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Manifest Review – Is Zeke Relapsing? (2×06)

MANIFEST -- "Return Trip" Episode 206 -- Pictured: (l-r) Parveen Kaur as Saanvi Bahl, Josh Dallas as Ben Stone -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

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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?

See the full review at TV Fanatic! 


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‘Manifest’ Season 3 Poster Teases the Tailfin Mystery: “The Truth Will Surface”

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If you’ve spent the past year wondering what happened to Flight 828, you’re not alone.

But it looks like Manifest Season 3 will begin to divulge some answers and unravel the mystery. (At least we hope so.)

NBC released the first poster for the upcoming third season – which premieres on April 1, 2021 (no, not an April Fools joke) – and it focuses heavily on the tailfin fished out of the water in the final moments of Manifest Season 2. 

MANIFEST — Pictured: “Manifest” Key Art — (Photo by: NBC)

For those that need a little refresher, a tailfin from a Montego Air flight was found by the fishermen in a massive body of water indicating that the flight that we saw land at the kickstart of season 1 did, in fact, crash five years ago.

Understandably, this raised so many questions… on top of the questions we already had. How did the plane return if it crashed? How are the passengers alive? Are the passengers even the passengers?

The season 3 poster focuses heavily on the tailfin and features the tagline: “the truth will surface.”

With that in mind, it’s safe to assume that the season will seemingly address the mystery of the tailfin and how it ended up underwater as it connects to Flight 828.

Show creator Jeff Rake seemed to confirm this by explaining: “From literally the opening shot of Season Three, we’ll see the Tailfin lure our heroes even deeper into the mystery of Flight 828.”

Of course, the first episode of season 3 is aptly titled “Tailspin.” Is that a hint that the plane dived into the ocean?

Or will the episode and the mystery take us on a whirlwind of a descent?

And while no synopsis is provided for now, there is this photo of Josh Dallas who plays Ben Stone.

MANIFEST — “Tailfin” Episode 301 — Pictured: Josh Dallas as Ben Stone — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/WBTV/NBC)

That’s a very tropical outfit for Ben, wouldn’t you say?

The mystery of the tailfin thickens because since Flight 828 landed five years after it took off from Jamaica, there’s no reason for it to be underwater.

Plus, we saw the plane explode in front of all the passengers when they received a collective “calling.”

There have been several theories about the existence of the tailfin, however. 

There’s a chance that the tailfin could belong to a decoy plane used by the government since we know they’re involved. Could this be what exposes them?

Maybe they wanted people to think that the plane sunk and took the real thing to inspect? But the government wouldn’t be reckless enough to dump the real thing in the ocean, would they?

‘Manifest’ Season 3 Teaser Focuses on Tail Fin in the Water – What Happened to Flight 828?

Users pointed out that when the plane exploded, it didn’t actually show the tailfin getting destroyed, so it’s possible it was dumped into the ocean to destroy evidence.

However, another interesting point is that the tailfin being pulled out of the water and the one from the exploding plane look different. It could be another side of the fin, it could be a filming continuity error, or it might not be the same tailfin at all. 

Personally, I think it looks like it would be from an older model aircraft, so maybe it’s from a plane that crashed prior?

I’m into the theory that it’s from an alternate reality, but the fishermen are fully aware that Flight 828 returned, so we know that this timeline exists alongside the passengers and in the same dimension.  

Rake had this to say about the tailfin if it offers you any insight: “We saw that plane land in New York. We saw that plane blow up on the tarmac at the end of the pilot. So how can a plane have landed and been exploded and then also be found at the bottom of the ocean? Once the entire world finds out about this tailfin, that’s going to re-trigger the global scrutiny and paranoia about Flight 828 and its passengers.” 

Could it be that the passengers aren’t even real? Rake has considered it: “Does this mean that the passengers are not the passengers? And if they’re not the passengers, who are they? That’s going to be a season-long, science-based, science meets mythology investigation. For those who have been feeling that the episodes have become a little science-light or investigation-light, they have a lot of good material coming down the pike.”

Clearly, there’s plenty of avenues for the series to take here. 

Hopefully, the season gives us some answers to the central mystery at the core of NBC’s most thrilling series.

We’ll see you back here on April 1!

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NBC Announces Spring Premiere Dates for ‘Manifest,’ ‘Good Girls,’ and ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’

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NBC Announces Spring Premiere Dates for 'Manifest,' 'Good Girls,' and 'Law & Order: Organized Crime'

Manifest and Good Girls fans, we have the news you’ve been waiting for! 

After months of anticipation, NBC is unveiling its spring schedule. 

Good Girls is set to return for season 4 on Sunday, March 7 at 10/9c. We’ll reunite with Beth, Ruby, and Annie as “the stakes for everyone get higher and higher,” the brand new logline teases. 

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Ellen’s Game of Games will make its official move from Mondays to Sunday on March 7.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist will also return to its former time-slot on Sundays on March 28.

Then, we’ll be welcoming April with Manifest, which returns for season 3 on Thursday, April 1 at 8/7c.

Per the network, Manifest picks up more than a year since the mysterious and puzzling return of Flight 828.

“While the Stone family endeavors to keep their friends safe and make their enemies believe the unbelievable, new challenges will test their trust of the callings and each other. But sticking together is more important than ever, because no matter what happens, it’s all connected,” the description reads. 

‘Manifest’ Season 3 Teaser Focuses on Tail Fin in the Water – What Happened to Flight 828?

The series will be followed by a two-hour Law & Order, which will include the series premiere of the Elliot Stabler-focused spinoff, Law & Order: Organized Crime

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‘Manifest’ Season 3 Teaser Focuses on Tail Fin in the Water – What Happened to Flight 828?

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Manifest Flight 828 Tail Fin Theories

When NBC renewed Manifest for a third season, Manifesters jumped for joy. Celebrations only intensified when it was revealed the season would return as part of NBC’s fall 2020 lineup in September (or late October given COVID delays). 

The trailer released by Manifest hones in on the question we’ve all been asking ourselves for way too long: what happened to the passengers aboard Flight 828?

Pieces of the second season are spliced together to amp up fans, but there’s a huge focus on the specific and major cliffhanger of the fishermen finding the tailfin of the plane in the water. My guess is that tailfin finding is going to propel the series into new and unexpected directions.

Here’s what we know to be certain – Flight 828 landed five years after it took off from Jamaica. Upon landing, it exploded in front of all the passengers. Therefore, it’s very unlikely that there would be a tailfin floating around in the water. 

There’s a chance that the tailfin could belong to a decoy plane used by the government since we know they’re involved. Maybe they wanted people to think that the plane sunk and took the real thing to inspect? But the government wouldn’t be reckless enough to dump the real thing in the ocean, would they?

Users pointed out that when the plane exploded, it didn’t actually show the tailfin getting destroyed, so it could be the real thing. 

However, another interesting point is that the tailfin being pulled out of the water and the one from the exploding plane look different. It could be another side of the fin, it could be a filming continuity error, or it might not be the same tailfin at all. 

Manifest Season 3 Tail Fin Conspiracy

Credit: Manifest/ NBC

There’s a chance it’s from a different plane. Personally, it looks like it would be from an older model aircraft, so maybe it’s from a plane that crashed prior?

Or maybe it’s a plane that the survivors will board to try to defy the death date? 

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The fishermen are fully aware that Flight 828 returned, so we know that this timeline exists alongside the passengers and in the same dimension.  

There’s also the possibility that this is the “silver dragon” from the storm episode, which pointed to the possibility of this mystery happening once before in a “lightning always strikes the same place twice.” Maybe that Calling was showing them that this is where the plane went down — an “X” marks the spot kind of moment. 

Series creator Jeff Rake had this to say about the tail fin, if it offers you any insight: “We saw that plane land in New York. We saw that plane blow up on the tarmac at the end of the pilot. So how can a plane have landed and been exploded and then also be found at the bottom of the ocean? Once the entire world finds out about this tail fin, that’s going to re-trigger the global scrutiny and paranoia about Flight 828 and its passengers.” 

Could it be that the passengers aren’t even real? Rake has considered it: “Does this mean that the passengers are not the passengers? And if they’re not the passengers, who are they? That’s going to be a season-long, science-based, science meets mythology investigation. For those who have been feeling that the episodes have become a little science-light or investigation-light, they have a lot of good material coming down the pike.”

We’ll have to wait a few more months to get to the bottom of this mystery. 

Until then — share your best theories in the comments below! 


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