‘Stitchers’: Allison Scagliotti and Ritesh Rajan Interview on Season 2

Stitchers Ritesh Rajan and Allison Scagliotti
Freeform’s ‘Stitchers’ stars Ritesh Rajan as Linus and Allison Scagliotti as Camille. (Freeform/Craig Sjodin)

Allison Scagliotti has come up with a new word to describe fans of Freeform’s Stitchers. Scagliotti has dubbed them Stitchitos, a Doritos-inspired nickname. During our interview at the 2016 WonderCon in Los Angeles, Scagliotti announced the term she’s affectionately using for fans of the series but credited its creation to the lead singer of her band. Will it catch on? It’s too soon to tell, but it’s definitely catchy and kind of just rolls off your tongue. Paired up with Ritesh Rajan at WonderCon, Scagliotti and her Stitchers co-star also talked about their characters Linus and Camille and what viewers can expect from season two of the sci-fi series.

Allison Scagliotti and Ritesh Rajan Interview:

How would you describe where Linus and Camille are relationship-wise in the second season?

Allison Scagliotti: “Fractured. We don’t speak anymore.”

Ritesh Rajan: “It’s very, very ebb and flow, up and down, back and forth.”

Allison Scagliotti: “For me, it all came the fact that coming out of the finale of season one, you were dealing with a massive trauma that was way too close to home. And it made sense to me that a person like Camille would immediately gravitate to the person with the most training to make her feel safe, and that person is Fisher (played by Damon Dayoub). Does she, of course, have deep care and feelings for Linus? Absolutely. But he’s still lives at home and has been very sheltered his whole life, and Camille’s had a very different upbringing. So there’s a lack of equality in them. But, you know, there’s twists and turns. Life is messy.”

Ritesh Rajan: “There’s a lot of self-reflection for Linus, figuring out where he wants to go in terms of it’s time to become an adult. It’s time to move out and it’s time to see what’s going to happen in the future for him, both in the lab and outside the lab. I think he just takes life a little bit more seriously since this traumatic experience with Cameron. His best friend basically died so just dealing with that kind of adjustment to life.”

Allison Scagliotti: “But don’t worry – we hook up again in episode four so you can make gifs and memes out of that. It’s all going to be fine.”

In this season you’re going to be working out with boxing bag. How is that physical training?

Allison Scagliotti: “It’s awesome. It’s something that I did on my own time over hiatus between seasons and it was something that I brought to the writers because I wanted to give Camille something to do other than be at home asking Kirsten about her day and standing around with the iPad. It was kind of a happy accident that it just sort of made sense for Camille. So now I’m punching, kicking, and talking shit.”

Does she have to re-navigate her friendship with Kirsten now that Kirsten’s having emotions?

Allison Scagliotti: “Big time. Yes, she already was treading lightly because temporal dysplasia made her act strangely. And now she’s experiencing emotions for the first time in really her adult life. She’s like a person who’s been tossed scuba gear and then shoved into the water. So she’s flailing a little bit and Camille’s on the outskirts of that going, ‘Okay…’ It manifests itself in her becoming extreme and impulsive and emotional in ways that are a bit much for Camille to bear.”

Watch the full interview with Allison Scagliotti and Ritesh Rajan on Stitchers season 2: