Wednesday, July 25, 2018

What I’m Watching: 12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys: Season 4, Episode 6 “Die Glocke” (B)

I don’t think I would ever have imagined when this show started back in 2015 that we’d see Hitler being serenaded with Pink’s “U and Ur Hand” and liking it. Weird and wild as that may be, it felt more true to this show than the sight of Cassie mowing down a bunch of Nazis while dressed as a dominatrix. Maybe it’s because Nazis have never been the villains on this show, though I suppose their quest to establish a master race is about the closest thing out there to the drive to destroy time and vanquish all who might stop them that we see from Olivia and her cult followers. This season has turned into much more of an adventure series, with our friends going back every episode to a different era to find the clues left for them by the primaries. I think I liked it better when the plague was going to break out and destroying the fabric of time wasn’t even on the table, but at least it’s entertaining these days. Cole just saying “oui” to every question he was asked since he, unlike Jennifer, hadn’t learned French due to being marooned in France for five years was one such silly example that just happened to work. Deacon revealing himself to be on the right side of things was one piece of good news, and delivering Jones to Olivia was an interesting development that hopefully speaks to a greater plan that will shift the power to our friends on the side of time.