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Pan Am Episode 7 Review

pan am 7 90eBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy


It’s a darn good thing Pan Am makes international flights, because this week’s episode was all over the place. Don’t get me wrong, I am still in love with the concept, style, and potential of the series; I just think it is suffering a little bit of an identity crisis.

After 7 episodes, you would think it would be a little more solid in conception. This week had the girls boozing it up and playing truth or dare on the plane. Perhaps, this was an attempt to create a Sex and the City-type camaraderie amongst the otherwise chemistry-less cast. I like the girls, but there is a serious lack of buyable bonding betwixt them.

Then, there is the C.I.A. espionage angle that always has me wishing the “fasten your seat belts” sign was off. Throw in a little jungle fever, racially-charged side story, and you’ve got yourself a real hodgepodge of “What the heck?” Come on, people, we have an African American president. Do we need a “very special episode” of The Waltons?

As stated, I see huge potential in this show. I think it just needs to find its footing sooner than later, or it is in serious danger of becoming a flight risk. The good news is that you never know when you will be upgraded to first class. Next week’s episode looks much better, so I urge fellow Pan Am fans to brave the turbulence and allow the show to live up to its full potential.






For more Pan Am reviews by Michael Fitzgerald Troy, visit!  (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6, and Episode 7 are already available.)




Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure ( Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (, A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (, and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!





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