In a flashback, Fiona Clarke helps Kelly Taylor place her carry-on in an overhead bin. Suspicious about Unified Dynamic Systems in the present while a released Cal senses that Marko is getting worse, Ben takes a low-level accounting job at J.P. Williamson where he finds information about Fiona Clarke. Still navigating her guilt over Evie's death, Michaela visits Glen and Beverly where the latter's dementia has gotten worse. She and Jared later respond to a crime scene at a barbershop where a man named Carlos mentions about how his uncle was shot by a robber as he is reluctant to ID the culprit that matched the description. Olive and Danny go rock climbing to prepare for an event together. Ben and Saanvi attend a presentation at UDS where Fiona informs them about the Singularity Project that she was was not aware of. After getting the information downloaded at J.P. Williamson, Ben runs into Vance where he reluctantly gives him the flash drive. After getting Carlos to cooperate, Michaela and Jared head out to find the culprit and were able to stop him before he can rob an old man at broken bottle-point. Later on, Michaela finds a picture of Evie at the barbershop where Carlos mentioned that she was a donor when he had heart failure. As Cal states to Ben that Vance isn't a bad man, Vance tells Powell to not have their men converge on Ben.
I liked that Michaela didn't panic and realized there was more going on with the calling then first meets the eye. I didn't like the continuation with Michaela spending time with Evie's mom.
Ben had an interesting journey intersecting with Vance, and Vance taking the USB drive with all the SP data on it.
They interwove everything very well. I am still up in the air if the lady who was on the speaking tour is actually helping United Dynamics or not. The preview for this episode was kinda misleading in that regard.
It appears that someone is killing off people who the plane passengers talk to. I hope I got that right. Its nice to see Olive and her brother getting along. But the pain is starting up again as "they" have set up a new lab with the guinea pigs.
Ben and Grace allow Cal to return to school with Olive assisting Cal. After getting a "don't lose him" calling, Michaela and Jared respond to a situation where a flight 828 passenger named Harvey is planning to jump off the roof of a synagogue. Despite Michaela's attempts, Harvey commits suicide after claiming that he is the "Angel of Death." At J.P. Williamson, Vance causes a fire drill where he will help Ben out. They start by having Fiona visit the people that approached her and plant a bug. While grocery shopping for a night out with Ben, Grace runs into Lourdes and notices that she has a fertility kit in her shopping cart. After being informed of this by Grace, Michaela accompanies Jared to the site where they find that a bartender that Harvey interacted with is dead like the other two people as Michaela gets the "don't lose him" calling again. Ben secretly borrows Ronnie Wilcox's work ID to get to some information in a building. The next day, Ben and Michaela meet with Vance where they trace the signals to a warehouse that has no public access. In the final scene, Lawrence has the Singularity Project work on Marko again as Cal senses it.
Michaela jumps to conclusions, it has been very obvious from the beginning episode that the "callings" are easy to misinterpret or maybe it is an on purpose from the sender. There is the initial interpretation that looks so simple at first and then the true underlying reason is revealed later. It is too soon to evaluate what "don't lose him" means.
What I don't understand is how this mysterious Laurence even knows what is happening to the 828 passengers and somehow managed to diverse this worldwide enterprise to kidnap 11 of them and keep them hidden and experiment on them. What do they hope to achieve?
I'm very confused as to why there's such a focus on 'good guys' vs 'bad guys' --- and yet the actual CAUSE and FACTS around the 5 year disappearance of the plane are not the real focus of the search. Does anyone have a theory about what REALLY happened?
When Flight 828 landed, Vance discovered a warrant for the arrest of passenger Autumn Cox, and she was one of the eleven taken by UDS. In the present, Autumn approaches Ben saying she escaped the Singularity project and knew he would help her. Ben enlists Saanvi and Fiona to help her at the hideout, where they tell Vance about the Singularity project and Laurence. Meanwhile, Laurence demonstrates his experiment in a broadcast to his superiors. Marko is tested with boosted power, causing all passengers to react. At the same time, Grace learns Ben has been fired from his job. Michaela, Jared, Vance, Ben, and Fiona find nothing at the warehouse, but Cal arrives and exposes a hidden door. There is a gun fight and the missing passengers are freed. Vance, Jared, and Laurence are caught in an accidental explosion. Fiona escorts the missing passengers to a safe location. At a hospital with Jared, Michaela is told Vance died. Grace and Ben decide their marriage is no longer working and Ben leaves. Privately, Autumn uses a hidden cell phone to contact UDS and ask what they want her to do next.
I thought Grace was being unreasonable. I don't think Grace realizes yet that she cannot protect Cal.
As Ben leaves the memorial service for Vance, he is approached by "828Gate" podcaster Aaron Glover who wants to interview him. Fiona and Saanvi note that all of the rescued passengers have a simultaneous identical reaction, and arrange for some other passengers to visit them to see if they experienced a similar phenomenon. Michaela receives a vision of a blizzard and hears the words "find her". She and Jared find Helen, the wife of one of the passengers who has awoken with amnesia. She says her husband had been abusive to her. Autumn becomes frustrated with the pressure Laurence's superiors place on her. Olive invites Danny over for dinner in order to cheer up Grace. Ben persuades Vance's subordinate Tim Powell to help find info on "the Major", the shadowy figure in charge of the experiments on the passengers. Jared confesses to Michaela that he still loves her, and they sleep together. As Powell is picked up by people working for the Major, Autumn is visited by one of the Major's minions who states that the Major wants to speak to her. Cal has a calling where a man in a blizzard is holding a picture of Michaela as he quotes "find her".
Picks up nicely from the previous episode except I always have a hard time with the "bad guy" being all knowing, all powerful. Are the really? Are the houses and phones bugged. How are these folks being tracked? How are they finding the con artist girl?
I agree. To me the downfall of a lot of these ongoing drama shows like this is that the show always has to introduce a "Big Bad", a sort of supervillain who is, as you said, "all knowing" and totally evil and can't be stopped. Then they go on for years with the big evil negative hanging over the story. I loved the show in the beginning, and still like it & watch, but I can see this is the way they plan to take it.
I liked the earlier episodes that were more realistic with the weird plane situation thrown in, and weird effects on the passengers, and the authorities not knowing what to do, and everyone trying to figure it out & cope. I don't like shows with "Big Bad's".
There's always another option. You just have to find it.
In a flashback, Captain Bill Daly and co-pilot Amuta fly Flight 828 straight into an unexpected storm. Interrogated by Vance in 2018, he is accused of making questionable calls of judgment. When Cal goes to him for a pair of wings, Bill states that he can no longer give him one due to his being clipped. In the present, Cal states to Ben that he will be helping a man from the airplane. Ben meets with Bill who commented that he had been blamed for what happened to Flight 828 where his family has distanced himself from them. Michaela called up Amuta who supports Bill's claim, but has returned to Jamaica. Traveling to Massapequa, they meet with a meteorologist named Roger Mencin who had a dark lightning theory contributing to Flight 828 going missing but was kept quiet by some people that approached him. After a visit from the Major's representative, Autumn visits Michaela who is babysitting Cal for Ben. After running some simulations, Bill decides to test his theory by bringing Fiona with him after chloroforming her. Ben heads to the airport with Michaela after she found out that Roger died in a boating accident. Despite Michaela and Ben's plea, Bill flies the airplane and Fiona into another dark lightning storm. Although the National Air Guard claimed that the airplane was shot down, the news media states that neither the wreckage, Bill, or Fiona have been found. Michaela confesses to Ben that Autumn was present when during her phone call concerning Roger's meteorological knowledge. As Grace goes up to Cal's room, she finds that Cal is not there with his room window opened.
Really they just had to kill the meteorologist? Why? That was stupid and after the fact. So will the Big Bad kill Autumn now that Ben and Mick kinda suspect she is the mole?
I'm on the same page having lost interest in the show. I've added God Friended Me, The Neighborhood and recently FAM to my DVR, so something had to give anyway. Bye bye Manifest. It had an interesting concept but failed to deliver after the first few episodes.
I stopped watching a couple of months ago. I tried to stay interested, hoping that some big reveal was coming soon that would tie everything together, but nothing seemed to make any sense and the more I watched, the more confused I got. I eventually got the feeling the writers had no clue where they were going. It's like they had a great idea with the first episode and the whole concept of 5 years having passed, but to the passengers it was only minutes. It all felt kind of watered down after that.
I bailed after the first one back from winter break. Rather than "oh yeah, what's going on!?!?" it was more "oh. this one is back. sigh" I liked the concept and the premiere then it went nowhere. I agree that it feels like they are making it up as they go with no idea what's happening or why, plus the acting, especially with the 'lead', is blah.
Ben returns home to find Grace called the police about Cal's disappearance. Michaela apprehends Autumn and meets Ben. Jared tells the police Cal is at his grandfather’s house and the search is ended. Finding a clue left behind by Cal, Ben and Grace try to find him in Upstate New York. Director Jansen learns Autumn is in police custody and informs the Major, who cancels the warrants so the police cannot hold her. Michaela learns that Autumn’s daughter was adopted before flight 828 returned and the Major had promised to reunite them. Michaela locates the daughter and Autumn tells the Major’s men, who were also looking for Cal, to go in the wrong direction. Ben and Grace follow Cal's clues to a remote cabin. They reunite with Cal, who left home by himself to help a man at the cabin. Shortly after, a hiker named Zeke collapses at the cabin door. Michaela arrives and recognizes him from her last calling. He tells them he took shelter in a cave during a blizzard two weeks earlier, in December 2017. Ben informs him that it is currently December 2018. Meanwhile, the Major moves into a New York apartment.
Nice to see that "Find Her" referred to the missing hiker looking for Michaela. I am thinking that this black lighting might be some event or experiment gone bad that the government is covering up and that the passengers on flight 828 were just a large group of folks who got caught in some time jump that appears to have been happening in other area via our missing hiker. What next sharknado?
That was a bit of a jump was all of a sudden Grace jumping on board when lets face it she has been totally opposed to believing anything Ben had to say and she was thinking all along that he was nuts.
For series like this that run a shorter season the networks need to be careful keeping them off the air too long as it is obvious from other posters comments they lost interest over the holidays. Part of the problems may have also been that the original season was to be 13 episodes and that was extended to 16 and there appears to have messed up a bit with the pacing of the show.
Michaela digs deeper into her connection with a mysterious stranger, while still reeling from the outcome of Cal's calling. After a close call with Major's henchmen, Ben finds himself facing a terrifying new threat that is growing exponentially. Meanwhile, Saanvi has new data to mine, and she's more than happy to dig into it until the threat arrives at her doorstep as well.
With the introduction of Zeke last episode and a continuation of his story this episode, it is clear the writers have thrown in a twist to where the story was going. This is not just about a plane load of passengers who went through a strange experience together. While I did think some folks starting to worship the 828 the writers had to throw in those who are terrified and want to kill them, on top of that mysterious corporation who experimented on them and the government who wants to use them. All in all a good reason never to tell folks if something weird happens to you and you end up with powers.
I think this episode was the original season finale as "on October 18, 2018, NBC ordered an additional three episodes of the series, bringing the first season total up to sixteen episodes".
Michela invites Zeke to stay at her apartment, who then has a calling about a black wolf, which is also experienced by Cal. Saanvi is asked to treat the cancer-stricken husband of a desperate woman named Alice Ciccone, a member of the "Church of the Returned", who believe Flight 828 passengers can perform miracles. When Saanvi cannot help the man, Alice forces her to continue at gunpoint. Ben believes something has happened to Saanvi, locating a church pamphlet Alice dropped in Saanvi's office. Michaela admits to her affair with Jared to Lourdes. Ben and Michela head to Alice’s house, where they find and rescue Saanvi. Adrian, the leader of the Church of the Returned and a Flight 828 passenger, admits to Ben that he does not believe what he is preaching. Director Jansen reports seeing Ben during a church meeting to the Major. Michela visits Lourdes only to find she has left Jared. Cal draws Zeke’s calling, showing the wolf with Michaela. A getaway van from a robbery is pulled from the East River three days after it crashed, which Michaela is assigned to investigate. When she opens the door, the driver lunges at her, gasping for air.
Glad to see Saanvi back seems as if she has been missing for a couple of episodes. After last week's web site demanding that someone take care of the returned flight 828 passengers because they are terrorists, this episode does a 180 to having a 828 passenger (an entrepreneur? con artist?) creating The Church of the Returned, preaching that the passengers are saints. Well one believer kidnaps Saanvi to heal her terminally ill husband. The secondary plot revolves around Zeke getting to know Ben's family and convincing Cal he does not cause events he just predicts them. The tertiary plot revolves around Michaela's friend Lourdes finding out that Mike and Jared slept together resulting in Lourdes packing her bags and leaving clearing the field for M and J to be together. Does anyone care about couple being a romantic couple? Me, not really feeling the love.
In a flashback, James Griffin kills two guards and his two accomplices during a robbery. In the present, James is taken to the hospital where Saanvi works after he is pulled from his getaway van. Griffin has a calling about a bomb threat which is overheard by Michaela, Jared, Ben, and Zeke, but he is sedated before they can learn more. Saanvi finds the blood marker in Griffin, and they realize he and his van were missing for 82 hours and 8 minutes. Michaela explains the callings to Griffin, who then decides to offer what he knows to the FBI in exchange for a reduced sentence. Meanwhile, Saanvi develops PTSD symptoms in response to the incident with Alice. Zeke is arrested while trying to break into a townhouse, which he tells Michaela belongs to his mom. The FBI grants Griffin immunity for the murders committed during the robbery and they defuse a bomb in Midtown Manhattan using information he gives them. Afterwards, Michaela has another vision of the black wolf.
Episode 14 and 15 feel a tad filler to me. I do think they could have condensed the story lines a bit but I guess with the Networks asking for additional episodes it can mess up any plot line a bit.
I did like the plot twist that blew up Mike and Ben's Stone premise that they returned where sent to do good. Well, yeah, Ben may not believe it, maybe a little, but you could see the folks were trying to convince themselves that was the reason.
While I appreciate the acknowledgement of PTSD in any story was Saanvi really under that much stress to even experience that type of condition considering she is doctor and works with dying patients.
Griffin is released from police custody. Michaela, Ben, Saanvi, and Zeke all hear a calling to “Stop him”. Suspicious of Zeke, Jared asks fellow officer Tony Diaz to follow him. Diaz sees Zeke making an illegal transaction in an alley. Michaela and Ben confront Griffin moments before he is about to reveal the callings on a TV talk show. Zeke is also there to obey the calling, discreetly planning to shoot & kill Griffin. Suddenly, Griffin spews a massive amount of water, essentially drowning on a dry sidewalk. Olive and Ben calculate that Griffin died eighty-two hours and eight minutes after he returned – the same period of time he was gone. Ben calculates the Flight 828 passengers will all die on June 2, 2024, with Cal confirming he had a vision of their deaths. Grace tells Ben she is pregnant, but with Danny most likely being the father. Dr. Matthews recommends a therapist to Saanvi for her PTSD, but the therapist turns out to be the Major. Jared confronts Zeke in Michaela's apartment, believing Zeke bought drugs in the alley. When Zeke reveals he actually bought a gun, Jared and Zeke engage in a fight. As Michaela returns to her apartment, the fight triggers a gunshot fired off camera.
I liked the symmetry of the episode with Griffin dying 82 hours and 8 min, the time the truck was in the water. Nicely done. Liked how Olive figured it out with the symbolism and her dad doing math.
Jared was being such a dick. Anyone think Michaela got shot? Well it will be one of three people.
That was such a set up getting Saanvi to go to the Major for therapy.
Nice twists and tension in the season finale episode.
I was kind of half watching the last few episodes. Is she pregnant from her boyfriend and not her husband?
Ben mentioned that Flight 828 have been back for 6 weeks and Grace (Ben's wife) says it is very early about 6 weeks, leaving it up in the air that it could be Ben's or Grace's former boyfriend Danny's.