'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 1: Saanvi Bahl is ready to confess her feelings for Ben Stone, but should she?
In the episode, 'Fasten Your Seatbelts', the Major attempts to tighten her grip on the unwitting Saanvi and she tells him things she should not.
A number of mysteries are slowly getting unraveled as 'Manifest' came back with season two. While "death date" seems to be the biggest riddle in the show, relationships are also starting to get complicated.
In the episode titled 'Fasten Your Seatbelts', the Major attempts to tighten her grip on the unwitting Saanvi, all while the clock on the lives of the 828ers continues to tick towards zero. During her therapy, Saanvi ends up confessing her feelings for Ben.
"You don’t have to beat yourself up about it. You and Ben have been through a traumatic journey together. You have seen Ben at his most vulnerable. That’s appealing," the Major tells her, to which she responds, "It’s best for me not to think about him in that way, that’s impossible."
When the Major asks her about her stress level, she says it is around six or seven. Sadly, Saanvi isn't aware that her confessions could be used against her since the Major doesn't have her best interests in mind. It might take a toll on her when she realizes that later on in the season.
Fans, however, have always shipped Ben and Saanvi together and are overjoyed to see her talk about it. "Oh shit, we got confirmation Saanvi has a thing for Ben!!!! #Manifest," one viewer said and another wrote, "Saanvi understands Ben fully and completely. I mean as Murray in 'Stranger Things' puts it... they’ve got shared trauma <3 #Manifest #Benvi!"
"Saanvi girl ur in danger speaking to the major without even knowing this is giving me anxiety!! @NBCManifest #Manifest," one viewer said and another wrote, "Cal knows the core four/pairs are supposed to be Michaela & Zeke and Ben & Saanvi, but he won't say anything about the latter because of his mom, I bet. He dgaf about Jared lol #Manifest."
Another viewer said, "Okay first Saanvi starts having serious mental health issues and now she’s being manipulated by her therapist? and she’s basically alone? unacceptable #Manifest!"
Opening up to the Major might put her in danger but if Grace Stone is pregnant with Danny's baby, it might give Ben a chance to finally be with Saanvi. Don't you think so?
The next episode of 'Manifest' airs on NBC this January 13.