12 Monkeys

2014 • SYFY
797 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (19)

1 Splinter
27 years after a virus wipes out most of humanity, scientists send a man (James Cole) back to 2015 to stop the plague from ever happening. Cole's only lead is a virologist (Dr. Cassandra Railly), who knows the dangerous source of the outbreak.
2 Mentally Divergent
The trail of a mysterious organization called the “Army 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.
3 Cassandra Complex
A search for the location of the virus leads Cole to 2014, when a dangerous outbreak in Haiti once proved a devastating moment in Dr. Railly's life.
4 Atari
A fight for the future ensues when a dangerous band of marauders hunting for Cole and Ramse threatens the mission to save the past.
5 The Night Room
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.
6 The Red Forest
After the tragic events of the Night Room create an alternate reality in 2043, Cole risks his future to save Dr. Railly.
7 The Keys
Cole, Railly and Aaron race to stop the virus from being deployed as a bio-weapon in Chechnya.
8 Yesterday
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.
9 Tomorrow
Cole finds himself in 2017 at the height of the plague. Out of options, Jones faces an impossible choice to replace the Core.
10 Divine Move
Forces come to a head when Ramse does what it takes to protect his newfound family, leaving Cole to deal with the aftermath.
11 Shonin
Cole's last-ditch effort to stop the Army of the 12 Monkeys brings him to Tokyo in the year 1987.
12 Paradox
With Cole dying from the effects of time-travel, Railly must find the one person who can save him.
13 Arms of Mine
In the season finale, Cole and Railly attempt a final confrontation with their closest enemies, and Jones faces a new threat to all that she's accomplished.
101 Sneak Peek
Get prepped for time-travel adventure, with this special first look at Syfy's 12 Monkeys. Based on the film by Terry Gilliam, the show follows the journey of a time traveler, Cole (Aaron Stanford), from the post-apocalyptic future. Using a dangerous and untested method of time travel, Cole arrives in the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race. What role does Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) - a brilliant virologist - play in all of this? Her world is turned upside down when she's kidnapped by Cole, but she may or may not pose the danger Cole thinks she does. Will Cole be able to save mankind, or is mankind bound by fate? Follow the twists and turns with 12 Monkeys.
102 Cassie & Cole
Learn about the characters on 12 Monkeys from the people who play them, including interviews with cast members from Syfy's all new series.
103 The World
Can you go too far when you're trying to save the world? Find out from the cast of Syfy's new series 12 Monkeys.
104 Looks & Feel
What does the world of 12 Monkeys look and feel like? Find out from the cast, and see it first hand here.
105 Fate
Get an inside look at the role fate plays—straight from the cast—on Syfy's new series 12 Monkeys.
106 First 9 Minutes
Watch the First 9 Minutes of 12 Monkeys.

About this show

Based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam film, 12 Monkeys is a high-stakes race against the clock that follows the journey of a time traveler (Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.
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Sanford Schimel
November 9, 2019
I loved the movie so I was somewhat skeptical about a TV adaptation but I was hooked from the first episode. It's so intricately plotted but stays true to the story. I cannot imagine what the writer's room looked like but I imagine that the walls were plastered with notes about the various timelines and characters. With all due respect to the writers, directors, and designers, I have to give credit to the cast. I had never heard of Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, or Emily Hampshire before this but they're amazing, as is Kirk Acevedo. However, the truly monumental performance for me is Barbara Sukowa. She's been a movie star for years in Germany and now I know why.
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Harold V O
June 28, 2016
Everything that comes out of the SyFy Channel, i've always , I've always approached with caution. This year, they released "Childhood's End" and I found that TV movie pretty good. With "12 Monkeys"... This show is surprisingly really good and it is easily one of my favorite sci-fi shows on TV. I hope they get extended for more seasons. I love the stories, the thrills and the suspense and using time to drive the plot. The concepts of the Primaries, Messengers, the Witness, Temporal Storms, etc. are interesting. Last night's episode was kick-ass and I really, really hope this show stays around longer.
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Brian Kuykendall
May 29, 2016
To me this is one of the best shows going. Its the first show that I can remember that gives me that "thought provoking, want to read the forums to see what other people are thinking" feeling since LOST. Time travel movies and shows have always interested me. 12 Monkeys series tops the list easily of the genre in my opinion. Such creative writing that really gets complicated by season 2. It's the subtle events in scenes that really make it all connect, or at least helps it connect. The attention to detail from the writers is amazing. If you are looking for a show that you can immerse yourself into that keeps you thinking long after you have watched it....this is worth a look. Perfection!
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