Manifest episode 7 synopsis: S.N.A.F.U.

The mystery of what happened to Flight 828 deepens with Manifest season 1, episode 7. Here is the synopsis of “S.N.A.F.U.”

Like the movement on a chessboard, everything seems to be falling into place on Manifest. Michaela has a new calling to deal with while Ben continues his quest to learn more about what happened to the missing passengers.

Last week’s episode “Off Radar” provided more insight into the nature of the Flight 828 conspiracy, namely that Vance is in the dark as much as everyone else and that whoever is in charge is conducting horrific experiments on passengers who were swept away from prying eyes.

Here is the episode description of Manifest “S.N.A.F.U.”:

“Michaela tries to make sense of her newest calling — the sound of a beating heart; Ben goes to risky lengths to investigate the whereabouts of 11 missing Flight 828 passengers.”

The mysteries continue to build as Manifest plots a course toward the back half of the season. Until “Off Radar” it seemed like Vance was part of the conspiracy, but he’s a pawn like everyone else. The fact that Homeland Security is being kept out of the loop suggests that something very big is going on. Vance arrived at the Red Door after the secret operation had already moved out, but Ben’s story was confirmed by a single bandage with a drop of blood on it.

Now that Vance knows Ben’s story is true, will he work with Ben or continue to keep Ben at a distance?

Cal’s connection to the missing passengers is enough to keep Ben fighting for answers, and now that Michaela and Jared are on the same page, hopefully she’ll have his support as she deals with her new calling. This week’s calling is a tricky one, because there are no voices or words, only a noise: A heartbeat.

Manifest airs Mondays at 10:00 p.m. on NBC.