It would have been simple to overlook the fact that Manifest season 4 still had ten episodes left to air while viewing the tenth episode because everything was rapidly coming to a climax.
A satisfying number of the most sought-after solutions appeared to be within reach. As a result, even though there is definitely still a lot of stories left to tell, a surprising number of questions are eventually resolved in this midseason finale.
But No One Should Delude Themselves.
When it comes to a tale involving the incomprehensible intentions of a higher entity, Manifest will never have all the answers. Viewers have realized that faith has a place at the table, much as Saanvi did in season 3, but when Saanvi points this out to Dr. Gupta, the erstwhile Eureka scientist merely replies, “And perhaps someday we’ll understand how.” Perhaps is the operative word here.
For the time being, it’s sufficient to know that all that would become the next five years of callings was articulated in a sort of omniscient setting of the stage during the six seconds that Flight 828 was in communication with the divine during its disastrous flight. The missions then became a matter of recalling information in the correct order as a plan developed to place everyone in the proper location (in both space and time) to either fight off or survive the impending calamity.
It is practically irrelevant whether we refer to it as Maat’s judgment or the death date was given that we are aware that it marks the end of all of humanity and not just the passengers.
Season 4 of Manifest has demonstrated that it is about mysticism rather than religion or science. The gods of the Delphic Oracle and Moses on Mount Sinai were completely unrelated, and the Freemasons, who allegedly guarded the omega sapphire in New York for generations, are only paying honor to a great architect. Whether it was out of reverence or respect, they all felt a connection to a higher power.
To emphasize how everything is linked to the bigger purpose, Manifest season 4 chose to bring back so many characters from previous seasons, including Marko, Thomas, and Radd. Even Zeke beating the death date had a gorgeously tragic logic to it. He had exactly what was required to give his life for Cal, which will undoubtedly be vital for the continued involvement of the Holy Grail, thanks to the empathetic powers that his rebirth had endowed him with.
As for what Angelina has accomplished, Saanvi was right. What harm could be done by mistreating an entire sapphire if Eureka’s tampering with the portion of Noah’s Ark in Manifest Season 3 led Mother Earth to retaliate?
Particularly one of the “omega” kind, which seems to be connected to historical locations where direct divine contact was made, like the mountain where the Ten Commandments were given. The purest of holy jewels can nevertheless be harmful, despite the fact that the Major’s industrial sapphires may have physically hurt people.
This was made abundantly clear by the false callings that Angelina was able to manifest (pun intended), each of which posed a threat to those attempting to avert the catastrophe. However, with an omega sapphire shard embedded in the misguided young woman’s burned palm, acting as if it were an infinity gem added to Thanos’ gauntlet, it is likely that the destruction is only just getting started.
The unfortunate passengers of Flight 828, who were already subjected to punishment by being required to report to the Registry every week, experienced a similar fate. The crackdown will undoubtedly continue now that the lava flow in New York has started. Only so much can be accomplished internally by Drea and the recently hired Jared, and who knows how long the Stones will be able to escape capture?
Now that Gupta has invaded their covert facility, even Saanvi and Vance have had their claws amputated. Unless they manage to persuade the new powers that be that they can be helpful in defeating Angelina, they’re probably certain to spend some time on the sidelines in the second half of Manifest season 4. Vance was already working on a slush budget from an old op.
Olive and TJ are now left to conduct further studies in search of some form of an answer. If Zeke doesn’t survive, may the twin effect come into play? Or could Eden—the solely empowered non-passenger—show that she is at least as strong as her older brother Cal in the impending battle? Fiona, who made her victorious comeback after being missing in Manifest season 1, seems to believe that Cal has all he needs, and possibly that includes one or more of his sisters.
Even the wheelchair-bound victims of the Major’s experimenting in the first season of Manifest might have another role to play. The snow globe Eden gave Marko explodes when he returns to the hospital ward holding it on his lap, but instead of hurting him with glass shards, it seems to awaken him or at the very least provoke a response that defies his catatonic state. People with ongoing callings may be useful!
Even though there are still another ten episodes to go, Manifest season 4 has answered a tonne of long-standing questions in a way that would please even the most irate showgoer.
The meaning of sapphires or dark lightning will probably always be a subject of discussion, but as long as the loose ends are kept in place, the episode will almost certainly come to a satisfying conclusion. And for that, we can give thanks to god or your preferred kind of divine consciousness.