Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What I’m Watching: 12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys: Season 1, Episode 9 “Tomorrow” (B+)

I like that this show is constantly reediting itself, and that we may see a wholly different past or future in each episode. 2015 was barely even acknowledged in this hour, as Cole woke up in a 2017 where the virus had broken out and number one scientist Cassandra was able to get him helicoptered out of Chechnya so that he could meet with her just in time for her to tell him that plenty happened over the course of the past two years before she died and he splintered back to the future. It’s debatable how much of what Cole will say is shaped by what Cassandra told him he already said to her before he had those instructions, but I’m still following and I’m still relatively satisfied. The history of Ramsey and Cole’s entry into their current group was somewhat unexpected, and it really does frame Jones as a much more dangerous prophet than Foster, so set on fixing the timeline that it’s unlikely that anything will ever prove satisfactory enough to stop meddling with it. Shooting Foster while the two were calmly sitting together was a shock, and the subsequent evisceration of Foster’s entire group was relatively brutal. That, coupled with the aerial shot of the infected woman being shot as she ran across the bridge, made things considerably more dramatic than usual. Best of all, we finally saw Jennifer again, ready to rabble rouse and shout about the 12 Monkeys in 2017, just as fantastically maniacal as ever.

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