Friday, July 20, 2018

What I’m Watching: 12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys: Season 4, Episode 4 “Legacy” (b)

This was a bit of a weird episode – not that most of this show’s are normal – but I suppose having a time machine entitles you to a few wild adventures throughout history, even if the fate of time itself hangs in the balance. Traveling back to 1852 to find the key to stopping Olivia and saving time ended up offering a few surprises, not the least of which was the return of Peter Outerbridge’s Dr. Elliot Jones. His explanation of his creation of a research vessel that could travel through time certainly sounded more noble than the Titan we’ve come to know, but of course it’s a head trip to see people like the Pallid Man we know to be dead very much alive and well, taking orders from others in the present that we’re experiencing. Jennifer wanting to be back in touch with the voices she heard when she was primary led to the unfortunate infiltration of her vision by Olivia, whose Witness-possession of people is getting really freaky. It now seems that Emma, revealed to be both Olivia’s daughter and Elliot’s apprentice, may be James’ mother, though I’m not entirely sure yet and don’t want to look it up for fear of spoiling things I shouldn’t yet know that haven’t happened yet (I mean in episodes I haven’t seen, not events that will take place in the future on this linear-optional head trip). Deacon does appear to have fully switched sides, but something tells me he’ll come back to help the good guys just when they need him most.

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