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Manifest Review – The Major’s Identity Revealed, But We Already Knew It… (2×03)

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Saanvi did not come to play on Manifest Season 2 Episode 3, but most importantly, she did not let us down either.

Admittedly, my confidence in Saanvi waned a bit after Ben told her the truth about the mole and Vance.

Saanvi’s mental health was in a fragile space because of possibly repressed feelings for Ben and her inability to cope with her failed relationship with Alex, so there was concern that she would blab all about Ben’s betrayal to her therapist (who we’re aware is the Major).

Instead, Saanvi was able to accomplish more in one episode than Ben and Mic have for the entire series.

I always knew there was a reason I liked her the best. This is an official call to give Saanvi more screentime.

After spending half of the episode lying to Saanvi and hoping she’d set the bait for the mole, Ben couldn’t betray her trust any longer and came clean. It was for the best — he’s a terrible liar.

There are moments when Ben impresses with his smarts but this wasn’t one of those moments.

If Ben was going to disclose *top secret* information to Saanvi, he should have at least gone somewhere secluded rather than telling her in the middle of her lab where there’s a huge chance the mole set up cameras, listening, devices, etc.

She even had her phone on her, which we know for a fact is easily tapped into by government agencies.

Oh, Ben.

The moment Saanvi found out that there was a mole in her presence, she became skeptical of everyone including Troy. (Same, girl, same!)

However, I think she always had a hunch that her psychologist was playing her. Otherwise, how would she have figured it out so quickly?

Saanvi brilliantly laid the breadcrumbs by telling the psychologist about her latest “breakthrough,” subtly mentioning that her findings were located in the fridge inside her office.

The Major took the bait, which was a tad bit surprising considering how high she ranks and how manipulative she’s been made out to be. Clearly, the audience wasn’t the only one who underestimated Saanvi’s abilities.

Saanvi was able to execute her plan perfectly because of the trust she’d built up throughout her sessions.

Her plan allowed Ben and Vance to confirm The Major’s identity and now, they’re going to “turn the tables.”

It’s unclear what they have in mind, but now that they’re on equal footing with The Major, they’re able to feed her fake information and watch what she does with it.

We’re now in the third episode of the season and sadly, the answers that we’ve all been patiently waiting for aren’t manifesting.

Figuring out The Major’s identity was a huge breakthrough for the characters, but it’s something we already knew, so the big reveal loses that heroic momentum.

It’s an issue Manifest continues to run into as they’re carefully planned “oh my god moments” fall flat because they’ve been established to audiences before being revealed to the characters.

There’s also the issue of the mystery being too convoluted with so many moving parts that it’s become hard to keep track of what’s really happening.

Along with The Major drama, Saanvi’s past was touched upon briefly, specifically, her ex Alex, the man who never made their trip to Jamaica. Lucky dude, right?

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!


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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. 

Will ‘Manifest’ Get a Season 4 After All?

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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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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Will ‘Manifest’ Be Renewed on August 28?

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Manifest month is officially upon us, but will it bring the good news that we’re all expecting/ hoping for?

Jeff Rake was eager to remind fans about the exciting month on Twitter, which was also accompanied by a countdown to 828.

“26 days until 828. Happy Manifest Month,” he wrote. 

While the tweet seems innocent enough, many fans assumed the showrunner was hinting at the possibility of a renewal being announced on 8/28 (August 28). 

The newfound hope comes as things are looking up for the recently-canceled drama.

Fans (including big household names like Stephen King and Kourtney Kardashian) rallied to save the plane drama after it was canceled at NBC after just three seasons. 

The third season finale left audiences hanging with several major cliffhangers. 

To add salt to the wound, Netflix passed on the opportunity to pick the series up for another season. 

The streaming giant likely should’ve waited to see how the first two seasons of the series would perform on its platform before making any decisions. 

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If they had a Calling informing them that the series would stay in the Top 10 for several weeks, they would’ve likely picked up the series. 

With everyone boarding the Manifest train, renewal talks amongst the networks have been restarted.

Rake has been communicating and connecting with fans, old and new, on social media via the #SaveManifest movement. 

At the end of July, the series creator seemed pretty confident that some form of closure — whether it be a fourth and final season or TV movie — was imminent.

Tweeting “if/when the good news comes” means that Rake is likely aware that something big is in the works if all the cards fall into place. 

Since “it’s all connected” on the series, August 28 quite literally lends itself to a brilliant PR/marketing move.

As one Redditor noted, “if this isn’t how we find out then we have a major missed opportunity on our hands.”

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While that means we have to wait just a smidge longer for the news, it’ll be all worth it in the end if it means we finally get some much-needed answers.

Your move, NBC or Netflix. Or maybe Roku, the service in talks to give Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist another chance! 

 


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