The “A word” was finally dropped on The Flight Attendant’s “Other People’s Houses” and things will never be the same. Cassie is an alcoholic. And it took a man dying, hallucinations of him, and her life spiraling out of control just so she could face that fact that A) she’s got serious issues B) she’s a mean drunk like her father and C) that she remembers her childhood completely different from what it ACTUALLY was like.
Let’s start with the latter bit aka Cassie running towards that flight crash site. For the longest time she has lied to herself, thinking that she wanted to be a flight attendant because of the amazing women on said flight. We couldn’t be further from the truth if we tried. Cassie was excited when that flight crashed, running towards it with glee in her face and eyes. And after judging Alex for his apartment, it was exactly what was needed to ground Cassie and show her that “those who live in a glass house should not throw stones at others.”
There’s the alcoholic of it all. Cassie while she’s drinking is a messy sight for our eyes because we keep hoping that our fav is more than an alcoholic. But time and time again she proves that she can’t breathe, function, or make it through her day without having a drink, even if it means her possibly losing her family or friends over it. And she lashes out hard on those who question her habits no matter if they’re dead or not, as is the case with Davey and Alex.
Here’s hoping that the only direction that Cassie can go is up. Because after what happened on The Flight Attendant’s “Other People’s Houses” she hit rock bottom. Or she’s about to. She already lost Davey, him tired of her drunk shit and revisionist history of their childhood, and she’s about to lose Annie over what happened to Max. Because let’s face it, Annie has been trying to help Cassie left and right, putting herself on the line for her BFF, and each time she’s been left disappointed and not listened to.
But Max might be alive, you yell! Yes, we know that. But the matter of the fact remains that Cassie (I hate to say this) doesn’t really care as much as she’d like us to believe about those around her because she’s so consumed by the mystery of what happened to Alex. She’s always been consumed by one thing or another and it’s time she took off the rose-colored glasses before she truly loses someone like Annie. Because no matter what state Max is in after “Other People’s Houses,” the fact remains he got hurt because of Cassie and her need to solve this case because she’s in love with a ghost.
That’s another thing that Cassie is going to have to admit about herself. She only knew Alex for a day. And in that time he changed her forever, connecting with her in a way that she’s never done so before. And the man she sees in her waking moments, he’s not Alex. He’s just a placeholder so she doesn’t have to think about the shit show that is her life. But at one point, regrettably for us because we love the actor, Alex is going to disappear. What kind of Cassie will we see then? Especially if she’s lost Annie along the way.
We’re excited to find out.
The Flight Attendant episodes 1-5 are available now on HBO Max.