'The Flight Attendant' Episodes 4, 5: Is Max dead? Here's what happened leading up to cliffhanger
'The Flight Attendant' dropped two new intense episodes and it all leads to a crazy cliffhanger
Spoilers for 'The Flight Attendant' Episodes 1 to 5
Let's summarize where Episode 5 titled 'Other People's Houses' left us with. Annie Mouradian (Zosia Mamet) begs Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco) to let her help her after Cassie witnesses Sabrina's "suicide." Cassie doesn't believe it was a suicide and believes that Miranda Croft (Michelle Gomez) killed Sabrina and that she, the flight attendant is next. She has a mini-meltdown with ghost Alex Sokolov (Michiel Huisman), kisses him, and decides that she has to help Annie after she blurted out information to the FBI that Annie told her in confidence.
So what does Cassie do? She recruits Max (Deniz Akdeniz) to help her break into Alex's apartment so they can get the information transferred to her Hello Kitty flash drive. We also learn about a lot of Cassie's childhood in Episode 4 titled 'Conspiracy Theories' as Cassie gets a visit from her brother Davey and his family as she follows a paper trail to a private jet service.
If you're wondering how she got the code to enter the apartment, she remembered that when she had ambushed Alex's memorial at his home, she saw a sticky note that had read 'Alex 7226' — the numbers were the code. It gets even more convenient when they find Alex's computer password just on his desk on another sticky note, but things get tricky when the computer prompts for a second password. While all this is happening in real life, Cassie, in her mind, has an argument with Alex.
He calls her out for snooping around his apartment and coming upon drugs and taxidermy polar bear out of context. He then proceeded to call Cassie an alcoholic, but Cassie thinks like an adult. She is allowed to drink and has no problem. Back to real life, Cassie finds the thing that will allow them to enter the computer but Miranda entered the home downstairs. Miranda runs into the same problem with the computer but doesn't know where to find what's needed, and she destroyed the computer. When Cassie and Max leave the closet, Cassie found out about Lionfish.
After Max, yet again, breaks into another property (Lionfish), the duo find rats and all the servers on the top floor of the abandoned building. Max finds that Alex took money from Lionfish — about $200 million. He also finds a picture of Cassie's driver's license, the one missing from Bangkok. People on the list of files are mostly dead. Max finds Miranda's driver's license as well posing as student Elena King. They also use the Hello Kitty flash drives to get the files transferred. But, unfortunately, Max couldn't authenticate himself and realizes that someone "out there" knows they are in there — they make a run for it. When a car chases them, Max gets hit after pushing Cassie out of the way.
Meanwhile, Annie tries to call Max, she wants to spend time together. Cassie performs CPR on a very much unconscious Max. So, from what we know the story about Annie's character that was just unfolding, it would completely suck if Max was dead. If Miranda was in that car that chased Cassie and Max down, Cassie is most likely next on the death list. But, we don't think Max could be dead — we'd have to wait and find out of course. But, the CPR or an ambulance could save him — Annie's story can't end right there. Being the hacker that he is, Max was a huge asset to Cassie, and in fact, is in this situation. Cassie was doing it to help Annie but ended up hurting Max instead.
We didn't forget the minor yet important details: Miranda gets a call from Victor who claims she's angry that he benched her. He gets her to admit that she was getting sloppy at her job. He asked if she was back in London as she was asked to be, Miranda lies that she is. Meghan almost gets caught by her husband when she goes to meet a person at a "low rep" motel to get her cash. Safe to say, she's really happy. Also, Annie smuggled what she was asked to smuggle into the prison and asks to hold the prisoners' hand so she can drop the envelope into his hand. The prisoner took the pills that were in the envelope.
The first three episodes of 'The Flight Attendant' premiered on HBO Max Thursday, November 26, followed by two new episodes on December 3. Two more new episodes will premiere on December 10, and the finale episode will premiere on December 17.