'Manifest': Griffin might just have an important role in Season 2, predict fans

Griffin, Michael and Zeke have the grief of guilt in common, but Griffin is a step ahead since he was consciously responsible for his brother's death


                            'Manifest': Griffin might just have an important role in Season 2, predict fans
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Marc Menchaca's character James Griffin's entry has changed a lot about the "Callings" in 'Manifest'. Coming from creator Jeff Rake, the NBC show has been following the aftermath of a plane mystery, where after going missing for almost five-and-a-half years, the passengers of Montego Air Flight began to hear strange voices in their heads, which they referred to as "Callings".

Starring Josh Dallas (Ben Stone), Melissa Roxburgh (Michaela Stone), Athena Karkanis (Grace), Jack Messina (Cal), Matt Long (Zeke), and J.R. Ramirez (Jared), the passengers discovered they hadn't aged a day and are now under the impression that the days of their lives might be nearing to an end.

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Griffin was the first character who was perceiving the "Callings" from a criminal's point of view. It was revealed in Episode 15 that he is a convicted murderer who had pushed his own brother towards his death. Unlike Michaela and Zeke, who too have blood in their hands (Michaela was drinking and driving when her friend Eve died and Zeke didn't pay attention when his 15-year-old sister, Chloe, died) and are trying everything to get rid of the guilt, Griffin chose not to repent. In fact, in Episode 16 he actually took the "Callings" public but immediately after that his body began to squeeze out an enormous amount of water, much more than the human body could endure.



 

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A fan on Reddit has an interesting theory about Michaela, Zeke, and Griffin's situation being the same. The fan mentioned, "Did these 2 return to help Michaela or are they connected somehow. The 3 of them have deaths of loved ones that they blame on themselves. Mics mom is dead when she returns, Zeke's mom didn’t want to talk to him and Griffin had no biological parents in his life. Then you have the drowning factor that connects Zeke's sister and Griffin almost drowning. Also, Zeke and Griffin have both been to jail, I don’t think Mic went to jail for the car accident. But her being a cop may have a connection."

Griffin had refused to cooperate even when Michaela tried to persuade him. (IMDb)
Griffin had refused to cooperate even when Michaela tried to persuade him. (IMDb)
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Michaela had tried to lend a hand to Griffin as she had done with Zeke but that didn't quite work out. Griffin was adamant about not discussing his "Calling" with Michaela, and even when she urged him to speak up, he only declared that he would use the power for his own good, Griffin ultimately died, but his story might have left behind a major clue for us.

Other than the fact that the passengers are bound to die within a span of five years, it seems that each passenger will die doing things that they wanted to do. Griffin wanted the public to see what the "Callings" were capable of and evidently, his demise took place in the middle of a town square. So can that mean Montego Air Flight 828, which destroyed itself in the first episode, will return to take the passengers to their final destination? Maybe.