The Flight Attendant season 2 episode 6 recap: Key moments
We’re back this week with another episode of The Flight Attendant season 2. We thought last week’s episode was an emotional rollercoaster, and it certainly was. But, episode 6 completely pulled on our heartstrings.
In episode 5, Cassie hit her breaking point and ended up drinking. A lot. We saw all the emotions from sadness to anger and everything else in between. She also drove her car drunk to the beach before calling her sponsor Brenda and admitting she’s been lying about her sobriety for the last year.
“Brothers & Sisters” picks up a little bit after the beach scene and brings us all kinds of feels. I just want to say that Kaley Cuoco has been doing an amazing job this season!
Let’s get into what happened. Here are the key moments from the season’s sixth episode.
The Flight Attendant season 2 episode 6 recap
Cassie’s support system
When Annie and Max return home from their adventure at the Diaz’s house, they find Cassie sleeping on the floor with the broken items all over the house. This was one of my favorite moments in the season because of the way both Cassie and Annie support each other.
Cassie admits to her friend that she hasn’t been sober for a year. She tells her she thought if she quit drinking then all her problems would go away. But they haven’t. Annie makes a list of the things Cassie can do – tell the truth about drinking, clean up the apartment, trust her best friend, and apologize to Marco. Cassie comes to the decision that she doesn’t want to work with the CIA anymore so she can focus on being sober.
Annie admits she doesn’t trust herself and is nervous about making the wrong choice with Max and her job. Cassie reassures her best friend that she’s the best person she knows.
Cassie and Davey need to head to her mom’s home to clean out their childhood items. On the plane when the doors are locked and Davey can’t get off, Cassie admits the truth about her drinking to him as well. He’s upset but is still there for her. When he asks if she’s ok, she says “no” but she’s not going to drink again. She’s not alright, but that’s ok. She’s going to work to get to a better place.
Cassie and Davey in New York
The visit back home is really heartbreaking for Cassie and really we need to give Kaley Cuoco all the awards. First the siblings visit their dad’s grave. Cassie reads out a forgiveness letter talking about how her father was her best friend but he was also an alcoholic. He’s the one who introduced her to drinking and when he died, she felt all that was left of him was the alcohol.
She hates that she turned out just like him and it makes her hate herself. In a powerful moment she says, “I forgive you for hurting me, I forgive you for hurting Davey, and I forgive you for hurting mom. I love you, but I will not be you.”
When Davey and Cassie get to the house, both mother and daughter are surprised. Davey had told their mother he was coming alone and he told Cassie their mom wouldn’t be home. We find out the two don’t speak except for once a year on Christmas. Cassie tries to apologize for being a difficult teenager. Her mother tells her she doesn’t blame her for what she did when she was young. We think we’re going into a sweet mother-daughter resolution but the opposite happens.
Her mother is emotionally exhausted and can’t take Cassie’s actions. She lists out some of her mistakes like Cassie getting a DUI and once she passed out in her mom’s house with the burner on and almost burned the house down. And,, though her mother tried to help her and had her in counseling, it wasn’t enough. In an unexpected turn her mom says she loves her, but she doesn’t like her. Completely gut-wrenching. Cassie sees her mom crying in the car from the window before she drives to work.
Annie talks about feelings
In a rare and endearing moment, Annie talks about her feelings with her fiancée. She tells Max she thinks she’s a horrible person, but he assures her she isn’t. She knows the ring was important to him, so it’s important to her and that’s why she was wearing it. Annie assures him her “crippling indecisiveness” isn’t about him, then she’s done talking about her feelings.
Max discovers the Diaz’s have multiple identities and addresses. They’ve been sending “stalker level” information about Cassie to the North Koreans. We see that happen when the group find Cassie and Davey. They run and she tells her brother she has a friend who sold secrets to the North Korean’s and another who killed one of them. “Jesus Cassie, make better friends.” Hilarious! Thanks to Davey’s quick thinking and some fireworks, they’re able to get away.
Trouble with the impersonator
While Annie talks to Max about her feelings, the Cassie impersonator comes into the home and plants what seems to be the weapon used in the murders at Echo Park.
CIA Director Dot calls Cassie and tells her she’s right about the explosion in Berlin and the murders being connected. She’s also suspicious of Benjamin and thinks all of this is an inside job at the CIA. Is it really Benjamin who’s behind all of this? We’ll have to wait and find out!
The episode ends with the blonde impersonator killing Officer Jones at the boat dock, where we see a boat number that matches the one on the View Finder.
Other key moments
Davey tells Cassie he and his husband are taking some time apart because his OCD is getting worse. He thought focusing on his sister’s problems would be a good distraction from his own.
Megan goes to see her husband and son. But she’s about to find herself in trouble because her husband tells her he has to think of their son and call the FBI.
The Flight Attendant will be back next week with episode 7 on HBO Max.