# Manifest (2018)

Genres: Drama, Mystery

### Manifest mistakes

A thief has stolen 75 million dollars. He runs out with two large duffel bags. All US bills weigh a single gram. This means that \$1,000,000 in \$100 bills - the largest bills in circulation - weigh around 10 kilograms, or a little over 22 pounds. \$75 million would be 1,650 pounds. No way this could be carried in two duffel bags.

toroscan

Ben and his wife are listening to the radio in Danny's truck. The station shown is WKUD. They are in Tannersville, NY and WKUD is in Edgewood, Ohio, 420 miles away. Too far for an FM station to reach. Besides, the audio is talking about news in New York City.

toroscan

Ben asks Yale University library to loan him a medieval diary and they immediately send it to him. No library or archive in the world would loan out a unique item like this, even to another university. Usually they are not allowed to leave the premises, except under very strict conditions for a high-profile exhibition, certainly not just sent to an academic who's interested in reading them.

Necrothesp

### Manifest trivia

The plot is about flight 828 which disappeared for 5 years, then simply showed up again as if no time had passed for the passengers. Throughout the show, the number 828 is related periodically to addresses, file nos., times, etc. Not referenced is the fact that addresses of all passengers are numerically related to 828 - i.e. Michayla's apt. is 414 (half of 828). Others are 5328 (5+3=8, 2, 8), etc.

David R Turner

### Manifest questions

Show generally

Does it seem like this show took from LOST in the sense that a phenomenal event starting with a plane crash changed people's lives?

Rob245

Answer: Only superficially. Manifest doesn't even begin with a plane crash, but rather a plane disappearing for 5 years with the assumption that it crashed, which turns out not to be true.

BaconIsMyBFF

In the particulars it seems different, but the overall plot is the same. A seemingly random group on an airplane experience a weird event and spend years trying to figure out what happened. Let's hope the reveal in the final episode is not as disappointing as "LOST" - they're actually all dead.

Answer: Yes, I see the larger connection. There are a lot of movies and shows where people come back from somewhere like car, train, and bus crashes, or even space, war, or who knows where, then try to figure out why. We probably should consider a new genre for plots where the departed or missing return and try to figure out why. Needs a name though. Maybe "Come-back Conundrums" or "Put-back Puzzlers"?

Answer: "The major" is a major general, no major general would go by a title implying a lower rank. Her official DOD photo shows her (and a bunch of other women in uniform) with long loose hair below their collar. Women's hair has to be above the collar or put up, until VERY recently, and if this show is set in 2018 the hair is out of regulations. No major general would have an official photo with hair out of regs.

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