The second season of The Flight Attendant will be short, and HBO Max has already released two episodes, which I miss in anticipation. After the well-deserved success of the premiere, the series returns with the same Cassandra “Cassie” Bowen (Kaley Cuoco) getting into trouble (even sober for a year). Surrounded by new characters and hilarious friends like Shane (Griffin Matthews) – only one cameo so far – Megan (Rosie Perez) and her brother, Davey (T.R. Knight). In particular, the dynamic between Annie (Zosia Mamet) and Max (Deniz Akdeniz) is fun.
The challenge and freedom of the second season, which no longer has the basis of the story of the first, which was the adaptation of the book of the same name, written by Chris Bohjalian, were overcome right away with once again the talent of its star, Kaley, and the supporting cast.
After unwittingly getting into an international murder spree, Cassandra, who is depressed and an alcoholic, still has an addiction to chaos. Sober, and dealing with inner conflicts (with multiple Cassies teasing each other inside her mind), she is trying to “better”, even though she works for the CIA and the same airline.
The series’ formula is Alfred Hitchcock‘s favorite, the “wrong person syndrome”, that is, an innocent person is accused of crimes he didn’t commit and has to get involved in a possibly lethal adventure to try to prove his innocence. As I mentioned, for an obsessive, unhinged person like Cassie, the mystery is as intoxicating as the alcohol he had to cut out of his life.
For an obsessive, unhinged person like Cassie, the mystery is as intoxicating as the alcohol he had to cut out of his life
To enjoy The Flight Attendant you have to give up coherence. How stewardesses manage to have the homes and luxuries they have, how Cassie goes in and out of the country as if she were going to the bakery, and even more, how she is always at the heart of international attacks and is not arrested. Nothing to get in the way of the fun!
So, with complete freedom and fascinating characters in hand, the series returns to the frenetic pace of twists, suspense, and confusion. And with the right to have none other than Sharon Stone in a sensational role, that of Cassie’s mother. Obviously, our heroine is not as good as she thinks at “reading” people, and with that, she is surrounded, watched, and not even suspicious. I’m already finding Marco, her new boyfriend, very suspicious. It could be my thing…
Kaley Cuoco has everything to receive new Emmy nominations for the role. Merited. She alternates drama and comedy with a unique skill and her actions show make us empathize with a difficult character, something only those who have her talent can do. Great start to the season!