'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 7: Is Saanvi gay or bisexual? LGBTQ+ supporters thank showrunners for the twist

Fans can't stop raving about accepting Saanvi as gay and have even tagged her as 'bisexual queen'


                            'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 7: Is Saanvi gay or bisexual? LGBTQ+ supporters thank showrunners for the twist
Parveen Kaur as Saanvi Bahl (NBC)

The story of 'Manifest' is moving towards serious twists and turns. In Episode 7 titled 'Emergency Exit', most passengers were at the nightclub when Saanvi Bahl (Parveen Kaur) reached out to her ex Alex to get help with the DNA inconsistencies for her research. Turns out, Alex is her ex-girlfriend, not an ex-boyfriend!

That comes as quite a shocker because, during her sessions with the psychiatrist/the Major, Saanvi expressed her feelings for Ben and came up with it while confessing her troubles of getting over Alex. Now, that her past is resurfacing, there seems to be a genuine hint of regret from both sides.  

The news came as quite a bolt from the blue and fans can't stop wondering if Saanvi is gay or bisexual. "Wait, Saanvi is either gay or bi??! Didn't see that one coming (and the Ben/Saanvi shippers are probably having heart attacks right now)....poor thing still holding a torch for this Alex person. I feel so bad for her that her heart was broken," one said and another added, "Wow, What a great surprise!! We had no idea Saanvi was gay! I love it!! Way to go #Manifest!"

Matt Long as Zeke Landon and Parveen Kaur as Saanvi Bahl (NBC)

"#Manifest is one of the best shows on TV, and making Saanvi canonically bisexual just makes the show that much better. The mystery, the characters, it’s phenomenal. Watch!" one fan wrote and another tagged her: "Saanvi Bahl: Bisexual Queen!" LGBTQ+ supporters can't stop raving about it. "Thank you for giving us gay Saanvi Bahl. After a season and a half of avoiding pronouns and subtle hints to her queerness, it's so good to finally see her ex-girlfriend on screen. Thank you for this."

Towards the end, Saanvi collapsed to the ground after Alex's advice and now she is not getting any callings — which disconnects her from the rest of the group. Fans are also concerned about the after-effects of that. One viewer said, "How are they just gonna have Saanvi come out as a bisexual icon then kill her off please let her be okay, I can’t take this," and another posted, "If Saanvi doesn’t get callings anymore that’s potentially dangerous for her."

As the next episode airs after a one-week break, there are many unanswered questions for fans. Episode 8 will release on NBC on March 2, 2020.

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