Time for Answers (106.16)

106.16 SYNOPSIS: After escaping the facility, Jared wants more information from Michaela and she comes clean about everything: the visions, the riddles, the government and the facility. Lucky for her, Jared believes her and says she isn’t alone. Michaela debates going back to the facility to investigate what is going on because other law enforcement isn’t to be trusted. —>

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Jared’s umpteenth time


Scene shifts to country road, where Michaela and Jared are driving.

MICHAELA: Jared, you can slow down. They’re not following us.

The car stops suddenly. Jared gets out. Michaela follows. 

JARED: Michaela, enough is enough. That’s it, time for some answers. Like, why did we just find a government black site guarded by a bunch of Blackwater wannabes? And more importantly, why don’t you seem at all surprised? No, no, no, don’t even think about telling me you can’t explain, Michaela, or give me some half-truth. We’re way past that now.

Michaela finally tells all


MICHAELA: You’re right, okay? You do deserve to know the truth, but I don’t have the answers that you are looking for.

JARED: Try me. It’s me, okay? I’m trying to help you here, can’t you see that? Please, tell me what’s going on.

MICHAELA: The cases that we solved, like the Pyler sisters, I had help. I hear things. Sometimes I see things, too.

JARED: Like hallucinations?

MICHAELA: I am not crazy, J. This is happening to a lot of us.

JARED: Passengers on the flight?


JARED: Ben, too?

MICHAELA: Look, you need to understand something.

JARED: Michaela, you realize that.

MICHAELA: Let me finish, please. These voices, they want us to fix things. It’s like a puzzle that we are being called to solve.

JARED: What does this have to do with that farm back there? I don’t know, but I think the government knows what is happening, and whatever’s going on in that farm is a danger to all of us, especially Cal. [PAUSE] I need to call Ben and tell him what we found. I’m sorry.

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Melissa Roxburgh: It’s interesting to see what happens after this, too, in terms of how Jared deals with this new information and how he looks at her, and how he cares for her because of it. It does add a new layer to their relationship.1

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  1. Michaela told Jared, “The cases that we solved, like the Pyler sisters, I had help. I hear things. Sometimes I see things, too.” Jared would later ask, “Ben, too?”

    This conversation took place before Michaela and Jared had sex after her return. It also took place before Jared had sex with Tamara (who is the bartender at an X’ers hangout).

    Why is Jared hanging out at the X’ers bar? To protect or get revenge against Michaela? Regardless of the answer(s), Jared’s endgame doesn’t make sense. Why did he give Michaela’s investigative files to Simon White? To protect Michaela? Or to do her harm?

    Why is he sleeping with Tamara? He’s going under the covers with Tamara to protect Michaela from what? And if he’s not protecting Michaela, exactly what does he thinks he doing?

    Maybe it’s like the catatonic patients; and Bill Daly and Fiona Clarke? Perhaps it’s all about symbolism, i.e., Jared is punishing himself because he married Michaela’s BFF, Lourdes. Then he cheated on his wife Lourdes with Michaela. Now he’s getting revenge on Michaela by sleeping with Tarmara, the bartender at an X-er hangout.

    In order for Jared to have an endgame, he would need a workable plan. Will there be flashbacks? Like everything else in Manifest, the writers decided to keep whatever Jared’s endgame is a secret from the audience. On the other hand, what will be the first to disappear … the secrets … or the audience?

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