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The Best Kaley Cuoco Moment In Flight Attendant Season 1 According To Fans

"The Flight Attendant" is a relatively new HBO Max series from Steve Yockey — who previously worked as a producer and writer on "Supernatural" — which stars Kaley Cuoco as Cassie, the titular flight attendant, who is an executive producer on the project as well (via IMDb). The show's second season will be available for streaming later this month, and lots of fans on Reddit and elsewhere are very excited about it. The HBO Max show is based on the novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian, in which a flight attendant wakes up next to a dead body in a strange hotel room, triggering a harrowing journey of self-discovery while trying to prove her own innocence.

The creators of the show change some details from the book, such as the city that Cassie wakes up in (Bangkok instead of Dubai). But overall, the miniseries-turned-series stays true to the source material for Season 1. Fans tuning in for the first season were particularly interested in Cassie's relationship with the imaginary version of Alex Sokolov (Michiel Huisman), who lives rent-free in her head long after his death. The constant bouncing back and forth between reality and Cassie's paranoid hallucinations of Alex was almost a dealbreaker for fans like u/TheraKoon on Reddit, but at the end of Season 1, there's one significant and redeeming moment that connects the dots so it all makes sense. For many fans, this is the best moment of "The Flight Attendant" Season 1.

It's the moment when Cassie realizes she's falling in love with herself

The hallucinations about Alex didn't just rub some fans the wrong way — many viewers were completely turned off by it, including the author of a Reddit thread who described the moment when it all paid off in the season finale. One fan, u/doubledYou, wrote a few meaningful paragraphs about how they originally found Cassie's cerebral romance with the memory of Alex strange and annoying, but in the final episode, Alex drops a line that brings everything together. 

In Season 1, Episode 8, "Arrivals and Departures," after Cassie confesses her feelings to Alex, he tells her that she isn't falling in love with him, she's falling in love with the healthy part of her fractured psyche that has helped her weather her recent traumas and process past ones in a productive way. But she has to mentally disassociate and project these thoughts and feelings onto a memory of Alex in order to really heal.

U/fatslabtrapstacks agreed that the premise of the protagonist falling in love with a dead guy she spent one night with was silly and made no sense until he dropped this line, bringing the entire story together. U/MakingWayDC also brought up the good point, saying that this reveal is a much more creative way of breaking from the trope of a protagonist going to visit a therapist and having personal epiphanies there. It'll be interesting to see what other characters can help Cassie heal her mental wounds when the new episodes of Season 2 start airing on April 21 on HBO Max.