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26 May 2016 @ 11:55 am
Stitchers: "The Guest" Episode Review  
Stitchers 2.09 "The Guest"

This episode was very cleverly done, with Kirsten meeting her half-sister, Ivy Brown, and relaying the mission to her as means of stalling and not really giving her the information that she wanted, mostly because she was trying to understand what it meant that everything she's been doing has been a test. Never mind that revealing the truth about the Stitchers Program and the technology their father created wouldn't be the smartest move, especially if this was a test.

Also, it seemed very suspicious that Ivy kept asking about the technology. Granted yeah, both Kirsten and Ivy wanted information from each other in regards to Daniel Stinger, their shared father; Kirsten on his whereabouts, and Ivy about his technology. Of course it might've seemed rather suspicious to both of them each of their curiosities and demands of knowing something like that. And it also shows how they're both stubborn in getting the answers they want and need, something they have in common with each other. But still, the Stitchers Program is considerably a very confidential kind of technology and we know that the higher ups have other plans of using it, and those intentions aren't that great, so who knows who else might want it for should they understand what it does?

Regardless though, it was interesting seeing Kirsten and Ivy bonding. Even if they were trying to get information out from each other, they did have a half-sisterly bonding session with Kirsten relaying the case that was being solved, and it was great seeing Ivy helping out when she initially didn't even want to be there in the first place. Whether she is someone who is working for someone else and was testing Kirsten this entire time or not, it was a nice way of seeing Kirsten connecting with another person.


Other things from the episode:

++ I knew that the conversation between Cameron and Nina regarding his feelings for Kirsten was coming, and I knew that Cameron would choose Nina because everything surrounding Kirsten at the moment is mostly her dealing with her father and he just wants to live his life, and his current situation with Nina has allowed him a shred of normalcy. Even though I am hardcore rooting for Kirsten/Cameron to get together eventually, Cameron does genuinely like Nina and I agree with her that she doesn't want to be second best. I liked that she admitted that Kirsten is great, but she was also. I know that, everything else she's dealing with aside, Kirsten is sorting out her feelings for Cameron and that she definitely does feel a twinge of jealousy that Cameron does seem to be spending more time with Nina than with his friends, especially her, but that is normal for someone who is trying to understand emotions again. And I do like that they are handling it with maturity, at least at the moment.

++ I know that Linus isn't necessarily my favorite character on the show, but everything happening with his father is very emotional. It must be hard realizing that one of your parents is sick and there is nothing much you can do about it. Camille being there for him is sweet, I mean she's a nice person so of course she would be there for moral support. But also I love how his parents love her so much. It's adorable.

++ Liam getting shot because he was going to Kirsten about her father I kind of saw coming, but it does lead you to wonder why people are getting hurt or killed whenever Kirsten does get closer to her father or the truth. Who is doing this? Why? She was told that she's being tested, but for what? I suppose that in the season finale we're gonna stitch into him and see what he knows which will ultimately show us the truth of the situation.


Overall: This was a well-structured episode, very nicely put together with having Kirsten and Ivy together, kind of dancing around each other a bit with trying to gain information from one another and ultimately ended up having Ivy helping Kirsten out in the end. We are getting closer and closer to knowing what and who is behind everything. Now, I haven't seen the season finale yet, which just aired, so please no spoilers on any reveals that happened until I post my review of that sometime later.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Icon For Hire - Here We Are
 
 
 
Ery-chan: Ship: Camstenerychan86 on May 26th, 2016 10:04 pm (UTC)
I liked this episode a lot and the show is just great... This second season is even better than the 1st and I hope the network will pick it up because it's a very good product! They should stick with it!

I'm not going to say anything about your review apart form the fact that I agree with everything you say... I don't want you to read any kind of info about what's next in the way I write my feelings about episode 2x09 since it's too connected to the finale... I don't want to risk it...

Anyway, I can't wait for you to see the finale because I need to talk to someone about it and - since we feel the same about the show for what I read on your reviews - you're the person I want to talk about this kind of stuff... You understand the show and you use your head about what you see, what to expect, etc... and I'm so tired to tumblr and all the craziness that goes on there... I need smart people to talk with and you fall right into this category! I would probably talk and discuss about it with you even if we weren't sharing the same ship and we didn't like the same characters... :)
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on May 28th, 2016 10:19 pm (UTC)
since we feel the same about the show for what I read on your reviews - you're the person I want to talk about this kind of stuff... You understand the show and you use your head about what you see, what to expect, etc... and I'm so tired to tumblr and all the craziness that goes on there... I need smart people to talk with and you fall right into this category!

I want to thank you for this comment. That is seriously very sweet of you.

I don't venture out into the fandom side of this show, particularly on Tumblr, which is probably a good thing. I tried doing that for Pretty Little Liars a while back and it failed miserably because nobody had anything intelligent or interesting to say about an episode. I do miss the days, especially here on LJ, where everyone would write episode reviews with plenty of meta and speculations and areas open for friendly fandom discourse of what was happening. It's one of the reasons why I still use LJ, because I'm able to articulate my thoughts clearly and share it with anyone who is willing to listen to my ramblings.

So again, thank you for the compliment. I really appreciate it. :) ♥
Ery-chanerychan86 on May 28th, 2016 10:57 pm (UTC)
No need to thank me! I'm just telling the truth!

I miss the times where LJ was more alive... The times before tumblr, where there were actual websites about ships and characters (Gosh I feel old xD). Now the content - the good content - is basically gone. We're left with only gifs... which I enjoy, but I'd like to see/read more. I've always liked how, on a live-journal, you can have a conversation with someone about what you wrote, and then you can go on his/her page to comment the same show/book/movie you were talking about on your LJ but commenting on anther point of view...

Some conversations were extremely engaging and created theories, some just went plain crazy and other ended up jumping to 10 different topics!

I also like the fact that it feels organized... I'm a freak, I need to have everything well organized, and I used it mostly as a place where to archive all my Music Videos, Graphics, etc. Now I'm trying to write more because I need to practice my english and I'm enjoying my time here. Every time a LJ friend posts something I receive a email and I know I'll have something interesting to read :)

You're doing a great job and I'm glad there're still "blogger" like you out there :)
Renée: Elena Gilbert. Magic.rogueslayer452 on June 3rd, 2016 09:56 pm (UTC)
Now the content - the good content - is basically gone. We're left with only gifs... which I enjoy, but I'd like to see/read more.

I kinda agree. I enjoy Tumblr for what it is, but the entire setup was not made for actual discourse. Surely there have been plenty of thought-provokingly written out essays and meta about something and people have found loopholes to communicating in their own way, but because the functionality of the site wasn't meant for that and such posts get lost in the void. I also find that Tumblr is more impersonal versus online journals and forums.

I know that times change and the Internet is forever growing and expanding for there to be different outlets for fandom to express themselves, and I'm all for it, but I do miss it when fandom communities would be updated nonstop and people would actually engage in discussion. I miss talking to people about new episodes and new fandoms and discussing theories and speculations, etc. I mean, it still happens don't get me wrong it hasn't disappeared completely, but it's way less than how it used to be, at least on here. And it makes me incredibly sad.

But again, thank you so much for the compliment. I've been involved with fandom for a long time and this has been my place of just writing out my thoughts and feelings and making friends, and even if I go to places like Tumblr and whatnot, LJ has always been my first home. :)
Julie: Original ★ glassesragnarok_08 on May 27th, 2016 05:03 am (UTC)
Yes, this was a very good episode <333