It's Right in Front of Us
Here's where it gets fun! Remember how some fans theorized about the mythology playing into the mystery? Well, they were onto something. The moment Ben realized that their return came with an expiration date, Olive realized that the date has been right in front of them this whole time. The peacock represented June, the Gemini twins the number 2, and Cal's dragon represented 2024, the year of the dragon in the Chinese New Year. Thankfully, they figured it out while they still have some time left. But are they really going to die?
Like I stated above, we may have more answers surrounding this mystery, but I still cannot crack the why. Why are these passengers and other random folks coming back? Why are they getting a second chance at life? And why are they experiencing callings that somehow connect them all? And how is all of this possible?
As we venture into Manifest Season 2, the passengers of the doomed flight now know that their time is limited. My guess is that they are going to want to figure out how to stay alive. Can they beat this? Is there a workaround? Or are they just supposed to accept their fate? How will knowing the future affect their actions and decisions going forward? And what will happen in 2024? Will they all just disappear? If they are supposed to die in the same way they were originally meant to, what does that mean for them?
I knew Saanvi's PTSD storyline was going to play a major role in the series, but man, I did not see that coming. You can't trust anyone lurking around the hospital these days, but I will admit, Troy had the most impeccable timing when it came to catching Saanvi at her weakest moments! The Major has weaseled her way into Saanvi's life by being her therapist. It's brilliant if you think about it. Saanvi is going to trust her, open up and essentially give her all the answers about Flight 828, Cal and the callings! You guys, I like Saanvi a lot so hopefully, she survives this next ambush. Poor girl.
Baby on Board
Honestly, the last thing the Stone family needs is a pregnancy but that didn't stop Grace at all. If you wanted any more reasons to hate Grace, well, here's the millionth one. As Ben found out about his death date, Grace decided to just dump everything on him at once by throwing in her pregnancy news. And if that wasn't bad enough, she then told him it may not be his child. Grace is about six weeks along which means there's a 50% chance the child is Ben's and 50% it's Danny's. Remember Danny? The man that Grace was in love with and then just kicked to the curb? I seriously just have no words. Now that she knows Ben isn't going to live forever, will she rekindle her romance with Danny?
Jamaica's a Snooze
Why was that scene in Jamaica so pointless? You're telling me they rounded up the whole cast on the beach just to give us a short scene that did nothing in terms of the bigger picture? Even Mic's moment with her mother felt odd though it was supposed to be a smooth gateway for Mic to help Zeke and his mother patch up their relationship. I'm just upset that Jamaica didn't foreshadow anything or provide any clues about what was to come.