Sunday, August 9, 2015

Stitchers - Full Stop

Stitchers' largely disappointing First Season comes to close with a shooting involving Cameron (Kyle Harris) and Fisher (Damon Dayoub) that will leave the police officer in the ICU and lead the scientist to risk his own life to discover the identity of the shooter. Breaking all the rules of the show by allowing Cameron to temporarily stop his own heart and allow Kirsten (Emma Ishta) to immediately stitch into him to see the shooting (remember how every stitch to this point has taken hours of set-up time?), "Full Stop" confirms the truth about Kirsten's condition (shown to audiences weeks before) and takes coincidence well past believable levels by linking Kirsten and Cameron all the way back to childhood.

As with previous episodes, the logic of the episode is questionable at best. Not only is the last-minute stitch impossible given the rules of the show, the expertise of controlling the stitch turns out can be learned in all of about five minutes given Camille's (Allison Scagliotti) ability to step-in and perform the process flawlessly, and Kirsten is somehow oblivious to the fact that the voice ordering the hit is obviously that of Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield). Already renewed for a Second Season, Stitchers desperately needs help in the writing department to make something of such a ridiculous attempt at sci-fi television.

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