As recently as two hours before the news, Jeff Rake was still using the hashtag of #SaveManifest on Twitter. At the time of writing, Manifest is #2 on Netflix’s Top 10 list, behind only Kevin’s Hart’s new movie, so it stands as the streamer’s top television show. Considering the showrunner’s previous reveals that there was a six-season plan for Manifest, the show was halfway through the complicated plot that was still thickening as of the Season 3 finale.
The death of Athena Karkanis’ Grace in the Season 3 finale had the potential to be one of Manifest‘s biggest game-changers, not to mention the developments with two of the other stone kids. Poor little Eden was kidnapped, and something happened that Cal somehow aged up several years, to the point that he was the same age as twin sister Olive despite the missing five years of the 828 passengers.
Coming on the heels of another big death, the mysterious Callings getting no less complicated, Saanvi and Ben’s struggles, and the finale confirming that the triangle between Jared, Michaela, and Zeke was still alive (mostly due to Zeke still being alive despite seeming like he was destined for death in Season 2), fans have a lot of unanswered questions to ponder.