All through the missing plane drama Manifest, The love life of Michaela Stone, Melissa Roxburgh’s character, is increasingly messy.
Viewers were left with a huge cliffhanger at the end of season three and given that the fourth and final season just landed on Netflix, we thought it would be fun to see how the story unfolds. remembers Roxburgh. We asked her to recap the first three seasons in under two minutes, and she did! Quite successful, one might add, even if with 42 episodes, we can forgive him for not remembering certain details. “OK, every character has such a complex story that I forget the answer to this one,” she told StyleCaster when we asked her to comment on some fan theories from the show. “Especially more than 20 episodes [in season 4], there is so much going on. Michaela’s love life is one of her anchors and it gets… complicated as Roxburgh explains.
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In season one, Michaela boards Montego Air Flight 828 to New York, leaving a proposal from her boyfriend Jared unanswered. The plane disappears and miraculously reappears five and a half years later. Here’s the thing: the passengers on board thought only a few minutes of turbulence had passed and they hadn’t aged a day. They also experience these mysterious voices, which they call “calls”, compelling them to go on adventures and complete certain tasks. One draws Michaela to save a frozen man in a cave, Zeke, with whom she finds a soul connection, falls in love with him and marries while she still has feelings for Jared and vice versa. See, we told you it was messy.
But the whole point of the show, says Roxburgh, is that the passengers of Flight 828 need to know what happened to them and why. Secretly too, because the government gets involved and a fundamentalist Christian sub-conspiracy and things become “chaotic”. She also tried to explain her thoughts on the love triangle between Michaela, Jared, and Zeke and who she would like Michaela to end up with, though *spoiler alert* it didn’t end well for any of them.
Manifest Season 4 is available to stream on Netflix. Watch StyleCaster’s “Rapid Recap” with Melissa Roxburgh above.