'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 9: Michaela's career as an NYPD detective could be over, will Jared bail her out?
When the IA officers talk to Michaela, she is more than happy to talk to them about Jared. However, the officers then turn the interview around to pin Michaela for the nightclub fire
Spoiler alert for 'Manifest' Season 2 Episode 9 'Airplane Bottles'
Michaela Stone (Melissa Roxburgh) and Jared Vasquez (JR Ramirez) have been on the outs for a while now on 'Manifest' on NBC. After Michaela accidentally got shot at the end of the last season, Jared tried to get Zeke Landon (Matt Long), Michaela's current boyfriend incriminated for it.
However, Michaela was not having any of it, convinced that Jared was doing so because he was upset with her growing closeness to Zeke and rejecting Jared's wish to be together. Michaela even testified against Jared and ended up freeing Zeke.
It only got worse from there when Michaela learned that Jared was hanging out with the X-ers, the group that wants to harm the 828 passengers. She was also able to get some evidence of Jared's conversations with them, which leads to Captain Kate Bowers opening an Internal Affairs (IA) investigation on Jared.
The captain does so to ensure that Michaela won't ask for the IA investigation herself. There is something Michaela does not know and that is that Jared is working undercover to uncover evidence against the X'ers.
When the IA officers talk to Michaela, she is more than happy to talk to them about Jared's unexpected turn. However, the IA officers then turn the interview around to try and pin Michaela for the nightclub fire and to incriminate her using the cases she solved with the help of her callings - casefiles they got from Simon, the head of the X'ers.
Later, when Michaela realizes what was going on, she gets in her union representative who says that the IA has to conduct its interview at a neutral location. While a meeting is set for one hour later at downtown, Jared realizes that Michaela's union rep is an X'er, having seen him with Simon.
Jared then goes up to Michaela in the middle of the precinct and arrests her on suspicion of conspiracy. When he takes her to lockup, he tells her that she needs to shut up and that he just saved her life.
With what just transpired, Michaela might finally understand that Jared's connection with the X'ers is not as nefarious as she thought. However, it does not mean that she will trust him. It is certain that with everything spiraling and considering Simon admitted that the NYPD has many X'ers in its payroll, Jared and Michaela need to work on the same team again.
When Michaela's brother, Ben Stone (Josh Dallas) and Zeke find out about her arrest, they certainly will want to take their anger out on Jared. But perhaps, this is the moment that Jared can choose to come clean and clue Ben in on the fact that Simon, who is Ben's colleague at the university, is a bad guy. With less than half the season left, it is imperative that Ben focuses on external threats.
We also have to wonder what this means for Michaela's career. Michaela knew that Jared's actions were not fitting his behavior and perhaps if things had not gone so sour between them, they could have talked things through. Whether she is charged or not, knowing that there are powerful people in the NYPD may mean that Michaela's career as a detective could be over soon.
'Manifest' airs on NBC on Monday nights at 10/9c.