One Truth Leads to Five (103.26)

103.26 SYNOPSIS:  Grace tells Ben she never stopped loving him. Michaela is at Evie’s playing cards with Beverly. Jared sits at the office looking over Vance’s business card before tearing it up. The episode ends with Ben finishing his resume when Michaela arrives saying they need to go see Saanvi.

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Truth number one

Ben walks through the living room to the kitchen where Grace is washing dishes. 

BEN: So, this guy do you love him?

GRACE: I love you, Ben. I never stopped. Not for a moment. Not for 5 1/2 years. Okay?

BEN: I love you, too.

GRACE: I know you do. And we’re picking up right where we left off before we were so rudely interrupted.

They embrace.

/BEGIN MUSIC—FEEL TO BELIEVEVIEW LYRICS

🔵 TWEET by Jeff Rake

🎵 You lose it, Just to find it 🎵
🎵 And as you walk right by it 🎵
🎵 You forget how you got there 🎵
🎵 And why you never meant to stay 🎵

Truth number two

Scene switches to Michaela playing cards with Beverly.

🎵 And if one truth leads you to five 🎵
🎵 I still don’t believe in your reasons why 🎵
🎵 I just don’t believe in why 🎵

📷 RELATED PHOTO: Michaela and Beverly

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Truth number three

Scene switches to Jared at his desk tearing up Vance’s business card.

🎵 And if one truth leads you to five 🎵
🎵 I still don’t believe in your reasons why 🎵
🎵 It’s like this. 🎵

Truth number four

Scene switches to Stone’s living room.  Olive and Ben are on couch looking at a tablet, while

📷 RELATED PHOTO: Olive and Cal

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Truth number five

Ben is typing a resume on the dining room table.

/DOOR OPENS/

Michaela walks in.

🎵 It’s the right time It’s our time 🎵
🎵 It’s our turn to discover. 🎵

/END MUSIC/

📷 RELATED PHOTO: Ben's Resume

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Saanvi discovers something important

MICHAELA: Hey. I’ve been calling you. So has Saanvi.

BEN:  Oh, sorry, I’m in the zone. What’s up?

MICHAELA: She needs to see us.

BEN: [SIGHS]

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2 thoughts on “One Truth Leads to Five (103.26)

  1. Following is an example of the dialogue that reveals why I immensely dislike the writing that portrays Grace’s “scripted” character.

    Ben asks Grace, “So, this guy do you love him? Grace’s response, “I love you, Ben. I never stopped. Not for a moment. Not for 5 1/2 years. Okay?” Ben then replies, “I love you, too.”

    Grace had to have feelings for Danny. Why not tell Ben how she feels. At this point in the story, was she trying not to hurt Ben’s feeling? Or was she seriously considering leaving Ben for Danny?

    Don’t forget that Grace told Ben, “… we’re picking up right where we left off before we were so rudely interrupted.” That was then; this is now.

    Grace is now pregnant and the only real conversation they’ve ever had about Danny is, “… none of those men are the one man you’re really asking about. You don’t know that man. You’ve never met him. And you will never have to because you came home. You’re finally home.” (103.21)
    Ironically, on the very next day, Grace picked a fight with Ben about Olive’s shoplifting incident after communicating with Danny and being away from home on a “mystery” trip for hours. (104.23)

    When it comes to the soap opera drama part of Manifest, Grace’s character is portrayed as being dishonest and manipulative. Ben’s character is weak and passive. Danny’s character is substantially irrelevant and sucks up all the oxygen in the Stone family’s relationships.

    Hopefully, Grace’s character receives better dialogue (writing) in S2. Ben is more assertive in his marriage. And Danny’s character disappears from the storylines altogether.

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