The Flight Attendant season 2, episode 1 recap – the premiere explained

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: April 21, 2022 (Last updated: February 5, 2024)
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HBO Max series The Flight Attendant season 2, episode 1


After the opening episode, any fears that a second season wouldn’t be as good are put to rest. It’s bonkers, crazy, and has a lot of head f**ks. It’s exactly what the fans will be wanting from the second season of The Flight Attendant

This recap of the HBO Max series The Flight Attendant season 2, episode 1, contains spoilers.

The Flight Attendant season 2, episode 1 recap

In the first episode of The Flight Attendant, Cassie attends an AA meeting where we learn that she has since moved to LA and is now two days away from being a year sober. Not only that, but she now dates a photographer called Marco. She now also works part time for the CIA as a civilian asset. And not only that, but she also still works as a flight attendant. After a quick chat from her sponsor Brenda, and a compliment from Jenny, Cassie goes to work.

On the flight to Berlin, she learns that she will be on the flight with Jada. Jada, who is the lead, questions Cassie’s capability, mainly due to her history of drinking, whilst the other worker, Grace, seems much more friendly towards Cassie. Upon arrival in Berlin, Cassie performs her duties for the CIA, where a couple, Gabrielle and Esteban, force Cassie into a conversation, and possibly copy Cassie’s mobile.

To complete her mission for the CIA, Cassie speaks to Will, and although he also doesn’t drink, they sit at the bar. Which, of course, Jada sees and likely assumes the worst. To aid her mission, Cassie books a hotel room and spies on him, where he has sex with a blonde woman who has the same back tattoo as Cassie. As Cassie captures images, she spots an older male listening upstairs. After he closes the curtains, Cassie spots Will hand the blonde female an envelope in exchange for a suitcase.

As Cassie continues to tail Will, Megan calls Cassie in a panic. Megan, however, drops her phone before she can tell Cassie what is up. And then, Will dies in a car explosion. In the aftermath, it’s unclear whether Cassie spots the blonde woman nearby, or whether it’s just her imagination. When Cassie returns to her hotel room, she is unable to get inside and has to rely on the cleaner to allow her in. Cassie’s CIA contact, Benjamin Berry, calls Cassie to check if she’s ok. Cassie lies and claims that she saw nothing.

The ending

After Callie contacts the hotel reception, they claim that she checked out of her hotel after the explosion the night before. On the flight home, Cassie can’t get the explosion out of her head. And she becomes distracted by alcohol, whilst Jada accuses her of being hungover. On the flight, Cassie serves a man with a glass eye, Jim Jones, who just happens to be the older man she saw through the hotel windows. Once home, and after a quick reunion with Annie and Max, who may or may not be engaged, Cassie has to go to the CIA field office.

As Benjamin knows that Cassie was near the explosion, she now has to speak to Dot Karlson as her role as a CIA asset is in jeopardy. In that said meeting, Cassie learns that Jim Jones is an informant whilst the explosion was caused by a gas fault. As the first episode draws to a close, Megan gets shown as being trapped inside a wooden box. When Cassie receives her luggage, she discovers that it’s not her belongings. And inside there is a blonde wig covered in blood. Is someone pretending to be Cassie?

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