After a Chinese pop star is cuddled, her bodyguard Mei Ling is accused of negligence in letting the crime happen. But when Kirsten stitches in, she realizes the bodyguard was poisoned before the singer died. The team now has to race against the clock to find the murderer before Mei Ling is sent back to China to face charges. Kirsten has to answer questions from her friends about her obsession with finding Daniel Stinger, but finally makes progress on her search. Meanwhile, Cameron is nervous when Kirsten tells him she wants to meet Nina, and Camille continues to cross paths with Liam.
Kirsten is a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be 'stitched' into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.
Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron, a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie, a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus, a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten's roommate, Camille, a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a 'stitcher'.