'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 5: Ben's calling says 'Save Her' and fans are convinced it is about Olive
In the present, Olive comes clean to her parents about being part of the Church of Believers as Ben and the fans worry about her involvement with them
This article contains spoilers for 'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 5 'Coordinated Flight'.
There were quite a few reveals in this week's episode of 'Manifest' on NBC. We learned that Grace and Ben are having a baby girl, that Ben's new colleague is behind the attacks on the 828 passengers, and that Jared's new girl and her brother could be quite dangerous.
The biggest reveal, of course, was the realization that Olive could be more important to the Flight 828 mystery than anyone thought. A flashback in the episode showed that Olive was convinced even when she was a child that Ben, Michaela, and Cal were not really gone.
She and her mother, Grace, also see a tarot reader at the fair. The reader tells them that everything will turn out fine and gives Olive one of the tarot cards -- which has the same peacock symbol that is engraved on the watch Ben and Michaela acquired last week from another passenger. The passenger was convinced that the watch would protect him.
In the present, Olive comes clean to her parents about being part of the Church of Believers. At the beginning of the episode, Ben gets a calling that tells him, "Save her," and though initially he believes it is about Grace, and then about his unborn child, by the end of the episode, he is convinced that it is about Olive.
He sees the Believers' pamphlet in Olive's room and gets the calling again as he crumples it. He then goes out in a hood and beats up Adrian -- one of the 828 passengers and head of the Church -- and tells him to stay away from Olive.
We are not sure Ben's method will work as Olive seems intent on continuing with the Church. She has even got TJ -- another 828 passenger -- to attend the meetings with her.
Though it is not explicitly stated that Olive is the one that needs to be saved, fans are convinced that it is her as well, as they believe she is going down the wrong path and that continuing with the Church will put her in danger.
After the scene with the tarot reader, fans are also convinced that Olive is a central figure in the 828 mystery. One viewer opined, "dude I think Olive plays a way bigger role in this whole situation than anyone thinks. cause like how????? and she was so worried about being left out but like what if it all boils down to HER??? #Manifest."
'Manifest' airs on NBC on Monday nights.