Friday, November 27, 2020

Take Three: The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant: Season 1, Episode 3 “Funeralia” (B+)

It’s stressful watching this show because Cassie continues to do the worst possible thing at any given moment when there are so many other, better choices presenting themselves. She’s also never fully honest, telling Annie most of the truth but refusing to communicate with her when she went to Westchester (which she didn’t tell her) and only giving Shane part of the information so that he ended up freaking out at her when they walked into the dead passenger’s memorial. Why she thought that talking to Alex’s mom was a good idea is a mystery – though he did encourage it when she went into her memories/dreamworld to consult him – and that turned out to be much worse than she expected given her harsh reaction to the mere mention of Miranda’s name. At least she did get out of there alive and ran into Miranda on the train, prompting a response that suggests Miranda isn’t going to immediately kill her. I’m not sure what’s going on with Megan and her husband’s secret files, but that can’t end well and is likely going to be related to all this in a way that’s not yet clear. If Cassie makes bad choices, Annie deliberately ignores what she knows to be true, refusing to concede that her naked companion Max is her boyfriend and still asking him to do some hacking for her to help her out. Arguing when Max told her that Cassie couldn’t be her best friend was interesting, and shows the complexity of their relationship and the likely cyclical nature of Cassie never listening to Annie despite her legitimately trying to help.

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