NBC's newest hit show, Manifest, has reeled audiences in with a story that introduces a new strange phenomenon every week. One part Lost, one part Law & Order, and one part This Is Us, Manifest has something for everyone. There's family drama, there are police procedurals, plus freaky unexplained clues that try to explain what happened to Flight 828. But the first clue remains with the son of Ben Stone, Cal, the youngest passenger on the flight. These theories about Cal on Manifestsuggest whatever the show throws their way, Cal remains viewers' No. 1 clue for what happened on the plane.
The reasons Cal is a focal point is his "miracle within a miracle" status. The return of the flight, after it went missing for five years, is considered by all to be a miracle in itself. But Cal has cancer, and when he got on Flight 828, there was no cure. He wasn't expected to live until 2014, let alone 2018. But when he landed, Doctors had just begun enrolling clinical trials for a newly-confirmed cure, changing his prognosis from terminal to almost certain survival, and a high rate of living to adulthood.
In short, a miracle. Here are some theories about Cal on Manifest that may give some viewers answers.