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Touch 1.12 – Gyre, Part 2

California, here we come!

The one constant as time passes, Jake tells us in the opening voice over, is change. What the? Try to wrap your mind around that conundrum, folks! People don’t like change, Jake muses, so they cling to the illusion of stasis. We see poor Martin, who to be fair has never really gotten any illusion of stasis to cling to, crying over a photograph of him and Jake. When he gets a phone call, he rushes around, packing frenetically, and spills other photos of Jake as a baby and toddler on the floor (and my goodness, David Mazouz has been absolutely darling every second of his young life—every millisecond and microsecond, even).

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Touch 1.11 – Gyre, Part 1

Jake prepares to unleash his Crystal of Doom!

Now, where did that rubber ducky you used to take baths with get to? Chances are it’s probably in the North Pacific Gyre! Okay, not really, but there are rubber ducks in that Gyre, apparently, caught there since 1992 when a shipload of them from China spilled into the Pacific Ocean. Jake tells us items in a gyre typically get stuck there, “doomed to travel the same path.” But chance encounters (you know, a whale with a vendetta against rubber ducks, the bastard, or a storm disrupting the currents while those poor rubber ducks cling to each other, terrified out of their little rubber minds) can change things: “which means it’s possible to break free…it’s possible to find the way to shore.”

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