01x03 - Turbulence

Previously on "Manifest"...

You've all been missing, presumed dead, for / years.

But aren't you seeing things, hearing things in your head?

If anyone has answers, it's someone on that plane.

- No, you're merely detained.

- Actually, we're not.

You're instructed to observe a strict media blackout.

You could've played the cop card eight hours ago.

I want eyes on all of them.

But I'm beginning to think that

they didn't tell us everything that was going on.

JARED: What am I supposed to do?

Leave Lourdes at home every day knowing I'm at work with the woman who literally was my first choice to spend the rest of my life with?

My friend died.

We had a car accident.

You were the driver and you'd been drinking?

CAL: I miss my stuff...

my rock collection.

Olive, whose locker is this?

Friend of Mom's, all right?

"Friend." [GUNSHOT]

I'm finally on the plane.

I know.

First they screw up my reservation, then I get bumped to another flight.

Not exactly doing wonders for my vacation Zen.

So, you and Grace, must've been nice to get a break.


Yeah, we've been getting a little lost in the shuffle, the two of us, so...

This was good.

Yeah, you needed a little Jamaica.

Little lime in the coconut.


The stress you're under, I don't know how you're doing it.


You can't imagine?

Don't change the subject.

You've been drowning in stress.

I'm just saying, if you and Grace can handle this, you can handle anything.

Thank God it's a short flight.

I'm never flying Montego again.

I'd rather die.




♪ ♪ CAL: You can only use three new letters.




Let's go.

Brush your teeth.

I'll be right up.

Three letters...

no cheating.

Okay, okay.

- Goodnight, bud.

- Goodnight.

REPORTER: A shocking new development tonight

in the story of Flight .

Unconfirmed reports point to a murder investigation.

- Mick.

- In recent days,

Taylor has been extremely candid,

not only about her experience on Flight ,

but on her treatment by authorities since her return.

She was murdered?

She's been all over the news.

- You think there's a connection?

- Let's not jump to conclusions.

I'm gonna go find out what's going on.

Wait, are you saying she was killed - because she went on TV?

- Hey...

Because all of you have been in the press, - I know...

I know.

- including Cal.

That woman ambushing him on the street.

We just need to keep Cal close.

We need to be careful.

Olive, come straight home from school tomorrow.

I don't know for sure what happened,

but I'm beginning to think that they didn't tell us

everything that was going on.

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ What are you doing?

OLIVE: Our little secret.


Saanvi, hey.

You watching this?

You think we need to be worried?

I think we need to keep our heads down.

I'm gonna find out more.

Listen, I discovered something in Cal's blood.

It's a marker,

a protein.

It wasn't there before the plane, and it wasn't produced by the cancer.

I've never seen it before. I don't know what it signifies.

Is it harmful?

It doesn't point to a tumor or any environmental toxins or a parasitic infection.

At the airport when we were detained, remember they gave us those vitamin boosters, electrolytes?

I mean, there could've been something in any of that.

Yeah, I kept notes on everything.

I'll have to run some more tests,

but I'll keep you posted.


Hey, if you see anything worrisome...


Yeah, okay.











I need you to drive me to Long Island.

I have the address for Kelly's house.

I picked it up on the scanner.

How'd they let you back on the job?

Because I didn't tell them.

Look, of course I have to drive and I will, just...

- not tonight.


♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Okay, so, um, just remember when we get there, stay in the car.

- I'll deal with it.


No chance.

This isn't Uber.

If I'm going there, I'm getting some answers.

No, Ben, it's noticeable enough that we are miles outside of my jurisdiction, let alone with my civilian brother in tow.

Your civilian brother who helped you find two kidnapped girls.

The cops were useless without us.

That does not make you a detective all of a sudden.

I'm at the center of this just like you.

So is Cal.

And Grace is scared.

Rightly so.

And I need to protect my family.

If we're being targeted, I need to know who's coming after us and why.

Yeah, that's exactly what I plan on finding out.

I am not gonna be a bystander.

- You know me.


I feel helpless enough as it is, cooped up at home, stressing all day.

At least you've had a job to go back to.

I know I can contribute here, Mick.

We're doing this together or I'm turning the car around.

This is so off-the-charts out of line.

They'll think I'm your partner.


Not a word, okay?

Scout's honor.





That was fast.

Where do these people come from?

Kelly made herself famous.

She was the face of Flight .

Looks like they already have a suspect.

- Can I help you?

- I'm Michaela Stone, NYPD.

Mind if I we have a look?

- You on a field trip?

- I picked up the chatter.

Might connect to a case we're looking at.

Do me a solid.

We'll be in and out.

Victim's inside.

I'll walk you in.


Looks like a robbery gone bad.

Perp entered here, went out the back door.

The victim was alone in the house.

Husband was out at a business dinner.

What did they get?

Gold necklace...

that's it.

Husband says she was wearing one.

There are burn marks on the neck.

Killer must've yanked it off.

Oh, my God.

Single gunshot to base of skull.

Bullet went through and through.

Looks like a . .

She's got some scraping and bruising on her arms and back.

You think this was targeted?

She was on Flight , all over the news.

Talk about a crazy magnet.

You see our candle-toting friends outside?

We saw you got a suspect.

Guy in the car, you think he's one of them?

Our witnesses put him out front on and off all day.

We picked him up two blocks over.

He had blood on his clothes, we're assuming hers.

We got a neighbor who saw him running from the house.

What about the gun?

Must've tossed it, necklace, too.

We'll find them.

Detective Donovan?

Robert Vance, NSA.

I'm gonna have to take charge of this investigation.

Excuse me?

Anything Flight related is a matter of national security.

Are you aware you have two acquaintances of the victim on your scene?

I-I wouldn't call us acquaintances.

They both were on Flight .

You can escort these two outside.


I owe you one.

♪ ♪ The killer one of them?

Doesn't make sense.

Why not?

If they're fanatics...

These people don't want to harm us.

Maybe this one did.

Maybe he thinks we're, I don't know, aliens or demons or something.

Then why is the NSA here taking charge of a routine homicide investigation?


Look, that must be the husband.

♪ ♪ Mr. Taylor?

I'm Michaela Stone.

This is my brother, Ben.

We were on the flight with Kelly.

We're so sorry for your loss.

I told her not to talk.

On TV, all those interviews, all that attention.

She didn't care.

She said she had to do it.

Had to?

Did she talk about someone or something telling her...


She had a calling...

her exact words.

OFFICER: Sir, the medical examiner needs your signature.

What did she mean by that, Mr. Taylor?

No, wait, Mr. Taylor, what...

A calling.

Like a voice in her head.

What if that's it, Ben?

What if this calling got her killed?


♪ ♪ Okay, so...

we'll keep being careful, but we have to live our lives.

I have to get back to work.

I mean, our expenses just doubled.

BEN: I know, and I've got to get a job.

- I'm on it.

- Well, that's great.

I'll see what I can sniff out.


You don't...

have to do this on your own, okay?

Not anymore.

♪ ♪ Hey, Calamander, you want to see where I work?

Why don't I take him for the day, give you a chance to sniff?


iPad, headphones, shoes, grab those spelling sheets.


Just be careful.

♪ ♪ KELLY: Completely ridiculous turbulence.

Off the charts.

Look, I'm just going to own my truth.


If... If I'm going to own my truth,

it felt like they thought we were the ones

who are responsible

for whatever happened to that plane.

But none of them seem suspicious.


I mean, if I'm supposed to own my truth,

don't you think they should, too?

So, I just got off the phone with Detective Donovan out in Syosset.

He seemed a little steamed.

Yeah, I know it was out of line.

You took your brother into a crime scene.

Jared, the victim was from Flight .

If that's the reason that she was killed, then I need to know because I could be next, or Ben or Cal.

Now the NSA's taken over the case.

I need information.

You need to stop.

You're gonna get yourself in trouble, Mick.

I will, but...

maybe you could make some calls?



I'll see what I can do.


♪ ♪ Incognito much?

Does this make me Starsky?


Look, I got it.

"Own your truth." That's what Kelly was hearing in her head.

That was her "set them free." Her calling.

How do you know?

Because it called me, too.

"Own your truth"?

You heard that?

Yeah, or felt it.

It came to me out of the blue.

That's why Kelly did all those interviews.

Yeah, accusing the government of lying...

"own your truth." Who knows who else she pissed off?

She could've made all kinds of enemies.

We have to go back to the husband.

- Yeah, I agree.


We have people coming, family.

I had to cover the blood stains on the carpet with a throw rug.


Do you recall Kelly ever using the phrase "own your truth"?

As of two days ago, all the time.

She was saying all kinds of crazy stuff after she came back.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

House is too fancy, we have too much.

She wanted a simple life.

Bought her this gorgeous necklace.

I had to beg her to wear it.

And then all of a sudden she's on TV talking about the government?

She hated politics.

Did Kelly ever feel like she was in danger?


You're talking about the clicking sounds on the phone?

Black SUVs on the street?

- My housekeeper saw them, too.


Christine, the black SUVs?

All day and night.

Vern and Susie are here.

Go, go.

We can see ourselves out.

She was under surveillance by the government, by Vance.

It's been terrible.

Reporters at the door, those people outside with their candles.

Did you see them?

They refuse to leave.

What can you tell us about the last few days?

How did Kelly spend her time?

W-Was there anything unusual?

It's all been unusual.

The press appearances, avoiding the followers.

Yesterday she got her hair done at the mall.


When she came back, there were bruises on her arms and she looked upset.

She said she'd fallen.

Fallen how?

What else did she say about that?

Hey, Christine.

Can you help, please?

There's more.

Okay, this is now officially inappropriate.

Come on, let's go.




WOMAN: Heartbreaking.

Evie was such an amazing human being.

You're not welcome here.

How could you?

How could you come here?

Get out of this house.

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Come on.


are you gonna tell me how you're doing?

Not bad.

Needs acid.

It's over.

- I ended it.

- With Danny?


And you're sure you're okay with that?

I'm just saying.

I have my husband back, Rob.

He's the man I fell in love with.

He's the man I had children with.

I get it, I get it, I do.

It's just, uh, this is gonna sound insane, but I'm a little protective of Danny.

Kind of seems like you're cheating on him.





it feels a little that way for me, too.

♪ ♪ Hi, Beverly.

I'm really sorry to show up like this, but...

I'm here because I need to own my truth.


Lovely to see you.

Come in.


Come in.

Oh, come, look.

Have you seen the new curtains?

Ah, wanted something simple, but they lift the entire room.


I didn't think you'd want to see me.

Of course I do.

It's so nice to have you here.

I'm going on about these curtains, but I love these orange panels that I added.

Oh, wait a minute.


Michaela's here.




Still the same age.


Evie's not here, hon.

She's at the market, remember?

She went to the store.

She'll be home soon.

She doesn't know that...

I stopped telling her.

I couldn't give her that news and watch her life collapse every minutes.

♪ ♪ Hey.

So, I did some digging.

What is it?

What happened?


I'm good.

What do you, uh...

What do you got?

I'm not gonna stop asking, so...

why don't you save us both some time?

I went to Evie's house, and I saw her parents.

Why would you do that to yourself?

I don't know, Jared, 'cause the last time I saw them...

Mick, it wasn't your fault.


You were cleared.

The department did an investigation, and they cleared you.

You can't put yourself through that again.



Don't waste your miracle on your pain.

You deserve better.

So, um...

So, I looked at Kelly Taylor and her husband, Patrick.

No criminal records for either.

They own some commercial properties.


rental workspace building,

- downtown mall, a couple gas stations.

- Kelly owned a mall?

Nothing fancy.

More like a shopping center near a subway.

Shoe shine, doughnuts, hair salon...

Thank you.

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ So, nothing on your phone?

No clicking noises, static?

No, nothing.

Honestly, surveillance tech has gotten so advanced, I don't even know what I'm looking for.

So, I've been running my own tests, pulled some of my own blood, ran a panel.

And it turns out that I have it, too.


It's that same marker that Cal has.

So, could we all have it?

It's possible.

Still don't know what it is.

My next step is to run an MRI on myself

if I can fake my way into a machine.


Did you find something?

I'll call you back.


Hi, Mr.





Last time I saw you, you were too short to ride the Cyclone.

So, uh, how was your flight?

Yeah, this must be even weirder for you.

If you're looking for Cal, you're in luck.


Check it out, it's Kevin.

He's enormous.



So, we should go for pizza sometime at Queen M's, like the old days.

You know what, Kevin?

I bet you play Fortnite.

Cal just got it, and he's catching up.

You could show him some moves.

Oh, y-yeah.

I'm actually here to see Olive.

I-I think she's upstairs.

Uh, oh.

Hi, Kevin.

Uh, hey, Ms.


You know, we're actually just about to have dinner.

Why don't you text Olive later, okay?

Uh, sure.

Oh, hey, how did it go today?



I found something.

Outside in the garden.

The side gate was left open.

What are you saying...

someone was back there?

There were footprints in the soil.

- It was Olive.

- What?

She snuck out last night.

Probably to see Kevin.

What is your deal?!

Nothing's my deal!

You snuck out your bedroom window!

Okay, no yelling.

Is that true... out the window?

Don't get me wrong, it's impressive, just it's not safe for any of us to be out alone at night.

All right, I know you're not used to it, Dad, but I'm allowed to see my boyfriend.

Not in the middle of the night you're not.


You guys need to work this out.


Sweetie, can we have a couple minutes, please?

What did I do?

- Just...


Go on, bud.

Okay, I don't love that she snuck out either.

She's still getting used to things.

- We all are.

- If we had gone up to her room in the middle of the night and found her missing...

I know.

But Kevin's been really great for her.

Please, let's not overreact.

She will be fine.

I promise you.

You're good at this.


At Olive?

Well, I've had a lot of practice.

- And good news is - [DOOR OPENS]

no bad guys in the garden, right?



I'm gonna go talk to her.

In here.

Okay, I've got something.

How'd Evie's parents go?

No, it went badly.

Just listen.

Kelly went to the mall to get her hair done and came back with bruises, right?

That's what the housekeeper said.

It was her mall, Ben.

Kelly and her husband owned the mall.

Her calling was "own your truth."

What if she was making a connection between the two?

Kelly's husband said her calling led her to go on TV.

Yeah, maybe she didn't know what it meant, like us with the Pyler girls, remember?

We thought it was about freeing the dogs.

Ben, any one of us could be next.


♪ ♪

♪ We're gonna make it happen ♪

♪ Gonna make it happen, yeah ♪

I don't know, does this really look like a place kelly "Bling" Taylor would come to get her hair done?

Fair point.

♪ I'm gonna tell everybody ♪

♪ I need a change ♪

Excuse me.

Can we have a word?

What the hell?

You didn't say there'd be running!

Hey, stop!

We just want to talk!


♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

TAMI: Mr. Taylor, he only rents to illegals.

He takes percent of your profit, and if you don't pay, he calls immigration.

And is that why you attacked Kelly?

I didn't attack her.

I-I was trying to get away.

I push her and she fell.

I-I didn't have the money.

I thought she was there to collect, but she wasn't.

She said she was going to stop him now that she's back.

She said she was sorry.

Did she say anything about owning her truth?

Those were her exact words.

She followed her calling.

She started shutting down the family business.

You're thinking it was the husband?

♪ ♪ Okay, so I need to know why you broke our code, because you ratted me out to Mom and Dad.

Our twin code?

Yes, Cal.

Never did that, like, ever.

I just wanted you to be safe, like Dad said.


Okay, so you didn't want to get back at me because of Kevin?

He was my best friend, and now you and him are...

I don't even know what you're doing.

Cal, he wasn't your best friend.

I was.

All right?

I still am.

Because you're my twin?

How are we even twins anymore?

Look at me.

♪ ♪

I'm not inclined to provide information on my detectives without going through channels.

Captain, I'm not suggesting she's done anything wrong, but Michaela Stone remains a person of interest in the most perplexing investigation ever to cross any of our desks.

Look, she's been nothing short of remarkable since she returned.

Solved a major abduction case.

- Two young girls.

- We heard.

I've been wondering how she did that, second day home.

Maybe you could show me that case file, Captain.

Of course.

You must be proud having such a, uh, talented girlfriend, Detective Vasquez.

She's not my girlfriend.

- I'm married.

- Oh, I'm sorry.

Former girlfriend for whom you're doing favors.

Sticking your neck out, poking around in Kelly Taylor's murder.

That was just a routine inquiry.

Not so routine and a matter far beyond your jurisdiction.

Look, Detective, I'm...

I'm just a guy working a case, same as you, and I'm hoping you'll be inclined to help me out.

I need to know what Michaela Stone's doing, where she's going, who she's seeing.

Regular reports.

You'll be serving your country and saving your job.

You don't want to cross me, Detective.

♪ ♪


We're taking statements from the other tenants.

This is a win, Michaela.

Kelly's husband is a total slumlord.

Blackmail, extortion, harassment.

And the only thing he didn't do was kill his wife.

How can we be so sure?

Because there's no evidence.

His alibi is airtight.

Six witnesses place him at the restaurant.

He didn't make any major withdrawals indicating a murder for hire.

Kelly turned on him.

She was taking down...

Meanwhile, the other guy has Kelly's blood on his clothes, and an eyewitness puts him at the scene.

And yet no recovered murder weapon, no recovered necklace.

There's a lot of eyes on you right now.

You need to start thinking clearly, all right?

You need to be a cop.



♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪


♪ ♪



♪ ♪ ♪ ♪


♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

Who are you?!

What do you want?!

I'm Lindsay!

I'm a friend of Grace!

Olive forgot her shin guard.

She gave me her keys.

I am sorry.

I didn't know who you were.

I thought you were an intruder.

It's okay.

Can I drive you somewhere?

No, no, I'm good.

- Lindsay.


I am so sorry.

I'll tell you what, I will do all of your snacks for the next year.

LINDSAY: Grace, Grace, it's okay.

I know you've been through a lot.

See you at the game next week.


All right, you need to tell me right now, how many more men have keys?

Who else am I gonna find...


I was on my own for / years.

And all I wished for every day was for you to still be here.

But you weren't here, and so yes, I gathered a village around me.

Lindsay helped with Olive's soccer.

Justin fixed the bathroom sink, Rob kept me sane at work.

They helped me through an impossibly difficult time.

♪ ♪

And none of those men are the one man you're really asking about.

You don't know that man.

You've never met him.

And you will never have to because you came home.

You're finally home.

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

Hello, Michaela.

You know me?

You're one of the chosen.

I know you all.

Michaela Beth Stone.

You've returned to us.

What about Kelly Taylor?

Did you kill her, Isaiah?

I would sooner kill myself.

Then tell me what happened.

I heard the sound of a gun, and I went to her.

I-I ran to her.

She died in my arms.

Then you what, stole her necklace?

I don't care about her earthly possessions.

I care about her.

They think you killed her, Isaiah.

If you're innocent, you need to tell them.

You need to fight back.

I'm not afraid of prison.

I've been here before.

In this life, I will serve my penance.

When I die, I will return.

I will be like you, Michaela.

I will be pure.

Trust me, I am far from pure.

Because you haven't unburdened yourself, for there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, nothing concealed that will not be illuminated.

What have you concealed, Michaela, even from yourself?

♪ ♪ I'm sorry, I need to tell you what happened the night of the accident.

Beverly's gone.

- What?

- I was outside for maybe minutes.

I called .

They said I've got to stay here in case she comes back.

I'm sorry, but I don't have a car right...

I walked here.

Take ours.

Please, go.


♪ ♪ Whoo!

I am the director of driving.

No, you are not if you can't even say "designated driver."


You're my designated friend, and I love you.

Evie, tonight was supposed to be my night to celebrate, and instead, I get to be the grown-up because a cute bartender was feeding you shots.

What are you doing?

I'm calling Uber.

No, I need my car in the morning, and you're totally fine.

No, dude, don't do this to me.

Okay, never mind.

- I got this.

- Evie.


No, you don't.


Michaela, Michaela, Michaela, Michaela.




♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [HORN HONKING]



♪ ♪ You're okay now, okay?

You're okay.

♪ ♪ Okay, wait here.


Just stay there, okay?

Hey, are you okay?


♪ ♪ Hands on the wheel now!


♪ ♪ Now, walk me through it from the beginning.

I need to see him.

Can I see him?

That's not gonna happen, Christine.

Patrick needs me.

He's gonna be a mess.

Two nights ago, you went to Patrick and Kelly's residence.

She was alone.

You went into the house.

You had a gun.


She was dead.

She died.

And who was there for him every day for years?


You two are a couple?

No, no.

It wasn't like that.

Didn't need to be.

Patrick ate better, looked better, was better, which made me better, made me whole.

We had a life together.

So you shot Kelly Taylor in the head?

She was supposed to be dead.

She doesn't get to come back flaunting that necklace like she's the Queen of Sheba and treat me like some kind of servant, like I'm the maid.

And yet you were.

She was dead.



Yeah, I have some questions.

Honestly, Jared, I was in the right place at the right time.

You're still going with that, huh?

That wasn't a coincidence, Michaela.

That's your second one.

You're two for two.

Seriously, you need to start talking to me...

right now.

Something is happening to me.

I can't explain it.


Since I've been back, I'm...

I'm different.

I need time to figure out what that means, but until then, Jared, the less you know, the better.

♪ ♪ I shouldn't have ratted you out.


But it must be so incredibly weird seeing your friends here.

It is.

I mean,


used to be the short one.

But I'm glad you like him.

He's pretty cool.

Yeah, he's okay.

But you and me, it's us against the world.

Twins rule.

Twins rule.

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ So, this guy...

...do you love him?

I love you, Ben.

I never stopped.

Not for a moment.

Not for / years.


I love you, too.

I know you do.

And we're picking up right where we left off before we were so rudely interrupted.

♪ You lose it ♪

♪ Just to find it ♪

♪ And as you walk right by it ♪

♪ You forget how you got there ♪

♪ And why you never meant to stay ♪

♪ And if one truth leads you to five ♪

♪ I still don't believe in your reasons why ♪

♪ I just don't believe in why ♪

♪ And if one truth leads you to five ♪

♪ I still don't believe in your reasons why ♪

It's like this.


- ♪ It's the right time ♪

♪ It's our time ♪


- ♪ It's our turn to discover ♪


I've been calling you.

So has Saanvi.


- Oh, sorry, I'm in the zone.

- What's up?

- She needs to see us.


SAANVI: I don't have an answer, but I have a theory.

It's just a little bit out there.

Okay, we're listening.

So, the marker in mine and Cal's blood could be a sign of ischemia.

It occurs when the circulation is limited, but the potency of this marker is on par with a stroke victim.

So you think we all had strokes?

No, not exactly.

If we were taken close to death...

extremely close and then brought back...

if the faucet of blood circulation has been turned off and then suddenly it was turned on high, that's what it would look like.

Interesting theory.

How do we know for sure?

Right, so my thinking was if I had some brain tissue, I could test for that rebound.

If they take a sample during an autopsy, maybe I could have some access.

You're thinking of Kelly Taylor.

So, I logged into the M.E.'s database.

These are all the bodies that have been registered in the Long Island morgue in the last hours.

There is no Kelly Taylor.

I've looked everywhere.

She's not in the system.

And then when I do a search...




That's why the feds stepped in.

They wanted Kelly's body.


Where is she?



♪ ♪