12 Monkeys

10 Best Episodes of 12 Monkeys

The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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#15 - After (Season 4 - Episode 5)

A clue to breaking the cycle leads Cole and Cassie to the 1960s.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 960 votes.

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#14 - Arms of Mine (Season 1 - Episode 13)


Cole and Railly attempt a final confrontation with their closest enemies, while Jones faces a new threat to all that she's accomplished.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 2163 votes.

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#13 - Brothers (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Ramse and Cole splinter to 2007 expecting either a trap - or a final chance to kill The Witness. But when Cole discovers a heartbreaking truth, he’ll discover that the mission was both.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 1773 votes.

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#12 - Die Glocke (Season 4 - Episode 6)


The team infiltrates a Nazi gala to steal an artifact known as "Die Glocke"; their operation comes undone when French Resistance interferes and an unexpected guest arrives.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 950 votes.

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#11 - Nurture (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Cole and Railly find themselves at opposite ends of an unspeakable decision. Jones grows suspicious while Railly turns to an emotional ally for advice. All hell breaks loose during a massive fire-fight.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 1678 votes.

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#10 - Lullaby (Season 2 - Episode 8)


Jones comes to the disheartening realization that time travel is humanity's true enemy and that as its architect she needs to be stopped, and so she sends Railly back to the year 2020 with orders to undo all of it.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 2132 votes.

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#9 - Demons (Season 4 - Episode 8)

Everything changes when the team finally climbs the steps and rings the bell in the Middle Ages.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 930 votes.

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#8 - Resurrection (Season 2 - Episode 11)


With the temporal facility on the verge of destruction, Cole and Jones find themselves in the middle of a coup. After a violent encounter ends in an unexpected tragedy, Cole is sent back to 1957 in a last-ditch effort to save humanity while the rest embark on a caravan across the apocalypse to find Titan -- the stronghold of the Witness.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 2076 votes.

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#7 - Thief (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Cole and Railly finally learn the heart-breaking life story of the man who calls himself The Witness, the reason why he wants to destroy time and all reality is revealed.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 1676 votes.

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#6 - Blood Washed Away (Season 2 - Episode 12)


Cole and Railly attempt to stop the final paradox in the past while Ramse, Jennifer and Deacon struggle to survive the apocalypse in a last ditch effort to find the Witness.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 2099 votes.

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#5 - Memory of Tomorrow (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Cole and Railly have finally found peace living in the past. When a mysterious woman with apocalyptic visions of the future tells Cole it's not over, he must do the unthinkable to save the world... and the woman he loves.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 2133 votes.

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#4 - One Minute More (Season 4 - Episode 9)


The beginning of the end approaches as Cole and Cassie embark on their final mission.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 948 votes.

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#3 - Witness (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Every imaginable threat descends upon Railly and Cole. With Titan looming - and ally fighting ally - The Witness finds himself on the threshold of destiny.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 1646 votes.

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#2 - The Beginning (1) (Season 4 - Episode 10)


The final battle against the Witness as the fate of time and mankind hangs in the balance. All the pieces finally come together to mark the end of the beginning.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 942 votes.

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#1 - The Beginning (2) (Season 4 - Episode 11)

When all hope is lost, Cole must complete his cycle so that his younger self will one day arrive at the end with the answer.

The episode was rated 8.69 from 779 votes.

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