01x13 - Cleared for Approach

Previously on "Manifest"...

No matter what I do, I'm the bad guy, and I'm tired of it.

So we're not doing this.

And I love him. I just hope it'll be enough.

SAANVI: Listen, I discovered something in Cal's blood.

It's a marker, and it wasn't there before the plane,

and it turns out that I have it, too.

Did you get a calling, buddy, that told you to come here?

- He's coming.
- Cal.

He's almost here.

I was hiking. There was a blizzard.

I had a vision of you.

I heard you. I-I saw you.

I fell in some sort of cave.

I was burning literally everything I had trying to stay warm.

It was like you were giving me your strength,

willing me to live.

How is it possible you're here?

What year did you leave?


Zeke, it's .


♪ ♪

♪ I woke up this morning ♪

♪ Didn't recognize the man... ♪

That'll be it for you today?

Unless you got pork rinds in the back.

- Yeah, we get more on Tuesday, maybe.

Then I'll be back on Tuesday, maybe.

You look familiar. You been in before?

- Something like that.
- You a climber?

If you're gonna do Gunnar's Hill,

we got some great new gloves you sh...

Nope. Just a hike.

Crazy. Still no trace after, what, four years?

Oh, that plane? It ain't missing.

- Oh, yeah?
- The Russians took it.

Plucked it right out of the sky.

Makes sense.


Okay, you have a great day.

You bet. See you soon.

♪ ♪

MICHAELA: The sleep did you good. Your color looks better.

You want some hot chocolate?


Am I dead?

[SIGHS] No, but...

that would be easier to explain.

A person can't freeze to death in a cave

and then, a year later, walk out alive.

Not on planet Earth.

This is Earth, right?


Yes, it is.

And you did.


We're still trying to figure that out.

Look, why don't you walk me through

everything that you remember?

You said that you were hiking, right?

And then this just monster blizzard hit, came out of nowhere.

So then you took shelter in the cave?

I was packed in. I mean, I didn't have the tools

or the strength to break through the snow and ice.

I tried.

That's where you got the cuts, from trying to dig yourself out?

Mm. Didn't work.

Can I change those?


So, then you remember two weeks passing?

- Thought that was it for me.

- How'd you get out of the cave?

Earthquake or avalanche or something.

Whole mountain shook, and the ice broke away

enough for me to crawl out and,

make my way to the first place I found.

And to the dead girl I kept telling myself to find.

Except I wasn't dead. And I heard you.

And my list of questions grows.

BEN: Well, we can talk about all that on the ride back to the city.

Grace and Cal are loaded in. Let's hit it.

I-I think I'm actually just gonna stay up here for a while.

This place has great cocoa.

We're taking Cal straight to the hospital.

We know someone there that can have a look at you as well.

I'm fine, really.

I just need some time to process everything

before I go back to civilization.

Zeke, you need to come. We don't know if that's infected...

Sorry. I'm not going.

Not yet.

I'll stay with him.


♪ ♪

Excuse us.

♪ ♪

[WHISPERS] What are you doing?

This guy's got to come with us so Saanvi can check him out.

He could hold the key to everything that happened to us.

defied the known laws of physics.

We've got to figure out how the hell a cave did the same thing.

- There has to be a connection.
- Yeah, exactly.

And since he's clearly not coming,

I'll stay here and figure out as much as we can.

All right. I-I-It... Just...

find out as many details as you can about what happened to him.

Look for specific times, locations...

Oh, you mean like a detective?

Ben, I got this. Go take care of your family.

What? Why are you hesitating?

What's the first thing you wanted to do

when the plane landed and we found out?

Contact our family and Jared.


We have been in a cabin for eight hours with Zeke.

He hasn't even asked to use the phone?

We don't know anything about this guy.

He could be part of some elaborate plan by the Major.

Cal and I had a calling about him.

Ben, I think we can trust him.


[SIGHS] All right.

I'll call Jared, see if he can come up...

No. No...


I don't think we should involve him.

It's complicated. I just...

I don't want to be around him right now.


You sure you're all right?

Yeah. Go. I got this.

Be safe.


♪ ♪

He's gonna be fine.
Slight cold symptoms.

Nothing a good night's sleep won't knock out.

Thank you for coming in on your day off.

It's no problem.

I wanted to check on some patients anyway.

Don't you ever take a vacation?

Well, I went to Jamaica.


I guess that kind of went sideways.

Actually, it went sideways

even before the plane disappeared.

The person I was supposed to go with...

Just didn't work out.

Right. B.

The seat beside you was empty.
I can't believe I never...

Yeah. Okay, um, Cal, I think you're ready to go.

Although I think Bernadette just refilled

her famous candy jar at the nurses' station.

- Come straight back.
- One. Only one.

I just... I can't believe it happened again.

- What's his name?
- Zeke.

Okay. I need to run the tests on him

to see if he has the same blood marker that we do.

I was hoping you'd say that

because I don't normally carry things like this around with me.

I hope it's enough to test.

Just please be careful.

We have no idea if the Major's watching us.

If she finds out how Cal led us to the cabin and Zeke...

S-She can never know that.

- No one can.
- Know what?

Uh, nothing.

Do you want to get going?


♪ ♪

♪ ♪

Thank Danny for the truck.

If I see him, I will.

Aren't you coming home with us?

I'm sure Mom would be okay with that. Right, Mom?

Yeah, I could hang out for a while.

That works with your plans, right?

Yes, of course.

What does that mean?

Just that there are some very ignorant people in the world.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

So, if years went by

and we didn't feel it,

where were we?

In some kind of suspended animation?


Uh, we are still waiting for the official handbook

to come out on that. [LAUGHS]

But there are theories, right?

About the plane? Oh, yeah. Tons.

Um, aliens, wormholes,

cryogenic freezing, mass hypnosis...

Honestly, no one knows.


And you just stepped right back into a life

that had moved forward half a decade?

Slammed back in, maybe.

I came back to a world that had completely moved on without me.

But I had my family to ground me.

What about you? Do you have anyone?

Nope. No family.

Tale as old as time.

Someone then? Friends, co-workers?

And what? I just...

call them out of the blue and say,

"Hey, remember me? I went on a hike,"

but then a dead lady from a picture

told me I skipped ahead a year.

"You want to go to Olive Garden?"

- Zeke, look.

I know that it's a lot to process,

- but you have to trust me...
- Look, you're amazing,

and I appreciate everything you've done for me.

But right now, I have two options.

Either you're insane or I am,

and right now, I prefer the former.

I know that this sounds crazy,

but something happened to you in that cave,

and something happened to me on that plane.

Zeke, somehow, we're the same.

ZEKE: [ECHOING] Go back.

Go back.

Did you just hear "Go back"?

What the hell was that?

That was a calling.

You and I, we were both...

Yeah, under the night sky, filled with stars. I know.

And you... you heard my voice say, "Go back"?

Yeah, I heard your voice, which isn't usually how these work.

Usually? There's a usually?

Ever since the plane came back,

a lot of us have been experiencing... callings.

Callings? You mean voices in your head?

Voices, visions. They lead us to uncover things.

That's how Cal knew where to find you

and how I heard you say, "Find her."

Right, there is that.

But we both heard it, which I think means

we're supposed to figure this out together.

"Go back"? W-What does that even mean?

- Go back where?
- I don't know.

Maybe you're supposed to go back to the cave.

How far away is it?

Probably about an hour hike.

But I almost died in that cave.

I think I m-might just sit this one out.

No, we both heard it, which means we're both gonna go.


Can I rest for a bit first, tough guy?

Yeah, of course.

And we're gonna need some supplies.

Okay, I'll go.

Like what?

- Water, compass,

um, flashlights...

pork rinds...

I'm sorry. What?

Pork rinds.

Delicious salty snack.

They still make those, right?

Yeah, unfortunately.

Um, your first craving back is...

I'm a man of many mysteries.

Yeah, I don't think I can handle any more mystery.



Oh, my gosh. I'm so glad that you're back.


But I'm mad at you for scaring me like that.

Come here. Oh, God, you really scared me.

I love you very much. You know that?

- You sure you're okay?
- I know.

Well, we made Rice Krispie treats.

Yep. [CLEARS THROAT] Don't eat 'em all.

[STRAINING] Well, we had to do something.


Are we gonna tell Olive about Cal's callings?

No, we can't take that risk.

Right, but keeping Olive isolated

from the rest of the family, that has its own dangers.

I know, Grace. But people died.

Until we know for sure it's unrelated, I...

Wait. The people who died... that happened right away?

Within a few days of learning about the callings.

Okay, so...

let's just make sure this theory is definitively disproven.

All I have to do is...

live, right?


So now what?

I wish I knew.

♪ You shine like a star ♪

♪ You know who you are ♪

Do you have any pork rinds?

Yeah. Check over there. There might be one or two left.

♪ She's hot, hot like the sun ♪

♪ The loneliest one ♪

♪ Still everything beautiful ♪

♪ ♪

Can I take this?


Real tragedy.

Body's never been found.

'Course, I got a pretty good idea what really happened.

♪ ♪


He offed himself.

Yeah? Why do you think that?

His sister, Chloe, died on this same mountain in .

Cursed family, I guess.


♪ ♪

How'd you get that many letters?

- Wait a second.
- This... Excuse me.

Mind your own letters.


No. What?


You guys keep playing.
I'll get the door.


- Jared.
- Hey, Grace.

Sorry to just show up.

No, not at all. Come on in.

How's Cal?

See for yourself.



Hi, guys.

'Sup, little man? How's it going?

- Ugh. I have a "Q."

Other than that, he's great.


Thanks for what you did yesterday.

Of course.

Have you guys heard from Mick?

I'm starting to get worried, actually.

Uh, she's fine.

The cell service up there is pretty spotty.

Why's she still up there?

Said she wanted some alone time, decompress.



MAN: Freaks!

Everyone okay?

Stay inside!

Just... don't get up.

♪ ♪

- Hey!

Hey, stay here. I'm going after them.

♪ ♪



♪ ♪





They were out of pork rinds.



Look. I get it, okay?

The first time that I had a calling,

I wanted to pretend that it wasn't happening, too.

But you can't just run away from this.

I'm not. I just sort of walking away.

To go where? Your family?

I told you. I don't have any family.

What about Chloe?

♪ ♪

My sister? Yeah, she was family.

She was the best version of family.

And she's dead.


How did you...

This was still hanging at the bait shop.

Guy there really likes to talk.

Oh, I remember.

Look, Zeke, I'm sorry, okay?

I know how hard that kind of loss can be.

No, you don't know.

After Chloe died,

my family was ripped apart from the inside out,

and this whole area is a constant reminder of that.

So what I'd really like to do right now

is to leave this place and to go find the nearest bar.

Look, I'm sorry, Zeke. I need you to

show me where the cave is.

I can't explain why exactly,

but I know that we need to do it together.

I'm trusting you. I'm asking for you to trust me.

♪ ♪

Fine. I'll take you to the cave.

But then I need to get the hell off this mountain, okay?


Oh, and, uh, by the way, I lied.

♪ ♪


[SIGHS] And that's all it recorded

before they ruined the camera.

We got the brick and the paint can.

Hopefully we can get the prints off them.

Hope so, 'cause we can't I.D. them from the footage.

They knew what they were doing.

Yeah, they had a getaway plan.

I mean, I lost them pretty quickly.

Kids are coping all right, I think.

And we'll post a car outside,

make sure these punks don't come back.

Thank you. I mean, who would do this?

Do you think it could be those crazy people

who stand around, holding up signs,

like that woman who came up to Cal on the street?

No, they think we're practically deities.

They're trying to, I don't know, worship us.

I just don't see them throwing bricks through our window.

But we need to find out who did.

Let us do the police work, okay?

Guys, we'll get them, all right?



How much farther?

We're close now. It's just ahead.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

Here it is.

It's amazing.

I'm not a big fan.


♪ ♪


Got a thing for rocks?

I'm sending it to my brother.

Ah. He's got a thing for rocks?

He's got a thing for puzzles,

and this cave just so happens to be

part of a really, really big one.

Come on. Let's see what the calling wants us to find.

♪ ♪

Hey, Ollie.

How you... holding up with all this?

I'm okay.

You know, it's kinda hard to believe

that there are people out there that hate you and Cal.

They don't hate us. They... hate an idea.

The idea that you came back...


But w-we didn't. We're the exact same people who left.

I know. Except for the callings.

Olive, how did you...

Cal told me... a long time ago.

And here you are, living.

He said it was like trying to keep a secret from himself.

And he couldn't do it.

The twin thing.

Dad, you could've told me.

You could've trusted me.

No. Honey, this has nothing to do with trust.

I trust you infinitely.

I was trying to protect you.


Look, I know I don't get the callings like you and Cal.

But this?

This is happening to all of us.


Starting now, it's a wide-open book between you and me.

No more secrets. Deal?


♪ ♪

Doesn't look like a time-space portal, does it?

No, it looks like a cave.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

This is where I decided not to burn your picture.

Oh, thank you.

No, thank you.

Your photo was the one thing that kept me going.

♪ ♪

I'm, uh, not totally sure what we're supposed to find.

♪ ♪

Yeah, me either.

Hey, Zeke, you can't just...

ZEKE: [ECHOING] Go back. Go back.

[SIGHS] What the hell? Why again?

I don't know. Maybe I was wrong.

Maybe it's not about the cave. I don't know.

The calling said to go back, but to go back where?


The stars.

We were hearing your voice.

Zeke, what do "stars" mean to you?


♪ ♪

I gave it to Chloe for her th birthday.

She loved it so much.

And after s...

I've worn it ever since.

The calling wasn't about the cave.

It was about your sister.

♪ ♪

You came back here because of her.

♪ ♪

Step .

- I don't...
- Alcoholics Anonymous.


I was stuck at ...

"Admit to a higher power, to ourselves,

and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs."

♪ ♪

Zeke, what did you come here to admit?

♪ ♪

That I killed her.

I didn't mean to.

But I killed my little sister.

♪ ♪


- Hey.
- [GASPS] Oh.

- Sorry.
- Hi.

Thank you for coming.

Uh, if you couldn't say it over the phone,

I assume you have news.

He's one of us.

Zeke has the same ischemic blood marker.

So he wasn't lying.

Whatever happened to us on that plane

also happened to Zeke in his cave.


Okay, w-we need to look for any common properties

between the plane and the cave...

uh, size, dimensions, uh, I don't know,

mineral composition, ley lines, anything.

I've already started cross-referencing maps of the area

with weather data from .

There was an electrical storm

in the center of this blizzard, Ben.

It's extremely rare, but it can happen.

- Dark lightning?
- I can't prove it, but it tracks.

Zeke said he felt something like an earthquake.

Maybe that was the terrestrial equivalent of the turbulence.

This is so huge.

We have an entirely new data point.

So, we can focus our research on finding

any similarities between the two events, maybe more.

- Meaning what?
- Aftershock theory.

The plane was the earthquake.

This is the aftershock.

♪ ♪


- Jared got 'em.
- Got who?

Uh, some people spray-painted an "X" on our front door

and then threw a brick through our window.

Ben, oh, my God. Is everyone okay?

Yeah, for now. But these people seem to really hate us.

They don't even think we're human.

Please be careful.

I worry about you.

Kind of wishing that B was still around.

Ben, the world as we know it,

from a scientific standpoint, has changed.

I am neck-deep in it.

This is exactly where I want to be.

- This is my happy place.
- Just please be careful.


What do you mean you killed her?

I was .

I thought I was too old to come camping with my family.

Chloe wasn't allowed to go to the ravine,

so I said I would take her.

But then...

then I got a phone call from some girl I barely knew.

I should've said, "I'll call you back in an hour,"

but I was stupid...

and selfish.

And I told my little sister,

"Stop bugging me. I'm on the phone."

Those were the last words I ever said to her.

Less than an hour later, they pulled her dead body up.

There's a memorial in her honor where she died,

but I've never had the guts to go see it...

let alone tell my parents what I did.

I destroyed my entire family.

I've never told anyone.


And it is eating me alive with guilt.

Zeke, you were years old.

No. P-Please, don't... don't do that.

Don't try to tell me it wasn't my fault.

No, it was. It was your fault.

My best friend was killed in a car accident.

I was driving,

and I had...

I'd been drinking.

♪ ♪

So, yeah, no matter what the world wants to tell me,

it was my fault.

♪ ♪

So, how do you move forward?

♪ ♪

Step .

♪ ♪

I think I might know what this voice wants.

Maybe I'm supposed to go back to Chloe's memorial,

to where she died.


♪ ♪

So, why am I being interrogated and not these passengers?

Two of them stole a damn airplane

and were gonna fly into who knows what

till the military finally shot it out of the sky.

This guy's prints are on the paint canister.

He sells 'em, and he touches all of 'em.

And he says he has an alibi. We'll look into it.

So you don't think he's involved?

Oh, he's involved.

[SCOFFS] Look at this.

A few days ago, he registered an anti- website.

So, what do they do?

They released these passengers, these imposters,

send them off like seeds in the wind...

seeds of hate, destruction, terrorism.

We need to track down every one of them

and stop them before it's too late.

If the government won't do it, the people will.


people on this site.

Can we have it shut down?

It's not the only one, Ben.

Ever since Daly stole that plane,

the idea that passengers are terrorists

is starting to spread, and fast.

We're the terrorists?

Nine of us, who were experimented on like lab rats,

are laying catatonic in a facility

under false identities for their own protection.

Kelly Taylor was murdered for coming back.

Harvey Stein jumped off a building.

We're not the bad guys here.

We just want to be left the hell alone.


Hey, Vasquez, got an update on the armored car homicide.

Give me a sec.



♪ ♪


Sorry. Different case.


Look, Ben. Why don't you go home?

There's nothing you can do here right now.

Sounds like there's nothing anyone can do.

We might have to let him walk today, but we'll get him.

Just give us some time.

♪ ♪



Chloe, I, uh...



No, I can't do this.


Okay. Okay.

Why don't you just tell me about her instead?

Oh, this is where I talk about how sweet

and kind and smart she was, right?

I don't know. Was she?


I mean, she was smart.

But God, she was bossy.

She used to get this look on her face,

and I swear we would all just step aside.

One time at dinner, my parents were onto me about my grades,

not living up to my potential,

and Chloe summoned this massive burp.

I mean, like, the mother of all belches.

Everyone was laughing, but my mom was like, "Chloe,"

a-and Chloe turned to answer, but instead let out another one.


And she leaned over to me, and she said, "You owe me big-time."

♪ ♪


And she was right.

I do owe her.


♪ ♪

After my parents put this in, they kept wanting me

to come up here and build a cairn.

It's a little stone monument.

I used to build 'em with Chloe.

♪ ♪

She called them "fairy towers."

♪ ♪

Let's build one.



Can't just use any old rock.

We need flat surfaces,

starting with the biggest, flattest rock we can find.

- Okay.
- And the stacking is precise.

All right.

♪ ♪


Well, my plan may not be much,

but the new doorbell kicks ass.

Oh, you're crushing it.

- Here. I'll get that.

What's this peacock?

It's for my mythology class.

♪ ♪

I think it may be more than that.

What do you mean?


A few weeks ago, I had a calling...

a vision... of a peacock.

This... This can't be a coincidence.

Well, what do you want to know?

All this ancient symbolism stuff is kinda my jam.

Well, I've done some research,

and peacocks are an early Christian

and Byzantine symbol for resurrection.

Well, they probably adopted it from the Greeks and Romans,

who thought peacocks represented immortality.

They were also messengers for the goddess Juno.


♪ ♪

This is a message. Tell me more about Juno.

Ben? Have you seen your phone?

- No. Why?
- Jared just texted.

They let Cody Webber go.


You know who I am?

Yeah, I do.

What the hell are you doing here?

You came to my home to deliver a message.

Now I have one for you.

Stay away from my family.

Sure, we'll stay away on one condition.

You explain to us exactly why you came back.

- I had no control over this.
- Uh-huh.

I suppose your pilot friend had no control

over the airplane he stole.

All of you are just a ticking time bomb.

It's a cute kid.

I wonder if he bleeds.


♪ ♪

If you come anywhere near a member of my family again,

then you will know exactly what someone

who has already died once...

- ...is willing to do.

♪ ♪


Look. Look at what they're posting.

These are innocent people they're threatening.

Is that right?

You come into my place of business,

threaten me, destroy my property?

And it was all live-streamed.

♪ ♪



Hey, love?

You should really stay inside like we talked about.

How long are they gonna protect us?

I don't know. A while?

What's up, Calamander?

Sweetie, talk to me.

What is it? Are you scared?

What's wrong with me? Am I a freak?

No. Of course not.

Cal, you can't listen to those people.

They don't know you.

- I don't know me, either.
- I do.

I know you.

But you don't know where I went or how I came back.

How do you know I'm still me?

♪ ♪

Yeah, you're right. There are a lot of things I don't know.

But I know exactly who you are.

You're the little boy

who spent the first three weeks of preschool

peeking out from behind my leg.

The kid who once put his hand into this metal grate

to pull out a Matchbox car

and cut his arm... right here.

- It was my third...
- Third-best Matchbox car?

I know. Because I know you.

I would know if you weren't you.

A mom would know.

I can see

right into your heart,

and you're you.

You're my little boy,

my very same little boy.

But now I can do some weird stuff.

Some pretty awesome stuff.

You want to know what my favorite awesome thing you can do is?

Make a killer lasagna.

What do you say? You want to help?


We were monitoring his website.

I had a squad car posted a block away

just waiting for him to slip up.

But instead...

If you ever come anywhere near a member of my family again,

you will know exactly what someone

who has already died once is willing to do.

[KEY CLICKS] Because of your little performance,

his website's doubled its traffic in the last hour,

and it's growing by the minute.

Ben, you played right into their hands.

And you used me to get his information, didn't you?

Took it right off my police report.

I'm sorry, Jared, but you know me.

I'm not gonna just sit back and wait

for the next bad thing to happen to my family.

You can't go looking for it, either.

This is a desk appearance ticket.

They're letting you walk, but if this happens again,

I can't help you.

Neither can Michaela.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

I think this is exactly what I needed to do,

and yet I don't feel any better.


Yeah, it's not magic.

It's not gonna change right away.

But it begins to feel less heavy.

It's a start.

♪ ♪

I don't think there's anyone else who can understand this,

could understand me.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

MICHAELA: [ECHOING] Go back. Go back.


- Your voice.
- My voice.

We're not done yet, are we?

Last time, we heard your voice.

But this time we heard mine,

so maybe you're supposed to come back with me.

- Go back where?
- I don't know. Back home?

- Back to the world?
- I'm not sure the world wants me back.

You have no idea how miserable I made everyone.

They do not want to see me again.

Zeke, your parents lost both of their children.

Could you imagine what they would do to get one of them back?


But just not yet.

I need to do a little work first.

If this truly is my second chance, I want to make it count.

I'll go back with you.

But me going back into the world?

That's for another day.


♪ ♪

Goodbye, Chlo.

I love you.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Sorry. I should've knocked.

No, it's fine.

Besides, I saw you on the new camera you installed.

Thank you.

You don't have to do this.

I do, actually.

'Cause it's the only thing I can do.

Can't stop people from hating us for no reason.

I can't tell my son how or why this is happening to him.

So... the only thing I can do

is to try to take this ugly mark off my family's house.

So, please, just... let me do it.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

It's our family.

♪ ♪

We're supposed to be a team.

This is your home.

And I need you here.

♪ ♪

I need you here.

♪ ♪

I love you so much.

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It is beautiful up here.

I have an idea.


How 'bout we just stay up here and forget the world?

I'm starting to like this place again.

But I'm assuming you have something to get back to.

I'm not exactly sure.

But, yeah, I should probably go deal with it.

I just keep wishing that I could redo my whole re-entry, but...

I'm not sure what I would've done

to change the way that it turned out.

Maybe that's why I was supposed to find you...

to help me change mine.

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