SPOILERT ALERT: This story contains details of the end of NBC season 3 manifest.
Tonight, NBC’s manifest came to the end of its third season, coming out with a bang, when an original cast member met his end.
As the two-part finale begins, “Mayday,” former NYPD detective Michaela Stone (Melissa Roxburgh) is experiencing her “most powerful” call. In it, he finds himself back on Flight 828 and sees that Montego’s plane is oozing blood. She senses, from this call, that an 828er is going to hurt herself and intends to prevent that from happening.
Around the same time, Ben (Josh Dallas) and Grace Stone’s (Athena Karkanis) son Cal sneak out of the house and head to Project Eureka headquarters, hoping the NSA will stop experimenting with it. 828 tailfin. “He can’t be here anymore,” says the boy. “Otherwise, something bad will happen.” Although Ben is under house arrest, he and Grace manage to make it to the lab to retrieve him. But just as they do, Cal begins to develop burns all over his body, related to his vocations.
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Then we cut Eagan (Ali Lopez-Sohaili), Randall (Christopher Piccione) and Adrian (Jared Grimes), disillusioned 828 passengers who have found themselves in a jail cell. Eagan suggests that they take action against the government they believe is persecuting them, as well as Ben and Michaela. From his and Adrian’s perspective, the end of time may well be near, and if so, Ben is the culprit.
The trio discuss the myth of Noah’s ark, of which there are multiple versions. While it is commonly held that Noah is humanity’s savior in the midst of the apocalypse, another version suggests that he is actually an agent of the apocalypse – someone who invites the flood out of disgust with the world and saves only his family, leaving it to be. all the others drown. . In their minds, Ben is Noah, the dangerous traitor and “executioner,” and only bloodshed can save the world.
Later, Michaela discovers that Adrian is the key to unraveling the mystery of her calling. When he appears before her again, Adrian is aboard 828, with an expression of guilt and shame, as if he had done something terrible. At this point, she deduces that the call is not about the death of an 828er, but about murder. Unfortunately, when he realizes this, Adrian, Randall and Eagan have been released from prison and are conspiring, in an unknown location, to take up arms against the government and his brother.
Back in the lab, Ben tries and fails to blow off the tail fin in a desperate attempt to save his son’s life. She then has an epiphany, realizing that she doesn’t need to be destroyed. Instead, it must be returned to the ocean from which it came.
When Vance tries to stop the NSA from tampering with the tail fin, he is overruled. Cal then takes a dramatic step to prove to the agency that he is right about the tailfin, touching it before disappearing into thin air, much to the horror of his parents.
Elsewhere in “Part 1,” tensions rise between Michaela and her ex-fiancé Jared (JR Ramirez), and her husband Zeke (Matt Long) expresses his belief that Jared still has feelings for her. Then there’s Jared’s girlfriend Sarah (Lauren Norvelle), who comes to feel that Saanvi played a role in her mother’s death (The Major, played by Elizabeth Marvel) and has him investigate.
In “Mayday: Part 2”, we see that Angelina (Holly Taylor) has been recruited into the resistance by Eagan, while Randall and his girlfriend Erika (Susan Pourfar) set up a gun shop, so they can have access to more weapons. because his was. Thereafter, Erika is captured by the police and gives them the address of the warehouse where Adrian and Eagan are hiding.
When they discover that Erika has been questioned, Adrian and Eagan discuss next steps. Adrian begins to doubt Eagan’s plan and suggests that they put it on hiatus until they find out what happened to Erika, but Eagan demands that they move on; Eagan seeks blood, while Adrian now believes that violence should be his last resort, in his search for justice. By the time Michaela and the NYPD arrive at Eagan and Adrian’s hideout, they are already gone. Still, Michaela discovers plans for houses that were in Eagan’s possession, which are key to tracking him down.
In the lab, Dr. Gupta expresses his belief that science, not faith, will bring Cal back. She holds the tail fin hostage, but eventually changes her mind when she comes to understand that the callings are real. When Dr. Zimmer (Patricia Mauceri) tries to stop Ben and Vance from taking the plane part back to their home at sea, Gupta asserts his authority to help make this happen. Later, Saanvi and Ben discover exactly where the tail fin should go and set sail on a coast guard ship, in the middle of a thunderstorm, to return it to its place.
Later, we learn that the plans Eagan had in his possession were for Vance’s residence, when he and Randall break in, their goal is to uncover definitive proof that the government is trying to destroy the 828ers. The plot thickens once again when Vance’s son approaches them, and Eagan shows that he is less radical than he appears, refusing to kill him and preventing Randall from doing the same. Later, Vance learns that his son has been taken hostage and can save his life with the help of Jared.
After Eagan and Randall are arrested and taken away, Jared confronts Michaela, who admits that she knows what Saanvi did and has been hiding it from him. As he expresses his disappointment with her and explains that he now has no choice but to end things with Sarah, we learn that Jared has, in fact, been harboring feelings for Michaela.
Saanvi and Ben manage to get the tail fin into the ocean, though Saanvi nearly drowns in the process, and once in the water, it begins to glow before disappearing. Since he succeeded in his mission, Ben is shocked to find that his son does not reappear. Later, he finds himself on a call aboard 828, with Saanvi, where a tearful Cal tells his father that he has to go, and that “this is how it has to be.”
After Adrian experiences a crisis of conscience and abandons Angelina, he sends her in search of his “guardian angel.” She finds her angel in baby Eden when she breaks into Ben’s house, stabs Grace, and takes him with her. Turns out the person of interest, based on Michaela’s initial insight, was Angelina after all.
As Grace succumbs to her injuries, she sees a teenage version of Cal, who assures her that everything is fine and that he now knows what to do. The episode ends with Gupta, who sees the entire 828 airliner abruptly appear in Eureka, with their pilot inside, before disappearing just as quickly.
manifest is a Warner Bros. TV and Universal Television production. While creator Jeff Rake has long maintained that he has a six-season plan for the series, with much of the story settled, his fate is currently up in the air, given that a fourth season has yet to be ordered.