The finale episode of 'Manifest' left us on a cliffhanger which made us wonder who actually got shot in that brawl? Jared (J.R.Ramirez), who has been pretty critical about Zeke's (Matt Long) presence around Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh), finally chose to encounter Zeke but as we know that did not go very well. While Jared had proof against Zeke's criminal records, Michaela refused to believe him. It was at that moment when Jared finally lost his calm and dashed into Zeke's apartment, and at that moment both of them got into a terrible fight which certainly made some collateral damage.
However, while Jared's actions in the last few episodes of Season 1 have divided fans, there are still a few who are rooting for a Michaela-Jared reunion. One fan on Reddit claimed, "All I wanted since the beginning was to see them back together and to see Jared fight for Michaela. I’m very happy he is...I hope that Michaela and Jared end up getting married as they were meant to." Another fan supported the claim by stating, "I'm not yet ready to stop rooting for them to be a couple just yet. I guess for me it all depends on how the writers choose to play out that last scene. And, just how far they're willing to make Jared fall. And, whether or not he is still redeemable. Like, if his actions lead to Zeke being killed. Or, if they do something even crazier by making Michaela be the one who was shot in the stomach."
Someone's looking a little green with envy... pic.twitter.com/fQfZL4H19U— Manifest (@NBCManifest) February 24, 2019
Jared and Michaela shared an intimate moment when 'Manifest' returned after its long fall break on January 7. However, immediately afterward, Michaela realized her fault and while Jared confessed to Lourdes about the act, Lourdes (Victoria Cartagena) did not forgive Michaela for whatever she did. As their friendship fell apart, Michaela tried to make amends by avoiding Jared, who in turn became even more restless about the whole situation. This point onward, many fans stated, that Jared was no longer the calm-headed man he used to be. A fan on Reddit actually mentioned that Jared has been interfering in matters where he shouldn't have.
One fan said, "Jared's controlling. He butts into Michaela's business all the time and insists on getting himself involved when she's told him multiple times she would rather handle it on her own. Since Zeke came in the picture, his jealousy was ugly. Michaela said they're just friends, but he insists on going behind her back to investigate him." Another fan stated, "I initially liked them but in the second half of this season I found him to be really off-putting. His aggressive jealousy about Zeke became kind of annoying. At first, I understood questioning Zeke once but him consistently going out of his way after the guy felt like he didn’t respect Mich as a detective. She isn’t someone who needs saving but he just wanted to be the one to save the day."
Fingers crossed that they still have time left... pic.twitter.com/PWvq2AejLQ— Manifest (@NBCManifest) February 20, 2019
We do not know if Jared and Michaela will be together in the upcoming season, but considering that Lourdes is pregnant with Jared's child, things might get extremely complicated. NBC has not yet announced a renewal of 'Manifest' but just like creator Jeff Rake, we are all hopeful that it soon will.