The first season finale ends with a bang, a huge revelation and a cliffhanger.
The shocking revelation that Kirsten wasn't born with temporal dysplasia, but rather it was given to her by her biological father from stitching into her comatose mother, never mind that this is the reason why she couldn't remember anything past a certain age of her life and why her father left her with Ed answers so much and yet raises a lot more of questions. I mean, I called it earlier that this seemed very strange that Kirsten would have a condition so rare nobody has ever heard of it, and combine that with her ability to stitch rather seamlessly with absolutely no troubles at all despite such people, like Marta, who were the best of the best having issues with the process. We learn from the information given that the stitching process and what Kirsten is able to do meshes perfectly, like it was designed for her. Considering that her parents were involved with the creation of the Stitcher's Program it would make sense. But now that we know that because of her father having her stitch into her mother's comatose brain in order to bring her back, but instead shit went awry and it killed her instead, leaving Kirsten with this condition, it really begs the question why he was experimenting with the program on both his live wife and daughter when it wasn't entirely full proof yet. Though, in times of desperation, he was willing to take that ultimate risk.
It's curious though, is the reason why Kirsten is able to stitch without any problems because her parents were creators of the program and they used her as a mold, in a sense, or was it the incident that occurred which killed her mother and gave her temporal dysplasia the reason why she's able to connect with the stitching so seamlessly? It seems to be the latter, and if so, is that why her father left her to Ed Clarke to protect her because other people, once realizing that her brain is the reason why the stitching works, would want to have her for themselves as their own personal experiment?
It would explain a lot of why there seems to be more going on behind the scenes that we still don't know much about. Why she was being watched from both sides, and why being called into the Stitcher's Program when they did after Ed died/was murdered is important. The shooting that happened wasn't random, it was a deliberate target and a specific message for Kirsten when she stitched into the dead gunman. Which I'm pretty sure we'll get more into those answers in the second season.
Speaking of, holy fucking shit everything about this episode from the shooting aftermath was intense. Fisher being in critical condition, Kirsten no longer wasting time figuring shit out about what Ed left for her and her finding out the truth about what happened to her mother and her own condition, to those last several minutes with Cameron.
And that was one hell of a cliffhanger to leave us on.
I mean, part of me is hopeful that Cameron will be okay, he is a main character after all and it would be ridiculous to kill him off this early considering how vital he is to the team. Fisher, on the other hand, despite being their resident FBI agent working from within to help them along, he is more of a recurring character and there is a chance that they may off him. I'm hoping not, of course. I want both Fisher and Cameron to live. And to wait an entire year before we know exactly the fates of them is frustrating. But, that is the nature of a cliffhanger.
Though let's talk about what Kirsten saw when she went into Cameron's memories. She sees how Cameron sees her, she feels how he feels about her. From what I gather, it's more of a deep affection and admiration of love rather than lust. He has these feelings that he has never acted on and has respected her space, and him risking his life meant risking having her seeing him this vulnerable. Never mind the biggest revelation of all, that they actually met when they were children in the hospital, him after his heart surgery and her after the car crash. This connection goes much further back than just recently, and it's a huge key into understanding where they might take them in the next season. Where Cameron will be absolutely fine, okay? He will be fine. Fisher will be fine. Everyone will be fine.
(As a high note, I loved how Cameron was teaching Camille how to do his job, which is depressing now that you think about it, but at the same time it's him passing on the reigns to someone else. I do want to see Camille doing more work within the lab itself.)
I still cannot believe that this is the season finale. I feel like the show just started, but I like that it's ten episodes because when you think about it, they moved things along quite quickly without any time for fillers and that is something more shows need to work on. Quality over quantity, etc. And Stitchers has held onto my interest since the first episode, and it continued to get better and better. Let's hope that the second season will be even more amazing.