After a year and a half of waiting, a cancellation and many theories, Manifest has finally returned for the first half of its fourth and final season. While NBC canceled the show after three seasons, Netflix swept up and ordered a fourth to give fans the closure they so desperately wanted from the supernatural drama.
It’s paid off so far with the first 10 episodes, and Twitter has been ablaze with comments and reactions to the events and the cliffhanger’s mid-season finale.
Why don’t you just die?
Any Manifest fan can completely relate to this reaction to the final season and one of its most pivotal characters and main antagonist. It’s a testament to actor Holly Taylor’s performance that she portrays a character who is so universally hated, fans are rooting for her to perish.
Aside from fans cringing every time Eden calls Angelina “mom” or refers to her as such, the fact that she’s cheated death so many times has been frustrating. From escaping an exploded building and a fire, to even lying in the middle of the road, badly injured, she just won’t die. Fans are hoping that fewer final episodes will focus on her character and that Angelina will eventually be eliminated so that the main story focus can return to the other passengers.
Anna Ross did what?
Fans first wondered if Anna Ross was just another Flight 828 passenger who would join Ben to follow a mutual call, never to be seen again. They were, however, furious, as this reaction suggests, after discovering that she was helping Angelina all the time.
The fact that she went out with Ben and saw the anguish in his eyes helping him find the girl she was hiding in her own house was unthinkable. The picture says it all, along with the commentary that goes with it. While Angelina is the subject of some of Manifest’s weird and wild fan theories, she’s by far the most hateful character on the show.
best friends forever
The budding friendship between Zeke and Cal was adorable. The closeness and why the two gravitated towards each other was finally explained in the fourth season. The scenes between them combined with the flashbacks made fans sad and emotional.
While Zeke may have only been brought back to meet Michaela and help Cal, all part of a larger divine master plan, he ended up becoming close to everyone. He was Michaela’s world and her departure from the show will leave a huge void in her heart.
From the beginning, and especially since Grace’s death, fans have been shipping Ben and Saanvi, both of whom have done great things for Manifest Passengers. The pair have a chemistry and light flirtations that suggest a mutual attraction. They are both deeply obsessed with discovering things and share a love for science. There are so many things that go with them.
So, as this reaction on Twitter points out, one of the most shocking moments of Season 4 was the moment they shared a tender kiss. It was all part of a ruse, with Ben pretending she was his wife so they could gain access to a care facility. Nonetheless, it felt like sparks were flying and fans let out an audible cheer for the fleeting moment.
Sorry, I have plans
With fans having waited a year and a half for the fourth and final season, initially thinking they wouldn’t even get one, it’s no surprise that many gobbled up the 10 episodes of the first half of the season in one. single session. As evidenced by this Tweet, some may even have rescinded their intention to do so.
The “plans” in question weren’t going for a brunch or an evening party. They sat down in front of the computer or television and spent 10 hours straight on the show. Fans were eager to find out what would happen to all the main characters, why Cal miraculously aged five years, and what will happen to the date of death.
The season began with the heartbreaking story of a completely lost and depressed Ben, desperate to find his daughter Eden. Although others told him to give up hope and demanded that she be pronounced dead, he refused.
He nearly realized his dream when he heard a small voice call out “daddy” only to find out it was a little boy whose father was injured. After saving the man’s life, Ben’s anguish as he watched the two reunited, safe and happy, tugged at his heartstrings.
Zeke, don’t go!
Many of the Tweets on the latest episode of 10 are about this huge event: Zeke’s alleged death. While some fans thought it was a complete event for him, a catalyst for things to come for Michaela, and a bittersweet moment that saw Cal live, others weren’t so happy.
Zeke quickly became a fan-favorite character, a gentle but troubled and guilt-ridden soul who found his perfect partner in Michaela. Even knowing and sensing through her empathy abilities that Michaela still had feelings for Jared – one of Manifest’s quiet villains – he was safe and happy in his life and his love for her and his for him. . So seeing him go combined with the trauma his death will cause to others, has fans like this shivering.
I can’t forgive them
Of the various passengers on Flight 828, each reacted differently to the circumstances and each returned to a different way of life. But three passengers, in particular, are identified as the most gruesome villains, even though they are also among the top passengers of Flight 828 on Manifest. Adrian starting a religious cult, Angelina kidnapping a child and murdering a woman, and Eagan holding Vance’s son at gunpoint, leading to the downfall of his once happy marriage, were all low points.
All three characters didn’t improve much in Season 4, and in some ways got worse. They are selfish, deceived and put every passenger in danger. So this Tweet pretty much sums up the feelings about them.
Zeke’s date of death
One detail that fans might have missed, and which is wonderfully highlighted in this Tweet, is that Zeke died the day he died. The day before, the band celebrated their wedding anniversary with Mick. Fans will remember that he and Mick got married the day before he died, their wedding being a symbolic gesture and an act of hope. It worked because he survived.
However, the fact that Zeke perished a day after their third wedding anniversary suggests there may have been something to the date of death even for Zeke. Although he may not have died exactly one year after his escape from the cave, and died in circumstances he could have avoided, he made the impossible choice. The discovery makes the scene even more heartbreaking.
This reaction on Twitter perfectly sums up the final and most pivotal moment of the first 10 episodes: when Zeke’s true purpose is finally explained. He spends the entire first 10 episodes putting up with other people’s pain so they can free themselves from it. He does it so much that he can’t take the pain and aggression he’s absorbed.
So when he finally realizes that his purpose as an empath was actually to fulfill one last piece of fate, he accepts it and does exactly what he was supposed to. It’s a bittersweet moment that probably had fans screaming with Michaela.