Manifest episode 4 sets up great storylines for the future

ManifestNBC’s new series Manifest is certainly taking off well with critics and fans loving the show. The first three episodes of the series were exciting and created some edge-of-our-seat type suspense. However, for episode 4 we feel the show fell off slightly.

We aren’t saying the episode wasn’t entertaining because it was; what we mean is that this episode was our least favorite so far. It delved into the visions previous episodes have hinted at. This time, the visions are becoming more real. Michaela and Seanvi constantly see a stoned covered angel repeating over and over to save him. The “him” in question is a stowaway that flight attendant Bethany helped because he would have been persecuted in Jamaica for being gay.

It was great to see the passengers work together to help someone, but nothing else really happened. We got to witness more of the love triangle that is Michaela, Jared, and Lourdes. However, the latter isn’t a major part of the series, so we only see Michaela and Jared and it’s obvious that there are still feelings there. Jared wants so badly for Michaela to let him in. He knows something is going on, but he also realizes he will never figure it out on his own. At the end of the episode we see him keeping track of every place Michaela had a vision, so it’s only a matter of time before he edges closer to the truth.

Fans also got to see Grace’s boyfriend, Danny, for the first time. We’ve heard about him but this episode was the first time we actually saw him, and the extent to which he was part of Grace and Olive’s lives. We suspected that he was quite involved with their lives, but episode 4 alluded that he full-on took the dad role. The fact that Olive called in him in the first place and that Grace went to see him suggest the two will never fully let go of him.

It was truly heartbreaking to watch Ben realize that despite being back, his life will never be the same. His marriage to his wife appears to be strained for good and while he and Olive seem headed in the right direction, her and Grace’s final scene has suspicious written all over it.

The one thing this series is getting right is conflict and mystery. Every time we turn around something else happens. It’s good writing and they know how to keep fans coming back. While this episode was slower than the rest, we know that every episode can’t be jammed pack. There has to be episodes that take a step back and explain and set up future events. That was what this episode was doing and we can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Manifest airs Mondays at 10p.m. on NBC. For more news related to Manifest, be sure to visit this link.

This article was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at SAM_iamXO. (Photo: NBC.)

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