What happens when a manifesto represents a selfish time traveler?
Until now, the manifest had the advantage that it was aimed at passengers who wanted to help Ben and Michaela. But a hard landing puts a damper on them. Especially when the last traveler is not only selfish, but also a murderer who has no one to take care of him. In fact, this is exactly the opposite of the heroes of the manifesto, and they don’t know how to do it.
Since last week Michaela is at the place where the bus was pulled out of the water. Griffin, the driver, somehow survives and hurries to the hospital. This episode begins with a flash of the day Griffin was in that car. He and two of his friends robbed a bank, but before they could escape, Griffin killed them both. The scene is very similar to that of the Joker in The Dark Knight when he gets rid of his accomplices. But the manifesto makes it clear he’s a bad guy.
Despite Zeke’s warning that Griffin is probably the wolf in Cal’s drawing, Mikaela tries to reach out a hand. When Griffin starts calling the hospital and asking for help, she’s ready to offer solace. When he discovers that his knowledge of a future terrorist act can save lives, his attitude changes from a helpless victim to a cunning criminal. He accuses Michaela of learning from his appointment because he intends to come to an agreement. If the NYPD lets him dodge two murder charges, he’ll tell them where the bomb is hidden.
MAN – Heavy Landing Episode 115 – presented by : (lr) Parvin Kaur as Saanvi-Ball, Melissa Roxburg as Michaela Stone – (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Brothers)
Manifesto is looking for a strange area where Mikaela Griffin is interrogating at Griffin station. She doesn’t have much information about this man, so she asked her brother to dig up everything he could find. Ben and his family soon realized that his brother had taken care of him. It’s a little weird that the NYPD didn’t have foster parents because Griffin was already in the system.
When Mikaela hasn’t made much progress with Griffin, Grace decides to intervene. She visits her foster mother to try and get more information about the person. But his foster mother has nothing to say. In fact, she tells Grace that Griffin is a monster who doesn’t deserve a second chance.
If she doesn’t convince you that Griffin is terrible, Michaela will have another bad pleasure factor. He didn’t get away with a single prison sentence for another murder, even though the employee was shot. Griffin turned first and said his brother pulled the trigger. He said his brother was sent to prison, where he eventually died. That’s a problem: It was Griffin who killed the servant. He left his brother in front of the bus and lost the only person he cared about.
MAN – Heavy Landing Episode 115 – presented : (lr) Athena Karkanis as Grace Stone, Josh Dallas as Ben Stone, Luna Blaze as Olive Stone – (Photo: Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Brothers)
No wonder Mikaela Griffin can’t turn around. Eventually, he made a deal with the FBI that led him to drop the murder charge. Bombers found explosives at the crime scene, but Michaela got another call. The wolf is in the crowd, and he growls at her. Whoever Griffin is, he’s gonna be a problem for the Stone family.
Speaking of the Stones family: Ben has been appointed to take care of Saanvi. Manifesto makes the surprising but long-awaited decision to face the consequences of her kidnapping She is not like Michaela, who faces such situations every day with great dedication. The trauma of the experience causes Saanvi to hide from the loud noises that remind him of the incident.
As a doctor she knows that these are all signs of PTSD, but she doesn’t want to tell a therapist. Ben can take a break from his research and sit down with her so you and I can have a heart-to-heart conversation. To be honest, Ben and Saanvi are the ones who can easily gather almost all Manifesto fans, and we hope to see more of them.
MAN – Heavy Landing Episode 115 – Submitted: Parvin Kaur as Saanvi Bahla – (Photo: Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Brothers)
A more complex relationship-drama takes the form of a growing triangle between Jared, Mikaela and Zeke. It seems that the social networks are tripartite, and that Twitter stubbornly supports Jared and Reddit and gives up his love for Zeke. Manifesto probably goes to the last part of Jared and Michael, which is probably not so bad. They were cute in the first half, and the actors had enough chemistry to sell them.
But Jared’s marriage ended just a day ago. There’s an argument that he was never in love with Lourdes, so it doesn’t matter. But even if he wasn’t in love, he was in love with her. Probably his relationship with Michaela, but the show has to make sure they’re not in a hurry without first solving their problems. There’s something tragic about them having a terrible time.
A hard landing brings Jared to where Grace was in the first half of the season, and that’s not good. Some aspects of his position are clear. When Zeke got caught breaking and entering, Jared tried to take him away. As a detective, it makes sense he’d suspect a rookie.
MAN – Heavy Landing Episode 115 – Submitted: Josh Dallas as Ben Stone, Matt Long as Zeke, J.R. Ramirez as detective. Jared Vasquez – (Photo: Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Brothers)
Unfortunately, there are other cases that make it a bit petty. At the beginning of the episode he was upset when he heard that Mikaela hadn’t told him about Zeke. He tells Zeke they’re having a conversation, which confuses Zeke. Luckily, Ben warned him about Jared and Michaela’s past. His first real communication, however, is when Jared Michaela invites him to dinner. Their relationship is complicated enough already, and she’s already expressed her desire for space. Because Zeke knows she’s been up all night, he lets her take a nap, which pisses Jared off.
Eventually Mikaela Zeke escaped because the apartment he was trying to break into belonged to his mother. Jared takes his cup of water as he goes out, probably to check his DNA. As Michaela’s fans, we see how happy she is with one of them. But we hope the manifesto doesn’t force them to enter into a relationship just to be there. She has been through a lot the last few weeks and it is good that she is concentrating a bit on herself.
Since the show was a little bit about Zeke’s past, we bet it was his mother we knew. The most popular theory is that this is actually a major. This will certainly lead to a difficult relationship with the other passengers on Flight 828 about where his loyalty lies.
MAN – Heavy Landing Episode 115 – presented by : (lr) Jack Messina as Cal Stone, Luna Blaze as Olive Stone – (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Brothers)
Despite the fact that the hard landing was not the best episode of the manifesto, there were some really funny moments related to the characters. Michaela’s unshakeable desire to do good stands in stark contrast to Griffin’s selfish nature. The Saanvi PTSD bow is an interesting way to learn and something that doesn’t get much attention on TV. Now that Olive has joined Stein’s research team, she even had some solid scenes throughout the episode. Their MySpace call was a hilarious one-liner with a great performance by Moon Blaze.
On our way to the finals we are not sure what the show will bring us. In an interview on TVLine, Matt Long (who plays the role of Zeke) said that his character will be part of some important cliffhangers. This seems to tease him, probably until the second season, when NBC decides to resume the show. In next week’s advertising campaign it looks like he’ll be the bad guy, but we don’t think the series will release something that big in the last teaser.
What are your theories on the manifesto after this episode? Are you ready for the finals? Don’t forget to let us know in the comment section below!
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