Monday, April 25, 2022

What I’m Watching: The Flight Attendant (Season Premiere)

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

Like so many other series, it’s been a while since we last saw this show, which ended its first season in December 2020. It’s great to have it back and to see that there’s an entirely new direction for its second round, one which says goodbye to characters like Alex and replaces them with a peppy, irritating version of Cassie who’s set on luring her back into all the things she let go after giving up drinking. I’m thrilled about the new talent present, starting with Santiago Cabrera from “Star Trek: Picard” as Marco, her new good influence boyfriend. Shohreh Aghdashloo from “24” and “House of Sand and Fog” is her sponsor Brenda, Mo McRae from “Rebel” is her new handler Benjamin, and Cheryl Hines is the intimidating FBI boss. I’m also intrigued by Grace, who seems to be a perfect bad influence just baiting Cassie to lapse into her former ways. Losing time is not a good sign, but, like in season one, she may be paranoid, but someone is very much out to get her. I’m very happy that Annie and Max are back, and that now they’re part of the main storyline from the very start, with Cassie getting a bloody wig delivered in a suitcase that isn’t hers and realizing that someone is pretending to be her. Megan, one of the best characters from last season, is in a very seemingly precarious situation, and Cassie is going to be far too wrapped up in her own antics to realize that she’s in a lot of trouble.

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