Thursday, July 2, 2015

Stitchers - A Stitcher in the Rye

The latest episode of Stitchers not only introduces Kirsten (Emma Ishta) to the woman whose job she took over but also makes the new Stitcher aware that the program's true purpose may not be to solve minds by romping through the memories of dead people. "A Stitcher in the Rye" begins with the murder of a former agent of the CIA turned conspiracy nut and food truck vendor (you know, basically a lateral career move). Discovering the man was in possession of Stitcher code sends Kirsten on a mission to find the mole within the group and leads her directly to Marta (Tiffany Hines) who attempts to impart some knowledge about the organization they both work for before she commits suicide because a member of the super-secret government organization she's been trying to expose since waking from a coma asks her to.

Like every episode of the series so far "A Stitcher in the Rye" is a mixed bag. Marta's quick exit ends a storyline far more interesting than the regular murder of the week before it ever gets started. The introduction of a shadowy superior (Oded Fehr) is an obvious attempt by the show's writers to make Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), who has lied to Kirsten and her team in every single episode of the series, a less despicable character. Given her actions of broken promises, lies, and betrayals to Kirsten in the four previous episodes of the series, her reaction to being accused is laughable. Based on her actions so far what possible trust could the character have possibly earned?

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