NOTE: This submit comprises spoilers for the flight attendant season 2 episode 3 “The Reykjavík Ice Sculpture Pageant is gorgeous this time of yr.” Learn our earlier The Flight Attendant season 2 episode recap right here.
Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) has discovered herself embroiled in servant conspiracies that stretch from the US to Europe, however she’s additionally coping with uncharted relationship waters in the flight attendant. Boyfriend Marco (Santiago Cabrera) has urged the concept of us transferring in collectively and Cassie’s response is to hop on the subsequent flight to Iceland to keep away from this dialog. This is not a destiny chosen at random, as an alternative, a well timed message from former flight attendant Megan (Rosie Perez) provides a approach out that is not sensible to anybody however Cassie.
Decoding Megan’s emoji message reveals the aim of the puffin keychain Cassie was mailed and he or she determines that her former colleague despatched a cry for assist from Reykjavík. One problem although, she was grounded by Dot (Cheryl Hines) on the CIA and that out-of-the-book mission is not one thing she will be able to talk about along with her handler. Megan is not precisely the subject of the month with the US authorities after her act of betrayal or the damaging North Korean brokers she’s been hiding from.
Cassie, utilizing her perks from working within the Imperial Atlantic, catches a flight to Iceland any minute now, however first, she has to steer Blackmarket Carol (Alanna Ubach) to surrender the prized seat on this specific aircraft. Cassie reveals that everybody is aware of Carol is making a fast buck off the airline that sells Buddy Passes – therefore, the Blackmarket a part of her identify – and he or she’ll reveal her secret if she will be able to’t sit down. That plan works, however she did not rely on Shane (Griffin Matthews) on the flight. Shane is an actual CIA agent and never only a civilian asset and his presence is actually no coincidence.
As a substitute of admitting what she’s doing, Cassie pretends that the Reykjavík Ice Sculpture Pageant prompted this spontaneous journey. Cassie may be good at convincing lodge employees to let her right into a room, however Shane is not so simply fooled.
After a cat-and-mouse mini-game, Shane reveals he is additionally on Megan’s path and desires to shut the case earlier than a North Korean agent named Hawk arrives. Shane exhibits Cassie a photograph of a useless physique to focus on the seriousness of this case and the risk it poses to her life if she will get in the best way of North Korean brokers searching Megan.
After all, Cassie continues to disclaim every part, sustaining the “attempt to be a greater individual” reasoning of why she’s on this journey. Cassie is beginning to spiral and he or she practically succumbs to the contents of her lodge room mini-fridge.
The burden of this journey and ignoring Marco aren’t the one urgent considerations. The blonde imposter makes use of her bank card to purchase gadgets at a ironmongery shop that look suspiciously like a physique disposal package and it is all changing into an excessive amount of.
Cassie finds an AA assembly to silence the dueling voices in her thoughts palace and it’s right here that she will get a lead on Megan’s location. Nevertheless, Cassie would not get the welcome she anticipated when Megan tells her, “I do not want your assist.” So why would she ship this emoji message?
Megan’s storyline is stronger on this episode as it’s related to the primary plot, whereas Shane’s presence is a lift to that narrative. Even when it is in tense circumstances, it is a dynamic that is nonetheless a bit of playful. Cassie should be taught to belief Shane as she is alone and her selections aren’t precisely effectively thought out, which is a recurring theme.
“I am a large number of a human being” is a phrase that feels like Cassie, however is claimed by Annie (Zosia Mamet). The journey to Los Angeles is an accumulation of main adjustments in Cassie’s greatest good friend’s life, which embody a job interview and assembly Max’s (Deniz Akdeniz) mother and father for the primary time. Contemplating how defensively she responded when somebody talked about the ring on her engagement finger, it is not stunning that this introduction would not go effectively both.
It begins off badly when Annie removes her ring earlier than coming into her mother and father’ home and it would not assist that the dinner dialog vacillates between marriage plans and youngsters. Annie utterly misses this level and exclaims that she by no means desires youngsters. Suffice it to say that the couple is on shaky floor after they return to Cassie’s home.
Just like how Cassie is utilizing Megan’s drawback to distract from her dedication points, Annie units out to resolve the View-Grasp’s clues. She discovers that one is a German plaque, which seems to be linked to the Berlin bombing. Sadly for Annie and Max, they’re unprepared for the hazard of the unfolding state of affairs.
After their enormous combat, they’re knocked out by their not-so-friendly imposter neighbors, Esteban (Joseph Julian Soria) and Gabrielle (Callie Hernandez), who’ve the actual house owners tied up in a closet. Esteban and Gabrielle dyed their hair blonde, however it appears all too apparent that Gabrielle is impersonating Cassie. After all, there are a number of dangling wires and they’re clearly a part of a scheme.
Earlier than Annie is caught off guard, she rejects Cassie’s name. Earlier, she spoke to her good friend of a “whole existential flip,” however it’s comprehensible why she desires a break from the drama.
Cassie can be avoiding calls. Her manipulative Benjamin (Mo McRae) is on the “do not reply” listing, however she provides her brother a couple of minutes of her time when he tells her concerning the podcast that Jenny (Jessie Ennis) desires her to do—one thing she instantly dismisses.
All of the items are falling into place, and whereas there’s nonetheless an overloaded component, the third episode advantages from Shane’s bigger position within the story and the invention of Megan’s hideout.
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