Manifest – S03E03 – Wingman [Transcript]

While in pursuit of criminals, Michaela is sidelined by devastating news. Ben teams up with a gifted 828er to aid a young teen. Olive explores ancient mythology in hopes of helping all the passengers.

Original air date: April 15, 2021

Vance is interrogated by NSA but keeps things close to the vest and insists he won’t work for the government again, citing Fitz’s attempt to have him killed. A calling leads Ben to 828 passenger Eagan, who helps him locate and rescue a teenager from a museum that soon explodes. Ben takes the young man home, and it’s revealed that the teenager is Kory’s brother. Olive follows up on the pieces of Egyptian artwork that TJ had given her, revealing more clues and a peacock feather at the same time that Cal has a vision of a peacock. Eagan is later shown discarding a key piece of the artwork after selling artifacts he stole from the museum. Michaela follows a calling to her late friend Evie’s home, only to find Evie’s father dead on the floor. She and Zeke later agree to take care of Evie’s dementia-ridden mother. Angelina visits Pete at his jail cell, saying she feels like she’s been called to help him like Michaela helped her. Jared questions Saanvi about the time she spent with Fitz as her fake therapist, making Saanvi nervous. Pete and Kory have a calling, and an RV is shown with someone cutting out the eyes from photos of Stone family members. Vance is led into a large room, and reacts to something unseen.

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INTERROGATOR: How did you find out about the Montego Air Flight 828 tailfin?

A boy drew me a picture.

This boy sneak you into Cuba, too?

No, that was my NSA training.

Where were you before that?

New York mostly.

You went undetected for 18 months in the busiest city in the world?

I ordered in a lot.

Do you think this is a joke, Mr. Vance?

Forget the PR nightmare.

The return of a dead division head would wreak on the NSA.

The Attorney General is contemplating charging you with faking your own death.

Technically not a crime.

Done yet?

Wife’s expecting me for supper.

Let me explain to you what is a crime.


Violating embargoes set forth by the United States government.


You may think you’re going home tonight, but I’m questioning whether you ever get to go home.

Kathryn Fitz is the Major?

And her vanishing could mean that she’s coming after 828ers again.

Her daughter showed up to the precinct looking for you.

That can’t be a coincidence.

I’ll contact the Department of Defense.

Are there any other passengers that know anything?



The Major posed as her therapist.

They met together for months.

We got to give Saanvi a heads up if the Major’s planning something.

Yeah, I’ll go on my way to campus.

Saanvi should hear this in person.

No, I’ll go.

I want to talk to her anyways. I’ll keep you guys posted.


You know you don’t have to be a hero and take everything on.

What’s that supposed to mean?

It means you’re really focused on everyone else and you never take care of yourself.

Will you show Saanvi your hand?

Yeah, I have, but the hand is the least of my worries, Mick.


My family is in hiding.

The Meth Heads are still out there.

Listen, I’ve got to go to campus with Olive.

TJ sent some artifacts from Egypt.

Maybe we’ll find a mythological clue that can help.

Yeah, I think that’s a long shot, Ben.

Well, right now I need any shot.

Eden’s not even gonna remember who I am in three months.

Ben, I think you need to be laying lo…

Listen, I can’t just sit still!




We are doing everything we can.

If the Meth Heads are like us, who knows what they’re capable of seeing, doing?

I will find them, okay?

Whatever it takes.










Eagan Tehrani.

I got a busy day, Eagan.

Why’d you fall off my board?




MICHAELA: Pete, you could’ve run and you didn’t.

So come on. Talk to me.

Give me a name, an address, anything.

Okay, look.

Forget the fact that I’m a cop.

You came out of that lake for a reason.

This is your chance at redemption.

You and I, we were supposed to find each other again.

Do you believe in fate?



The girl. From the King Kone.

What about her?

It’s fate.

S-She knew where I was, h-how to find me.

She just stared at me.

Yeah, she was scared.


She wasn’t afraid of me.

S-She was brave.

Okay, Pete, I’m gonna need you to focus.

I need your help finding Jace and Kory.

Where are they?

Take me back to my cell.




Hey, you make any headway with Pete?

Oh, here we go again.

A new Calling?

Actually, an old one.

It’s Evie’s heart.

CAL: Green and blue and turquoise.

The feathers were so long. It felt real.

Maybe it was a Calling.

Angelina had a Calling.

It led us to a stained-glass angel holding scales.

It also had peacock feathers.

That has to be connected.

[SIGHS] This whole thing just hurts my head sometimes.

Yeah, I know.

I miss you guys.

Give Mom a big hug for me.




I’m Ben Stone. I was on Flight 828…

Ben Stone, huh?

So you saw it, too.

So you know about the Callings?

Don’t we all by now?

“Callings”… it’s kind of a creepy way to explain what’s happening to us, don’t you think, Professor?

How’d you know my job?

I was a courier in my past life, made a lot of deliveries to campus.

Ever do that?

Think about how your life used to be before?

All the time.

How was your life when you got back?

My job, my rent-stabilized apartment, my girlfriend… all gone.

Sorry to hear that.

Yeah, losing my apartment hurt the most.

Now I just play chess for cash, follow the Callings whenever they come poking, live off the grid.

Explains why I couldn’t get in touch with you.

Don’t take it personally.

I just didn’t feel like bonding over bizarro visions in my head.

Speaking of, the kid we saw, he looked passed out.

He could be in danger.

What kid?

All I saw was a bunch of art stuff crashing to the ground.

Eagan, could we talk privately?

I think this kid’s life could be at stake.



And checkmate.


Let’s go.


Glen? Beverly?





Hey, Beverly, are you okay?

Hey, it’s me… Michaela.


Where’s Glen?





MAN: Thanks, Doctor.


Next customer?

SAANVI: Hey, Jared.

Are you feeling okay?

Yeah, yeah, I’m fine.

Actually, I came here to talk to you.

Do you have a minute?



I think you know Major Kathryn Fitz.

Apparently she’s gone missing.

Ben and Mick filled me in on your history with her, so I figured you’d want to hear the news in person.

Um, uh, missing?

Yeah, I was hoping you can, I don’t know, give me some information about your sessions with her.

I know it’s hard to talk about this.

We just want to keep you safe.

She ever share any personal information with you?


Anything about her friends, family, children?


I didn’t know she had any kids.

Yeah, a daughter.

That’s actually who came looking for her.


It’s Mick.

I gotta handle this.

Look, feel free to call me if you remember anything, okay?






I don’t understand why the Calling would give us some of the same information, but not all of it.

Maybe we’re supposed to put our clues together to solve the puzzle.

Chocolate and peanut butter.

Yeah, but this one happened so fast.

There’s no way to remember everything.

I remember everything, all day long.

How do you think I know 1,327 opening chess moves?

You have a photographic memory.

Tell me what you do remember.

Uh… painting of a boat on the sea.

A rumbling.

Radiator, a gold frog.

It’s a toad.


Bronze unicorn.

Light shimmering through a window.

An urn.

Cowboy statue.

Marble monkey.

What are you doing?

Re-creating the calling.

Gum wrapper unicorn, bottle cap urn, paperclip…


… monkey.


Keep going. I’ll be back.

Hey, what’s up?

The Calling took me to Beverly’s house.

Glen’s dead.

Massive heart attack, ME said… this morning.

Oh. Mick, I’m so sorry.

I don’t understand why the universe would do this.

Yeah. I’ve been asking myself the same question.

Michaela? Mick?

Hey, I gotta go. I’ll call you later.

Zeke, what…

I was at the clinic when I got your message.

Figured you’d want him here.



I’m so sorry for your loss.


You look so grown and handsome in a suit.

Evie won’t believe it when she sees you.

I’m really sorry that I didn’t call you first.

It just… When I saw Glen’s body, everything happened…

Hey, hey, hey, there’s nothing to apologize for.

I’m here to help.

I saw my mom struggle with my grandad’s dementia.

Let me know what I can do and I’ll do it.

Just you being here is enough.

Amid renewed interest in the passengers of Flight 828, many wonder what happened to the returnees.

Today we have an exclusive interview…


Disappointed they didn’t ask you?


Can’t wait for the media to find something new to fixate on so I can have my family back.

Hey, boyo. Did you have fun exploring the woods?

Yeah, I saw a peacock.

Like a lawn ornament?

That’s flamingo, kiddo.

I know what a peacock looks like.

Do you?

‘Cause I’ve lived here my whole life… never seen a peacock.

You know what, sweetie? Why don’t you go get washed up?

You want to cut him some slack?

This transition hasn’t been easy for him.

He’s 12, Grace.

White lies at his age aren’t cute anymore.

My son is not a liar.

And I’d appreciate it if you didn’t talk about my family like that.

Your family?

That’s the second time you said that.

What does that make me, Grace?

Never mind, I already know.

Oh, come on, Tarik, that’s not fair.

No, what’s not fair is you leaving me alone with Dad.

Do you know what it’s like to watch someone you love get sick and die?

‘Cause while you were doing whatever you were doing for 11 years, I was here!

Every day, I’d carry that man to the bathroom and watch him cough up blood, then give him a TV tray, then head down to the restaurant to try to save it from drowning in debt.

It was hell, but I did it because that’s what family does.

We look out for each other.


ANGELINA: Is this where your boyfriend works?

OLIVE: When he’s not studying in Cairo.

Anyone special back home?

Promise not to laugh.

I’m almost 30 years old, at least according to my birth certificate, and I’ve never even kissed anyone.

Which is probably why I’m weirdly obsessed with this guy in jail I don’t even know.

Everyone’s destined to meet their soul mate, and who knows?

Stranger things…

LEVI: Shh, shh, shh!

High-pitched sound waves can disrupt the restoration process.


Come on, this is what TJ was talking…

Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Back up, okay?


I’m Olive, and this is Angelina.

And these are priceless.

Okay, well, my father said that we could come in here and check out some of the Egyptian artifacts.

Of course. Nepotism and inexperience.

What could go wrong?

Sit. Don’t touch.

We’ve alphabetized, done anagrams.

None of this makes sense together.

The urn.

It had numbers reflected on it… 601.

What… What if it wasn’t a design, but a designation, like “room 601”?

I didn’t see any numbers.

But part of my Calling was obscured by this blinding light.

That’s why you didn’t see the kid.

The light was… shimmering, like it was reflecting off of water.

This was a building, so more likely the reflection of water off another building.

There are hundreds of waterside buildings.

The objects.

A-Alone, they’re just an assortment of items, but together, they make up a collection, like a museum.


I made drops to… to all the museums back when I was a courier.

Museums by the water.

Uh, Museum of Jewish Heritage. The Whitney.

How the hell are we supposed to know what’s hanging inside all these places?

The art. None of it was hung up or displayed.

It was being stored.

I think I know where to go.

We’ve been at this for days. What more do you want from me?

The truth, Mr. Vance.

You and I are done.


I’ve given 33 years of my life to this country… five tours, two wars, no questions asked.

You assigned me to find out the truth about 828.

I got shot at, shot down, still never wavered.

So you wanna lock me up, say it to my face.

Are you buying all of this?

I believe him.

It’s your call, Director.


So, what is this place?

Fancy name for self-storage.

It’s where the not exactly 1% hide their stuff from the IRS and their ex-wives.

How do you suppose we get in?

Now, that I don’t know.

Come on.


The teenager from the Calling…

Think he was homeless? Snuck in to avoid the cold?


You’re not suggesting we crawl in there?

This kid’s in danger. He needs our help.

Just so you know, the average weight of a city rat is one pound.

Duly noted.


BEVERLY: You and Michaela are such a sweet couple.

You better marry her. [CHUCKLES]

Where is that girl, anyway?

Which girl?


There you go, Beverly.

That is such a beautiful diamond.

Actually, it’s a white sapphire.

Jared has good taste.

Not awkward.

Alright, I’m gonna get going.

I have a few things to wrap up at the precinct.

Thank you.

Of course.


Thank you, young man.


Beverly, this is Zeke. T-This is actually my husband.




Heartbeats again?

Yeah, I-I don’t… I don’t understand.

They’re getting stronger right now.



I think they’re coming from the…

The DVDs?



EVIE: You are so funny.

How do you like mine, Miss Michaela?

I love it.

What do you think of mine, Miss Evie?

Very nice.

I have an idea. Let’s switch.

Oh, this is sweet. Yeah.

Switch. Alright.

You’re lucky we’re best friends.

BOTH: Best friends forever.

[LAUGHS] Oh, look at the two of you.



Oh, that’s sweet.

Get back here!

Hey, hey! Hey!




OLIVE: This is gonna take forever.

You can’t time-lapse restoration, okay?

It’s not Instagram.

Defensive much?

You have two sets of free hands here.

We’re not doing anything.

Took me 4 years, 10 courses, and a thesis on Medieval Egyptian artisans to be let in here.

Technically, yeah, I’m still in high school, but I could write a dissertation on AlZuras.

You know about Al-Zuras?

15th century European merchant, known for his lithographs.

16th century.

Surprised I know about more than just Instagram?

I stand corrected.

So, let’s start over.

I’m Olive.

This is Angelina, and we’d really love to help.

[SIGHS] Some ground rules.

One… gloves at all times.

Two… no cellphones.

Three… don’t expect credit when I publish.




Isn’t this a…

Peacock feather.

Did you ever figure out if that peacock you saw was real?

Kind of a sore subject right now.

What do you mean?

Mom and Tarik got in a huge fight.

Over a peacock?

At first, but then they just started screaming at each other.

Like us when you flushed Yurtle down the toilet.

I thought I was freeing him.

Well, it was that bad.

Well, no matter the fight, we always worked it out.

We’re going on a treasure hunt.

A very important treasure hunt.

“X” marks the spot, a circle with a dot.

BOTH: Spiders crawling up your back.

Hey, Ol.

I miss you.

I miss you, too, bud.




Where’s 601?


Damn it.



Someone in there?

You got a credit card, ID?




Where is he? Where’s the kid?

Must’ve got something wrong.

I’m never wrong about Callings.

Well, the Callings are never wrong either.


What if the reflections threw us off?

I saw 601, but the upsidedown image is…


Look at you, Professor.


The rumblings!

I think this time it’s for real.

We got to find that kid, now!

Where did you get this?

Right under there.

Callings don’t get more specific than that.

Oh, there you are.

GLEN: Michaela, you are watching this because I’m gone.

I hope it was painless.

I’ve made arrangements for Beverly to go live in an assisted-living facility.

As for you, Michaela, getting you back was like getting part of Evie back, too.

It was priceless.

As a small token, we would… like you to have the house.

We love you, Michaela.


Sorry, did he just give you a house?

He just gave us a house.





What’s that smell?

It’s gas. Cover your mouth.


Pipe must’ve burst.

Yeah, I’d say this is turning into a 911 situation.

No service.

Over here!


Oh, God, the gas leak. He’s out.

Shallow breath. He’s alive.

Come on, we gotta move him before the room collapses.


Leave me alone.

Alright, my name’s Ben.

What’s yours?




… we got to haul ass or we’re gonna die in here.


Can you handle the kid on your own?


Gas valves are in the basement.

You take him, I’ll shut them off.

Are you crazy? You could die.

You said it yourself, the Calling sent us here together.

For all we know, there’s other people.


Alright, go. Go!


Come on!

Spoke to the facility coordinator.

They’ll pick up Beverly tonight.

They think it’s best to move her right away.

There’s no way I can accept this house.

It just… It doesn’t feel right.

Then we sell it.

Give the money to charity… MADD, Alzheimer’s research.

You don’t have to decide right now.

No, right now, I have to move Beverly out of the only home she’s known for 40 years.

Why are my… my pictures in this bag?

Who put my things in here?


Beverly, um…

I-I put them in there.

You’re moving today, okay?

I-I-I don’t want to go anywhere. Glen will be home soon.

Glen’s not coming home, Beverly.

I don’t like it when you fib, young lady.

You stop your lying.

She’s not lying, Beverly.

I-I’m not talking to you.

Who are you, anyway?!

Evie! Glen!

No, hey…


Beverly, Beverly, hey…


They’re not… Beverly, no, they’re not…

they’re not coming home, okay?

Where are they? Where are they?!

No, right now…

When are they coming home?!

No! No! No, no!

No, you… you’re trying to hurt me!

You… You stop it. You stop it!

You stop it!



I know how you’re feeling.

You’re confused. Your heart is racing.

It’s scary.

When I feel like that, I like to smell the flowers and blow out the candles.

Smell the flowers…


… blow out the candles.

That’s it.

Smell the flowers, blow out the candles.

That’s great. Yeah, that’s it.

There you go.

Smell the flowers.

That’s it, keep going.

Keep it up.

You know what else helps me?

Finding something that gives me comfort.

Do you have anything like that?


This help?




How did… How did you do that?

Don’t know. Just had a feeling.

My Evie made this for me.

She was brave.

You okay?

Uh, yeah.

Um, I’ll be right back.

ANGELINA: This looks just like Archangel Michael.

Couple of centuries and a few thousand miles off.

This is Ma’at, Egyptian goddess of justice and the afterlife.

She’d place the deceased’s heart on a scale of justice and the feather of truth on the other.

If the heart was lighter than the feather, then they passed on to the blissful Field of Reeds.

A metaphorical weighing of souls.

Yeah, exactly.

But… But this depiction, it’s unusual.

In every representation I’ve come across, Ma’at takes a heart and weighs it against an ostrich feather.

But this is too colorful to be an ostrich.

It’s almost like…

BOTH: A peacock.

What is this missing section?

Wonder if anyone’s written about this before.

I’m gonna go check the database.

Don’t touch anything.


So, the scales, afterlife…

you think it’s all about the Death Date?

I think it’s a sign that when you come back, you’re being judged.

Like getting a second chance.



I’m sorry.


Hi. Hey.


Are you with Angelina?


ANNOUNCER: The pivot.

Fires inside and that one good for two.


Goin’ on a treasure hunt, a very important treasure hunt, “X” marks the spot, circle with a dot.

Spiders crawling up your back…

Can’t believe you remember that stupid rhyme.

Actually, I didn’t till I overheard Cal and Olive reciting it.

Brought me back.

You taught it to them?

Just like your dad taught it to us.


I really loved him.

He was always there for me when I needed him.

And I should’ve been there for…


I should’ve been there for both of you when you needed me.


I wasn’t just busy.

Um, Cal had leukemia.

He had just turned 6.

He was… He was so sick.

And just so little.


I-I-Is… Is he better?

Yeah, he’s been in remission for over a year now.

I’m glad he’s okay.

Me too.

I wish… I’d been there for you.

But at least we have each other now.



How did you know?

Know what?

That I needed to see Pete.

Long story short, I, uh, had a Calling that took me on a journey that I thought had nothing to do with you, and in fact, it had everything to do with you.


You’re safe, okay? We’re… We’re right here watching.

You have a visitor.


I keep looking at this picture thinking it’s… some wild coincidence, but I-I think it’s more.

I think it’s a sign.

Michaela saved me.

I-I think I’m supposed to save you.

I-I heard this… voice in my head.

It said, “Go to her”.

I-I think I’m supposed to be with you, too.



Where are you?!





Come on.



EAGAN: Close call. Nice work, Professor.

You’re alive. W-When the room collapsed, I thought…

That gas got so intense I had to turn around and head out.


That’s my cue. Nice working with you.

Ooh. Wait, that’s it?

Kid’s alive. We’re in one piece.

Calling stopped. Win-win-win.

And I, for one, don’t have to explain all this to New York’s finest.


Hey, hey, you okay?

My head hurts. I wanna go home.

Alright, we’ll get you checked out first, and then I’ll drive you home.



Where’s the other guy?




You found something?


Is she alive?

That I don’t know.

But what I found is, um…

It’s complicated.

Honestly, I’m not sure you’ll want to hear this.

I’m her daughter. It’s not a choice for me.

Sarah, your mother is a high-level government operative tasked with studying Flight 828.

She often engaged in… extra-legal activities.

English, please.

Torture, abduction.

It could have something to do with her disappearance.

So, where is she now?

I wish I knew.

Whatever she did, she’s still my mom.

Help me find her.


In light of your actions, we’ve decided not to pursue charges.

Effective immediately, you are hereby reinstated.

POWELL: Welcome back to the NSA, sir.

Save it. I’m not coming back.

Excuse me?

You must be out your damn minds.

Want to talk about treason?

Every move I made working for the NSA was shadowed by your operative, Kathryn Fitz.

She tried to kill me, almost did.

I’m not about to get in her crosshairs again.

Major Fitz was found dead in New Orleans months ago.

Her covert op was shut down.

You come back, 828 is yours.

Just tell me what you need.

I don’t need anything.

It’s you who needs me.

But like I said, I’m out.

Bob, I know you said nothing would change your mind… but what if I show you something I know will?


Hey, Mom.



I’m sorry I ran away. It was stupid.

And I didn’t know if you’d want me to come back home.

I will always love you, no matter what.

This is Ben.

He saved my life.

Thank you.

I’m glad he’s safe. Take care, Caleb.


The Lord has blessed me twice over.

Look who’s here. It’s safe.

It’s just a man dropping off your brother.

What’s up?


Everything okay with Angelina?

Yeah, I’m just concerned about Beverly.

You have nothing to worry about.

We’ve logged Beverly’s preferred meals into our system, so she’s set for dinner tonight.

She’s going to feel right at home with us.

Okay, when can we visit her?

First thing tomorrow.


Oh, don’t be scared, baby.

I’ll be home for supper.


Here, you be a brave girl now.


Thank you.

Wait. Where are you taking my suitcase?

ADMINISTRATOR: Oh, come outside, dear. I’ll show you.


No, Glen and Evie will be home for supper soon.

I-I can’t leave. I can’t go anywhere.

Where are you taking me?

Stop, stop, stop!

This is Beverly’s home. This is all she’s ever known.

Zeke and I will take care of her.

Mick, Beverly needs 24/7 care.

Okay, great, so we’ll move in here.

We’ll… We’ll hire someone to help us.

We’ll get an aid. We’ll learn to do this ourselves.

You sure you can live here?

Yeah, this is what Evie would want. This is what I want.

And what the Calling wants.

But you’ve already paid for the first month.

Consider it a donation.

Thank you.


So, what are we having for supper?

Whatever you ask for, I will make.


Zeke will make. I’m not that good.

He’s much better than me.


Sorry I’m late. Can’t find my campus ID, my work bag.

It’s all good. Just one of those days, huh?

Could be worse.

Another passenger and I helped a kid.

This guy, Eagan… he’s better at the Callings than us.

And I don’t trust him, which… scares the hell out of me.

Anyway, are these the fragments TJ sent over?

Yeah, most of them, but, uh, I don’t know what they mean.

You’ve been here all day. Give yourself a break.

But this… this is important.

You know, I thought the papyrus was gonna give me a clue about the Death Date, but without this missing piece, it’s…


Uh, why do I need a gold frog?

Toad, and it’s worth 2 G alone.

An urn? Somebody’s ashes in here?

Check out the bronze.

It’s gotta be Greek, Roman, or something.

Stuff’s hot. I can smell the smoke.

$500 for everything.

You’re a thief. Takes one to know one.

I need some ID.


Hey, Ben Stone, you left some trash in the urn.








Eden, let’s make a video for Olive.


We’re going on a treasure hunt, a very important treasure hunt.

“X” marks the spot, circle with a dot.

CAL: We’re going on a treasure hunt, a very important treasure hunt.

“X” marks the spot, a circle with a dot.

Spiders crawling up your back, blood gushing down.

We’re going on a treasure hunt, a very important treasure hunt.

“X” marks the spot, a circle with a dot.

Spiders crawling up your back, blood gushing down.

Glad to see they kept you around.

I’m glad to see you in the flesh.


I know you thought we went all-in on 828 two years ago.


Well, that was then.

This is now.





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