The BEST Episodes of 12 Monkeys
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Using a dangerous and untested method of time travel, Cole arrives from a post-apocalyptic future in the present day. His mission is to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate 93.6% of the human race.
#1 - The Beginning (2)
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 6, 2018
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.
#2 - The Beginning (1)
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 6, 2018
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.
#3 - Witness
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired May 21, 2017
Every imaginable threat descends upon Railly and Cole. With Titan looming - and ally fighting ally - The Witness finds himself on the threshold of destiny.
#4 - Memory of Tomorrow
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 18, 2016
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.
#5 - One Minute More
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 29, 2018
The beginning of the end approaches as Cole and Cassie embark on their final mission.
#6 - Blood Washed Away
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 11, 2016
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.
#7 - Thief
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired May 21, 2017
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.
#8 - Lullaby
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 6, 2016
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.
#9 - Resurrection
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 27, 2016
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.
#10 - Demons
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 29, 2018
Everything changes when the team finally climbs the steps and rings the bell in the Middle Ages.
#11 - Nurture
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 20, 2017
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.
#12 - Die Glocke
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 22, 2018
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.
#13 - After
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 22, 2018
A clue to breaking the cycle leads Cole and Cassie to the 1960s.
#14 - Brothers
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 19, 2017
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.
#15 - Causality
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 20, 2017
Out of time and in need of answers, Jennifer and Deacon are sent to 1989 to steal a sacred document. Can Railly and Cole get to the Word first before it reveals the one secret they want kept?
#16 - One Hundred Years
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 2, 2016
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.
#17 - Masks
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 21, 2017
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.
#18 - Arms of Mine
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 10, 2015
Cole and Railly attempt a final confrontation with their closest enemies, while Jones faces a new threat to all that she's accomplished.
#19 - 45 RPM
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 15, 2018
Cassie travels back in time to confront a younger Olivia while Cole helps Jennifer find the meaning behind her final Primary vision.
#20 - Daughters
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 29, 2018
Jones sends Hannah back in time to 2007 on a personal mission that could be the key to everything.
#21 - Emergence
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 9, 2016
When Cole and Cassie are stranded in 1944, Jones must turn to the person she trusts the least to bring them home -- Ramse. For Ramse, this mission will give him a chance to atone for his sins -- but can he mend the broken relations between Cole and Railly? Meanwhile, Jones visits Old Jennifer Goines to explore the true nature of Time - and the Twelve’s method to destroy it.
#22 - Immortal
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 23, 2016
Cole's partnership with Ramse is put to the test when they travel back to the 1970s to try to prevent the Twelve from murdering a disturbed Vietnam veteran with a connection to the Witness.
#23 - Nature
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 20, 2017
In 1953, Cole and Railly reunite with Agent Gale at the birth of the Army of the 12 Monkeys.
#24 - Paradox
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 3, 2015
With Cole dying from the effects of time-travel, Railly must find the one person who can save him.
#25 - Shonin
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 27, 2015
Cole splinters to Tokyo, 1987 in a last chance effort to stop the Army of the 12 Monkeys.