The Flight Attendant served up an early (and free!) landing forward of its official Thanksgiving Day premiere on HBO Max. Does the dramedic thriller supply a first-class diversion?
Based on the 2018 novel of the identical identify by Chris Bohjalian, the collection follows Cassie Bowden (in a showstopping efficiency by The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco), a flight attendant for a world airline who takes full benefit of her unique journey alternatives. Simultaneously a multitude and in full management of her life, Cassie units off on a flight to Bangkok, Thailand, anticipating to social gathering it up earlier than returning to New York for a go to together with her brother (Grey’s Anatomy‘s T.R. Knight) and nieces.
A TALL, DARK STRANGER | While within the air, Cassie hits it off with Seat 3C aka Alex Sokolov (Game of Thrones‘ Michiel Huisman). After a enjoyable romp within the first-class rest room, Alex asks her out on a correct date. The two discover town’s websites earlier than settling in Alex’s lodge room for the evening. However, this good date experiences some surprising turbulence when Cassie wakes up with a serious hangover… and Alex’s deceased, bloody physique beside her.
Cassie instantly rushes to the cellphone to report Alex’s dying. However, a panic assault and a quick cellphone dialog together with her pal Annie (Girls‘ Zosia Mamet) in regards to the case of Amanda Knox persuade her in any other case. She cleans up the scene and heads to her subsequent flight, which is taking her to Seoul, South Korea.
NEWS TRAVELS FAST | Back in Thailand, a mysterious girl (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s Michelle Gomez) calls the lodge to ask them to verify on Alex. Room service finds the physique and alerts the native officers, who subsequently notify the U.S. State Department and FBI. By the time Cassie has landed in Seoul, the information is already over the net, inflicting her to panic much more — and that’s after her awkward interactions with the flight’s air marshal and fellow flight attendant Megan (Rise‘s Rosie Perez).
At the Seoul lodge, Cassie’s reminiscence begins to return again to her — juxtaposed with some pictures of her supposedly as a baby standing over a deceased deer. After realizing she misplaced her ID card, her thoughts “transports” right here again to the Bangkok lodge room, the place she tries to piece collectively the evening together with her unconscious’ model of Alex. However, this solely leaves her with extra questions.
WELCOME TO NEW YORK | Cassie lastly completes the third leg of her journey, touchdown in New York City. But her goals of placing this all behind her are dashed when the FBI brings within the flight crew for questioning. Cassie unsuccessfully tries to flee the airport, elevating the suspicions of Agents Kim Hammond (Greenleaf‘s Merle Dandridge) and Van White (Counterpart‘s Nolan Gerard Funk). While being interrogated, Cassie is once more “transported” again to the lodge room and remembers that one other individual was together with her and Alex the evening earlier than he died. Who was it, what do they find out about Alex’s dying?
What did you consider the primary leg of The Flight Attendant? Episodes 2 and three arrive Thursday on HBO Max, adopted by weekly releases.