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Manifest Review – Zeke’s Secret Exposed as New Dangers Threaten the Passengers (2×05)

MANIFEST -- "Coordinated Flight" Episode 205 -- Pictured: Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

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The passengers of Flight 828 must look to the future to find answers about the death date Callings and the mystery of what happened to them on the flight.

On Manifest Season 2 Episode 5, pieces of the puzzle began falling into place in exciting and unexpected ways thanks to the peacock symbol, Jared (shocker), and the Church of the Believers. Who knew they would be so key to the storyline?

One major revelation came as Grace explained that she saw the peacock symbol before on a tarot card that a psychic gave Olive about 2 years after the plane’s disappearance.

The card featured the same peacock with the star above it as seen on the compass Mic retrieved on Manifest Season 2 Episode 4, and came with the message: “look to the future, there’s a possibility that everything will turn out well.”

Technically, one could argue that it was referring to their return in the future, but I think this is our first clue into figuring out what happened to Capt. Bill Daly and Fiona when they tried to jump into the future.

You may remember that Daly thought he had figured out what happened to 828 and tried to fly into the storm to jump into 2024, the year of the assumed death date.

Ben assumed Daly failed in his mission and was shot down, but what if he succeeded and has the answers they’re looking for?

What if Daly encouraged the future versions of the passengers to send themselves Callings to prevent the death date?

That kind of knowledge from future Ben and Mic could help them thwart the danger in the present-day and possibly change history.

On my review of Manifest Season 2 Episode 4, I mentioned that I was surprised that the “it’s all connected” Calling wasn’t more prominent, but this episode capitalized on the idea that nothing is coincidental or circumstantial.

Everything that’s happening is due to cause-and-effect that’s directly connected to the reemergence of the plane.

Olive played a more significant role as she was forced to come clean about her involvement in the Church to identify the X’er responsible for terrorizing the Church.

As expected, Ben and Grace didn’t take too kindly to the reveal that she’s a believer.

They understood her desire to get answers and make sense of what happened, but they continue to believe that Adrian is exploiting them and putting a target on their backs.

And while that may be true, Ben is making Adrian seem worse than he really is simply because he has nothing else to latch onto and no one else to blame.

Adrian is fueling the fire unnecessarily, but the X’ers would have hated the “returned” with or without the Church.

Ben’s hatred against Adrian is blinding him to the bigger picture at play here: Adrian isn’t the guy that he needs to save Olive from, Isaiah is.

The subtle reveal that the blindly devoted Isaiah is an X’er posing within the Church was brilliantly executed and kind of creepy.

Isaiah was made out to be a victim throughout the hour, but the glare he gave Adrian towards the end makes it evident he has malicious intent.

It even explains why he didn’t out any of the attackers — it wasn’t his dedication to the Church but rather protecting his own.

Why did he want to get close to Olive, though?

The Callings are useful, but it would be great if they were less cryptic and gave the passengers more to work with.

They waste so much time trying to figure out the meaning behind the Calling which could be used to prevent catastrophes instead.

Isaiah may be dangerous, but so is Simon White. It’s revealed in the final moments that Ben’s new boss and Erika’s husband  (the lady from Grace’s Calling) is the leader of the X’ers, which also explains why he wanted to recruit Ben at the university.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!


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Manifest: Ben Stone Reveals He “Knows” What Happened to Flight 828 in New Trailer

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Manifest Ben Stone reveals he knows what happened to Flight 828

Alright, time to give us the deets, Ben Stone.

In a new trailer hyping the return of Manifest Season 3 on April 1, the patriarch of the family tells former NSA agent Vance that he “knows what happened to Flight 828.”

The trailer then shows Ben getting a reverse-vision (or Calling) of the plane blowing up as it nose dives into the water, which would make sense considering that in the final moments of season 2, fisherman pulled out what seems to be the tail fin of the doomed flight. 

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

His theory: “I think we died on that flight.”

Of course, that raises even more questions than it answers, though the trailer promises to “reveal the truth.”

If they died, how are did they return five years later? Where did they go for those five years?

Are the Callings premonitions or memories and flashbacks? Is their time on back limited by a “death date” that we thought was avoidable?

Let’s hope TV’s biggest mystery answers our burning questions… but until then, re-watch this promo over and over as you try to drum up your own theory that would make Ben proud! 

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

Interview: Jack Messina Talks All Things ‘Manifest’ Including Bromance with Zeke and Season 3

 
 


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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

Interview: Jack Messina Talks All Things ‘Manifest’ Including Bromance with Zeke and Season 3


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