Thursday, November 26, 2020

Round Two: The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant: Season 1, Episode 2 “Rabbits” (B+)

This show is very frantic, and I mean that in a good way, since it taps into the panic that Cassie feels every time she realizes that another lie she had told is spiraling out of control. She’s definitely not making the right choices, and even her allies, like Megan, aren’t able to back her up since she can’t keep her story straight and is choosing to omit important things that then become suspicious as a result. The device that allows her to go back to memories and remembering conversations and facts is intriguing, and it’s a good way to keep Alex as part of the show, there as a figment of her imagination happy to give her as much attitude as necessary when she asks him questions that he can’t answer since he’s just an extension of her own consciousness. I’m very pleased with the casting of Zosia Mamet as her lawyer friend Annie since it’s an opportunity for the typically comedic actress to play the smart person in the room who can’t believe the way that Annie continues to make things worse by going out drinking, being late, and then not heeding her pre-agreed signals about what to say. I’m not sure I could have imagined a thriller starring Mamet and Kaley Cuoco, but they’re both doing great work. Cassie continues to be crafty in her pursuit of the truth, but she’s not the only one who’s taking steps to uncover what’s going on, which could put her in serious danger given the weapon we saw being brandished in the closing moments of this episode.

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