Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot25 January 2012
For the third time in three weeks, Jake has run away from school and climbed atop a cell phone tower, breaking the tower's security alarms at precisely 3:18 in the afternoon each time. For Child and Family Services, they, who have previously diagnosed Jake as autistic, see Jake's behavior as Martin not being able to handle Jake on his own, they who send Clea Hopkins to investigate. To perform a proper assessment, she removes Jake from the home and places him in an institution for two weeks where she can monitor him. Martin not only finds that move contemptible, but also believes that Jake is trying to tell him something, especially as the numbers Jake is scribbling seem to pop up elsewhere in their lives, as Jake makes the stray cell phones that Martin has found for him ring simultaneously, and after the lottery ticket Jake temporarily steals ends up being the multimillion dollar jackpot winning numbers. In his search to find out if Jake is just mute or if he has some other condition affecting his behavior, Martin finds Arthur Teller of the Teller Institute, he who tells Martin his theory of Jake's condition. Clea begins to believe that their autism diagnosis is incorrect when she views Jake first hand. Meanwhile, one of those cells phones which almost made it into Jake's possession makes a 'round the world trip from London to Ireland to JFK to Japan to Baghdad where it ends up making it full circle from its owner, a distraught father, to the wannabe pop singer to the enterprising prostitute to the teen who wants to help his family by buying a commercial oven for their baking business.
Season 1, Episode 2: 1+1=322 March 2012
Despite she witnessing Jake's possible communication through numbers and despite Jake having run away to home, Clea is still convinced that Jake is better off under Child and Family Services care. Before Clea whisks Jake away, Jake gives his father what Martin believes is a local telephone number. That number does lead Martin to a pawn shop owned and operated by Arnie Klepper. After visiting the shop, Martin believes that part of his purpose was to prevent the armed robbery that occurred while he was in the shop. Arnie is however ungrateful for Martin's appearance as Martin's action led to Arnie suffering a gunshot wound - a superficial one but a gunshot wound nonetheless. Meanwhile, Jake is able to run away once again, he who ultimately leads Martin to the rationale for the number, which will include in its story a Russian boy who wants the friendship of his classmates but who doesn't understand why they don't like him, a peanut vendor with serious money problems, a flight attendant whose current task is to track down a dog that was scheduled to depart on one of the flights but who escaped, a South Asian man who is in town to spread his dead father's ashes in the center of New York Stadium, an oft stolen seventh game league winning home run baseball, and the power of magic and second chances.
29 March 2012
Jake is still in the custody of Child and Family Services. Despite Martin knowing that Jake is now communicating with him via numbers, Martin is still concerned that the review will find him an unfit parent as he chases these numbers. He gets some help from Arthur in this matter. Martin is also concerned about the news that Jake feels pain until the issue with each of these numbers is resolved. Regardless, Jake is able to provide Martin with another number, this one scribbled on a piece of paper with the picture of a dragon. At an accident scene where a woman is hit by a vehicle, Martin runs across a seemingly homeless and off kilter man calling himself the Invisible Prince. Martin eventually learns that this man has a special connection to numbers like Jake as witnessed by the same number Jake provided him scribbled over and over in a notebook. This leads Martin to a class action lawsuit and a former junior colleague at the New York Herald. He just has to figure out the connection between these situations and the homeless man's ramblings about slaying the dragon with a magic sword, which the King buried. These goings-on have a further connection to the World Championship Dance Battle being shown and conducted online, a South African villager who wants to move to the city but equally wants to get her friend out of an abusive relationship, someone from Clea's troubled past, and the move-it-forward cell phone which goes from the hands of the two Japanese girls to a stood up girl in a red dress.
5 April 2012
Jake's voice-over reflects on the human love of communication. Martin and Jake visit a cemetery. A man is at the grave of Martin's wife; he leaves before Martin can learn why he's there. In Iraq, a teen wants to show off his comedy chops; a female soldier is in a firefight and tries to rescue a wounded colleague. A lotto winner who hasn't cashed his ticket looks for redemption and chances on a young minister who delivers disorganized sermons in a church in disrepair. At 9:50 in the morning, Jake lets go of a kite, and he and his father follow it. The kite, the Internet, two men burdened by guilt and shame, wounded soldiers, and Jake's single-minded focus come together.
12 April 2012
The authorities will be doing their evaluation of Jake and Martin to see if Jake should remain under state care or be returned home. Both Martin and Clea are hopeful that Jake will be able to go home as Jake's behavior is much more "normal" when his father is around. A potential obstacle is the yet unopened package sent to Martin via the facility from Abigail Kelsey, Martin's sister-in-law who once tried to get custody of Jake following Sarah's death. Martin is suspicious if only because he did not tell Abigail about Jake being taken away or about the evaluation. On the way to the evaluation meeting, Martin's laptop is stolen by a career petty thief. Martin chases the thief onto a bus, the thief who is able to escape. However, it doesn't look like Martin will make it to the evaluation meeting on time as the young woman who he sits next to on the bus clandestinely pulls a gun on him, she who will not let him go. As Martin learns of her plan, he has to decide if he should try to escape to the meeting, or if the bigger picture, based on the latest number Jake provides him which is through a "new language", is to get this woman to her true end goal, whatever that may be. Martin will ultimately learn certain parts of Jake's grand plan with this number, which includes two Saudi girls masquerading as boys as they come across a pregnant woman in distress, a Montreal based medical intern who is engaged to a woman from back home in an arranged marriage situation set-up by his parents but he who would rather get to know the woman he sees on the subway every day, and a patient in his hospital requiring a life saving bone marrow transplant. Meanwhile, Arthur tries to reconnect with his daughter because of Jake. Their estrangement was due to issues surrounding Arthur's current work, which may make her resistant to hearing him out about Jake.
19 April 2012
Martin provides Teller with all the leftover numbers that Jake has thus far provided him, these numbers with the exception of the last three missing from Jake's list matching Teller's own list which he calls "the Amelia sequence", named after one of his former patients who he is trying to find. Teller knows that his sequence of numbers is still incomplete and wants Jake's help to complete the sequence in order to find Amelia. Martin is reluctant to let Teller speak to Jake at this time if only to stay under the radar of the authorities who want to find any reason to take Jake away. Meanwhile, Clea receives news that her schizophrenic mother, who she has not seen in six years, is in hospital for psychiatric evaluation following being picked up for shoplifting. Clea's mother is able to escape from the hospital. Based on Martin's recent stops, including at the hospital when Clea is there, and information from Clea about her mother's recent ramblings, the two believe that her mother has taken a young boy, now reported missing, confusing the child as her own. Martin and Clea embark on a quest to locate her mother and the missing boy, which requires Clea to revisit some painful memories from childhood. Their quest ends up being connected to a jazz aficionado working for a real estate developer he who is regretting his latest deal, an Asian lesbian couple who are trying to conceive a child through artificial insemination but who have so far been unsuccessful in this endeavor, and a recurring dream that Martin has of Jake on a playground swing.
26 April 2012
Following Arthur's death, Martin and Clea review the surveillance tape of his visit with Jake. They notice some missing footage from the tape. But what they do notice on what remains of the footage takes them to the fact that Arthur gave something to Jake - a key - with the numbers 1188, which Martin surmises are the next numbers in Amelia's sequence. Martin goes on a quest to find what that key unlocks, which he believes will lead him to the dearth of Arthur's research. Although she is initially reluctant to help, Arthur's daughter Maggie provides information which takes Martin down a road which doesn't lead quite to what he was expecting, namely an underground high stakes poker game. Martin will learn that the poker game has a connection to a university math professor, with further unknown connections to the unusual bequeath in a will which isn't as easy to carry out as the beneficiary would like, and a video blog of a recently dumped girl who believes in the course of true love. Meanwhile, Martin's sister-in-law, Abigail Kelsey, makes a request to see Jake. Her request continues the antagonistic relationship between herself and Martin, which started when she first tried to get custody of Jake following Sarah's death.
3 May 2012
Most of the people at the facility are going on an outing to the museum. Clea warns Martin that Sheri will be watching them closely for the upcoming evaluation. This day, Jake is continually playing cat's cradle by himself, always stopping at the triangular figure. Clea notices that the symbol matches the logo of Abilgail Kelsey's company, Aster Corps. At the live video link section of the museum, the link currently to the feed outside of the Louvre in Paris, Jake makes a connection with a young woman through the video link. That woman, named Veronique, notices another woman in the background at the museum in New York that she swears solely from a photograph that she has that she is her biological mother, who she was told died in childbirth. After seeing the look in Jake's eyes, Martin is certain that that woman is indeed Veronique's mother. As Martin tries to track her down, he finds another part of the Veronique side of the triangle. Later, still at the museum, they are treated to a video feed from an astronaut at the International Space Station, she who talks about triangulation. The numbers that she talks about leads to Martin finding the third part of the triangle, which itself has two parts, both of which were in a cab driving through New York City. By the end of the outing, Clea and Sheri confront each other about secrets each believes the other is keeping, Clea's accusations specifically about the patient in room 6 and Abigail Kelsey's connection to the facility.
10 May 2012
Jake's voice-over reflects on the music of the spheres. Jake leads his father to a 13-year-old from the Bronx intent on robbing a violinist. In Brazil, a street musician who dreams of moving to New York City expresses his love for a café owner - she's nearly broke and the café is all she has of her family. Clea, then Martin and Jake, meet a diamond dealer who says that Arthur was his best friend. Jake uses his tablet computer to show an accident victim how to communicate. Martin comes to a new accommodation of Jake's silence, and Jake reminds us where the music of the spheres originates.
17 May 2012
For Jake's sake in more ways than one, Martin extends an olive branch to his sister-in-law Abigail, which she seems to accept. However, Abigail's support may not be enough in getting Jake back as Martin follows the next set of numbers provided to him by Jake in Amelia's sequence. Jake points Martin to the docks and a shipping company called Möbius, which they learn was funding Teller's research. A case of mistaken identity leads to Martin helping some of Möbius' dock workers steal an unknown but lucrative shipment coming into the Port of New York. Martin does provide his assistance as who the dock workers believe is "Mike" despite knowing that if they are caught and he is sent to jail, or that if the dock workers find out that he is not really who they think he is, that he will lose Jake for good. Through the process, Martin comes to the realization that he was meant to help specifically one of those dock workers, Joey Deluca, who is committing the theft because of a personal issue. Other connections to the story unknown to Martin include Abraham's young cousin Tomer in the Middle East who is in love with a Palestinian woman, and whose relationship is threatened by the greater Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Meanwhile, Clea catches Sheri giving Jake a developmental test using dodecahedrons, which Clea later learns from Abraham was developed by Teller to test if the subject is one of the thirty-six righteous ones in the universe. Clea does whatever she can to find out for who Sheri is doing this work and why Sheri is using Teller's research which she previously dismissed.
31 May 2012
As the Aster Corporation increases their interest in Jake, Martin joins forces with Abigail as the stakes of Jake's custody escalate. When Avram reiterates to Martin that Jake and Amelia, a presumed dead girl with similar characteristics as Jake, are connected, Martin sets out on a passionate mission to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, circumstances intensify when Lucy enters the picture and seemingly unrelated events are tied together.
31 May 2012
Jake's voiceover reflects on the constants of motion and change. Child protective services seems intent on taking Jake from Martin; the final decision may depend on Clea's recommendation. A recording engineer seeks to bring Jamaican brothers together to sing again; he's on the West Coast and gets a ride from Amelia's mother, still looking for her daughter. Martin is desperate to stop CPS from moving Jake; he buys a gun from Arnie. Randall has finished his work renovating the church, and although he's established the beginnings of a relationships, he believes he must keep moving. With all this movement, will the ensuing change be positive or tragic?
14 September 2012
In their escape from New York, Martin and Jake pass through Martin's old stomping grounds of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Although he has no intention of stopping in his old home town of McMinnville, Martin is forced to stop and stay because of car problems in part initiated by Jake. Old memories die hard as a story that he wrote at the beginning of his reporting career twenty years ago created some hard feelings amongst the townsfolk, many who do not welcome him back. One person who does welcome him is Henry Williams, the editor of the local newspaper and Martin's mentor who sees Martin's time at the newspaper as its glory years. Someone who provides a more reserved welcome is Martin's old girlfriend, Beth Cooper née Young, who now works for Henry. Shortly after Martin's arrival, Henry goes missing with evidence pointing to someone trying to kill him. Martin is pretty sure that it has to do with whatever the latest story on which Henry is working. As Martin reads through Henry's notes, he finds a story that isn't all it appears on the surface of those notes. Martin and Jake's stay in McMinnville also intersects with a story of a teen-aged boy trying to help his family by proving he's a man. It also coincides with the cell phone that Martin retrieved at JFK Airport month's earlier that belonged to Brit Simon Plimpton arriving in the area, and which makes another electronic trip back to its original owner and his distraught wife, Nell.
8 February 2013
Not knowing what life holds for them once they reach Los Angeles, Martin and Jake, on the run from the authorities, immediately meet Lucy Robbins, Amelia's mother, upon their arrival. Lucy has been looking for her daughter now for three years, and is encouraged by her meeting with Martin. However, their relationship may not be totally harmonious as Lucy will do anything to track down Amelia, who Martin tells Lucy he knows is alive, while Martin is cognizant that they cannot bring too much public attention to themselves as Aster Corps will also do anything to hide Amelia. Jake leads them to activities by Aster Corps and a young woman they are certain is Amelia. They also enlist the help of one of Martin's old reporter colleagues, Trevor Wilcox. What they all are initially unaware of is that a young man named Calvin Norburg is working on Amelia's sequence for Aster Corps, he who is beginning to reconsider his task. They are also unaware of a Spanish speaking man currently in Brussels working on his own task associated with the chosen thirty-six.
Season 2, Episode 2: Closer8 February 2013
Calvin Norburg's public diatribe against Aster Corps results in two significant events. One, wealthy venture capitalist Vikash Nayar, an investor in Aster Corps, decides to pull his money from the corporation and invest directly in the work Calvin is doing. And two, Martin and Lucy become aware of the importance of Calvin in finding Amelia. As it is near impossible to get close to Calvin due to this publicity, Martin and Trevor believe the best way to gain access to Calvin is through Vikash. Although Martin does manage to gain access to Vikash, he finds that he must first assist Vikash on his latest personal mission. Martin is yet unaware that that mission is to associated with Amelia. Other associated stories include that of a librarian named Frances, who is trying to explain to her colleague and lover Carl why she is retiring and going "underground". Lucy and Jake befriend a mother and daughter at Santa Monica pier. And Guillermo Ortiz tries to find the next name of his list, architect Rosemary Mathis, at the opening ceremonies of her new cathedral in Barcelona.
15 February 2013
Martin figures that assuming a cover as a reporter under the name Martin Bishop is the best way to get information about Amelia while eluding the authorities. Trevor helps him in this regard by offering him a real job as a reporter at Breakwire. Calvin Norburg, in hiding, eventually does summon Martin to discuss the activities of Aster Corps, Martin not knowing that Calvin now has Amelia. They devise a plan for Martin to get into the Aster Corps offices to retrieve Calvin's work by using the pass key of who Calvin sees as the one other disillusioned Aster Corps employee who has a high enough security clearance, her name being Mallory Kane. What they are initially unaware of is that Mallory has been detained at the Pakistani border because of her work at Aster Corps. They have to find her and find a way for her to be released, as if Aster Corps and the Pakistani authorities have their way, Mallory will disappear forever. Meanwhile, Lucy and Jake meet Sophia Corliss, a grief stricken woman who has a past association with Guillermo Ortiz. And Frances, now Amelia's chief caregiver, tries to understand her new charge. The reason for her need to do this work is revealed.
22 February 2013
Now that Calvin has the Aster Corps access card which he hands over to Martin, Martin is tasked with retrieving all Calvin's computer files from Aster Corps. Calvin warns Martin to avoid his old partner, Tony Rigby, as Tony, who did not appreciate Calvin's public departure, would exact some form of retribution if he found that Martin was there helping Calvin. Once at Aster Corps, Martin makes a last minute decision to take a different tact not only in getting Calvin's files, but also any files related to Amelia. Lucy pieces together the seemingly random murders similar to Claudia Corliss', which she is sure is linked to the mystery man in her photograph, but she does not yet know the connection to Amelia or the identity of the man. The Bohm's old friend Avram in New York receives a visit from Guillermo Ortiz, who Avram can tell is an enemy of the thirty-six. With only Jake's cell phone number, Avram tries to warn Jake and Martin that Ortiz is probably on his way. Jake, now attending public school, slowly begins to open up to those around him, especially Soleil. Kase decides to do his own experiments with Amelia. And Martin and Calvin individually each arrive at a major discovery, and have to figure out what to do with the information. Martin's decision could affect his relationship with Lucy.
Season 2, Episode 5: Eye to Eye1 March 2013
Unknown to anyone else besides the two and despite not yet having even met, both Jake and Amelia make a mental connection to each other, and through their internal communication work toward meeting each other. As they manage to escape - at least in Amelia's case - they arrange for a rendezvous. However, Martin tries to find Jake, while Kase and Frances search for Amelia. In the process, Martin and Lucy become aware that they are being followed by someone, who they don't yet know is associated with Calvin, while Martin and Lucy learn why Calvin and Frances are so determined to get Amelia to complete the sequence. Meanwhile, Ortiz decides to bare his soul in a confessional, which also includes his association to the thirty-six. The priest has to decide whether to break his vow and report Ortiz to the authorities, or let a confessed murderer go free.
Season 2, Episode 6: Broken8 March 2013
Off-screen, Jake reflects on radio waves. Later he turns radios to a frequency that delivers static. Desperation sends Lucy on a solo expedition to find Calvin; once she does, he offers a bargain. Amelia confronts Calvin's mother, while Martin searches for Lucy, with increasing anger. In a California wilderness, a killer importunes Heaven then happens upon a wounded man who tried suicide. On a drive, the radio signal gets clearer.
Season 2, Episode 7: Ghosts15 March 2013
There is torrential rainstorm passing over Los Angeles. It coincides with the arrival of Dutch, an old Special Forces friend of Martin and Trevor's who Martin has called to the Breakwire offices to help in both protecting Jake from all those trying to track him down, as well as finding Amelia. Despite Lucy's intention to leave that evening as she feels she can both better help protect Jake and Martin and find Amelia on her own, Jake orchestrates Lucy's arrival at Breakwire, where Trevor is holding a small party to welcome back Dutch. The storm causes all the party attendees to remain at the offices until the storm passes, but it also causes a blackout at the offices... or so they believe. In actuality, Ortiz has tracked Jake to Breakwire, and caused the blackout himself, so that he could go undercover into the building as a city maintenance worker. Jake knows that his life is in danger, and goes into hiding. So it becomes a race between Martin and Ortiz to find Jake, Ortiz who will kill anyone in his way. Jake gets some help in eluding Ortiz by Amelia. And Ortiz discloses why Jake is so special to him from among the thirty-six.
Season 2, Episode 8: Reunions22 March 2013
Following the Ortiz incident at Breakwire, Martin, Jake and Lucy either have to go on the run or go into hiding because of the detailed information that was inadvertently provided to the authorities. Through the latest number provided by Jake, they run into Calvin, who they ambush. Calvin is willing to help them as he knows that Aster Corps, most specifically his former partner Tony Rigby, was behind his mother's murder and Amelia's latest abduction probably with Kase's help. Calvin doesn't know where Amelia is beyond probably being at one of Aster Corps' many isolated facilities. Using Calvin's equipment, Jake goes on his own mission to connect with Amelia. In doing so, he accomplishes two tasks, namely putting the last piece in the puzzle for Calvin to bypass the brain injury to William Norburg so that William will be able to function again, and locating Amelia. As such, Calvin on one side, and Martin, Lucy and Jake on the other, part company to achieve their individual goals. Martin, Lucy and Jake's task will not be easy as the compound where Amelia is being held is fortified and so isolated that their approach will be seen well in advance of them being able to get there.
Season 2, Episode 9: Clockwork29 March 2013
Off-screen, Jake considers Einstein's notion that time doesn't exist. Jake hands Martin a photograph of the first patient at Dr. Teller's institute, Philip Green. Avram arrives from New York to help: he stays with Jake, who's reassembling the wheels from a clock, while Martin looks for Green. He's being executed that night for a triple murder. Martin, believing Green may be innocent, convinces his attorney to let him meet with Green, who's been silent since his arrest more than ten years before. That meeting sends Martin to Green's estranged daughter, who may hold the key to Green's pardon and release. Will Martin be in time, and what of Jake's disassembled clock?
5 April 2013
Martin is despondent over the news from Trevor that Lucy was found dead. However, he assumes that since there was no second body found that Amelia is still alive. But Jake, using the cipher and who utters his first few words ever to Martin, sends Martin on another important task: find and stop Guillermo Ortiz. As Martin and Trevor use the extended number that Jake provides to try and find Ortiz, Jake, with Avram in tow, is off on his own mission. Reconnecting with Amelia, the three are off to the airport to track down an incoming shipment from London and its associated passenger, both of who have an important connection to what they are going through. That passenger, one of the thirty-six who has an indirect connection to Martin's past, has come to Los Angeles in part to participate in a sleep study to deal with her insomnia. What she is unaware of is that the sleep study is work being conducted by Aster Corps. Already housing six of the other thirty-six, the sleep study maps the brain waves of those six while they sleep for the numerical patterns. Farington, reconnecting with Calvin, uses the fact of the sleep study to try and bring him back under her and Aster Corp's control.
Season 2, Episode 11: Accused26 April 2013
Because of a break-in at the house which Martin is certain was by Aster Corps thugs out to kill him so that they could abscond with Amelia and Jake, Martin, Jake and Amelia take refuge at Avram's apartment. Martin believes the fact that Detective Lang investigated both the incident at Breakwire and Guillermo Ortiz's death is a sign that he is meant to tell the detective the truth about himself, Amelia and Aster Corps. Before he takes Amelia to the police station to speak to Detective Lang, Martin gives Avram explicit instructions not to leave the apartment until they return. However, when Martin and Amelia leave, Jake urges Avram to go on their next mission, to find another of the thirty-six, a former military doctor, Dr. Robert McCormick. What Avram is initially unaware of is that Dr. McCormick is part of Aster Corps' sleep study. A problem that occurred with Dr. McCormick leads to a decision by Farington that could place his life in jeopardy, but a decision that also could help Avram and Jake find him.
3 May 2013
Martin finds out that Avram has not been returning his calls because he was seen to be abducted, although the news never made it to the police. Going back to where Avram was last seen, Martin runs into Dr. McCormick. Martin learns from an indirect source that Dr. McCormick is involved in a sleep study being conducted on some of the thirty-six, who believe they are being treated solely for a rare case of insomnia. Martin believes that obtaining Dr. McCormick's journal and infiltrating the so-called "sleep" clinic are keys to finding some answers, including Avram's whereabouts. As he is certain that the sleep clinic is being run by Aster Corps, Martin has to devise a plan to get in without detection. As he is unknown to Aster Corps, Trevor volunteers to infiltrate the clinic by posing as a walk-in patient. If Trevor's true purpose is discovered, it will probably mean his life. Meanwhile, Farington is up front with Calvin regarding her motivations and the need to speed up the experiments to yield results. Calvin has to decide if he will go along with her, partly based on the threat that she will turn him in for kidnapping Amelia, and partly on her veiled threat against William, or secretly go against her as her directive for Dr. Linus in the experiments is leading to the patients dying.
Season 2, Episode 13: Leviathan10 May 2013
Avram learns who abducted him and its connection to the work he was originally sent to do with Arthur Teller. Meanwhile, Martin, with a concussion, awakens in a hospital ER, learning that he was involved in a hit and run car accident, and that Jake and Amelia are nowhere to be found. He rightly surmises that the accident was orchestrated by Aster Corps, who now have Jake and Amelia. What he doesn't know is that Farington has them hidden on a cargo ship called Leviathan at Pier 17. She and Linus want to induce Jake and Amelia into a coma to accelerate the process of completing the sequence, as they require it before their financial report, indicating a major loss, is made public, which would ruin the company. However, Calvin warns that such a measure could possibly kill Jake and Amelia. But Calvin too is in a conundrum as his brother is close to death, the completed sequence which would save his life. As Amelia and Jake plot their escape, they hope with Calvin's help, Martin and Trevor try to track the children, starting with some evidence they find in Martin's damaged car.
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