'Manifest' Season 1: It was Lourdes' idea to start a family with Jared, fans claim, as conspiracy theories thicken
With Michaela coming back, Jared probably hoped to find some closure but now that Lourdes is pregnant that is not happening.
Lourdes (played by Victoria Cartagena) and Jared (played by J.R.Ramirez) are currently not in the fans' good books when it comes to NBC's Jeff-Rake directed show, 'Manifest', just like the other equally condemned couple Grace (played by Athena Karkanis) and Ben (played by Josh Dallas). However, fans were eager to find out if Jared would finally break up with Lourdes to go back to Michaela. Now, considering the last episode, it seems that the probability of the old-time lovers getting back together is almost nil since Lourdes is now expecting.
In a scene in the last episode, Grace had accidentally bumped into Lourdes in a supermart, where Lourdes revealed that she was finally trying to have babies with Jared. Grace broke the news to Michaela, who immediately asked Jared to stop accompanying her on her quest to solve the mystery of the missing plane. In spite of the recurring call which said, "Don't lose him", Michaela chose to walk away from Jared to keep him safe as she understood that anyone linked to the passengers from the missing plane might end up dead. Although it was a noble move taken by Michaela, fans still cannot get over the fact that Jared is not returning to her anytime soon.
A fan claimed on Twitter, "Bet starting a family was only Lourdes's idea not Jared's." The post was backed up by several comments which state that Lourdes is only "trying to keep her man". In the last few episodes, we have seen that although Lourdes is happy about Michaela being back from the dead, she clearly did not want to give away Jared- now that they are married. As for Jared, his sense of guilt has led him to follow Michaela through all her quests in order to protect her but he never spoke a word about it with Lourdes. Probably realizing that her husband has been keeping his quests with his former lover a secret, Lourdes probably decided that it was time to put a tag on their family.
Fans have been quite dissuading about Lourdes and Jared getting together when Michaela went missing. One fan commented, "I understand that Jared and Lourdes thought Michaela was dead, but if I died, my best friend would not have permission to marry my fiance. He'd be off limits forever. " However, some fans are taking it on a somewhat positive note, claiming that in the present times it didn't matter if you had one partner or two. The fan stated, "This is 2018, I think the Jared-Michaela-Lourdes combo can work #SisterWives #PolygamyRules." It will probably be better to consider that Jared did wait for Michaela for almost two years before he finally decided on moving on, especially when Michaela's mother indicated that she would want them to be happy together.
Michaela, too, was never certain about her relationship with Jared but when the turbulence occurred, she changed her mind and decided to accept Jared's proposal for marriage. It was too late, but at least we know that these two wanted to be together but couldn't because destiny had something else planned.