'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 8: Saanvi is losing her memory, suspicious fans ask if she is a 'clone' or a 'liar'
'Manifest' is getting gritty and dark. The clock is ticking and Zeke Landon's (Matt Long) death date is barely six months away. Meanwhile, Saanvi Bahl (Parveen Kaur) seems to have made a startling discovery. With the help of her experiments, she has found a way to eliminate the DNA anomaly from her body.
Her discovery is also Zeke's last hope after the frostbite. "I may be freezing to death," he confesses to Saanvi, fearing his death. That's when Saanvi tells him about her experiment. "It's still preliminary," she says, adding, "I don't know how long it's going to last or if it's even safe. There could be side effects, and it could backfire. It could make it worse." Zeke is quick to retort, "Worse than dying?"
While Zeke is not scared at first, side-effects do spell trouble in the episode.
In the episode, Saanvi kisses Alex (Sydney Morton) and later on, when the latter comes to tell her it was a "mistake", she has no clue about it. What's worrisome is that she doesn't have a single memory from that morning. Fans are scared, very scared. Some are even wondering if she is a "clone".
"If Saanvi didn't get rid of the callings but is having memory lapses, it could be during an important calling just for her that she has no idea about," one fan tweeted and another posted, "Saanvi is either a clone or the cure messed with her memories. We haven't heard from the Major in a while."
One viewer posted, "But now that first scene has a whole new meaning w context. Maybe Saanvi wasn't zoning out from being tired but was trying to remember what she had just been about to do."
Another said, "Also remember earlier in the episode when Zeke had to shake Saanvi back into reality? What if she's subconsciously going somewhere during these blackouts? I have so many questions!"
Many fans are asking if she was lying. "Was saanvi lying about not remembering being at the park to save face or does she genuinely not remember? #Manifest," one tweet read and another said, "Why come Saanvi don't remember kissing her ex Alex in the park? She's losing her memory? It was someone else/clone, Alex is lying." One fan even labeled her as "the least believable TV doctor ever."
A few other fans are concerned about Zeke's safety. "Do not give Zeke that so-called cure! I repeat...Do not give him that so-called cure!!!!" one wrote and another said, "Will Zeke take Saanvi’s antidote, even if the trial is unsuccessful?"
So, with Saanvi's help, Zeke might not die, but will he even remember Michaela Stone (Melissa Roxburgh) if he survives? Only time will tell.
As the next episode rolls out on March 9 on NBC, it might show what Saanvi and Zeke's futures hold for them.