Speaking of Colette, we're getting annoyed with her and all her pouting. She's simply got too many problems. Each episode has seen her drawing the shortest straw. First she was found out as an adulteress, then she had emotional issues working to seduce pilot Dean and now she's breaking down over a past we doubt she could remember as vividly as they depict, considering she was only 3. On the other hand, it's nice to see the series attempt to inject controversy as they clash a Nazi survivor with a potential Nazi supporter.
That supporter is Anke, a very young and very blonde woman who bungles her secret mission to deliver a book to CIA operative-slash-flight attendant Kate. Anke is being sought by the East German police, Kate wants her to defect to the US, the CIA doesn't give a crap about Anke and Kate ends up dressing her up as a Pan Am stewardess to gain entrance to the US Mission to go through with the defection, at which point it comes out that Anke's family were breadbakers for the Luftwaffe command during World War II, which gets Colette all frazzled just before the big party for JFK.
How do they get in to a presidential party without an invite? It's simple, explains Kate: "[Kennedy] likes stewardesses. Let's show him stewardesses. We're Pan Am. Who can resist Pan Am?" Maggie also namedrops Pan Am head Juan Trippe at the door, which was an unexpected factual reference that took us by surprise.
Colette continues to have serious issues in her head, has one flute of champagne, says "one clever speech by your President and instantly the entire country is absolved" to a pair of German and American diplomats, and ends up singing "Deutschland über alles" to a room steeped in awkward silence.
The flashback ends, everyone dashes for the night flight back to New York and Maggie gets stranded on the tarmac of her own accord after essentially bribing President Kennedy with Cuban cigars to wave at her from the door of Air Force One. Everyone is melancholy but out of trouble, and the previews for next week's episode promise an upbeat tropical rendezvous to recover from all this, but we're not so sure we want to.
This is Colette and Kate. They crossed their arms a lot this episode