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06 August 2015 @ 12:04 pm
Stitchers: "Full Stop" Season Finale Review  
Stitchers 1.10 "Full Stop"

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.
 
 
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Nadinemalicat on August 6th, 2015 08:28 pm (UTC)
[Spoiler about Fisher,in case you wanna be surprised]The actor has been promoted to a regular so he will be ok :)

About halfway through the episode I knew that they would do a cliffhanger with the whole 'Cameron dies' thing that they already showed in the preview. So evil! I am 99% sure though that he's going to be fine. They wouldn't set up that Kirsten saw herself in the Stitch (which I loved btw,Cameron definitely has feelings for her <3) and then don't go anywhere with it.

I think Kirsten's memory 'loss' is a pretty clever device because they can pull so much out of their hat and make it work and it was also a good set-up for the second season :)
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2015 07:21 am (UTC)
[Spoiler talk]Oh, yay! That's awesome. That sets my mind at ease. :)

Yeah, as soon as I realized that we hadn't gotten to the point where Cameron was inside the chamber with everyone freaking out as seen in the preview, I knew that they would be ending with that. Still, it had me on pins and needles the entire time. Part of me hoped that we got some resolution to that but the cliffhanger would be something much bigger, like whoever was hunting them. But ugh, such is the nature of a cliffhanger to leave us wondering about a character's fate. But I agree, I have a strong feeling he is most likely to live considering the lead-up to that cliffhanger. It has me really anticipating what will happen once he recovers and what will build on that relationship between him and Kirsten.

I really like the setup of Kirsten uncovering details from her past, and seeing how it all unfolds for both her and the audience to what else is happening. She may even uncover more lost memories when she continues stitching into other people, as we've seen a few times this season with recurring images. Perhaps there can be new developments in that getting stronger.

This show is so great, and I'm happy that it was renewed for a second season. :D
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on August 6th, 2015 09:13 pm (UTC)
It was such a great, intense finale and surprisingly good show. I'm hoping Cameron makes it, and I think his odds are good. It's only s1 afterall.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2015 08:48 am (UTC)
I'm very impressed with the outcome of the first season. I think with it being only ten episodes and moving things along in a decent pace helped a lot, along with the ensemble of characters having their own individual strengths. I hope that the second season follows suit in that department. :)
Julie: AoS ★ forgeragnarok_08 on August 7th, 2015 03:37 am (UTC)
That finale really was something.
Abbeyplace_to_hide on August 7th, 2015 04:28 am (UTC)
They can't end it like that. :( I didn't realize that was the finale.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2015 07:24 am (UTC)
I didn't realize at first, but then it made sense since the setup of the episode was very much like a season finale, with something personal happening to the team and Kirsten finally taking matters into her own hands, and of course the information we got as a whole. Those last several minutes was intense. I can't believe we have to wait an entire year to get answers.
Abbeyplace_to_hide on August 7th, 2015 10:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah.It was. The end of the episode was intense. I know. It's going go by slowly... :/