Saturday, May 21, 2016

What I’m Watching: 12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys: Season 2, Episode 4 “Emergence” (B)

I’m going to be honest – I have no idea what’s going on. This whole concept of destroying time itself makes no sense to me, and I’m nodding along eagerly as Jones keeps explaining it anyway since I think it’s well-done and exciting. Ramse heading back to 1944 and missing opportunity after opportunity to interfere and change the past was troubling but extremely well-conveyed as his timeline was interspersed with what we already saw happen with James and Cassie. When he got handcuffed to the radiator by Vivian and Wasp, it seemed that all hope was lost, but his presence there managed to change things. Jones frantically checking the newspaper listings for Ramse’s ad was cool, and I do like how this show handles the passage of time in the past and the passage of time in the future as they correspond to each other. I’m glad that Jay Karnes ended up having a bigger part in which FBI agent character managed to wise up and realize that there was something seriously strange about the three of them and that they weren’t actually German spies. Having him see them disappear as they splintered back was pretty awesome, but that wasn’t the best part of 1944 as it led directly to the future. Vivian staying alive in the past and having a son was a cool twist, and the revelation that he grew up to be the Pallid Man was very intriguing, though it spells trouble for Jennifer, who finally thinks it’s time to stop the voices.

No comments: