Cal’s Timeline

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Past History

Cal’s Early Childhood
  • Born on April 19, 2002 (101.18)
  • 102.14 – Surprises mom (Grace) and dad (Ben) by going in their bedroom one morning
Cal’s Health
  • Cal had to stop going to his grandparents house by the lake because he was too sick (104.3)
  • initial diagnosed with Leukemia in 2011 (101.18)
  • told that he was expected to live only six months (101.21)
April 7, 2013

Cal at Airport in Jamaica
  • he and his sister, Olive, stick their tongues out at each other while waiting for their plane (101.1)
Cal on Flight 828 to New York (101.2)
November 4, 2018

Cal on Flight 828 to New York (101.2)
  • The passengers of Flight 828 experience turbulence [cf. April 7, 2018]. In actuality they are being transported 5 1/2 years into the future (101.2).
  • The passengers are notified that the plane is being diverted to Newburgh (101.2).
  • Shortly before landing, Cal while returning to his seat walks past Marko Valeriev, a Bulgarian man needing help filling out his immigration papers, who taps him on the head. Cal looks back at him. (106.1)
  • The  plane lands at 11:49 local time (101.2).
Cal after Landing in New York
  • After leaving the plane, Robert Vance informs the passengers while they are standing on the tarmac that they have been missing for 5 1/2 years.
Cal thirty six hours after the Plane’s Landing
  • Passengers are held for questioning inside one of the airport’s hangers for three days (101.3).
  • Reunited with mother (Grace) and twin sister (Olive)
    • runs away from Olive who is now 5 1.2 years older (101.5)
The First Week after being Released

Cal’s Health
  • accepted into special program at clinic (101.18)
  • receives treatment at clinic (102.4)
  • a special protein found in Cal’s blood (which is eventually found in all 828ers) (103.4)
Cal’s Callings
Cal’s Relationship with His Twin Sister
  • meets his friend Kevin, who is 5 1/2 years older (and taller), and dating Olive (103.14)
  • rats on Olive, breaking their Twins Code, for going out in the middle of the night to be with Kevin (103.15)
  • makes up with Olive, saying “Twins Rule” (103.25)

Waiting for Flight Home (101.1)

Waiting for Flight Home (101.1)

MICHAELA [NARRATOR]: No one can explain what happened to us on April 7, 2013. ...the twins, OLIVE and Cal, always bickering like an old married couple.
The Flight to New York (101.2)

The Flight to New York (101.2)

DALY: Ugh. Terribly sorry, folks. That was extreme turbulence resulting from a sudden weather surge that was not on the radar. Rest assured, engines' controls are okay. But, please, keep those seat belts fastened.
Tarmac revelation (101.3)

Tarmac revelation (101.3)

CAL: When can we leave? [PILLS RATTLE]

MICHAELA: Soon, buddy. They're just They're gonna talk to us, take a little look at us, and then we can get out of here, okay?

CAL: If it's really been five years, how am I still alive?
What Happened? (101.4)

What Happened? (101.4)

CAL: I want my mom.
Stone Family Reunion (101.5)

Stone Family Reunion (101.5)

Cal sees OLIVE who is now grown up, and runs away.
GRACE: Cal! Cal! Cal! Cal, Cal. I know, I know, I know. It's okay.
Therapy sessions (101.14)

Therapy sessions (101.14)

CAL: Dad, can I have a pretzel?

BEN: Pretzel? I guess. Here you go, buddy.

CAL: Thanks.
Fast and Not So Fast (101.23)

Fast and Not So Fast (101.23)

OLIVE: That's ridiculous.

GRACE: Cal! Amazing!

OLIVE: You just learned how to play.

BEN: [LAUGHS] Nice. Well, not bad for the tiniest 15-year-old on...
Passengers are called (101.24)

Passengers are called (101.24)

MICHAELA (Voiceover/Narrator): Ben and I didn't know any of these people yet. But soon, we'd know them as well as we know ourselves. As for whatever force brought us all here... [PLANE BLOWS UP]

Scene shifts to CAL sleeping and his eyes open up.
Stranger in the House I (102.2)

Stranger in the House I (102.2)

CAL: I can't find my toothbrush.

BEN: Uh, hey, bud.

CAL: Mine had Batman on it.
Clinic Check-in (102.4)

Clinic Check-in (102.4)

GRACE: You all being on the plane together, it's miraculous.

SAANVI: Yeah, so my parents say.They've been praying at every meal. But right now, I'm gonna focus my energy on this guy. You ready for round two, buddy?

CAL: Yep.
Zealot Woman (102.8)

Zealot Woman (102.8)

ZEALOT WOMAN: He is risen. He is not here. He is risen.

GRACE: Let go of him.

ZEALOT WOMAN: He is risen. He is not here. He is risen.

Grace and Cal walk away fast.
Stranger in the House II (102.14)

Stranger in the House II (102.14)

CAL: These aren't the same.

GRACE: [SIGHS] Really? Well, we can try another store tomorrow.
Cal's Family Portrait (102.15)

Cal’s Family Portrait (102.15)

SAANVI: Hey, dude. Family portrait?

Ben sits down next to his son.

CAL: Yep. Me with no cancer, my mom and dad, my sister.

Cal is erasing someone.
Ben Follows the Music (102.19)

Ben Follows the Music (102.19)

BEN: What's up, buddy?

CAL: I miss my stuff. My rock collection, Art the Dragon.

BEN: Oh, Cal, listen. It's okay to be sad. I get sad sometimes, too.

CAL: I just want everything back the way it was.
Cal's Dragon (102.21)

Cal’s Dragon (102.21)

BEN: [TO CAL] Hey, take it easy, pal. You don't have to unpack it all tonight.

CAL: I just want to find... Art!

Cal gives his stuffed dragon a big hug.

BEN: [CHUCKLES] There he is.
Own Your Truth (103.2)

Own Your Truth (103.2)

GRACE: Cal. Bed. Let's go. Brush your teeth. I'll be right up.

Cal on the way out backs away from Michael, as Ben enters the kitchen.

CAL: Three letters no cheating.

MICHAELA: Okay, okay.
Twins Code I (103.3)

Twins Code I (103.3)

CAL: What are you doing?

Olive places her index finger over her mouth looking at Cal.

OLIVE: Our little secret.

She then climbs out the window.
Making a Living (103.7)

Making a Living (103.7)

GRACE: [TO CAL] Hey, Calamander, you want to see where I work?

GRACE: [TO BEN] Why don't I take him for the day, give you a chance to sniff?

BEN: Great.

She then walks over to Cal at the table.

GRACE: iPad, headphones, shoes, grab those spelling sheets.
It Feels Like Cheating (103.11)

It Feels Like Cheating (103.11)

Cal is seated at a table wearing headphones.

GRACE: It's over. I ended it.

ROB: With Danny?

GRACE: Yes.
Cal and Kevin (103.14)

Cal and Kevin (103.14)

KEVIN: So, we should go for pizza sometime at Queen M's, like the old days.

CAL: You know what, Kevin? I bet you play Fortnite.

BEN: Cal just got it, and he's catching up. You could show him some moves.

KEVIN: Oh, y-yeah. I'm actually here to see Olive.
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Ep1 scenes

Episode 101 Home

101.1 SYNOPSIS:  In 2013, Michaela, her parents, brother Ben, sister-in-law Grace, and twin nieces Olive and Cal, are at the airport in Jamaica. The flight home is overbooked, so Michaela , Ben, and Cal , who has Leukemia, opt to take vouchers for a later fight.
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101.2 SYNOPSIS:  On Montego Air Flight 828, Michaela is undecided on whether or not to marry Jared. The plane encounters extreme weather and experiences turbulence. Later, when the pilot identifies the plane, air traffic control is confused and diverts it to a different airport.
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101.3 SYNOPSIS:  The passengers and crew learn that five years have passed since their flight left Jamaica, with all on board presumed missing or dead.
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101.4 SYNOPSIS:  The passengers and crew are interviewed by the authorities who are trying to figure out what happened.
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101.14 SYNOPSIS:  Grace tells Ben that Olive had to go to therapy to deal with his and Cal's loss.
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101.23 SYNOPSIS:  At home, Ben is playing Banagrams with his family. Although he just learned how to play, Cal is dominating. Ben starts to get dizzy. Meanwhile, Grace receives a text.  Olive asks what she is going to do.
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101.24 SYNOPSIS:  Michaela is in a church and is approached by a priest. She is curious if she is chosen for some higher purpose when Ben arrives. Michaela questions why they were chosen. Later, some of the passengers return to the airport and witness the plane explode on the other side of the fence from them.
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Episode 102 Home

102.2 SYNOPSIS:  Ben brings home a blueberry scone for Grace who is embarrassed when Ben sees her half dressed. In the kitchen, Ben hears music playing. No one else does. Olive confronts her mom about telling Ben the truth.
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102.4 SYNOPSIS:  Ben introduces Grace to Saanvi, who is treating Cal, and whom he met earlier at the airport.  Grace wants to tell Ben something, but cannot bring herself to tell him.
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102.8 SYNOPSIS:  Grace and Cal are walking home from the store when a zealot woman grabs Cal while saying, “He is risen. He is not here.”
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102.14 SYNOPSIS:  Olive says no when Ben invites her to go for ice cream after dinner.  Ben has a flashback to when Cal and Olive are young. Ben notices a mark on Grace’s back which she says came from scuba diving. The next morning, Michaela overhears Grace have a conversation with her presumed new partner and  then confronts her but Grace tells her she hasn't decided who she wants to be with.
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102.15 SYNOPSIS:  Kelly Taylor, a passenger, talks to the media on the TV, while Ben and Saanvi share there experiences since returning. Ben notices that Cal has drawn a family portrait with a mysterious shadow figure in the background. In the parking garage of the news station, a shadowy figure watches Kelly get into her car.
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102.19 SYNOPSIS:  Although Grace has bought new LEGO sets for Cal, he  wants his own stuff back. Olive takes Ben to a storage facility where she has kept Cal's toys and tells him she knew that one day he would come back. When Ben discovers scuba flippers Olive tells him about Grace’s secret. He then starts hearing the music again and finds Blake, the jeweler’s son, with a locker full of the stolen jewelry.
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102.21 SYNOPSIS:  While unpacking his toys, Cal finds his favorite stuffed animal, Art the Dragon. Olive confronts her mom about how she is not willing to let go, the very thing she accused Olive of doing.
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Episode 103 Home

103.2 SYNOPSIS:  Grace is worried about her family's safety while watching news coverage of Kelly's murder. Ben tells Olive to come straight home from school the next day. Michaela wants to find out what is going on.
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103.3 SYNOPSIS:  Cal goes upstairs to find Olive sneaking out her window and asks him to keep it a secret.—>
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103.07 SYNOPSIS:  Grace tells Ben he needs to find a job because expenses have doubled since he and Cal have returned.
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103.11 SYNOPSIS:  At work, when Grace tells a coworker that she is going to end her relationship with Danny because he husband is home, he tells her that sounds she's cheating Danny, and she agrees.
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103.14 SYNOPSIS:  Cal’s best friend Kevin who is all grown up makes a visit. He says he is there to see Olive.
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103.15 SYNOPSIS:  After Ben tells Grace he found footprints outside in the garden, Cal tells him how Olive sneaks out at night.
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103.17 SYNOPSIS:  Olive asks Cal why he broke their code. When Cal tells her he just wanted everyone to be safe, and that he wasn't mad at her even though she stole away his best friend, she tells him that she is his best friend.
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103.25 SYNOPSIS:  At the house, Cal and Olive play cat's cradle.
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103.26 SYNOPSIS:  Grace tells Ben she never stopped loving him. Michaela is at Evie’s playing cards with Beverly. Jared sits at the office looking over Vance’s business card before tearing it up. The episode ends with Ben finishing his resume when Michaela arrives saying they need to go see Saanvi.
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Episode 105 Home

105.06 SYNOPSIS: When Ben decides to spend the entire day with Cal, he hears the voice again. He then asks his son if he ever feels like someone is controlling his life. Cal says yes, but starts naming all of the adults around him. Citing chaos theory, they flip a coin to determine what they will do for the day.—>
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105.10 SYNOPSIS: At Coney Island, Ben and Cal enjoy everything the carnival has to offer. They decide to continue the coin flip decision making that results in them heading to the subway to get home.—>
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105.14 SYNOPSIS: On the subway, Ben continues to hear the voice as people take photos of them. Cal decides to jump off the train and be a master of his own destiny goading Ben to chase after him. He manages to slip away before saying the voice’s words: It’s all connected.—>
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105.16 SYNOPSIS: Ben continues to chase Cal through an abandoned subway platform, and through a grate in the wall that leads him to Thomas. Cal introduces himself and says Thomas’ name even though they’ve never met. Ben questions how Cal could have known.  —>
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105.23 SYNOPSIS: Ben questions how Cal could have known where this place was and starts to get a bit angry. Thomas diffuses the situation and lets Ben talk to him about his concerns. He asks why Bethany isn’t there and Thomas proclaims she never showed up. —>
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105.27 SYNOPSIS: The episode ends on the flight as a large light appears outside Cal’s window. He looks out as the beam intensifies stating: It’s all connected.—>
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Episode 106 Home

106.1 SYNOPSIS: “Off Radar” starts off with a flashback to the plane where Cal exits the bathroom and is touched on the head by a passenger roaming the cabin speaking a foreign language. In the present day, he awakes from a nightmare with a high fever, screaming and shouting, causing the Stone family to rush him to the hospital. —>
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106.4 SYNOPSIS: At the hospital, Grace pulls another doctor aside to question Saanvi’s experimental treatment of Cal, but the doctor reassures her that this is the best option. Ben opens up to Saanvi about when he first found out about Cal and she reassures him that the odds are much better now. They bond a bit when it’s interrupted by Cal randomly mumbling a phrase, the same phrase that Saanvi overheard the passenger saying on Flight 828. —>
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106.7 SYNOPSIS: Back at the hospital, Ben reveals to Grace that passengers are getting voices and visions after the flight and he thinks it may be associated with Cal’s fever. She thinks he’s going down another rabbit hole like the last time Cal get sick and ignores what he’s saying. She demands he let this go. —>
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106.10 SYNOPSIS: Cal's repeating a new word in Bulgarian: Hurry. And it looks like he’s connected to Marko, who’s connected to wires in some lab and chanting the same phrase.—>
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106.13 SYNOPSIS: Marko is being zapped and his doctors decide to up the voltage which starts to affect Cal on the other side.—>
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106.15 SYNOPSIS: Doctors recommend that they take Cal off his cancer treatment to give him antibiotics that will fight the infection and Ben blatantly disagrees. Grace thinks they should do what the doctors say and again Ben tries to explain the situation to her, but she won’t listen. —>
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106.21 SYNOPSIS: Grace questions Saanvi’s decision for her son when he starts to have a seizure. She demands antibiotics for her son, but Saanvi reveals that they won’t work because the seizure was caused by a viral infection. Grace breaks down, but thankfully Cal is saved after Marko’s experiments are finished for the time being.—>
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Episode 107 Home

Cal has had a fever for the last two days is discharged from the hospital. He believes something bad is going to happen to him.  He is under doctor's order to chill out. Ben tells him not to worry; he has a plan.
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Ben checks in with Olive and Ben, reminding us that despite what is happening at work, he is more a father than a spy.
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Michaela tells Beverly that Evie is okay. But this time, she does not have to lie, she can really mean it. Olive, too, is okay circling a day in July when she plans to climb Acadia. But we are not so sure  about Danny, he is having dinner alone. Cal is feeling okay. He tells his dad that he has nothing to worry about from Vance.
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Michaela and Ben discover that Cal drew a picture of Carlos with Evie’s heart, showing how connected he is to everything that is happening to them.
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