“Kids say and do the darndest things!” Aren’t we often amused, perplexed, or perpetually horrified by the absolute pearl of randomness from a kid’s mouth? Oftentimes, we just ignore what the little souls say and brush it off as nonsense instead of finding a profound meaning behind it.
But would you ever suspect the tiny kid to be a mastermind, manipulative, diabolical little bundle of absolute evil who is out to harm you? In a more twisted inference, who would think that the kid is actually an adult?
If you’ve been following “Natalia Speaks,” you know this tale is as complicated as it is compelling. But, for those just catching up, buckle up – it’s quite the ride.
The finale of “Natalia Speaks” left many viewers scratching their heads. The series, which delved deep into the life and times of Natalia Grace, seemed to present a narrative full of contradictions and surprises. From the outset, the story of Natalia, a Ukrainian girl adopted by the Barnetts, seemed straightforward. But as we soon discovered, there was much more than met the eye.
The finale of “The Curious Case Of Natalia Grace” season 2 episode “Natalia Speaks” brought a shocking twist that left many viewers questioning everything they thought they knew.
Natalia Grace’s DNA test revealed her age to be six when the Barnetts first adopted her. After she was abandoned by her adoptive parents, who suspected her of being an adult, the Manns adopted the child and claimed that she never displayed any malicious behavior, as opposed to Barnetts’s claims. Then, in a shocking twist, the final moments of the finale revealed that the Manns also suspected Natalia to be devious.
The Complex Tale of Natalia Grace: Does Natalia Grace Still Live with the Manns?
Almost four months after the Barnetts welcomed Natalia into their family, the parents, Kristine and Michael, suspected Natalia was not actually six years old. What seems like taken straight from the script of “The Orphan,” the Barnetts believed that Natalia Grace was a full-grown adult posing as a child.
The Barnetts alleged that she was not even from Ukraine as the adoption papers suggested. In more severe allegations, the adoptive parents stated that she threatened to harm and kill them and their other biological children.
In a more harrowing turn of events, the Barnetts then abandoned Natalia so as to protect their family from the supposedly evil child. Natalia, considered disabled due to a rare form of dwarfism, had to fend for herself.
After she was found by the child protective services, she was assigned to foster care homes. But within a few months, a new family embraced her with open arms. Just when you think that she got her happy ending, a new curveball is thrown at us.
The story of Natalia and the Manns family is one riddled with confusion and conflicting statements. This question remains at the heart of the intrigue: Does Natalia still live with the Manns?
The Manns initially spoke highly of Natalia, contrasting the Barnetts’ claims of her being a threat. However, the finale’s twist casts doubt on these earlier sentiments.
What Did the Manns Say About Natalia Grace?
Initially, they praised her behavior, noting nothing out of the ordinary. Antwon Mans stated, “There’s nothing dangerous about Natalia at all, absolutely not.” This starkly contrasts the Barnetts’ allegations of Natalia’s menacing behavior.’
Natalia’s journey with the Manns seemed to be on a positive trajectory, with both Antwon and Cynthia Mans adopting her and providing a nurturing environment. This was until the finale’s bombshell.
Antwon Mann’s statement, “Something ain’t right with Natalia. This girl is tweakin'” flipped the narrative, suggesting Natalia might not be the innocent victim as portrayed.
Her new adoptive mother, Cynthia, added to the claims to the producers of the investigation Discovery+ series–
“Natalia is stabbing her family in the back over a complete lie.”
This secretly recorded voiceover plays in the finale, “Natalia Speaks,” completely throwing off our theories regarding the case. Antwon expresses his concern, saying–
“She’s done other things too, but this was a new low. Natalia does not have emotions for nothing but herself. We’re done. We’re done with her.”
How Old Is Natalia Grace Today?
This question has been a point of contention. While initially believed to be an adult masquerading as a child, DNA tests later confirmed she was indeed a child when the Barnetts abandoned her.
When the Barnetts were certain that Natalia was deceiving them, they managed to change her birthdate on the certificate, making her 22 at the time of abandoning her. However, it seems like she was six, per the evidence in the docu-series.
As viewers, we’re left to ponder: What is the truth behind Natalia’s story? The series presents multiple perspectives, leaving us to sift through the claims and counterclaims. Could the Manns have misjudged Natalia, or is there another layer to this story we’re yet to uncover?
In conclusion, “Natalia Speaks” leaves us with more questions than answers. Is Natalia a misunderstood victim or a master manipulator? What does the future hold for Natalia Grace?
As the credits roll, we’re reminded that in the world of true crime docu-series, the truth is often stranger than fiction. Share your thoughts, theories, and comments below.