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Manifest (2018)

Season 1

Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 1, Episode 1] Pilot
Shown 24 Sep 18

An airplane takes off from Jamaica in April 2013 and lands in New York State in November 2018. The passengers have not aged a day, and have no idea that any time has passed. Now they have to re-adjust to their new lives.

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) tries to bond with his widow and daughter. Their son was on the plane with him, which turns out to be a minor miracle. The boy has leukemia, but in his five-year absence there has been a massive leap in treatment.

By incredible coincidence, one of the other passengers was the woman responsible for the new treatment. In the missing five years her science project has progressed and is now at the stage of human testing. She might actually become a legend in her own lifetime. She is also in a position to make sure Ben's son is on the test list.

Ben's sister Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) is a police detective. She starts to hear a voice in her head that instructs her to do good deeds. She also discovers that everything is somehow connected, possibly as a supernatural act of Jehovah.

The premise of the show may sound familiar. A group of people mysteriously disappear, and then reappear years later with superpowers? This is basically a mainstream version of The 4400 , produced by NBC instead of SyFy.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 2] Reentry
Shown 01 Oct 18

The FBI are mystified about the plane's explosion. They cannot pin it on the abductees, so everyone is released.

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) hears a tune in his head. It leads him to a fellow abductee, a Jamaican man whose son is in Rikers Island jail awaiting trial. Our hero must solve the crime and find the real crook.

There is a subplot about romantic relationships. The Stone siblings were away for five years, and it would be unrealistic for their partners not to have moved on. The cop girl's fiance went on to marry her best friend, but the man with the rocky marriage assumes everything is solid.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 3] Turbulence
Shown 08 Oct 18

One of the passengers has been murdered. Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) and his sister Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) go along to investigate. After all, she is a police detective. However, the NSA move in and take jurisdiction.

Michaela is unwilling to drive a car, because of her guilt about being the driver during a car crash that killed her best friend. She has flashbacks while attending the passenger's funeral. As always in this kind of show, this storyline and the murder investigation colide.

The teenage girl has been sneaking out to meet a boyfriend. This leads to yet more domestic drama.

The scientist tests the young boy's blood, and discovers an unusual protein marker. This is reminiscent of what gave The 4400 their super-powers. However, this is not an outwardly speculative-fiction show. The blood results indicate the passengers were held in suspended animation for years, although none of the characters actually work this out for themselves.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 4] Unclaimed Baggage
Shown 15 Oct 18

The doctor has visions, similar to schizophrenic halucinations. Her brain-scan is similar to that of a newly admitted patient. As always, there are no coincidences. He is a Jamaican citizen who became a refugee in the USA because of homophobic persecution in his home country. This certainly ticks a couple of boxes.

Detective Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) goes along on a BATF investigation. She has the visions too, and the operation ends badly. Should she confess everything to her boss?

The teenage daughter gets caught shoplifting. This leads to yet more family conflict. The father meets the step-father. Yet more domestic drama ensues.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 5] Connecting Flights
Shown 22 Oct 18

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) ignores the voice that tells him to help the gay Jamaican refugee. Instead he takes his young son on a day-trip. His mistake is to leave everything up to chance, because he has yet to realise that it is all connected.

Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) tries to sort out the NYPD/BATF mess she started in the previous episode. She goes to her old friend, who is now her ex-partner's wife. However, the ex-partner has everything under control. Thanks to the NSA, who want him to spy on Michaela for them.

In between the main story scenes are flashbacks to the missing five years, as experienced by the relatives of the people left behind. They moved on, and the return was traumatic for them.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 6] Off Radar
Shown 05 Nov 18

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) finally meets his widow's rebound man. It turns out that his teenage daughter is still friends with the guy, since she needed a father figure while her old man was MIA.

Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) discovers that a military contractor firm, UDS, has abducted a group of passengers and is performing medical experiments on them. They may even have been responsible for the abduction.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 7] S.N.A.F.U.
Shown 12 Nov 18

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) goes undercover at an accountancy firm that services UDS. He has a plan to steal their data. Of course, he forgets he is under NSA surveillance.

The lady doctor has discovered a scientist whose work may be related to the abductions. The scientist's speciality is networking human brains.

Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) is drawn to investigate a robbery that turned into a murder. The witness claims he is unable to identify the perp. However, Melissa hears a heartbeat instead of a voice this week. If her brain is networked, it is not with the other passengers - it is with someone who died before the plane even took off.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 8] Point of No Return
Shown 19 Nov 18

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) is still undercover. The NSA Director is helping him.

Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) gets a message Don't lose him. This seems to refer to a fellow passenger who is suicidal because of a series of recent deaths. It seems that every time he tells someone about The Calling, that person is doomed to die.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 9] Dead Reckoning
Shown 26 Nov 18

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) has been so busy with his day job and his conspiracy hobby that he has not been spending enough time with his kids. Now he is busy helping a fellow passenger, one who was abducted by UDS.

Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) has done her research on the target location. She and her police partner (and ex-boyfriend) join the NSA raid.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 10] Crosswinds
Shown 07 Jan 19

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) attends Vance's memorial service. Yes, the poor guy was killed off-screen. Luckily his role in the story as exposition delivery system is replaced by a young journalist.

Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) gets a Calling - Find Her. This awakens one of the comatose patients, but unfortunately the man has amnesia.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 11] Contrails
Shown 14 Jan 19

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) is still friendly with the plane's pilot. Unfortunately the pilot does not trust the lady scientist. After all, the villains' agenda is inspired by her theory. She has more to gain than anyone from the experiments.

Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) tries to hunt down the mole who is leaking things to UDS.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 12] Vanishing Point
Shown 21 Jan 19

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) is summoned home because his son is mysteriously missing. His wife has called the cops, and because of the family separation situation they assume the father is responsible. The family then have to un-call the cops and find the boy themselves.

Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) also jumps the gun, and arrests the person she suspects of being the UDS mole. She then proceeds to hold the woman on a trumped-up charge. It turns out that the villains have hefty leverage on the mole - access to her pre-teen child. Can the NYPD get the adoption records before the Feds can?

The son had a calling of his own. He is stuck in a Cabin in the Woods , and the parents must race to find him. The villains have a bunch of field agents in the area, also searching for the kid.

As a side note, there is a radio news broadcast which mentioned a security van robbery that went wrong. The van is at the bottom of the river, but the driver will play a major role in future episodes.

Manifest (2018) Manifest [Season 1, Episode 13] Cleared for Approach
Shown 28 Jan 19

The Stone siblings have rescued a hiker who got trapped in a cave. Although Zeke the hiker was stuck there for a year, time has not passed for him. Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) stays with the hiker to keep him company in The Cabin in the Woods . Ironically, all he had for company in the cave was her photo in a magazine. Anyway, they have a genuine psychic connection because they share a calling - a full-on shared vision rather than just a voice in their heads.

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) does not trust the hiker, but he trusts his sister she is a police detective, after all. He goes home to protect his wife and kids, who are now being harassed by a hate movement which promotes the belief that the passengers are not human. As in they are alien invaders rather than superhuman saviours.

The hate mob have a web-site with nine hundred subscribers. They threaten to doxx the plane passengers, but their real plan is to live-stream one of the passengers making violent threats. Ben refuses to let the police do their job, so he intervenes and does exactly what the hate mob want him to do.

Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 1, Episode 14] Upgrade
Shown 04 Feb 19

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) investigates a new side-effect of the Returned phenomenon. The previous episode covered a hate group which spread the idea that the Returned passengers were alien invaders. This time, Ben uncovers the Church of the Returned - an organisation which teaches that the returned are saints. The problem is that this creates unrealistically high expectations, and the Returned are expected to cure patients with incurable diseases.

Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) has to do swing shifts with her latino partner. A couple of episodes ago there was a radio news broadcast which mentioned a security van robbery that went wrong. The van is at the bottom of the river, and the police need a detective to stand guard over the site. It turns out there are 75 million dollars sitting inside it.

Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 1, Episode 15] Hard Landing
Shown 11 Feb 19

Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) recovers the sunken security van. Despite being underwater for over three days, Griffin the driver is somehow alive. It turns out that he did not want to split the seventy-five million with his partners in crime, so he shot them all dead in the street in broad daylight. Now he is the key to the next Calling. It concerns an explosion which might kill a lot of people. But can the good guys trust a mass murderer?

The Asian doctor lady has PTSD after the events of the previous episode. After all, she took a slap in the face - the worst thing a millennial like her could ever have endured. She refuses to ask for help.

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) gets his wife and daughter to research the driver's background online. They want some kind of blackmail material to prevent him from making a deal with the District Attorney. Apparently it is wrong to exploit the Calling, although the man cannot be blamed because he does not want to die in prison. Unfortunately, everyone wants to play god and decide who deserves a second chance. They want him to make things right, but they do not want him to get a quid-pro-quo redemption. If he was given the superpower for a reason, there is no point in him wasting it by going to prison. After all, how can he save lives if he is buried alive in a concrete cell?

Meanwhile, Zeke the hiker gets busted by some uniformed cops on suspicion of burglary. The latino detective is happy to show up his new love rival, and points out that he may have a lot in common with the bank robber. How long will it take to test the hiker's prints or DNA?

Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 1, Episode 16] Estimated Time of Departure
Shown 18 Feb 19

Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) confronts Griffin while he is on his way out of the police station. She accuses him of using the Calling for personal gain. Of course, she fails to acknowledge that her own status as Police Detective is due at least in part to her supernatural ability to solve crimes. Yes, being a cop and superhero at the same time mean she is using her superpower for personal gain herself.

Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) and all the others, including Zeke the Hiker, get a new Calling. It says Stop him! They assume this means Griffin, and that he might need to be killed.

Griffin's plan is to go on a TV talk show. He is now a celebrity, having prevented a terrorist attack, so he has every right to make money without committing crime. However, he apparently intends to tell the world about his new superpower. Of course, the Returned will therefore be put under more scrutiny as well - which will remove their ability to answer the Calling in future. Unless Griffin dies in mysterious circumstances, that is.

Zeke decides to take things into his own hands, using his underworld contacts to obtain a gun. The Latino detective has put a tail on Zeke, with the intent of outing him as a drug addict. This will probably lead to a violent confrontation - which would be the perfect cliffhanger ending.






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    Season 2

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 1] Fasten Your Seatbelts
    Shown 6th January 2020

    The previous Season ended on a cliffhanger. Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) ends up in hospital. Her love interest, Zeke, goes on the run.

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) suspects that a white van is keeping abductees under surveillance. Will he be smart about it, or will he confront the crew and hope they do not have guns?

    The mission of the week is to save a married couple. They leave their kids with a neighbour, and then go off the grid. Have they been abducted by the white van crew, or are they going to attempt suicide?

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 2] Grounded
    Shown 13 Jan 20

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) befriends a young passenger named TJ. Unfortunately TJ's Calling takes him to a dead girl's body, which makes him the main suspect.

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) and her new partner investigate TJ. They start with the assumption he is guilty, because his finger-prints were found in the the victim's apartment. However, there are many ways they could have gotten there legitimately.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 3] False Horizon
    Shown 20 Jan 20

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) attends Zeke's trial in the hope of getting him off. Her jealous ex, the detective, takes to hanging out in a sleazy bar filled with haters.

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) tries to track down the Major. He feeds false info to the lady doctor, in the hope the mole will lure the Major into a trap.

    Ben's wife is pregnant with his child, and the child has superpowers too. This means she gets a Calling to help a woman she meets. The woman appears very nervous and afraid - is she a battered wife?

    Ben's daughter feels left out, so she begins to attend the Church of the Returnees. yes, just like The 4400 the people have tried to explain the unusual event in terms of superstition, by starting a new religion.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 4] Black Box
    Shown 27 Jan 20

    This starts with a flashback to the airport, before the mysterious missing plane took off. TJ met the Stone girl, and advised her to buy a copy of A Wrinkle In Time . Well, she is a little brunette girl even if he is not. The age gap is significant, but rendered irrelevent when he takes a five-year time-skip.

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) is given a Calling that leads her to a bank. She meets Zeke there - but he is not the one she has to help. A different passenger tries to rob a safety deposit box in the vault.

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) has a new job, working as a maths lecturer in the University. He and TJ the college student follow a different Calling. However, the two cases overlap.

    The South Asian doctor lady left fake work in her lab for the villains to steal. Her real work is kept in a secret lab in her home. For some reason, she never guesses that the villains might break into her home as well as her workplace.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 5] Coordinated Flight
    Shown 03 Feb 20

    This starts with a flashback to the time before the Return. Mrs Stone took her daughter to the Carousel near the Brooklyn Bridge, a nice example of the show's use of location shooting. They visit a tarot card reader, who gives the girl a card to keep.

    In the main timeframe, the little Stone girl helps organise the Church of the Returnees. Unfortunately it is raided by a mob of thugs, who then commit a murder in the name of religious prejudice.

    It seems that a terrorist group, the Exers, has targeted all the returnees and their families. Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) is put in charge of hunting them down, although this will just make her the main target of the haters. Someone in the precinct undermines her. Is it the Lieutenant, who has taken a dislike to her? Or is it her ex-partner, who is dating the sister of a hater?

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 6] Return Trip (59 min)
    Shown 10 Feb 20

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) gets a calling to help the Asian doctor lady. It turns out that she had the same calling, but from a different perspective. They have to team up to save a child.

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) is letting Zeke's ex-wife stay on her couch. Since Zeke and his wife were junkies, it was a common-law arrangement rather than a legal one. The bad news is that the ex-wife is in debt to the local drug dealer. Zeke is willing to sell out his old friend, and help Michaela run an entrapment scam on him.

    The little Stone girl is kicked out of the Church of the Returnees. The excuse is that she is underage, but the secret truth is that her dad is a psycho. Instead, she hangs out with TJ and investigates the tarot card. It was designed by a Mad Arab (tm) who went MIA for ten years while being apparently lost in a shipwreck.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 7] Emergency Exit
    Shown 17 Feb 20

    The Stones follow up the calling from the previous episode. The clues they have are that involves a group of Returnees, many of whom were drinking a specific brand of champagne, and there was a lot of ash in the air.

    A number of main and recurring characters all end up in the same place at the same time. Eventually they get suspicious. Someone has lured them into a trap. Is it the anti-Returnee fanatics, or is it an extremist from the Pro-Returnee Cult who wants to prove that they cannot be killed until their reverse death date?

    The Asian doctor woman continues her experiments. Unfortunately the only specialist with the required expertise is the woman who jilted her five years previously. It turns out that the woman is still married to the father of her kids, and is unwilling to sacrifice her straight marriage for a bisexual fling with the lesbian doctor.

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) also has problems with her private life. She finds herself not trusting Zeke, because as a former addict he might relapse. But as her brother points out, she has a history of sabotaging her relationships.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 8] Carry On
    Shown 02 Mar 20

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) suspects that Jared is the Exers' mole in the NYPD. She sends her partner undercover into the bar. In reality, the Exers seem to be a peaceful movement who are being held back by a handful of violent extremists.

    The Calling this week is a mysterious tune that only certain people can hear. Not unlike in the episode of Battlestar Galactica (2003) when the identity of the Final Five were revealed.

    The daughter is grieving because TJ did not make it out of the fire. Strange, since he is a main character this Season.

    The Asian lesbian doctor hooks up with her ex-lover, in an impressive piece of location shooting near a bridge. Unfortunately this may have something to do with the serum she is testing on herself.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 9] Airplane Bottles
    Shown 09 Mar 20

    A storm rages outside, but only the Survivors can see it. The pregnant woman can see it too, because her unborn child has a They race to decipher the centuries-old manuscript left by an arab sailor, Al-Zuras. His message is that Magic always comes at a price, Dearie ... The climax sees them make a discovery that asks more questions than it answers.

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) has reported Jared for being involved with the Exers. Internal Affairs gets involved, although they are justifiably cynical about her superpowers. She bases her arrests on anonymous tip-offs, clearly a case of the fruit of the poisonous tree. This makes her a suspect in the arson case a few episodes ago.

    The Exers decide to escalate and use violence. Yes, they have now become strawman villains.

    The Asian lesbian doctor has been testing the cure on herself. Now she is suffering the side-effects, and only her estranged ex-lover can help. It seems that an attempt to prevent the Callings will lead to insanity and death.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 10] Course Deviation
    Shown 16 Mar 20

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) knows her ex-boyfriend Jared is a mole. He saves her from an assassination attempt by the Exers, then arranges a secret rendezvous. The site is in a public park somewhere in Brooklyn Heights, with an amazing view that overlooks the south tip of Manhatten. This view by itself makes the episode worthwhile.

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) and his heavily pregnant wife get a Calling, and head off to a scenic bridge over the Harlem river. There is another Returnee there, who got the same Calling. He is the Cultist, who is still on the run from the cops. His cynicism about the Callings, which are being sent by mysterious shadowy being with an unknown agenda that relies on manipulation, justifies the Exers' own suspicions.

    Zeke falls foul of the extremist branch of the Exers. Jared decides to use this as an opportunity to destroy the movement. Yes, a mass-popular movement that expresses justifiable cynicism about the motives of unknown forces manipulating the Returnees is to be written off in a single episode.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 11] Unaccompanied Minors
    Shown 23 Mar 20

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) investigates a shoplifter. She retrieves a candy bar she snatched, but does not bother to run his finger-prints. The real theft may have been some cold medicine, linked to a spree of thefts across the city. Instead of considering the possibility of a viral outbreak or a breakdown in the for-profit medical services, the cops just assume it is a crystal meth operation. The Calling tells her Let him go!.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 12] Call Sign
    Shown 30 Mar 20

    Zeke is dying of frostbite, very slowly. He has two whole days left. Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) must marry him quickly if she wants to do it before his death date. This takes her away from the drug-dealer case with the Let him go! message. Unfortunately the drug dealer is obsessed with her, and makes himself the new villain for the episode.

    The Asian lesbian doctor has been fired from the hospital. She tries to contact the FBI director, but he and his team are nowhere to be found. Is the Major making a counter-attack, re-activating her long-forgotten plot thread?

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) has a vision of the plane blowing up. He visits the airstrip where it happened, and meets a fellow survivor with the same Calling.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 2, Episode 13] Icing Conditions
    Shown 06 Apr 20

    The little boy has been abducted by the meth cookers. Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) has to steal the drugs from the police impound, and make the exchange in a public place. Unfortunately the dealers, who chose the dock of the museum ship USS Intrepid, forgot that ever since 9/11 the citizens of New York are paranoid about unattended bags. The whole thing is a mess, and it's not Michaela's fault for a change.

    Zeke is dying of frostbite, so he heads off to help save the boy. The climax is as much about his noble self-sacrifice as it is about anything. It is also hinted that there is a way to prevent the Death Date, and that the meth dealers will be back in Season Three.

    The Asian lesbian doctor is on the warpath. Luckily, the Major - who is really a Major-General in counter-intelligence - wanders around New York City without a disguise or any security. This makes the villain unbelievably vulnerable, and allows a completely anticlimactic ending to the main storyline. That said, this is exactly what the show is best at doing. Build up a very threatening antagonist, then wipe them out in a sloppy manner.

    Manifest (2018)

    Season 3

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 1] Tailfin
    Shown 1st April 2021

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) visits Cuba, to locate the fishermen who discovered the plane's tailfin. The good news is that he has help from Vance, who faked his death and stayed undercover for a year. The bad news is that the Cuban authorites are also interested in the tailfin. Somehow, Ben and Vance must obtain the item and smuggle it from Cuba to the USA without either government finding out.

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) is on her honeymoon in Costa Rica. She gets a calling to seach for another survivor, a teenage girl whose rich parents have a holiday home nearby.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 2] Deadhead
    Shown 8th April 2021

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) is back on duty at the NYPD. Her first duty is to track down the meth cookers who are back after disappearing into the lake.

    Since the Meth cookers kidnapped the creepy little boy last time, now his mother takes him to hide out with her estranged brother. Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) cannot go with them, because he is trying to organise the release of the former NSA Director.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 3] Wingman
    Shown 15th April 2021

    The creepy little boy sees a peacock, presumably a Calling-type vision. He is living with his mother and her estranged brother.

    The former NSA Director is out of the Cuban prison, but he is now in an American one. After all, he faked his death and went to Cuba!

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) discovers her former best friend's father is dead. Worse, the man's wife is senile and needs to be put in a home.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 4] Tailspin
    Shown 22nd April 2021

    The former NSA Director has his old job back. He invites Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) and the lesbian doctor to visit his secret base. They meet his top scientist, another South Asian woman.

    The teenage girl visits Pete the meth-dealer in prison. His death date is less than a week away, so it must be over eleven weeks since his return.

    Vasquez the cop is investigating the arch-villain's disappearance. The official NSA report states that her body turned up in New Orleans, but they do not seem to have informed her next-of-kin. What Vasquez uncovers is evidence of a clean-up crew that moved the body, which means he is at the peak of discovering a gpvernment conspiracy. The lesbian doctor must have mentioned her involvement to the NSA director, because he is master-minding the cover-up.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 5] Water Landing
    Shown 29th April 2021

    The teenage daughter helps a scientist restore an ancient parchment. It is linked to a mysterious event, and may be a prophesy of how the meth-dealer storyline will end.

    Pete the meth-dealer is transferred to the NSA base, so his death-day can be observed under scientific conditions. Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) gets the NSA to hand Pete over, but they insist a Special Agent goes along as guard.

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) and her boyfriend go to the lake, in the hope of ambushing the leader of the meth dealers. Unfortunately he is smarter or luckier than they are. Will he spare their lives?

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 6] Graveyard Spiral
    Shown 29 Apr 21

    Everyone converges on the Cabin in the Woods where the main guy's brother-in-law lives.

    The teenage daughter is stuck doing research by herself. The missing piece of the parchment, last seen being ditched by Egan the con-man, pops up just when it is convenient. This reveals something that changes everything, not just for the meth-dealers but for everyone on the plane.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 7] Precious Cargo
    Shown 06 May 21

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) is still helping the NSA with their experiments. However, his sister Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) and a lot of other 828ers get a Calling in real-time. They see an ominous black cloud coming from the north wing of the NSA base, and recognise Ben when he emerges from the building.

    The con-man, Egan, is one of the ones who gets the Calling. He uses this to become a leader of the 828ers, just like the Church of the Returnees in Season Two . They abduct Ben, so they can find out what the NSA is up to. Can Ben convince them to do the right thing? Or will his sister the NYPD detective track Egan down and get violent?

    The lesbian doctor works extra-hard to justify her employment at the NSA, because her South Asian boss-woman wants to fire her. She discovers the importance of sapphires.

    The creepy little boy is upset because his mother is dumping her brother's stuff. That is the kind of person she is - when she thought her son had died on Flight 828, she ditched all his stuff too.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 8] Destination Unknown
    Shown 06 May 21

    The lesbian doctor has been promoted because of her sapphire discovery. She oversees tests, and investigates a piece of driftwood from Armenia.

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) has a vision of a dozen 828ers portraits burning. He and his sister follow up on one. The scene when they meet the woman's sister and ex-husband is reminiscent of the encounter with the teen girl's parents. Something is obviously amiss, so the Stones investigate. The old cliche of domestic violence pops up again.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 9] Bogey
    Shown 13 May 21

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) and Zeke host a dinner party for her ex and his new girlfriend. Remember, her ex is her boss ... and his GF is the Major's daughter.

    The lesbian doctor starts crying tears of blood, presumably because she cannot get Callings any more. This is a storm warning ... brought on by her sins. She must repent, and make confession. Not a Catholic one, but a secular confession ... to a police detective.

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) teams up with Egan the con-man to decipher the calling. The storm warning means that their metaphorical lifeboat is in danger. The get-out is that some people must either jump or be pushed.

    The teen girl is still living with the Stone family. Unfortunately the Stone daughter gets jealous of her, and this insecurity leads to an immature rivalry.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 10] Compass Calibration
    Shown 20 May 21

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) follows a Calling to help a reluctant 828er to investigate a disused building. This leads to an encounter with an anti-828er, one who already has a restraining order against Ben.

    The lesbian doctor discovers that experimenting on Noah's Ark is causing earthquakes on the east coast of the USA. Worse, it has actually opened a mini volcano.

    The teen girl is still living with the Stone family. Unfortunately she has become obsessed with the baby, and thinks she has a psychic connection with it. How far will she go to test its superpowers?

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 11] Duty Free
    Shown 03 Jun 21

    Ben Stone (Josh Dallas - Once Upon A Time ) has been arrested for his crimes last week. The good news is that the NSA Director tries to pull some strings for him. The bad news is that they are seen together by Egan the con-man, and Ben now has a rival for leadership of the 828ers.

    Michaela Stone ( Melissa Roxburgh ) learns that the NYPD is conducting a check on all her work. She quits, rather than be held to a higher standard. After all, she regards playing by the sames rules as everyone else to be an inconvenience that an 828er should be spared.

    The teen girl is still living with the Stone family ... without their knowledge. The creepy little boy hides her in his room.

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 12] Mayday: Part 1
    Shown 10 Jun 21

    Manifest (2018) Manifest (2018) [Season 3, Episode 13] Mayday: Part 2
    Shown 10 Jun 21

    Manifest (2018)

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