Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What I’m Watching: 12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys: Season 4, Episode 3 “45 RPM” (B+)

I’ll be honest – it’s been a while since I felt like I really understood how time worked on this show, if I ever did. What our friends do in the past may in fact already have been done, and I couldn’t tell you which version of Cole that was who saved Jennifer when she dove onto the train tracks and told her to get another version of him a cheeseburger. I’m also not sure who Olivia’s baby is going to be, whether it’s important, and if we’re already supposed to know his or her identity. Either way, I’m following along closely and trying to make sense of it all. Olivia going back through her own mind to get answers about what’s changing and seeing her future self as the Witness was pretty trippy, and possessing her younger self to explain that it was her and not Vivian was a freaky but crucial revelation. Vivian was eerie enough with her steadfast devotion to the mission, and now she sacrificed herself so that her daughter, who will become the evil Witness, can live. Maybe it’s a good thing that she was more powerful in the past and now she’s stuck interrogating Deacon, who is hardly going to give her the answers she wants. Cole knowing how to open something because of his father’s story was cool, and, once again, if I’m understanding correctly and we don’t yet know, I think that Cole’s father is the baby that Olivia is going to have. We’ll soon see, I guess!

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