'Manifest': There is a secret in episode 8, could Michaela be pregnant?
Fans are wondering if Michaela has been pregnant for the last five years that she was on that plane and on the other hand, it is unsure if Grace will leave Ben for Danny.
NBC's Jeff Rake-directed show 'Manifest' is approaching its climax, and the sub-plots of the story are gradually falling into place creating a pattern. Following the aftermath of the sudden disappearance of Montego Air Flight 828, the passengers are now encountering unusual visions and voices which are leading to certain clues. Michaela (played by Melissa Roxburgh) was among the first to experience the "calling", and with every episode, she has received some kind of message in the form of a voice or a vision which has led her to do things that she wouldn't otherwise do.
Following the release of the promo trailer of the eighth episode, fans are now speculating what could be Michaela and Jared's (played by J.R.Ramirez) secret this time? The two have been involved in a romantic tension as in spite of feeling for each other they are not together. Jared got married to Michaela's best friend, Lourdes when he was told that she is dead. However, he clearly regrets the decision now that Michaela is back from the dead. Although they are not in any kind of romantic relationship, the two continue to work together, and Jared has probably been the only one who has supported Michaela through everything.
This time there is a secret that the duo has to confront, and from the promo, it can be assumed that it will be something ominous. However, fans are assuming that the secret can probably bring Michaela and Jared together. Among the many guesses that fans are making, one concerns Michaela being pregnant. One fan commented on Twitter, "Oh! Too awesome!! I love the time warp aspects of this show. Keeps you guessing. If he impregnated her 5.5 years ago, the baby would still be fetal. What a wicked twist!!!" This could be a possibility considering that Cal (played by Jack Messina), who was suffering from leukemia is still alive.
Before boarding the plane, Cal's doctors had told him that he will have a maximum of two years to live. However, he has returned almost five and a half years later without aging a day, while his twin sister, Olive (played by Luna Blaise), is now five years older than him. This means that there are possibilities of Michaela being pregnant, even though for Jared it has been more than five years. Fans have taken sides with Jared and are hoping that Michaela being pregnant could bring them together. One fan commented, "Poor Jared. He's on this wild ride with Micky and he really can't stop it. Just swept up in it."
However, some fans continue to be skeptical about Jared who had already lost their trust in the first episode where it was revealed that he is now married to Lourdes. However, over the course of the series, Michaela and Jared have proved themselves as a power couple, and the two share more screen time than Lourdes, who has barely appeared in three episodes. One fan commented, "This is too weird...I don't understand how she's ok with any of this And Jared doesn't realize that what he's doing is not right? How can he pretend that everything is fine, how can he expect her to be ok with him and Lourdes ?"
Jared and Michaela's relationship is part of many sub-plots that surround the story, and they have also been the favorite onscreen couple for fans. The understanding between the two characters and their subtle depiction of affection for each other is rather refreshing in the highly tense atmosphere of the show. However, the dynamics between Michaela and Jared is about to change, as soon, a new character, Zeke (to be played by Matt Long), will appear. Fans are already contemplating if this would be Michaela's new love interest. A fan on Reddit has commented, "A square. A love square."
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Matt Long will join the cast of Manifest bringing some mess in the #NBC drama. He will play Zeke, “a mysterious new character whose arrival triggers a new relationship triangle and upends the series’ mythology.” Hmmm… could he be a new love interest for Michaela, causing a #LoveTriangle between her, Jared and Lourdes? Or was he also a passenger on the Montego Air Flight 828? #manifest #newentry #mattlong #nbc #drama #828 #love #triangle #news #comingsoon #series #tvseries #aseriesaday #seriesaddicted
The couple dynamics in 'Manifest' is getting interesting. The show is at a point where just about anything can happen. While on one hand, it is unsure if Grace will leave Ben for Danny, on the other hand, the entry of a new character could bring some major changes in Michaela's life. In order to find out more, catch up on 'Manifest' every Monday at 10 p.m. on NBC. Watch the promo trailer below: