'Manifest' Season 2: Top three ways Jeff Rake could possibly end the show
The show could either head towards a heartbreaking end or might just resurrect some of our favorite characters
NBC's 'Manifest' officially ended with Season 1, and we can't wait for Season 2 to come soon. The show left us on a cliffhanger where one of the characters gets shot in a brawl and the revelation that the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 will die soon. Coming from creator Jeff Rake, the show has been following the sudden re-appearance of the plane which went missing for five-and-a-half years. However, when it did appear, the passengers hadn't aged a day and were hearing strange voices in their heads referred to as the "Callings".
Starring Josh Dallas (Ben Stone), Melissa Roxburgh (Michaela Stone), Parveen Kaur (Saanvi Bahl), and Jack Messina (Cal), the passengers were left at the end of the season with the new threat that they might just have five-and-a-half years left to live. With so many knots tied to the mystery, here are three possible ways in which the mystery thriller might end:
1. The Echo of a Finale Destination
Griffin's death in the finale episode left Ben with the clue that although they had skipped death once, they are probably destined to die within a very short period of time. Griffin's death occurred precisely 82 hours and 8 minutes after he was rescued from his truck, and although he initially did not drown despite being underwater for more than 80 hours, the autopsy report of his death claimed that he had drowned in the middle of Times Square in broad daylight.
Quite impossible! Yet, Griffin was destined to die that day when his truck went underwater, but since he did not die then, it was almost like Death chased him for a good 82 hours and 8 minutes until his body finally released the huge amount of water from inside him.
Griffin's time in the spotlight is about to expire. pic.twitter.com/rDUgGjBvYO— Manifest (@NBCManifest) February 22, 2019
This left Ben with the clue that all the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 would die within five-and-a-half years of their arrival. Does that mean that the show will end with them either cheating death or succumbing to its everlasting rule that no one can actually escape death?
2. "Callings" to the rescue
If they are truly destined to die, then why are they receiving the "Callings"? Perhaps this is where the show's religious undertone begins to play its role. Michaela, who has been religiously inclined just like her mother, has been following the "Callings" faithfully. She is the only one who seems to have faith in the "Callings", and while Ben and Saanvi are looking for a rational explanation to the voices, Michaela is literally treating them like some sort of divine intervention that she has to follow in order to repent for her sins. She blames herself for the death of her best friend, Eve, and her mother and the "Callings" might be her only chance to seek redemption.
If you could give Michaela one piece of advice, what would you tell her to do? pic.twitter.com/dmzBs2471Q— Manifest (@NBCManifest) March 6, 2019
In that case, Michaela might be forgiven for her sins and if she continues her good deeds, Death might also let her live.
3. Cal is back from the dead
Cal was not supposed to be alive had he not switched planes that day with his father. Suffering from leukemia, doctors had claimed that he would not survive for more than two years but when he returned, five-and-a-half years had already passed, and Cal hadn't aged a day. However, Cal developed clairsensitive powers which enabled him to perceive the future, and everything that is supposed to happen. In fact Cal was the one who first revealed that they would all eventually die.
Considering these factors, it can be said that Cal probably died on that plane during the turbulence, but is back from the dead to either help out the other passengers during their last few years or to finish what he had been sent to do.
Cal is also the Holy Grail, and as we all know the Holy Grail is known to possess healing powers, which only indicates Cal's tendencies to help heal people from their past.
Hopefully, 'Manifest' will be renewed for Season 2 soon and when that happens, we might get a little closer to solving the mystery of the show and getting some much-needed answers.