Manifest Review: With Spoilers

Gracie McAlistar and Edited by Valerie Alcala

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Manifest is a TV show that airs on NBC every Monday night. There have been three episodes so far. The show is about a family that goes on a plane and doesn’t come back for 5 years because the plane went missing. When they return, they learn they have been missing and presumed dead. None of the people on the plane have aged a day. Since they have returned, they have been going through many weird incidences. At first, they were hearing their own voices in their heads telling them to do things. It is not always clear what the voice wants them to do because it speaks in short sentences. In the first episode, one of the main characters, Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh), found some missing kids because of the voices. Later in the episode, almost all of the passengers who were on the plane show up to watch the plane spontaneously explode.

In the second episode, the government begins to ask questions and investigate the plane, which is referred to as Flight 828. They learn that another one of the main characters, Cal (Jack Messina), can be cured for his cancer. He is only 10 years old, and although he had originally been told he would only have 6 months to live, there is now new technology to cure him. While they were at the hospital, Cal drew a new family portrait that included him, his mom, his dad, his twin sister who is now 15 years old, and a shadow. When his dad, Ben (Josh Dallas), asked him who the shadow was, Cal said he didn’t know and kept drawing. Later, we learn that a shadow figure has been following the passengers of flight 828, but we don’t know what the shadow is exactly yet. At the end of the episode, one of the passengers, Kelly (Julieene Hanzelka Kim), was killed.

In the third episode, we were told that Kelly’s killer was her maid. Her murder put the other passengers from flight 828 on edge, but it is then revealed that the maid was only after Kelly. The audience also finds out that a doctor who was on the plane is now treating Cal for his cancer. The doctor, Saanvi (Parveen Kaur), also looks for an explanation to the voices they are hearing. She thought she could ask for Kelly’s body to examine her brain, but the government got her body and took all records of it away.

To see what happens next, watch on Monday nights on NBC.

I give this show 5 out of 5 stars because it keeps you on the edge of your seat and wondering what will happen next. I think anyone who loves action and a lot of drama in shows should see this. If you want to see all of the episodes, it is also available on Hulu.

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Manifest Review: With Spoilers