Manifest season 4 part 1 review: Thrilling addition to a gradually revealing mystery

Manifest season 4 part 1 follows the Stone family as they try to save both humanity and their fellow passengers from Flight 828 before Angelina could wreak havoc. The series is now streaming on Netflix.


The passengers of Flight 828 have been on a wild and dreadful ride since their arrival after being missing for five and a half years, with none of them being aged at all.

Two years ago, Angelina brutally murdered Grace and kidnapped Ben and Grace’s daughter, Eden.

With Ben being completely obsessed with his exhaustive search for Eden, Michaela has taken control of the lifeboat, hoping to save everyone from a gruesome fate.

Though much has changed in the passengers’ lives over the last two years, this task has become even more difficult.

Ben’s entire family persuades him to let go of Eden, but he refuses to believe that his missing daughter is dead. He eventually finds Angelina and rescues Eden, reuniting her with her entire family.

However, the Stone family is still picking up the pieces of their lives and trying to save the passengers as their dreaded death day approaches—now only a year and a half away.

When Saanvi attempts to safely replicate the Major’s experiments, it leads the Stone family to seek the omega sapphire, which can save the lifeboat from sinking.

Cal, on the other hand, receives a dragon tattoo on his forearm after meeting a Chinese passenger and realizes that he’s meant for something much bigger.

In the meantime, Angelina steals the mystical ancient omega sapphire before the Stone family can get their hands on it, causing havoc that could lead to humanity’s demise.


Josh Dallas plays a crucial part as Ben, whose portrayal of a worn-out father following the kidnapping of his daughter is almost flawless.

Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela does a fantastic job of capturing the character’s highs and lows. She has more to do in this season than ever before and appears to be a crucial piece of the puzzle for the outcome.

Ty Doran, who plays young adult Cal, perfectly embodies everything that Jack Messina did as young Cal, but with a slightly different spin. Cal’s development feels completely natural, as does his unfortunate conflict with Ben.

Parveen Kaur as Saanvi puts on a strong performance as an overworked and obsessive researcher who will stop at nothing to learn the truth about the death day and callings.

Holly Taylor plays Angelina, the ideal antagonist, whom everyone wishes would die whenever she puts herself in danger, but she never does and keeps the plot moving.


The fourth season has a dark tone since the passengers are racing against the clock as their death dates approach. Fortunately, the writers have made certain that each character’s journey in this season is well-defined, especially Jared and Olive’s.

The episodes of this season are thrilling, with things happening in rapid succession and not allowing the viewers to catch their breath. Aside from a tragic death, there is another cliffhanger near the end of the first part that leaves the audience gasping for more.

The supernatural and bizarre concepts still coexist with profoundly human themes, such as loss and redemption, without overwhelming the viewer.

It cleverly takes advantage of a formula that has always been effective, revealing jaw-dropping twist after twist and giving just enough hints to keep viewers guessing.


Although it is understandable that the characters in this show have had their world turned upside down, many of them still act in ways that are illogical. For instance, even though Angelina kidnapped his sister, Cal decides to trust her and allows her to talk to Eden.

Every episode focuses solely on the supposed callings that each passenger has, which is monotonous and repetitive. They should have focused more on what caused passengers to receive these callings, and what happened to the 828 passengers on that fateful day.


If you’ve watched the previous seasons, Manifest season 4 part 1 is definitely worth watching because it is far better and more polished than its predecessors.

The fourth season has always been highly anticipated, and it certainly lives up to the hype, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats until the very last second.

Manifest season 4 part 1
Manifest season 4 part 1 review: Thrilling addition to a gradually revealing mystery 1

Director: Romeo Tirone, Dean White, Marisol Adler, SJ Main Muñoz, Mike Smith, Harvey Waldman, Josh Dallas, Erica Watson, Cheryl Dunye

Date Created: 2022-11-04 12:30

Editor's Rating:

Also Read: Manifest season 4 part 1 ending explained: Do the Stones find answers to save humanity?

More from The Envoy Web