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We're finally starting to see the bigger picture on Manifest. Monday's shocking Season 1 finale featured a major reveal that sets up the rest of the series while also raising even bigger questions about what it all means.
As we learn more about psychic phenomenon known as the Calling, how the passengers interpret it seems to be more important than the actual Callings themselves. The season finale zeroed in on Griffin (Marc Menchaca), who manipulated the Calling to get away with murder and was ready to expose it to the world as a way of increasing his celebrity. But before he could reveal the Calling, he drowned like he was originally supposed to at the bottom of the Hudson River. It looked like he was being punished for his sins until Ben (Josh Dallas) and Olive's (Luna Blaise) stunning discovery that the survivors of Flight 828 may be living with expiration dates suggested the timing of Griffin's death may have been coincidental after all.
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Towards the end of the episode, they both reached the conclusion that the passengers are living on borrowed time--the exact amount coinciding with how long they'd been gone--meaning the passengers may only have five and half years to live. It's a mystery that will continue to unravel as Ben and the rest of the gang try to figure out whether or not their time is actually limited.
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But there are more immediate questions that need to be answered, like whether or not the gun that went off in the scuffle between Jared (J.R. Ramirez) and Zeke (Matt Long) ended with a fatality. TV Guide hit up Manifest creator and showrunner Jeff Rake for some answers on that finale cliffhanger as well as what that game-changing reveal about the Calling means moving forward,...
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