Visions come to life for a few members of Flight 828.
Saanvi and Michaela both experienced symptoms resulting from their mysterious flight when they began seeing a woman set in stone appearing as if lifelike right before them.
Understandably, Saanvi immediately assumed she was going insane and consulted a top neurosurgeon while Michaela, who had a few “calling” experiences prior to this assumed this was just another sign that would help her crack a mystery.
When the voice popped up and insisted “help him” during a stakeout, Michaela ordered Vasquez to botch an undercover investigation to save an agent.
Michaela was right about the vision urging her to do something, however, she went in to save the wrong man.
Vasquez took the fall which, in all honesty, was the right call because he asked to be in this situation with Michaela by giving her other partner tickets to a game so he could take the day off.
As I said in my Manifest review from last week, Vasquez is playing with fire. Michaela is no longer his responsibility yet he still wants to offer assistance and figure out what’s wrong with her.
Michalea obviously has every right to be upset that he forced her into a situation where she had to spend six hours with him.
This isn’t your place anymore, dude.
They stare at each with such lingering in their eyes, it’s only a matter of time before they cross that line. For Michaela, it’s not what she would want to do given her path of redemption.
Saanvi’s medical avenue revealed that her brain, which she told the doctor was her patient’s scan, was experiencing signs of schizophrenia.
This is the second diagnosis that’s worrisome in regards to all the members of the mysterious flight. Her first diagnosis was that there were markers in their bloodwork that would suggest they all suffered a stroke.
A stroke and schizophrenia? Are they going to just keep getting worse? It seems that there shouldn’t be a medical explanation for it yet their symptoms are mimicking ones that are either impossible or insane.
Saanvi and Michael’s abnormal hallucinations led them to Thomas, a stowaway on the flight that was harbored by the head flight attendant.
When the plane landed, Thomas escaped and ended up in the psych ward at Saanvi’s hospital because as you’d imagine, he didn’t take the fact that they were missing for 5 years very well.
The flight attendant said Thomas left Jamaica in fear for his life because as a gay man, he became a target.
Naturally, the government wanted to get their hands on Thomas because he’s the perfect guinea pig: he has no family which means no one is looking for him and there’s no record of him on the flight.
The visions led Saanvi and Michaela to Thomas’ side, however, by the time they were able to forge discharge papers, Thomas has already escaped.
They found him by a fountain with a statue of that same stone woman with wings sitting atop.
Is it too easy? Are the signs leading the survivors to certain people and events a little too cliched?
Up until now, there was an element of mystery looming but these visions made me a little skeptical that there is a logical outcome to all of this.
Ben spent most of his time trying to make up for all the things he’d missed.
He was feeling a little un-important and it’s no surprise since both his wife and daughter moved on and found a way to live without relying on him.
It’s especially difficult because he’s not well-versed in Olive. He remembers they used to have a great bond when she was a little girl but since then, nothing. He wasn’t there for her and he’s not able to connect with her the way he used to. He’s no longer her hero.
They were thrilled with his return but they didn’t actually need him for anything. And as we all know, feeling like you’re not needed is the worst feeling.
He set his sights on trying to figure out how to pay back the half a million dollar life insurance because that’s how petty the insurance company is.
I guess they should have prepared for it because if someone that they paid for ends up not dead, the money needs to be handed back.
Grace, however, spent all the money paying off the mortgage, loans and used the remaining to open up her business.
It’s an impossible situation to be left in so Ben is very understanding for a husband who just found out he’s in major debt and can’t get a job.
While he’s brainstorming in the basement, he stumbles upon a box filled with pictures of Danny and Grace.
It hurts, but not as much as it hurts when he goes to pick up Olive from the store and finds out she’s been picked up for shoplifting.
Even worse, instead of calling for him, she called for Danny and his first meeting with his wife’s lover is really uncomfortable.
Olive begs her father not to tell her mother anything and he agrees, but of course, Grace finds out because Danny tells her.
Addressing the elephant in the room was long overdue for Grace and Ben and finally, Ben admitted that maybe he shouldn’t try to change what they are used to. Maybe it wasn’t fair for him to ask either of them to give this man, who filled a major void and took care of his family, up.
Again, this is what I said in last week’s review — we can’t write off Danny simply because he filled a father figure for a family who lost their father.
In fact, Ben should be thankful that Danny sacrificed so much and took care of his girls and even continues to take care of them now.
And with Ben calling Grace out on it, maybe she’ll make the right choice and follow her heart to Danny making room for Ben to forge a relationship with Saanvi. It’s almost inevitable at this point.
Though a lot happened in this episode, nothing was really resolved. We aren’t any closer to figuring out what is happening to the passengers medically, we don’t know what the NSA knows, we haven’t made any steps in Ben’s relationship, we haven’t actually met Danny, and we don’t know what’s happening between Vasquez and Michaela except for the fact that she got him suspended.
Let’s pick up the pace Manifest or you’re going to lose viewers!
Will ‘Manifest’ Get a Season 4 After All?
Merely weeks after the devastating cancellation of NBC’s Manifest, TVLine confirms that the network has been in talks with Warner Bros. and Netflix about a possible Season 4. However, reps for NBC, Netflix, and Warner Bros. have refused to comment for now.
Following the news of the supernatural drama’s abrupt ending in mid-June, fans took to social media with the hashtag #SaveManifest in hopes of reversing the decision and getting it picked up by another network.
After the release of the first two seasons on streaming services, the series quickly dominated the charts. It remained on Netflix’s “Top 10” watched shows for 27 consecutive days and Nielsen’s weekly streaming chart during the week of June 14.
Jeff Rake, Manifest’s showrunner, tweeted in late June, “Your support is awe-inspiring…we’re not giving up. You deserve an end to the story.”
While Rake has not confirmed that another season is officially happening, he did note: “Lots of speculation out there. No comment. Other than, if the impossible happens and the dead rise again, it’s because of YOU.”
Lots of speculation out there. No comment. Other than, if the impossible happens and the dead rise again, it’s because of YOU.#SaveManifest
— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) July 20, 2021
Whatever it takes, Rake will even choose to produce a two-hour movie to bring closure to Manifest.
So Manifesters, you’ve been heard, and you can only get louder from here! Will the answers you’ve been waiting for resurface in a possible Season 4 pick-up? Will 828 fly again?
Manifest: 11 Questions We Need Answered
When NBC canceled Manifest, audiences rebelled. And rightfully so.
A cancelation meant that after years and time invested in the series, we’ll never find out what happened to Flight 828, which is unacceptable.
Manifest has one of the most dedicated and loyal fandoms. After every episode, fans took to Reddit and various forums in hopes of figuring out TV’s biggest mystery.
And that was even more true after the Manifest Season 3 finale as it left audiences hanging with several major cliffhangers!
This tweet below sums up my feelings in the most accurate way — apologies for the profanity.
fuck a break up, did your fav show end up with a cliffhanger at the end of the season and then get cancelled
— sam (@eranaisperfect) May 22, 2021
The series was mapped out to span six seasons, so naturally, ending it after season 3 leaves us with plenty of unanswered questions.
Showrunner Jeff Rake has been very active and vocal on Twitter as he encourages fans to keep the faith and remain optimistic.
He’s determined to give fans a proper ending — the ending we deserve.
“We’re trying to find a way to conclude the series. Could take a week, a month, a year. But we’re not giving up. You deserve an end to the story. Keep the conversation alive. If it works out, it’s because of YOU,” he tweeted to Manifesters from all over the world.
Fingers-crossed that NBC greenlights a finale movie, Hulu makes an offer for additional seasons, or Netflix reconsiders their decision and renews the show (after all, it’s still trending in the #1 spot weeks after its debut on the streamer!)
Here are the most pressing questions that need to be resolved!
1. What Happened to Flight 828
I mean… duh. The disappearance of Flight 828 and its return five years later is the overarching mystery. The plane mysteriously vanished leaving Jamaica to New York and landed five-and-a-half years later after all the passengers were presumed dead. Where did they go? Why didn’t any time pass in their reality? I can’t go on not knowing what happened to the plane or what caused it. If I don’t get an answer, it’s going to haunt me for the rest of my life.
2. What Are The Callings?
The Callings are warnings or puzzles that need to be solved, but what triggers them? Why doesn’t everyone get the Callings? What is their purpose? Are the passengers supposed to follow the Callings to become better people or find redemption?
One Redditor went to extreme lengths to figure it all out and suggested that the Callings were a result of a shared consciousness. In his Reddit essay (which is a well thought out 46 pages), he suggests: “And the visions, sounds and feelings the characters are having are a metaphysical collateral damage from sharing the same mind? The Callings are scattered impressions and manifestations from memories of the lives of everyone affected, off the responsibility of adapting to chronological order.”
It sounds like the most reasonable explanation I’ve heard, but it’s so complex that I’d really just rather see it pan out on screen in order to get some closure.
3. Why Is Cal an Adult?
In the last few episodes of season 3, Cal tells Grace that he’ll see her again and disappears within the walls of Eureka. The Stone’s + Saanvi get a joint Calling where they see Cal back on Flight 828. He informs them that he won’t be coming back just yet. We then see him standing over Grace as she’s taking her last breaths, but this time, he’s no longer a child. Cal appears as an adult… but why? Is this Cal from the future? Is this Cal if he never disappeared on Flight 828?
4. What Does He Have To Do?
Cal tells his dying mother that “he knows what he has to do now,” which is truly vague. What does he have to do? Does he want to go back in time and prevent the flight from ever taking off? Is that what happened to him? Can he somehow undo all the damage that’s been done?
5. Did He Survive His Death Date?
Cal is presumably his normal age now (the age he would’ve been if Flight 828 never disappeared), so if he traveled back in time, it likely means that he beat the Death Date. Does that mean everyone else in the Lifeboat also survived? Or did wherever he go preserve him? Could this be a Cal from a different reality? Or is this a hallucination? So many questions.
6. Is Grace Alive?
The general rule on television is that if you don’t see a body, you shouldn’t write that character out. And that’s especially true for a series that centers around a group of resurrected people who were once presumed dead. What if Grace returns with her own Death Date just like the passengers, meth heads, and Zeke did?
Also, Cal didn’t seem to be too worried about saving his mother, so maybe he knows that in the future she survives? Or that she wasn’t going to die? Or maybe he’s the one that stabbed her because he knew it had to be done! I mean, why else was he there and how did he get in? Or was he a hallucination?
7. What Does Angelina Want With Baby Eden?
For starters, Angelina stabbed (we think), stole, and baptized baby Eden. It’s unclear what she plans to do with her, but the fact that she thinks this child is her guardian angel is concerning. She’s gone to great lengths — and done some unforgivable things, which will likely sink the Life Boat — in order to be with that baby. But why? Why is Angelina drawn to the child? Why is she under the impression that she’s following God’s will?
What is Baby Eden’s purpose? I’m convinced she’s playing some kind of role in saving Earth from the apocalypse as she’s a child of the returned.
Some have hypothesized that Eden is evil, while others believe there’s an alternate timeline where Angelina is Eden’s mother. I honestly don’t know what to believe, but I’d love a chance to find out.
8. Where Did Captain Daly Go? And the Plane?
Captain Daly was clued into dark lightning and electrical storms way before Ben and Saanvi, which is why the government tried to get rid of him. He was so desperate to make his point that he kidnapped Fiona and flew them directly into an electrical storm. Ben didn’t believe him at first, but when they disappeared from the radar, it either meant that the rogue plane had been neutralized (though there were no signs of debris, explosion, or anything) or that maybe Daly was onto something.
While we first expected to see Daly in 2024 (the Death Date), in the final moments of the third season, Daly reappeared in the cockpit of the salvaged 828 in Eureka. His return was likely triggered by another electrical storm. Unfortunately, he was only back for a few seconds to yell “help me” before vanishing with the whole reconstructed plane.
It’s important to note that he was once again in the cockpit and wearing his uniform, which isn’t what he had on when he vanished with Fiona. Was this a different Captain Daly… possibly the one from the original flight?
Why did he need help? Why did the plane vanish with him? And where did he go again?
9. Where Was Fiona?
Most importantly… where was Fiona? Why didn’t she return with him? Did they make it to 2024 to help the passengers beat the Death Date? Is her expertise in neural psychology how they’re all getting these Callings?
When asked about where Fiona and Daly have been for the year and a half, Rake told TV Insider: “Captain Daly has been exactly where Cal was from the end of Episode 312 when he disappears to when he returns right there at the very end of the season finale. What that place is I’m gonna let Cal speak to that when we come back in Season 4. I’m going to let Ben chew on that and use that information to try to navigate where to go forward.”
10. Zeke or Jared?
Jared’s in love with Mic — he always has been and he always will be. He’s finally coming to terms with that, and while telling Mic that he thought “Zeke would be dead” was rude, he was simply caught up in the moment.
Zeke is an empath who has developed an intuition that allows him to feel the emotions of others, so he knows with certainty that Mic is conflicted. When he tells her that they have to “talk” in the finale, it seems like he might be taking a step back in order to allow Mic to figure out what her heart truly wants.
Mic has had a hard time letting go of the past and living in the present, and with the Death Date looming large, she’s going to have to get really honest about what she really wants out of the time she has left.
The audience also wants to know her decision. Will she stay married to Zeke? Will she return to Jared? This love triangle needs to be resolved!
11. What’s With The Major’s Daughter?
There has to be more than meets the eye when it comes to Sarah. I don’t believe that her relationship with Jared was innocent.
As Mic pointed out, he could’ve dated anyone, and yet, Sarah made her move on him almost immediately after he told her his mom was dead. She also seemed way too chill to find out the truth about her mom!
Is she going to come after Saanvi after seeing the tapes in her mother’s box? Did her mother put her up to this? I can’t be the only one who thinks that The Major is still alive and gearing up for a comeback. Maybe she’s the person above Vance that’s pulling all the strings! Or maybe she has a death date of her own!
There are definitely more than 11 questions within this post, so the point is, we need answers, and we’re not going to stop looking for them!
What are your thoughts? Read all our reviews right here!
Netflix Passes on Renewing Canceled NBC Drama ‘Manifest’
Manifest will not fly again.
The plane drama was abruptly canceled after three seasons leaving fans with absolutely no answers as to what led to the disappearance of Flight 828.
It’s a surprising move considering the series has been steadily holding at #1 after being added to Netflix.
Fans also rallied on social media with the #SaveManifest campaign, but sadly, all efforts were unsuccessful.
Sources say that since Netflix opted to pass on saving the drama, Warner Bros. Television, the studio responsible for the series, has concluded efforts to rehome it as it’s reportedly too complicated with rights and cast contracts.
For now, reps for Netflix and WBTV declined to comment.
However, it seems to be a done deal as series creator Jeff Rake seemed to confirm the solemn news tweeting: “Manifest Gratitude, Final Edition Thank YOU, our fans. You became the Manifesters at Comic-Con 2018. Ever since, you’ve watched religiously, parsed every word, cried a lot, laughed a little, puzzle-solved, and never, ever, wavered in your support. I’ll never forget it.”
The third season ended early this month with several cliffhangers, which makes this cancellation and failed rescue mission all the more heartbreaking.
It’s unclear if NBC is totally against giving the series a wrap-up movie as it did with Timeless, but man, don’t fans deserve closure?
The series was initially pitched as a six-season drama, which means there’s plenty more story to tell.
Even Rake agreed that fans deserve answers. After all, we didn’t spend three years of our lives tuning in weekly to find out what happened to the plane just to be left hanging.
We all know what happens to those who ignore Callings — it’s not good.
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