'Manifest': Is Vance really the friend he is claiming to be? Find out in the coming fall finale
Whose side is Vance on? Is he a sincere police officer trying to bring down the bad guys, or an authority figure trying to suppress civilians?
Daryl Edwards' character Vance, in NBC's record-breaking show 'Manifest', has managed to move from bad guy to good guy veering away from the dark side his character embraced in the first few episodes. He is one character who has evolved with every series and has finally come full circle. Vance started off as a character who would mostly be on the list of the antagonists. He was someone who was in a constant tussle with the hero, Ben. However, over the last few episodes, the two have set their differences aside to fight the main enemy at hand.
The last few episodes have projected Vance under a completely different light, as compared to previous ones where he was working for the government and was clearly anti-civilian in his approach. However, once he was able to trust Ben, he decided on keeping his secret, not even disclosing it to his immediate assistant, Detective Powell.
Yet we are not sure if the two are actually planning a plot of their own, and if Vance is simply posing to be a friend to draw information out of Ben. A fan on Twitter commented, "Don’t trust Vance or the Cigarette smoking man, those two bastards are cut from the same cloth."
Although Vance has been helping Ben out, even by going to the extent of working behind the NSA, the question still remains if Vance can be trusted? Since the beginning, Vance has kept a close eye on the Stone siblings, as they followed their "callings" which they still maintain as a secret. Vance, who was always doubtful of their source of information, always kept a close eye on them but never harmed them. He had even asked Jared to spy on Michaela, although he was well aware that Jared would never say a word about Michaela's whereabouts. Some fans have also affirmed, "I'm not ready to completely trust Vance just yet."
We certainly don't know where Vance stands when it comes to the entire mystery surrounding the disappearance of Montego Air Flight 828, however, we do know that he was certainly not aware of the missing passengers and the experiments that were carried out by the UDS. He has also voiced his angst about NSA's mismanagement in the case of the missing passengers and has taken things in his own hands to take the task forward. While some fans are doubtful about Vance's allegiance, others have claimed that they always saw it coming. "I will probably be proven wrong, but I actually liked Vance from the beginning. "
Vance is one of those rare characters in the show who has been hard to fathom. While on one hand, he is a member of the authority which is often the main culprit behind any mishap, on the other hand, Vance has never shown any form of suppressive behavior towards the civilians.
He certainly has been spying on the Stone siblings but only to find out if their research is authentic enough for him to take the case ahead. He is a man of doubt, and he would consider every reason to keep that doubt unless he is strongly proven otherwise. Whether Vance is on the good side or the bad side can only be found out in the fall finale which is set to air on Monday at 10 p.m. on NBC.