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What happened to Cal on Manifest Season 3 finale?

The Manifest Season 3 finale brought far more questions than answers. What exactly happened to Cal in the episode?

There is absolutely no doubt that we need Manifest Season 4 to happen after that finale! It brought us so many questions about Flight 828, especially with that moment at the end with Captain Daly.

However, one of the biggest questions is all about Cal. Throughout the two-hour season finale, he was getting sicker and sicker because the tailfin was being tested on. Then it turned out it was because the tailfin wanted to be taken back to where it was founded. Before anyone could figure out the second part, Cal decided to show the scientists everything that they already knew.

He put his hand on the tailfin and he disappeared. Ben, Michaela, and Saanvi saw him in a calling after he returned the tailfin, but that wasn’t the last time we saw him on the Manifest Season 3 finale.

He turned up at the house where Grace was sadly dying after being stabbed by Angelica. However, it wasn’t the Cal we’d come to know. This Cal was a 17-year-old version of the boy; the age he would have been had Flight 828 not happened.

How was 17-year-old Cal at Grace’s side on Manifest?

Is it possible that Grace was just hallucinating her son on the Manifest Season 3 finale? While that could be possible, it wouldn’t make sense. Why would she hallucinate an older version of her son that she’d never met before?

No, instead, it’s likely linked to Cal disappearing and everything to do with the tailfin. Is it possible that Cal disappeared somewhere that allowed him to age? Is it possible that his sacrifice with the tailfin has earned him the chance to beat his Death Date?

Cal said to Grace that he knew what he needed to do now. It certainly looks like the mystery behind the plane has explained itself to Cal. Now he needs to get that across to the rest of the Flight 828 passengers.

Of course, he’s going to have to explain what happened to him when he sees his dad and aunt. He’ll also need to share what happened to Grace, and that’s going to be the hardest conversation going.

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Manifest Seasons 1 and 2 are now available on Netflix.