Recap of “The Air Hostess”: Season 2, Episode 4 – [Spoiler] Return
The following contains spoilers for Season 2, Episode 4 of HBO Max’s The stewardess.
Like the fourth episode of The stewardess Season 2 has begun, Cassie and Megan soon find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer – only to be saved by an equally deadly, yet familiar assassin.
Prior to episode 4, Cassie (played by Kaley Cuoco) had put the other dramas of her life on hold in order to reunite with MIA Megan (Rosie Perez) in Reykjavik, Iceland, where the Long Island native now works at a hot spot. water called Blue Sincerely. Cassie arrived quite proud to have cracked the emoji code Megan sent her son, which she thought read “Bring the puffin keychain to the Queen of Long Island.”
In reality, however, Megan wanted said keychain (which opens a safe containing evidence against North Koreans who want to catch her) As far from Iceland as possible; his coded message was intended to have the key delivered to a stripper buddy on Long Island.
And yet here we are.
Megan introduced Cassie to her partner(/partner?) Charlie (played by Margaret Cho), before detailing their scheme to “KILL” Hak, a North Korean looking for the bounty on Megan’s head. But when Hak showed up at the bar while Cassie and Megan were hiding in the back, whose obnoxious bell goes off but At Cassie’s! Hak then rushed to the back room and pointed his gun at the ladies, but before he could pull the trigger he was stabbed in the back – by Miranda Croft, the assassin who chased Cassie in season 1 and who is so deliciously played by Michelle Gomez.
“Sorry if it was a friend of yours,” Miranda snorted, as Hak collapsed to the floor. ” Anybody…. You miss me?”
Even better, Gomez’s reappearance came just before the opening credits could bring the guest star’s name to the screen.
“Michelle was thrilled to be back,” co-showrunner Steve Yockey told TVLine. “We wanted it to be a surprise, which is why she comes in right before the opening credits, so then we can put her name on it and not spoil it.”
Gomez’s return was hoped for but never officially announced until Season 2. Additionally, the actress was busy filming a role for HBO Max Season 3. Doom Patrol. “She finished shooting Doom Patrol at the time, so we grabbed her and she fell back into character,” Yockey said. “I think we were lucky to get her back.”
Also of note: Gomez’s callback prompted another appearance by Briana Cuoco, the actress and singer sister of series star/executive producer Cuoco, as Miranda’s sassy cohort, Cecilia.
“Miranda returning, my sister returning – and we must be together in Iceland! – it was right fantastic,” Kaley told TVLine. “We knew we wanted the character of Michelle back, because she was so, so good in Season 1 – so funny and quirky. When she said [to Cassie and Megan], “Did you miss me?’ I love that.”
Were you also thrilled to see Miranda resurface to save the day?