And so the plot thickens.
This episode was more plot-driven than the previous episodes, which I'm quite happy about considering they've been teasing us a little with the build-up that there is something much more happening with the Stitchers Program, something bigger that neither Kirsten nor the others know about aside from Maggie and the other board directors of the program. By the end of the episode we learn that everything that they were dealing with, from the death of the ex-CIA employee to extracting information from his brain to Marta's death was all an elaborate coverup so that the program wouldn't be leaked by a conspiracist. Something that even Maggie seemed opposed to have been done, and even commented that there should've been another way of handling the situation.
Which brings into question: what exactly is the purpose of the Stitchers Program? It must be something pretty huge to take all that trouble to lie and hide things from the rest of the team and everyone else working there. It must also tie into what Kirsten's father and how he wanted nothing to do with Maggie, and it's possibly one of the reasons why he's dead.
In fact, I think that's why Maggie wasn't so concerned about Kirsten missing the opportunity to figure out exactly how her father died. It was more to get her interested in the program so she wouldn't leave after not getting the results she wanted, and to prolong her finding out the truth behind why he died in the first place. It leads me to wondering precisely how much Maggie knows and what she doesn't know, how much is she intentionally keeping from Kirsten and how much is her genuinely not knowing and only following the orders she's been given.
Either way, this should be a fun ride.
I will say, though, that I'm a bit disappointed that Marta didn't stick around as long as I thought. I felt like she would've been an interesting addition to the show, former Stitcher turning against the program because of the secrets that they were hiding behind closed doors. It would have given a sense of suspense, and having Marta visiting Kirsten warning her about stuff, and having Kirsten kind of keep those visits a secret while doing her own investigation, etc. It all could have been so great. I mean, basically she was used as a plot device for the audience to understand that shit was shady with the program. Which is sad and disappointing.
But otherwise, I hope that Kirsten does break all the rules and go into her own investigation with what is happening. She doesn't really trust Maggie to begin with anyway, so it should make for a fascinating season when she starts digging around and discovering there is truth to what Marta was saying.