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  • Charles Moore Dec 12, 2019 at 4:28 pm on Danny’s Goodbye (110.27)"He could have continued to walk after the dining room confrontation." Agreed. For someone who sucks up more than his fair share of the show's oxygen, it would appear that producers and writers have had an extremely difficult time either making Danny's character relevant and or getting rid of him. The last known thing he said to Grace was, " You don’t need to say anything. If you’re ready, when you’re ready: next week, next month, next year, just say the word." After his goodbye speech, Grace and Ben borrowed his truck to search for Cal (112.6). Now that Grace is possibly pregnant with "Little Danny," will Danny be involved? Or will Ben irrefutably be declared the baby's daddy ... and Danny disappears from the story altogether? As I see it, good for Ben and good riddance to Danny. Regardless how everything unfolds, the "Grace is pregnant" storyline is something that has greatly disappointed (and continues to greatly disappoint) me far more than anything else taking place on the show. Period.
  • Charles Moore Dec 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm on Index to Manifest Season 1 Callings by Episode, Type, Character, and ScenesMany fans, other than those who participate on this site, wrongly assume the "first calling" was about the Pyler sisters. Actually, The Pyler sisters, "Set Them Free" calling was the 3rd calling (101.15). The 2nd calling took place on the bus when Michaela heard the words, "Slower! Slower!" (101.11). The very first calling "All Things" happened to Michaela when she was having a conversation with Grace (101.6). I suggest users of this site recommend it to others. Using the information contained here for entertainment or research purposes doesn't take anything away from other sites where Manifest is discussed. In fact, the information contained here can enhance those discussions.
  • Charles Moore Dec 10, 2019 at 1:45 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsAfter Olive's shoplifting incident at the Bluemercury, Ben went to pick her up in the family car. The Stone's only have one car. At least, that is what has been implied. In 103.14, Ben and Cal used a taxi and Grace (103.12) drove the car to work.So, when Grace unexpectedly left and returned home (104.23), she either took a taxi or agreed to Danny giving her a "ride" in his car ... or both. The unanswered question surrounding Grace's "mystery" trip remains: Why did she leave home, where did she go, and what did she do?
  • Charles Moore Dec 10, 2019 at 1:17 pm on One Truth Leads to Five (103.26)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.
  • Charles Moore Dec 10, 2019 at 11:27 am on Ben’s Termination (109.12)"His employment was terminated as of 8:00 p.m. yesterday evening ... it is imperative that we talk to Mr. Stone or his attorney as soon as possible." Ben has legal problems with J.P. Williamson. Ben also has financial problems when it comes to paying back his $500,000 Death Benefit (104.6) and supporting his family. Grace is pregnant and has problems of her own when it comes to managing her business, i.e., making payments on her HELOC loan; managing her baby, and managing her baby's daddy ... whoever that may be. Then there's Ben and Cal's "expiration date." S2 previews reveal that Ben has a job teaching at a college. Did J.P. Williamson forgive Ben for what happened and recommend him for his new job? When it comes to family problems, it would appear that Ben and Grace's only acceptable alternative is to face what's happening together. Separating and or divorcing simply doesn't make sense.
  • Charles Moore Dec 10, 2019 at 1:33 am on Sexy Math (104.14)Ben and Grace didn't get a chance to get back to "that 100% sexy math stuff." Instead, Olive got busted for shoplifting, and for some mysterious reason, Grace left home for hours and came back in a fighting rather than "sexy math" mood. Grace was about go upstairs and participate in some warm and tender loving with Ben. What happened? Did she rush from home to meet Danny and do the "sexy math stuff" she was so eager to do with Ben earlier? Absolutely nothing has been revealed regarding Grace's absence which would suggest otherwise.
  • Charles Moore Nov 21, 2019 at 4:45 pm on What are the Callings? Who are the Called? For what Purpose?"... we have yet to learn how or who is sending these callings." True. Perhaps, we'll never know who or what is behind the callings. The only thing that makes any sense is what you've written: "Perhaps the experiments ... performed on the missing passengers ... created a mind to mind communication ... a collective consciousness among the passengers, which has taken on a life of its own." There has been no other explanation. Period. So the experiments are definitely something which provide a plausible explanation. Thanks for the article, Don. More articles like this are needed.
  • Charles Moore Nov 18, 2019 at 4:23 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsWill the status of the catatonic 828 patients at Fiona Clarke's "friend's beach house" be revealed in season 2? What about the owner of the beach house? Who owns the property? And what about the location of Kelly Taylor's body? Will season 2 provide an answer?Then there's the mystery figure in Cal's drawing. Will an answer be revealed in season 2? Or will the events taking place in season 2 be separate and apart from season 1; except when it comes to unveiling the unknowns regarding the "cliffhangers" surrounding the season 1 finale?
  • Charles Moore Nov 14, 2019 at 2:32 pm on The Major (112.18)Jensen, "Our asset gave us false information." The Major's reply to Jensen was, "Autumn? Did she? I'm surprised. Was the Major really surprised by Autumn's behavior? Or was she simply being sarcastic? The Major had no problem when it came to kidnapping and torturing the 11 828 passengers, including Autumn. She also had no problem with her minions engaging in a deadly shoot-out with Robert Vance's Tactical Team. From the very beginning, the Major's character has been advertised as being a "larger than life" villain. Has she lived up to her reputation? Or is she nothing more than an overrated bureaucrat who's chasing her own wagging tail?
  • Charles Moore Nov 14, 2019 at 1:28 am on The Major’s Play (116.13)JANSEN: James Griffin just out-spewed the girl in “The Exorcist.” THE MAJOR: And? JANSEN: [SCOFFS] T-That doesn’t seem peculiar to you? THE MAJOR: The man is dead. When you’ve been doing this as long as I have, peculiar is just a signal that we have got work to do. "... doing this as long as I have ..." Nothing weird, strange, or out-of-place seems to surprise the Major. It would be good if fans knew more about the history of her "professional" backstory. And with great writing and imaginative storytelling, an entire episode showcasing her backstory would be highly intriguing. It would also be intriguing to know if (or how much) she actually knows about Zeke Landon. The Major is another one of the Manifest characters that has been written with too much "shades of grey." In not revealing the backstories of characters like the Major and others is why some in the viewing audience have criticized Manifest as being too slow-moving and not exciting.
  • Charles Moore Nov 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm on What’s Up with the Peacock in Manifest Episode 9 “Dead Reckoning”?Thanks for this article, Don. It's informative and highly intriguing. For example, when it comes to the peacock's relationship to Cal: and possibly to other 828'ers: "The reality that he is back from the dead is out of place. It almost suggests that his resurrection is not yet complete, or in process." Olive stated the peacock is the messenger of the Goddess Juno ... Juno represents the month of June ... which is part of the June 2, 2024 "death date." "Back from the dead and is out of place" is a theory that makes more sense than "Is dead and will be dead again." It's also logical to assume when it comes to Cal that "... his resurrection is not yet complete, or in process." This would indicate that June 2, 2024 is not a "death date," but possibly a second "resurrection date." Or the date for the completion of the "full resurrection" for Cal and other remaining 828'ers. It's evident that Cal and the 828'ers are "out of place" and "out of time" as far as the time-space continuum is concerned. So, what is the role of the "callings" in the ongoing transformation of Cal and others as they ascend toward resurrection? Callings are messages that unquestionably have a significant purpose(s). If the peacock is the messenger of the Goddess Juno, then where is Juno? And why is Cal special? Is he the Holy Grail? What is the Holy Grail? Too many questions. Not enough answers.
  • Charles Moore Nov 5, 2019 at 9:19 pm on SP Push (108.3)Laurence Belson said, "My source at the NSA tells me, Deputy Director Vance took an unexpected personal day. And now he’s offline, completely dark." It was good to know that Belson and the Major had a spy working for them at NSA. But here's what's frustrating about the writing and storylines in general: nothing is ever revealed or completed, whether it's directly connected to why or how Flight 828 disappeared or not. Who exactly was this mysterious spy at NSA? The producers and writers have a bad habit of throwing compelling information into a dark hole ... and leaving it there ... without any final resolution whatsoever. Not only is this type of "storytelling" frustrating, it's a huge "turn-off." Especially for an audience that's patiently following a complex mystery with an unknown number of pieces to its puzzle. Not asking writers to reveal any of the secrets behind the actual disappearance and return of Flight 828. But when it comes to naming spies at the NSA and mystery figures in Cal's drawings, the rule is simple: just KISS. Reveal the names in a timely manner and then move on. Nothing more. Nothing less.
  • Charles Moore Nov 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsAdrian is "pastor, minister" of The Church of the Returned. Cody Webber is "leader, organizer" of the Anti-828 movement. How much time will transpire before Webber's Anti-828'ers light a torch and burn Adrian's storefront church to the ground.Pure unadulterated hate is something that can't be sugarcoated. It is complete and absolute. Either Webber's organized hate group is all-in with its criminal behavior or the group's simply pretending to be something that its members are not. Confrontation between Adrian's Church and Webber's hate group is inevitable. Will Webber's hate group kill one of the people its members are pledged to hate? And will Adrian's followers "turn the other cheek" when confronted?
  • Charles Moore Nov 4, 2019 at 11:40 pm on Wrecking Ball I (110.17)What happened to Helen? Her husband, Paul Santino, abused her and was the reason she spent years in therapy. Fluffy soap opera stuff aside. For me, Helen and Paul's story is no less important than Ben and Grace's story. Unlike Paul, Ben never abused Grace. Did Helen stop running from Paul and decide to confront him? Did Paul get his memory back and "kill" Helen? Will Helen and Paul have a tragic or happy ending?
  • Charles Moore Oct 23, 2019 at 6:41 pm on “I Don’t Want to Die” (108.1)Cal said to his father, Ben, " I wasn’t afraid of a flight. I don’t want to be in New York. This is where I have cancer. No more school, no more anything. I don’t want to die." By the end of S1, Cal appears to have overcome his fear of dying. Cal said to his sister, Olive, regarding the 'death-day' expiration date, "It's okay, Ollie. I know. I just didn't know how to tell you." (116.20) Btw, what's happening with Cal's cancer. Is it in remission or has he been completely cured?
  • Charles Moore Oct 18, 2019 at 4:40 am on Accident Awareness (111.13)"Roger Mencin was found unresponsive in South Oyster Bay, and was pronounced dead." Did Dr. Mencin die of an accident or was he murdered? If it wasn't an accident, who murdered him and why? Is his death related to the mystery which involves who or what caused 828's appearance ... and return?
  • Charles Moore Oct 18, 2019 at 4:25 am on Where is Kelly’s Body? (103.27)"Saanvi says that there is no record of a Kelly Taylor being brought to any morgue in the city. The final shot of the episode has the government taking Kelly’s body to do their own autopsy." Was it the government? If so, which agency? Where is Kelly Taylor's body? Does her husband know? Will we ever know?
  • Sandra Ramkahalawan Oct 17, 2019 at 6:17 pm on Manifest: An explanation of why the plane exploded and what Season 2 might look likeIs a new season coming on & if so, when?
  • mk Oct 13, 2019 at 9:15 pm on What’s Going to Happen with Danny?I honestly just hope Danny leaves or dies. I don't care for him, and I don't think he's a good guy. He's creepy and just can't seem to leave Olive alone.
  • Charles Moore Oct 8, 2019 at 12:25 am on The Mystery Behind Flight 828I recently finished listening to all of the interviews by the cast and Jeff Rake at NYCC 2019. When I finished listening, I begin hearing strange voices inside my head "calling" out to me. I was advised that whoever or whatever caused Flight 828 to mysteriously vanish and then miraculously return years later is no longer important ... or relevant. I was informed the only thing fans should strenuously focus on now is the expiration death date. Nothing else matters. Except for what happens due to the cause and effect relationships resulting from the S1 finale cliffhangers.
  • Charles Moore Oct 7, 2019 at 2:46 pm on The Mirror Factor (107.15)Fiona Clarke said, "When we learn how to harness the power of collective consciousness with the Mirror Factor—Checkmate." After playing a game of chess, Thomas told Cal to work on his endgame. Is Clarke's "Checkmate" reference connected to Cal's "endgame?" Out of all of the characters, main or recurring, other than Saanvi, Fiona Clarke remains my favorite. IMHO taking Clarke's character off the chess board figuratively killed off one of the most impressive and intriguing characters on the show.
  • Charles Moore Oct 3, 2019 at 1:45 pm on Billboard Sign (113.4)"It questions that they are even human." Questions that make sense to me. Juxtapose all of the unanswered questions about the 828 passengers with the covert activities of the Major and others, then why wouldn't the Red "X" become symbolic of the public's fears and distrust? Two things. When it comes to the return of Flight 828, who is responsible for reassuring the public that everyone is safe? And what specifically is the "who is responsible" doing to assure the safety of both the public and the 828 returnees? Under the circumstances presented, major conflict is unavoidable. Especially with the ongoing situations involving the callings, dark lightning, kidnappings and torture, and non 828'ers allegedly returning from the dead based on what happened to Flight 828. Where does the story of Manifest go from here? To chaos? Or to "everything is connected?"
  • Charles Moore Sep 25, 2019 at 1:02 pm on How one of Cal’s Drawings in Se 1 Ep 12 Reveals Manifest’s Twists and TurnsCal's drawings have been very intriguing ... and at times highly entertaining. His (crayon) drawing at the Red Hook facility which helped Robert Vance's Tactical Team locate the passengers being held captive was drama at its very best. His drawing showing Ben, Grace, and Michaela watching themselves in a mirror deserves a standing ovation. "As a result, we may soon find that future episodes will revisit everything that we have seen this season from a different vantage point." I hope that you are correct. Revisiting two of Cal's drawings from a different vantage point would substantially help. The mystery figure in his family portrait drawing (102.15) and his drawing of the wolf attacking his aunt Michaela (114.22) have yet to be explained. Is the mystery figure and the wolf attacking his aunt in his drawings one and the same? The proper manifestation of twists and turns in storytelling is what separates the good from the bad.
  • Charles Moore Sep 24, 2019 at 10:49 pm on What are the Callings? Who are the Called? For what Purpose?"Some callings are sent privately to one person. Other callings have a party line feel to them." Michaela shared callings with the other 19 passengers who were compelled to return to the airport to witness the plane's explosion on the tarmac; and she also shared callings with Ben, Saanvi, and Zeke and the passengers held hostage at the Red Hook facility. Cal has shared callings with Marko, Michaela, and Zeke. Cal also shared mutual callings with the 20 passengers at the airport and with the passengers held captive at Red Hook. So, yes, some callings have definitely had a party line feel to them. "What is the purpose of callings?" That's the $64,000 question. Why didn't Fiona Clarke experience callings? On the other hand, what was the purpose of Flight 828's baffling disappearance and its mystifying return?
  • Charles Moore Sep 21, 2019 at 4:28 pm on Index to Manifest Season 1 Callings by Episode, Type, Character, and ScenesDuring an interview with TV Guide, showrunner Jeff Rake was asked, "How the passengers interpret the Calling seems to be key in understanding the series so what can you tell me about the Calling? Is it omniscient? What does it want?" Rake's answer, in part, was, "The way you posed the question, 'what does the Calling want?' presumes that the Calling is something. That presumes that the Calling is omniscient. It may be, it may not be." After reading Rake's "non-answer," I'm more confused about Callings now than before I read the interview. My interpretation of Rake's "answer" is that Callings may or may not be responsible when it comes to providing 'instructions' and or 'controlling' the behavior of 828'ers. In short, it's left up to how individuals like Ben, Michaela, Saanvi, and Cal decide to utilize their Callings; i.e., if they decided to completely ignore a Calling, there would be no consequences? According to Rake, "And therefore, the significance is what the individual chooses to do with the Calling. That would mean everyone experiencing the Calling may not just be pawns in some larger universal force." May not just be pawns? Then why did the 20 passengers show up to witness the plane blow-up on the tarmac? Did they do so on their own free-will or were they 'collectively' forced to do so by some unknown entity?
  • Charles Moore Sep 16, 2019 at 4:33 am on Passengers are called (101.24)In this scene, Michaela is the Narrator and is speaking in the past tense. Which means her voice is speaking from some future point in the upcoming timeline. When and where in the timeline will probably remain a secret. But are the passengers' "callings" a threat to the world or a cure for some imminently impending disaster? After all, the plane was destroyed for a reason. Were the passengers of 828 gifted with "callings" accidentally or have they been "collectively" programmed by an invisible celestial entity for some sinister or benevolent purpose? Perhaps, the real threat to the world is whoever or whatever's behind the disappearance of 828. And it just might not be the government ... including the vigilante appointed, enigma-hunting, Major. The "called" passengers simply could be a Trojan Horse ... hiding the danger that's yet to come.
  • Charles Moore Sep 15, 2019 at 4:42 am on Treating Cal’s Illness (106.15)What makes Cal the unquestioned "special returnee" among all of the other 828 returnees? He became gravely ill when Marko Valeriev was tortured. He later experienced frostbite because of Zeke. But nothing happened to him when Harvey Stein committed suicide. Nor has he had any callings involving Fiona Clarke (who professedly didn't have callings). So, why has he been delegated "powers" that no one else aboard 828 apparently have? According to Cal, "it's all connected." Connected to him? Or connected to some unknown entity? How and when did he receive his special powers? Will the story explaining why Cal is special ever be revealed? Or perhaps, when it comes to the mystery surrounding MA828's disappearance, an explanation isn't important or necessary? After all, understanding how the various plots and storylines are connected is not the reason anyone watches Manifest anyway. /sarc/
  • Charles Moore Sep 12, 2019 at 2:52 pm on The Holy Grail (110.14)Aaron Glover said to Ben, "... all my source had was a fragment of a conversation he overheard. A senator said, “It’s the Holy Grail.” We have to be the first, or 828 blows up in our face.” Okay. How long will it be before some of the mysteries involving this "Holy Grail" be revealed? More importantly, we will ever know the extent to which the parties are involved; i.e., when it comes to pursuit of the "Holy Grail," how entangled is the Major with Congress and the other branches and agencies of government?
  • Charles Moore Sep 8, 2019 at 8:45 pm on Doctor’s Home Visit (114.10)What was Alice thinking when she said to Saanvi, "You are returned. You were brought back here to help, so help. You can cure him." Of course, it was delusional for Alice to think Saanvi had some type of supernaturally derived medical "power" to cure her husband. But her thinking is no more delusional than Isaiah's or the woman who accosted Cal on the street. Or the other cult followers like Alice who attend Adrian's church. Or anyone who believes Cal is the Holy Grail. What if Alice wasn't wrong? And that Saanvi and other returnees do have special healing powers which haven't been revealed yet?
  • Charles Moore Sep 8, 2019 at 12:23 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsReference: Manifest828.com Glossary: Wolf.The expression, “a wolf’s in sheep’s clothing” in Matthew 7:15 signifies a dangerous person who is pretending to be harmlessReference: IMDb: Adrian (portrayed by Jared Grimes).Jared Grimes... Adrian 5 episodes, 2019-2020 - Episode #2.5 (2020) ... Adrian- Episode #2.6 (2020) ... Adrian- Episode #2.4 (2020) ... Adrian- Upgrade (2019) ... Adrian- Crosswinds (2019) ... AdrianIt appears that Adrian will have a pulpit in S2 to showcase his religious opportunism. Will Adrian's character become "a wolf in sheep's clothing?" Or will he end up being symbolized as a character in which "the emperor has no clothes?"
  • Charles Moore Sep 5, 2019 at 3:38 pm on To Fight Like Hell (105.17)Steve had no problem telling his daughter, Michaela, to fight for the man she loves. But what about his son, Ben? Steve had to have known about Grace and Danny's relationship. After all, they were "living together" in the house where his son called home. What advice has Steve given Ben? Does he care what happens to Ben and Grace's marriage? Or is he too busy minding his own business?
  • FD Sep 4, 2019 at 1:04 am on Freedman Jumper (108.8)anyone know where this building/scene is filmed... I think it's in NYC... possibly brooklyn, but not sure where. Thanks in advance.
  • Charles Moore Aug 29, 2019 at 1:09 pm on Investigative Minds (106.2)At the Flight 828 Investigative Forum: MODERATOR: "So you’re saying it wasn’t a wormhole?" SCIENTIST ONE: "I’m not in the business of saying what things aren’t. I’m just saying there are other possibilities." SCIENTIST TWO: "Of course it’s a wormhole." SCIENTIST ONE: "We have to consider that the laws of physics as we know them may not apply." Is this Investigative Forum an independent body? Or is it government controlled? Are the Senate Intelligence and House Appropriations Committees involved? What role, if any, does the Major play in the IF's investigation? At the very core of the mystery itself is who knows what ... when did they know ... and how do they know.
  • Charles Moore Aug 29, 2019 at 12:10 pm on Tell and Show Time (112.4)Grace said, "I recognize this. Last summer, I was in Tannersville in the Catskills, the Town Square." I realize it's virtually impossible to explain every little thing that takes place within the context of storylines. But I'm curious as to why Grace was in Tannersville last summer. I's sure that Ben was too. So, why didn't he ask? Was he more afraid of the answer to the question than the question itself?
  • Charles Moore Aug 28, 2019 at 11:39 pm on How one of Cal’s Drawings in Se 1 Ep 12 Reveals Manifest’s Twists and Turns"Unfortunately, some viewers are wrongly making assumptions that the storylines are simplistic or riddled with red herrings." It doesn't help viewers assume otherwise when showrunner Jeff Rake has admitted in interviews that he uses heavy doses of "shades of gray" writing to define characters. For example, storyline arcs involving Kelly's missing body, the wolf, the peacock, and the mystery figure in Cal's drawing are reasons why viewers, rightly or wrongly, continue to make assumptions. It's not a matter of viewers wrongly making assumptions; It's a matter of "disconnected" storytelling and "disjointed" continuity in the storyline arcs themselves.
  • Charles Moore Aug 22, 2019 at 8:05 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsProbably not but who knows.True. For a character that sucks up a lot of the show's oxygen, Danny's character has been poorly written IMO. I blame the showrunner and writers.  There seem to be several new characters being introduced in S2Thanks for the info. I wasn't aware that Mellini Kantayya had been cast. "The obvious role (Garrett Wareing) is a new love interest for Olive." Why not? It would appear the show's executives believe that with each additional new love triangle ... fans will become even more excited about the mystery behind the plane's disappearance and enthusiastically "jump for joy." /sarc/Just what's needed. A new character (Dr. Elbaz) to replace and help answer questions about a previously introduced character (Dr. Fiona Clarke) who may or may not return to the show by 2024 /sarc/. "Or she could be Grace's obstetrician." Now that the show's executives have ordained Grace's pregnancy, she does need an obstetrician to make sure she's healthy, wealthy, and wise. Or the new doctor could be working with the Major to help examine and or reprogram the cells in Saanvi's brain that are part of her connection to "human collective consciousness." Who freaking knows? Too many questions and now adding more characters to generate more question!I agree 100-percent. Who freaking knows? The reason I keep asking questions is because if I'm to continue watching, I need answers to the questions that have already been presented ... not more questions that may never be answered. And based on all the questions I have, it's highly doubtful the important ones will ever be answered. Especially when it comes to the tortured 828 passengers who were used as experimental lab rats and last seen in a state of catatonic helplessness. Honestly, abandoning this particular storyline continues to anger me more than anything else in season 1 ... including (IMO) the unnecessary "Grace is pregnant" storyline."Again, thanks for the info. I really appreciate you taking the time to engage in discussion with an old (not the sharpest knife in the drawer) sci-fi fan.
  • Charles Moore Aug 22, 2019 at 2:47 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsWhen it comes to Grace, is Danny absolutely and totally committed ... for better or worse? Is he willing to die (take a bullet) in order to save Cal's life? If he's not the father of Grace's baby, will he continue to unconditionally love her ... no matter what?With Ben, the answers to these questions are undeniably obvious.
  • Charles Moore Aug 21, 2019 at 11:39 am on Isaiah’s Revelation (103.22)Isaiah told Michaela, "And when I die, I will return. I will be like you, Michaela. I will be pure." WTH was that all about? Is Isaiah nothing more than a certified nutcase or is he more than meets the eye? What makes Isaiah think that he can be like Michaela? Is Isaiah the mystery figure in Cal's drawing? He alleges that Michaela is one of the chosen. Perhaps, in his mind, Cal is the "special chosen one." Or will Isaiah, et al., anoint Grace's newborn with the honor of being the "special chosen one"?
  • Charles Moore Aug 15, 2019 at 11:34 pm on Olive’s Hope (110.12)Olive said this to Danny about Grace, "She’s not gonna ask. I can tell she misses you, but it’s like she’s punishing herself." And she then followed up with, "... if you still love us…" Yes, Olive is immature. But why didn't she go to her father Ben to help with her mother's depression? Based on the time-line, Cal had already told her about the callings. She would later say to Ben, "Dad, you could’ve told me. You could’ve trusted me". Really, trust Olive? She had already gone behind Ben's back twice seeking Danny's help. The shoplifting incident at the Bluemercury and with her personal dinner invitation. When it comes to Danny, how long will it be before Olive stabs Ben in the back again? Will there ever be a satisfying resolution for the Olive, Danny, and Ben quagmire? Having "two dads" is one dad too many.
  • Charles Moore Aug 13, 2019 at 2:37 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsWill the Major 's immediate supervisor be revealed in season 2, i.e., what is her boss' job description and where can he or she be found on the government's organizational chart? In short, who does the Major directly answers to and what power does he or she wield?
  • Charles Moore Aug 13, 2019 at 2:21 pm on “Stop Him!” III (116.19)Why are the callings always so mind-boggling cryptic? "Stop Him?" Stop whom? Griffin? Obviously not. He was destined to die. There was nothing Michaela could have done to help him. Stop Jared? Stop him from doing what? Going to her apartment and confronting Zeke? Did the calling mandate that she stop Zeke from surprising Jared by displaying a loaded gun? Or did the calling want Michaela to "Stop Him" (whomever him is) from killing someone in her apartment? Or did "Stop Him" have some other yet to be determined hidden meaning?
  • Charles Moore Aug 7, 2019 at 11:30 pm on Meatloaf Dinner (105.13)In reference to serving more meatloaf, Grace asked, "So, who would like seconds?" Danny immediately replies, "Mm, well, my trainer would want me to say no, but, uh, I can’t." Does Danny really have a personal trainer? Or was he simply lying ... again? Just like he initially lied to Grace about not being able to refuse meatloaf (which he doesn't like) whenever it's offered.
  • Charles Moore Aug 1, 2019 at 4:12 pm on Cal’s End Game (105.23)Bethany's wife Georgia went out of her way to help Thomas. Ben had no choice but to help Thomas. Cal politely (silently and indirectly) insisted that Ben help Thomas. Thomas told Cal to practice working on his endgame. What exactly is Cal's endgame? And how does Thomas fit into the game Cal's playing? When it comes to maintaining focus, Cal seems to have a short attention span when it comes to staying on task? Is Thomas a pawn in Cal's endgame? Or is Cal involved in a game that he alone can't win?
  • Charles Moore Jul 26, 2019 at 11:05 am on Misplaced Bus (106.9)No record of an alleged misplaced bus? Eleven missing passengers who were either foreign nationals or someone with no living relatives? A fully equipped lab set up at a secret location with the specific equipment needed to conduct illegal experiments? And everything taking place less than 2-days after MA828 had returned? Someone had done their homework before kidnapping the passengers and setting up the equipment to experiment on them. Did this someone do their homework after MA828 had returned? Or were the kidnappings and experiments planned in advance ... before MA828 left Jamaica on April 7, 2013?
  • Alicia Jul 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm on Expiration Date (116.20)Also while Juno=June the Peacock itself= resurrection they didn't say that. They left that out completely I learned it out of my reading
  • Charles Moore Jul 18, 2019 at 7:09 pm on Index to Manifest Season 1 Callings by Episode, Type, Character, and ScenesOverlooking the glaring newspaper obituary errors, were the Harvey Stein alleged "callings" associated-deaths of Susan Creighton and Rick Moore ever confirmed (108.15) to be Angel of Death related? It was insinuated by TPTB that sharing the knowledge of "callings" with non-828'ers was akin to sentencing them to death. Creighton and Moore were alleged to be examples. Jared was apparently saved when Michaela pleaded for the "callings" (109.19) to help. Why isn't Grace dead? Ben told her (106.7) about his "callings," i.e., he was "seeing things, hearing voices." What about Olive? According to her, Cal told her about the "callings" (113.12) a long time ago. Did the "callings" cause Creighton and Moore's deaths? Or did Harvey's suicide restore order to the universe? Or perhaps, the "callings" connected the life of Harvey Stein to others in ways which have not been revealed?
  • Charles Moore Jul 16, 2019 at 12:03 pm on Checking Out (113.3)Seat 8B? Just imagine. Ginnifer Goodwin gets a guest starring role as Saanvi Bahl's (Parveen Kaur) lover. Showing up as the person missing from Seat 8B. As Saanvi stated, "The person I was supposed to go with Just didn’t work out." But it could work out beyond the hopes and desires of many fans. In my opinion, the on-screen chemistry between Ginnifer and Parveen would be off the charts.
  • Charles Moore Jul 15, 2019 at 12:57 pm on Autumn, the Spy (111.11)What is the untold history of Michaela and Grace's relationship? It's obvious they both care about Ben. In this particular listed scene (The pick up), Michaela tells Grace she's the best thing that ever happened to her brother. Weeks earlier, when Michaela caught Grace on the phone with Danny, she reassured Grace how deeply her brother Ben loved her. And that Grace should let Ben know about Grace's lover before he found out from someone else. Grace also told Michaela the Stone family home would be Michaela's home as long as needed despite her obvious trust issues involving Michaela and her children, Olive and Cal. Grace was also quick to let Michaela know that Lourdes was trying to get pregnant and have Jared's baby. So now that Grace is possibly pregnant by someone other than Ben; and by someone Michaela has apparently never met? What happens next between Michaela and Grace? Will their relationship become closer? Or will it become irreparably damaged?
  • Charles Moore Jun 28, 2019 at 1:20 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsIt was revealed that Olive has been in therapy (101.14) twice a week, for years now. As MetaWitches pointedly stated, "... serious amounts of therapy." After 16-episodes, Olive's therapy sessions were never addressed again. Period. Why?If questions like Olive's twice a week therapy sessions aren't answered. Why should the audience expect answers to the most important questions, i.e., what caused Flight 828 to disappear and return? And why and how did it happen?At the rate unanswered questions are being revealed, it's conceivable the series could broadcast its season 6 finale in 2024 and we will still be in the dark; and not know what actually caused the plane's disappearance and return.
  • Charles Moore Jun 26, 2019 at 6:54 pm on For the Sake of Olive (105.21)What's the meaning, hidden or otherwise, behind this encounter? Didn't Grace and Danny have a conversation about Olive the night before? And more than likely, they also engaged in consensual physical intimacy. So, Danny was compelled to stop by unannounced and confess to Grace that Olive now means more to him than she does? And Grace weakly complains about him being there and then invites him in to sit down and have a cup of coffee? WTH was that all about? Please, will someone explain what happened here? Did Grace ever tell Ben about Danny's visit?
  • Charles Moore Jun 24, 2019 at 2:33 pm on What does Gemini have to do with Manifest’s Mythology? What is Cal and Olive’s Role?This is why I absolutely love this site. It's clearly evident that the author put in more thought and research into this topic than the show writer's themselves. What did the writer's tell us? That somehow and in some mysterious way Gemini now represents the "second" of June in the year 2024. Why? Because Olive says so? I value the author's opinions here more than I do the show's writers. Why? Because the author's thoughtful comments make far more sense than Olive's "unrealistic" Gemini explanation.
  • John Magne Trane Jun 22, 2019 at 8:18 am on All Passengers Accounted (106.22)Karasjok is the "capital" of the Laplanders of Norway. 2701 inhabitants.
  • Charles Moore Jun 17, 2019 at 3:46 pm on Index to Manifest Season 1 Callings by Episode, Type, Character, and ScenesThanks. Understanding what "callings" are all about is important to the overall mystery. However, there are many things about "callings" that haven't been revealed. We still don't know if all 828 passengers actually receive "callings." Fiona Clarke didn't show any signs of being gifted with "callings." None of the other passengers, especially the children, other than Cal, have been shown to receive "callings." And do "callings" have limitations when it comes to distance? So far, only two non-passengers (Zeke and Griffin) within driving distance and in New York City respectively have received "callings." What about those passengers who live outside of New York, i.e., in other states or other countries?
  • Charles Moore Jun 4, 2019 at 1:09 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsFlight 828 mysteriously disappeared and returned 5 years, 6 months, and 28 days later. This is what has made Manifest an intriguing and compelling story.  Three questions are important when it comes to the on-going mystery, i.e., who, why, and how?By the end of season 2, the planned 6-year series will be one-third completed. At least, one of these three important questions should be answered by the end of next season. Which means, those who religiously follow the story each week should unequivocally be provided an answer to either who is responsible, or why it happened, or the mechanism(s) behind how Flight 828 disappeared and returned.There is no valid reason for not answering at least one of these questions. As a dedicated and loyal fan, I don't see any valid reason for not doing so. Do you?
  • Tom Levi May 31, 2019 at 9:27 pm on Whose Daughter? (104.23)Just quickly. Olive and Calvin's birthday is in April. Guess what. She will be 17 and guess what else. In New York, 17 is the "age of consent." She can bunk up with whomever she wants. If she wants to share the sheets with Danny, she can.
  • Charles Moore May 29, 2019 at 2:44 pm on Sidewalk Emotions (112.11)"Grace blames Ben for all that is happening, even for leaving her and Cal. She refuses to take responsibility for kicking him out." And writers actually had the audacity to blame fans for not understanding what was happening to Grace's character as many fans expressed their unvarnished hate for her ... and not on how Grace's particular character was negatively portrayed by the writing itself? It was reported that showrunners were initially surprised by all of the "Grace fan-hate" because it's not what they had intended. WTH? If they had initially wanted a desired or specific outcome for this character, then it was up to them alone to make sure the writing matched the outcome. This is what happens when writers use "shades of gray" writing when developing storyline narratives. It not up to the fans to jump on any "storyline" bandwagon and support a character simply because it's what writers want. Writers are responsible for Grace's character and storyline ... not the fans. Going forward, fans (only referring to myself when I use the word fans) will view everything that happens to Grace in the future largely on her character's past behavior. Whether anyone likes it or not, when it comes to opinions about Grace ... good or bad ... each individual fan will continue to have his or her own opinion.
  • Schroeswald May 24, 2019 at 8:07 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsMaybe Harvey's brain tissue was too messed up to test? And Griffin was probably taken  away very quickly, not even necessarily by the Major.
  • Charles Moore May 24, 2019 at 6:31 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsSaanvi Bahl wanted a sample of Kelly Taylor's brain tissue because: "I could test for that rebound. If they take a sample during an autopsy, maybe I could have some access." (103.27). Harvey Stein committed suicide (108.12). James Griffin died after vomiting his body weight in water from the East River (116.12). Did Saanvi ever get the brain tissue sample she needed? Or did Stein and Griffin's bodies disappear before she could do so?
  • Alicia Fortner May 23, 2019 at 5:05 pm on Whose Daughter? (104.23)Totally agree. The writers do need to get to the point. They need to address Danny big time which I've read in an interview I believe we are supposed to learn more about him. Hopefully just one episode of learning his past and then the next episode Ben or grace or someone takes him out or sends him up river. The character is basically a waste of space
  • Charles Moore May 23, 2019 at 4:54 pm on Whose Daughter? (104.23)I agree with everything you're stated, Alicia. When it comes to Olive's relationship with Danny, Ben and Grace must make decisions to do what's in Olive's best interests. Not on the hormone-driven teen Olive's impulsive thinking. Olive is in therapy twice a week. Why? Olive and Danny have a planned overnight trip on July 19th to climb Acadia. Grace is pregnant. Ben and Cal are scheduled to die on June 2, 2024. There're a lot of problematic issues facing the Stone family's future. What about Cal? He's family too. It's time for the writers to either "s*** or get off the pot." Danny's character must be clearly defined. No more "shades of gray" alibis. Either he's part of the 828 conspiracy or he's not. If he is, definitively reveal the purpose of his role. If he's not involved, then why hell is he still around? It doesn't matter to me whether he is involved in the conspiracy or not. The only thing I want for him is to be dead and or permanently gone. Period.
  • Alicia Fortner May 22, 2019 at 10:03 pm on Whose Daughter? (104.23)That's what I want to know bc there should be no reason for an over night stay at Acadia especially when there is no proof showing that other people that are adults like her parents are going. I'm sorry but if my teen daughter was going on a overnight trip with any man there better as sure as hell better be other adults there bc if not my kid ain't going. Gone five years or not ben needs to speak the hell up bc this could cause serious issues for the entire family. Plus why is olive still in therapy and why didn't olive get in major trouble when she snuck out. If that would of been my kid she would of been banned from leaving the house ever again. I keep having this recurring dream that Danny and olive goes to Acadia and Danny is following olive up the rocks slips falls and breaks his neck. No more Danny. I'd gladly write the scene for them if they want. I remember it vividly. Usually when I have these dreams they end up occurring. Idk why but they do. I know I have a very creepy imagination.
  • Charles Moore May 22, 2019 at 9:52 pm on Whose Daughter? (104.23)"The idea that people can actually think that Danny is the baby daddy of the unborn child is gross." Blame the writers. It's their fault. They're the ones who introduced this stupid OMG hated-by-me storyline. Some of us thought Danny was frackin' gone ... permanently finished as a character ... never ever to be seen again. But, no ... no fan service for the show's fans. Not only do they plan to bring Danny back, they go out of their frickin' minds and decide that fans would absolutely love the possibility of Grace being pregnant by Danny. Why is Grace pregnant anyway? The writers don't have enough material to write the plot devices needed for future episodes? Or perhaps, they simply making it up on the go? Will Olive and Danny travel and stay overnight together on July 19th during their planned trip to "climb" Acadia? Will Ben and Grace agree to such an arrangement? WTH is going on? And WTH will happen?
  • Alicia May 22, 2019 at 2:07 pm on Whose Daughter? (104.23)The idea that people can actually think that Danny is the baby daddy of the unborn child is gross. But legally Ben will be daddy if the writers do it right bc under NYC law if the woman is married when the baby is conceived or born even the husband is automatically determined the father. Now of course if grace is to tell Danny about said baby and if he thinks he's the father he could take grace to court and fight for rights but something tells me he is behind this plane thing and he doesn't want found out so he may just let it go. Now if olive and him are more than just father and daughter relationship which I suspect they are bc he and her just look give each other looks that speak way more than a platonic relationship then I hope to God Ben and grace finds out and they do what needs to be done. I'm sorry for all u Danny lovers but he needs to jump ship and lay with the fishes
  • Charles Moore May 22, 2019 at 1:53 pm on Whose Daughter? (104.23)"I absolutely can’t stand the Danny character." I'm with you 100%, Alicia. The only thing we know about him is that he supposedly loves Grace and Olive. This is something showrunners suggested throughout the first season, but have provided no visible or tangible proof whatsoever. We know nothing about Danny. He and Olive could be more intimately involved than shown. What's his last name? What does he do for a living? How did his wife die? Did he help Grace financially? Or did she help him? For me, Danny's character has been portrayed as a creepy "Shade of Gray" boogeyman ... threatening the Stone family's well-being ... in all the wrong ways possible.
  • Charles Moore May 11, 2019 at 2:22 pm on All Passengers Accounted (106.22)Lena Rasmussen was one of the passengers who were kidnapped, held hostage, and physically tortured by employees of the Singularity Project. She was later rescued and relocated to Fiona Clarke's safe house. When last seen, Lena was in a catatonic state ... in need of specialized medical care. Where is she and the other passengers/patients who require medical care now? And why has no one been held responsible for happened to Lena and the other tortured souls? The Major may be an expert and experienced at carrying out illegal activities and hiding secrets; but Lena Rasmussen's story isn't a secret that can be kept hidden forever.
  • Charles Moore May 7, 2019 at 2:04 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsWhat is it about dark lightning? Is it a supernatural occurrence that originated in the Bermuda Triangle, and has it now migrated and taken up permanent residence in or near the State of New York? Here's what we know:Flight 828 disappeared from radar after an hour during a planned three-hour flight (105.1). Note: Flight 828 was scheduled to arrive 1:40 am, April 5, 2013. Grace said, "It’s not gonna arrive for another few hours. It’s too long to wait."Flight 828 reappeared on radar while requesting permission to land. Head Flight Attendant Bethany Collins said to passengers via the plane's public address system (101.2), " Welcome to New York, where local time is 11:49 p.m. On behalf of your flight crew, we’d like to thank you all for flying Montego Air."It would appear that Flight 828 arrived two hours ahead of schedule ... 5 years, 6 months, and 28 days later. Dark lightning works in mysterious ways.There are countless unanswered questions surrounding dark lightning. But here are a few questions that can be answered in season 2:When and where exactly did Flight 828 disappear? And when and where exactly did Flight 828 reappear?When and where exactly did Zeke Landon disappear? When and where exactly did he reappear?When and where exactly did James Griffin disappear? When and where exactly did he reappear?Why did Bill Daly think that dark lightning would appear at the time and place of his choosing?As I see it. The best way for Manifest to get to season 6 is to provide creative and entertaining answers to some of the already intriguing unanswered questions in season 2. No one, as least not me, is willing to patiently wait 5-years for answers to the all of the questions and puzzles that were presented in season 1.
  • Charles Moore Apr 27, 2019 at 9:18 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsIt's important to note that Olive told Ben; after he, Cal, and Grace had returned home from saving Zeke's life, that Cal had told her about the callings "a long time ago" (113.12). According to Olive's time-line, her reveal took place on Day 42.Did Olive know about the callings before Grace kicked Ben out of the house (109.20), Day 28? If not, she had to have known before inviting Danny over for dinner to "comfort" her mom Grace (110.12), Day 38. So, why didn't Olive tell Grace about the callings instead to running to Danny for help, and arguing with her that Danny was family (110.21)?Why did she go to Danny to help her mom Grace rather than going to her father Ben? After all, Ben is her family, too. He's the father whose wife kicked him out the house who earlier had assured her, "...  you’re this whole new person. And you know what? I really love this whole new person. And sometimes I might not be great at communicating with her, but I want her to know whenever she needs help, she can always call me, no matter what. Okay?" (104.20)(Day 9)Does Olive suffer from bipolar disorder or does she actually care more about Danny being in her and her mom Grace's life more than she loves her father Ben?
  • Charles Moore Apr 25, 2019 at 4:17 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsAccording to Grace, Olive is currently in therapy twice a week (101.14). Based on what has transpired since Ben and Cal's return, she now needs therapy more than ever. Her mom Grace must have an excellent work insurance plan.Saanvi probably has an excellent work insurance plan too. If so, it will be needed. Saanvi is now in therapy because of her PTSD and or other possible associated mental health problems (116.21). Will Olive and Saanvi's "therapy sessions" storylines converge? Will the Major end up as the therapist for both Olive and Saanvi? I hope so. It's definitely something that could be intriguing ... and entertaining. 
  • aliciaf45656 Apr 23, 2019 at 2:16 pm on Whose Daughter? (104.23)I'll be the first to admit I absolutely can't stand the Danny character. In all honesty I feel like he is connected with the major and she is making him keep an eye on the stone family bc she knows with olives obsession with Danny it will be easy for him to get in with the family and bc it makes olive happy Ben won't say nothing. But he needs to bc her obsession isn't healthy.
  • Charles Moore Apr 23, 2019 at 2:05 pm on Whose Daughter? (104.23)Alicia. As a devoted fan of the show, I desperately want Ben to be the father of Grace's baby. I agree with you 100%. An ultrasound is needed. There's even an infinitesimal chance that Grace may not be pregnant (I can only hope). From my perspective, the entire "Grace is pregnant" storyline is "wrongheaded" and a gross misuse of Athena Karkanis' outstanding acting talents. Athena deserves a better written (and a more compelling developed) character ... and so do the show's loyal and devoted fans. IMHO Danny's character is no longer needed for the overarching story ... whether it involves the ongoing mystery of Flight 828 or the Stone family relationship dynamics.
  • Charles Moore Apr 19, 2019 at 5:37 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsFor the record, let me be crystal clear. I unapologetically use the time-lines that have been painstakingly and meticulously constructed by this site's creator. I recommend that everyone takes full advantage of the character time-lines and all other available site resources ... everyone also includes the showrunners at Manifest (JMO and mine alone).The time-lines are major reasons why the two questions are being asked here: First, when exactly did Grace end her romantic relationship with Danny? On Day 7, Ben found out about Grace's new lover, Danny, from Olive. Later that night, Grace and Ben had sex for the first time since he had returned (102.23). The next morning (Day 8), Grace took Cal to work with her and told her friend and coworker Rob that it felt like she was cheating on Danny by being with Ben (103.11).This is also when Grace told Rob she had ended her relationship with Danny. So, when did she do it? Did she send him a phone text message and say it was over? Did she do so immediately after having sex with her husband Ben? Or did she do it on her way to work the following morning? Perhaps, there's more than one addictive Manifest fan who would like know the answer to this question.  Second, what's up with James Griffin's death certificate? This is an issue that was presented by a fan on Reddit. Griffin drove the van into the East River on Wednesday (mid-afternoon-ish) and was "rescued" late Saturday night, 82 hours and 8 minutes later. The death certificate showed that Griffin died on Tuesday morning, December 11, 2018. This was far less than the stated 82 hours and 8 minutes expiration date. It was also short of the time-line highlighted by this site. On Day 45, December 17, Michaela questioned Griffin (when he was still alive) after being admitted to the hospital (115.4 time-line).Fans were challenged to pay attention to possible clues that would help to unlock the show's mysteries. Paying attention when looking for clues is also a double-edged sword. Paying attention also means pulling the curtain back and revealing irreparable mistakes.Throughout the season, I've discovered the resources at this site to be more reliable than the spin I hear or read about the series and its characters from comments on articles, interviews, and forums. Btw April 19 is Olive and Cal's birthday (101.18). Which means anything taking place in the story after this date should indicate that Olive's 17-years old. As for Cal, is he now 11 or 12-years old?Before I forget, Happy (fictitious) Birthday to Olive and Cal.
  • Charles Moore Apr 17, 2019 at 3:56 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsThe most important question has now been answered. Manifest was renewed by NBC for a second season. All is good. Congratulations to the cast and staff of Manifest and to executives at both WB and NBC for making it happen. But most importantly, thanks to NBC for supporting the demands of the fans.It is now incumbent that the show's producers improve upon the anticipated excitement expected in season two. In spite of some of its earlier flaws, Manifest continues to have the potential to be the one of the best of its genre in television history.
  • Alicia Apr 10, 2019 at 4:33 pm on Whose Daughter? (104.23)Charles you also need to remember that Ben and grace were together on the night during the second episode. Very last scene so that baby is most likely still be bens. She also said to Ben in the last episode she was around six weeks so she was mainly guessing. We need an ultrasound done first to find out how many weeks she is. She could be a couple of weeks and it can still be detected on pg test
  • Charles Moore Apr 5, 2019 at 3:13 pm on Olive’s Bond (116.10)Olive said this about her father Ben, "I feel like we’re finally connected again." Here's the problem. It's not like Ben wasn't trying to connect with her. He showed up for her soccer practice (101.17). Offered to hang-out with her and catch-up (102.2). Also offered to give her driving lessons (104.3). No matter how hard he tried, she refused every attempt he tried to reconnect with her. Instead she insisted that, "Danny's my dad, too" (105.26). She even tried to hook-up Danny with Grace again after Ben has been kicked out of the house (110.12). Now, all is good between Olive and Ben? Not really. Thomas Levi was correct when he wrote, "They are in share "EVERYTHING" mode from E12 so Ben needs to hear from her lips exactly what her relationship with Danny is going to be from now on. In addition, how will they manage their daughter's relationship with Danny going forward. These two things need to be made perfectly clear. My opinion" These two things were true before Grace discovered she was pregnant ... and these two things remain true going forward. Although it's only an opinion, I agree 100% with Thomas' opinion.
  • Charles Moore Apr 5, 2019 at 2:26 pm on Will Grace and Danny have Sex Again?Ben and Grace didn't have sex until 7-days after his return (102.23 time-line). Two days later (9-days after the return), Grace cheated on Ben and had sex with Danny during her unexplained time away from home during Olive's shoplifting incident (104.23 time-line). This is the only logic explanation for Grace not knowing if Ben's the baby's daddy or not. If she didn't cheat on Ben with Danny (which I'm 100% convinced she did), then Danny's the baby's daddy ... do the math. If Danny's Grace's baby's daddy, he and Grace will definitely have sex in the future. Why would this happen? It's all part of the continuing "carved in stone" storyline ... "infidelity without moral  consequences." An invisible shade of gray ... indelibly painted into the story with the colors Red and Blue.
  • Charles Moore Apr 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm on Expiration Date (116.20)What does the expiration date mean? Does it mean that Ben, Cal, and Michaela are perfect human-replicated clones of themselves (with special abilities) ... programmed with a life span equal to the time their original bodies mysteriously disappeared? If so, will their original bodies miraculously return on June 2, 2024? Or did they actually die April 7, 2013 and were supernaturally returned, and are destined to die once again when the clock runs out on their 5 years, 6 months, and 28 days "second chance?"
  • Charles Moore Apr 4, 2019 at 1:26 pm on Editorial: An Addicted Manifest Fan’s Constructive Criticism"With delayed viewing, Manifest is average 15 million viewers per episode and has a 1.8 average rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic. These are strong numbers for the freshman series, and a good sign that the mystery of Flight 828 will continue for at least one more season." https://screenrant.com/manifest-tv-show-return-date-2019/
  • Charles Moore Apr 2, 2019 at 11:47 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsIf Captain Daly wanted to take a dark lightning flight to the future, shouldn't his journey to the future have included duplicating and executing his travel plan exactly as it had happened on Flight 828? Which would have required him to take off from Jamaica at the same time and fly the exact same flight path?Daly didn't duplicate or execute the exact original 828 flight perimeters. Did he fly into the future or into the past? Did the dark lightning related disappearance of Bill Daly and Fiona Clarke's plane cause the resurrection of the immoral James Griffin ... and unlike Zeke Landon, Griffin was not linked to Saanvi's Aftershock theory (113.13)?Was Daly's last flight directly connected to Griffin? And will Daly and Clarke end up in the past or in the future? Or is the past and future one and the same?
  • Charles Moore Apr 2, 2019 at 11:14 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsWho told the Major about Ben and Daly visiting Roger Mencin at Massapequa? Was it Autumn Cox or was it Fiona Clarke?Michaela thinks that Autumn was the informer: BEN: Then how did they find the meteorologist? Someone had to tell them.Michaela notices the two cups on the coffee table from earlier that afternoon when Autumn stopped by for a visit. She remembers the conversation she had on the phone with Ben, “Hey, how’s Massapequa? “MICHAELA: Maybe I did.BEN: What?MICHAELAAutumn was here when you called. I-I asked you about Massapequa in front of her. What if Autumn is the mole? T-The Major, she’s looking for the Holy Grail the passenger most affected by the calling.(111.22)But Ben had earlier insisted it was Fiona who had provided the Major with the information about Mencin:BEN: Bill, Fiona can’t help you. She’s innocent in all this. Of course she’s part of it. Who do you think told the Major about the meteorologist?FIONA: What? I did no such thing.MICHAELA (TO BEN): Did you tell her?Ben nods his head as two Air National Jets fly overhead.So, who really told the Major about Roger Mencin? Did Fiona do the deed or was it Autumn? Will we ever know with absolute certainty? Or is this a piece of the puzzle that will forever remain missing?
  • Charles Moore Apr 2, 2019 at 10:42 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsWhat happened to the passengers on Flight 828 during their time inside the space-time anomaly? Nothing? Or ...Were their dying bodies cloned (with an expiration date) and all previous memories implanted ... except for what happened to them inside the time distortion?Were experiments conducted on them by human, extraterrestrial or supernatural entities? Why did some passengers like Fiona Clarke not receive the gift of being blessed with Callings?Why were the 20 passengers, which excluded Fiona Clarke and others, summoned by an unknown force to witness the plane's fiery destruction? Did something from inside the time anomaly travel with the passengers to their New York destination and continues to remain with them?Maybe nothing happened to the passengers and plane inside the dark lightning created time-space anomaly. Or perhaps whatever took place happened either nanoseconds before they entered the time distortion or immediately thereafter.
  • Charles Moore Mar 30, 2019 at 6:19 pm on Who is the Major?"What is she hoping to gain by controlling the narrative around the flight, experimenting on the shared consciousness and seeking out her "Holy Grail," which is apparently the person most sensitive to the Callings... poor Cal."Excellent question. The central issue surrounding the Major is what's her role in the disappearance and return of Flight 828. She revealed in the season finale: "I’m still collecting data. Shouldn’t be long now. I’m close to having all the answers I need."Exactly what answers are she seeking? No, ma’am, the subjects have been removed from the protocol. We had to terminate the experiment because somebody in the NSA started poking around. But the disruption was only temporary. (106.24)The same as it was an hour ago find out everything we can about Cal Stone and his abilities. (116.13) If I’ve learned anything running point for 22 years, there’s no need to chase the enigma when it lives right in our backyard. (112.18)Clearly, the boy is special. His father knows it, fears it. This is a man desperate for answers. (114.19Ben Stone is only a vehicle to get to his son. (114.19)Whatever power they possess, our job is to understand it. That’s the only way to protect the country. Once we’ve done that, if we can, we weaponize it. (114.19)Cal Stone is definitely one of the answers the Major's seeking. But that in itself does not reveal anything about the Major's history or professional background. Or who she works for ... or what makes her tick. Hopefully, in season 2, the mask hiding the Major's true intentions will be pulled off and show the viewing audience what she's all about.
  • Charles Moore Mar 29, 2019 at 6:26 pm on What are the Callings? Who are the Called? For what Purpose?Why have Cal's callings and physical/mental connections to other returnees continuously endangered his life? His "mind" link to Marko Valeriev almost killed him (106.13). He never told anyone about his physical (frostbite) connection to Zeke (110.30). Not only was he physically connected to Marko and Zeke in a health-threatening manner, his callings mandated that the 10-year old travel alone to a shoot-out and explosion at the Red Hook facility (109.14). His callings about Zeke, for lack of a better word, "forced" him to travel (bus and hitchhike) (112.17) by himself to an isolated location in a remote area of upstate New York. There's definitely one thing callings care absolutely nothing about ... and that is ... child safety.
  • Charles Moore Mar 29, 2019 at 5:50 pm on Expiration Date (116.20)"Olive then realizes that June 2, 2024 is Ben, Michaela, and Cal’s expiration date." Does the June 2, 2024 expiration date actually mean that Ben, Michaela, and Cal died on April 7, 2013? Previously, from the day Cal disappeared until the day he returned, Olive was absolutely certain he was still "alive." During the meatloaf dinner with Danny (105.13), she emphatically said to him about Cal, "He’s not dead. He’s just lost." And years later, she assured her father Ben (102.19) that, "I knew Cal wasn’t dead ... I don’t know if it was some kind of twin thing, but I could I could feel him alive. And the therapist, the counselors at school, Mom, everyone blew it off, blew me off, but I knew." If Olive knew beyond all doubt that Cal was alive and not dead during the time of his disappearance, why would she now blindly believe he will die on June 2, 2024 ... based on her mystical symbol-puzzle prediction?
  • Charles Moore Mar 25, 2019 at 3:37 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsWhat happened to Isaiah (103.22) and the zealot woman who accosted Cal on the street (102.8)? Are they cult members in Adrian's Church of the Returned (114.18)? Or do they consider themselves to be part of a higher calling?
  • Ken Mar 24, 2019 at 5:12 pm on Lingering Resentments (116.22)Point taken, and you are 100% correct.
  • Charles Moore Mar 24, 2019 at 4:48 pm on Lingering Resentments (116.22)"It’s only interesting if you’ve never had it happen to you." Not sure what prompted your comment. But here's my first and last comment on the matter; bad things happen to good people all the time. And good people often suffer because of those bad things. That's life. To state "it's only interesting if you've never had it happen to you" is simply a fallacy constructed in the form of an ad hominem attack. I sympathize with your personal problems. But blaming a fictional television series and throwing "stones" at others on a public comment forum will not make your personal problems go away.
  • Ken Mar 24, 2019 at 4:04 pm on Lingering Resentments (116.22)It's only interesting if you've never had it happen to you.
  • Charles Moore Mar 24, 2019 at 2:01 pm on Lingering Resentments (116.22)"So quit speculating it’s Danny’s." With all due respect, the entire premise of the "Grace is pregnant" storyline was intentionally written to encourage speculation ... and conjecture. "Let them do a damn ultrasound first" They clearly chose not to do so before introducing the storyline that Grace was more than likely pregnant by either her husband or former lover. Why? The answer is simple. They want fans to indulge in speculation. It helps the ratings; and for better or worse, it provides us with a heated and controversial topic to debate.
  • Ken Mar 24, 2019 at 10:53 am on Lingering Resentments (116.22)Not sure who your reply is to but let me clarify mine. I realize the baby could be Ben's, and I hope it is. Just like there is an even chance our first child is actually mine (for our marriage's sake we never performed a paternity test). I was merely stating that, as a result of a similar intensely personal experience, I cannot watch this storyline unfold. My best friend lost his entire family in a house fire. He used to watch This Is Us. He doesn't anymore. My wife, because of events in her childhood, can not watch anything that involves child abuse or molestation or chainsaws. It's not a thing easily explained to someone who hasn't "been there". That was the source of my comment. I hope that clarifies it.
  • Alicia Mar 22, 2019 at 4:56 pm on Lingering Resentments (116.22)Good grief grace and Ben had sex the second day after be was back. They have been back six weeks it's bens kid. They have to do a ultrasound sound to determine exactly how far along she is. So quit speculating it's Danny's. Let them do a damn ultrasound first
  • Charles Moore Mar 22, 2019 at 2:30 pm on Does Good Matter?It depends on how "good" is defined. Can individuals with callings return from the dead (828 passengers) and interrupt the lives of others be defined as something that's good in and of itself? Or can "good" be defined as giving someone (Griffin and the Major) the power to kill and torture others in the name of a "greater good?"Who determines what's good, i.e., doing the right thing for the right reasons? The callings? Or is good determined by the mysterious power behind the callings that forces others to blindly follow unspecified mandates? When it comes to ethics and morals, are callings about being rewarded or punished? Or perhaps, when it comes to callings, reward and punishment are one and the same.
  • Charles Moore Mar 21, 2019 at 10:49 pm on Expiration Date (116.20)"What if the passengers all died in a crash immediately following the turbulence?" This is probably the correct theory as to what happened. I must admit that I'm disappointed with this theory. I was desiring for something a little more creative that what Lost gave us. For example, l desperately wanted the passengers to have been "suspended in time and space" or "placed in cryogenic units" where there were experimented on for nefarious government or other purposes. As Saanvi revealed (103.27): "If we were taken close to death extremely close, and then brought back—if the faucet of blood circulation has been turned off and then suddenly it was turned on high, that’s what it would look like." I have always thought the story involving the disappearance of the 828 passengers was about a near-death experience, not real (tv) death. But the questions you pose and the expiration death date are strong indications that everyone aboard Flight 828 died on April 7, 2013. Which would also mean the Major isn't chasing the Holy Grail, but is blindly searching for something that resides either inside or outside the Gates of Hell.
  • Charles Moore Mar 21, 2019 at 10:06 pm on Expiration Date (116.20)"Since their expiration dates would have been the same as Michaela, Ben & Cal’s, this seems to suggest that the passengers can all die before their dates." When it comes to Taylor and Stein, I would hope that dying before their expiration dates is more than a suggestion. If they and other passengers can die more than once and continue to be resurrected; IMO the entire premise of the story's plot would become immersed in absurdity.
  • Manifest828.com Mar 21, 2019 at 2:04 pm on Expiration Date (116.20)What if the passengers all died in a crash immediately following the turbulence? And their 5 1/2 year return is like Griffin's revival, on borrowed time? They get back the time between their death and resurrection. 1. Who will use it to do good and help others? 2. Who will use it for selfish gains? 3. Who will flip out and kill themselves?
  • Manifest828.com Mar 21, 2019 at 1:38 pm on Expiration Date (116.20)We have already seen Kelly Taylor die from a gunshot in the head (102.24), Harvey Stein, a passenger from Flight 828, commit suicide by jumping from a roof (108.12). Since their expiration dates would have been the same as Michaela, Ben & Cal's, this seems to suggest that the passengers can all die before their dates.
  • Charles Moore Mar 18, 2019 at 5:47 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsThe first reveal of the five foreign nationals being held against their will happened during this exchange:POWELL: Five foreign nationals repatriated to their countries of origin, three people in the hospital listed as receiving inpatient care.AGENT: One in the Bureau prisons custody for an outstanding warrant two with no next of kin.VANCE: And a partridge in a pear tree.(106.22)The writers did an outstanding job killing the storyline involving the tortured 828 hostages who are now catatonic patients ... and have mysteriously disappeared from the plot. The writers efforts in making it happen should be highly commended. /sarc/What's next in this ongoing saga?
  • Schroeswald Mar 18, 2019 at 1:05 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsIn addition there are three other foreign nationals, one with no next of kin, three needing urgent care (maybe on that one) and the amnesiac Paul Santino, will any of them need help? 
  • Charles Moore Mar 18, 2019 at 12:25 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsMarko Valeriev and Lena Rasmussen are catatonic patients whose medical conditions exist because they were inhumanely tortured by Laurence Belson. Both are also foreign nationals. Do their respective governments know what has happened to them? If not, will their governments be told what happened? Will there be international repercussions resulting from the maltreatment of any of the 828 passengers? Secrets can't be kept forever. Sooner or later, the truth will be revealed. It's something that's inevitable.
  • Charles Moore Mar 16, 2019 at 4:07 pm on Will Manifest’s Red “Ugly Marks” be Erased with Blue?Red combined with blue becomes purple. In some of the storylines in Manifest; perhaps, purple represents the manifestation of a different "shade of gray." For example, the Red "X" on the outside of the door of the Stone family home represents danger. The "Blue" bucket containing the soapy water to wash away the Red "X" represents the relationship of Stone family members inside the home. Can the danger outside the Stone family home be mitigated by relationships inside the home? Or will relationships inside the home help to increase the danger existing outside the home? Red plus Blue becomes Purple. Blue plus Red becomes Purple. Shades of Gray invisible when combined.
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  • Charles Moore Mar 14, 2019 at 2:40 pm on Editorial: An Addicted Manifest Fan’s Constructive CriticismWhy hasn't Manifest been renewed? Other network television series with lower Nielsen ratings have already been renewed. So, what's the hold-up with Manifest? Is there a conflict between the production studio (WB) and the broadcast network (NBC)? Are there in-house creative differences between production executives (WB Television and Compari Entertainment)? Whatever the problem, figure it out ... quickly. Stop holding fans of the show hostage. It's time to renew the show. Or to let fans know exactly what's happening. Not to do so would not be wise.
  • Charles Moore Mar 12, 2019 at 4:57 pm on Which couple’s relationship do you want to Manifest into a true romance?Ben and Grace Their relationship has gone from bad to good to beyond bad. I don't see any happy ending for these two. Whenever the sun begins to shine for this couple, the severe storms of doom and gloom always return. Although their relationship keeps taking a turn for the worse, I'm still hoping for the best. No matter what. They will always remain my favorite couple. Even if they don't ever really get to be a happy couple. Michaela and Jared Stick a fork in it. I know. Michaela and Jared are what some fans continue to want as a couple. But I don't see it happening. Jared has gone Psycho. And Michaela shouldn't have to indulge the behavior a self-serving Sicko. As of now, Jared is completely out of Michaela's love life ... unless he miraculously finds an exorcist to rid him of his evil "jealousy and control-freak" demons. Danny and Grace I hate them as a couple. Yes, hate. They have absolutely no chemistry together. Why? Because they're never together. And as far as I'm concerned, that has always been a good thing. The best thing that happened to Grace was when Danny was thought to have been written out of the story by the writing gods. For me, it was good frackin' riddance to Danny. The worst thing that happened is when the writing gods decided to make Grace pregnant in the season finale ... probably with his child. Now it's, why does Grace (or the storyline ... or the fans) need more frackin' Danny? Answer: no one needs or wants Danny. Of course, I'm only speaking for myself. Jared and Lourdes Kiss this relationship goodbye. When Michaela returned on Nov 4, 2018, Lourdes should have packed her bags and caught the first flight out of the city. Actions of BFF's have consequences. If Evie (Michaela's dead BFF) was Lourdes, Jared would probably still be single. He definitely wouldn't be married to Evie. Unlike Lourdes, Evie would have behaved like a "real sister" to Michaela. Jared may have looked at Evie in an admiring way, but there definitely wouldn't have been any touching. None whatsoever. Thanks to the writing gods, Lourdes is gone. Good riddance. Maybe she left a forwarding address so that Michaela can FedEx Jared to her ... securely locked in a Straitjacket. Ben and Saanvi This relationship will not happen. At least not in season two. Ben has his hands full of Grace's pregnant test kits and Cal's tombstone drawings. And Saanvi is having a complete mental meltdown. It's more likely that Ben and Saanvi would have a ménage à trois with the Major than ending up in a healthy and romantic relationship with each other. Hopefully, season three will be better suited for them as a couple. Or not. Michaela and Zeke This would be worse than Michaela agreeing to shack-up with Jared. Which means, it will probably happen. Michaela has a tendency of making wrong decisions. So, why not? Michaela and Zeke it is. But I strongly do not approve of (or recommend) this romantic relationship.
  • Charles Moore Mar 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm on Whose Daughter? (104.23)This is one of the most important and underrated scenes in season one. It's proof-positive that both Olive and Grace are willing to betray Ben as a father and husband when it comes to Danny. Olive called Grace and Danny both to pick her up at the Bluemercury cosmetics shop because of her shoplifting incident. She was surprised when Ben showed up instead of Grace. Grace wasn't home when Olive and Ben returned? Why?When Ben asked Grace how she found out, she immediately replied, "That's not the point, Ben." So, if Danny called to tell her about Olive's shoplifting incident, why did she have to immediately leave home and stay away for hours? Ben realized two things. First, Olive had duped him. Then, after his conversation with Grace, he realized that Olive knew before asking him to keep her shoplifting incident a secret that Danny would tell Grace. Ben also realized that Grace had just returned from seeing Danny. His "I thought you ended it with him" revealed to him the extent of Grace's willingness to deceive and betray him. After understanding what had happened between him and Grace (and Olive), This is the reason he said, "I'm gonna get some air." And left the house ... disappointed and heartbroken. Why was Grace gone for hours? What was so important that after talking with Danny on the phone she couldn't wait for Ben and Olive to return home and meet them? After all, they did came straight home from the Bluemercury. What did Grace and Danny do for hours? Did they talk? Most definitely. Did they have sex? More likely than not. To them, engaging in sex was not considered "infidelity with moral consequences." Grace later told her friend Rob that she thought being with Ben felt like cheating on Danny. So, at the time, would she consider having sex with Danny cheating on Ben? Of course not. Being with Danny instead of Olive and Ben when she knew about Olive's shoplifting incident showed exactly who she was ... and exactly what she was capable of doing. Having sex with Danny and keeping it secret from Ben ... while arguing with about Ben keeping secrets from her ... is what had made Grace, Grace. Which makes "Whose Daughter?" even more relevant now than then. Because now it's "Whose Baby?" More importantly, was this baby conceived during the hours Grace was away from home "talking" with Danny instead of meeting and greeting Ben and Olive upon their return from the Bluemercury? Yes, indeed. This was definitely one of the most important and underrated scenes in season one.
  • Alicia Mar 11, 2019 at 1:15 pm on TV news report (101.10)Thanks for reply. I've watched this episode at least five times and never noticed those.
  • Manifest828.com Mar 11, 2019 at 1:04 pm on TV news report (101.10)Thank you Alicia for your comment. You are right that 828 is much more prominent than 100. And perhaps Tracy Palmer's use of the word "sprinkle" is misleading. I did find 100 on a poster at the police station and on a sticker on the bottom right hand corner of the television set where Jared is speaking. These photos have been added to the page above for you to look at. Click on the RELATED PHOTOS banner.
  • Alicia Mar 11, 2019 at 6:59 am on TV news report (101.10)Ok maybe I'm blind or just overlooked it but I've not seen any 100 anywhere on the episode. I've looked several times and I find 828 like crazy but no 100.
  • Charles Moore Mar 7, 2019 at 8:03 pm on Zeke’s Mom (116.16)Michaela talks far too much for her own good. As the saying goes, she has now "let the cat out of the bag." She has confirmed to Zeke's mom that people, exclusive of Flight 828, are now returning from the dead. This places both Zeke (if he's not already dead again) and his mom in mortal danger. Add the public knowledge of Zeke and James Griffin to the official record of the "undead" 828 returnees ... and the world of "stab the living undead in the heart with a stake" crazies will go absolutely "batcrap" wacko. Hopefully, Zeke's mom is more intelligent than Michaela and will keep her mouth closed.
  • Charles Moore Mar 7, 2019 at 4:19 pm on Who is Your Favorite Manifest Character?At the end of the season, Saanvi Bahl definitely became my favorite main character. Her character portrayed strength and vulnerability ... and at the same time displayed high intellectual abilities while being equally fragile. My favorite characters in an acting scene (102.17) go to Radd and Audio Campbell. These two characters were portrayed by a real-life father and son team, Curtiss Cook and Curtiss Cook Jr. James Griffin gets my favorite character season one "best evil villain" designation. No one else was remotely close to being the villain Griffin portrayed. Not the Major. Not Belson. Not even Grace.
  • Charles Moore Mar 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm on The Major’s Play (116.13)The Major says she is now close to having all the answers she needs. As Saanvi's therapist, will she engage in the unethical use of hypnosis and or brutally torture her PTSD patient in order to obtain additional answers in her "no-holds-barred" quest to find the Holy Grail? Will Saanvi suffer the same fate as Marko Valeriev and the other catatonic 828 patients? Or will she become the Major's Achilles' Heel? As a Saanvi fan, I'm placing all of my bets on Dr. Bahl.
  • Schroeswald Feb 27, 2019 at 7:04 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsAgreed, because Saanvi's life is more importance than everyone's plot as she's the best.
  • Charles Moore Feb 27, 2019 at 11:22 am on Unanswered Manifest Questions“The recent PTSD is going to force her to deal with whatever happened prior to the flight,” Kaur teased. “It pushes her to have to face whatever she’s going through.”Out of all of the ongoing storylines, Saanvi's PTSD problems seem to be the most realistic and intriguing. Not only will the Major get an opportunity to glimpse into Saanvi's soul in the future, it's strongly suggested that it's highly likely the individual who was the seat 8B no-show also did something that affected her both physically and psychologically.How much detail will be revealed in Saanvi's upcoming PTSD storyline ? Will the Major hypnotize her? Did her seat 8B no-show traveling companion physically abuse her?Forget who got shot. Forget Grace's pregnancy. What Saanvi is currently undergoing is far more intriguing than what's happening in any of the other show's characters' personal lives.
  • Charles Moore Feb 26, 2019 at 11:37 am on Did Grace Forget Ben Tried to Tell Her?The writers are trying their damnedest to turn Grace around as a character because they made her such a witless shrew, she was the stereotypical nagging wife. Not only was she a witless shrew and nagging wife, Grace kept secrets from Ben and cheated on him with Danny. She has never sat down and told Ben about how she truly feels about Danny. Now that she's probably pregnant with Danny's baby, it's a little too late for her to confess to Ben how she feels about her maybe baby's daddy. But she had no problem falsely accusing Ben of keeping her out of the "Ben telling Grace I'm hearing things" loop ... when in fact he tried to tell her.She never told him about Danny stopping by the house unannounced. Or explained where she went after Olive's shoplifting incident. If Danny called her on a cell phone and told her about Olive, why did she have to leave home? If she's pregnant with Danny's baby, then this is the time it happened.For Grace, nothing matters ... unless it's about her own self-centered concerns. Whether intended or not, this is what the writers have presented as being the essence of Grace Stone's character.
  • Charles Moore Feb 25, 2019 at 11:50 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsWhat happened to the spouse-abusing Paul Santino who got immense pleasure out of beating his helpless wife, Helen Doyle? Does he still have amnesia?Manifest writers have had no problem when it comes to introducing the audience to social issues, e.g., gay rights, racial discrimination, martial infidelity, etc.Btw. There is no such thing as "infidelity without moral consequences." There are always consequences to infidelity. Period. Believing otherwise is delusional thinking.Grace is a fictitious character. If it was so vitally important to portray her character as possibly being pregnant by someone other than her husband; and she actually loves "that man" as much as showrunners would have us believe, the two of them would have gotten married long before Ben's return.
  • Ken Feb 25, 2019 at 2:38 pm on Lingering Resentments (116.22)I've had "that conversation" with my wife. There are NO WORDS to adequately describe the emotions that follow. Although our marriage survived, just, damage was done. Although we were able to put it mostly behind us, that scene ripped the scab off the wound and made it feel like it was yesterday. My wife was watching it with me and witnessed my rather extreme reaction and completely understood why. We spent the rest of the night talking and crying and talking and crying some more until our morning alarm went off. I really wanted to like this show, despite the Ben-Grace-Danny story line that always made me uncomfortable, but that revelation hit just a little too close to home for me. I still don't know if I will even watch a season 2. I know my wife won't.
  • Charles Moore Feb 25, 2019 at 12:22 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsFiona Clarke didn't have Callings. That's the storyline. So, why exactly didn't she have the ability to receive Callings? And why were her unorthodox research methods used as the primary scientific tool used by the Singularity Project to experiment on the 11 passengers?
  • Charles Moore Feb 24, 2019 at 3:12 pm on Lingering Resentments (116.22)I have one more point to make on Grace's pregnancy before I forget. It has been publicly stated by showrunners that it was a surprise to them when Grace's character became so immensely hated by fans on social networks. So, what do they do? They tell fans on the social networks to forget everything Grace has said and done in the past. That she has seen the light when it comes to how she once horribly treated Ben, and will now work very hard to become a devoted wife and partner to help him solve the mystery behind his and Cal's disappearance. And now that Grace's character has been allegedly redeemed and is marginally liked by her previous haters, how is that storyline followed up? Let's make her pregnant ... probably by Danny ... who more than a few on the social networks also hate. I can't stop shaking my head over the absurdity of it all when it comes to the inexplicable need for showrunners making Grace's character pregnant. What's next? Lourdes returns pregnant? Michaela gets pregnant? Saanvi ends up pregnant?
  • Charles Moore Feb 24, 2019 at 2:18 pm on How Much Did Chevy Pay for All that Promotion?Chevy probably paid more than enough to demand that Daniel Sunjata's role on the show is upgraded to a main character in season 2. That way, Chevy will buy commercials for every episode ... starring "Danny" Whatshisname driving a Chevy truck.
  • Charles Moore Feb 24, 2019 at 1:12 pm on Saanvi’s Therapist (116.21)This is one thing I've guessed right all season. It was predictable. The reason the Major is getting personally involved with Saanvi; and posing as Saanvi's therapist is because of Saanvi's value to her. The Major already knows about the blood markers and brain scans. She even has Kelly Taylor's body. She also knows about Saanvi's medical care of the catatonic patients. Autumn Cox told her all about what Saanvi did at Fiona Clarke "secret and safe" beach house location. The Major needs a healthy Saanvi ... not a PTSD Saanvi. She also needs to know if Saanvi has additional information that can help her discover more about Cal Stone.
  • Charles Moore Feb 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm on Lingering Resentments (116.22)I agree with you 100%, ChuckB. There is absolutely no upside whatsoever when it comes to the "Grace is probably pregnant by Danny" storyline. It'll be an especially devastating situation for Ben to endure. His wife possibly becoming carelessly or willingly pregnant by another man at the exact same time of his return? The writers will never be able to accurately portray the internal torture that would reside inside Ben's irreparably broken soul. Danny's character was thought to be gone ... which was an excellent decision as far as the overwhelming majority of fans like you and me were concerned . His character was no longer needed to advance the story. He is also one of the major reasons why Grace was so immensely hated. Poor Grace. I feel bad for Athena Karkanis' character. If the writers didn't understand the psychology behind the "Grace hatred" before the recent creation of her well-deserved, and newly improved image; they we'll be totally clueless when it comes to understanding the upcoming venomous hatred fans will spew at her in season 2. To make matters worst, there is something the writers will never be able to reconcile ... regardless how hard they may try. ChuckB, your theory about Grace cheating on Ben with Danny will become an unofficial part the "renewed hatred for Grace" narrative. It was already one of the reasons I immensely disliked for Grace. Between the time Danny left the Bluemercury after Olive's shoplifting incident and the hours before Grace returned home from a never explained trip, something happened. Many conspiracy theorists will assume this is the time-period in which she actually became pregnant with Danny's baby ... me included. The entire pregnancy storyline is an unnecessary and unforced error by the writers ... a storyline where the costs of introducing it far outweigh the benefits of pursuing an intriguing and thought-provoking fan-approved story. I also agree. The soap opera aspect of the show has become ridiculous. Especially since the pregnancy and condom-in-the-bedroom subplots present a life-changing situation that's unbelievably inconsistent with Grace and Danny's need to practice safe sex for the last 3-years.
  • ChuckB Feb 22, 2019 at 2:19 pm on Lingering Resentments (116.22)Charles More then three steps back. It took me since Monday night to recover from the Grace is pregnant news. Probably Danny's ? Writers should not do this . It is going to get irritatingly distracting. Besides I was so relieved when I thought Danny was gone forever. How much do the writers want to torture Ben. Did you see the look on his face when he was hugging Grace ? Pitiful just pitiful. How is Cal going to understand this? The writers are going to be putting a lot of stress on the little guy. Does Cal even know who Danny is? What do the writers have against the Stone men? Olive is certainly going to fall back into her old ways besides being jealous that Mom got pregnant with Danny. Why the condom under the bed if Grace and Danny weren't practicing safe sex? Who was using condoms in the master bedroom? Too much soap opera for a otherwise great piece of intrigue.
  • Charles Moore Feb 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm on Manifest Ep 15 Character TimelinesThe information contained here is absolutely incredible. As far as I know, this is only site on the internet which provides the unique based-knowledge resources to search and or obtain all things that are related to the Manifest television series. As a dedicated fan of the show, I sincerely thank you ... for the hard work required to make this one-of-a-kind site work ... and for allowing me access to this vast and invaluable Manifest resource data base.
  • Schroeswald Feb 20, 2019 at 7:18 am on How Long Before Ben and Saanvi Knock Boots?Yeah I ship Benvi hard, but I understand its unlikely and so I'm not really expecting them to do the right thing and sleep together.
  • Charles Moore Feb 20, 2019 at 1:35 am on Lingering Resentments (116.22)"Grace tells Ben she is six weeks pregnant, and the baby is more than likely Danny’s" I absolutely hate this particular storyline with a raging passion. It severely handicaps the newly-found likability of Grace's recently re-invented, loving character. This unnecessary OMG storyline will permeate a useless, non-productive, over-the-top, cartoonish-like soap opera drama that has less intellectual value than Danny's last name ... one step forward ... three steps backwards.
  • Charles Moore Feb 19, 2019 at 12:27 pm on How Long Before Ben and Saanvi Knock Boots?Ben and Saanvi both have serious personal problems to navigate. Ben has to deal with Grace's pregnancy, i.e., not knowing if he's the baby's daddy or not. Saanvi has to deal with a severe case of PTSD and the mind-manipulating Major. Not to mention the need to resolve issues with the individual who was a no-show for seat 8B. So, it's very likely Ben and Saanvi will find comfort in each other's arms in the immediate future ... and do the wrong thing by having a moment of wild passionate sex.
  • Charles Moore Feb 19, 2019 at 1:32 am on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsBringing him back without a very good reason will just mess up Grace's and Olive's character development.Obviously, the writers now have a very good reason for bringing Danny back. I think it was a mistake to introduce the "Grace is pregnant" storyline. But what do I know. Showrunners simply couldn't let Danny exit from the stage quickly and quietly.After 16 episodes, next-to-nothing has been revealed about him. Not even his last name. His character has served no purpose in the show other than being a foil to Ben. And a no longer needed, once upon a time "substitute" faux family member for Grace and Olive.But when is comes to the upcoming "my baby mama" soap opera drama, I'm afraid we'll see more of Danny in season 2 than we can tolerate.
  • Nad Feb 18, 2019 at 9:28 am on Speculating on Manifest’s “Pretzel Twist” at the End of Season 1You have a great idea
  • Charles Moore Feb 17, 2019 at 8:13 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsThere were children on Flight 828 other than Cal. Here's the evidence. Are they not important to the show's mythology? Episode 10 was originally titled, Unaccompanied Minors. My first thought led me to believe the episode would be about 828's children.Will other 828 children with Callings appear in Season 2? Or were the children simply being used as meaningless props and extras in the pilot episode? Season 2 is definitely needed.
  • Charles Moore Feb 17, 2019 at 1:42 pm on Editorial: An Addicted Manifest Fan’s Constructive CriticismGo ahead and renew ... we need Season 2 ... go ahead and renew ... we need Season 2 ... go ahead and renew ... we need Season 2!!!
  • HAPPY DAY Feb 16, 2019 at 7:06 pm on What Did Griffin Do to Angela?In the timeline exposed while searching out Angela, it seems Griffin effected her enough to cause her to never do foster care after him. Her virtual shudder at his name says his story regarding Angela has yet to be revealed, however i think it is only pieces of his history that further confirms his recalcitrant remorseless nature.
  • Charles Moore Feb 16, 2019 at 4:12 pm on Why an Irredeemable Murderer?Why not? Life isn't perfect. Nor is death.“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneEither Griffin was at the right place ... at the right time; or he is being used for the greater good. Of course, doing something for the greater good requires nonbelievers to take a "leap of faith" 
  • Charles Moore Feb 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm on Unanswered Manifest Questions"Writers wrote him out ... by never mentioning him again."The Danny/Grace/Olive storyline had become much too toxic. A viewer commenting on episode 4, the beginning of the "Two Dads" storyline, wrote that he "could no longer watch the slow torture of Ben by Grace and Olive." Due to his nonproductive involvement with the character development of both Grace and Olive, i.e., Ben Stone's wife and daughter; Danny was a character that always seemed to manifest negativity every time he appeared on screen. "Bringing him back without a very good reason will just mess up Grace's and Olive's character development."I concur 100%. But in my opinion, the only good reason to ever bring Danny back is in re-reruns ... and take any decision to bring him back out of the hands of the writers. Trying to rehabilitate Danny's character would be a mistake ... and a waste of time.
  • Nancy Adams Feb 16, 2019 at 2:19 am on Opposing Game Plans (115.6)Mary Magdalene was a prostitute. Paul was a corrupt tax collector. Yet they were Chosen...
  • ChuckB Feb 15, 2019 at 3:48 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsCharles, I agree. Of all the unanswered questions I want answered I too do not need to know about Danny. Because of  the Danny story line the writers were effecting our perception of Grace and Olive in such a negative way. I think the writers had to quickly change Grace's and Olive's attitude and behavior and stop all mention of Danny. Last mention of Danny was EP 13 when Ben asked Grace to thank Danny for the use of the truck. "If I see him" Grace answered. There; gone is Danny. Writers wrote him out quicker than ____ by never mentioning him again. Forever I hope. Bringing him back without a very good reason will just mess up Grace's and Olive's character development.
  • Charles Moore Feb 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsSeason One is coming to an end and questions involving Danny remain unanswered.For someone who was allegedly so important to Grace and Olive ... and to the storyline ... Danny has turned out to be a big nothing burger.  From the very beginning, it has always been evident he was hiding something.No more Danny? Good riddance. Thank the Egyptian Greek Roman Gods.
  • Charles Moore Feb 13, 2019 at 3:47 pm on Eye on the Prize (114.19)"Until we're sure the boy is our Holy Grail?" WTH? The Major's lack of knowledge almost killed Cal with her "trail and error" Frankenstein-like experiments on Marko Valeriev. The Major is also responsible for Marko and others now being comatose. Luckily for the Major, Cal is not. "Whatever they possess, our job is to understand it ... If we can, we'll weaponize it?" So, the Major doesn't really know what "they" possess, but has 'irrefutable' proof regarding the existence of a mysterious "Holy Grail?" Poor Cal. When or if the Major makes the 'certainty' decision, she'll have no problem painfully torturing his 10-year old body in order to possess and weaponize what she currently doesn't understand.
  • Charles Moore Feb 13, 2019 at 12:30 am on Carrying Shame (115.12)James Griffin is a cold-blooded heartless human being. He has already killed three people ... maybe more. Griffin is a lone 'Wolf' who has no problem when it comes to first-degree murder. He publicly murdered his two criminal accomplices during the commission of an armored car robbery in broad daylight. Now that he has a "get out of jail free card," he will have no problem connecting with his inner 'beast' and intentionally killing anyone he so desires ... Michaela Stone included.
  • Charles Moore Feb 13, 2019 at 12:02 am on What does the Major Know?Good question. The Major immediately kidnapped 11 828 passengers as soon as they were released by NSA supervisor Robert Vance. She then tortured and later tried to kill them. Instead she left them in a comatose state ... except for Paul Santino. Why? Former hostage turned spy, Autumn Cox told her about Ben and Daley contacting Robert Mencin (Dark Lightning expert). Cox also revealed Cal Stone's (Holy Grail suspect) unique abilities to the Major. Mencin unexpectedly died in an untimely accident. Bill Daly and Fiona Clarke disappeared to nowhere ... Zeke Landon and James Griffin reappeared from an unknown somewhere.The Major seems to know nothing for a person who knows everything. Obviously, she knew nothing about Cal before conducting her torturous experiments on the hostages. Nor has any evidence shown she predicted the return of Zeke Landon and James Griffin. Does she even know they actually exist? Probably. But only after-the-fact.As the situations regarding "who knows what" now stand before the season finale, Olive appears to know more about what's happening than the Major. And Olive hasn't been running point for any super-secret covert government operation for the last 22-years.
  • Charles Moore Feb 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm on Best Brother Ever (114.1)Very, very, very interesting comment. "An electrical charge is sent through the pickle causing it to glow." Is it possible that ... Electrical charge means Dark Lightning? The Pickle equates to Flight 828? Causing "it" to glow indicates that "It" is the plane and/or what the plane flew through? When it comes to Einstein's Theory of Relativity, is "Dark Lightning" and "Dark Matter" related when it comes to explaining and understanding wormhole travel in the mythology of Manifest's sci-fi universe?
  • Charles Moore Feb 9, 2019 at 3:21 pm on What’s the Red “X” Suppose to Mean?It's the equivalent of hate groups burning crosses on the privately-owned home lawns of the innocent victims they're trying to physically intimidate.The color red signifies the willingness to violently shed the blood of those who have had their property marked by the "X." The "X" itself represents death. JMO.
  • ChuckB Feb 6, 2019 at 3:27 pm on “It’s Coming!” III (114.9)Writers found a quick way to fix Grace. Understanding and 100% cooperative with what Ben needs to do. Now we wait for Graces love for Ben to really truly come back.
  • ChuckB Feb 6, 2019 at 3:18 pm on The Bigger Picture (114.3)Writers found a way to fix Olive quickly. Olive suddenly seems proud of herself and wants to work with her father. Olive is joyed that Grace notices that Olive is her fathers daughter.
  • ChuckB Feb 1, 2019 at 1:38 pm on An Ugly Mark (113.22)If Grace's lover is involved in the armored car incident and she knows it then telling Ben she needs him won't help her cause with the fans. With the haters out there she will need Ben. Graces village will not be enough. Grace says she needs Ben there she does not say she wants Ben there.The scene ends with Ben telling Grace " I love you so much. " No reply from Grace.
  • Charles Moore Feb 1, 2019 at 1:28 pm on Father and Daughter (113.12)Olive has a well-documented track record when it comes to keeping secrets from Ben. In fact, when it comes to her behavior toward him; her own trust issues never fail to come into question. For example, in E10, she used the following words when inviting Danny to dinner ... explicitly highlight her duplicitous intent. DANNY: Olive, I-I’d love that, but it’s really up to your mom. OLIVE: [SIGHS] She’s not gonna ask. I can tell she misses you, but it’s like she’s punishing herself. Her real intent for inviting Danny to dinner was to hook him up with her mom Grace again. ("Danny's family") She tried to do the exact same thing when she called Danny and texted Grace to pick her up at Bluemercury. ("Danny's my dad, too.") Before inviting Danny to dinner, Olive know about Ben and Cal's 'abilities.' When Ben said he and Cal were the same people, Olive said, "I know. Except for the callings. Cal told me a long time ago." A long time ago? Of course, knowing about Ben and Cal's callings didn't stop Olive from going behind Ben's back and inviting Danny to dinner. Having knowledge of this information didn't stop her from telling Danny that Grace missed him and was punishing herself by not seeing him. Olive has her own personal agenda when it comes to the Stone family. And she appears to have no problem stabbing her own father in the back to ensure her agenda is carried out. JMO.
  • Steve Feb 1, 2019 at 10:08 am on Knock, Knock (111.7)414 is Mick and Bens apt number. Did you realize the apt across the hall is 420? Coincidence?
  • Thomas Levi Jan 31, 2019 at 1:36 pm on An Ugly Mark (113.22)They are in share "EVERYTHING" mode from E12 so Ben needs to hear from her lips exactly what her relationship with Danny is going to be from now on. In addition, how will they manage their daughter's relationship with Danny going forward. These two things need to be made perfectly clear. My opinion
  • Manifest828.com Jan 30, 2019 at 8:33 pm on Knock, Knock (111.7)Michaela and Ben's apartment number is 414. See glossary for more details.
  • Steve Jan 30, 2019 at 6:57 pm on Knock, Knock (111.7)Did anyone else notice the apt number of the apt across the hall when Mick opened the door for Autumn ?
  • Paul Douglas Jan 30, 2019 at 5:36 pm on Billboard Sign (113.4)Geeze, Louise. Grace will thank Danny for the truck --" if I see him?" IF? How about telling Ben she isn't seeing him after this. . .the 5/5 years are over. . .and mean it!
  • Paul Douglas Jan 30, 2019 at 5:27 pm on An Ugly Mark (113.22)There she goes again."Come-on-ah my house, I need you". Team? My Aunt Fanny. She should have said, "Come home. How can I help you?". "Let's work together".
  • Paul Douglas Jan 30, 2019 at 5:01 pm on Daly’s Departure (110.9)Because jet fuel is a hydrocarbon, they didn't die from a missile attack, because the visual would show orange-yellow with black mixed in. My guess is that they will show up again!
  • Kathryn Bartlett Jan 30, 2019 at 2:35 pm on Daly’s Departure (110.9)I also fear for him, and wonder if he and Fiona made it or died trying. I wonder if the two of them will reappear in a future episode or if it was a suicide of Capt Daly. I would like to see him reappear, clear his name and lead some sort of happy life.
  • WolfLady 234567 Jan 29, 2019 at 9:43 am on Did Grace Forget Ben Tried to Tell Her?Posted by: Westernz64Grace is hard to like. She has this confused look in every scene and coupled with her selfish rants Im hoping she disappears for 5 yearsI disagree ! I like Grace and also feel sympathy for her ! I also think her and Ben are an awesome couple and my favorite twosome ! I enjoy seeing them working together and finally making progress ! 
  • Westernz64 Jan 28, 2019 at 11:57 pm on Did Grace Forget Ben Tried to Tell Her?Grace is hard to like. She has this confused look in every scene and coupled with her selfish rants Im hoping she disappears for 5 years
  • Charles Moore Jan 26, 2019 at 9:43 pm on Seeking Connections (112.19)Without question, Grace's character arc is complex and nothing in the story has provided any real answers regarding her previous weirdness toward Ben. Especially when comparing her treatment of Ben against her once being "madly" in love with Danny. So, Grace's character goes from "being in an impossible situation" to forget everything that's happened, "all is now perfect." Compare her dialogue here .. GRACE: I’m sorry. You were trying to take care of us, all of us, all this time. I didn’t see it. BEN: I didn’t let you see it. ... to her dialogue here ... BEN: Grace something happened to us on that flight. It keeps happening. Some people are seeing things, hearing voices. GRACE: Ben, are you hearing voices? BEN: You just said you were ready to believe anything. GRACE: I am. I’m just I don’t know. I’m I’m trying to wrap my head around this. To her dialogue here ... GRACE : [TO OLIVE] No, no, this is not your fault. This is not your fault. [TO BEN]: From the moment that plane landed, you wanted to walk back into this family like no time had passed. And I get that, because for you, it hadn’t. [TO DANNY] And you wanted the family that we had built. [TO HERSELF] And I don’t know what I want. But no matter what I do, I’m the bad guy, and I’m tired of it. So we’re not doing this. The question as to whether Grace has fallen in love with Ben all over again is still an open question. Obviously, she loves Ben. But she still has strong feelings for Danny. It she didn't she would have never said, "And I don't know what I want." After saying she didn't know what she wanted, she didn't put up a fight for Ben to stay. And she didn't object to Danny staying for family dinner ... in Ben's home. Why did she behave this way? To please Olive? Or was it done not to offend Danny? Did she care about Ben's feelings? What about Cal? Did he want to have dinner with Danny? Complex story arc for Grace? Dang right! Grace's character was painted into a corner. The paint's still wet. It took 12 episodes to get her character to this point. It may take another 12 episodes for the paint to dry. When it comes to Grace's character, many unresolved issues remain.
  • WAYNE Jan 24, 2019 at 3:20 pm on Tell and Show Time (112.4)who ever made this, THANKS!
  • Charles Moore Jan 24, 2019 at 2:37 pm on Did Grace Forget Ben Tried to Tell Her?Grace has forgot a lot of things:She has forgotten that didn't she tell Ben about Danny, the man who shacked-up with her for 3-years, until she was forced.She has forgotten that she refused to answer Ben when he asked if she loved "that guy."She has forgotten that she never told Ben about any of her meetings with Danny, especially when he came over unannounced.She has forgotten that she kicked Ben out of the house ... with malicious intent to keep him from his children .She has forgotten that Ben fighting her at the time would have only made things worse.Both Grace and Olive knew that Olive was seeing Danny behind Ben's back. The two were participating together in rock climbing training. Grace knew this before Olive told her that Danny was her dad, too. Of course, Grace has always behaved as if Danny had the same parental rights as Ben when it comes to Olive.And she definitely knew before her most recent "Blame Ben rant, "I just can’t help but think that if we’d been living under the same roof, then Cal wouldn’t be missing right now." Of course, she refused to remember what she said to Ben when he was trying to save Cal's life in Episode 6, "BenBen. Listen to yourself. You sound crazy." (106.17)Grace and Olive have deceived and stabbed Ben in the back since his return. Every word you've written accurately describes exactly how despicable they've treated him. How Grace and Olive treat Ben in the future will be interesting to watch.
  • Charles Moore Jan 24, 2019 at 1:30 pm on How Much Did Chevy Pay for All that Promotion?The Chevy truck served two purposes. The truck's role in the plot was product promotion, i.e., it was a blatant commercial advertisement. The vehicle is also owned by Danny.And because the vehicle belongs to Danny, it means that his role in the story will continue to "keep on trucking." After all, he has been a part of the story since Episode 1 ... off-screen, of course.  (101.21)(101.23)The Major knows that Grace and Ben used Danny's truck. She also knows about Grace and Danny's relationship. And if Danny's dirty, she knows about that too. Which means more questions:How did the Major's henchman first know that Ben and Grace were using Danny's truck? Luck had nothing to do them finding and following the couple. (112.13)How did Danny's wife Nina die? Did she die is an "outdoorsy" accident? Is Nina's survivors benefit payment being used to finance his "outdoorsy" lifestyle? Who the frack is Danny? His secrets will soon be revealed. The Major will use his secrets against him and force him to spy on the Stone family. If Danny isn't already a RAT, he'll either become one, or a bigger one, soon. The Major will see to it.
  • Kathryn Bartlett Jan 24, 2019 at 3:38 am on What the Allman Brothers’ “Midnight Rider” reveals about Captain DalyI am in hope that Capt Daly and Fieona reappear in a future episode., that they didn't die in the end. After all they found no bodies or wreckage from the plane, so who knows.
  • Charles Moore Jan 23, 2019 at 12:59 am on Confrontation III (110.23)It was indeed a heart-wrenching scene, Paul. For me, it was irrefutable evidence that Grace wasn't being sincere when she said she was trying to rebuild her marriage ... and reunite her family. Your comment ... "we all knew Grace was having a difficult time choosing between Danny and Ben, but to hear her say it" ... made me think about a scene from the pilot episode (101.6). Here Grace is preparing a room for Michaela in the basement. On a couch was a pillow Karen, Mick's mom, had made with the 8:28 bible verse, "All Things Good." Grace said to Mick, "Your mom made it after ..." Mick interrupts her before she finishes her sentence. In scene (105.18), Karen gave Jared an Afghan to celebrate his upcoming marriage to Lourdes, and said, "Love is never something to feel guilty about. It’s a blessing." Which brings me back to the pillow on the couch. It was insinuated that Karen gave the pillow to Grace because Ben and Cal were dead. On the other hand, Danny was living with Grace before Karen died. How did Karen view Grace's living arrangements with Danny? Did she consider it a blessing ... All Things Good? Karen was an understanding and good mother-in-law to Grace. It's possible she was more interested in Grace's love and happiness than Grace displayed for Ben during the confrontation. Which makes Grace's treatment of Ben even more heart-wrenching. It's evidence that she didn't sincerely consider Ben and Cal's miraculous return a blessing. There will be a concerted effort to rehabilitate Grace's negative image by the show's puppeteers. But unless the rehabilitation is done in a realistic and believable way, this is a character that will always be disliked by fans.
  • Charles Moore Jan 22, 2019 at 9:37 pm on The genius of Manifest that viewers, IN TIME, will come to appreciateI agree. The best way to keep up with Manifest is to use the outstanding tools that are available here on this excellent website. This website is extremely well-organized and contains everything about Manifest any rabid fan could possibly desire. But I'm not sure if I would agree that viewers should take notes and set up a poster board to keep track of the show's storylines and plots. That's what this website was designed to do. Viewers watch dramatic television series to be entertained. The more they're entertained, the more they watch. Manifest is thought-provoking and intellectually interesting. There's nothing else on television like it. Watching the show should be enjoyable and a means to "escape from reality" ... not back-breaking work. JMO.
  • Paul Douglas Jan 21, 2019 at 5:51 pm on Danny’s Goodbye (110.27)It appears to me that Danny is not just a lost soul or an opportunist, but a sociopath. No, not the axe wielding kind, although hacking at someone’s emotions might be equal. A sociopath cares nothing about others, but only about himself. He can lie, cheat and manipulate with little or no feeling. One method he uses is “take away” in which an offer or promise appears to be withdrawn, only to be restored when the victim caves in. Some examples: the first date incident, where he offers to leave as Grace is telling him she feels odd about dating. He could have told her he understand, actually left and called later. On the meatloaf incident, he could have told Olive that meatloaf wasn’t his favorite dish and not ask for more. He was quick to drop Acadia (after training for months) just when Olive complained, but happy to restart. He could have continued to walk after the dining room confrontation.
  • Paul Douglas Jan 21, 2019 at 5:48 pm on Confrontation III (110.23)Again, Charles summarizes the events of this scene well. This was one of the most heart rending scenes fro this viewer; we all knew Grace was having a difficult time choosing between Danny and Ben, but to hear her say it -- yet give no reason why there should be any question that Danny needs to find himself at the curb. Seeing Ben realizing that Grace was even considering what she lost was greater than what she had gained. Ben losing his temper when it would do no good — and risk possible being shellacked by Danny. Ben choosing to leave instead of moving his stuff into the guest room (as another writer suggested) because he chooses not to force himself on Grace and Olive. He may be, maybe unknowingly, playing the long game. This viewer agrees with the decision, because Ben doesn’t have the time or energy to follow a virtual rabbit down a mental rabbit warren, Lastly, telling Cal he is safe here. Ben knows that himself is busy, what can he do? As one viewer suggested, maybe take him to Grandpa Stone’s. In sum, wild emotions, fuzzy thinking and seeing no way out for all. And sadness.
  • Kaitlin Hoogendoorn Jan 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm on Manifest Se 1 Ep 11 “Contrails” shows fact can be stranger than fictionTHEORY: When Captain Daly and Fiona went in the plane they went BACK 5 and a half years and are now experiencing what life would have been like if flight 828 had never "vanished"
  • Muranda Marie Tweedie Jan 18, 2019 at 8:48 pm on Editorial: An Addicted Manifest Fan’s Constructive CriticismI really wish they would start trying up loose ends. I'm getting irritated. What Happened to the girls body that died in the beginning? Where's the guy they hid in the bunker? What was the reason for mic waking the abusive husband guy? What's going on with the kids with Eve's heart? They never finish a story line. I hate that mic is pushing Jared away. Next week will be something new. We won't know about the plane or Cal.... Grrrrrrr
  • Jolie Joseph Spelman Jan 18, 2019 at 8:45 pm on Daly’s Apartment (111.14)We have seen three characters create “vision boards”.(Ben, Daley - pilot and the podcaster) I find this out of the ordinary. I know very few people who actually do this unless it’s a class assignment I have given. And most often it’s done digitally.
  • Nancy Adams Jan 18, 2019 at 8:33 pm on Manifest Se 1 Ep 11 “Contrails” shows fact can be stranger than fictionOk, probably too far out there, but here goes: Captain Daly and Fiona did time travel. No, not all time travel in black lightening =5 1/2 years. She ends up in the gap and knowing what they did when they left, she positions herself to gain power, and becomes (da da da aa!) The Major! So for a while there were 2 Fionas in the same time line. The house is hers, the Major's. Biggest problem with this, Autumn knows Fiona and has seen the Major. She'd be able to recognize her. Oh well! We'll just have to wait...
  • Paul Douglas Jan 18, 2019 at 6:09 pm on What Cal Knows (111.2)This viewer has noticed that when Grace is using her cell, it is usually not a postive event: 101.23 Danny: told Ben yet? Somewhere in 101: Grace talking to Danny, looking out window. Micaela observes and admonishes Grace to" tell Ben about Danny, that Ben has been through enough". 102.4 Doesn't answer cell in hospital. 104.14 Olive calling! 104.26: Danny: how is Olive doing? Being Olive. 105.21 Danny: you are too at work! I called! 108.19 Ben calls says he will be late for date night. 109.10 Ben doesn’t answer during BBQ prep. 109.12 Ben doesn’t answer during early part of BBQ. 111.2 Altho no cell, we can assume Grace got a call/message and asks Ben to care for Cal; because “I got this thing that has come up at work”. Hmmmm. Where have we heard this before?
  • tennisgurl Jan 17, 2019 at 9:03 pm on Manifest Se 1 Ep 11 “Contrails” shows fact can be stranger than fictionI did like that they focused more on the mystery than the romance and family drama, which is way more interesting than listening to Grace whine or Jared be indecisive. No way are Fiona and the Captain gone for good. Maybe they show up for the last episode of the season, back from five years in the future? Or even further into the past? Or in an alternate universe? I kind of want an alternate universe, that sounds cool! But time travel seems more likely. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/90107-s01e11-contrails/?page=1
  • Paris London Jan 17, 2019 at 8:55 pm on Autumn’s Search (111.18) Autumn is going to surprise us all and end up solving the whole mystery about what took place on the plane...she’s playing her part as the bad guy but she will be the one who comes out on top! I have faith in her 🤞🏽 She has her feet in both of the playing fields... the bad side and the good side. She knows who the major is and she also knows that Ben and Mick and the other passengers are trying to find out what happened to them! Pay attention to her role in each episode!
  • Charles Moore Jan 17, 2019 at 7:36 am on What Drawing Did Autumn See?Whatever or whomever Autumn saw on the drawing, please ... please ... please reveal the answer immediately. There's no need to "draw" this out over any lengthy period of time.I'm usually patient when it comes to the small stuff. But the small stuff is beginning to turn into a big pile of inconsequential mystery burger. Autumn Cox is the dumbest criminal in the universe. She's stupid enough to illegally break into a NYPD detective's apartment. But she's not smart enough to get on the first bus or train, and get the frack out of town. Go figure. 
  • Charles Moore Jan 16, 2019 at 6:15 pm on Editorial: An Addicted Manifest Fan’s Constructive CriticismIf NBC isn't willing to commit to the future of the show by immediately renewing it, why should viewers continue to make a long-term commitment and watch it? Viewers invest a lot of time and effort following the numerous storylines. The subplots contained within these storylines are complex and complicated. It takes a lot of time for many of the storylines to develop. How can viewers be assured the time they invest in the show will provide dividends in the future? The only way to guarantee viewers will not be left bankrupt is to renew the show. For viewers and supporters, the uncertainty of the show being renewed is like gambling ... "Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something" -- Wilson Mizner, American playwright As the saying goes, when it comes to those who watch, or would potentially watch, Manifest ... "Time is money."
  • Charles Moore Jan 15, 2019 at 6:22 am on Cal Goes Missing (111.22)Time's up for Grace. She must now get with the program and trust Ben, and get down on her hands and knees, and beg him to return home. Or turn herself in to the first available insane asylum. But no problem. She will come through with flying colors. Especially, after Ben brings her up to speed on Cal's drawings. The most important item on the Stone family's at the moment is to find Cal. And hopefully when he is found, he's be in good health and of sound mind. Why do I get an ominous feeling there will be serious complications severe consequences when and after Cal is found?
  • Charles Moore Jan 15, 2019 at 6:04 am on Fiona Daly’d (111.15)Capt Bill Daley's mind snapped, and his desperation literally flew him and the plane he borrowed into the wilds of the blue yonder. He assaulted, drugged, and kidnapped Fiona Clarke. He stole an airplane and took over from an airport without authorization or permission. Good for Bill. He brought a lot of action and excitement to this week's episode. Bill and Fiona ... together forever.
  • Charles Moore Jan 14, 2019 at 3:23 pm on What Is Ben Going to Do?Danny probably isn't a bad dude.Probably? We know next to nothing about Danny. He could have killed his wife Nina for all we know.she's made this weird decision to just cut things off clean with Danny and try again with Ben.Weird decision? What was she supposed to do, tell Ben the man she had married and been with for 15-years to get lost ... again?Now that we've met Danny and we like him, the path is open.Speak for yourself. I don't like Danny. I consider him a scumbag. But what will Ben do? What he has always done ... love his wife and children unconditionally and do everything in his power to protect them. And no, Grace shouldn't be shoved off in a corner with Danny just because some fans want Ben and Saanvi to end up together in an illicit affair.
  • Charles Moore Jan 14, 2019 at 2:58 pm on Is Danny the Major?Danny is an opportunist, and a stone cold one, too. I agree. He may not actually be the Major. But the motives of the two are the same ... manipulate others for their own personal benefit.And both of them have no problem crossing the boundaries of what is accepted as normal behavior, and will intentionally hurt or irreparably damage others to get what they want. Especially, when it comes to the Stone family.
  • Jason Hannigan Jan 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm on Wrecking Ball I (110.17)A psychological roller coaster! All the things you would expect people would go through after being separated for so long. Yet, all the twist and turns leave us surprised when it happens. Well done.
  • Bernessa Williams Jan 14, 2019 at 12:51 pm on Holistic vs. Scientific (106.17)The fact that her husband and son has come back after five years and hasn’t aged a day but she can’t believe the other stuff that happens. Heck after that I’d believe anything you tell me.
  • Charles Moore Jan 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm on Olive’s Hope (110.12)Olive says to Danny ... "She’s not gonna ask. I can tell she misses you, but it’s like she’s punishing herself." WTH Olive!!! You can tell she misses him? Who do you really want your mom to be with Olive, Danny or Ben? Punishing herself for what? Danny not still living in the house with her while sharing the benefits of the master bedroom? Then Olive played the HELP ME card ... "Well, it’s like they died all over again. She’s barely smiling. She’s not eating. Seeing her like that messed me up more than the plane, and I can’t do it again." You can't do what again, Olive? Lose your father because your mom foolishly and impulsively kicked him out of the house? And how can it be like "they died" all over again, when "they are alive in the here and now?" Cal's home. Ben's not. So, why does Olive think Grace is "barely smiling?" That she wants Danny to over and talk her out of returning to the Grief and Loss support group? If Olive was honestly concerned about her mom, she should have talked to her instead of inviting Danny over for dinner. For some reason, whether it's subconscious or not, she hates her father Ben. Either that or she's madly in love with Danny ... for all the wrong and improper reasons. As I see it, Olive's an immature, naive child and Danny's an opportunistic scumbag.
  • Charles Moore Jan 13, 2019 at 1:45 am on How Long Before Ben and Saanvi Knock Boots?The chemistry between Ben and Saanvi is undeniable. Both have magnetic personalities. And they have an excellent working relationship.But from my view, sexual intimacy is out of the question. At least, it will not happen this season or anytime soon. Ben truly loves Grace and he's doesn't appear to be someone who would impulsively jump in the sack with SaanviBen's a straight shooter. Unlike Jared, he would get a divorce before he hooked up with Saanvi ... or anyone else. Engaging in adultery is not in his DNA. Nor would Saanvi want her parents to see her as a homewrecker.Odds are Benvi will never happen. That's where I'm betting my money.
  • Charles Moore Jan 12, 2019 at 6:36 pm on “He Is Risen. He Is Not Here.” Uh, What?More often than not, zealots do not use logic and reason as support for their beliefs ... religious or otherwise. There's a story behind the woman who accosted Cal on the street. Hopefully, it's a storyline that will be delved into with more detail in the future.Of course, there are zealots who strongly support Cal and the other 828 passengers ... and there are those who fearfully do not. 
  • Charles Moore Jan 12, 2019 at 6:18 pm on How does Cal Know Everything?The answer is yes. Cal is special and important. In more ways than one.Not only was he connected to Marko (possibly still is), he's mentally and physically connected to other passengers in ways that have yet to be answered. His psychic powers also enabled him to tap into the motives of others, e.g., NSA director, Robert Vance and Georgia, Bethany Collins' wife. Who he described respectively as being a good guy and a friend.Cal is also central to the story when it comes to his parents, Ben and Grace, protecting him from those would do him harm, i.e., the Major and others who are willing to kill in order to discover the secrets behind Cal's "collective consciousness" enhanced psychic powers.Does Cal know everything? Not everything. But he knows enough for the conspirators to kill to have knowledge of what he knows. How Cal knows what he knows is what everyone wants to know.
  • Charles Moore Jan 12, 2019 at 4:28 pm on Jachaela is popular among Manifest fansI'm something torn between approving and disapproving what happened with Michaela and Jared's act of betrayal and infidelity. I completely understand their dilemma. They love each other, but what about Lourdes? I applaud Michaela for getting revenge. Her BFF deserved it. Marrying Michaela's fiancé should have been "Off Limits" for Lourdes, period. But, for better or worse, Jared did marry Lourdes. I disapprove of his adulterous act with Michaela. It was an impulsive act that he really didn't think through. As far as Ben and Saanvi are concerned, they should never be sexually intimate and become lovers. Some fans hate love triangles, but they have no problem with adultery. Viewers like me want Ben and Grace together. No matter what, or how long, it takes to mend their marriage. Regardless of what happens with the love-laden subplots and storylines, I will continue to enthusiastically watch and support the show. Cheering for the characters I like and against those I dislike.
  • Charles Moore Jan 12, 2019 at 4:02 pm on What did “All good things” really mean to Karen Stone?"we have to question what that means for Karen’s state of mind." Agreed. What has been revealed about Karen up to now only shows that she didn't believe that wickedness or evil had the power to overcome her "all things good" beliefs. It's obvious she was a woman of faith ... who believed in what she believed ... whether anyone else accepted what she believed or not. But there is one hidden truth when it comes to Karen, i.e., he mythology of the show is based, in large part, on her version of Romans 8:28. A version she reinterpreted to mean that "All Things Good" will always enable her family and loved ones to overcome "All Things Bad."
  • Charles Moore Jan 11, 2019 at 5:25 pm on Will Grace and Danny have Sex Again?she very well could have cheated with Danny already.I thought the exact same thing. Especially after the shoplifting incident had taken place. It has always puzzled me why Danny was bold enough to stop by the next day unannounced.Grace had no reason to be gone and came home much later when it was dark. Exactly. She never mentioned being at work. If it wasn't for the shoplifting incident, she would have been banging her head against the headboard in the master bedroom with Ben. This didn't happen because Ben went to pick Olive up at Bluemercury instead of her.When Danny called her, she became infuriated with Ben, met Danny and felt guilty about "cheating on him," and agreed to have goodbye sex with him because she was trying to "rebuild" her marriage. She refused to answer his text messages the following day. This would explain his irrational behavior in stopping by unannounced the very next day. And her saying to him, "you can't be here." I'm guessing she never told Ben about Danny's surprise visit to the Stone residence. As Paul so eloquently stated already, "Grace is a slow learner." And Danny's actions are fast and quick when it comes to manipulating her.
  • ChuckB Jan 11, 2019 at 2:08 pm on Will Grace and Danny have Sex Again?Grace could be that stupid she very well could have cheated with Danny already. The day of the shoplifting Grace should have been home when Ben and Olive returned. Ben and Olive were home during daylight. Grace had no reason to be gone and came home much later when it was dark. Her clothes were a little ruffled and she was trying to start a fight with Ben immediately upon arrival. A cheating women will try to make their husbands the bad guy to justify their infidelity.  
  • Francesca Soueidan Jan 11, 2019 at 12:50 pm on The dark side of Jared’s “Half a Life” metaphorThis is a really tough situation - No one is too blame its a matter of the heart. And when that love comes back and your heart still feels it there is nothing you can do. The Heart wants what the Heart wants. So i feel bad for all of them. But i do believe that Michaela and Jared are soulmates and that their love never died so they should be together and i think Lourdes knows this and will understand. Well that is left to be seen. If i was Mick and i found out that my best friend married the love of my life???? i would never talk to her again. It would be hard to see and watch them together. I have no bad feelings towards Jared on this one. Everyone deserves to be with their soulmate and if that means hurting someone well that is just life. Posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebrKvDY6rjY
  • Duygu Gürbüz Jan 11, 2019 at 12:47 pm on Meaning of Mansionair “Easier” montage at end of Manifest Se 1 Ep 10I don’t feel sorry for Lourdes at all. Who the hell marries the love of the best friend? Ok they thought she’s dead but she should have known that this is a no go and that Michaela wouldn’t except this. And she should have known that she is just a second choice, a replacement. And now that Michaela is back, there is no need for the replacement anymore...just sayin‘ 🤷🏻‍♀️ Posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebrKvDY6rjY
  • Charles Moore Jan 11, 2019 at 10:20 am on Will Grace and Danny have Sex Again? Maybe once. Grace has a slow learning curve.I agree. Grace is definitely a slow learner. In Connecting Flights, when Danny showed up uninvited, Grace said, "You can't be here." She told him she was trying to rebuild her marriage with Ben. (105.21)Fast forward to Crosswinds and things are different when he shows up ... uninvited by Grace. After she had kicked Ben out of the house, now it's, "Um this is not a good time." Of course, a heated confrontation between Ben and Danny later ensued. With Grace, Olive, and Cal caught in the middle of it. (110.23)Danny was the last to leave the house. I don't know if leaving last was symbolic or not. But if she does have sex with Danny again, she has to be one of the most dumbest individuals in the world.  Especially after Danny's statement in Reconnecting Flights:DANNY: …but for three years, I was all she had. When I lost Nina, I thought I’d I’d be alone forever. And then I found you. So I know I’ll survive losing you but I’m not sure I know how to get over losing that amazing kid.He "found her" ... "survive losing her." Can't get over losing Olive?  WTH? Then in Crosswinds it's:DANNY: You don’t need to say anything. If you’re ready, when you’re ready: next week, next month, next year, just say the word. "When she's ready" for what? A late night booty call? To get married and sail off into the sunset? Although he knows she kicked Ben out of the house, did he forget that she was trying to rebuild her marriage?A late night booty call could happen. Only if Grace is stupid. But Danny marrying Grace ain't gonna happen. If fate wanted that to happen, it would have happened already.
  • Charles Moore Jan 11, 2019 at 9:19 am on Danny’s Goodbye (110.27)When Danny first met Grace, he intently listened to her every word. And he used her own words to open the door to her heart ... and then he walked smoothly into her life. At first, it was "Gee, Grace. You look like hell." Now it's, "You don't need to say anything." Danny knows exactly how to use words when it comes to manipulating Grace. He has now showed up twice uninvited at Ben and Grace's home. The first time she told him, "You can't be here." This time it's, "Um this is not a good time." When it was "you can't be here," she was "rebuilding" her marriage. After kicking Ben out of the house, she said, "... this is not a good time." But she didn't say, "You can't be here." Unfortunately for Ben, Danny understands what motivates Grace more than him. Unfortunately for Grace, she needs Ben more than she needs Danny. The alarm clock will go off soon. It will be very loud, and Grace will have to wake-up before her nightmares become real.
  • Charles Moore Jan 11, 2019 at 8:39 am on Meaning of Mansionair “Easier” montage at end of Manifest Se 1 Ep 10When it comes to interpreting contextual symbolism within the framework of a scene, no one does it better than you. Thanks, Don, for the eye-opening, thought-provoking analysis.
  • Charles Moore Jan 10, 2019 at 10:35 pm on The dark side of Jared’s “Half a Life” metaphorThe one unfortunate negative thing I observe from Jared's metaphor is that Cal would have long been dead. Perhaps, his death would have been the catalyst to strengthen Ben and Grace's marriage. Olive would have definitely grown up to be a different person. Her mom and dad's influence in her life would have been immeasurable. Excellent commentary, btw.
  • Charles Moore Jan 10, 2019 at 10:34 pm on “STOP!” — How the Manifest writers are using signs, words, and actionsExcellent analysis. Your comments are why I'm addicted to the show.The storylines within the show's mystery stimulate the audience's imagination to engage in a 'collective thought' process when it comes to thinking outside the box.I'll be paying close attention to how characters on the show, in the future, use their "distress tolerance skills" when it comes to using S.T.O.P. as a personal stress management tool.Thanks for the excellent analysis.
  • Catherine Munson-Klein Jan 10, 2019 at 9:57 pm on The dark side of Jared’s “Half a Life” metaphorGood catch on the apartment number, Don. I'm not normally ok with cheating spouses, but Michaela is just taking back what's always been hers. Deep in her heart, Lourdes knows that, in Jared's heart, she's always been just a replacement for Mick and she has said as much. I think she'll still feel very betrayed by them and act on it, so things will get ugly for a while. But we see so little of Lourdes that it could be that she'll make a graceful exit, leaving Mick and Jared free for more interesting storylines, instead of the soap opera story of 2 women fighting over a man. They're already dragging that storyline out with Ben, Grace and Danny. We don't need it with a second triangle already. I'd rather see Mick get pregnant from the unexpected sex and have an alien baby.
  • Charles Moore Jan 10, 2019 at 7:51 pm on The dark side of Jared’s “Half a Life” metaphorThe one unfortunate negative thing I observe from Jared's metaphor is that Cal would have long been dead. Perhaps, his death would have been the catalyst to strengthen Ben and Grace's marriage. Olive would have definitely grown up to be a different person. Her mom and dad's influence in her life would have been immeasurable. Excellent commentary, btw.
  • Diana Pack Demascal Jan 10, 2019 at 1:20 pm on Just Stay Away! (109.18)I don't particularly like Grace's character, but with a show like this, we could all be loving her next week. I am excited to see what's next.
  • Shelley D'Aloise Jan 10, 2019 at 12:44 pm on Soulmates (110.24)Wasn't there an episode where Lourdes admitted to someone that she and Jared were "trying" ?? I sure hope they didn't succeed !! Posted at https://www.facebook.com/NBCManifest/
  • Holly H. Jan 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm on Soulmates (110.24)The emotion in this scene was breathtaking, especially when Jared’s voice cracked as he was trying to explain why he didn’t go to the hangar. At first I wondered why the creators deviated so much from the clip in the previews, but going back and watching both this scene and the different scene from the preview, the “revamp” was definitely more powerful and fit better with the rest of the show. After Michaela basically pushed Jared away at the police station, it made more sense for him to beat down her door afterwards. Beautifully written, and even more beautifully acted out! Can’t wait to see how their story (and “Manifest” as a whole) unfolds from here. Posted at https://www.facebook.com/NBCManifest/
  • Charles Moore Jan 10, 2019 at 12:22 am on Confrontation III (110.23)GRACE: And I don’t know what I want. But no matter what I do, I’m the bad guy, and I’m tired of it. So we’re not doing this. You don't know what you want, Grace? Why does it always have to be about you ... and only about you. What you're really saying is, "I don't know what's best for my family." And yes, you're the bad guy. Whether you don't want to be the bad guy or not, you must choose. It's either Ben or Danny. It's either Ben rejoining the family he loves. Or it's Danny rejoining you and Olive. There are no half-measures. The only choice any mother would make is what's in the best interest of her children. And true, Olive isn't a grown-up. But when it comes to Danny she behaves like one. Grace's problem is that she herself has repeatedly avoided making critical life-changing grown-up decisions, i.e., making the decision whether unconditionally welcoming Ben and Cal back is more or less important than permanently replacing Ben with Danny. It's impossible for Cal to be a resident of the Grace/Danny/Olive "living happily ever-after" household. Like his father, Cal is from a different time and is now living in a different world. At some point, the decision has to be made. The longer it takes to decide ... problems will continue to manifest at an increasing rate.
  • Silent One Jan 9, 2019 at 9:11 pm on Autumn Switches Sides (110.10)As soon as she reached down into her boot I said, "I don't like her." As soon as she threw that phone in the ocean I said, "I like her." Posted at https://twitter.com/SilentNinjaa/status/1082477079214678018
  • Charles Moore Jan 9, 2019 at 5:57 pm on Confrontation I (110.21)OLIVE: I don't want him to go. GRACE: Olive, this is a family matter. OLiVE: What the hell, Mom?! Danny is family! No, Olive. Danny is not family. He's your Mom's ex-lover, He's a man who you are now abnormally obsessed with ... for inappropriate self-centered reasons. Olive has a biological father who is legally responsible for her and the family's well-being. Danny is not a substitute father, regardless how she feels about him. Olive has no boundaries. Grace has never enforced boundaries with her. Unfortunately, Ben wasn't around to define any boundaries. Danny doesn't respect the family's marital and parental boundaries. He disrespects Grace by continuing to show up announced. And he disrespects Ben by blaming him for what's happening in front of the entire family. Grace once promised Ben he would never have to meet Danny. Olive's childish behavior has turned Grace's promise into a situation where a solution to the broken promise will require much unneeded pain and suffering.
  • Charles Moore Jan 9, 2019 at 4:35 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsExcellent point. Danny has expensive tastes. His lifestyle indicates he has a large bankroll.So, the obvious questions are: If he really loves Grace, why did he live with her instead of moving her and Olive into his luxurious home? Why did Grace go ballistic when she discovered she had to pay back Ben's $500,000 death benefit?It makes no sense. Paul Douglas and others have astutely commented elsewhere that Danny is a predator who preys on widows at survivor group sessions. I completely agree with Paul's theory. Based on his expensive lifestyle, Danny would definitely have the financial resources to afford a private therapist to overcome the grief of losing his wife, Nina.And because he alleges to unconditionally love Grace and Olive, and "picked up the pieces" when Ben was absent, he should have had no problem providing Grace with financial support. Nothing shows that he actually did.
  • ChuckB Jan 9, 2019 at 1:44 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsI really agree about Danny. He has plenty of money. Drives an expensive truck and Porsche convertible. Has all the expensive hobby toys like scuba for two, mountain bike, rock climbing equipment. Maybe it is part of Graces $500,000 and all the equity from her home. That was a lot of dough to go threw considering she had income from what is referred to as a successful catering business.
  • tennisgurl Jan 9, 2019 at 12:00 am on Confrontation III (110.23)I thought that when Grace was having her fight about how much her life had been screwed up by the flight returning, and they showed Cal showing up, that it would cut to Cal thinking that his mother was sad that he was alive. which is extra awful, as he has had cancer for so long, and might have felt like a burden on the family even back then, and nowhere is his mom, wishing that he and his dad had just stayed away and not interrupted her new life. Maybe we get some of that later, but I can't imagine that Cal wouldn't pick up on what this fight is about. It's not like Grace spends a whole lot of time with him anyway when he isn't sick. It would take away from her angsting or yelling at Ben time! Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/89583-s01e10-crosswinds/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-4968738
  • Charles Moore Jan 8, 2019 at 12:18 pm on Unanswered Manifest QuestionsBethany Collins is out of jail. Vance probably released her when he started working with Ben.None of the other questions have been answered yet. Danny is still the most puzzling, least favorite mystery for me. Last name. Not known. Job/occupation. Unknown. Is Danny the shadow man in Cal's family drawing? Unknown.Spoiler Alert. But here's something that's very interesting. It involves a search in the remote mountains of upstate New York. Will Arcadia be part of this search? What about Danny? Will he be involved?Sometimes questions lead to more questions. When it comes to Manifest, more questions could be a good thing. 
  • Charles Moore Jan 8, 2019 at 2:13 am on It’s Not Over (106.24)This is the first clue to reveal the Major was a woman. The answer to the question was No, ma'am!!! Not no, sir!!!! But no, ma'am!!!! SCIENTIST [ON PHONE]: "No, ma’am, the subjects have been removed from the protocol. We had to terminate the experiment because somebody in the NSA started poking around. But the disruption was only temporary." It would take 4 more episodes to confirm that the scientist [on the phone] was actually talking to the Major. What else do we know about the Major? Two things actually. She recently departed Langley, Virginia, the location of CIA headquarters. And two. She's now in New York City ... in search of the Holy Grail. The scene in this episode is appropriately titled "It's Not Over." Which is true. It's not over until it's over. And it's definitely not over. It would appear the Major has only begin to implement her dirty handiwork.
  • shapeshifter Jan 8, 2019 at 12:13 am on Vance’s Memorial (110.6)They may have had a funeral, but we didn't see a body. Just sayin'-- Of course, I would not blame actor Daryl Edwards for having jumped ship for other projects--which, maybe as a secondary character his contract permitted? And I would pat the show creators on the head for teasing his possible reappearance with no body being shown. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/89583-s01e10-crosswinds/
  • Charles Moore Jan 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm on “STOP!” — How the Manifest writers are using signs, words, and actionsExcellent analysis. Your comments are why I'm addicted to the show. The storylines within the show's mystery stimulate the audience's imagination to engage in a 'collective thought' process when it comes to thinking outside the box. I'll be paying close attention to how characters on the show, in the future, use their "distress tolerance skills" when it comes to using S.T.O.P. as a personal stress management tool. Thanks for the excellent analysis.
  • Cathy Munson-Klein Jan 5, 2019 at 3:51 pm on Hidden Clue in Turbulence Flashback of Manifest Episode 9 “Dead Reckoning”Thanks, Charles! Now we just need the show to give us answers, or at least some undeniable information that you can't miss.
  • Charles Moore Jan 5, 2019 at 3:44 pm on Hidden Clue in Turbulence Flashback of Manifest Episode 9 “Dead Reckoning”"The turbulence was meant to get everyone in their seats, so they could be rendered unconscious and removed. Then they were returned to the plane in an unconscious state, and woken at the right moment." I enthusiastically agree. Your excellent observation reveals a very important and critical clue. I believe there are three parts of the mystery when it comes to solving the disappearance of MA 828. Part 1 is what happened before the flight took off. Part 2 involves what happened during the flight. And Part 3 is about what happens after the plane had landed. Thanks to your superior observation skills, when it comes to Part 2, the curtain concealing a significant portion of the mystery has been pulled back, revealing "how" the "what" happened.
  • Charles Moore Jan 2, 2019 at 11:19 pm on Jared’s Cares (109.11)When does the TV audience meet Jared's mom? I'm guessing Jared's mom knew both Michaela and Lourdes when Jared gave Michaela an engagement ring. And that she was also present at Jared and Lourdes' wedding. Who does Jared's mom prefer for her son, Lourdes or Michaela?
  • Charles Moore Jan 2, 2019 at 11:12 pm on Just Stay Away! (109.18)Grace's behavior toward Cal's biological father makes no motherly sense. Either she trusts Ben to ensure his own son's safety or she doesn't. If she doesn't trust him, there's no way she will ever again allow him to become the man of the house, period. Yes, she blamed Ben for taking Cal from her when she thought the two had died in a plane crash. But Cal's alive and so is Ben. Ben staying away is not the solution to Grace's family problems. If anything, Ben staying away will significantly add to the manifestation of the Stone family's problems. Grace's solution to problem solving is to ask no questions and ignore all answers. (It is possible that Grace, in large part, subconsciously resents Ben because he's now 5 1/2-years younger than her).
  • Casey Jaisle Page Dec 31, 2018 at 1:58 pm on Meatloaf Dinner (105.13)I think Danny is behind all of this somehow! I don't think it was a coincidence that he met Grace, I think he is involved with what happened to the plane
  • Susan Kieley-Reynolds Dec 31, 2018 at 1:56 pm on Red Hook Experiments (109.9)The suited scientist guy running the experiments.... he looks like an older version of the boy to me. Maybe nothing but ....
  • Chad Kane Dec 28, 2018 at 10:20 am on Climbing Tension (107.23)Great scene!!! A whole lot of emotions simmering under the surface!!!🤬 Posted at https://twitter.com/NBCManifest/status/1078651786599247873
  • Darien Dec 28, 2018 at 10:16 am on Climbing Tension (107.23)I like these script to screen!!!!!!! This is unique, no one ever shows this and above all, the actors are great at pulling it off!! Posted at https://twitter.com/NBCManifest/status/1078651786599247873
  • Cathy Munson-Klein Dec 27, 2018 at 3:09 pm on Is Danny the Major?They knew beforehand that they'd be doing experiments on the passengers and that Cal would be important, because of his illness, possibly his age and because he's a twin. Olive will probably also turn out to be important. Danny didn't insert himself into the family before they got on the plane. He waited until Grace was a needy widow, then became what she needed. If he's the Major, he's privy to all sorts of information. Other people may have plants inserted into their lives. Maybe Kelly Taylor's housekeeper was her monitor, and was instructed to shut her up. On orphan black, which folloed a group of clones, every single clone had a monitor planted into their lives, pretending to be a close friend or lover.
  • Ruby Dec 27, 2018 at 12:43 pm on Is Danny the Major?I would love an explanation for how it makes sense that Danny is a plant. Out of 100s of people on the plane, why would Ben's family be the only one with a plant sent to it? It's not like they knew beforehand when Ben got off the plane he'd be investigating them. Posted at https://twitter.com/tvandruby/status/1078033063538577415
  • Britt Dec 26, 2018 at 8:16 pm on What is Michaela hiding? What is weighing her down?WHAT IF: Evie & Michaela were dating but when Evie died, Jared was there for Michaela and helped her through her guilt. Jared & Michaela ended up falling in love but Michaela never truly got over Evie. Posted at https://twitter.com/jaredsvasquez/status/1078036771647209473
  • Paul Douglas Dec 24, 2018 at 4:02 pm on Will Grace and Danny have Sex Again? Maybe once. Grace has a slow learning curve. Psychological: Grace does remember her life with Ben: meeting, falling in love, marrying, having twins and even tho it bugs her, seeing him work hard with Cal and being a real Dad to Olive. Danny’s “get over Nina, get over you” statement must be devastating. Danny is “over Nina and can get over Grace”. An opportunist, as always, he can take it or leave it. The Olive thing, as others have said, is revolting.  Logistics: We know Ben will be popping in and out at all hours even if he doesn’t live there - he will be sure to be watching over Cal and trying to have an Dad / daughter relationship, too. He will blow up if he catches Grace and Danny there, especially with the kids.   Grace has a schedule to keep, for catering means irregular hours.  Event though Danny is free to tool around in his car or see his trainer or troll, he still must meet the time frames.      
  • shapeshifter Dec 21, 2018 at 10:18 pm on Subtle hints of Michaela and Ben’s “living hell” in ManifestAlthough we can't (yet) know whether the repetitive use of the word "Hell" is just a tick of the main writer or deliberately placed, now that you mention it, it certainly does serve to point out that the 828ers of the show have returned to a kind of hell. I think the use of red might just be to draw the viewer to the focus of the scene, which, while simplistic, is at least effective. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/88108-theories-manifesting/?tab=comments#comment-4904732
  • charles Dec 21, 2018 at 1:41 pm on Will Grace and Danny have Sex Again?I don’t think it was all pity sex with Grace and Ben.I agree it wasn't all pity sex. Definitely not pity sex on Ben's part. Grace only gave in to Ben after he had discovered her secret about Danny. Without her secret being revealed, I don't think she would have been intimate with him.If it was, she would not have been so enthusiastic to start sex in episodes 4 and 8.I don't see episodes 4 and 8 being directly related. Grace is conflicted. She is torn between her feelings for both Ben and Danny. I think she is more than being infatuated with Danny. And I agree, Danny has manipulated her. Will this manipulation continue?But I am not 100% sure she and Ben are completely finished.I agree. See my comments here. Ben and Grace were a happily married. They had marital problems before Ben and Cal disappeared, and some of those same problems continue now. I also agree that 9 episodes are too short of a period to resolve their marital problems ... or end their marriage.My guess is there are more hardships for them to overcome when it comes to resolving their marriage and family problems. I see Danny being a part of those hardships. I'm also guessing time will tell. Jeff Rake, the show's creator, has a 6-year plan for everything to come together. 
  • Manifestphile Dec 21, 2018 at 6:48 am on Will Grace and Danny have Sex Again?I don’t think it was all pity sex with Grace and Ben. It is not that simple. If it was, she would not have been so enthusiastic to start sex in episodes 4 and 8. She is definitely infatuated with Danny because he tells her what she wants to hear and makes life easy. But I am not 100% sure she and Ben are completely finished. The writers have said they were putting a happily married couple to the ultimate test. As well as tearing apart a family and putting it back together again. 9 episodes seems too short a time period for those two “experiments” to have already failed. Though I guess time will tell.
  • charles Dec 21, 2018 at 2:29 am on Will Grace and Danny have Sex Again?I am not so sure we can assume that the Crusader condom Ben found under the bed (103.13) belonged to Danny and Grace.Ben found the Crusader under his and Grace's bed; the same bed that was used by Danny and Grace for amorous purposes over the last three years. Unless Grace personally approved of Olive and Kevin using her bed for adult activities, my best guess is that it wasn't Kevin's condom.True. Olive and Kevin were seeing each other. And Olive did sneak out the window at night to see him. Grace didn't seem to mind. She doesn't seem to mind anything Olive does.But, in my opinion, to assume the Crusader didn't belong to Danny would be jumping the shark. Otherwise it would indicate the show's creators are willing to go far beyond Grace and Danny's so-called "infidelity without moral consequences" subplot.It would also mean that they have no problem showcasing that Grace (and perhaps Danny) knew and approved of "two teenagers engaging in sexual activities at Grace's home." This as a storyline as in a science fiction television series would literally be mind-boggling.There are already too many layers of soap opera in the overall story. To assume the Crusader belongs to Kevin would cross the line. As least, it would for me. From my prospective, the writers have already painted Olive into a lewd corner with Danny.The writers should keep the 16-year old Olive as far away from engaging in sexual activities on the show as creatively possible.
  • charles Dec 21, 2018 at 1:38 am on For the Sake of Olive (105.21)DANNY: This isn’t about you and me, Grace. This is about Olive. Either Danny's lying and Grace knows he's lying, or he knows she knows he's lying. Or she's so excited to see him that she's not paying attention to what's being said, i.e., "I know I'll survive losing you but I'm not sure I know how to get over losing that amazing kid." WTH, Grace? He doesn't care about being with you anymore, but refuses to give up having in a relationship your minor female child? And your simpleminded response is: GRACE: It sounds like she feels the same way about you. Why Grace? Is it because Danny was, according to him, "... but for three yours, I was all Olive had." Instead of telling him how Olive feels about him, this is what you should have said: GRACE: Danny, we've been through a lot together ... me, you, and Olive. But her father's back now and we all should take the time needed to work things out ... hopefully for everyone's benefit. If Grace was truly trying to rebuild her marriage and reunite her family, Danny can't be part of either the rebuilding or reuniting process. The dialogue which took place in this scene is why I immensely dislike both Grace and Danny. The scene also revealed that Grace can't be trust ... she didn't tell Ben about Danny's visit. And I definitely don't trust Danny because he's either mentally ill or unstable or both. He intentionally and forcefully violated the sanctity and boundaries of Grace's marriage by coming over to the Stone family home unannounced and uninvited. And he didn't care if Ben, Cal, or Michaela was home.
  • Manifest828 Dec 21, 2018 at 1:37 am on Will Grace and Danny have Sex Again?I am not so sure we can assume that the Crusader condom Ben found under the bed (103.13) belonged to Danny and Grace. In the very next scene, we learn that Kevin and Olive were seeing each other (103.14), and the scene after that, the reason Olive was sneaking out at night was to be with Kevin (103.15).
  • Paul Douglas Dec 20, 2018 at 11:16 pm on Diversity Hit and Miss on the Manifest TV SeriesI am struck by the diversity of the characters. Those not the main characters get a smaller amount of air time, true. BUT the time they get is riveting! Each one has a distinct problem and solve it even though emotions run high. Ongoing Vance with more air time “sees the light" and joins the search. Saanvi gets a bit more much time, but when she speaks, better listen up. Lastly, most of the caucasians are villains with lots of ground troops. Ben, Michaela, Olive are barely keeping from becoming unhinged. Grace? She is psychotic, which is to say, divorced from reality. Only the little guy seems to wade through his problems rationally.
  • Colleen Triana Dec 18, 2018 at 2:02 pm on Stay with Me (109.21)Something is going on with the stuffed dinosaur that cal gave ben before he left...
  • jhlipton Dec 11, 2018 at 10:08 pm on Point of No Return (108.17)This episode was so aptly named: It was the point of no return for me. None of the "stars" are appealing, the writing is horrid (Ben getting hired in one day -- no drug test or background check -- and getting access to anything, much less the IT guy's computer [those guys eat, sleep and dream security] is absurd) and no I find out the only interesting thing about it isn't even going to be developed for at least a season or two. No thanks; I'm out. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?page=2
  • Rosie Moncrief Dec 10, 2018 at 1:47 pm on Stay with Me (109.21)I feel bad for his wife. She's really nice and doesn't deserve to be cheated on. It looks like things are headed that way. 😥
  • Dena T Dec 9, 2018 at 10:02 am on Is Danny the Major?I agree. I have been saying something was off with his predatory and manipulative behavior this entire time. Then when we heard about “The Major”, I suspected it was him. Also he made sure Olive was drugged up to forget the nightmares she was having and to keep an eye on her knowledge that Cal was alive. He is evil. Or they just missed the boat in writing a decent guy. I suspect the former because no one is that tone deaf in writing.
  • Mabinogia Dec 8, 2018 at 10:11 pm on Government Roundtable (102.12)Maybe the plane is in real time and the rest of the world was accelerated by five plus years. lol I really don't want it to be aliens, but I'd take that over some kind of spiritual/god explanation. I do like the idea that the plane was already part of an experiment. Having Ben, Mick and Cal as last minute additions is most interesting in this scenario. Did they need more subjects? Did they anticipate those three coming on board? Did their addition screw everything up? I would guess the later, and that they weren't supposed to be added to the flight and once they were something went wrong. Obviously Cal is the linchpin. I'd guess something to do with his cancer. So now the experimenters want to figure out why. IDK. So far nothing really makes sense and I do fear we're going to get some spiritual s**t about how we are all connected and we all need to come together blah blah for the greater good. Which, while a good message, we should all be more understanding and whatnot, I don't need a sci-fi-ish show telling me this through stupid voices telling morons to blindly do weird things to save each other. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/88108-theories-manifesting/?tab=comments#comment-4904732
  • Sylvia Dec 8, 2018 at 5:53 pm on Why is Grace just the worst?I don't like Grace and haven't from the beginning. I don't blame her for moving on she thought Ben was dead but since his return she has been flipflopping, I mean does she think she is the only one that suffered. She doesn't even attempt to try and understand Ben or what he missed being gone, she always seems to be blaming him. If you don't want to be with him then ride off with Danny and the show can go on without you, nothing against the actress just don't like her character.
  • aes Dec 8, 2018 at 5:41 am on Is Vance Dead?I think he faked his death
  • ParadoxLost Dec 6, 2018 at 10:14 pm on Government Roundtable (102.12)I do not think they would do it, but it just occurred to me that this show is somewhat perfectly set up for: 1. The plane was stolen by aliens 2. The passengers were studied or modified in some way 3. The aliens invade 4. The passengers are supposed to be their ambassadors 5. They are torn between are the aliens intentions are good or evil 6. Some work with them and others start a resistance If I were show runner, I'd turn season 1 into a prologue for a show like V, Falling Skies, or War of the Worlds. And that may be because I need to update my go to "you think that is out of nowhere and couldn't happen" phrase from "and then the aliens abducted the submarine and took it to outer space" to something more contemporary. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/88108-theories-manifesting/?tab=comments#comment-4904732
  • charles Dec 6, 2018 at 10:15 am on The True Meaning of Manifest and What Lies AheadExcellent thought-provoking reminder as to why we as fans love Manifest.It's about time.When it comes fans and viewers, it's definitely "all about time." You're correct about the show being a journey. But in fairness to some critics, it's not all about going slow or fast, it's about pacing and payoff. It's about the little things. For example, very little is known about some of the characters, i.e., Saanvi Bahl is a main character.Yet, Fiona Clarke, a recurring character, has a faster paced storyline. And to this point, the payoff for Clarke's character has been more intriguing than that of Saanvi's character. Some critics think it's time to know more about Saanvi.It's about do-overs.This is what makes the story so intriguing. Some do-overs can be beneficial. Some can be detrimental. Reconciling the difference is what makes the story compelling. All of the characters are undergoing do-overs. Grace's character epitomizes the turmoil centered within conflict when it comes to a do-over, where her do-over is highlighted by an internalized battle between the past and present.It's about tragedies.Kelly. Harvey. Belson. Vance. All tragedies. Except for Belson. Not mourning Belson. And hopefully, Vance hasn't entered Valhalla. Not only are the tragedies about death, they're also about broken lives, and fractured souls. The love triangles and family relationships represent those broken lives, and fractured souls.It's about owning one's truth.For me, this is a phrase that's relevant for each of the show's main characters. For Michaela, it's Evie and Jared. For Ben, it's Grace. For Grace, it's Danny. For Olive, it's Ben. For Cal, it's not wanting to die. For Jared, it's Michaela. For Saanvi, it's having no personal life. Thanks for the well-written, in-depth analysis. I look forward to more of them.
  • charles Dec 6, 2018 at 12:01 am on Fiona and the Collective Consciousness"My current theory is that whatever experiment was done to the passengers while they were missing, it was based on Fiona’s work and done with her knowledge and consent." Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Fiona Clarke is the master key to unlocking the door that's hiding this multifaceted manifesting mystery. Fiona's hands are dirty. They were dirty before she boarded Flight 828 in Jamaica. They were dirty during the flight. Her hands were dirty after she deplaned 5 years, 6 months, and 28 days later. And her hands continue to be dirty now. Not only are her hands dirty, they could also be bloody. She now has control of the rescued hostages. Belson is dead. Vance is presumed dead. She works for the bad guys. Unless Vance returns, there are no good guys left to stop whatever she has planned. Except for Ben, Mick, and Jared. And there are but mere pawns in her dangerous chess match. She told Ben that 'they' were trying to artificially replicate the callings. How did she know how the callings worked? Also, how did she know they could be artificially replicated ... unless she knows more than she has revealed? She said that her collective consciousness research was theoretical. She has also allegedly only worked with lab rats. Unless her experimentally tortured lab rats had callings and talked to her about their callings, how would she know how the actual callings themselves functioned? She now knows about Cal. And yes, I believe she will come for him. I wouldn't be surprised if her and Danny aren't ex-lovers ... or current lovers ... or future lovers. Or involved in some kind of a weird love triangle. Perhaps the 10 passengers will catch a break with Fiona Clarke. But I wouldn't count on it. Her hands are far too dirty, and maybe a little too bloody, for her to miraculously become an Angel of Mercy.
  • charles Dec 5, 2018 at 10:26 pm on Getting Close (108.11)FIONA: Oh, my God, the callings. They’re trying to artificially replicate them. That is what Fiona said to Ben. However, the dialogue shown below had previously taken place between her, Saanvi, and Ben (107.16): FIONA CLARKE: In the wake of any traumatic event, it’s inevitable the participants eventually seek each other out. BEN: So, it has nothing to do with you experiencing a calling. FIONA CLARKE: I’m sorry, a-a calling? SAANVI: That’s our own shorthand for some of the visions and voices some of the passengers have been receiving. FIONA CLARKE: Have they, indeed? ------- Clarke's initially didn't understand the shorthand Saanvi used to describe what was happening to the passengers was literally called, a "calling." But Clarke's "have they, indeed" smirky response indicates that she knew exactly what Saanvi was describing. How did Clarke know about the "callings?" Her work was theoretical. She had allegedly only worked with lab rats. Did her lab rats get "callings" and provide her with the detailed information? She would later tell Ben, "they're trying to artificially replicate them." Artificially replicate the callings? How did Fiona Clarke know that "callings" could be "artificially" replicated? And she refers to "they" as if she knows who "they" are. To add to Clarke's "know nothing-not involved" involvement, she's the one who ended up with the tortured test subjects after the hostage rescue mission (109). Assuring everyone that she would take them to a safe place. Clarke knows a lot more than she's revealing. She could also be the one who orchestrated Flight 828's disappearance, and she possibly could be directly responsible for everything that's happening.
  • charles Dec 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm on Rock Climbing I (107.8)When it comes to taking Danny at face value, I see him as being on the creepy vibe side of the storyline. True. People not biologically related can love children in a non-creepy way. My major complaint with Danny is that he doesn't respect boundaries. He went to Ben and Grace's home unannounced and without being invited after she had told him she was trying to rebuild her marriage. By doing so, he disrespected Ben as a Husband, and as a Man. He also disrespected Grace ... who told him, "You can't be here." And why was he there? According to him, not because he couldn't get over losing Grace, but because he didn't know if he could get over losing Olive. Why was it so urgent for him to tell Grace that he couldn't get over losing Olive? And why would he say that to Grace? I can get over losing you, but not your daughter? It strikes me as being out of the norm. Danny doesn't respect boundaries by forcefully intruding into Grace's marriage and Ben's relationship with Olive, irrespective of his own feelings. He's either lying, mentally unstable, or simply being manipulative when it comes to his true motives. Or possibly all of the above. For me, Danny is a mysterious character ... with a creep factor vibe written all over him.
  • charles Dec 4, 2018 at 11:16 pm on Grace’s Fantasy "She’s the irresponsible parent who got caught up in her party and didn’t keep an eye on her kid." I agree. Grace fails the responsible parents 'pop quiz,' and needs to take a refresher course in Parenting 101. She screams at Ben, “Then why didn’t you bring him home, immediately. He could have been killed, Ben.” Well, Grace, he could have been killed before he arrived at Ben's location. Cal has two parents who are responsible for his safety, doesn't he? Grace goes from earlier enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner to throwing a surprise backyard barbeque, straight to " ... I don’t know you. I don’t think this is right anymore ... you should go.” By the way, why didn't Grace invite Grandpa Steve and Michaela to the backyard event? And why did it have to be a surprise? Then too, when it comes to Grace's modus operandi, everything is a surprise. In short, here's the surprise Ben, Grace is kicking you out and returning to the new life she established before your return ... without you.
  • charles Dec 4, 2018 at 10:37 pm on What’s wrong with Grace?You're right about Grace. It seems as if she's oblivious to the fact that Ben and Cal have somehow mysteriously returned from the land of the dead ... the magical beyond ... the twilight zone ... after disappearing for 5 years, 6 months, and 28 days. No questions? No curiosity? No something's going on here that I don't understand ... and no one can explain? I agree. She should be looking for answers. Instead, she blames Ben for returning from his unexplained disappearance, and interrupting her new life. A life in which she's grown extremely more comfortable without him. Grace is self-centered and selfish. Under the existing circumstances, not only is she putting Cal, Olive, Ben and Michaela in danger, she's also putting herself in danger.
  • Debby B Dec 4, 2018 at 9:16 pm on Is Danny the Major?I'm so glad you wrote this. I just saw the episode where he meets Grace at the bereavement group and he's so PREDATORY! He throws such an icky vibe. And wasn't that only 6 months after Ben and Cal disappeared? Gross. I don't know what his deal is but the writer saying that Danny's feelings "are legitimate" and his unwillingness to let go of Olive or leave this family alone when Grace's basically TOLD him she wants to stay with Ben is gross gross gross. I'm not sure if the writers are writing it intentionally that way but it's coming off that way for sure 🙁
  • charles Dec 3, 2018 at 2:19 pm on Reentry (102.23)@Jeff Rake. "Love these two together too" Obviously, you must mean how these two consummate professionals magnificently perform in their acting roles. I agree that both are absolutely great when it comes to portraying their respective characters.
  • Jenny Brunson Weatherly Dec 3, 2018 at 1:50 pm on At the Hospital (109.19)This was the best episode. Holy moly on edge of my seat the entire show. Keep up the great shows coming. Bummed it won't be back till Jan. Can't wait tho. Don't believe Vance is dead either. We shall see
  • charles Dec 3, 2018 at 12:05 pm on Holistic vs. Scientific (106.17)BEN: Grace, the government didn’t release all the passengers. Some they sent to a a farm upstate, and I think they’re experimenting on these people, and Cal is somehow channeling what they’re going through up there, – and I need to— Here is when Ben first told Grace about the connecting event that would later cause Cal to leave a note, walk away from home unannounced, and save the same people Ben is referring to. Grace didn't listen to Ben then. Nor did she listen to Ben later. Neither did she ever question Cal about what happened. Instead, when Ben asked her to trust him. She said the exact same thing at that particular moment in time that she would later say before she kicked Ben out of their home ... and for all intents and purposes out of her life: "How? I don’t even know who you are anymore."
  • charles Dec 3, 2018 at 11:46 am on Breaking Point (106.21) GRACE: [TO DR. WILLIAMS]: Please, give it to him. SAANVI: Grace, listen to me. Antibiotics aren’t going to help him, and even if, by some miracle, they do, I can tell you 100%. Cardoso is gonna kick Cal out of the study for deviating from the control group. His treatment will end. His cancer will come back. GRACE: [TO DR. WILLIAMS]: What happened? DR. WILLIAMS: He got lucky. His body must’ve fought off the infection. Yeah, Grace. Cal got lucky. He was lucky that Saanvi is more intelligent and compassionate than you . Left to you, Cal's cancer would have returned ... and then you would have blamed Ben for your decision to end Cal's life.
  • charles Nov 30, 2018 at 7:21 pm on Meatloaf Dinner (105.13)Danny said to Olive: "So, you don’t like your mom’s cooking, huh? Want to know a secret? I don’t like meatloaf, either." And Danny followed with: "I’m just being polite. It’s kind of customary when people like each other." So, Danny, as you have matter-of-factly stated, it's customary to lie when people like each other. Does this mean that your entire relationship with Grace and Olive is built on politeness, anchored by lies? Grace believed you, when showed up at her house unannounced, not knowing if Ben was home or not, arguing that: "It's not about me and you, Grace. It's about Olive." Although Grace said, "You can't be here," she was more than happy to see you, and habitually welcomed you in with a cup of coffee." Olive told you that: "she never wanted to climb Acadia or anything, and that the only reason she trained so hard was that she likes spending time with you." Grace believes every lie you tell her. And Olive's willing to lie to please you. You're right, Danny. Apparently, the polite use of lies is customary in your world. Especially, when it comes to the two people who passionately like you.
  • charles Nov 29, 2018 at 6:18 pm on Is Vance Dead?I agree. It would be a waste of the talents and expertise Vance's character brings to the ongoing storyline for him to simply end up dead. As I see it, Vance's role is just as, if not more important than what the mysterious 'Major' brings to the ongoing Fiona Clarke-freed hostages storyline. Vance had the command of a fully operational tactical team in his hip pocket when he freed the hostages. No one saw this move coming. What else does Vance have planned that no one will see coming?
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  • Paul Douglas Nov 29, 2018 at 12:07 am on Is Vance Dead?I think he's alive. Tattered, but alive. He is too big a player to be knocked out just yet.
  • Paul Douglas Nov 29, 2018 at 12:03 am on Why Won’t Ben Fight Grace?I can hardly wait!  It appears in the promo that Ben bursts in and tells them that he ain't dead.  That ought to wake 'em up!
  • charles Nov 28, 2018 at 9:26 pm on NSA Interviews (109.1)If Autumn had outstanding arrest warrants (plural), how did she get on a plane without being arrested in the first place? Okay. No problem. Everything about Flight 828 is a mystery. She was on a plane that went missing for 5 and a half years. She was declared dead at some point. Now that she's alive again, she goes to jail? No justice. No peace. Vance gave Autumn a bum deal. He should have given her a free pass in the name of National Security. Unless she had committed some serious felonies. But then it's back to, how did she get on the plane in the first place? Autumn may not have 'done any of those things,' but she's definitely doing something underhanded now ... snitching ... for the bad guys. And does she really know who the bad guys are, do you Autumn? What about Tim Powell ... Fiona Clarke ... the Major? Of course, she doesn't know. The only thing she really needs to know now is: "snitches end up in ditches."
  • charles Nov 28, 2018 at 7:52 pm on Cal’s Note (109.14)"Oh, my God," indeed, Grace. Cal leaves a note, which reads: "Sorry I had to leave Dad needed me." And Grace never stopped once to ask herself ... WTH? ... what's going on with Cal? She didn't think Ben contacted Cal by phone saying, "get down her son, I need you, I've nothing better to do than jeopardize your life." Or did she? Really? Even more puzzling, she also never asked Cal, "how did you do where your Dad was ... and why do you think he needed you?" And more importantly, she didn't ask, "Cal, how did you get there?" For a mother who said she's terrified for her son's safety, and no one's going to take him away from her, she doesn't behave like Cal's safety is her number one priority. Instead, she blames Ben for putting Cal's life at risk. If Cal decides to runaway from home again, and leave a note. No problem. Grace will blame Ben. But that's Grace, Ben's to blame for everything. If it wasn't for him, her life would be perfect.
  • charles Nov 28, 2018 at 5:26 pm on Why Won’t Ben Fight Grace?Without a doubt, Ben handled the last event with Grace in a responsible manner. He also did a remarkable job with her when Cal was recently hospitalized.But at some point, he has be assertive, not aggressive, and confront Grace ... husband to wife ... man to woman. And yes, he has to be controlled when he does put his foot down. But he must put his foot down, and he must do so firmly.If he doesn't get Grace on his team, and reasonably soon, not only will the danger to Cal increase, but Grace and Olive could become targets of whoever is behind the conspiracy.As proven last episode, whoever tortured Marko and the other hostages have no problem using deadly force to protect their secrets. Grace doesn't have a clue.I totally agree with your characterization of the Grace, Olive, Danny group dynamics. As with all things, something must give, and someone must give up something or someone. We'll definitely see what happens.
  • charles Nov 28, 2018 at 4:43 pm on What Was Up with the Peacock?The peacock was Ben's version of seeing stars after suffering a concussion from the explosion. The concussion resulted in opening a time-space rift in Ben's mind where he experienced a simultaneously created,  combined interactive spatial flashback/flashforward.
  • Paul Douglas Nov 28, 2018 at 4:05 pm on Just Stay Away! (109.18)The problem lies in Grace’s attitude. Things go wrong starting with Cal’s illness, then 5 1/2 years, then post 828 and onward. Of course it is difficult. But plenty of people have bad and evil events in their lives: hospitals, undertakers, divorce courts and the jailhouse are full of people with such experiences. And they don’t have a Ben working his sox off to get rid of their problems! Her happiness lies in whatever makes her happy, such as Ben fixing their finances; Danny snorkeling, using the Crusader for a honk now and then, taking Olive off her hands. And of course, no Cal or Ben to worry about.
  • paul douglas Nov 28, 2018 at 3:39 pm on It’s All about Cal (109.20)Knowingly or not, Ben handles relationships with Grace in a responsible manner. In this last event, he sees he cannot deal with an hysterical woman. He cannot jerk his son by the arm. He cannot do the same with Olive. Demonstrating a very controlled mind, one can see how his background is mathematics. But Olive overhears the conversation, and it may continue to change her mind about her Dad. Cal of course knows that his Dad isn’t nuts. We’ll see what happens when Dandy Danny finds more trouble with Olive, or doesn’t know how to deal with Cal yelling in some foreign language while in the hospital. If Dandy cannot bring sweetness and light to Grace, he is going to find that she is no picnic and may drop kick her through the goalposts of life.
  • Paul Douglas Nov 28, 2018 at 3:19 pm on Why Won’t Ben Fight Grace?Knowingly or not, Ben handles relationships with Grace in a responsible manner. In this last event, he sees he cannot deal with an hysterical woman. He cannot jerk his son by the arm. He cannot do the same with Olive. Demonstrating a very controlled mind, one can see how his background is mathematics. But Olive overhears the conversation, and it may continue to change her mind about her Dad. Cal of course knows that his Dad isn’t nuts. We’ll see what happens when Dandy Danny finds more trouble with Olive, or doesn’t know how to deal with Cal yelling in some foreign language while in the hospital. If Dandy cannot bring sweetness and light to Grace, he is going to find that she is no picnic and may drop kick her through the goalposts of life.
  • manifest828 Nov 28, 2018 at 2:51 pm on What Was Up with the Peacock?See the glossary entry on peacock which gives a detailed look into the significance of Ben's vision and how it relates to Cal.
  • manifest828 Nov 28, 2018 at 2:51 pm on “He Is Risen. He Is Not Here.” Uh, What?Although hundreds of people saw Cal walk down the street (102.8), and from all external appearances, he was an ordinary boy carrying a box of Lego's his mother bought for him. And yet, there is more here. The zealot woman saw it. Ben see's it. And everyone who is watching the show can't help but speculate what other hidden splendors might await for Cal in future episodes.See the glossary entry on peacock which gives a detailed look into the significance of Ben's vision and how it relates to Cal.
  • charles Nov 28, 2018 at 2:32 pm on Are the Callings Protecting Themselves?Is the death (maybe) of Vance further proof that the Callings are protecting themselves by killing off people who find out about them.The Callings themselves don't seem to be entities ... they appear to be messages ... often with muddled meanings. Is there possibly an entity behind the Callings? Maybe. Maybe not. But the Callings do exist for some unknown specific purpose(s).Fiona Clarke was a passenger on 828, is associated with the Singularity Project, and doesn't have Callings. It would be helpful if the connection between the "human collective consciousness" and the Callings are revealed ... if such a connection exists ... sooner rather than later.Perhaps, the Callings are messages that are being transmitted from a parallel universe. 
  • charles Nov 28, 2018 at 2:08 pm on Is Belson Dead?Belson is as dead as a doornail. May he RIP (rest in purgatory). Belson was a flunky. The Major is nothing more a senior management flunky. Clearly, the inhumane torturing of the hostages show that to be the case. Whoever or whatever caused Flight 828's time-space disappearance event used an infinitely greater advanced technological mechanism than using dynamite to conduct an unorthodox neurological experiment on the hostages rather than using a toothpick (Saanvi's analogy).Yes, Belson is dead (unless he's a clone). Good riddance.
  • charles Nov 28, 2018 at 12:44 pm on Why Won’t Ben Fight Grace?Ben is way too nice of a guy. Tries very hard to be a good husband. Tries too hard for his own good. He cares about Cal's safety, and he sincerely cares about Grace and Olive's happiness. Even if it gives them both the freedom to run to the arms of another man.The reason Ben won't fight Grace is because he doesn't want to hurt her. She means everything to him. He loves her with ever fiber of his being. But if Ben wants to save his marriage, he'll treat Grace's selfish and cruel behavior like a lion would a hyena. 
  • charles Nov 25, 2018 at 10:23 pm on House Intruder? (103.21)Grace told Ben she was on her own for 5 and 1/2 years. "And none of those men are the man you're really asking about." What Ben should have said to Grace in response: Okay Grace. If none of those men are the man I'm asking about, what exactly did the man I'm asking about do to help you during those 5 and 1/2 years? Where does he fit into the village you gathered around yourself? How did he help you through an impossibly difficult time? True. Without question. Grace has gone through a difficult time. But the difficult time Ben is going through now is just as ... if not more difficult than Grace's current situation.
  • kili Nov 25, 2018 at 10:04 pm on Down Power Line (108.23)What is strange about the jumper is that he had no family or connections. Why wasn't he scooped up with the others who are being experimented on? Perhaps his new friends are being killed by the Singularity Project. Either they now want to bring him in or they don't like him talking about the calling because it is their secret tech. So far, Jared and Grace are safe because they think Michaela and Ben are crazy. They aren't telling anybody so the Singularity Project doesn't know to target them. Meanwhile, the gang at the bar are fine with spreading the rumours. Once those rumours get out, the 828 website is going to publicize it further. All of those people died in accidents that could have been set-up. The first woman was so drunk, they were surprised she could be walking. She should have been in a coma. Just fill her with booze and throw her in front of a bus. Second guy had a heart attack which is totally easy to fake with potassium. Third woman dies from electrocution when she touches an electrified garbage bin? Could have been a setup if she has a habit of going out to smoke her cigarette each night while leaning against the garbage bin. Fate isn't killing these people. It is weird that the guy decided he was the Angel of Death after two people at his local watering hole died. You would think it would take more than two to notice the pattern. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?tab=comments#comment-4830893
  • charles Nov 25, 2018 at 9:37 pm on Will Danny Go Away?Speaking of the toys in the storage unit, that's a disturbing incidence of Danny and Olive keeping secrets from GraceDanny would have hidden the toys not long after he met Olive.Thanks, metacrone. Excellent point. OMG.  What is wrong with Grace? She blindly trusts Danny, who she randomly met in her survivor's group therapy. At present, she behaves as if she cares for Danny more than she does husband. Ben is the man she met in college; the father of her two children; the man she had previously spent 15  continuous years with as a romantic couple ... marriage included. Danny is creepily possessive of Olive and GraceI don't think Ben likes Danny. So, I'm guessing he's not buying what Danny's selling. But without knowing it, Ben significantly added obstacles to his marital woes when he told Grace that maybe it was unfair for him to ask her and Olive to cut ties with Danny.I'm afraid he gave his Grace too much room to be comfortable in any future yet-to-be-determined relationship with Danny.I would like to know more about Danny. How did his wife die? What does he do for a living? Does he own his own home?In real life, I'd want them all far away from him.Agreed. I share the same sentiments. I realize that Manifest is a fictitious  story, but showcasing a recurring character as a potential pedophile would far exceed the boundaries of any acceptable melodramatic sci-fi television series.I hope the writers get this one right by not going there. But the details provided about Danny so far do have a serious sexual predator vibe. If Danny turns out be fatal attraction-like creepy ... no problem. But from what I've already seen from Danny, he will always be a villain and creep to me.Danny said the following to Grace during his unannounced "I don't care if your husband Ben is home or not" visit:"This is not about you and me Grace. This is about Olive.""10 Days ago, I practically lived here.""We were a family.""I know I'm not her real Dad, but for 3-years I'm all she had.""When I lost Nina, I thought I'd be alone forever, and then I found you.""So, I know I'll survive losing you, but I'm not sure I know how to get over losing that amazing kid."Yep. The liar said it wasn't about him and Grace. And yes, she bought the lie ... lock ... stock ... and barrel.If and when Grace decides to chose Danny as her soul mate, will she kick Ben out of the house or will she move out? What will she do about her personal finances ... the home equity loan used to start her small business ... and the small business loan that being used to pay back Ben's death benefits? Maybe Danny will provide her with the required financial assistance?
  • paul douglas Nov 25, 2018 at 6:14 pm on Reentry (102.23)Not Olive’s secret to tell? What's grace worrying about? 2. Grace had a “want” that hurt so much she had to let it go, yet she constantly tells Ben that she wished “every day” he and Cal were home. 3.The look on her face while starting to undress doesn’t look like the love light is on. 4. I know — no fault. BUT Ben’s mental picture of Grace being intimate with somebody will arise in his mind. That’ll take a long time to fade. Yet, Ben is working his heart out to make this marriage work.
  • paul douglas Nov 25, 2018 at 6:01 pm on Reentry (102.23)1. Grace is sorry Olive led Ben to the storage unit. Sorry about what? Getting caught? Olive is a squealer? 2.She tells Ben that the "want" it hurt so much that she had to let it go. Let it go? She constantly tells Ben that she wished "very day" that he was home. 3. The look on her face when she starts to undress looks more like a women who is afraid than whose love light is turned on. He wants the marriage to work and keeps making excuses for her, but thus far it is dong no good. 4. Think of the pictures in Ben's mind about her and Danny's intimate relations. I know - no fault. BUT the images are still there.
  • charles Nov 25, 2018 at 5:47 pm on What Has Olive Been Doing?I sympathize with Olive, as I would any 16-year old who has been unwillingly thrust into the impossible and undesirable situation she has found herself. No matter how "grown up" she may seem to appear, the return of her "allegedly dead" father and brother after a 5 and 1/2 year mysterious disappearance would not be normal ... for anyone.But Olive does have problems ... serious problems. Coupled with the problems associated with becoming socially acclimated to the earth-shattering return of Ben and Cal, she is currently in therapy ... twice a week ... for years now. Why? Is Olive's twice a week therapy sessions about Ben and Cal's disappearance? Or about something not related?Then there's her relationship with Danny ... the man who had permanently replaced Ben in both her and mom's lives. An emotional attachment that has apparently created an unbreakable and consensual "family-like" bond.It's obvious that Olive asked Ben to lie to Grace about the shoplifting incident while knowing that Danny would tell Grace. If Danny knows she a "screw up," so does Grace. I'm guessing she was not only playing her own father, she has ulterior motives for doing so. There's a lot more to know about Olive.  More importantly is why she clearly prefers Danny over her own father. Perhaps, Ben didn't give Olive all the emotional attention she so desperately craved before he tragically disappeared. But from all indications, Ben was a loving and caring father to both Olive and Cal.Grace answered Danny's "how's Olive" text message regarding the shoplifting problem with "still Olive." And there's one little minor thing Olive said to Grace that's really bothering me which I don't think has yet been clarified.During the conversation Olive and Grace had after the return of Cal's toys from Danny's storage bin, Olive chided Grace about how everyone thought she was crazy for not letting go. Olive said she didn't let go and she was right. Then she pointedly ended the conservation with: now it was time for Grace to let go. Let go of what?
  • charles Nov 25, 2018 at 1:48 pm on Will Danny Go Away?Grace only told Ben about Danny after Ben and Olive had visited Danny's storage bin to retrieve Cal's favorite toys. Michaela already knew about Danny and had suggested Grace let Ben know before he found out.Obviously, Grace didn't follow Michaela's advice. When does Michaela (and Cal) meet Danny?After her friend Lindsay's encounter with Ben and a baseball bat, Grace told Ben with absolute conviction (about Danny) that he "didn't know that man, never met him, and will never have to meet him." Thus far,  as the story goes, Ben has unexpectedly met Danny twice ... at the department after Olive's shoplifting incident and when he brought Olive home after practicing mountain climbing.When Ben directly asked Grace if she loved "this guy," she deflected this question by answering "I love you." Grace seems to have a recurring problem when it comes telling Ben the truth about Danny.Under what circumstances will Ben and Danny's next unexpected meeting take place? And they will unexpectedly meet again. Count on it.Whenever Ben asked Olive for a little father and daughter quality time together, she has always rejected him as if he had an incurable contagious disease. No ice cream. No walk in the park. No driving lessons. No nothing.Why is Olive rejecting Ben? Because of Danny? Does Olive think it's unfair that Ben has somehow replaced Danny? Maybe it's just me, but I find it strange that a 16-year old female immensely enjoys spending "alone time" with her mother's boyfriend.Grace gives Olive a lot of space. More space than I ever gave my own daughter when she was 16-years old. After Kelly was murdered, Grace because unhinged because of Cal and her family's safety, but it was okay with her for Olive to sneak out of the house late at night and visit her boyfriend? And it's also okay with Grace for Olive to hang out with Danny whenever she wants?After Olive's shoplifting incident, she asked Ben not to tell Grace. She had to have known Danny would tell Grace about it. Was she testing Ben ... determining if he was willing to keep secrets from Grace? Or was she simply engaging in lying ... possibly a learned behavior ... a Danny-inspired way of interacting with people (as metacrone so insightfully pointed out in a previous comment)?When Olive told Danny she was quitting their mountain climbing project, he told her that he would not quit. Grace told him he couldn't be at her home when he come over unannounced. He shrugged her "I'm working on my marriage" concerns off by stating, "you left me no option."No. Danny's not going away. Grace and Olive will not let him ... and based on Danny's "When she comes to me, I can't turn her away" behavior ... he is incapable of knowing how to go away ... whether it's voluntarily or involuntarily. Based solely on my viewpoint, I see Danny as a creepy individual. But is he really creepy ... a mental cripple ... or sincerely a good guy? I'm intrigued with what Jeff Rake and the writers will do with Danny's recurring character.
  • charles Nov 24, 2018 at 2:43 pm on Is the Return Date a Coincidence?So when we discovered that the plane returned exactly three years to the day after Jared and Lourdes' first kiss, it's hard to brush that off as a coincidence.When it comes to Manifest, there is no such thing as a coincidence. "It's all connected." How and why is yet to be determined.But the date, figuratively speaking, literally jumped out of the television screen at me. I got it. Whoever or whatever is responsible for 828's disappearance was yelling at those watching and shouting, "Pay attention ... pay close attention ... this is an important date ... for reasons to be revealed later." I suspect that November 4, 2018 has significance far beyond a 3-year anniversary kiss between Jared and Lourdes. After all, 828 could have reappeared on a different date. And no doubt, there's more to come about how November 4, 2018 is tied to April 7, 2013. 
  • charles Nov 24, 2018 at 2:22 pm on Why is Cal so Tied to Marko? What's so special about Marko?Something was up with Marko from the very beginning ... when he needed help from his fellow 828 passenger and interpreter (Anna Ross). Marko also touched Cal on the head.I have two theories. Theory One. Marko was part of an alleged pre-planned UDS-type experiment and conspiracy before he boarded 828. And his physical contact with Cal uniquely connected/linked him to Cal ... unlike Cal and the other passengers are connected.Theory Two. Marko was part of a different scientific conspiracy before he boarded 828, and the conspiracy he was involved intersected with a separate and distinct scientific conspiracy involving passengers on 828. When Marko touched Cal, both became connected and Cal is now the link between two (or more) separate conspiracies.Cal feels and senses things ... which aren't necessarily callings. Unlike what he felt or sensed about Thomas, or Bethany's wife (Georgia), or about Vance ... he is physically linked to Marko. I'm guessing Cal's relationship with Marko is not a calling, but something far more sinister.
  • charles Nov 24, 2018 at 1:44 pm on Why is Grace just the worst?Grace definitely isn't thinking straight. Yes, Cal was apparently and unexpectedly dying. She then, on one hand, promises to listen to what Ben had to say to save Cal ... and on the other hand she figuratively slapped him in the face.She basically does the same thing to Saanvi. I sensed a little jealously mixed in with her "I am Ben's wife and Cal's mom" exchange with Saanvi. Grace doesn't really know what's going on with Ben and Cal, and is emotionally torn ... and psychologically absent at times.With Ben, she's reminded of the seriousness of Cal's illness, and their past problems with Cal's illness. With Danny, Cal's terminal illness and Ben and Cal's deaths 5 and 1/2 years-plus years ago had become a memory. I suspect that Grace sees herself in a position where she emotionally doesn't want to be ... one in which outwardly she is sincerely thankful for Ben and Cal's return, and inwardly (deep, deep down in the depths of her soul) regrets it.Questioning Ben's love for Cal and his family doesn't help Grace when it comes to being a "the universe gave us a second chance" wife. Ben told Grace she means everything to him. Everything. Olive and Cal also mean everything to him.Ben is willing to die in order to protect his family. Is Danny willing to do the same ... die for Cal? Of course, that's a question Grace will never have enough courage or inner-strength to ever ask herself.  
  • charles Nov 23, 2018 at 7:20 pm on Who Is the Shadow Man in Cal’s Picture?My first thought was the shadowy figure in Cal's family picture was 'Grace's after-Ben hook-up.' My second and third and Fourth thoughts remain the same. As I see it, the other shadows shown in various scenes were nothing more than smoke and mirrors. Cal's shadowy figure was drawn in a family setting ... next to Grace ... separating her from Ben. I'm guessing the shadowy figure in Cal's drawing will, in the future, become an unforeseen recurring problem when it comes to the Stone's surviving as a unified family unit.   
  • Paul Douglas Nov 22, 2018 at 11:22 pm on Will Danny Go Away?Acadia is some 8 hours one way.  As a Dad with a daughter, the overnite lodging should be seriously investigated, if not only for  Olive's safety but for the Stone's security.I do see a marriage implosion. Ben wants a partner; Grace wants problems to just go away before the 5 1/2 years and currently. Danny represents sweetness and light. Of course she is attracted to it; but life doesn't always work out the Danny Way. 
  • paul douglas Nov 22, 2018 at 10:39 pm on All Okay (107.25)Acadia is about 8 hours away from NYC. Hardly a day trip. So how do the overnite work out? As a Dad to a daughter, I'd sure as heck want to know the answers.
  • charles Nov 21, 2018 at 6:32 pm on What does Fiona Clarke Know?I also don't think Fiona Clarke's presence on Flight 828 was a coincidence. Her 'hippy-dippy' interaction with Kelly was too strange of an occurrence to simply write-off as being something that's normal. And then too, the research methods she used on rats are now being used on humans? Plus, along with the other 828 passengers, she also disappeared for the 5 years, 6 months, and 28 days. Maybe. Just maybe. Fiona was an integral part of conducting collective human consciousness experiments on designated or selected passengers during Flight 828's lengthy disappearance. And just maybe. Perhaps, some passengers like Marko were pre-selected to be on the flight ... and others like the Stone family and Saanvi were on the flight because of fate (right place ... wrong time or wrong place ... right time). Or because they had also been pre-selected to be part of a pre-planned scientific experiment. My question then is: which group of passengers is the control group ... and which group is the experimental group? Bottom-line. Not only does Fiona Clarke know more than she's letting on, she's also at the center of what happened and what's currently happening to the passengers of Flight 828. She's definitely not a nobody.
  • charles Nov 21, 2018 at 3:11 pm on What are the Experiments trying to Achieve?From my POV, the experiments are about controlling the collective mind for nefarious purposes. I'm not sure what those purposes are designed to do. But the torture of Marko and the effects the experiments have on Cal clearly show that UDS doesn't care about the well-being of their 11 hostages ... or anyone else.Thus far, the experiments have demonstrated that the "means justify the ends" ... whatever the "ends" mean. Nothing appears humane or altruistic about the experiments. The head UDS technician was also talking to a woman during a phone call before they left the first location the hostages were being held. Was that woman Dr. Fiona Clarke? Is Clarke being duplicitous? Or was the woman the UDS technician talking to someone else? 
  • charles Nov 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm on What are the Networked Minds for?True collective mind like the Borg, for example? With a 'collective anything', there's always the possibility of manipulation ... externally or internally. For example, it would also be possible for an unknown malevolent entity to co-opt the functioning of the collective mind, i.e., hack it ... computer hacker style. If the use of the collective human consciousness in Manifest is needed to save humanity from imminent threat, the use of such a dangerous power should be immediately terminated once the threat has ended. And when the collective mind is in use, it should definitely have the best anti-virus collective mind protection available. For me, humanity doesn't need superheroes per se, but independent-minded thinkers with higher-level critical thinking skills ... who are willing to join forces and use their individually developed mental skills for the benefit of humanity. Manifest is intriguing because its mysteries open an addicted fan's mind, like mine, to the endless possibilities as to what is and can happen in this outstanding thought-provoking television series.
  • Clanstarling Nov 21, 2018 at 9:13 am on UDS Records Department (108.25)couldn’t believe it was at his office – I told myself it had to be at his home (which still could be surveilled if they’re suspicious of him). I couldn’t believe he’d be that stupid – because of course there’d be video surveillance at the NSA offices. This show, I want to like it. I just want it to give a nod to the common sense stuff. There’s no reason they needed to be in an office for that meeting. Besides, if you get the common, everyday type of details right, it grounds the stories enough to make the weird stuff more interesting and possible. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?tab=comments#comment-4853887
  • krustypete Nov 21, 2018 at 1:09 am on The Dad Factor (107.18)Ben is thinking peace at home until he solves Cal’s problem. Ben’s mind is all about structure, sorting priority and problem solving. Not making an issue made Grace happy, and his little talk of encouragement with Olive was another positive step in “dad always making things right” from the flashback episode, in reestablishing their bond. 2 positives and no real harm - at the moment. He has time to deal with Danny as July approaches. And Olive didn’t give Danny permission to come to her soccer game as he pushed to do. Posted at https://www.reddit.com/r/ManifestNBC/comments/9x8kp5/olive_climbing_acadia_hidden_meaning/
  • Camera One Nov 21, 2018 at 12:55 am on Michaela gets too Close (108.12)I hate the favoritism of the Callings. Last week, it goes out of its way to make Michaela feel better about her best friend's accident helping out a boy with a heart condition. And then this week, it pushes a guy to commit suicide. Why doesn't the Calling just cause the evil Singularity guy to drop dead or something? I can't even fathom how all this is going to add up (or if it ever will). Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?tab=comments#comment-4862188
  • OttoBusDriver Nov 21, 2018 at 12:26 am on UDS Records Department (108.25)Did Ben meet Vance in the middle of the night --- in Vance's office ? That seems awful risky for both Ben and Vance. I guess the NSA doesn't have security guards or 24x7 video surveillance at their own facilities. Especially after all the effort Vance went to to meet Ben by pulling the fire alarm at Ben's office to keep their meeting secret. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?tab=comments#comment-4862188
  • shapeshifter Nov 21, 2018 at 12:21 am on Family Matters (108.14)I don't know her other work, so she might be type cast, but I'm pretty sure both Lourdes and Grace are supposed to be mere foils for the other females (Michaela and Saanvi) who are the destined other halves of their respective OTPs. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?tab=comments#comment-4862188
  • Brian Cronin Nov 21, 2018 at 12:19 am on Family Matters (108.14)I totally can't tell anymore if the actress playing Lourdes is doing a great job at being super awkward or a bad job at being a normal human being. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?tab=comments#comment-4862188
  • ElectricBoogaloo Nov 21, 2018 at 12:18 am on Triangulation Order (108.21)Ha, I love that Vance can't just have a meeting with Ben like a normal person. He has to do things like set off the fire alarm just because he can. He isn't quite as reckless as Ben (yet) but he's definitely throwing up red flags for people around him to see. The underling who was asked to triangulate the signals without a project to bill it to didn't argue with him, but she knows something is up. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?tab=comments#comment-4862188
  • shapeshifter Nov 21, 2018 at 12:15 am on Getting Close (108.11)Ben's boss has been heading towards a visit to the principal's office since long before Ben arrived—which is kind of too bad, since he's the opposite of the mean boss. But he's also likely responsible—through his lack of professionalism —for all kinds of bad stuff slipping under the radar—maybe even for the Singularity people being able to work sight unseen. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?tab=comments#comment-4862188
  • shapeshifter Nov 21, 2018 at 12:09 am on School Lunch (108.16)I was was surprised that the contrived "campus" middle school+high school lunchroom scene had a payoff that made it worth watching, especially since they were child actors. Good job! to the child actors and the the head of casting, and perhaps makeup: Cal and Olive looked like siblings. The friends totally sold me. I'm guessing the actor who plays Cal must be really likeable. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?tab=comments#comment-4862188
  • charles Nov 20, 2018 at 8:10 pm on What Will Grace Do?When Grace first participated in survivor's group therapy, she was still wearing her wedding band. When she arrived at the airport hanger to meet Ben, Cal, and Michaela, after they were released by the NSA, she was wearing her wedding band. IMO. Because she seems to be somewhat strongly attached to her wedding band, she will work very hard to make her marriage to Ben work. If she doesn't sincerely work to rekindle her marriage, it'll be because of something that's beyond her physical and or mental control. It won't be because she'll willing to close her eyes and walk away from her 15-year relationship with Ben ... or from either one of her and Ben's twin children.
  • paul4295 Nov 20, 2018 at 5:51 pm on School Lunch (108.16)Regarding the school, Olive said they were "on the same campus," when she mentioned walking to school with Cal. When they got there, the sign said "Hollis Hills Charter School" (Hollis Hills is a neighborhood in Queens, NYC), so as a charter school (or schools, if the middle school and high school are considered separate entities) it might be relatively small. However, it would be unlikely that the middle schoolers and high schoolers would be eating lunch together. When my kids were in a school housing 5th - 8th graders, the 5th graders were always kept separate, as they were still considered to be in elementary school, and the others were considered to be in middle school. However, it did make for a nice scene between the kids, so I'm willing to forgive the inconsistency. (When you're watching a show about an airplane that magically reappeared after being missing for 5 years, this seems like a minor quibble.) Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?tab=comments#comment-4862188
  • charles Nov 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm on What’s Going to Happen with Danny?I'm guessing Danny's not going anywhere anytime soon. But unlike some fans of the show, I don't want him and Grace to end up together. At least, not until much later into the depths of the show where his character in conjunction with those of Grace and Olive (including Ben and Cal) are further explored and developed. I also don't think Grace would leave her family, especially Cal, to engage in what would be infidelity and an extramarital affair with Danny. Of course, there would be questions and consequences. Would she leave her house to be with Danny? Or would she kick Ben out? On top of her feelings for Danny, Grace has serious financial considerations. There's her business. Her HELOC loan. And her small business loan that's being used to repay Ben's $500,000 death benefit. OMG. This is why I love the show. It's the drama with the mystery.
  • charles Nov 20, 2018 at 3:36 pm on Will Danny Go Away?Much is being presumed about Grace and Danny. How accurate are these presumptions?Very little is known about Danny. What's his last name? What does he do to earn money? Where does he currently live? It's clearly evident he drives an expensive sports car, golfs, and scuba dives.It should be noted that Grace started her own small business, and built a village around her. Lindsay helps with Olive's soccer. Justin fixes the kitchen sink. Rob keeps her sane at work. Grandpa gives Olive driving lessons.So, exactly what is it fundamentally about Grace's and Danny's relationship? Is it a strong emotional attached to Grace or Olive? I'm guessing it's both. But for Grace and Olive, is this now a healthy or unhealthy attachment?Will Danny go away? No. For me, it's obvious that Danny doesn't respect boundaries. He showed up at Grace's house unannounced, not knowing if Ben or Cal were home or not.Also, during his unannounced visit, he told Grace he 'practically' lived there for the last three years. That he could get over losing her, but not over losing Olive. His words sounded creepy to me. Which indicates to me, I'm not a fan of Danny's.
  • charles Nov 20, 2018 at 2:56 pm on Why is Grace just the worst?I sympathize with Grace ... to a very limited degree. As I see it, she's an insecure individual with conflicted raw emotions. A mother's love for her child will always be greater than her love for a spouse or anyone else. Especially a spouse who she recently and openly blamed for taking her terminally ill child away from her. So, I'm willing to give Grace a break in this particular situation.
  • tennisgurl Nov 20, 2018 at 2:35 pm on UDS Records Department (108.25)The two plots had little to do with each other, so I felt like we didnt get much from either, but I enjoyed it none the less. I always like the episodes that focus more on the conspiracy and the flight passengers than the love triangles. I like that Ben is getting more allys, and they are being more proactive in solving the mystery. Ben still sucks at being a spy, but he is trying, so good on him for that! I know I say this a lot, but they really nailed the casting with Josh Dallas. He can really play "good guy just trying to do right damn it" in a way that is surprisingly difficult. Its easy to seem bland in that kind of role, but he plays it well. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75919-s01e08-point-of-no-return/?tab=comments#comment-4862188
  • Manhattan72 Nov 18, 2018 at 1:15 am on All Okay (107.25)A few thoughts: Acadia is derived from the Greek meaning “idyllic place”. An olive branch is usually seen as a gesture of peace. She (Olive) is being used as a way to bring Danny and Ben together. Unless there’s another time jump of some kind, we won’t see the results of this trip till next fall, if the show is picked up for a 2nd season. I realize they can’t climb mountains in the winter but having the trip be in July, when the show ends the season in May or June, is frustrating. https://www.reddit.com/r/ManifestNBC/comments/9x8kp5/olive_climbing_acadia_hidden_meaning/
  • Camera One Nov 17, 2018 at 1:48 pm on Late Night Poker (107.17)The episode title is a message to the IT guy. S.N.A.F.U. = Sneaky Newbie Actually Fooling U Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4853375
  • Desdemona1231 Nov 17, 2018 at 1:11 am on Family Dynamics I (107.4)I’m a mother and grandmother. If this was the real world (and of course it’s not), Grace is asking for very serious trouble allowing an unsupervised relationship between a teenage girl and adult man. Danny needs to back off before some really bad stuff happens. Olive is a child, not his child, and an emotionally conflicted one at that. This relationship is dangerous and nothing good will come of it. I hope the writers understand that. Ben and Grace don’t seem to so I guess not. Posted at https://www.reddit.com/r/ManifestNBC/comments/9x8kp5/olive_climbing_acadia_hidden_meaning/
  • mystimus Nov 17, 2018 at 1:05 am on All Okay (107.25)In S1E7 (S.N.A.F.U), Ben asks Danny when the climb is that Olive is training for. Danny says in the summer. Later we see Olive circle July 19, which is labeled, “Climb Acadia.” She then writes a smiley face on July 20. Montego 828 is our famous flight. Montego means “mountainous” - and Olive is training for a mountain climb. We know that 828 alludes to the Bible verse Romans 8:28, which says, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” This is the verse Grandma Karen always wants her kids to remember. Also in the Bible, Jesus often visits the Mount of Olives. He was arrested there. Buried there. Rose there. Ascended to heaven there. Additionally, and perhaps this is apophenia, but if you take July 20 (the smiley face) as 7/20 or 720 and subtract it from 828, you get 108 - the consummate number of LOST (the sum of the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42). If that’s not the intent of July 19/20, I still think we are getting some sort of clue regarding the date of Olive’s mountain climb. Anyone else see anything? https://www.reddit.com/r/ManifestNBC/comments/9x8kp5/olive_climbing_acadia_hidden_meaning/
  • peachmangosteen Nov 15, 2018 at 1:51 pm on Rock Climbing I (107.8)If Olive was a boy, would people think her and Danny still having a relationship is creepy? I doubt it. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4834855
  • Paul Douglas Nov 14, 2018 at 2:54 pm on Climbing Tension (107.23)I have been noticing when grace gives her megawatt smile -- and it isn't too often. Ben fixes not being drop kicked over the financial goalpost. Postcard of first anniversary. Grief group. Danny returns Olive.
  • Orillia Nov 14, 2018 at 1:53 pm on Data Dump (107.21)I'm still really enjoying this show despite the fact that there are things about it that drive me crazy. If someone who had disappeared for 5 years under Bens circumstances started working where I do , I would imagine he'd be the most popular person there. He probably couldn't make a move without someone noticing him. You'd think everyone would want to talk to him or at least get a look at him. Which brings up another point .... why aren't these people being mobbed everywhere they go ? Why aren't they being swamped with requests for TV appearances ? Instead they're out and about like nothing happened . Even the lowest of the lowest z-list celebrities get more attention than these people do. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4835007
  • shapeshifter Nov 14, 2018 at 1:42 pm on Heartbeat Calling (107.10)Towards the end of the episode, I decided that the "Save him, save him" was the last lingering spirit of dying Uncle intertwined with Evie (Michaela's dead friend and the heart donor) asking for the nephew to be saved from death, crime, or maybe both. But I may be totally wrong. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4835113
  • eel2178 Nov 14, 2018 at 1:39 pm on Living Expenses (103.7)You'd think Ben could have solved his family's financial problem by going on the circuit as a motivational speaker talking about his experiences. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4835037
  • Palomar Nov 14, 2018 at 1:36 pm on Rock Climbing I (107.8)I think if it continues it will definitely be creepy weird. How many teenage girls are that affectionate with their stepfather? Most dream about their real Dads coming back in their life. Olive's semi-rejection of her Dad doesn't ring true. Let the real father take his rightful place. Olive is almost an adult...it will be close to almost dating if they continue this relationship in the future. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4834462
  • fauntleroy Nov 14, 2018 at 1:33 pm on Ben is given a sign (107.26)Arthur C. Clarke's third law, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4834356
  • albinerhawk Nov 14, 2018 at 1:31 pm on Ben is given a sign (107.26)This scene with Michaela and Ben got me thinking about a concept from Doctor Who, but I don't know if Doctor Who originated it or not. The idea is that science would look like magic to a less advanced civilization. Ben's character has been established as the one embracing science. So perhaps this is where we're going especially with the introduction of Fiona. I hope she's more than a red herring. She seems like someone who has actually investigated the science behind the phenomena that the 828ers have been experiencing. She could be vital, contributing member to the Ben/Saanvi/Michaela brain trust. On the flip side of that, Michaela seems to be embracing the more mystical side of what is going on. She seems the most drawn to the Bible verse left behind by her mother and much more willing to trust the signs. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4834240
  • Clanstarling Nov 14, 2018 at 1:27 pm on Rock Climbing I (107.8)Danny was a widower before he met Grace, as I recall. So I take it that Grace was his first relationship after that, and it's only been a few weeks since the return of the flight. I don't get a creepy vibe at all, I'm taking Danny at face value - he's a nice guy who cares and loves for Grace and her daughter. People not biologically related can love children in a non-creepy way, and one would hope there are more step-parents that do, rather than not (though there are plenty in the not category). Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4833609
  • Camera One Nov 13, 2018 at 6:18 pm on Weirded Out (107.13)It has only been a few weeks since Michaela returned. She was coming for an extended social visit for the first time. They were clearly trying hard to bring her back into the social circle. If that was their intent, then they would be careful about every action they do to make her feel as comfortable as she could. Of course a married couple is allowed to show affection, but most people in real life put some thought into the context and their purpose and act accordingly. If you know someone is sensitive to something, then it's courtesy especially if you are a caring friend to avoid any possible triggers, at least until they are used to it. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4833069
  • ottobusdriver Nov 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm on Heartbeat Calling (107.10)While Michaela was performing CPR, she called out to the source of the callings to "Save him, save him" -- really ? Was she expecting some sort of miraculous healing ? Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4835113
  • Camera One Nov 13, 2018 at 1:11 pm on All Okay (107.25)I think we're supposed to feel sorry for Danny. We got that scene with him eating alone. I thought it would pan out and someone we know would be there, but it didn't, so I think it was solely to show how sad he is without Olive and Grace. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4831349
  • Camera One Nov 13, 2018 at 11:13 am on Ben is given a sign (107.26)I guess in the last scene, Michaela seems to have been "won over" by the callings. It makes sense that Ben is more skeptical and let down because in both this episode and last episode, Ben has taken action but the outcome is not as clear as Michaela's successes. Ben believes that he failed by losing the flash drive to Vance. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4831349
  • stealinghome Nov 13, 2018 at 11:10 am on Climbing Tension (107.23)I really appreciated Ben as a father in this episode--it clearly upsets him that Olive wants to spend time/has a bond with Danny, and he clearly wants to punch Danny in the face every time he sees him, and he can't have missed how Grace was looking at Danny...but equally obviously he knows hanging out with Danny is good for Olive, so he swallows it all down and pretends it doesn't bother him in front of Olive and is civil to Danny. Good for him. Ben's been much more mature about the whole thing than Grace has, frankly. (I'm starting to feel bad for Danny--I think he, too, may deserve someone better than Grace! I think he's handled the situation about as well as he could as well.) Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4831245
  • Clanstarling Nov 13, 2018 at 11:07 am on Data Dump (107.21)When Ben was texting his "I scored!" I thought about how idiotic that was, but then shrugged and thought well, it's not like the NSA seems to have bugged them. When they went right to the big screen with the texts, I was happy - though it might have been nice to have a nod to it earlier. As Vance said, it is what the NSA does, after all. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4831182
  • icemiser69 Nov 13, 2018 at 11:04 am on Rock Climbing I (107.8)Danny and Olive's relationship is just too weird. Uncomfortably creepy weird, and it has gotten weirder as the season has gone on. I never liked those two together at all from the beginning. I don't get a father daughter type vibe at all. Just ick. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4831124
  • ElectricBoogaloo Nov 13, 2018 at 11:02 am on Rock Climbing I (107.8)Poor Danny. He's getting more of cranky teenage Olive. Even though it makes Ben uncomfortable, I'm glad that Danny and Olive are still spending time together. When you spend four years together, you don't just stop caring about each other even if you weren't the ones who were dating. I remember when I read High Fidelity and Rob talked about how after he and his girlfriend broke up, he realized that he'd never see her parents again despite spending Christmases in their pajamas together. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4830926
  • Camera One Nov 13, 2018 at 11:00 am on Climbing Tension (107.23)I was pleasantly surprised that Ben was so civil and calm with Danny. I was so sure he was going to blow up and cause a scene after his bad day. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4830817
  • djinn Nov 13, 2018 at 10:54 am on All in This Together (107.1)I'm growing to love these intros into the passenger of the week. And how we keep going back to snippets of interactions between the passengers before the plane disappeared. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?do=findComment&comment=4830746
  • tennisgurl Nov 13, 2018 at 10:48 am on Heartbeat Connection (107.24)I enjoyed the Michaela plot, I think she might actually be growing on me a bit, now that she gets more to do except for angst. She and her friend actually had decent chemistry, and it was nice to see her, her friend, and her ex actually putting in an effort to all still have relationships. Its way better than the weird way Grace is handling her own love triangle. The heart beat might have been a bit corny, but it worked pretty well, and I liked tying it into her friends death. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?tab=comments#comment-4830554
  • tennisgurl Nov 13, 2018 at 10:46 am on Data Dump (107.21)I like Ben's attempts at being a spy, which are exciting and a bit endearing in how awkward he is about it sometimes. He is pretty good at the tech stuff, and he comes up with some good ideas and work through them, but he sucks at actually sneaking around, and interrogating people while being subtle. Which does make sense, as before all of this, Ben was a math professor, not a super spy. And I like him and Saanvi sneaking around and putting pieces together, with Michaela solving crimes that her voices or heartbeats send her towards. Josh Dallas really does have a gift for playing kind, well meaning guys who are also strong and not bland. And I am super down with Saanvi and Ben. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?tab=comments#comment-4830554
  • stealinghome Nov 12, 2018 at 10:42 am on NSA Watch (107.9)Ben is both a great spy and a TERRIBLE spy. A+ for infiltration and data acquisition, F for interrogation and not realizing the NSA is bugging your phone. Thank goodness the NSA is finally bugging the phones, by the way--it already strained credulity for them not to be, and if they weren't after Ben lost his shit at them last week, it would've been too much. UDS would totally also notice that Ben got hired by their accounting firm, I think. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/75680-s01e07-snafu/?tab=comments#comment-4830554
  • manifest828 Nov 4, 2018 at 4:11 pm on The Stone Family (101.1)Comments are now enabled for all scenes. When someone posts a comment, it will appear here with a link to original entry page.
  • lost_n_delirious Oct 23, 2018 at 6:06 pm on Passengers are called (101.24)Your electromagnetism theory is awesome. Great ideas, especially that the doctor's research was sent out even though her laptop fried. Michaela said "Whatever force brought us all here, it had no interest in being investigated" as the plane exploded. I do think it's the "force" that did it, in my humble opinion. The authorities hadn't found anything so far, so they vowed to take it apart. And they also towed it outside. Once outside, it was no longer a danger to anyone in the hangar, so by exploding, it obliterated any traces of said "force" still in the plane and to prevent mankind from getting concrete evidence of its existence. Posted at https://www.reddit.com/r/ManifestNBC/comments/9iurve/episode_11_pilot_discussion_thread/
  • TVDfinale Oct 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm on Passengers are called (101.24)So I'm seeing a lot of purgatory and alien theories but my theory relates to electromagnetism. The way all the lights on the plane were sparking and going crazy makes me think they went through a pocket with extreme amounts of electromagnetic energy, which resulted in the time distortion, their psychic abilities, and could even explain why the ladies research was sent out even though her laptop was fried. What it doesn't explain is the plane exploding at the end. Maybe the passengers unintentionally did it without even realizing just by all being near it? Maybe they also have some sort of meta-physical abilities and just don't realize it yet? Posted at https://www.reddit.com/r/ManifestNBC/comments/9iurve/episode_11_pilot_discussion_thread/
  • Shappie Sep 26, 2018 at 1:14 am on Fast and Not So Fast (101.23)Very cool theory about Cal, I didn't make that connection. It totally makes sense though especially as that doctor's research is clearly going to be what saves his life. The research that was on the laptop that got fried..which then took years to develop to the point where it even could save his life. Definitely a lot of things happened to make sure that kid lives. Posted at https://www.reddit.com/r/ManifestNBC/comments/9iurve/episode_11_pilot_discussion_thread/
  • Gary320 Sep 25, 2018 at 7:16 pm on Fast and Not So Fast (101.23)I believe Cal will have a bigger role in this series and I wouldn't be surprised whoever is behind this, is using him or using his body as a vessel. I believe this due to the scene were the Stones are playing a game that Cal just learned and his sister remarks how fast and good he is, having just learned the rules. Foreshadowing (or maybe I'm just looking too much into it) Posted at https://www.reddit.com/r/ManifestNBC/comments/9iurve/episode_11_pilot_discussion_thread/
  • djinn Sep 24, 2018 at 10:27 pm on Passengers are called (101.24)Why did the passengers have to witness the plane getting destroyed? Can Cal hear THE voice?
  • stealinghome Sep 24, 2018 at 10:25 pm on Clinic Surprise (101.13)That was fairly solid as pilots go, although you can already see the problem with the cast of thousands. The writers packed a lot in fairly efficiently, though they definitely sacrificed some emotional depth and characterization to do so. But I was pleasantly surprised by the actors...generally they seem strong enough to cover for some of the writing’s flaws. Though there is absolutely no way I believe the government would let those people go after 36 hours! No WAY. Whatever force (whether benign or malevolent...I’m guessing the latter, countered by whatever benevolent force is causing the voices in their heads) was behind the flight’s disappearance is bound up with Cal and the doctor’s pediatric leukemia cure, I’m calling it now. They’re pushing her research as the Miracle Cure, and emphasizing how many kids have been treated with it so much, and the upcoming purchase, that there’s just got to be a catch. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/74284-s01e01-pilot/?page=1
  • patty1h Sep 24, 2018 at 10:22 pm on Set them free! – I (101.15)Even with cable using every swear word on earth, it was still weird to hear the Matt Dallas character say "goddamn" on NBC. Don't recall any of the big 3 networks going there before. Other than that, I'm intrigued enough to tune in again even with the Lost/super hero direction the show seems to be heading in. Posted at http://forums.previously.tv/topic/74284-s01e01-pilot/?page=1

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