I had to check my vitals, because I was pretty sure that I lost my mind. Why? It’s the second week in a row that I have liked and had something nice to say about Manifest. This goes heavily against my brand and makes me reconsider a lot about what effects quarantine has had on me.
Ya, I am blaming the pandemic for this shit, because nothing really makes sense to me about this.
But the thing is, this is why I didn’t give up on the show. Because I knew that it had heart and it just needed to find it. Will it sustain it? Who the hell knows. But what I do know is that for the past two episodes, what Manifest has done is made the story about the characters versus the religion of it all and I am appreciative of that.
Because with any television show, you need to be invested in the characters in order to keep coming back. And I lost interest in the characters.
Granted, I am still annoyed by Ben Stone and his sanctimonious attitude that needs to be put in check.
ARTIFACTS AND FACT
TJ is someone I actually miss, even though I know that he’s off following his dreams in Egypt. But I also do feel for Olive, cause it feels like everything is always taken away from her and the people that she love always leave.
But TJ over digging up stuff is giving them clues to what is happening – which if we’re being honest, NO ONE KNOWS.
Ben tells Olive and Angelina that they can go ahead to the school and look into things. So they do, and homeguy who is looking at all the stuff is really defensive. He doesn’t want them there, but Olive and Angelina are always trying to be kind.
And they are doing everything that they can to help.
But what is interesting is that the artifact is some god that was to believe to weigh people’s souls. The god would weigh your soul against a feather. But in this artifact, it’s not an ostrich feather that it normally is – it’s a peacock feather.
A PEACOCK IS NOT A FLAMINGO
I don’t like Peacocks. I never have. But hey, this show has a lot of things I have never seen. Cal is out walking and exploring and he sees a Peacock. I don’t trust that bird.
When he tells Grace that he saw one, Tarek tells him that it had to have been a flamingo. He’s lived there his entire life and never seen a peacock. Well, Tarek, little do you know.
What I did like is that we see that this leads to a fight that will lead the brother and sister to coming back together. And I don’t know what is going to happen – but I do know that Grace needs her brother.
He feels anger that she wasn’t there. And the thing is Grace never told him that Cal was sick. That he had cancer. And she wasn’t there because she was focusing on her son. Tarek was taking care of his Dad and felt alone. I get both sides. But it takes them all having to have a come to Jesus moment for them to see that they needed each other.
The peacock keep coming up and though we haven’t figured out what it means, it’s something. It’s significant. And well…
EAGAN IS A THIEVAN
I don’t always like callings, because I never know what is going to happen. But also because I don’t trust everyone and lets just say that Eagan is proof that you can’t trust anyone.
Ben and Eagan have the same calling, but they both see different things. It takes them a hot second to figure out where they need to be and when they do – it’s like some fucking action movie.
Ben carries the kid that the find out and Eagan tries to act like a hero – that he’s going to the basement to shut off the gas leak. I don’t even know why Ben would think that is true, cause Eagan is a hustler. He’s a con man.
They are able to save the kid and get him out. But when Ben brings him home and leaves – we find that Caleb – they kid he saved is actually the brother to one of the three meth men of the apocalypse.
I don’t get why the three meth men of the apocalypse have all split up, but I don’t think that this is a good sign. One of going to lose his flipping mind.
The fact that Eagan took Bens bag and stole shit from the building, then went and pawned it… I hate him for doing this to Ben. But knowing that missing piece of the shit TJ sent over is in Bens bag in the garbage? Someone better find that bag.
And someone better whoop Eagan’s ass.
THE HEARTBEATS SO LOUD
Michaela hasn’t always been my favorite, because I feel like she WHINES. But this episode, I feel like I understood her a little better and I finally felt like she’d progressed past the whining. She’d found her stride that she doesn’t want to be a victim, she wants to live her life to the fullest.
And she hasn’t always been that way.
Her calling is an old one – she hears Evie’s heartbeat which leads her to Glenn and Beverly’s. And when she gets there she finds Beverly barely able to speak and Glenn has passed away. For Mic this is a big thing, because Glenn and Beverly are like second parents to her.
I can’t imagine her pain having to deal with this. She’s looking for what the calling is leading her to. Because even as she’s taking care of Beverly, even as the cops are there to take care of Glenn and getting him where she needs to be, there is something missing.
Evie was her best friend. Hearing her heartbeat made Michaela know that she needed to be there. And don’t you know it’s Zeke who figures it out. He finds a DVD that Glenn left for Michaela.
In it Glenn tells Michaela that he’s found an assisted living facility for Beverly, but they are leaving the house to Michaela. She doesn’t know what to say, but she does know that she can’t keep it.
However, when the people come for Beverly, she realizes that she can. That the reason that the calling lead her there is that she and Zeke are going to move in and take care of Beverly. She’s going to make sure that she is there for the woman who was there for her.
And Zeke is always supportive of Michaela. I don’t understand what his power is right now, but I know that there is something that will be coming up. And I can’t wait to see what it is.
I admire that Michaela and Zeke are willing to always help each other, but even more that they are willing to help Beverly. I am pretty sure that it will be a part of something in the future, but what it is – I am not sure of.
- Vance is being held by the NSA and like I feel bad for him, but I am more pissed at Ben, for putting him in this situation.
- Saanvi needs to come clean about the Major sooner than later. It’s tearing her apart.
- Jared being the one to talk to Saanvi and tell her that he wants to keep her safe, I am thrown off by. I don’t get it because I don’t think that those two have developed a relationship like that as of yet. Did I miss something?
- Michaela telling Ben that he doesn’t have to be everything and everywhere, I feel like he needs the hard truth. Ben of course doesn’t take it well, but Ben – you aren’t a victim dude. You also aren’t superman.
- Angelina being drawn to one of the three meth men makes me not trust her at all.
- Jared telling the Major’s daughter who she really is – like I feel bad for the girl, but also like your Mom is a psycho.
- Why do I think that guy examining the artifacts is important too?
- What the fuck did Vance see in the secret room?
- I get that Ben an Grace
- Why is Cal in the meth mens head? Also that one scrapping the eyes out of pics? Nope.