake knows she is coming. They drive to the San Fernando Valley Reservoir East Access road. Martin goes back to BreakWire. Lucy tells Martin to come to her. [Of course] Martin leaves his phone in the car.  [Red cubbies at BreakWire].

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Red cubbies

Guillermo can’t get a signal on the cell phone and tosses it. It was 89 days ago that the boy died. He says to the doctor how many children will die if he does not go back to his practice. One boy died, but how many need to be saved? He said that his story reminds him that there is acceptable loss [I don’t think that is the lesson Guillermo; what I get out of that statement is that there is always the possibility of redemption]. He plans to help the man out.

Martin meets Lucy at the reservoir and tells Jake to get in his car. He tells her Calvin played her, gave him the time to get away with Amelia.

Calvin gets to the house (number 7729) and finds the door opened. As Martin and Jake drive home, he turns back around to Lucy. She still believes Calvin is coming. Jake dials 89.2 on the radio. He tells Lucy to get in the car. They see a radio tower.

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An unlocked door that is thumbprint protected is never a good sign.

At the Tonto National Park, the ranger’s search and rescue command post is also picking up this radio signal. Guillermo and the doctor walk out of the canyon.

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Take a life, save a life, take a life, save a life…

As they approach the tower, Martin sees the license plate of Frances’ car. Martin tells Jake to stay in the car. They see Frances Norburg in the car with a bullet to her head. Calvin is with her. He says, “They killed her.”  [I’m thinking Aster Corps–remember when Tony had the GPS tracker in the laptop?]. Amelia is not there.

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There’s no coming back from that.

Calvin leaves and tells them not to follow him or he will kill them both.

Guillermo looks down on Los Angeles. [Not quite sure how he got there so fast from Arizona. From Tonto National Forest to LA it is about a 7-1/2 hour drive and he would have had to provide the police with a statement, too]

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Ominous.


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