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12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys

Syfy 2015

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.

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The 10 Best Episodes of 12 Monkeys

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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.

12 Monkeys - S4E10

#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.

12 Monkeys - S3E10

#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.

12 Monkeys - S4E9

#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.

12 Monkeys - S2E13

#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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#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.

12 Monkeys - S3E9

#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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#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.

12 Monkeys - S4E8

#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.

12 Monkeys - S2E8

#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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#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 from 1678 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 from 950 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, heโ€™ll discover that the mission was both.

The episode was rated from 1773 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 from 2163 votes.
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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 from 960 votes.
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#16 - One Hundred Years
Season 2 - Episode 3

Despite the growing tension between them, Cole and Cassie time travel to New York during World War II to track down a dangerous member of the Twelve.

The episode was rated from 2303 votes.
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#17 - The Keys
Season 1 - Episode 7

Cole, Dr. Railly and Aaron strive to stop the virus from being deployed as a bio-weapon in Chechnya.

The episode was rated from 2084 votes.
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#18 - Masks
Season 3 - Episode 8

Friends and enemies converge in Victorian London to await the arrival of The Witness. Cole and Railly lead their pursuers on a manhunt through time.

The episode was rated from 1621 votes.
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#19 - 45 RPM
Season 4 - Episode 3

Cassie travels back in time to confront a younger Olivia while Cole helps Jennifer find the meaning behind her final Primary vision.

The episode was rated from 980 votes.
12 Monkeys - S1E12
#20 - Paradox
Season 1 - Episode 12

With Cole dying from the effects of time-travel, Railly must find the one person who can save him.

The episode was rated from 2147 votes.

Last updated: oct 06, 2022



Just having watched the finale I can only say: Wow, just wow. I laughed, I cried, I cheerd, I sang and in the end I am deeply satisfied with the series and especially with the ending. You don't need a series to run for seasons without an end in sight. You just need a plan and stick to it and hopefully get the opportunity to do it. Yes, it was a low budget series, but I don't think it ever showed because it was so well written, acted and directed. That's how you do it. Thank you syfy and the whole 12 Monkeys cast and crew. I hope I see you soon again.


I stopped watching at episode 10! Now, let me say that I was really looking forward to this show and I'm very disappointed it didn't live up to my expectations. What made me stop watching? It's not the acting, not the effects - it's the story. It feels like the writers didn't know where to go with this around episode 7. Cole and Cassy stopped the outbreak, everything seemed to be fine! Guess what? They didn't! Somehow the story must go on and thus the outbreak wasn't really stopped. I suspected this would happen, but it threw me off anyways. I think the two hour movie it was based on just hadn't enough juice to fuel a whole TV show, so the writers introduced some other characters and brought more storylines into play. Unfortunately, this didn't really help and made the whole show more confusing than interesting. If they had sticked to the original storyline, explained some parts of it in more depth, especially some characters, I believe they could've made a great 20 episode show. There was so much potential. Instead the show was convoluted with characters and storylines, which I think are just there to stretch the whole show over more episodes.


This has slowly become the show I HAVE to watch each week.


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