The unresolved mystery surrounding Cal’s age in season 4 of Manifest persists, but developments surrounding the 828 Registry may offer a crucial explanation.
The ongoing events related to the 828 Registry in Manifest’s fourth season could potentially shed light on the enigma of Cal’s age. The newly-established branch of the New York City Police Department has taken a hostile stance towards the passengers of Flight 828, relentlessly pursuing and persecuting them. In the latest development, the Registry is actively rounding up and detaining all passengers, which could possibly reveal more information about Cal’s age mystery.
Currently, the 828 Registry has arrested Eagan and apprehended Saanvi and Vance. This action will only make things more complicated for the passengers who are already dealing with the knowledge of the impending end of the world. According to their findings, the Death Date will result in a volcanic apocalypse, and if they don’t find a way to save the Lifeboat before June 2, 2024, Mount Ararat will erupt and cause the end of human civilization. It’s unclear whether Angelina, who possesses the powers of an Omega Sapphire, will be responsible for triggering this catastrophe.
The change in Cal’s age will let him avoid the registry
The Registry’s actions are likely to complicate things for the main characters in Manifest, but Cal may be able to avoid them due to the mysterious change in his age at the end of season 3. As a result of this unexplained change, the main characters have given Cal a new identity as Gabriel Stone, allowing him to potentially evade the Registry more easily than his fellow passengers. Since Cal’s true age is five years older than what is on record, the Registry is unlikely to suspect that Gabriel Stone and Cal are the same people.
The reason behind the divine consciousness adding five years to Cal’s age may be explained if his older age helps him avoid being captured by the Registry, while the other passengers are imprisoned or on the run. The divine consciousness, being all-knowing, would have been aware of the obstacles that the passengers would face, including the Registry, which poses a significant threat to their survival. If the Registry manages to capture all the passengers, their efforts to prevent the apocalypse that is scheduled for 2024 will be futile.