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Manifest is "Calling" you back! Season 1 continues with Episode 10, "Crosswinds," this coming Monday, January 7 on NBC. CinemaBlend has an exclusive clip from the 2019 midseason premiere, with police officer and Flight 828 passenger Michaela Stone (Melissa Roxburgh) getting a very different -- and very chilly -- Calling after briefly touching a fellow passenger. Check it out:
Find HER. Who's her? Sounds like Michaela got a Calling connected to the wife of that passenger, whom Saanvi Bahl (Parveen Kaur) introduced as Paul Santino.
The midseason finale showed the freeing of the passengers taken by Unified Dynamic Systems (UDS). This midseason premiere clip starts with Michaela and Saanvi going to meet with most of the 18 remaining Flight 828 passengers. They started with 20, but we're down to 18 after the now dead Kelly and Harvey.
In the scene, Michaela says she recognizes Paul from the airport. Saanvi introduces him, and he appears to be completely out of it. She says his wife was a no-show in the hanger. Michaela pats him and says, "Abandoned. You and me, buddy."
That cues a Calling, but -- as Michaela explains -- it's not like her other ones. It shakes her, and takes her visually into a snowstorm.
I was transported to a blizzard. I heard 'Find her.'
Who is her? And why does Michaela need to find her? No idea. But it sure woke up that Paul guy.
"Crosswinds" has a lot to explore, not only with Michaela's next Calling, but also revisiting the drama of Ben (Josh Dallas) and his family. Here's NBC's synopsis for the new episode:
Michaela's (Melissa Roxburgh) mystifying, next-level calling launches her on a mission that brings her relationship with Jared (J.R. Ramirez) to a head. Determined to protect his family, Ben (Josh Dallas) explores an alternate meaning to Michaela's calling that leads him to a new alliance and a powerful new adversary. Cal's (Jack Messina) struggle with Ben's absence from home forces the Stones into an agonizing confrontation that could alter the family's fabric forever.
A powerful new adversary? That doesn't sound good, but it's a hint to the new big bad ahead.
But let's jump ahead to the "agonizing confrontation." My TV listing says Olive Stone (Luna Blaise) invites Danny (Daniel Sunjata) to dinner. We see them outside together in some photos shared by NBC to preview this episode. That must be when she invites him to the house.
So Danny shows up at the house, and it looks like he's there when Ben is also around -- despite Grace Stone (Athena Karkanis) kicking Ben out of the house in the midseason finale. It's still frustrating that she did that, but clearly Ben doesn't stay gone for long. NBC shared other photos to preview "Crosswinds," and a few show Ben, Grace, Olive, and Cal Stone (Jack Messina) at home, along with Danny. Here's one such photo:
Tense! This whole Stone family drama is such a mess. There's too much at stake to deal with this, what with Michaela's strange new Calling and the whole situation with Autumn as a secret UDS spy. Plus, what's up with Vance? Is he really dead? Apparently there's more to the "Dead Reckoning" twists than fans may initially think, as teased by Melissa Roxburgh herself.
Manifest has been a huge success for NBC so far. It broke a ratings record with its debut, and upped its Season 1 episode count to 16. That means we're more than halfway through the first season at this point, but it also suggests Season 2 is a given. NBC hasn't officially renewed Manifest for Season 2 yet, but it's basically understood. Not only is it popular, there are too many mysteries that will need to continue beyond just 16 episodes.
Manifest Season 1, Episode 10, "Crosswinds," airs Monday, January 7 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. Check out our midseason 2019 TV schedule for more good stuff to watch.