Friday, June 12, 2015

Stitchers - Friends in Low Places

Wow, is this show stupid. The second episode of Stitchers finds Kirsten (Emma Ishta) betrayed multiple times by her new teammates inside the Stitcher program, completely misdiagnose and ignore the fact that she has all the leverage in the relationship, and then (totally against every aspect of her character presented over the two episodes) forgive the betrayal that nullifies the only incentive she had to join the program to begin with. And in the course of a murder investigation she'd rather not be involved with she will reveal the existence of the program to another outsider and put her new tech friends in danger yet again without even realizing the possible consequences of her actions. You know for a smart girl she can be remarkably dim at times, but given the level of writing on the show it seems she is in good company.

When Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) revokes Kirsten's access into her step-father's memories in favor of a teen found dead of an apparent overdose by the new killer drug hitting the streets our would-be heroine puts up token resistance rather than demand the access promised to her before Ed's brain degrades beyond the ability to stitch (which, shocker, happens in this very episode). As to the investigation itself Kirsten, Cameron (Kyle Harris), Linus (Ritesh Rajan), and her combative roommate Camille (Allison Scagliotti) who is secretly a member of the team go trampsing around with all the skill and tact of Maxwell Smart before being illegally detained by Detective Fisher (Damon Dayoub) who Kirsten reveals the truth to only because the script demands it as he has no legal cause to hold them and she has no reason to reveal her secret.

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