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

MANIFEST -- "False Horizon" Episode 203 -- Pictured: (l-r) Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone, J.R. Ramirez as Jared Vasquez -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

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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?

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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.

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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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Manifest Review – Volcanoes and Earthquakes (3×10)

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Manifest Review Compass Calibration Season 3 Episode 10

The volcanos and earthquakes were both physical and emotional on Manifest Season 3 Episode 10 as everyone stood on shaky ground. 

As Vance said, we’re getting closer to figuring out what happened to 828, but the answers won’t be coming from a lab. 

And it doesn’t seem like we should be trusting the science either. 

The mystery is so much bigger than science, which is what Saanvi figured out when she realized that both events — the tremor and the earthquake — all happened as they were running their experiments. 

When Vance ignored her pleas to stop the testing, she took matters into her own hands. 

Saanvi went against the science and the need for answers to follow a gut feeling. 

Manifest Review Compass Calibration Season 3 Episode 10

MANIFEST — “Compass Calibration” Episode 310 — Pictured: Josh Dallas as Ben Stone — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

The girl doesn’t even get Callings and yet, she still somehow knew what to do. 

But why did the piece of Noah’s Ark close the fissure? Is it just honing in on the fact that it’s all connected?

I can’t imagine the NSA or the Vatican are going to be too happy with her, but at least she’s doing what needs to be done instead of becoming some corporate machine. 

This is the start of her path to redemption.

Unfortunately, this also means we won’t be getting any answers about how the piece of the Ark was able to disappear and reappear. 

It was also interesting that the epicenter of the fissure was smack dab in the middle of three miracles — Zeke’s cave, the methhead’s lake, and Griffith’s river. 

Read the full review at TV Fanatic now! 


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