The Best Twitter Theories About ‘Manifest’ Season 2 Episode 12, ‘Call Sign’
Manifest Season 2 Episode 12, titled “Call Sign,” revolved around Michaela and Zeke’s wedding. In the hours leading up to the ceremony, the 828 passengers kept busy with their usual modus operandi of digging into the mystery of the Death Date and Callings. They acted out of desperation for clues, answers, and solutions, but sadly, they didn’t get very far.
The audience can only hope that the characters will arrive at resolutions in the next episode since it is the Season 2 finale. There’s still a lot to ponder going into the season-ender, and Twitter fans provided insightful theories about Manifest “Call Sign.” Here are some of the best tweets about the episode.
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What does Ben’s Calling mean?
In “Call Sign,” Ben has a shared Calling with Ward Attwood, the person who was in charge of inspecting Flight 828 before it took off. Separately, both men have psychic visions of the airplane explosion and are led to the airfield where they run into each other.
Ward believes the vision is a sign that he is at fault for the disappearance of Flight 828. After some thorough research, Ben discovers that Ward did his job correctly and did not cause the event to happen.
The discovery gives Ward much-needed peace of mind, but Ben’s Calling reoccurs, prompting him to ponder its significance. The vision guides Ben to a shop where he finds his mother’s wedding veil, which his father had discarded after her death. He gifts it to Michaela for her nuptial with Zeke. Alas, questions remain about the meaning of Ben’s recurrent Calling.
Could Ben be missing something right in front of him, namely a hint about TJ? Olive’s beau is preparing to head to Egypt in search of clues about Al-Zuras’s journal and the Death Date.
One fan pondered in a tweet, “What if it’s the plane that TJ is getting on that’s gonna blow up?”
There are many possibilities for Ben’s haunting visions of the plane explosion. Michaela seems to believe that his Calling could be a clue to Zeke’s survival.
She reminds her brother, “You said it yourself. Maybe the Callings are trying to teach us something. Why else would you get a vision of the plane right before Zeke’s Death Date?”
Some fans are unconvinced about Mick’s theory. One viewer tweeted,
Grace: What’s the plane blowing up again meant to mean?
Me: That Mick marrying Zeke is the worst idea.@_lauraay on Twitter
Will Saanvi help Zeke beat his Death Date?
Knowing that he will soon succumb to the delayed effects of being frozen, Zeke opts to spend his last few days marrying and devoting time to the woman he loves. With Saanvi’s medical license suspended, her research stalled, and Zeke’s Death Date fast approaching, it doesn’t look promising for Michaela’s new husband. But some viewers are convinced that he will get a reprieve.
One fan tweeted a hopeful prediction, saying, “Saanvi is the only one who can save Zeke and all the passengers. I have faith in her!”
Now that Saanvi has partnered with Vance in her search for the Major and the recovery of her research, can she win the race against Zeke’s Death Date?
Is there more to the story of the shadowy figures and the three thugs?
Cal sketched a family portrait back in Season 1. In the picture, a shadowy figure loomed in the background. By Season 2, the drawing had changed to include three shadows. What’s more, the shadows on the page began to manifest in both Cal and Adrian’s lives, haunting them at night. In Season 2 Episode 11, Michaela and Jared arrested three men on drug charges, and their shadows appeared to match the figures haunting Cal and Adrian.
In “Call Sign”, the drug offenders escape custody, track down Michaela’s family, and abduct Cal as a means to lure his aunt into their grasp. The episode ends with the kidnappers contacting Michaela with demands.
Are the criminals acting alone, or is there a malevolent force pulling strings? Fans can only hope that there is a more satisfying story behind the shadows than just three desperate criminals preying on a child.
One fan thinks they have it figured out. They tweeted, “Do you think the Major found out a way to control the Callings and sent the ‘three shadows’ to test that theory? And maybe they aren’t listening to her anymore and went off the rails?”