'Manifest': Who could Saanvi's mystery partner be that left the seat next to her empty on the plane?
Their stories were simultaneously placed and as far as we know, nothing in 'Manifest' happens without a reason.
NBC has left 'Manifest' waiting for too long for a renewal of Season 2 as there is still a lot more left to the mystery of Montego Air Flight 828. Just when it became clear that the passengers barely had five years to live, another new mystery was introduced in the form of Saanvi's (Parveen Kaur) invisible partner. Towards the end of the finale episode which aired on January 27, it was revealed that Saanvi was not alone on the plane but was left to be alone by someone she was waiting for at the airport. Starring alongside Josh Dallas as Ben Stone and Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone, Saanvi was one of the passengers on the plane which went missing for almost five-and-a-half years.
Coming from creator Jeff Rake in the strangely twisted storyline, we came to know that Saanvi was perhaps abandoned by a man she loved, and it was only then that Ben realized the seat beside Saanvi was empty on the plane. The revelation came at a point when Saanvi was just attacked by a woman who was made to believe by the Church of the Returned that Saanvi possessed magical powers. Hysteric by her husband's illness, she threatened to kill Saanvi if she is unable to cure him. Fortunately, Ben and Michaela arrived right in time to help her but it seemed that she would remain scared for a very long time. In another twist, when she finally sought help from a therapist, it turned out that the therapist was actually the infamous Major (Elizabeth Marvel).
Fans are however making their guesses of who that man could have been. One fan stated on Reddit there might be a connection between Saanvi and Zeke (Matt Long). As we know Zeke had mentioned his sister's necklace while telling Michaela about his past. He had stated that when she died he had placed her necklace upon a rock close to the place where they used to play. Could it be that the necklace actually is Saanvi's and she is the sister Zeke is talking about? We already know that the passengers on that plane have been skipping time, and by now they should have all been dead but due to some unknown reason they have been given a second chance to live for five more years.
When Zeke tells his story about his sister who had apparently died a few years ago, he himself had skipped ahead in time by almost a year. Considering the amount of time they have both skipped, and the very fact that his sister died could be indicative of Saanvi's return from the plane. A fan on Reddit claimed, "I might be over thinking it, but she was acting weird all episode about her empty seat? And after Zeke had his sister’s necklace and placed it on the rocks she was playing with hers." The scenes where Zeke was telling his story and Saanvi was telling her story were simultaneously placed, and each time Zeke mentioned the necklace, Saanvi on the other scene was seen restlessly playing with her necklace. Could it be that Saanvi and Zeke are actually related? We can only hope to find out if NBC renews the show soon.