Pan Am: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (25 Sep. 2011)

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Dean takes on his first assignment since his promotion, piloting the Clipper Majestic on its inaugural New York to London flight. Bridget is supposed to be his lead stewardess, until she's ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Stanton
C.J. Wilson ...
David Pittu ...
Evelyn Stanton


Dean takes on his first assignment since his promotion, piloting the Clipper Majestic on its inaugural New York to London flight. Bridget is supposed to be his lead stewardess, until she's a no-show for the flight. Grounded purser Maggie is called in to fill in for her. On the same fateful flight, Kate adds another dimension to her work as she takes on her first assignment from U.S. intelligence. Her stress is compounded when she discovers that newly minted stewardess, Laura, her sister, is also working the same flight. Written by ABC Publicity

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This episode takes place in April 1963. See more »


The issue of Esquire Magazine distributed on the first flight has Henry Wolf's cover design - "The Americanization of Paris". This design was made for Esquire in 1958 (the September Issue), so they would not have been giving this out in 1963. See more »


Sanjeev: Fuel quantity checked.
Ted Vanderway: [maneuvers the yoke in front of him] Flight controls free and correct.
Dean Lowrey: [enters the cockpit] You ready, boys?
Ted Vanderway: Hey-hey-hey, you nervous? 'Cause I can take that seat if you're nervous.
Dean Lowrey: Thanks, Ted, but Pan Am wants actual pilots in the left seat.
[grins broadly as he takes the coveted left seat for the first time as a captain, savoring the moment]
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Around the World
Written by Harold Adamson and Victor Young
Performed by Buddy Greco
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Not what I was expecting......
25 September 2011 | by (Chattanooga, TN) – See all my reviews

I was expecting to see some silly show about flight attendants and the various things they encounter while serving passengers. I was very glad to see that many plot lines were exposed in the Pilot, and it appears that many secrets are left to be discovered. I liked the look and the feel of the show as the producers try to capture the essence of a time gone by. I think the show has promise and potential. It will be interesting to see how each storyline is developed. I was surprised to see Christina Ricci is in this, and in fact, had I not seen a picture of her and advertisement for it on Facebook I may not have watched it. But, I am glad that I did, and I will be watching weekly unless the show starts disappointing.

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