Thursday, July 21, 2016

What I’m Watching: 12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys: Season 2, Episode 12 “Blood Washed Away” (B-)

This was another episode that didn’t have the proper sense of urgency, that instead focused on more aimless wandering, both in the past and in the red forest future, and ended on a very strange note that makes it seem like this show only has two characters left alive. Skipping the eleven months that Cole and Cassie spent establishing lives in 1957 might have been worthwhile, and as a result we opened with them at each other’s throats. It’s hardly the first time that they’ve found the wrong primary, and just as often they seem to let that primary be killed so that a paradox can be caused. For some reason, in this version of the past, Cassie goes into a coma, comes out six months later and becomes a nurse diagnosing people with future diseases, and then finds Cole at a house that really belongs in the red forest. Ending the episode with shots of Cole and Cassie finally getting together interspersed with images of Ramse, Deacon, and the daughters being stabbed by members of the 12 Monkeys was odd and highly unexpected. I enjoyed Jennifer reading off fortune cookie messages and saying “spoiler alert” to preface her words of unwisdom, and I’m not sure where we go from here if everyone is dead. I’m hopeful that the finale will clean things up a bit, but the second half of this season has been uneven and unfocused to say the least. Let’s get back to a place where everyone we know is still alive – it’s time to reset time,

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