Execution always makes a difference, but there are other factors that work in the favor of the show. We reached out to fans in our quest to find out what made the show so appealing
The show has already pulled in quite a huge audience for NBC with its slow-burning storyline and maybe the network will be consider renewing it for a Season 2
The finale might give us a different perspective on the "Callings" but that cannot be the conclusion to the show, which has left so many questions unanswered
He came in like a gust of wind and clearly is calling for destruction, but what is his purpose and why does he want the public involved?
All the 15 episodes have led to this, and it seems the 'Callings' have fallen in very wrong hands this time
Michaela always had feelings for Jared but he couldn't entirely comprehend her struggle with the "Callings" which is something she has in common with Zeke
The show might not have received a nod from the network for renewal yet, but chances are it will return for a second season
Rumors abound Fox may decide not to renew The Passage for a 2nd season as ratings aren't quite living up to expectations. That would be a calamitous blow to fans of high quality TV
The new character, like Zeke, was not on the plane, but he seems to know a lot more about the 'Callings' than Michaela or anyone else
Michaela rescued the man who had been drowned for almost 80 hours and still made it out alive, and yes, he is hearing the voices too
The two had been receiving the same 'Callings' even before they met, and now it seems they might just put their heads together for the case
Red X's was all over the place in Episode 13, at the Stones' house and at the hospital, and it might signify the rising hatred against the passengers of Flight 828
Cal has been called the Holy Grail of the show, but Jack Messina sees his character in a very different light
His 'Callings' have always been different, and being a kid, he never fights them, simply accepts them. Could it be he is more intune with the 'Callings' because he's a kid?
He went from being an enemy to a trusted friend and his death was hard to accept, but chances are he is actually still alive
Both of them share a similar interest for the 'Callings' and they want to get into the depth of it; so does that mean they are the same person?
We are set to see something dangerous approaching the Stone family, and Michaela will probably move away from the toxic life she was in
She has never spoken about her life before the mysterious flight, but it turns out she was haunted by a tragedy right before boarding the plane
Her tragedy is she did not know any better when her daughter's life was threatened, but once she got the chance to make her situation better, she grabbed it
The two got together after they received the same 'Calling' and now they are one step closer to solving the biggest clue of the mysterious happenings in 'Manifest'
Zeke and Michaela are sharing the same trauma from two different perspectives, something Jared will not understand
She has always believed that all things come together for the good with regards to the "Callings", but is she making it a lifelong pursuit? Perhaps.
The three women are simply not driven by passion but they use their minds to understand things and work accordingly
Matt Long's character, Zeke, is standing proof of the fact that the passengers returning aren't the only miracles that happened
She was the mastermind behind the mirror neurons, but she might not be the mastermind behind the disappearance of the plane
The couple has been at odds with each other, but their love never let them give up on their marriage even when times were bad
He came to the Stone family after the plane disappeared, and has been a regular visitor, but does he have other intentions than he professes
Be it Grace, Saanvi or Bethany, these characters do not have a central role to play on the show but are on the periphery of Ben's and Michaela's existence
Although its premise remains a subject of interest, it is the execution of the show's plot that has probably caused its current lean patch
Cal might just be the Holy Grail since he is someone who knows what happened on the plane and he is the only one from the plane who actually benefitted from the time lapse
The Stone family drama escalated in the last episode when Ben was practically asked to leave his own house by a stranger
The emergence of the texts could mean that the divorce proceedings between the couple could be further complicated
The Holy Grail has been the subject of several works of art, and probably Jeff Rake chose not to differ from the ancient legends.
Jeff Rake has been dropping hints in every episode, but this time he has given us the biggest one yet as the show delves deeper into alien theories and government conspiracies
While some passengers have been trying to find the truth, others have been hiding the truth, and it about time that all the secrets are revealed
Michaela should have probably considered the fact that things are over between her and Jared, and it's time for her to move on, believe some fans
Grace almost reached breaking point after asking Ben to leave, but this time things have already gone way out of hand to be fixed
Michaela's vision was a recurring pattern throughout the tenth episode; in fact, sometimes it seemed to be the key that might change the course of their investigation.
He was mostly absent from the show after his initial role as the Captain, but he is about to come back as a game changer
Fans have been pouring their thoughts out about how much they want Jared and Michaela to ultimately end up together because they are meant to be
The show is returning and fans surely cannot hold in their excitement about the mystery that has left everyone at the edge of their seats.
The plane was either abducted by government agencies or was wrapped in an alien-created wormhole... Whatever it is, it is insane!
She has been a mother, a wife, a sister-in-law, and a victim, but more than any of that she has always been a woman with a mind of her own
Cal's clairsensitive powers are unique because it is only he who is able to predict things, but what if there's more to him? What if he is the mastermind?
She has lost her mother, her best friend, and her fiance, and maybe it is time that she gets up on her feet and begin a new life.
She deserves the spotlight just as much as the Stone family and the character might have a lot more to offer than just support.
The creator introduced several plot points and, after a while, they only became history as the show seemed to have forgotten about them
Bethany almost seemed to have disppeared but her name kept appearing on the show, even when she was arrested by the FBI.
Friends turn against each other as a result of the social media pressure that we are shrouded by in the 82-minute long episode directed by Indie filmmaker Sophia Takal
Cal and Olive have truly overcome a real test of time. In spite of their distorted age difference, they continue to be best friends