Chances are the much-missed Detective Vance will not be back in 'Manifest' Season 2
He went missing early on in season 1 and while fans tried to state he was still alive, chances are Vance is actually dead
'Manifest' still does not have any official date of renewal for season 2, but the finale episode of season 1 was more than enough to leave fans wanting for more. That has been one of the chief characteristics of the Jeff Rake-created show. While following the mystery of Montego Air Flight 828, Rake introduced us to a number of characters, some of whom have managed to leave behind a mark on the viewers even with their limited screentime.
One such character is Darly Edwards' Robert Bobby Vance, more commonly known on the show as the Head of NSA, Detective Vance. Vance had quite an interesting journey as a man. Although he was initially introduced to us as a cynical, suspicious man, who seemed to be more inclined towards proving the passengers wrong, later on, Vance emerged as a completely different persona.
He certainly was cynical and was suspicious about whatever he was hearing but that is only part of his job. Once Ben Stone (Josh Dallas) managed to prove to him that whatever the passengers had gone through was true, Vance immediately went undercover to help him out without letting the NSA know.
Vance and Ben teamed up to help out 11 passengers from Flight 828 who were kidnapped by the Major (Elizabeth Marvel). In their attempt to save the passengers, Vance sacrificed his life as he tried to help Ben and the other passengers escape. Fans were initially hopeful that Vance would come back, as one fan stated on Reddit, "Vance is not dead...just my feeling. Well his friends call him 'Bobby' and Michaela saw him going into the ambulance presumably fine."
When Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) who was part of the rescue mission asked Vance's accomplice at the NSA if Vance was doing alright, the accomplice told her "Bobby" was dead. It struck fans as to why the accomplice who actually worked at the NSA would call him by his middle-name?
Unfortunately, Season 1 came to an end and there is still no Vance. One fan on Reddit assumed, "In the first episode it said he was 'co-starring' while he was a guest star in the rest of the episodes. That means he probably won’t be back for season 2."
Although in reality, Edwards was a main cast member on the show until his character's death, chances are, this is one piece of the puzzle Rake will put aside. Vance will probably not return in season 2, but then again, 'Manifest' is supposed to run for a few more seasons. Hopefully, by then we will be able to see Vance again, who is, perhaps, hiding somewhere right now.