Manifest season 4, episode 9 recap – what does the volcanic ash Calling mean for the passengers?

November 4, 2022
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“Rendezvous” is the most touching and shocking episode in the series so far. With Manifest, it always feels that as soon as the characters solve one problem, a bigger issue is just waiting for them around the corner.

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Summary

“Rendezvous” is the most touching and shocking episode in the series so far. With Manifest, it always feels that as soon as the characters solve one problem, a bigger issue is just waiting for them around the corner.

We recap the Netflix series Manifest season 4, episode 9, “Rendezvous,” which contains spoilers and details of the ending.

“Rendezvous” is the most touching and shocking episode in the series so far. With Manifest, it always feels that as soon as the characters solve one problem, another issue is just waiting for them around the corner. Ben has to face the possibility of losing his son. The 828-ers find the Omega Saphire, but an even bigger threat reveals itself. 

Manifest season 4, episode 9 recap

The first half of season 4’s penultimate episode starts in Dr. Bates’s office, where Cal and Ben received some devastating news: Cal’s body isn’t responding to the treatment, and he has days left to live. Initially, they decide not to tell the rest of the family as Mick and Zeke are celebrating their third wedding anniversary. 

At the house, after a lovely celebratory dinner that even Jared was invited to, Ben, Michaela, Cal and Saanvi experience a powerful Calling of them back on the plane where both Marko, the catatonic passenger, and Thomas, the stowaway, appear to need help. 

Michaela and Saanvi follow the compass, thinking it will lead them to Thomas, who’s since gone off the grid. But the compass leads them back to the boiler room where they hid Thomas back in season one. Meanwhile, Eagan and his boss from the soup kitchen are following the tunnels underneath the building, leading to them also arriving in the boiler room. As it turns out, the man who’s running the soup kitchen Eagan pretended to volunteer at is actually Leo, the boyfriend Thomas was supposed to meet in New York when 828 landed. 

Eagan tells Mick and Saanvi that he’s been following the tunnels in hopes of finding the Omega Saphire. Apparently, Logan Strickland’s compass previously belonged to his great-great-grandfather who was a Freemason and a member of a secret order. 

At the house, Cal is getting progressively worse as he and Ben are waiting for Jared and Zeke to come back with Marko. The young man refuses to take his pain meds because he wants to stay as alert as possible when solving the Calling. Despite his catatonic state, when Marko is touched by Cal his hands start moving. Ben gives him a pen and the man draws the same volcano that’s been appearing in Callings all season. When Olive sees the drawing, she realizes it’s the same volcano from her tarot cards.

Back in the boiler room, the three passengers are working together to solve a puzzle left on the wall with the help of Olive’s tarot cards. It leads to them uncovering an engraving of the Egyptian Goddess Maat from TJs papyrus. In the engraving, they find the Omega Saphire. To finish the puzzle, the group had to set the inner wall on fire, which led to it collapsing and blocking one of the exits from the boiler rooms. Eagan being Eagan grabs the Omega Saphire, runs off with it, and locks Mick, Saanvi and Leo in. Luckily, they don’t stay trapped for long, as Thomas appears and saves the day, before finally reuniting with the love of his life. 

There’s an unresolved subplot throughout the episode of Ben’s phone receiving a call from an unknown number that he doesn’t notice. He gives Eden the phone to distract her while Marko is drawing, she picks up and it appears that whoever’s on the other line has been listening into the Stone family house for over 40 minutes. 

Manifest season 4, episode 9 ending

Before Jared takes Marko back to the nursing home, Cal gives him his snow globe with the volcano in it. At the nursing home, the snow globe explodes in Marko’s lap, which overlaps with Saandi getting the ash Calling. 

When the Stone family gets back together at the house, Cal finally tells everyone he’s dying. But they don’t have much time to process the news, as they all get the same ash Calling that’s been plaguing them all season. 

In the Calling, Michaela, Ben, Cal, Thomas and Saanvi are back on the plane, but they’re not alone. All their loved ones are there as well. The passengers come to a chilling conclusion at the end of Manifest season 4, episode 9: The Death Date is not just for the 828-ers, it’s actually the date of the Apocalypse. Eagan also appears in the calling, holding the Omega Saphire tight. As Mick tries to convince him to give it back, Eagan disappears. Back in his motel room, Eagan is lying unconscious on the floor, and someone has stolen the sapphire from him. 

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