Manifest (2018)

8 mistakes in season 2

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False Horizon - S2-E3

Factual error: In a flashback scene, Dr. Saanvi Bahl is sending a voicemail to her partner on an IPhone 5S, just before Flight 828 takes off. The IPhone 5S was released in September of 2013, and Flight 828 disappeared in April of 2013 in the series. (00:01:08)

Emergency Exit - S2-E7

Factual error: 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.


Return Trip - S2-E6

Factual error: Liver dysfunction is detected when Saanvi sees Theo has bright yellow irises. Jaundice turns the whites of the eyes a dull yellow, not the iris. (00:15:09)

Coordinated Flight - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: In the hospital ben sits next to his wife's bed. Ben has no glasses on. In one cut he has the glasses on and the next they are gone again, then a few seconds later you see him put on the glasses. (00:19:00)

Grounded - S2-E2

Factual error: When Saanvi reads the "paternity confirmed" test results, the child's alleles do not include the obligate/matching allele. (00:27:30)

Unaccompanied Minors - S2-E11

Factual error: The thief Michaela chases down, would actually have a very hard time getting his hands on the cold medicine supposedly used to cook meth. A law was passed in 2006 that requires all retail stores to keep these products behind the counter and in a locked case because they contain pseudoephedrine, which is used in the manufacturing of illegal drugs, i.e. meth. This episode is set in 2019, yet the thief is able to swipe the medicine from the floor display. Not possible. (00:06:20)

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

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Show generally

Question: 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?


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.


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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