The BEST Episodes of Manifest

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2020

Network: NBC

When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. But in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years - and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they're all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.


#1 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2018

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.

star 7.76
2,818 votes
Directors: David Frankel
Writers: Jeff Rake
False Horizon

#2 - False Horizon

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2020

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. A shocking and disturbing incident leads Grace to suspect a local mother is in danger.

star 7.74
966 votes
Directors: Nathan Hope
Writers: Jeannie Renshaw, MW Cartozian Wilson
Emergency Exit

#3 - Emergency Exit

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 17, 2020

The passengers of Flight 828 finally come to understand the meaning of their increasingly terrifying callings. Afraid of losing his daughter to the Church of the Believers, Ben confronts Adrian. Zeke challenges Michaela’s trust. Saanvi seeks help from an old flame.

star 7.73
854 votes
Writers: Ezra Nachman, Jeannine Renshaw

#4 - Reentry

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2018

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.

star 7.70
2,510 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Jeff Rake, Matthew Lau
Icing Conditions

#5 - Icing Conditions

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 6, 2020

Michaela and Ben put everything on the line to attempt a daring rescue. As the final hours of Zeke's life approach, Saanvi and Vance make a last-ditch effort to appeal to the Major, who may be the only person who can save him from his Death Date.

star 7.70
720 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Jeff Rake, Matthew Lau
Estimated Time of Departure

#6 - Estimated Time of Departure

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 18, 2019

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.

star 7.67
1,391 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Amanda Green, Jeff Rake
Vanishing Point

#7 - Vanishing Point

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 21, 2019

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.

star 7.66
1,527 votes
Writers: Gregory Nelson, Jeff Rake
Course Deviation

#8 - Course Deviation

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 16, 2020

When Grace's pregnancy complicates the pursuit of a calling, Ben finds himself working alongside an uneasy new ally. Michaela tries to make amends with Jared. The Xers set their sights on Zeke.

star 7.66
769 votes
Directors: Michael Smith
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley
Black Box

#9 - Black Box

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 2020

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.

star 7.65
860 votes
Directors: Sherwin Shilati
Writers: Simran Baidwan
Airplane Bottles

#10 - Airplane Bottles

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 9, 2020

As a storm rages outside the Stone home and anxieties boil over inside, Olive frantically searches for meaning in a centuries-old text. Michaela faces unexpected scrutiny at work. Zeke comes to Saanvi's aid when her lab research takes a dangerous turn.

star 7.63
772 votes
Directors: Ramaa Mosley
Writers: Matthew Lau, MW Cartozian Wilson
Dead Reckoning

#11 - Dead Reckoning

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 26, 2018

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.

star 7.61
1,665 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley

#12 - Contrails

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 14, 2019

Willing to follow any lead to keep his son safe from The Major, Ben heeds Cal's calling to help Captain Daly clear his name for what happened to Flight 828. 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?

star 7.60
1,487 votes
Directors: Marisol Adler
Writers: Bobak Esfarjani, Matthew Lau

#13 - Crosswinds

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 7, 2019

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.

star 7.59
1,519 votes
Directors: Michael Smith
Writers: Amanda Green, MW Cartozian Wilson
Call Sign

#14 - Call Sign

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 30, 2020

Ben is drawn to help absolve a passenger of his guilt while Saanvi enlists help in protecting herself from the Major. Jared and Drea must extract a confession from a trio of ruthless meth dealers who would do anything to exact revenge on Michaela.

star 7.59
726 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Ezra Nachman, Simran Baidwan

#15 - Grounded

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2020

Ben forms an alliance with a student from Flight 828, whose callings either uncovered a violent crime or helped him commit one. Saanvi strives to further her research into the death date. Grace makes a startling discovery about her pregnancy.

star 7.59
982 votes
Directors: Claudia Yarmy
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley

#16 - Turbulence

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 2018

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.

star 7.59
2,228 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Bobak Esfarjani, Gregory Nelson
Return Trip

#17 - Return Trip

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2020

Ben and Saanvi work together to orchestrate a surprising family reunion for an emotionally closed-off Flight 828 passenger. Olive drifts further away from her family. Jared learns more about a growing cabal of anti-828 sentiment. Michaela finds herself out on a limb when baggage from Zeke’s past threatens to destroy his tenuous new life.

star 7.59
860 votes
Directors: Mo Perkins
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley

#18 - Upgrade

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 4, 2019

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.

star 7.58
1,437 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Ezra Nachman, Matthew Lau
Fasten Your Seatbelts

#19 - Fasten Your Seatbelts

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2020

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.

star 7.56
1,042 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Bobak Esfarjani, Jeff Rake
Unaccompanied Minors

#20 - Unaccompanied Minors

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 23, 2020

As Zeke's condition worsens and the clock ticks towards his death date, he must confront his past while Saanvi tries to secure him a future. A pair of connected callings lead Ben and TJ to a surprising loved one. Michaela faces a moral dilemma.

star 7.56
737 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Jeannine Renshaw, Marta Gene Camps

#21 - S.N.A.F.U.

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 2018

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.

star 7.55
1,831 votes
Directors: Michael Shultz
Writers: Bobak Esfarjani, Jeff Rake
Coordinated Flight

#22 - Coordinated Flight

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

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, but she finds her efforts stymied by Adrian’s refusal to cooperate.

star 7.55
880 votes
Directors: Marisol Adler
Writers: Marta Gene Camps, Matthew Lau
Carry On

#23 - Carry On

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 2, 2020

In the wake of a devastating tragedy, Ben tries to connect with a despondent Olive. Michaela questions Jared’s loyalties. Saanvi shares a medical breakthrough that could change the course of all their lives.

star 7.54
793 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Jeff Rake, Simran Baidwan
Hard Landing

#24 - Hard Landing

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 11, 2019

When Michaela meets the mysterious James Griffin during a police investigation, the passengers learn what happens when the callings fall in the wrong hands. Jared finds out about Zeke, setting him at odds with Michaela and her trust in the callings.

star 7.54
1,412 votes
Directors: Claudia Yarmy
Writers: Bobak Esfarjani, Gregory Nelson
Cleared for Approach

#25 - Cleared for Approach

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 28, 2019

Michaela uses her skills as a detective to find out more about Zeke, a hiker who disappeared for two years and may be one of them. Ben’s family is impacted as public disdain for the passengers of Flight 828 rises.

star 7.53
1,470 votes
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley