'Manifest': Four things to look out for in Episode 8 'Point of No Return'

As the Stones try to put their lives together amid the mystery of the missing plane, new secrets begin to develop unknown dynamics in their relations


                            'Manifest': Four things to look out for in Episode 8 'Point of No Return'

The Jeff Rake-directed NBC show 'Manifest' is reaching its climax and fans have been spurning put theories about the mystery that shrouds the disappearance of Montego Air Flight 828. Starring Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, and JR Ramirez, the seventh episode of 'Manifest' was a slow-burn as compared to the previous episodes. However, it managed to introduce a new antagonist and show the probability of an alliance being forged between the authority and the civilian.

In the seventh episode, Ben Stone (played by Josh Dallas) and Saanvi Bahl (played by Parveen Kaur) attend a lecture where they come across another passenger, Fiona Clark (played by Francesca Faridany), who speaks about the effect of mirror neurons in helping develop human communication.

While this certainly sheds some light on Cal's (played by Jack Messina) clairsentivity, it also brings out the question if Clark knows more than what she is giving out. On the other hand, Danny seems to be making his way back to the family as Grace and Olive still want his presence in their life, but Ben is unable to cope with the reason behind his wife's and daughter's attachment to the man.

Ben is unable to understand why Danny is still around. (NBC)
Ben is unable to understand why Danny is still around. (NBC)

Episode 8 is set to pace up the plot as Cal falls under the tremendous trauma of experiencing the same pain as the other passengers. Being clairsensitive, he can feel their pain with the same amount of intensity, however, he is also able to foresee the future but is unable to control it. Considering what we saw in episode 7, here are the four things you need to look out for in the upcoming episode, which is set to air on November 18, Sunday, on NBC at 10:00 pm.



 

1. Ben and Vance team up

It has finally happened. As fans have been contemplating that Ben and Vance (played by Daryls Edward) will put their differences aside and work together as a team, the eighth episode will see the two team up  in order to save Cal. In the last two episodes, Vance had confessed to his assistant that he was interested in Ben's discoveries, and when the time came Vance kept his information regarding Ben's findings to himself. In the seventh episode, he did not give away the pen drive to his assistant and covered for Ben claiming that he was clean. Vance was never a man who wanted to bring down Ben, he only wanted answers and now he knows where to find them. 



 

2. Michaela and the Angel of Death

Michaela has been hearing the voice of a woman ever since she got off the plane and, in the fourth episode, she and Saanvi see the vision of an angel who leads them to one of the passengers in the plane. In the eighth episode, once again, Michaela will meet a new passenger, but this time it is the Angel of Death that she will confront. Michaela has been given the second chance to rectify her mistake which had led to a death. She is making every effort this time to ensure that no one gets hurt in her presence, and in the upcoming episode, she will once again have to take the step to save another person's life. 

Michaela meets the angel of death. (NBC)
Michaela meets the angel of death. (NBC)

3. Cal is in danger

Due to clairsensitvity, Cal is feeling the other passengers' pain with the same amount of intensity. The 11 foreign nationals who went missing when the plane landed somehow seem to be connected to Cal, and he can feel and understand everything that they are thinking or feeling. In the sixth episode, he was struck down with heavy fever and seizer attacks when one of the passengers, a Bulgarian man, Marco, was being electrocuted by the scientists. Cal's body seemed to respond in exactly the same way as the man's, and his temperature rose just the exact amount as the man's. In the eighth episode, things will get more difficult for him as the experiments on the passengers once again begin. 

Cal might be in danger again. (NBC)
Cal might be in danger again. (NBC)

4. What are the experiments?

Like the sixth episode, the eighth episode will also show the 11 foreign nationals being electrocuted by the suspicious group of scientists who are clearly trying to look for something. As the entire situation seems dubious, it is unclear for whom these scientists are working and, although by now we know that NSA is not involved in it, could it be that some other secret government body is at work? If that is the case, then is Clark in any way attached to the program? Whatever it is, it is certainly causing harm to Cal who is mentally connected to the passengers and has been suffering the similar physical uncomfort as them.



 

Besides these, we can expect that Grace and Danny will probably reunite, this time to be together for a long while. However, it is yet unclear how the children will react to that. Considering Cal's mental condition and his leukemia, it might be a drastic step to take. Also, we are expecting that with Clark's theories, Saanvi will be able to come up with more theories about the plane's disappearance.