TV Review: Stitchers – “Red Eye”

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Stitchers not only broke all rules on this week’s episode, it changed everything we thought we knew. This action-packed episode confused, worried and shocked us until the very end. But it also reminded us that this show only gets better each week.

This week the Stitchers team tackled one of the craziest deaths to date. A plane filled with people suddenly becomes a plane with dead people. Twelve victims and the remaining passengers are all potential killers. Kirsten pushes to stitch into six of them since that’s the maximum number of stitches she can achieve in one day, this scared me immediately. Stitching into one person can become dangerous, but six?

Kirsten stitches into these people with little breaks and it starts to effect her. Right before she stitches out we keep seeing a black screen, possibly the moment before life and death for these people? I kept trying to figure out if being in a stitch during the time of actual death could affect Kirsten this strongly. She was experiencing headaches, she looked paler by the second and then came the nose bleeding. And no matter how much Cameron tried to be a mother hen he was missing just how serious multiple stitchings were for Kirsten’s health.

He does notice how weak she is getting and decides to have her stitch in for less time. She will also end up stitching into two people without bouncing out. This is supposed to help Kirsten but I knew this would mess with her even more. In between stitches Kirsten is in a limbo like world which is much more terrifying than I could even imagine. She is panicking over being alone but young Cameron shows up to save the day. But he isn’t just there for emotional support, he clues Kirsten in on how to solve the puzzle. In order to find the answer she needs to stitch into everyone at once.

Kirsten doesn’t believe him until he brings up a past memory of hers as proof that this is possible. Linus messing up the second stitch confirms that Kirsten needs to follow the advice of anonymous young Cameron, that is until she falls face first into the water. Once she stitches into all five people everything becomes that much cooler. Turns out two of the passengers switched their identities and one of them set a timer for 45 seconds. Vincent Grant was a fugitive who wanted to kill the other passenger because he knew what was happening. His watch short-circuited the plane and made chips inside people’s passports go off. This caused an instant heart attack for anyone who had their passport in their left front pocket near their heart. Vincent doesn’t go easy and almost kills Fisher and everyone with a passport in their pocket at the airport. Luckily Kirsten saves the day with one of the survivor’s laptops like a freaking badass.

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As for the romance department, Cameron and Nina have a pretty steamy moment or two, that is until the predictable job secrets get in the way. Nina says that she misses him (even though he was this busy prior to them meeting even, right?) and he promises to make it up to her. Now this is exactly when I called their upcoming break up. This is textbook, couple fights over one of their jobs and even though the other promises to do better they just can’t. Cameron can’t exactly reveal his job and Nina waves it off as if it’s nothing. If only she really knew …

Cameron of course ends up missing dinner, Nina calls and Kirsten answers. If I was Nina, I would not be happy with my boyfriend not making it to our special date only for someone else to answer his phone.

Meanwhile, Kirsten tells Cameron that it’s been a while since they spent time together only for him to mention drinks with Nina. When did Cameron morph into one of those ”we” guys’? He wanted Kirsten to like him and yes the timing is off but she is trying to reach out if only in friend form and he drops the we. We would love to hang out with you. No Cameron. You were friends with Kirsten first, you should hang out with her and I don’t see the need for a security blanket. Please don’t be the guy who brings your significant other with you everywhere Cameron. Please.

Linus is worried about his father, but he finds time to talk to Camille about her working for Maggie. He tells her that he believes her which is something we all longed to hear. I was worried that Camille would feel guilty for doing her job but she stands up for herself and Linus is on her side right away. These relationships are the core of the show and I love that this never fails to grow each week.

Linus’s dad tells him that his test results were not what they were hoping for and that’s about all we know. There might not be enough time for all of these plots but I am getting very worried for Linus and his family!

Kirsten tracks down her sister but Ivy Brown wants nothing to do with her. She hangs up and Kirsten’s only real lead to her family disappears without much to go one. When Kirsten comes home from the airport she is ready to fall asleep until Ivy calls her to meet. Woah.

Sidenote: They really need to stop bringing people into their interrogation room in a windowless van.

Yana is a writer, reader, shipper and overall TV junkie. She is currently studying to become a writer in between fangirling on Twitter, watching too many shows on Netflix and meticulously planning her future.
  • CamstenCupcake

    Another amazing Stitchers episode! I loved how there were many, many Stitches in this ep. I expected things to go more seriously wrong than just Kirsten fainting and being able to continue stitching afterwards. Kirsten always finds it really important to find out what happened to the people who got murdered. That’s a good thing, but I’d wish she’d be more concerned about her own wellbeing. Kirsten’s lucky that there weren’t any huge ‘multiple stitching’ effects, but she can’t be that lucky all the time (especially cause she doesn’t have temporal dysplasia anymore).
    Kirsten being ‘in limbo’ between the 2 stitches looked so scary. Young Cameron just keeps showing up in creepy places, I really wanna know how he’s able to be in her mind. The advice Young Cameron gave Kirsten did work. I still doubted his advice and his motives but so far Young Cameron does help Kirsten in a (weird) way. Yay for Kirsten saving Fisher and the other airport people!
    I expect a Cameron/Nina break-up in the next episode (because of this ep and the 2×09 promo). The video game cover just doesn’t work at all (Nina “It’s not like it’s life and death”). Cameron will have to work late many many more times and Nina won’t be fine with it much longer. I really hope we get to see their break-up scene. I wish Nina could work on the Stitchers program, so she could keep seeing her, or more Nina/Cameron/Kirsten scenes.
    I loved how Kirsten just answered Cam’s phone, hihi. And Kirsten missed spending time with Cameron out of work – her face when Cam suggested the three hanging out, I loved it! He probably suggested is cause he’s only got time in the evenings and he can’t keep cancelling on Nina. But that would’ve been another way too awkward ‘date’, haha.
    I liked it that Camille told Linus about Liam and that he believed her. I am really worried about Cameron being the last out of the four plus Maggie to find out about Liam! I hope that’s not gonna ruin things. And Liam: stay out of Kirsten’s bedroom creep!
    I’m curious to see Ivy’s intentions and if she’s working together with Daniel Stinger or not. The promo for 2×09 looked so good. I wish we’d have more than just 2 Stitchers episodes left, but they’re gonna be really good!

  • Dean Vukovic

    GREAT EPISODE AND PROBABLY THE BEST EPISODE IN 2 SEASONS. YOUNG CAMERON WHO IS HELPING HER AND PROTECTING HER IS HAS TO BE HER FATHER AS ONLY HE WOULD KNOW ALL THIS THINGS. AS HE CREATED THIS TECHNOLOGY AND I WOULD ALSO LOVE TO KNOW HOW HE CAN DO THIS WITH HER AND APPEAR WHENEVER HE CAN. 2 EPISODES TO GO AND I THINK IT WILL BE ALL ABOUT FINDING HER FATHER AND EPISODE 10 IS CALLED ALL IN ONE WHICH MIGHT BE SOMETHING A LOT TO HAPPEN. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE FATHER AND DAUGHTER TO MEET AND I HOPE WILL BE EMOTIONAL AND I HOPE HE IS A GOOD GUY. IT IS A SCHAME IT WILL ONLY BE 10 EPISODE IN SEASON 2 AND WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WILL IT BE SEASON 3 AT ALL. I WOULD ALSO TO LOVE THEM TO TEL SOME STORY ABOUT CAMERON PARENTS AS WELL AND KIRSTEN FATHER MORE. BUT THIS SHOW IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER….