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The Best Episodes of Manifest

Every episode of Manifest ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Manifest!

After landing from a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 discover five years have passed in what seemed like a few hours. 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.

Genres:DramaMysterySci-Fi & Fantasy
Networks:NBCNetflix

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The best episode of "Manifest" is "Final Boarding", rated 8.7/10 from 1841 user votes. It was directed by Romeo Tirone and written by Jeff Rake, Laura Putney. "Final Boarding" aired on 6/2/2023 and is rated 0.6 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Mayday (2)".

  • Final Boarding
    8.7/10 1,841 votes

    #1 - Final Boarding

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 2023-06-02

    The Death Date has arrived. As tensions erupt and revelations emerge, the passengers of Flight 828 reunite and face the unknown together.

    Director: Romeo Tirone

    Writer: Jeff Rake, Laura Putney

  • Mayday (2)
    8.1/10 1,410 votes

    #2 - Mayday (2)

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2021-06-10

    Ben and Saanvi undertake a treacherous mission. Michaela and Zeke race to stop a passenger before his actions turn deadly. Jared and Vance's team up reveals secrets that could upend their lives.

    Director: Romeo Tirone

    Writer: Jeff Rake, Matthew Lau

  • Inversion Illusion
    8.1/10 1,043 votes

    #3 - Inversion Illusion

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-11-04

    As the Stones race to find the Omega Sapphire, Ben finds hope in a Calling that reunites him with a familiar face. Zeke faces a difficult choice.

    Director: Romeo Tirone

    Writer: Jeff Rake, Margaret Easley

  • Emergency Exit
    8.0/10 1,334 votes

    #4 - Emergency Exit

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-02-17

    Tensions flare as 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, and Saanvi seeks help from an old flame.

    Director: Jean de Segonzac

    Writer: Ezra W. Nachman, Jeannine Renshaw

  • Pilot
    7.9/10 3,715 votes

    #5 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-09-24

    When Flight 828 lands in New York, Michaela and Ben Stone and the other passengers learn that years have passed, but they haven't aged a day. They reunite with loved ones, piece together their old lives and deal with mysterious voices in their heads.

    Director: David Frankel

    Writer: Jeff Rake

  • Dead Reckoning
    7.9/10 1,881 votes

    #6 - Dead Reckoning

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-11-26

    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.

    Director: Paul Holahan

    Writer: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley

  • Vanishing Point
    7.9/10 1,653 votes

    #7 - Vanishing Point

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2019-01-21

    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.

    Director: Millicent Shelton

    Writer: Jeff Rake, Gregory Nelson

  • Estimated Time of Departure
    7.9/10 1,688 votes

    #8 - Estimated Time of Departure

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2019-02-18

    Michaela, Ben, Zeke and Saanvi all have the same calling. After another panic attack, Saanvi is finally ready to see a therapist, but it may not be what's best for her. An ominous new link appears between Griffin and the 828 passengers.

    Director: Dean White

    Writer: Jeff Rake, Amanda Green

  • Course Deviation
    7.9/10 1,248 votes

    #9 - Course Deviation

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-03-16

    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, and the X'ers set their sights on Zeke.

    Director: Michael Smith

    Writer: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley

  • Rendezvous
    7.9/10 818 votes

    #10 - Rendezvous

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-11-04

    An ominous Calling shakes up Michaela and Zeke’s party. Cal and Ben receive devastating news. Michaela, Saanvi and Eagan look for the Omega Sapphire.

    Director: Cheryl Dunye

    Writer: MW Cartozian Wilson, Sumerah Srivastav

  • Squawk
    7.8/10 833 votes

    #11 - Squawk

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-11-04

    Michaela, Vance, Jared and Zeke's search for Ben at the compound leads to an explosive confrontation — and a divine miracle.

    Director: Michael Smith

    Writer: Simran Baidwan, Sumerah Srivastav

  • False Horizon
    7.7/10 1,315 votes

    #12 - False Horizon

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-01-20

    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. Meanwhile, a shocking and disturbing incident leads Grace to suspect a local mom is in danger.

    Director: Nathan Hope

    Writer: MW Cartozian Wilson, Jeannine Renshaw

  • Icing Conditions
    7.7/10 1,317 votes

    #13 - Icing Conditions

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2020-04-06

    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. Season finale.

    Director: Romeo Tirone

    Writer: Jeff Rake, Matthew Lau

  • Graveyard Spiral
    7.7/10 1,174 votes

    #14 - Graveyard Spiral

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-04-29

    Jace zeroes in on Cal's location as others try to prevent a tragedy. A missing piece of the parchment leads to a surprising revelation.

    Director: Sherwin Shilati

    Writer: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley

  • Contrails
    7.6/10 1,605 votes

    #15 - Contrails

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2019-01-14

    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.

    Director: Marisol Adler

    Writer: Matthew Lau, Bobak Esfarjani

  • Airplane Bottles
    7.6/10 1,238 votes

    #16 - Airplane Bottles

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-03-09

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

    Director: Ramaa Mosley

    Writer: Matthew Lau, MW Cartozian Wilson

  • Tailfin
    7.6/10 1,255 votes

    #17 - Tailfin

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-04-01

    Ben heads on an international mission with Vance to seek a clue that may finally unlock the mystery of Flight 828. An intense calling leads newlyweds Michaela and Zeke on an adventure of their own. Saanvi attempts to forget her past sins.

    Director: Romeo Tirone

    Writer: Jeff Rake, Bobak Esfarjani

  • Mayday (1)
    7.6/10 997 votes

    #18 - Mayday (1)

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2021-06-10

    The Stones are reunited with Olive, yet their happiness is quickly interrupted when Cal runs away. As Michaela struggles to help the passengers avoid a deadly threat, her relationship with Jared sours over mistrust.

    Director: Dean White

    Writer: Simran Baidwan, Marta Gene Camps

  • Romeo
    7.6/10 784 votes

    #19 - Romeo

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-11-04

    After finding another dead body, Michaela and Jared try to track down a serial killer. Cal goes on a date. Zeke faces old demons.

    Director: Josh Dallas

    Writer: Ezra W. Nachman, Darika Fuhrmann

  • Full Upright and Locked Position
    7.6/10 791 votes

    #20 - Full Upright and Locked Position

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-11-04

    Caught in a tough position, Cal attempts to clear his name as the search for the killer continues. Saanvi tests a theory on a reluctant volunteer.

    Director: Erica A. Watson

    Writer: Matt K. Turner, Jimmy Blackmon

  • Reentry
    7.5/10 2,648 votes

    #21 - Reentry

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-10-01

    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.

    Director: Dean White

    Writer: Jeff Rake, Matthew Lau

  • Off Radar
    7.5/10 1,896 votes

    #22 - Off Radar

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-11-05

    When Cal wakes with a life-threatening fever, Grace worries it's a side-effect of his experimental cancer treatment, but Michaela and Ben suspect Cal's condition may be related to a mysterious passenger from Flight 828. As Cal's situation worsens, Ben and Michaela attempt to track down the now-missing passenger.

    Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá

    Writer: Matthew Lau, MW Cartozian Wilson

  • S.N.A.F.U.
    7.5/10 1,827 votes

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

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-11-12

    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.

    Director: Michael Shultz

    Writer: Jeff Rake, Bobak Esfarjani

  • Point of No Return
    7.5/10 1,758 votes

    #24 - Point of No Return

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-11-19

    Ben forms an unlikely partnership with Vance in a high-stakes race to locate the missing passengers of Flight 828. Meanwhile, Michaela helps a suicidal passenger who believes he is the Angel of Death, and Cal goes back to school, navigating both his unwanted celebrity and his former friends, who are all now 16 years old.

    Director: Nina Lopez-Corrado

    Writer: Gregory Nelson, Margaret Rose Lester

  • Fasten Your Seatbelts
    7.5/10 1,462 votes

    #25 - Fasten Your Seatbelts

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-01-06

    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, all while the clock on the lives of the 828ers continues to tick towards zero.

    Director: Joe Chappelle

    Writer: Jeff Rake, Bobak Esfarjani