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(@schroeswald)
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May 17, 2019 9:33 pm  

I think they will probably not have much of a time gap between the new season, the show's already pretty far behind where we actually were at the season finale.


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May 19, 2019 12:48 pm  

I wasn't  being serious in any literal context. I was trying to be sarcastic (sarc) ... a trait in which I definitely need more practice and development. 

I'm still seething over the "Grace is possibly pregnant with Danny's baby storyline" along with being displeased about Game of Throne's "Daenerys Targaryen's 'madness switch" suddenly being 'flipped on' in the destruction of King's Landing as it involved the murderous roasting of innocent men, women, and babies by her dragon, Drogon" storyline.

The difference between Manifest and GoT is that Manifest is still trying to get off to a successful start after one season and GoT is ending an 8-season run with what will probably be one of the most successful, record-breaking runs of any series in broadcast history.

the show's already pretty far behind where we actually were at the season finale.

I agree. I'm fully aware that nothing is ever perfect ... and that nothing in the future will be perfect. But sometimes it appears as if the producers and writers aren't watching or paying attention to their own on-screen product. Manifest is a thought-provoking story that requires the use of critical thinking skills. Fans, especially sci-fi fans, are not dumb or stupid. 

The entire series is based on time ... time travel ... time distortion ... time given ... and time taken away. It does nothing for the the show's credibility when producers and writers randomly throw plots and subplots at the story's mysteries, and then expect the audience to overlook all of the gross mistakes. Especially when those mistakes involve the overall time-line itself. 


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May 21, 2019 4:48 pm  

I see that I missed the /sarc/ or I just assumed only some of it was a joke, I don't really remember what I was actually  thinking when I wrote so I have to assume I didn't see the /sarc/ but I did realize that at least parts of it were jokes, though at least my response to is still valid as a theory on its own.


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May 22, 2019 1:18 pm  

I didn't view your comment as being anything other than insightful and accurate. I just didn't want you or anyone else to misinterpret what I had previously stated as me being serious. It's easy to miss /sarc/ tags. If I had a dollar for the ones I missed, I'd be able to buy as many Dollar Store products as I wanted.


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May 24, 2019 3:05 pm  

All theories aside, what is compelling about Grace being pregnant? It's not like she was impregnated by a Cylon (Battlestar Galatica) or by a member of the Borg collective (Star Trek: TNG). Soap opera Baby Mama Drama has its place when it comes to storytelling, but how is Grace's pregnancy relevant to storytelling involving the solving of a supernatural mystery?

This will be the challenge writers must overcome, i.e., convincing everyone the benefit of Grace being pregnant is worth the cost of pursuing this particular storyline. Time will tell. And fans will have no problem loudly voicing their opinions ... one way or another.

 


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May 24, 2019 8:02 pm  

I think the point is to try to develop the family relationship between everyone, to show what amazing love they have and how they can overcome anything, only to eventually make the point moot when The Major kills Danny for the tragedies.


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May 26, 2019 5:04 pm  

 ... to show what amazing love they have and how they can overcome anything, ...

Thanks. Other than overcoming the impending June 2, 2024 expiration date, Danny is one of the dangers overshadowing the Stone family. Whether writers intended or not, his character will never be viewed in a positive light. His character has already been portrayed by some fans as being too creepy and perverted ... with likely underlying mental problems ... to be rehabilitated.

Making him an outright villain makes more sense than continuing to vaguely (shades of gray) portray him as possibly being a criminal opportunist "maybe" whose ulterior motives were to bend and mold Grace and Olive to his will before he had actually met them. JMO

Criminal opportunist or not, Danny must die. It doesn't matter if he dies a hero (trying to save Grace and Olive or the baby) ... or dies as a villain (trying to harm Cal or Ben) ... but when it's all said and done, he must die. Whether he's deemed hero or villain, I also think he will die at the hands of the Major.


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Jun 25, 2019 6:08 pm  

Another theory on Grace's baby's daddy is that the pregnancy itself should have never happened. So why did it happen? Divine intervention? Alien abduction? Immaculate conception? Or is some unknown sinister evil responsible for Grace's pregnancy?

Here's the answer, according to showrunner Jeff Rake:

The writers and I thought about frontloading the idea of Grace’s pregnancy early in the season and let that be a challenge that Ben and Grace deal with, even as he’s just settling back into life at home.

And then there's this:

Between the studio, network and writers’ room, we came to the conclusion that there was so much going on that might have felt like we were gilding the lily.

Absolutely brilliant. Pure genius. Too much going on when "settling back into life at home." But not enough going on when it's discovered that half of the frakkin' family is scheduled to die by June 2, 2024. Or to be precisely correct. To die again?

Congratulations. Manifest fans and supporters everywhere (including the studio and network) should cheer and applaud the writers unwavering commitment regarding their theories on Grace's pregnancy.


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