'Manifest': After Episode 6, fans speculate Vance and Ben might soon join hands in fight against the real enemy
After all the fights and the arguments, the two men, played by Daryl Edwards and Josh Dallas, might just put their differences aside for a common enemy in 'Manifest'
Following the intense argument between Vance (played by Daryl Edwards) and Ben (played by Josh Dallas) in the sixth episode of 'Manifest' which aired on November 5 on NBC, fans are guessing that Vance might finally consider Ben more of an ally and less of an enemy. Following the argument, Detective Vance visited the place Ben had told him about and he eventually discovered that Ben has been right about the information all along.
Until now Vance has been an antagonist and acted as a foil around Ben, who was more of a people's man and did not care much about the authority which asked all passengers to maintain an absolute media blackout about the incidents that happened on the plane. Every now and then, Vance's suspicion on the stone siblings — Michaela (played by Melissa Roxburgh) and Ben — would turn out to be true as they would be in all the wrong places at the wrong time.
Although initially, Vance had asked Jared (played by J.R. Ramirez) to keep a close eye on Michaela, he never entirely did away with the fact that the passengers might actually not know about what happened on the plane.
After Monday's episode, a fan commented on Twitter, "I think Vance will end up being an ally. #Manifest." There are possibilities that Vance might just be the devil on the angel's side. He has never done anything beyond what his duty asks of him. He was interrogating the passengers because, like everyone else, he was not ready to believe that the plane never landed in the last five years of its disappearance. He arrested Bethany because she had clearly broken protocols by bringing Thomas on the plane without a ticket, or any identity proof. He asked Jared to keep an eye on Michaela because he knew that she would be under his watchful protection, but Jared would never speak a word about Michaela.
Perceiving from Vance's point, the Stone siblings have been breaking every rule ever since they got off the plane, and under no circumstance did Vance directly question their intentions. Vance is a man of the law, and all his steps and moves are based on factual proofs. It is justified when he does not understand how Michaela rescued the girls in the first place or how she knew that they had to save a captive. He receives no concrete answers based on evidence, proof, or witnesses, and it all just sounds jibberish to him. However, not once does Vance try to bring Michaela down when, being her boss, he could have easily done that.
In fact, in an interview with WNYPapers, Melissa Roxburgh claimed that no character in the show has a single note, and Vance is no exception to it. Hinting towards the possibility of a probable alliance being established between Vance and Ben, Roxburgh explained, "There are definitely parts of Vance that you'll grow to love, and there are parts of him that you'll hate. But the part that you love, maybe he does help in the process? Maybe he hinders? I think that we if I could hint at something, we get to see a unique dynamic with him and Ben at one point. So, the audience has that to look forward to. And I think that he will grow on people a lot more than they think."
We will find out for sure if the probable alliance is forged in the upcoming episodes which will air every Monday at 10 pm on NBC.