Are Fiona Clarke and Bill Daley dead or did they fly through time?
Based own his own aviation research, Capt Daley assumed that he and Dr. Clarke would fly through time into the future, 2024 to be precise. But it's possible they could have also flown back into the past?
That is, if they aren't already dead. It was suggested the aircraft they were on was shot down by F-16 fighter jets. But there was no confirmation their bodies or aircraft wreckage was found.
There was also no valid reason to shoot down the aircraft. It wasn't a threat, nor was public safety an issue.
But if they are dead, will the history of their efforts to discover the truth be falsified by government conspirators? Will they be now both become the public scapegoats for Flight 828's disappearance. Will they also be labeled the Crackpot Pilot and Mad Scientist?
Will their actions be alleged to be those of terrorists? Will there be claims that Daley and Clarke has placed explosives and unknown chemicals on the plane. And were targeting some made-up location?
On the other hand, are Clarke and Daley really dead? Or did they fly to another time and another place? Will we see them again? Or have we seen them for the last time? What do you think?
If Fiona and Daly did fly through time, the chances of them returning to show any time soon is next to zero, i.e., if they return at all. Frank Deal, who portrays Bill Daly, is involved in other projects, including an upcoming television series ... The Outsider.
Francesca Faridany, who plays Fiona Clarke, hasn't been as busy as Deal, but who knows what she's currently doing. Or will be doing in the future. Or if her schedule will coincide with Deal's in order to film future episodes of Manifest together.
The roles of Clarke and Daly aren't the only ones affected. Elizabeth Marvel (The Major) will appear in 8-episodes of the upcoming television series Unbelievable. Marquis Rodriguez (Aaron Glover) is headed for stardom on the upcoming and Untitled Game of Thrones Prequel.
Frank has only signed on for two episodes it seems, and it likely won't be filmed for awhile, so he'll be okay unless Untitled Gamer Comedy Show gets picked up and it turns out he's a regular (which I doubt). Francesca will be likely be fine for the time being.
Marvel is going to be really hard, but since they probably had some sort of contract for her Manifest must have been okay with this meaning they plan on shoving this amazing actress and interesting character in the background again,
Agreed. They must to do whatever's needed to make sure Marvel appears in season 2. Pushing season 2 back to midseason is not a problem. Premiering in midseason also means not having to compete with Monday Night Football.
As it pertains to the storyline, it appears that Faridany's return in her role as Fiona Clarke is highly unlikely ... unless she's needed in flashbacks. Without Marvel and Faridany's presence, the show will lose a lot of the energy and buzz it had generated in season 1.
I must confess. This "from out of the blue skies" Bill Daly and Fiona Clarke mysterious disappearance storyline really "ticked" me off. Why? Because if left too many unanswered questions about Fiona Clarke.
- She was on Flight 828. But she didn't have callings. Why?
- How did (or why didn't) she know about callings and their connection to her "human collective consciousness" research? After all, is she not the best known authority in her scientific field on the "human collective consciousness?" (107.16 - She knows nothing about callings) (109.10 - she's concerned about her research being involved).
- Wasn't she somewhat curious or at least concerned that everyone on Flight 828 possibly experienced callings except for her? Or did/does she know more that she revealed?
- Also, without Clarke's presence, the torture plots, experiment on, brain-dead 828 passengers/patients storyline becomes an afterthought.
- Besides, what was the point of Clarke disappearing? Not to show up again until the series finale in 2024.?
Clarke and Daly may or may not be dead, but one thing is certain ... their storyline continues to "fly through time" unless it crashes as the result of poor writing and or bad storytelling.
Here's something to consider (from Saanvi's timeline):
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There was no time for the pilot, Captain Bill Daly, to get over it and fly above the storm, so he went through maintaining a level altitude., and accelerating the speed of the plane to 300 knots.
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As he did this, a bright light filled the cock pit (111.1).
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When Bill Daly accelerated 828 to 300 knots, a bright light filled the cock pit and the plane disappeared from radar. This is valuable information when it comes to understanding exactly what happened to Flight 828. As a longtime sci-fi fan, I absolutely want to know what happened to Fiona Clarke and Bill Daly.
Here's my problem. Clarke and Daly disappeared off the coast of New York. Flight 828 disappeared in or near the Bermuda Triangle. I understand we'll dealing with science fiction. And when it comes to science fiction, we all have to suspend reality and logic. But if time travel is as easily replicated as Bill Daly believes, what prevents others who are more technical and competent than Daly to predict occurrences of dark lightning and engage in time travel on a daily basis? Pun intended.
Please understand, I'm not piling additional criticism on the showrunner and writers for not providing any road map to follow in the direction where they're trying to take us. But they haven't provided any road map ... at least, not yet. That's what's frustrating. Clarke and Daly disappear. Landon and Griffin appear in OMG fashion. And it's quietly left up in the air what happened to Clarke and Daly ... and how exactly dark lightning caused Landon and Griffin to accelerate and time travel.
No one is expecting reality-based logical answers. But imaginative and creative sci-fi answers are expected ... nothing more and nothing less will be acceptable. Btw I continue to believe that Manifest has the potential to be great. I must confess, however, the lack of passion and attention to detail when it comes to the sci-fi aspects of the show by those responsible for producing it distress me ... distress me very much.