Wednesday, August 15, 2018

What I’m Watching: 12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys: Season 4, Episode 8 “Demons” (B)

This show came up in conversation with another TV fan who didn’t know that it was anything more than a movie, and it would be hard to believe that things would end up in 1491 with characters being beheaded when you look at the very different 1995 film and the 1962 French short on which that’s based. It does make some sense that the fight to save time would be taken back to a crucial era in our history where stakes seemed much higher and more weight was put on beliefs that were deemed either heretical or prophetical. It’s a good thing that Jennifer wasn’t burned at the stake as a witch, and of course we had some anachronistic weaponry from Cole and Cassie to save her at just the right moment. Olivia found herself a great right-hand man in the primary who didn’t want to listen to the voices. It’s always a shame to watch things play out where the good guys almost get the upper hand before it all turns and the weapon is completely destroyed with Titan on the move to who knows where. At least Adler got the suit working in time for Cole to make his escape and save everyone except Deacon, who honestly went out the way he probably would have wanted. Now that 1491 is a thing of the past, I’d hope the last three episodes won’t feature as many beheadings and people being burned alive. Cole is the one emphasized as the savior, but I think that the women on this show – particularly Emma and Hannah – may be the ones to save the day and save time itself.

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