The Flight Attendant second episode “Rabbits” picks up the pace of the story without sacrificing what we love about Kaley Cuoco’s character or the journey she’s on. Because Dear Lord, is it a messy one. Cassie, played by Cuoco, is on the edge. She’s been that since since she woke up next to a dead companion in the form of Alex. Which, who wouldn’t be?
As the story progresses, we’re taken down unexpected roads aka Cassie spilling the beans to the feds. Not all the beans, of course. She can’t tell them that she woke up next to his dead body or that she cleaned up the crime scene before she left, possibly destroying essential evidence at who killed Alex. But she did tell them about her involvement.
It was honestly the most unexpected turn of events. Shows don’t do stuff like this. They drag along a secret until our lead is going so stir crazy that she let’s the truth loose before we spiral into an epic season finale where all the clues connect and the murderer is revealed. Having Cassie tell the truth, even partially, feels exhilarating because that means we don’t know what’s next.
What we do know, without a shadow of a doubt, is that Kaley Cuoco is outstanding as Cassie. She’s able to fully transform into this character and make us connect with her on so many levels. Seriously, we even connect when it comes to her drinking aka a bad coping mechanism that was addressed a couple times by the people Cassie most cares for in the world. And we appreciate Cuoco’s level of commitment to Cassie and us as the viewer.
We are also in love with the scenes that Cassie has with Alex played by Michiel Huisman. Seeing him dead in episode one, we assumed that we wouldn’t be seeing much of Alex. We’re so glad we were wrong. He keeps popping up and giving Cassie the support she needs to make it through this situation and to not end up in the clutches of the Feds or worse….in the clutches of Miranda, played by Michelle Gomez.
That reminds us, we don’t know much about Miranda but we are so here for every moment we get to see of her on The Flight Attendant‘s “Rabbits.” Not only is she stunning, it’s Michelle Gomez after all, but she’s a badass. Could possibly be a crazy ex according to the info the secretary gave us. But the way she flipped open that butterfly knife on Cassie’s door and when she was following her? Pure badass and something we could watch Michelle Gomez do all day.
The Flight Attendant even made us care for Kim aka the fed trying to find out what happened to Alex. She was absolutely right in tearing Van a new one. She’s a woman of color in a field full of nepotism and men who get by on being less than stellar at their job because they’re white. And we’re tired of it for her. Kim standing up for herself and telling Van what was a much welcome surprise and turn for her character.
In conclusion, The Flight Attendant just keeps on getting better and better without losing it’s audience. We’re engaged, alert, and ready to figure out what’s going on because of the writing and the acting. Because as much as they’ve tried to paint Miranda as the bad guy, it’s too obvious. Like Dwight Schrute taught us: it’s never who you most suspect or least suspect. It’s who you medium suspect.
And right now, that medium suspect is Megan, played by Rosie Perez. There is something fishy about her and it was made more obvious by her secretly buying stuff in exchange for drugs. That’s not normal, in any way, and we can’t wait to figure out how this plays into the general storyline of The Flight Attendant. Because you don’t include scenes like that if they don’t matter.
Basically, we’re watching you Megan.
The Flight Attendant first 3 episodes are available on HBO Max.