Manifest Se 1 Ep 13 Recap: “Cleared for Approach”

Featured Scenes

Episode 113 - Scene Thumbnails
Bait Shop I (113.1)
Lists of Questions (113.2)
Checking Out (113.3)
Billboard Sign (113.4)
"Go Back!" I  (113.5)
Back Home (113.6)
Bait Shop II (113.7)
"X" Marks the Spot (113.8)
Hike in the Woods (113.9)
Police Investigation (113.10)
"Go Back!" II (113.11)
Father and Daughter (113.12)
Aftershock Theory (113.13)
Sharing of Wrongs (113.14)
Anti-828 sentiment (113.15)
In Loving Memory (113.16)
The Peacock (113.17)
Live-streamed (113.18)
Mother and Son (113.19)
Ben's Arrest (113.20)
"Go Back!" III (113.21)
An Ugly Mark (113.22)
Red X at Hospital (113.23)
Pictograph (113.24)

Episode 13 – Cleared for Approach

Scene Recaps

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Bait Shop I (113.1)

Bait Shop I (113.1)

Zeke has a flashback to December 2017 when he purchased the Celebrity Dossier magazine from a bait shop before going hiking on the mountain. The clerk behind the counter has his own theory why Flight 828 went missing: the Russians plucked it out of the sky.
Lists of Questions (113.2)

Lists of Questions (113.2)

Zeke explains to Michaela how he cut his hand after the blizzard packed him in the cave and he did not have the tools to break through the snow or ice. Michaela changes Zeke's bandage. When Ben says he's ready to go back to the city, Zeke says he is not ready yet. Michaela agrees to stay with Zeke. Ben is suspicious of Zeke because Zeke does not mention or want to reconnect with family. When Ben mentions Jared, Michaela says she does not want to involve him right now.
Checking Out (113.3)

Checking Out (113.3)

Saanvi checks out Cal at the hospital. Ben who remains suspicious of Zeke gives Saanvi a plastic blag which has a bloodstained bandage. Saanvi will use it to run tests to see if Zeke has the same blood marker has the 828ers.
Billboard Sign (113.4)

Billboard Sign (113.4)

On their way home from the hospital, while stopping at a red light, Ben, Cal and Grace see a billboard demanding an investigation of the 828er's. It questions that they are even human. It has a big red "X" on the airplane. At the bottom is a website address, “828demandthetruth”
"Go Back!" I  (113.5)

“Go Back!” I (113.5)

Meanwhile, back at the cabin, Michaela is trying to help Zeke process what happened to him. She describes her own reentry as difficult. They both have the same calling. They are transported to a rocky outcrop where they are under the night sky looking up at the stars. They both hear Zeke's voice say, "Go Back". Michaela thinks it means they need to go back to the cave.
Back Home (113.6)

Back Home (113.6)

Olive and grandpa Steve give Cal a big hug when he returns. After Ben tells Grace that it might be too risky to tell Olive about the callings, Grace agrees, but also realizes from her own experience that keeping Olive from the rest of the family has its own dangers.
Bait Shop II (113.7)

Bait Shop II (113.7)

While at the store gathering supplies for the one hour hike back to the cave, Michaela discovers a missing person poster of Zeke. The Clerk tells her that Zeke's sister Chloe died on the same mountain in 2006.  When Michaela returns to the cabin, Zeke is gone.
"X" Marks the Spot (113.8)

“X” Marks the Spot (113.8)

Ben and the family are playing Bananagrams when Jared stops over who is worried about Michaela. While they are talking someone throws a brick through the window. Ben and Jared run out toward the street as a man leaves in a truck. After Jared goes after them, Ben goes back toward the house and sees that the man had also spray painted a big red "X" on the Stone's front door.
Hike in the Woods (113.9)

Hike in the Woods (113.9)

Michaela catches up with Zeke on a trail in the woods. When he continues to walk away from her, she confronts him about his sister, Chloe. Zeke stops walking, and shares with Michaela his heartache of how Chloe's death tore his familyl apart. When Michaela asks him to trust her, Zeke agrees to take her to the cave, but then he has to get off the mountain.
Police Investigation (113.10)

Police Investigation (113.10)

The police arrive to gather facts and prints about the vandalism. Ben shows them a video from the front door surveillance camera. Grace who is concerned about the kids wants to know who would do such a thing.
"Go Back!" II (113.11)

“Go Back!” II (113.11)

Zeke and Michaela find the cave. When they go inside, they have another experience of the calling, "Go Back." Michaela asks Zeke what the stars in the calling might mean. He shows her the necklace he gave his sister for her 9th birthday. It has a gold star attached to it. Zeke says he killed (although he did not mean to) his little sister.
Father and Daughter (113.12)

Father and Daughter (113.12)

After taping plastic over the broken window, Ben asks Olive how she is holding up over what happened. Olive tells her dad she knows about the callings. They agree that starting now it is going to be a wide-open book between them; no more secrets.
Aftershock Theory (113.13)

Aftershock Theory (113.13)

Saanvi discovers that Zeke has the same blood marker as the 828ers. This convinces Ben that he is not lying.  Moreover, Sasanvi discovers that when Zeke was in the cave, their was an electrical storm in the center of the blizzard. After ben says that perhaps the earthquake was the terrestial equivalent of the turbulence, Saanvi comes up with her "Aftershock Theory": The plane was the earthquake, what happened to Zeke was the aftershock.
Sharing of Wrongs (113.14)

Sharing of Wrongs (113.14)

Zeke explains to Michaela that he was 15 when he took Chloe to the ravine. But when a girl who he hardly knew called him, he told his little sister to stop bugging him. An our later she her dead body was pulled up from the ravine. Ever since then he has suffered from guilt. Michaela then tells him about how her drinking and driving killed Evie.
Anti-828 sentiment (113.15)

Anti-828 sentiment (113.15)

The police interrogate a suspect in the vandalism case. Days earlier, Cody Webber had set up an 828 hate site. Ever since Daly stole the plane, a group of people think they are terrorists. While Jared is budy receiving an update on another case, Ben takes a peek at the police report on the table.
In Loving Memory (113.16)

In Loving Memory (113.16)

Zeke shares a remembrance of his sister at a memorial marker. Afterwards, they set out to build a stone monument in her honor.
The Peacock (113.17)

The Peacock (113.17)

While Ben is speaking with Olive one of her school books drops and spreads wide open. When Ben picks it up, he sees a picture of a peacock and has a flashback to the day of the Red Hook explosion. Ben says that since then he has learned that peacocks are an early symbol of resurrection. Olive tells him that they are also messengers for the goddess Juno.
Live-streamed (113.18)

Live-streamed (113.18)

Ben shows up at Cody Webber's place of business and tells him to stay away from his family. Noticing that Ben seess Cal's picture on his desk. Cody says, "Cute kid. I wonder if he bleeds." After knocking a lamp off the desk, and swiping a camcorder out of the hands of someone, he gets in Cody's face and threatens him. When the police arrive, Cody says the whole interaction was live streamed.
Mother and Son (113.19)

Mother and Son (113.19)

In a very touching scene, Cal asks his mom what's wrong with him, and if he is a freak, even suspecting that he might not be himself anymore. Grace comforts Cal saying she knows exactly who he is. He is her little boy. Moms know these things.
Ben's Arrest (113.20)

Ben’s Arrest (113.20)

Ben is arrested and taken to the 119th police precinct, where Jared confronts him in the interrogation room. Jared tells him that he has played right into this hate group's hands. Although Ben is allowed to walk, Jared tells him if it happens again he nor Michaela will not be able to help him.
"Go Back!" III (113.21)

“Go Back!” III (113.21)

When Zeke and Michaela finish building the monument, and Zeke places his sister's star necklace on it, they embrace. They then receive the "Go Back" calling a third time. But this time there is lightning in the night sky, and they hear Michaela's voice, not Zeke's. Michaela thinks that it means that Zeke must go back to the city with her.
An Ugly Mark (113.22)

An Ugly Mark (113.22)

As Grace takes the Mythology text book off of sleeping Olive’s chest, she hears metal rattling. It’s Ben on his knees trying to wash the "ugly mark off [his] family's house." Grace who is teary-eyed invites Ben back into her life telling him she needs him. After Grace kisses Ben's hand, she grabs a sponge from a blue bucket and together they try to get rid of the red mark from their house.
Red X at Hospital (113.23)

Red X at Hospital (113.23)

As Saanvi leaves work, she notices a red X on her lab door. —
Pictograph (113.24)

Pictograph (113.24)

When Michaela tells Zeke that she wishes she could redo her own reentry, Zeke says that perhaps that is why she found him, to help him change his reentry. They while holding hands and discover a pictograph on a rock wall of two stick figures holding hands with stars above them. When they realize that drawing is of them, dark lightning flashes across the sky.

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