'Manifest': Olive might have received Cal's 'Calling' when he went missing with Montego Air Flight 828
Cal was the first to experience the 'Calling' but chances are, due to their twin connection, he was able to pass on to Olive the fact that he was still alive those fateful 5 years
The final episode of NBC's 'Manifest' offered us a glimpse of what the fate of the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 will be. Coming from creator Jeff Rake, the series has been following the mystery surrounding Flight 828 which went missing for almost five-and-a-half years. However, none of the passengers had aged a day when they returned and the sudden break in their aging became prominent especially with the relationship between the twins, Cal (Jack Messina) and Olive (Luna Blaise). When Cal left on the plane he was of the same age as his sister, they were both 10 years old, but when he arrived, he was still 10 while Olive had grown up to be 15 years old.
Over the course of the show, the two eventually bonded over their relationship and soon Olive almost became an ally to Cal as they tried to solve the mystery of the missing plane together.
However, there is one aspect of their relationship which might turn out to be a crucial point on the show. Even when Cal did not return for all those years, Olive would claim that she could feel Cal's presence. When everyone around her was mourning the death of the passengers, Olive found it hard to believe that her twin was dead. It was as though she could feel that he was alive but didn't really know how. So how did Olive know that Cal was not dead? Was it simply a twin thing?
There are several stories over the years that state how twins often share a strange telepathic connection. It is a common fact that twins can feel each other's pain whether it is physical or mental, they seem to have access to each other's thoughts, emotions, and sometimes even dreams that they both seem to see together.
On several occasion on the show, Olive would always be aware of Cal's movements, what he was feeling, what he was thinking even before anybody else knew. Being a girl of reserved nature she would often choose to remain quiet about it unless Cal himself chose to speak. Can it be said, that Cal — who is being rumored to have been the voices' portal into the body of the passengers — was actually using Olive as a portal to reinstate his presence in her life?
When Grace (Athena Karkanis) was unable to do anything for two years, Olive did not seem to have been affected by the disappearance of the plane at all. It was almost like she was under the command of a "Calling" which was constantly telling her to not give up on her brother just yet.
Unlike Grace or Jared (JR Ramirez) or even her grandparents, Olive did not cry but was mostly worried about where Cal might be. When they finally arrived she was the first one to understand what Cal was going through. Even when everyone else found it hard to believe that these passengers were hearing voices in their heads, Olive seemed pretty comfortable with the "Callings" as though it was something very familiar. It also took her just a few minutes to figure out that Cal and the other passengers have barely five more years to live. So does that mean that Olive, too, had experienced the "Calling" right when Cal did? We don't know and hopefully, NBC will renew the show soon enough to give us a proper answer.