12 Monkeys

10 Best Episodes of 12 Monkeys - Season 1

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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12 Monkeys - S1E10

#13 - Divine Move (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Forces come to a head when Ramse does what it takes to protect his newfound family, leaving Cole to deal with the aftermath.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 2161 votes.

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#12 - Mentally Divergent (Season 1 - Episode 2)


The trail of a mysterious organization called the β€œArmy of the 12 Monkeys” leads Cole to a mental institution in 2015, where a patient holds the key to the plague that destroys the world. Meanwhile, despite warnings that her involvement may disrupt the course of history, Dr. Railly risks her life to help him.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 2665 votes.

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#11 - Tomorrow (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Cole finds himself in 2017 at the height of the plague. Out of options, Jones faces an impossible choice to replace the Core.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 2184 votes.

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#10 - Cassandra Complex (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Cole's search for the location of the virus leads him to 2014, and to a devastating moment in Dr. Railly's life involving a dangerous outbreak in Haiti.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 2395 votes.

12 Monkeys - S1E1

#9 - Splinter (Season 1 - Episode 1)

27 years after a virus wipes out most of humanity, scientists send James Cole back to 2015 to stop the plague from ever happening. Cole's only lead is virologist Dr. Cassandra Railly, who knows the dangerous source of the outbreak.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 3325 votes.

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#8 - The Night Room (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Cole and Dr. Railly face off with the Army of the 12 Monkeys when both discover the Night Room – an off-site, black ops lab that houses the virus that will one day destroy the world.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 2139 votes.

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#7 - Yesterday (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The Core that powers the time machine is fading. To get Cole back from the past, Jones must convince her former colleagues at the military operation "Spearhead" that her mission is worth saving.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 2153 votes.

12 Monkeys - S1E4

#6 - Atari (Season 1 - Episode 4)


A fight for the future ensues when a dangerous band of marauders hunting for Cole and Ramse threatens the mission to save the past.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 2198 votes.

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#5 - The Red Forest (Season 1 - Episode 6)

When the tragic events of the Night Room create an alternate reality in 2043, Cole risks his future.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 2058 votes.

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#4 - Shonin (Season 1 - Episode 11)


Cole splinters to Tokyo, 1987 in a last chance effort to stop the Army of the 12 Monkeys.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 2175 votes.

12 Monkeys - S1E12

#3 - 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 7.81 from 2147 votes.

12 Monkeys - S1E7

#2 - 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 7.82 from 2084 votes.

12 Monkeys - S1E13

#1 - 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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