The Flight Attendant‘s “Hitchcock Double” saw Cassie facing her rock bottom, the why, and finally deciding to do something about it. Because Miranda was right; about some things, not all. Cassie has been living her life like she’s been on the run and it took her Alex dying, her life spiraling out of control, for her to realize that it’s time to STOP RUNNING. Instead it’s time, as cheesy as this sounds, to grab life by the balls and face your demons in hopes of making something new of your life.
We think that’s what she was doing this entire episode, even when she was running down a hallway screaming. And we’ve got to give it up to the writers who made this journey possible and who have slowly but surely pulled back the layers of Cassie in such an astounding way. We’re even proud of Annie and how that unexpectedly blank canvas turned out to be one of the most interesting characters on the show. But back to the Cassie of it all.
Not for one second did we believe that Cassie was going to run away from it all with Miranda. She might’ve tried to convince herself for a hot second but I knew that as soon as she made up with Annie there would be a breaking point where she realized that she wants to live. And not just for Annie. We’re talking about for herself, for her brother, for her future, for Alex. For so many reasons that show how rich and worthwhile her life is.
Cassie is impossibly smart, kind, and like no other heroine I’ve encountered before. She’s messy, like so fucking messy, and is on the cusp of greatness where she grows from that messiness into something not seen by the world. Because honestly, if this is Cassie at her rock bottom, if this is Cassie when she’s a hot mess, if this is Cassie drunk off her ass, imagine what she could conquer if she gets her shit together? And she’s on her way in The Flight Attendant‘s “Hitchcock Double”!
So, come on Felix or whatever your name is. Come on Miranda. Come on Elena, because that’s going to come back in some way or another. Come on alcohol. Come on those who think Cassie is nothing more than a drunk. Come on all of it! Cassie is ready to face you for the first time in her life. And we’re incredibly proud of her, the journey she’s been on, and where she’s finally going. Aren’t you?
The Flight Attendant episodes 1-7 are available now on HBO Max.