In Episode 6 of Season 1 of Manifest, The Major, a mysterious government official, is mentioned. However, episode 12 of the NBC drama, which is now available on Netflix, was the first to put a face to the name. Many fans who saw Elizabeth Marvel portray The Major may have thought the actor looked familiar. Here are some of Marvel’s other acting credits where fans of Manifest may have seen her.
Who is The Major in ‘Manifest’?
In episode 12, Manifest eventually introduces The Major as Major General Kathryn Fitz. Using passenger and scientist Fiona Clarke’s (Francesca Faridany) findings, the Major directs a government-funded experiment on passengers of Flight 828. She is aware of the passengers’ Callings, or premonitions, and seeks to determine how the government might utilize them to its benefit.
To obtain more information about the passengers, The Major appears as a psychiatrist and recruits Saanvi (Parveen Kaur) as her “patient.” The Major remains on Manifest until the second season, but characters continue to refer to her until the conclusion of the third season, making her an integral part of the plot.
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