Manifest Recap: A Major Development

TVLine | 1/20/2020 | Matt Webb Mitovich
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This week on NBC’s Manifest, the hunt was on for the mole spying on Saanvi. How far would Ben go to draw out the rat?

Knowing that someone in spying on Saanvi, Vance has the idea for Ben to dummy up a file on a new “Holy Grail” 828er and bring it to her, so that she might unwittingly pass it onto the mole. Ben, with some hesitation about using his friend this way, does so, and Saanvi is intrigued by the implications of someone with advanced callings. Ben, though, must put a pin in her plan to meet up with this passenger in Philadelphia, claiming he’s busy chasing a job.

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Which he truly is, of course. Ben’s old friend at Astoria College gets him a “try out” gig, as a guest lecturer in some math-y class. He arrives ready to dazzle the head-down young souls with math-y goodness, but almost immediately the classroom discussion turns to Flight 828 gossip/theories. Things are looking bad, especially with his lecture being evaluated by potential colleagues, but T.J. gets the class and Ben back on track with a question that connects the lesson to flight paths.

Later, when pressed by Saanvi to hunt down this new “Holy Grail,” Ben confesses that the discovery is a fake designed to out a mole in Saanvi’s orbit. Saanvi is pretty upset to be lied to by her friend, and after dismissing her over-eager lab assistant, phones her shrink for an emergency meet-up. Saanvi later shares with Dr. Ragier her sense of betrayal, then lets slip that at work she had made a breakthrough, which she locked away in her lab fridge. But that (clearly)...
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