In the Season 5 premiere, “Never Going Relief to Popular” (by IMDb), Phillip locations the engagement ring he equipped for Natalie on her finger while she’s lying in a health center mattress, unconscious and combating for her life. Shortly after he locations a hoop on Natalie’s finger, Dr. Marcel (Dominic Rains) confronts him, announcing that essentially based on medical protocol, he “would possess eradicated it” if she was once carrying it at the time she was once admitted (by YouTube).
Marcel is straight suspicious of Phillip, and rightly so. Whereas there are red flags early on that Phillip wouldn’t acquire away with his notion, Marcel calling him out is a particular ticket the jig is up. His lawful colors as a master manipulator who is alarmingly overconfident about his ability to acquire what he needs are exposed at this second. Furthermore, his decision to place a hoop on Natalie’s finger while she’s unconscious proves he’s deceitful and sharp to imperfect any boundary to meet his needs.
The truth isn’t revealed to Natalie unless after she decides to “have faith [her] instincts” and rupture up along with her faux fiancé. Understandably, fans of the expose had some very emotional reactions to the fable arc. One in every of essentially the most vehement feedback comes from YouTube particular person epoillac, who commented on a November 2019 “One Chicago” YouTube video, “Natalie: will get tricked into thinking that she was once engaged to a manipulative psycho. Also Natalie: ‘I CAN TAKE CARE OF MYSELF,’” And fans relish Twitter particular person @maltesirsmissus were perplexed and enraged about him putting “the f-ing ring on after. Wtf.” As problematic as Natalie’s relationship with Phillip was once, it’s a factual component that she one way or the other dodged that bullet by realizing the truth about her extremely suspect suitor sooner than it was once too late.