I think the question we’re all asking now is, “What’s Grace’s medication situation?” Her grip on reality has been tenuous since the plane went missing, and now she flat-out refuses to accept it. She’s living in a world she’s constructed around herself
Danny is probably a military psychiatrist or psychologist in charge of an entire MKUltra style program. He knows every manipulation, brainwashing and interrogation technique there is, and he’s used half of them on Grace, but he didn’t really need to. He encouraged her to hate Ben and to blame him for everything that went wrong.
Although NBC’s Manifest TV show frequently hires diverse actors, the characters die or leave the show again just as quickly.
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.
What was the purpose of this experimentation? What assignments does the Major have in mind that will require torture levels of motivation? Or is this experimentation meant for eventual use on enemy captives, to get them to cooperate with the US purposes for them?
The turbulence has always been at the top of the list for when the time travel or whatever occurred. Now we have evidence that something happened at that point.
We learned a lot in this episode, especially about Fiona Clarke. She thinks quick in crisis. She doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty. If she wants to, she can provide safe houses, and probably many other resources, for the passengers.