When Michaela uttered “what the hell is happening” at the end of Manifest Season 2 Episode 6, I’ve never related to anything more in my life.
It’s comforting to know that the characters are just as lost and confused as the majority of the audience.
The Callings have made it clear that they want Ben, Mic, Saanvi, and Zeke to “save the passengers,” but these scenarios have taken us away from the core mystery.
Ben and Saanvi shared a Calling (yay! the dynamic duo is back!) which showed a young, scared boy on Flight 828, and led them to a man named Finn, an 828 passenger who found out he had a 5-year-old child with following a one-night stand with a woman in Jamaica.
You’re probably thinking “so now the Calling is here to reunite long lost families?” It’s a valid question, and the answer is yes, sort of, but also not really.
The Calling wanted to warn Finn, Ben, and Saanvi about Theo’s liver disease.
Finn was a match and saved Theo’s life temporarily. Saanvi assumed that it’s possible they extended his life as the death date anomaly was transferrable. More on that later.
It also led to another joint Calling as Mic, Ben, Saanvi, and Adrian (no one saw him there) found themselves standing in the middle of a plane crash.
At first, it seemed like the wreck was from Flight 828, but as they looked closer, they realized they didn’t recognize the passengers and figured this was a brand new flight.
The only passenger on-board that looked familiar was Finn, and since he was holding the rock that his son showed him in this episode, it’s safe to say the wrecked flight is a glimpse into the future.
In my reviews of Manifest Season 2 Episode 4, I said my off-the-wall theory was that they’re supposed to save passengers from a future crash, and that seems to be the case here.
The title of the episode is “Return Flight,” so could this be a flight coming home from somewhere?
We’ve now successfully completed a full-circle back to Mic’s question: what the hell is happening?
Adrian’s inclusion in the Calling was surprising and sparked a new theory that maybe he’s responsible for the crash.
He wasn’t inside the plane with Ben, Saanvi, and Mic, but rather, on the outside. It could be alluding to the fact that he’s an “outsider,” but maybe it’s teasing that there’s more to his story than we know.
Shortly before the Calling, he told Isaiah that “another miracle was coming” and seemed confident in that as if he knew more than he was letting on.
The Callings have become frustrating because they don’t have a clear directive that allows the passengers to act on them properly.
Grace’s “open her eyes” Calling about Erika is still lingering without any resolution.
Saanvi returned after her episode-hiatus and wasted no time jumping into the action.
We should all be worried about her because she’s taking the “save the passengers” Calling to the extreme by experimenting on herself after losing all of her research to The Major and her goons.
Saanvi is aware of the risks that come with becoming her guinea pig but doesn’t care because she’s so determined to get answers.
Her decision is incredibly dangerous because Ben is right, how is she supposed to help anyone if she kills herself in the process?
We need her around if her assumption that the death date anomaly is transferrable through the liver transplant and by birth.
Saanvi’s absence from the previous episode was explained as her “hiding out” from The Major, but she’s back and walking around without a care in the world. Does The Major no longer pose a threat?
What’s The Major doing with all that research?
And what about Vance? Is he still in hiding?
The introduction of Zeke’s wife didn’t have much of an impact on the storyline other than causing some drama between Mic and Zeke.
Courtney turned out to be his “fake wife” as they never made things legally binding.
She came, caused a disturbance in Zeke’s life, and walked right out without uttering a word after he almost relapsed while trying to pay off her debt.
Is it possible Courtney is working with the X’ers? Did she purposefully want to sabotage Zeke’s relationship and put doubts in Mic’s mind?
‘Manifest’ Starts Production – When Will Season 4 Premiere?
It’s official — Manifest Season 4 is taking off.
Production on the resurrected show has officially begun, and while fans are thrilled, the cast members are flying at high altitudes.
J.R Ramirez, who plays Jared Vasquez on the drama, shared a glimpse of his first day back on set.
“Walking through the stages this am… Just felt different,” Ramirez wrote on Instagram next to a photo by his dressing room.
“I’ve been working in this business for almost two decades now and I know to land a team of Cast n Crew that is as Collaborative, Dedicated and in my opinion (Most Importantly) “Ego Checked” as these Beautifully Talented Humans are… well it RARELY happens,” he added.
“It’s only day one and you can already feel the Level of Appreciation this group has for the Magical Ride that is Manifest!” he continued. “But let’s keep it real… The reality is ALL of This Magic is happening because of YOU guys! You guys made this happen! We Love You. Can’t wait for you to see how it all comes together…”
Vazquez is a police lieutenant that often helps the Stone family as they try to figure out the mystery of Flight 828. He’s also Michaela’s former fiancé.
Josh Dallas, who plays Ben Stone, also took to Instagram to mark the beginning of season 4. He posted a photo of the script and Ben’s iconic black-framed spectacles with the caption: “Something’s happening. #mainfest season 4 has begun!! Nothing will be the same.”
Netflix saved the show months after NBC pulled the plug on it despite fan pleas and petitions.
The streamer renewed the supernatural drama for a fourth and final season to tie up loose ends, give fans closure, and finally reveal the mystery of what actually happened to flight 828.
We’ll update this post as we find out more!
‘Manifest’ Officially Saved by Netflix For Fourth and Final Season
Happy Manifest Day — Manifest has officially resurrected.
Much like the passengers of Flight 828, the plane drama has been saved by Netflix for a fourth and final supersized season.
The upcoming season will feature a whopping 20 episodes, and will likely be split into parts.
“Couldn’t let a day as significant as today go uncelebrated. Manifest will officially return for a super-sized fourth and final season, only on Netflix,” the official Twitter page posted.
— JR Ramirez (@JR8Ramirez) August 28, 2021
The exciting news was announced on August 28, 8/28, better known as Manifest Day.
“What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime,” showrunner Jeff Rake said in a statement. “Never in my wildest dreams could I have envisioned the worldwide outpouring of love and support for this story, its characters, and the team who work so hard to bring it all to life. That we will be able to reward the fans with the ending they deserve moves me to no end. On behalf of the cast, the crew, the writers, directors, and producers, thank you to Netflix, to Warner Bros., and of course to the fans. You did this.”
— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) August 28, 2021
The cast immediately took to social media to share their excitement!
— joshdallas (@JoshDallas) August 28, 2021
— JR Ramirez (@JR8Ramirez) August 28, 2021
— luna blaise (@lunablaise) August 28, 2021
NBC initially grounded the supernatural drama over the summer following an intense season three finale that left fans with several jaw-dropping cliffhangers.
We even put together a list of questions that we need answered immediately!
Fans campaigned heavily on social media to save the series, but neither NBC nor Netflix budged, with the latter passing on the drama even after its first two seasons hit and stay at the top spot for several weeks.
However, fans weren’t backing down, and even some big celebrities began tweeting about their obsession with the show.
Netflix eventually realized that they were making a huge mistake by not picking up the series, and the rest, well, that’s history.
We’re thrilled the series is getting a second chance at life, just like the passengers.
Now… we’re going to binge-watch the first three seasons until season 4 is ready for takeoff!
Which ‘Manifest’ Character Is Your Soulmate?
Since Manifest was officially saved by Netflix for a fourth and final season, there’s no better time to find out which character would be your soulmate!
Do you connect most with an 828-er? A family member of the returned? Or someone involved with helping the truth come to light?
Take the quiz now to find out!
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