Manifest season 4 episode 16 recap: Furball
The second half of part 2 opens with Michaela and Jared enjoying a peaceful moment together on the deck of Tarik’s house, reveling in the calm of being off the grid. Jachaela shippers get everything they have ever dreamed of when the couple goes back inside. The pair kiss, undress, and get in bed together… but that’s the most calm we’re going to get from episode 16.
Back at the detention center, Ben beats himself up over injecting Angelina with the serum and taking away their Callings. Vance attempts to keep him levelheaded as he also fights back at Zimmer for transferring Daly’s body to Gupta’s lab. Meanwhile, Cal and Olive return home with Eden, though they’re still on edge. They can’t find their grandfather, and the house has been turned upside down by Registry agents. Olive and Eden visit Ben at the Registry, and he gives Olive a coded message on Steve’s wherabouts: 5A, which is a direct reference to Michaela’s seat number.
During their visit, an earthquake hits the detention center and a fissure opens, taking Daly’s body and a couple agents into its lava. Chaos ensues in the center, causing Eden to impulsively jump through the broken glass to find Ben. Olive chases after her. Because of the dangerous chaos, Zimmer got the all clear from Washington to enact an immediate isolation protocol. All employees will leave the interior of the building and lock the passengers in behind them. Before leaving, Vance gives Ben keys to the food storage and the ALNI patients.
The cage unlocks once the passengers are officially locked in. Olive reunites with TJ first, then she hugs Ben and tearfully informs him about Eden being missing inside. Eden winds up finding them as they look for her, but that’s the least of their worries. Quinn, a disgruntled guard, reenters the center with a gun, prepared to kill the passengers. He holds the gun directly to Ben’s chest, but Eden talks Quinn down and he leaves them alone.
When Vance breaks the news about Olive and Eden staying with Ben at the detention center, he gets a Calling. It’s dark and he can’t breathe. He sees playing cards fanned out and the numbers 6238. Vance tells Cal he’s the only one who’s still able to have Callings and recognizes the cards as the Every Queen Cooling company that services the detention center. They connect 6238 to a specific van, a dangerous anti-828er, and go to its location.
Even though Michaela has been enjoying her peaceful existence with Jared and helping her father, she’s lost. She feels as though she doesn’t have a purpose without the Callings. Jared opens the door for a neighbor, who brings them a plastic container of food and shares some unwelcome 828 hate. Mick goes for a run and the hateful neighbor takes notice of the Registry bracelet. Tom, the neighbor, fakes an accident to bait Mick on her run and attacks her.
Cal hits Tom over the head to get him off of Mick, revealing that the hateful neighbor was the driver from his Calling. They check inside his van, and he head been plotting to kill the passengers in the detention center with an odorless but poisonous gas the next day. Michaela wonders whether the passengers simply can’t access their Callings anymore, but Cal can. He projects back onto the plane and sees all of the Callings, giving them hope.
- Angelina tries to appeal to the safe house passengers, but they hate her and want her to leave (relatable). Because she’s his only ally, Eagan helps Angelina with getting the safe house passengers to listen to her. She shows them the sapphire in her hand and promises to bring them to salvation. They allow her and Eagan to stay, and since he’s been flirtatious with Angelina, she kisses him on the cheek.
- Ben continues to take on the role of captain of the Lifeboat. He decides to be the leader of the passengers locked in the detention center, delegating responsibilities and organization to continue to help save themselves and the world.
- Does Eden talking Quinn down from killing the passengers mean she has some sort of empathy powers like Zeke?