Science, Sex, and Saanvi
Saanvi Bahl is an intriguing character. She’s renowned and highly regarded. Her pediatric cancer research is responsible for saving hundreds of lives. On the other hand, little is known regarding her previous personal relationships, other than her Seat 3B “no show” vacation travel companion.
And next to nothing has been revealed that’s related to her background; i.e., childhood, education, family, friends, etc. Much more background information was revealed about the murderous criminal James Griffin; and he was only a recurring character who is now “dead.”
Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Surrounding the selfless efforts of Saanvi are the discovery of unusual blood markers, blood samples, ischemic stokes, and near-death experiences. From saving Cal’s life to providing much needed medical care to former 828 passengers who suffered extreme trauma because of torturous Frankenstein-like experiments, Saanvi has shown the qualities of an Angel.
No sex or intimacy for Saanvi the Angel? What about her needs? She’s not a robot. She has feelings and emotions. Michaela and Jared engaged in consensual sexual intimacy, and Jared was married Michaela’s BFF Lourdes. Grace has cuckolded both Ben and Danny. Why not Ben and Saanvi?
Technically Ben and Grace are not legally married. Ben was declared “legally” dead which makes his marriage to Grace no longer legally binding. Perhaps, the Peacock, the messenger of the god(s), has delivered a “calling” in the form of a warning, i.e., sexual intimacy between Saanvi and Ben is considered “infidelity” and is an unforgivable “No-No.”
Pain and No Gain
Saanvi was personally responsible for ensuring that Cal was enrolled in the cancer research program. She was also responsible for saving Cal’s life when he was “connected” to Marko Valeriev in a deadly mind-link.
What did she receive from Grace for her efforts in saving Cal's life, other than condescending remarks like “… but this is my son” and “I’m done with you” (106.20)? Grace never apologized for her emotional behavior or showed any appreciation whatsoever to Saanvi for helping to save Cal’s life.
Saanvi may be caring, but she is also careless. She was duped into providing a home visit for medical purposes by an unhinged woman named Alice. Alice’s husband Jacob has terminal cancer and holds Saanvi hostage, and threatens to kill her unless she cured Jacob of cancer.
The experience with Alice left Saanvi physically shaken and mentally unbalanced. But there can be no gain if there’s no pain. Being duped is quickly and increasing becoming Saanvi’s new lifestyle. Why seek the light when it’s easier to find darkness at the end of the downward spiraling tunnel.
Now that the Major is personally involved in Saanvi’s mental health and well-being, it had been suggested by the show’s creator that, in Season 2, Saanvi’s mental health and other situational problems will get much worse before they get better. That is, if her problems do get any better.
Time does not stop or permanently stand still
After all, when it comes to Saanvi’s history and background, the more that’s revealed … the more unsettling and perilous her life becomes. Science and sex excluded, Saanvi’s character has the persona of an Angel, but it appears that her life, in the “near future,” will become a living Hell. Who will save her? Or will she save herself?
Time ... past, present, and future ... is an important indicator regarding what happened and will happen to Saanvi. But is time on her side?
Saanvi Bahl is a research scientist
Saanvi may has lost 5 1/2 years of time due to what happened to Flight 828; but she didn't lose her mind between the time she disappeared and returned ... or did she? She meets Dr. Matthews twice and, without hesitation, trusts him to recommend a therapist to treat the treasure she values the most ... her mind?
She trusts Dr. Matthews, a stranger, to help her seek mental healing more than she does anyone else ... including her own parents? Saanvi's not that naive; nor is she that stupid. Or is she? It is what it is. Then there's Troy Davis, a lab technician. Regardless of the topic, in what universe would a lab technician get all up in a medical doctor's face making some absurd request to jointly help write a medical research paper with her?
It's strange that Saanvi either failed or forgot to research the new therapist Dr. Matthews recommended to her before blindly walking into the therapist's office.
Saanvi Bahl needs love in her life
And Saanvi was somehow appreciative that Troy Davis could have been romantically hitting on her at work? WTH? Saanvi should definitely get out and party more. Her Seat 8B travel companion couldn't have been worth her time or effort if she's enamored a smidgen with the workplace harasser and creepy Troy Davis.
What has caused the intellectual and intelligent Saanvi Bahl to change into a dimwitted, simple-minded individual overnight? She fought to get Cal into the cancer research program. She fought Grace to keep him in the program. She has always shown strength and courage. She is also aware of the dangers around her, i.e., the "X'ers" and the Major. Yet, the bright and remarkable Saanvi Bahl has closed her eyes to the world in which she now lives ... and has placed all of her trust in two people she had never met ... Dr. Matthews and the Major.
Saanvi needs to be loved ... and she needs to get some love very soon ... the sooner the better.
Fans aboard the 'Benvi Ship' must be disappointed about what happened between Saanvi and Ben after he agreed to use "her body as bait" to help lure the Major into a trap. He didn't know it. But she was secretly attracted to him. There was even a slight chance she would throw caution to the wind and 'give it up' to him. But no more. She no longer trusts him. And she still loves and trusts Alex after standing her up, and refusing to travel on vacation and communicate with her?
What is it about Saanvi and her relationships with married people. Maybe she should sleep with Jared. That way, she gets back at Ben ... and Jared can call it even with Michaela. Just joking. But it would make for "must see" TV. Soap opera at its best. The episode could be called "Touch and Go" or "Rapid Descent."
WTH, Saanvi? Have you lost your frickin' mind? Recklessly using yourself as a guinea pig for what? To solve a "death date" problem which may be unsolvable? Did the Major hypnotize and suggest that you become Dr. Frankenstein and use yourself as the monster; to conduct deadly experiments on yourself to escape a death date that's over 5-years away? I wouldn't put it past the Major. She would rather you torture yourself than have to do it herself.
C'mon, Saanvi. You're too intelligent to behave as stupidly as you've been behaving lately. You're a scientist. Not a mad scientist. But a logical and rational scientist. Compared to you, Dr. Fiona Clarke was a mad scientist ... and you're no Fiona Clarke. I know you haven't had sex since returning; but if that's what's causing you to not behave like yourself, ask Ben to do you a favor. I'm sure his fans wouldn't complain.
And don't worry about Grace, she owes you a solid. You saved Cal's life; and unlike the nurse, the baby's she's carrying had no problem with you drawing Grace's blood. Whatever's going on with you Saanvi; whether it's the after-effects of the Major screwing around inside your head or if you need to get laid, you need to wake up before it's too late. Think of it like this, Saanvi. If you kill yourself by experimenting on yourself, you won't have to worry about anything because you'll be dead long before the June 2, 2024 death date you're trying to save yourself from.
So, Saanvi, relax. Let your hair down, get loose and enjoy life. But most importantly, get laid. Everybody on the show's getting laid except you. If Michaela is allowed to play "hide the salami" both Jared and Zeke. And Grace is free to do both Danny and Ben whenever she wants. Jared was doing his wife Lourdes, then Michaela, and now he's doing Tamara. What are you waiting for? Do Ben if you want. I don't care. To be honest, I don't care who you do ... Zeke, Jared, Michaela, your boss Dr. Brian Cardosa, Alex from the morgue, Michaela's new partner, Drea Mikame. As long as you getting laid and loving it, I'm good. But if your reckless actions end up with you being permanently laid to rest in a grave, I'm not good. Whatever it takes to help, no matter what, I'm on Team Saanvi ... always and forever.