Manifest (2018)

6 mistakes in season 3

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Compass Calibration - S3-E10

Other mistake: They assemble nine of Cal's drawings into one. But the final arrangement has a white outer border. Clearly a poster that was cut into nine pieces, not nine drawings.

Graveyard Spiral - S3-E6

Factual error: Micaela was pushed off a cliff and landed on a ledge, and tells Zeke she has dislocated her shoulder. Zeke helps her get back to the top, and for the last push, she puts out both arms and Zeke pulls her to safety. Not possible. A person with a dislocated shoulder would not be able to move that arm.


Compass Calibration - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: In season 1, the pilot episode, the tail fin of the plane is blue with a white logo only. Starting season 3, the tail fin has "Montego Airways" written in red above the white logo. In most episodes, the tail fin is shown from the other side than the one shown in the pilot episode but in the last episode, when the tail fin falls in the water, you can see both sides with the red writing above the logo. (00:30:57 - 00:41:27)

Compass Calibration - S3-E10

Factual error: Escorting Saanvi and her colleague to see Dr. Cooper, NSA Agent Tim Powell flashes a gold badge and shouts "NSA" to the officers. NSA agents carry ID Badges, but not gold shields. Further, they would never identify themselves as NSA personnel to outsiders.


Deadhead - S3-E2

Revealing mistake: Grace is lugging two suitcases down the stairs. She is acting as if they are very heavy. Ben offers to help and takes them from her. But he carries one with a bent elbow, and it is obvious that it is not really heavy at all. (00:13:30)


Deadhead - S3-E2

Other mistake: Micaela and her partner are chasing an RV. A man from the RV throws a propane tank in her path. You can tell from the sound and how it bounces that it is empty. When the car hits it, the tank explodes, and she swerves the car into the brush and the airbags deploy. Later, as she is driving on the same road she gets a call that the RV has been spotted. Her car shows no damage. (00:17:44 - 00:29:10)


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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