Manifest Unmasked: How Does Zeke's Backstory Connect to Flight 828?

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7. Hotheaded Ben

Hotheaded Ben
Oh, Ben. You just couldn't leave it alone, could you? For the most part, Ben's decisions are rational because he's got a good head on his shoulders. But when it comes to his family, there's nothing he won't do to protect them. And that's precisely what got him into trouble. Ben played right into Cody's hands by going to his shop and threatening him during a Facebook Live. Did Ben not see the cameras? Could he not trust the police just this once? He unwillingly proved the theory that the passengers of Flight 828 are a dangerous threat! Not a good look.

8. The Reconciliation

The Reconciliation
I am not here for Ben and Grace's kiss-and-make-up moment, as I'm sure plenty of you aren't. Grace doesn't just get to decide when she loves and doesn't love Ben. She's been unbearable, cold-hearted, and judgmental this whole time, but none of that matters now because she's in on the callings. Please. Taking some time apart was the best thing for them and they should have continued it. Plus, Ben was a little too curious about Saanvi's love life leading me to believe that something will happen between them especially now that she's also become a target. Honestly, Saanvi is the brains behind their operation -- they shouldn't leave her unprotected like that.

9. Where Were We?

Where Were We?
Zeke is asking all the hard-hitting questions: 'are we dead' and 'where were we.' Honestly, both are valid questions because I too want to know where they were during that five-year and one-year gap. The passengers clearly don't remember anything nor do they feel any time has passed, but Earth is telling a different story. Which leads us to the ultimate question: what happened to them while they were 'away.'

10. The Callings

The Callings
Contrary to what we were led to believe, people don't die because they find out about the callings. Grace assumes she's going to test the theory, but Olive admits she's known about them for weeks now and she's doing just fine. It's safe to say that whatever is causing the callings doesn't care if anyone knows about them. I'm glad the whole family has been looped in because it will elimate clumsy errors like Grace calling the cops during Cal's disappearance. They can all actively work to protect Cal and stop the Major! Nothing better than a family effort to protect your son from a possible government conspiracy!

11. In Closing...

In Closing...
We know a lot, but we really don't know much at all. That defeat Ben felt when all he could do was wash the X off the door is kind of how I felt after this episode. There are so many tidbits of information floating around but nothing is tying them together. We know that no time has passed since the passengers went missing in their timeline, we know that there are callings, which Cal is most sensitive to.

We know a woman named the Major is after all of them, and that she was conducting experiments on some of the patients. We know that there is at least one other person, Zeke, who has experienced this phenomenon. We know that an electrical storm is at the center of both occurrences. And we know that there Flight 828 haters and worshippers. And we know that there's a guy running a podcast who is also trying to figure this out. So, what are your theories? Share your best guesses with me!

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