'Manifest': Jared and Lourdes are starting a family, and Lourdes' days could be numbered

Jared has moved on with Lourdes, and they are about to start a family but Michaela will probably set out on her own new path.


                            'Manifest': Jared and Lourdes are starting a family, and Lourdes' days could be numbered

Fans have been rooting for Michaela to finally get back with Jared but it looks like that is not going to happen. Following the aftermath of the sudden re-appearance of Montego Air Flight 828, NBC's Jeff Rake-directed show 'Manifest' has had some extremely strong sub-plots when it comes to couple dynamics.

Starring alongside Melissa Roxburgh (Michaela) and JR Ramirez (Jared), Josh Dallas' Ben and Athena Karkanis' Grace have equally fascinated fans with their onscreen chemistry and complications. 

While fans have already declared that Grace will leave Ben for Danny, they cannot get over the fact that Michaela and Jared might not end up together. One Reddit fan commented, "My money is on she ultimately breaks up friends marriage and ends up with Jared." However, after the eighth episode, it was revealed that Lourdes is now expecting, and Jared would probably soon begin a family with her. It made Michaela realize that she can no longer tag Jared along with her, now that he has a family. So, will she be alone? Or who will be her partner now that Jared is off the book?

Michaela and Jared probably don't have too long together. (NBC)
Michaela and Jared probably don't have too long together. (NBC)

A Reddit user mentioned, "I am hoping the new guy is for her. I think it will be more interesting to get her out of the Lourdes crap for awhile and bond with a guy who is part of all of it rather than working with Jared to keep him believing.....I know he will part of her story still but I am sick of seeing her pining and sad all the time."

Yet, most fans have floated ideas which clearly suggest that at the end of the day, everyone wants to see the two cops end up together.

Some fans have also speculated that probably Lourdes' pregnancy, and Matt Long's character, Zeke, will only be a temporary distraction in their relationships. 

Jared is about to start a new life with Lourdes. (IMDb)
Jared is about to start a new life with Lourdes. (IMDb)

One fan has a theory which states, "I could definitely see Micheala finally happy with the new guy, and then Lourdes will die. Michaela and Jared will be (or just feel responsible) for her death. They will decide they can't be together because there is to much pain. But ultimately (probably right before Michaela is supposed to marry new guy) they will end up getting together. Just lots of unnecessary drama that shows like to put us through for no reason."

Probably Michaela and Jared will have to make this complicated journey until they realize their feelings for each other.

Maybe Jared's death will bring them together. (IMDb)
Maybe Jared's death will bring them together. (IMDb)

However, with the five-year gap seeping in, it might be difficult for them to get along. Jared has already spent almost five and a half years without Michaela, while she has barely spent a week without him. However, considering that Michaela was prepared to accept Jared's proposal, it's probably fair to at least consider that she stands a chance with him. In order to keep things on the neutral side, some fans have considered the possibility of Jared's death, "Betting Jared ends up dead, and she and her friend just find comfort in their sisterhood," wrote. Probably this is where Zeke will come in to help Michaela move forward.