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Manifest Review – It’s All Connected to the Peacock (2×04)

MANIFEST -- "Black Box" Episode 204 -- Pictured: (l-r) Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone, Alex Morf as Logan Strickland -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

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A life and death situation brought Mic and Zeke together, romantically this time, while another 828’er got the “death date” Calling and failed to make sense of it.

Much of Manifest Season 2 Episode 4 centered around Logan’s bank robbery as the fellow passenger risked his whole life (plus the lives of many others) to desperately get to his father’s safe to retrieve a compass that he believed would keep him safe.

It wasn’t a coincidence that Mic and Zeke both ended up at the bank mere minutes before the robbery as they both shared yet another Calling that brought them there.

However, this was the first time another passenger had a Calling connected to Mic and Zeke’s. While they were told to “bring him back,” TJ saw an emblem of a bug, a bird, a fish, and a tiger that Olive quickly identified as the Grammercy Club, a members-only athletic club in the city

Look at Olive being useful with the Callings!

What does it mean that other passengers are now getting Callings related to the Stone family?

TJ’s Calling was crucial in helping Zeke and Mic thwart the robbery because it led him and Ben to Frank Strickland, Logan’s brother, who was also the only person with the key to the safe coincidentally numbered #6224.

Oh, who am I kidding, there are no coincidences on this show!

Frank was what we’d call a non-believer. He didn’t believe that Logan was really his brother because his brother died in the plane crash and whoever this was had to be some imposter.

It was a lie he was telling himself so that he wouldn’t have to face the terrifying truth that something unexplainable happened to his brother.

Acknowledging that his brother existed also meant acknowledging that the “visions” he was having about a death date are true.

It’s all connected was a Calling early on in Manifest Season 1, and I’m surprised it didn’t come into play here because after Logan got the compass, he handed it over to Mic. Upon closer inspection, she realized there’s a peacock design on the back of it.

As mentioned in my review of Manifest Season 2 Episode 3, there was plenty of mythology that was introduced in Manifest Season 1 that seemed to tease the “death date,” One of those symbols was the peacock, which represents many things including “protection, watchfulness, immortality.” Peacocks can also “absorb energies while protecting those who wear them.”

It’s unclear how this compass is going to come into play or “help them” beat the death date, but there’s no denying that the Callings wanted them to find it.

Mic calls it the “first step in figuring out how we survive,” which also means we’re progressing towards some real answers.

The death date was also brought up to Adrian, the leader of the Church of the Believers, but when Olive mentioned it, he didn’t seem too concerned. Instead, he offered up the usual rhetoric of “if we believe, we’ll be saved again.”

It’s normal, human even, to want to believe in some higher power, but wouldn’t someone want to know why they were saved in the first place? If my return comes with an expiration date, I’d like to know what I was sent back to accomplish in the first place.

Returning from the dead doesn’t just happen on a daily basis, and when it does, it isn’t for no reason.

Some of you have suspected that Adrian is working with the Major, and it would make sense as to why he wouldn’t be concerned. If he is, everything Olive is telling him including the death date reveal is finding its way back to The Major.

TJ also found out about the death date and was not pleased with Ben for keeping him in the dark.

However, Ben never promised to keep TJ informed or tell him the whole truth. He likely didn’t say anything because he’s still not sure what the death date means and didn’t want to alarm a teenager with the fact that he has 5 years left to live.

He probably didn’t want TJ to go off and do something stupid like go to the Church of Believers with Olive.

Olive, whose massive crush on TJ was revealed in flashbacks, thought it was a good idea to take TJ to the church, which will likely mean even more trouble for the passengers.

Also, Olive and TJ may be similar in age now, but if the passengers would have aged normally, then there’d still be a huge age gap between them. It doesn’t seem like that’ll go over well with Ben.

While Ben was off dealing with a Calling, Saanvi and Vance were working The Major.

Well, actually, The Major was working them while they were working her.

But alas, Vance and Saanvi couldn’t pull one over on her because she was one step ahead of them again. She effortlessly picked up on Saanvi’s “lying” tick of playing with an apple during her session.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!


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‘Manifest’ Starts Production – When Will Season 4 Premiere?

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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. 

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“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.

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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. 

It’s unclear when the season will hit Netflix, but it seems like a 2022 premiere could be likely. Dallas also teased: “Coming soon to @netflix#manifest ✈️”

We’ll update this post as we find out more! 

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‘Manifest’ Officially Saved by Netflix For Fourth and Final Season

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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. 

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.”

The cast immediately took to social media to share their excitement!

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. 

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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! 

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Which ‘Manifest’ Character Is Your Soulmate?

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Quiz: 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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