'Manifest' fans are totally rooting for a Ben-Saanvi twist in the story
They think alike and do things that drive them with passion but is that enough for Manifest's Ben and Saanvi to get into a relationship?
Ben and Saanvi have been fan-favorites ever since the two teamed up to solve the case of the missing plane in NBC's Jeff Rake-directed show, 'Manifest'. Starring Josh Dallas (as Ben Stone), Athena Karkanis (as Grace), Melissa Roxburgh (as Michaela Stone), and Parveen Kaur (as Saanvi Bahl), the show follows the sudden re-appearance of Montego Air Flight 828, which went missing for almost five and a half years. Although all the passengers returned alive, none of them have aged even a day and they were now experiencing certain "callings" which seem to be leading them towards one destination.
Being like-minded people, Ben and Saanvi were convinced that the "callings" had nothing to do with any kind of divine intervention. Being a doctor, whose research on cancer has been saving lives, Saanvi discovered that there was certain kind of marks in their brains which were not there before they boarded the plane. Convinced that it could be an early indication of schizophrenia, Saanvi was certain that every passenger on that plane was nothing but sick. Ben followed her steps and tried to figure out if they were subjected to any kind of scientific experiments while they were on that plane.
Since their quest sees them spend a lot of time together and their chemistry is being noticed, fans are totally rooting for these two nerds to get together. On the personal front, Ben has been unable to make Grace understand that his impulsive actions were the result of the "callings"; Saanvi, on the other hand, has been unable to talk about it with anyone. The two found refuge in each other, as they are on the same boat. The show's fandom is already calling out a future romantic angle between the couple.
A fan on Twitter mentioned, "They're gonna end up together, watch. I called it!!" Fans want Ben to get along with Saanvi ever since it was revealed that Grace was still unable to let Danny go. Another fan on Twitter said, "They’re gonna get together and Grace is gonna be jealous which is so hypocritical cuz she can’t let go of Danny #Manifest."
However, amid all the hype about Ben and Saanvi, some fans are skeptical about whether their relationship will only remain a theory or if it will actually come up on screen. A fan on Reddit claimed, "I think Ben and Saanvi might become a thing in the future but I don't think it'll be because it was the writers' original intention but rather spawned from their popularity with the audience. They really do seem like they're written as just friends but I think Josh Dallas just has more chemistry with the actress who plays Saanvi than with the one who plays his wife. I think the audience is seeing more than what the writers intended."
It is yet not confirmed if Ben and Saanvi will truly end up getting in a relationship- rather, a rebound- if Grace never takes him back, but we can say that the duo will have a long-term friendship. They think alike and are driven by the similar impulse to take up the action when necessary. They are both equally passionate about the work that they do and would go up to any extent to find out answers to questions which trouble their rational minds. 'Manifest' returns to NBC on January 7.