The biggest problem? There’s a woman who looks exactly like Cassie, complete with the same tattoo on her back, but it’s hard to tell if her “twin” is a figment of her imagination or a real person. The doppelgänger seemingly causes chaos by posing as Cassie in real-life scenarios. This is not to be confused (or maybe it is?) with her imaginary friend in certain scenes, randomly appearing only to offer advice and challenge her decisions.
And what happened to Megan (AKA Rosie Perez)? In the beginning of the first episode, Megan calls Cassie and tries to tell her something, but their conversation is interrupted when Megan drops the phone. When Cassie calls her back, Megan is seemingly locked in a room with no access to her phone.
Don’t even get us started on Cassie’s luggage, which disappears from the hotel. Although the hotel clerk implies that Cassie already checked out (and took her bags), the airline somehow finds the suitcase the next day and delivers it to Cassie’s house. It doesn’t take long for Cassie to realize it’s been tampered with, noticing a misplaced ribbon and bloody wig.
These new story lines could have easily overshadowed the original plot (like Russian Doll season 2), but that’s not the case. Instead, they add to the mystery that could have dwindled in the aftermath of season 1. (Especially since Alex’s death is old news.)