Touch's Tim Kring explains why [REDACTED] had to die

Fans of Tim Kring's (Heroes) new Fox series Touch received a shock in the latest episode, as a co-starring character surprisingly bit the dust. Now Kring has opened up on why the shocking death was all part of the plan. Spoilers ahead!

In an interview with TV Guide, Kring explains why the character of Prof. Arthur Teller (Danny Glover) had to die under mysterious circumstances. Namely, to amp up the drama and kick off the more serialized aspects of the series.

"That's our first indication that there's a serialized story going on here. We had him for six episodes, and he appeared in five out of the six," he said. "Now we will be rolling out a mythology that will deal with who is interested in someone like Jake, and who would want to do some harm. That becomes the big engine that raises the stakes."

Apparently Glover's stint on the show was always meant to be brief, but he made sure that plan stayed a secret so the death would be more shocking for fans.

"This has been a long time in the making," he said. "He was the kind of character that runs its course eventually ... or you go to him and he knows all the answers."

Sound off: Were you shocked by Teller's death, and do you think it's just the kick the drama needed?

(via TV Guide)

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