The Flight Attendant season 2 is somehow wilder than the first season to the point where I didn’t see any of this coming. I just thought that Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) would have a crazy ride born out of a murder she witnessed or something that she got into the middle of. But no, she’s broken into bits where she is talking to versions of herself before this new and improved her. And it’s going to take a whole season for Cassie to understand that to move forward, you have to accept all parts of yourself, especially the ugly bits.
So without further ado, read on for our review of The Flight Attendant 2×01 “Seeing Double” and 2×02 “Mushrooms, Tasers, and Bears, Oh My!”
From her sobriety to her CIA asset time, Cassie really is throwing it down when it comes to her life. Yeah, she’s a little intense about it. But she wants to do better, be better, and leave that messy person from season 1 behind. And it’s admirable. It’s also not going to last on The Flight Attendant. Not saying she’s going to break her sobriety. I’m saying that she’s going to come to the realization that you can have setbacks and it’s ok. You get back up. And you have a family to hold you up.
But back to the CIA thing, because that’s really what’s going to break Cassie open more than it has already. She’s trying to find the same thrill in her life that she found through drinking. And in a way she’s replacing one addiction for another; both being able to kill her in different ways. It’s not like I’m not proud of her. She’s trying, something that most people don’t even do, and I love the direction that this is going to test her character. Seriously, the growth is coming.
What’s happening with this person that is “trying” to pretend to be her is definitely going to transform into someone setting Cassie up on The Flight Attendant. She’s touching things, going to the places pictured, and then getting pictured at those places. She’s an easy scapegoat and she’s walking into the trap of a lifetime. Or Cassie truly has a split personality and there is someone that looks like her doing these things before it’s revealed to just be her.
Love Ani and Max Having Time
Coming into season 2 of The Flight Attendant I was afraid that Cassie’s move would mean that we wouldn’t see Annie (Zosia Mamet) or Max (Deniz Akdeniz). They were core parts of season 1 and I really enjoyed what we saw with these two characters when it came to their relationship as a couple but that of them as individuals with Cassie. And I was under the impression that those relationships would suffer in season 2. I’m so glad I was so far; on them not being there and not the suffering.
Annie is going through a hard time, trying to find herself while depending on another person. Her being the self-sufficient person she is, it’s understandable. And I hope she comes to a point where she says, “Fuck it. This is who I am. Also, I’m engaged.” And I hope that Max doesn’t just settle and take what Annie is barely willing to give him. Relationships are about balance, and Max is a great guy, but I wish he was shown the love that he so willingly gives to others.
Then there’s their relationship with Cassie. They want to help. Not only because they are friends, but because they’re kind of each other’s family. Yes, they do have blood relatives. But there’s something about found family that really seals the deal for me and makes me love the small unit these three have created together where one calls the other to help with the pros and cons of getting engaged or teaming up to solve the beginning of a crime. They’re a team and we love to see it on The Flight Attendant.
I Don’t Trust Jenny (or Marco)
Grace (Mae Martin) was a false lead from the very start. Seriously, apply the Dwight Schrute logic to it all. It’s never the person you most suspect or the person you least suspect. It’s the one you medium suspect. And Grace is the one we most suspect. Their ears were ringing even though they “weren’t too close.” Sure Jan. And then there’s the aged-out scarf, the sourdough emergency, and the conveniently placed lollipops laced with fentanyl. Too obvious.
Then there’s Marco (Santiago Cabrera). I least suspect him. He would be the obvious choice used to get close to Cassie. But we’ve been there done that. And I don’t think that The Flight Attendant would go for the obvious choice like that. If anything they would use Marcos “perfection” to peel back some layers of Cassie’s need to have everything perfect with a side hustle of exciting. Sometimes it’s normal to live a content life and that’s ok. And maybe she can have that with Marcos.
But you know who I medium suspect? Jenny (Jessie Ennis). There was something that bugged me about her from the very start. Too friendly, too cute, too innocent. And my head immediately went to Dwight and I was like, “You’re the one, aren’t you?” Plus she’s trying to get close to Cassie in small but significant ways; like being at her AA meetings and chatting up her brother. She’s unassuming and doesn’t look like a threat. That’s why she is a threat.
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