'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 1: Fans are divided over Michaela's relationship with Jared and Zeke
Throughout the episode Michaela gives Jared the cold treatment and blames him for his obsession with Zeke which eventually led her to be shot.
As 'Manifest' returned with a new season, it picked up right where season one left off. The gunfight between Jared Vasquez (J R Ramirez) and Zeke Landon (Matt Long) was interrupted by Michaela Stone (Melissa Roxburgh) and as she tried to intervene between the two, it turned out that it was her who took the bullet.
Through the episode, Michaela gives Jared the cold treatment and blames him for his obsession with Zeke which eventually leads her to be shot. Meanwhile, Zeke is in hiding and comes back into the picture only when Cal insists that he needs to be with Mick as they don't have much time left. As soon as Zeke comes to meet Michaela, he surrenders to the cops.
He confesses, "I did this to you." She defends him, saying, "It was an accident," but by then cops surround them and Zeke is arrested. While there seems to be a flutter of feelings between the two characters, fans are divided on who should be Michaela's end game.
While some want her to get back with Jared, others feel Zeke is right for her. "Oh #manifest I’ve missed you. But Don’t like that you spend the whole first season building towards Michaela and Jared, only to wash that away for her and Zeke. Not buying it. But so happy ***** is still alive! I knew it!" one fan wrote.
"Unpopular opinion: Jared is being a jerk! Cal is right: Michaela and Zeke need to be together! #Manifest," another fan posted. One tweet read, "The real romance is Micaela and Zeke. That is the magic and endgame for me. They were meant to be together #Manifest."
Lending support to Zeke, another fan wrote, "Michaela and Zeke are endgame. And I don’t like Jared anymore. He has been a jerk in this whole thing #manifest." One viewer, however, feels Michaela's attitude towards Jared is not justified. "I really hate Michaela's attitude toward Jared and don't know why she constantly defends Zeke!! I didn't like Zeke last season and still don't like him this season. #Manifest."
Meanwhile, one fan is convinced none of them are good enough. "I'm not here for Jared's insane ass but this Michaela/Zeke thing is ridiculous. In a blink of an eye, they are soulmates and in love? Complete with heavy breathing? #Manifest."
With the confusing plot twist in episode one, it is yet to be seen who Michaela really chooses. The next episode of 'Manifest' airs on January 13 on NBC.