Why is 'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 8 not airing this week and when will it air next?

Episode 7 featured the presumed death of a beloved character, TJ Morrison and left viewers deeply shocked


                            Why is 'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 8 not airing this week and when will it air next?
Ben Stone (NBC)

If you religiously follow 'Manifest', Episode 7 may have left you disheartened. The end saw a major twist after Ben Stone (Josh Dallas), his sister Michaela Stone (Melissa Roxburgh), Saanvi  Bahl (Parveen Kaur) and Adrian (Jared Grimes) had a shared calling. 

The episode featured the presumed death of a beloved character, TJ Morrison (Garrett Wareing) and it left viewers deeply shocked. The big question in most minds is: Is TJ really dead or are the showrunners pulling another Robert Vance stunt aka the NSA director who faked his death in the first season? 

Fans are waiting to see what transpires in the next episode but they might have to hold their horses. This week, 'Manifest' is on a break. Instead of the show, NBC will air a special 'Little Big Shots - You Don't Have to Be Big, to Be a Big Deal' at 10 pm ET. In the hour-long special, host Melissa McCarthy will be introducing some remarkable kids.

Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone, Jared Grimes as Adrian and Josh Dallas as Ben Stone (NBC)

To catch the next episode of 'Manifest' on NBC, you will have to wait until March 2, 2020, when it airs at 10 pm ET.

Fans are clearly distraught. One viewer posted, "Who gave #Manifest a break until March 2nd. I’d like to speak to the manager," and another wrote, "@NBCManifest writers, WTH?? First, you break my #Benvi heart with the reveal that Saanvi’s a lesbian, then Jared betrays Mick, and *then* you kill TJ?! This was WAY too much to deal with in one episode!!" 

One upset fan wrote, "I thought because we waited until January that there would be no breaks but ok." Another pointed out, "I knew there was going to be a break. That episode was too intense to not be a sort of midseason finale kind of episode. Damn, RIP TJ for protecting Olive. I wish there was more for him. It's surreal that the journal somehow had a picture of Ben and Olive." Another said, "Man this breaks my heart. Going to miss TJ."

One young fan said, "So...um...#manifest has ruined my school break bc I have to wait until next Monday and after the episode I just watched I don't think I can handle that."

Titled 'Carry One', the next episode has been directed by Nicole Rubio and written by Jeff Rake.

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