The Story Retains Going, and Soars
The Pitch: When the primary season of The Flight Attendant hit HBO in late November of 2020, it signaled a little bit of a shift for star Kaley Cuoco (who additionally acts as an govt producer on the collection). Identified greatest for her longtime position on The Large Bang Concept, Cuoco entered new territory for a lot of viewers with the twisty, darkly comedic thriller, and caught the touchdown as an alcoholic flight attendant, imbuing the title character with one thing so human the viewers couldn’t assist however be sympathetic to her antics. Season 1 caught on shortly via phrase of mouth because the puzzle unfolded.
Season 2, premiering on HBO with the primary two episodes on Thursday, April twenty first, picks again up with Cassie (Cuoco) residing her easiest life. Issues are a bit totally different for our chaotic heroine — she’s relocated to Los Angeles, she has a captivating and good-looking boyfriend in her life, and she or he’s sober. Oh, yeah, and she or he’s moonlighting as a CIA civilian asset in her free time.
Making ready for Takeoff: Regardless of all of the adjustments, some issues stay the identical for Cassie and her cabin crew. She’s nonetheless flying, and, as a result of she will be able to’t assist herself, she will get herself into a brand new boatload of hassle simply minutes into the Season 2 premiere. Whereas the primary entry of the present was based mostly off a novel by Chris Bohjalian and will’ve feasibly wrapped as a miniseries, this second chapter fortunately looks like an inexpensive and pure continuation of the story.
The position of Cassie’s expensive mates, Annie and Max (Zosia Mamet and Deniz Akdeniz), is barely expanded this go-around, whereas her brother Davey (T.R. Knight) has the possibility to unpack some drama of his personal. The writers didn’t lose the thread of Rosie Perez’s life on the run as Cassie’s pal Megan, nor Shane’s (Griffin Matthews) presence as Cassie’s gateway to the CIA. (Will Miranda, the fabulous, harmful, icy, operative performed spectacularly by Michelle Gomez, make an look? Our lips are sealed.)