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Manifest Double Episode Review – How Is Noah’s Ark Connected to Flight 828? (3×07 & 3×08)

MANIFEST -- "Precious Cargo" Episode 307 -- Pictured: Josh Dallas as Ben Stone -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

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With another double-header, Manifest Season 3 Episode 7 and Manifest Season 3 Episode 8 erupted with a few answers about the miraculous return of Flight 828. 

For starters, it’s on its way to being declared an official miracle just like Noah’s Ark, which begs the question: are the passenger’s saints or angels? Is that why they’re glowing?

The series has always had religious undertones, but connecting it to the vessel that saved Noah, his family, and his animals takes it to a whole other level. 

Though, I guess it does explain all the guest appearances from the peacock.

The revelations started when Saanvi realized that the passengers and the recently deceased Meth Heads shared the same DNA anomaly of sapphire.

This led to the delivery of driftwood from the Vatican (the place that has the power to declare miracles). The driftwood was described as the only specimen on the planet coated with the same sapphire compound.

And it’s location led Saanvi to discover that it was likely a piece from Noah’s Ark.

Now, I’m not going to pretend that I understand why Flight 828 and Noah’s Ark are connected (and if you do, let me know in the comments), but the fact that Ben spent much of the episodes preserving their “lifeboat” — preventing passengers from doing something that would result in all of their deaths — wasn’t lost on me.

Manifest Review Precious Cargo and Destination Unknown Season 3 Episode 7 and Episode 8

MANIFEST — “Precious Cargo” Episode 307 — Pictured: (l-r) Ellen Tamaki as Drea Mikami, Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

I also looked into the meaning of sapphire in the bible and found that it was once believed that the stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were inscribed were made from sapphire. 

Do with that what you will, my friends.

Maybe Ben is about to issue commandments to all of the 187 passengers?

Micromanaging so many people into diligently following the Callings and behaving appropriately sounds like a tall, impossible order. 

Ben is up for the challenge, but it doesn’t seem like the rest of the passengers are all too eager for him to be their “shepherd.”

That reference wasn’t lost on me either. 

Of course, there’s also a scientific aspect to what happened to Flight 828 as both the driftwood and the tailfin were triggered by a seismic event, which Saanvi notes was caused by a dormant volcano that wasn’t registered in any databases. 

It’s described as invisible just like the lightning that Captain Daly believed struck the plane. 

All I know is, I’m glad they’re addressing Daly and Fiona because it means that we’ll eventually get some answers as to what happened there. 

Initially, I thought that maybe Flight 828 flew over Mount Arat on its way from Jamaica to New York, but the flight plan wouldn’t track.

So, maybe the lightning — which we also saw with Al Zuras — is responsible for the volcanos?

Again, please let me know if I’m totally off base here! 

Explosions and fire aren’t new for the series as Ben and some of the other passengers continue to have visions of Flight 828 exploding. 

And I’m going to go on a limb and say that the fire in the Calling that led Mick and Ben to Rachel and Hannah wasn’t a coincidence either. 

The volcano is the new peacock! 

Read the full review at TV Fanatic! 


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‘Manifest’ Canceled At NBC After 3 Seasons

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Flight 828 has been grounded. 

NBC canceled supernatural/sci-fi/plane drama Manifest after three seasons. 

After the cancellation, showrunner Jeff Rake revealed he hopes that the series gets picked up by another outlet or streaming service. 

“My dear Manifesters, I’m devastated by NBC’s decision to cancel us,” Rake posted on Twitter late Monday night. “That we’ve been shut down in the middle [of a planned six-season run] is a gut punch to say the least. Hoping to find a new home. You the fans deserve an ending to your story. Thanks for the love shown to me, cast, and crew. #savemanifest”

Many “828ers” might be hoping for the same if they want to find out what finally happened when the flight disappeared and reappeared five years later. 

*** Spoilers Ahead *** 

The third season wrapped up early this week and left fans with several cliffhangers: Grace died, Angelina kidnapped baby Eden, Cal returned as a teenager, and Captain Daly returned but only briefly before disappearing with the remnants of the flight that was being rebuilt in Eureka. Read our full review HERE! 

Manifest’s ratings weren’t overly impressive. According to TVLine, the season averaged a little more than 3 million viewers weekly, which was down 21 and 31% from season 2. 

The problem with broadcast television is that they are so quick to drop shows without giving them a proper conclusion.

Fans deserve better, especially if they’ve been following TV’s biggest mystery for three full seasons. 

Manifest is seeing a lot of buzz following its addition to Netflix, so maybe the streamer will be convinced to give it one more go? 

And if no streaming service picks up the remaining seasons of the Warner Bros. production, maybe NBC will see how passionate the fanbase is and agree to a two-hour movie to wrap things up as they did with Timeless?

Please, don’t leave fans hanging! #SaveManifest 

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Manifest Season Finale – [SPOILER] Dies (3×12 and 3×13)

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Manifest Season Finale Review Mayday Part 1 and 2 Season 3 Episode 12 and 13

Can someone please explain what just happened?

A rollercoaster of emotions was experienced on Manifest Season 3 Episode 12 and Manifest Season 3 Episode 13

This is the only show where so much can happen and yet, we get absolutely no clear answers.

I knew I shouldn’t have believed them when they said we would find out what happened to Flight 828, but still, I watched week after week hoping for something . . . anything. 

Instead, I was left with more questions. 

NBC needs to renew the show now because the finale lefts us on several massive cliffhangers. And I don’t want to see the fandom’s reaction if those questions go unanswered! 

Though I’m struggling to wrap my head around what happened, there’s no doubt about it — time-travel is definitely involved!

There’s also a possibility that alternate dimensions also exist.

Those final moments of the two-hour finale kept me on the edge of my seat. 

After Ben and Saanvi cruised into the middle of an electrical storm and dumped the tail fin, it disappeared without a trace. 

However, it didn’t bring Cal back as they assumed it would. 

Instead, they got a Calling, though this time, a very realistic one, which included Saanvi. Her Callings are back, and I’m thrilled that she’s part of the action again. 

Cal was also there, but he was simply passing by and wouldn’t say more than that. 

Manifest Season Finale Review Mayday Part 1 and 2 Season 3 Episode 12 and 13

MANIFEST — “MAYDAY PART: 1” Episode 312 — Pictured: Jack Messina as Cal Stone — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Brothers)

Honestly, why is it so hard for these people to just say what they mean? We don’t have to speak in riddles. It would be so much easier if Cal would just come out and say what was about to happen. 

Maybe then Grace would still be alive.

As things stand, Grace was left bleeding out on the ground after Angelina stabbed her. Can you believe she actually stabbed her?

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

When Grace saw Angelina, she went into momma bear mode and died protecting Eden.  

Angelina is still on the kick that Eden is her guardian angel, and she took it even further by baptizing her. It was all so weird. 

The fact that Eden saw fire when she looked an Angelina leads me to my initial theory that Angelina is the devil or a symbol of evil.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic! 


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Manifest Review – Everyone Turns on the Passengers (3×11)

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Manifest Review Duty Free Season 3 Episode 11

All eyes are on the passengers of Flight 828 on Manifest Season 3 Episode 11. 

As the series propels towards a season finale, the stakes are being raised for the passengers, who are informed that they are being targeted by various governments all around the world. 

But it’s unclear what has triggered, or re-triggered, this sudden interest in the 828ers. 

There was a time when every little thing they did was publicized and dissected, but that hasn’t really been the case as of late. 

It’s possible that the resurgence of the tail fin and Ben’s arrest may have thrust them back into the spotlight, but even then, why is it a global initiative to take them down?

I can’t help but think that somehow The Major is behind this. 

If you think about it, everything started when/because Saanvi killed her. That one action triggered the reappearance of the tail fin, which led to the experiments at Eureka, and thus, the natural disasters as a result of those experiments. 

We know it’s all connected, so I’m taking this as a sign that The Major is somehow involved in the government’s newfound interest in the passengers.

Since Vance, the head of the NSA, wasn’t even able to get Ben out of prison, there has to be a higher player in power. 

Considering the show’s use of biblical references, it almost feels similar to when everyone betrayed and turned their backs on Jesus. It’s a classic case of “fear what you don’t understand.”

Manifest Review Duty Free Season 3 Episode 11

MANIFEST — “Duty Free” Episode 311 — Pictured: (l-r) Josh Dallas as Ben Stone, Daryl Edwards as Robert Vance — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

It’s so serious that the government in Singapore even executed a passenger.

All of their crimes are being exaggerated in order to keep them locked up, which is making it much harder for them to follow the Callings and protect their lifeboat. 

Ben made the mistake of adopting the “at all costs” mindset, which cost him his freedom. 

After the clearly biased judge explained that she wasn’t going to go easy on him because he was a passenger, he pleads not guilty and his bail was set at half a million making his release almost impossible.

Grace managed to pay it off, but even after being put on house arrested, Ben still wanted to beak out and do everything in his power to save the lifeboat.

Ben never learns. 

Is it possible that by being so reckless and careless, he’s the one actually sinking it?

While it’s understandable that he’s feeling the pressure of doomsday and wants to do anything he can to save himself and his loved ones, he needs to be realistic in what he’s able to accomplish. 

It’s not going to help anyone if he’s behind bars again. 

Maybe Ben needs to learn that it isn’t him against the world. He can and should count on the other passengers including Mick and Cal because they’re all in this together. 

Ben continues to think of Cal as a child, but that’s ignorant considering Cal has been at the center of it all for years. He was forced to grow up and deal with the Callings, so why is he being brushed off now?

Read the review now at TV Fanatic! 


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