“Stitchers” Season 1 Episode 1 “A Stitch in Time” was made available for viewing online by ABC Family on May 18, 2015. The pilot episode will air on ABC Family on Tuesdays, starting on June 2, 2015 at 9:00 PM on ABC Family.
In this episode, after being placed under academic suspension at her university, and after her foster father died, Kirsten Clark (Emma Ishta), a woman with temporal dysplasia, was recruited to be part of the “Stitchers” program, which allows one’s consciousness to enter or to be linked to a dead person’s brain and memories before it collapses, in order to solve crimes. Despite not knowing her true connection to the program, Kirsten decides to help out, and recruits her roommate to help her out as well. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Kirsten Clark (Emma Ishta) watching a woman and a man in bed in an apartment. After touching the arm of the woman, she suddenly felt her energy envelope her. When she opened her eyes again, she was in the same apartment, but everything was dark, and heard the man enter a code into a cellphone. He then sat down, and watched the timer on the bomb in front of him count down before the apartment blew up.
The scene then shifted to ten hours ago, at the lecture hall of CalTech, Pasadena, where the dean of her Doctorate program, Jerome Hardwyck (Donnell Turner), placed her on academic suspension after her roommate, Camille Angelson (Alison Scagliotti), a double major in data retrieval systems, accused her of sabotaging her work.
Afterwards, she was brought to the morgue by Detective Quincy Fisher (Damon Dayoub), as her foster father, Ed Clark (Hugo Armstrong), had killed himself. However, she didn’t believe that to be the case.
After Camille refused to lend Kirsten her laptop so that she could hack into the Los Angeles Police Department to get the pictures of the crime scene, she decided to hack it using Hardwyck’s computer in his office. However, while there, she was kidnapped, and brought to a Chinese restaurant, where Maggie Baptiste (Salli Richardson-Whitfeld), a government agent, explained that they needed her help because of her unique condition- temporal dysplasia, which caused her to not have a sense of time. As she had nothing else better to do, she followed Maggie through the backroom of the restaurant, which revealed an underground laboratory used for the “Stitchers” program.
There, she was introduced to Cameron Goodkin (Kyle Harris), a neuroscientist, who explained that they would be inserting her consciousness into the mind of the late Peter Brandt, a genius at creating bombs, and the bomber of Applied Holographics, which happened earlier that day, in order to figure out where the two other bombs he created had been placed. However, they only had a very limited window of time to do that because after a certain point, a dead person’s memory collapses.
After changing into a suit that would allow her to better connection with them and the neurotransmitters, she was introduced to Linus Ahluwalia (Ritesh Rajan) who was in charge of bioelectrical engineering and communications. Before entering the “fish tank”, where she would be while inside Brandt’s memories, told her that she would need to be his eyes and ears, as he would help her steer through the memory.
Once inside, she began to panic, but calmed down after seeing Brandt with his girlfriend. The scene from the beginning of the episode played out. However, after touching the woman’s arm, the laboratory’s power began to fluctuate as her brain went to hyperdrive as she began getting bombarded by the woman’s memories.
It turned out that the woman, Julie Malarek, a student at UC Santa Monica, was killed by a bus after telling Brandt that “they” had stolen her work. She then saw Brandt blow himself up, and “bounced” out as the memory began to collapse. Kirsten, highly affected by the emotions of Brandt, then kissed Cameron, and woke up in his bed the next morning. However, she was reassured that he had babysitted her all night.
Back at the laboratory, after they learned that Julie’s work had been done at Applied Holographics. Cameron and Kirsten then asked for Camille’s help in looking for a “blue door” along a particular avenue, after Kirsten decided to do it herself.
After seeing the picture of a woman, Jane Pica, whom she saw in the memory of Julie’s funeral, standing at Blue Door, a consultancy firm, to whom Julie’s work was sold to, she then decided to track her down, and managed to help her avoid getting blown up by a bomb placed in her home by Brandt.
After learning that the other guy at the funeral, Fred Castelano, who worked at UC Santa Monica, was currently on campus, they evacuated the building, and thanks to Kirsten’s memories of what she saw while “stitched” to Brandt, rescued him from the basement, and defused the bomb he had been strapped to for two days.
Afterwards, Maggie saved the two of them from being arrested by Detective Fisher. After being scolded by Maggie, Kirsten wanted out, but decided to stay after discovering that their next case was to solve the murder of Ed Clark, as he apparently, developed the Stitchers program with Dr. Daniel Stinger, Kirsten’s biological father.
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Catch “Stitchers” every Tuesday night at 9:00 PM on ABC Family starting on June 2, 2015.
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