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Callings are one of the effects of Dark Lightning on NBC's Manifest Outside sources say that the​​​ exact definition of Calling is "a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action especially when accompanied by conviction of divine influence."

Description

Callings is the term coined by Kelly and Patrick Taylor and most often used by Ben and Michaela Stone to describe how the people who were on Flight 828 and similar events are called by a voice, feeling, vision or another source to do something, sometimes accompanied by hallucinations, headaches, or sickness. Callings are often vague and are usually misinterpreted the first time around. They are used to help people but following them sometimes can lead to the death of the passenger, as seen by Kelly Taylor and Harvey Stein. When people who weren't on Flight 828 are told about the callings it can lead to fatal consequences, Rick Moore, and the bartender died after they were told about it and Jared Vasquez likely would have died if Michaela Stone hadn't asked for his life to be spared. However, minus the grandfather, the entire Stone family knows about the Callings, and many others who are unaffected, such as Robert Vance.

Ben noted Callings are "annoyingly, frustratingly vague"; being a colossal pain in the ass as whatever is causing them is unable to give clear directions. The Calling forces the core 20 who saw the 828 plane explode at the airport to constantly do what it wishes; the others barely get affected, although still ocassionally do recieve callings. Other characters in the show who have gone through similar events also recieve callings, such as Zeke Landon. When Grace become's pregnant with Ben, she starts recieving callings despite having never gone through any time-jumping event. After she gives birth to Eden, she stops recieving callings.

It is unknown if the callings are morally good, morally bad, or neutral. Adrian Shannon speculates in season 2 of the show that the callings have evil intentions, and that the passengers are told to do good deeds to trust the callings. Evidence for this includes one of Michaela's callings nearly getting Jared fired, had it not been for Vance, and that Grace's water broke after she tripped because of a calling, almost killing her and Eden.

List of People to Experience

It can be assumed that every passenger has recieved callings.

List of Callings

Ep Experiencer Prophecy/Vision Outcome
1 Michaela Stone Her voice saying "All things" She looks to the bible verse Romans 8:28, which is sewn into a pillow her mother made.
1 Michaela Stone Her voice saying "Slower" The bus Michaela is on slows down and stops before it could hit a little boy.
1 Michaela Stone and Ben Stone Their voices saying "Set them free" Misinterpretation: Set two dogs on a random property free.

Real meaning and outcome: Two little kidnapped girls were found on the property later and were freed by Michaela.

1 Michaela Stone, Ben Stone, Saanvi Bahl, Bethany Collins, Bill Daly, Radd Campbell, Adrian, Harvey Stein, Kelly Taylor and eleven others. Urges to go too the plane or brief visions of the plane Not definite, but the plane mysteriously exploded once all of the passengers arrived there.
2 Ben Stone and Radd Campbell Music plays that only they can hear First time: Leads Ben to Radd, who asks him for help.

Second time: Leads Ben to the real culprit of a jewerly store robbery.

3 Michaela Stone Possible calling: Feeling to spell out "Own Your Truth" while playing a game with Cal Stone Helps her and Ben find out that Kelly Taylor heard "Own Your Truth", but misinterpreted the meaning of what she was supposed to do.
4 Michaela Stone and Saanvi Bahl Saanvi: Sees a gray woman with watery footprints.

Michaela: A gray woman/Angel keeps whispering "Save him" to her.

Saanvi does not do anything except go to Ben about it.

Michaela misinterprets the calling and screws up an undercover police operation.

Real outcome: When they put the callings "together", they find out they have to go to a place to find Bethany Collin's cousin's boyfriend, whom she helped escape from Jamaica.

16 Michaela Stone, Ben Stone, Zeke Landon, Saanvi Bahl "Stop him," presumably referring to Griffin, who had just been released from police custody. Zeke buys a gun to kill Griffin and protect Michaela but doesn't end up shooting him.
16 Michaela Stone "Stop him" again, after Griffin is no longer an issue. She rushes up the stairs toward her apartment as Zeke and Jared Vasquez are in an altercation there; she is to "stop" one of them. A gun goes off as she enters the room.

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Manifest: Season One
"Pilot" "Reentry" "Turbulence" "Unclaimed Baggage" "Connecting Flights" "Off Radar" "S.N.A.F.U." "Point of No Return"

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"Dead Reckoning" "Crosswinds" "Contrails" "Vanishing Point" "Cleared for Approach" "Upgrade" "Hard Landing" "Estimated Time of Departure"

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Manifest: Season Two
"Fasten Your Seatbelts" "Grounded" "False Horizon" "Black Box" "Coordinated Flight" "Return Trip" "Emergency Exit"

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"Carry On" "Airplane Bottles" "Course Deviation" "Unaccompanied Minors" "Call Sign" "Icing Conditions"

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Trivia

  • If there is a higher being controlling the Callings, it seems to have a sadistic sense of humor; given it doesn't make the Callings make sense, and instead makes them random gibberish.
    • It also caused The Last Trial to save Cal. It further ensured all three failed by making Jace go crazy from hearing Cal recite his stupid nursey rhyme.over and over.
    • It made Mick and Zeke care for Beverly, a highly demanding job and strain on them (due to her Alzheimer's tantrums); seemingly for no reason other than to make things awkward between them because Beverly keeps thinking Mick married Jason.
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