'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 7: TJ dies saving Olive and fans are heartbroken for her
Just when viewers thought Olive and TJ were going to be happy together, the show ripped off the carpet from right under us
This week's episode of 'Manifest' would have been a tough one for viewers to watch. One of the characters we met in the second season of the show met an untimely ending in Episode 7.
TJ Morrison (Garrett Wareing) was a college student and an 828 passenger who was initially accused of murder after he got a calling. He worked with Ben Stone (Josh Dallas) to prove his innocence.
In the process, we learned that he lost everything in the time that Flight 828 was missing. His mother died and all his belongings were seemingly lost. However, he did get one box back when they learned that the victim had it in her room.
Over the next few episodes, TJ worked with Ben and we saw him get closer to Olive Stone (Luna Blaise), Ben's daughter. While Olive was drifting towards the Church of Believers, TJ did a better job than Ben in understanding what she was going through.
Just when viewers thought Olive and TJ were going to be happy together, the show ripped off the carpet from right under us.
In this week's episode, a zealous believer tries to kill all passengers. Ben, Michaela, Jared and Zeke are able to save most. However, TJ sacrifices himself so that Ben can take Olive out of the burning building. Before Ben can go back for TJ, the building explodes.
Fans were understandably upset at the turn of events.
One viewer tweeted, "Poor #Manifest Olive has been thru so much. Just let her have some fun in her teenage years. NOPE first BF dies in a fire."
Another wrote, "As soon as TJ said he finally had something to live for I knew he'd be the one to die. Can’t ever say dialogue like that and not die immediately after." A fan tweeted, "Y'all TJ became my fav person on that show right from the first time we saw him this season. I am actually in tears oh #manifest."
Many viewers sympathized with Olive. One tweeted, "No No No. TJ was Olive's rock with all the turmoil. You can't do that to her." Another said, "Passed off... I wanted olive to have her happy ever after with TJ. Why did they do this?"
'Manifest' airs on NBC on Monday nights at 10/9c.