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The first season of Manifest was ordered by NBC on May 10, 2018, premiered on September 24, 2018 and concluded on February 18, 2019.

Cast and CharactersEdit

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Only actors who had 3+ appearances.

Notable guestsEdit

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Non-recurring actors who reprised their roles in upcoming seasons.

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Episodes Edit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Pilot" David Frankel Jeff Rake September 24, 2018 10.40
Returning to New York from a family vacation in Jamaica, the Stone family is separated when adult siblings Michaela and Ben, along with Ben's gravely ill son Cal, are bumped to a later flight, while Ben's wife, daughter and parents fly ahead. When that later flight lands, the passengers are bewildered to discover that five and a half years have gone by. They attempt to reconnect with the loved ones who mourned their passing and moved on long ago, and try to make sense of a mystifying phenomenon steering them to act in ways they don't understand.
2 "Reentry" Dean White Jeff Rake
Matthew Lau
October 1, 2018 8.45
The passengers from Flight 828 find themselves under government scrutiny as they struggle to resume their lives. Michaela is forced to confront the fact that Jared is married to her once-best friend, while Ben tries to help a fellow passenger reconnect with his son. Cal is approached by an obsessive stranger, as Grace and Olive disagree on whether or not to reveal a devastating secret.
3 "Turbulence" Paul Holahan Gregory Nelson
Bobak Esfarjani
October 8, 2018 7.45
Ben and Michaela investigate a shocking murder in fear that it's connected to Flight 828. Meanwhile, Ben struggles to accept the life Grace led in his absence, while Olive and Cal realize that being twins after five and a half years apart is harder than they thought.
4 "Unclaimed Baggage" Craig Zisk Laura Putney
Margaret Easley
October 15, 2018 7.46
When a mysterious message leads Saanvi to the flight attendant of 828, she enlists Ben's help in uncovering a secret about the plane. Meanwhile, Michaela begins to question the nature of the callings when one goes horribly awry, leaving Jared to suffer the consequences.
5 "Connecting Flights" Tawnia McKiernan Amanda Green
Margaret Rose Lester
October 22, 2018 7.29
Flashbacks reveal how Grace, Olive and Jared coped with the loss of their loved ones after the disappearance of Flight 828; Ben tries to escape the voice in his mind by going on an adventure with Cal; Michaela struggles with her feelings for Jared.
6 "Off Radar" Félix Enríquez Alcalá Matthew Lau
MW Cartozian Wilson
November 5, 2018 6.28
When Cal wakes with a life-threatening fever, Michaela and Ben attempt to track down a mysterious passenger who they suspect his condition may be related to.
7 "S.N.A.F.U." Michael Schultz Jeff Rake
Bobak Esfarjani
November 12, 2018 6.10
With the detained passengers secretly moved and subjected to painful experimentation - and Cal's health directly linked to them - Ben takes advantage of an old friend to find out where the passengers were taken. Meanwhile, a mysterious new version of the calling pulls Michaela into a murder investigation that has deep personal ramifications for her.
8 "Point of No Return" Nina Lopez-Corrado Gregory Nelson
Margaret Rose Lester
November 19, 2018 5.56
Ben forms an unlikely partnership with Vance in a high-stakes race to locate the missing passengers of Flight 828. Meanwhile, Michaela helps a suicidal passenger who believes he is the Angel of Death, and Cal goes back to school, navigating both his unwanted celebrity and his former friends, who are all now 16 years old.
9 "Dead Reckoning" Paul Holahan Laura Putney
Margaret Easley
November 26, 2018 5.97
When Ben and Michaela put everything on the line to save the other missing passengers, the mission goes horribly awry and not everyone makes it out alive. The devastating result pushes Ben and Grace to a traumatic brink, while pulling Michaela and Jared dangerously close together.
10 "Crosswinds" Michael Smith Amanda Green
MW Cartozian Wilson
January 7, 2019 5.84
Michaela's mystifying, next-level calling launches her on a mission that brings her relationship with Jared to a head. Determined to protect his family, Ben explores an alternate meaning to Michaela's calling that leads him to a new alliance and a powerful new adversary. Cal's struggle with Ben's absence from home forces the Stones into an agonizing confrontation that could alter the family's fabric forever.
11 "Contrails" Marisol Adler Matthew Lau
Bobak Esfarjani
January 14, 2019 5.46
Ben heeds Cal's calling to help Captain Daly clear his name for what happened to Flight 828, and the journey uncovers a seeming conspiracy that stems all the way back to the day the plane disappeared. Meanwhile, Michaela assists Autumn in her own journey of redemption, but has Autumn truly set out to redeem herself, or is she still working against the passengers?
12 "Vanishing Point" Millicent Shelton Jeff Rake
Gregory Nelson
January 21, 2019 5.37
When Cal is discovered missing from his bedroom, Grace and Ben launch a desperate search which takes them to the remote mountains of upstate New York. A tantalizing trail of breadcrumbs leads them to a startling, game-changing discovery. Meanwhile, Michaela confronts the deceptive Autumn, and the shadowy "Major" finally makes an appearance.
13 "Cleared for Approach" Constantine Makris Laura Putney
Margaret Easley
January 21, 2019 5.54
Still reeling from the shocking outcome of Cal's calling, Michaela digs deeper into her connection with a mysterious stranger. After a close call with Major's henchmen, Ben finds himself facing a terrifying new threat that is growing exponentially. Meanwhile Saanvi has new data to mine, and she's more than happy to dig into it until the threat arrives at her doorstep as well.
14 "Upgrade" Craig Zisk Matthew Lau
Ezra W. Nachman
January 28, 2019 5.62
When Saanvi goes missing, Ben suspects a fanatical group who have become obsessed with the passengers from Flight 828. Michaela must face the consequences of her reunion with Jared. Zeke returns to New York and has an ominous calling.
15 "Hard Landing" Claudia Yarmy Gregory Nelson
Bobak Esfarjani
February 11, 2019 6.00
When Michaela meets the mysterious James Griffin during a police investigation, the passengers learn what happens when the callings fall in the wrong hands. Meanwhile, Jared finds out about Zeke, setting him at odds with Michaela and her trust in the callings.
16 "Estimated Time of Departure" Dean White Jeff Rake
Amanda Green
February 18, 2019 5.36
Ben and Michaela must confront a dire threat to the passengers' safety when Griffin schemes to take the callings public. Meanwhile, tensions between Jared and Zeke reach a boiling point, and Ben, Grace, and Olive make a devastating discovery
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