The second season of Manifest was ordered by NBC on April 15, 2019 and premiered on January 6 and concluded on April 6, 2020.


Cast and Characters[edit | edit source]

Starring[edit | edit source]

Recurring[edit | edit source]

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Only actors who had 3+ appearances, or were confirmed by reliable sources to have 3+ appearances.

Notable guests[edit | edit source]

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Non-recurring actors reprising their roles from previous seasons, or who reprised their roles in upcoming seasons

Lineup Changes[edit | edit source]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Fasten Your Seatbelts" Joe Chappelle Jeff Rake
Joe Esfarjani
January 6, 2020 4.80
As the Stone family reels in the aftermath of a devastating shooting, they're hit with their most foreboding Calling yet, sending Ben on a mission to locate two Flight 828 passengers who have mysteriously gone missing. Grace grapples with her new pregnancy, the Major attempts to tighten her grip on the unwitting Saanvi, all while the clock on the lives of the 828ers continues to tick towards zero.
2 "Grounded" Claudia Yarmy Laura Putney
Margaret Easley
January 13, 2020 3.49
Ben forms a cautious alliance with an isolated college student from Flight 828, whose callings either uncovered a violent crime or helped him commit one. As Saanvi strives to further her research into the Death Date, Grace makes a startling discovery about her pregnancy, and Olive meets a kindred spirit.
3 "False Horizon" Nathan Hope Jeannine Renshaw & MW Cartozian Wilson January 20, 2020 3.64
The Stone Family struggles to unlock their mysterious wave of frightening 828 callings, while the person who may be key to solving them is trapped behind bars. Meanwhile, a shocking and disturbing incident leads Grace to suspect a local mom is in danger.
4 "Black Box" Sherwin Shilati Simran Baidwan & Bobak Esfarjani January 27, 2020 3.72
Michaela is pushed into the midst of a high-stakes bank robbery perpetrated by a mystery assailant; Ben and TJ piece together an arcane set of mythological clues; Adrian draws Olive further into the world of the Believers
5 "Coordinated Flight" Marisol Alder Matthew Lau & Marta Gené Camps February 3, 2020 3.55
When Grace and Cal are involved in a suspicious hit-and-run, Ben is determined to get to the bottom of it; Michaela investigates a brutal attack at the Church of the Believers; Zeke tries to make amends with someone from his past.
6 "Return Trip" Mo Perkins Laura Putney & Margaret Easley February 10, 2020 3.70
Ben and Saanvi orchestrate a surprising family reunion for an emotionally closed-off Flight 828 passenger; Jared learns more about a growing cabal of anti-828 sentiment; Baggage from Zeke's past threatens to destroy his tenuous new life.
7 "Emergency Exit" Jean de Segonzac Jeannine Renshaw & Ezra W. Nachman February 17, 2020 3.70
As Ben and others try to make sense of the crashed, smoldering airplane calling, he confronts Adrian to discuss his preaching and the negative attention it attracts. Olive and TJ share their research about the creator of the Al-Zuras tarot deck with Ben. Michaela confronts Zeke about the pills she found, but he claims to not know about them. Saanvi's latest experiment results in the elimination of the mutation. Meanwhile, numerous 828 passengers are invited to an event at the club where Isaiah works, with an offer of free champagne. However, it's revealed the champagne has been spiked with gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid. Right after Cal gets a repeat calling to "save them", Isaiah locks the club's doors and starts a fire to prove the 828ers are miracles. While Ben, Michaela, Zeke and Jared are able to get several people out, numerous unnamed 828 passengers die from either the champagne or the fire as TJ throws himself on top of Isaiah. A distraught Adrian walks way from the fire.
8 "Carry On" Nicole Rubio Jeff Rake & Simran Baidwan March 2, 2020 3.64
Olive is still devastated by the events at the nightclub. Following an Xer meeting, Simon advises Jared to keep an eye on Billy as he can be a loose cannon. Michaela and Drea witness Jared leaving the bar and kissing Tamara. After Drea infiltrate the bar and interacts with Billy, Michaela finds that Billy has had some arrest records. As the ruined nightclub is used for memorials, Ben's latest Calling takes him to a zen mediation center. When he brings Olive, another chanting Calling leads them underground where they find TJ still alive underground. With a warrant from Judge Trilling, Michaela secretly plants a bug in the bar, obtains evidence Jared is working with the Xers, and gives it to Bowers. Bowers privately shares the information with Jared. Saanvi kisses her former lover and fellow doctor, Alex, in a park. Alex, who is married, later confronts Saanvi at the hospital about the incident saying it cannot happen again, but Saanvi has no memory of the event.
9 "Airplane Bottles" Ramaa Mosley Matthew Lau & MW Cartozian Wilson March 9, 2020 3.67
When Zeke goes to see Saanvi about the frostbite he is slowly developing, he finds that Saanvi has been developing short-term memory loss causing him to call in Alex. Two internal affairs agents arrive at the 129th Precinct to presumably discuss Jared's involvement with the Xers, but they instead question Michaela about the cases she solves using mysterious means. Michaela states that she won't continue until she gets a union representative by her side. Jared confronts Simon about the situation, and Simon says Michaela is a threat who must be disposed of. Cal's latest Calling is shared with Ben, Grace, and a recuperating TJ, where they try to build something during what appears to be a thunderstorm outside. Thanks to some clues, they managed to pull together a makeshift ship's rigging, which briefly places them on an ancient boat from which they see Flight 828 in the sky; they also learn that the ancient mariners who tried to get rid of the Callings went mad. Alex is able to get a counter-agent injected into Saanvi as she advises her to be careful. Recognizing the union rep from a previous Xer meeting, Jared has to arrest Michaela before the relocated meeting in order to keep her from getting killed by the union rep.
10 "Course Deviation" Michael Smith Laura Putney & Margaret Easley March 16, 2020 4.29
After Michaela is bailed out, Jared and Kate reveal to her that Jared has been working undercover to disrupt the Xers. Grace gets a calling about a bridge over the Harlem River. She and Ben go there and find Adrian, who had the same calling. Grace’s water breaks and Ben rushes her to the hospital. Shortly after, Adrian rescues a kayaker from the river. At the hospital, Ben has to make a choice to save Grace or the baby as the specialist surgeon hasn't arrived yet, and he chooses Grace (against her wishes). It turns out the specialist surgeon who can save both Grace and the baby is the man rescued by Adrian. Despite this, Adrian tells Ben he still does not believe the callings are ultimately good. Jared is called to the bar where Billy and other Xers are holding Zeke captive. Simon arrives with Erika and orders Zeke to be killed, which is heard by Michaela and others through the bug. This leads to Simon, Erika, Billy, and two other Xers being arrested during the police raid. Tamara accuses Jared of only getting close to her to capture the Xers which Jared denies. Adrian and Cal both have visions of three mysterious shadows of human forms.
11 "Unaccompanied Minors" Andy Wolk Jeannine Renshaw & Marta Gené Camps March 23, 2020 4.12
As Zeke's death date approaches, Saanvi tries to convince him she is close to a cure. Ben and TJ get callings that lead them to rescue a man from a suicide attempt. The man turns out to be Zeke's estranged father, and Ben helps a reluctant Zeke make peace with him. Michaela stops a teenager fleeing a store and the young man confesses to stealing a candy bar. Michaela gets a calling to "let him go" and does so while watching the teen board a bus. She later learns the teen also stole a large quantity of cold medication known to be used to cook methamphetamine. Michaela works with Jared to follow the teen's steps, resulting in a bust at a meth lab. At the lab, Michaela gets another calling to "let him go", but has to ignore it when the meth cook reaches for a weapon. The cook is put in jail with two others, and the three men are revealed to be the three shadows calling that Adrian and Cal experienced.
12 "Call Sign" Joe Chappelle Jeff Rake & Simran Baidwan March 30, 2020 4.08
Jared and Drea try to get a confession from Jace, Pete, and Kory who seek revenge on Michaela and her family. Ben has a calling to help a passenger who is racked with guilt, as he was also the man who inspected the plane just prior to Flight 828 taking off from Montego. Saanvi attempts to contact Vance for help getting her credentials back and protecting her from the Major. Vance reveals that The Major has done her own research on the mutation. Michaela and Zeke get married; Zeke's mutually estranged parents are both present, and Michaela's late mother appears to her in the empty chair that was reserved for her. Jace, Pete, and Kory engineer an escape from the bus that is taking them to Rikers. TJ reveals to Olive that he plans on going to Egypt to continue his studies. Jace, Pete, and Kory later kidnap Cal and hold him for a ransom of their confiscated drug stash.
13 "Icing Conditions" Romeo Tirone Jeff Rake & Simran Baidwan April 6, 2020 4.36
Michaela tells Ben and Grace about Cal's kidnapping and takes meth from police evidence to trade for his return, with help from Jared and Drea. A pedestrian notifies a patrol officer of the bag Michaela left behind, botching the trade as Jace flees with Cal. Zeke has a calling which helps them locate Cal in the Catskill Mountains. At a remote cabin, Pete frees Cal. Michaela, Ben and Zeke approach the cabin as Cal leads the three criminals onto a frozen lake. All fall through the ice, but Zeke jumps in, saves Cal, then dies. Within minutes, Zeke comes back to life, appearing free from hypothermia and the death date. Ben concludes that the only way to beat the death date is to follow the callings. Elsewhere, Saanvi ignores Vance's requests and tracks down The Major, poisoning her in hopes of gathering information. As the two struggle, a vial of antidote breaks and The Major dies. Ben has another calling in which Flight 828 explodes and crashes into the ocean. To Jared's disbelief, divers are unable to locate the bodies of the three criminals in the frozen lake. A Cuban fishing boat recovers the tail of Flight 828 from the ocean, as a dumbfounded fisherman claims it is from the plane that returned.

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