The Best Episodes of 12 Monkeys

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 - 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.

star 8.26
1,323 votes
Directors: Grant Harvey
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Memory of Tomorrow

#2 - 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.

star 8.17
1,896 votes
Directors: David Grossman
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#3 - 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.

star 8.06
1,350 votes
Directors: David Grossman
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Blood Washed Away

#4 - 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.

star 8.06
1,868 votes
Directors: David Grossman
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#5 - 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.

star 7.98
1,855 votes
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#6 - 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.

star 7.97
1,919 votes
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#7 - 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.

star 7.95
1,362 votes
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#8 - 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.

star 7.92
1,459 votes
Directors: Joe Menendez
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Arms of Mine

#9 - 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.

star 7.90
1,936 votes
Directors: David Grossman
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#10 - 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.

star 7.85
1,307 votes
Directors: David Grossman
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One Hundred Years

#11 - 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.

star 7.84
2,064 votes
Directors: David Grossman
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The Keys

#12 - 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.

star 7.83
1,836 votes
Directors: John Badham
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#13 - Causality

Season 3 - Episode 5

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?

star 7.82
1,428 votes
Directors: David Greene
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#14 - Paradox

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

star 7.82
1,925 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
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#15 - Nature

Season 3 - Episode 6

In 1953, Cole and Railly reunite with Agent Gale at the birth of the Army of the 12 Monkeys.

star 7.80
1,383 votes
Directors: Kat Candler
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#16 - Shonin

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

star 7.80
1,946 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
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#17 - Emergence

Season 2 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.78
2,026 votes
Directors: David Grossman
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#18 - Immortal

Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.76
1,989 votes
Directors: David Greene
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Bodies of Water

#19 - Bodies of Water

Season 2 - Episode 5

In the present, Cassie and Jennifer Goines run from the 12 Monkeys; in 2044, Cole and Ramse face off against Deacon.

star 7.75
1,961 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
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#20 - Fatherland

Season 2 - Episode 10

Ramse and Railly go on an unsanctioned mission to 1961 East Berlin, and have murder on their minds as they search for an unscrupulous German doctor who knows the location of "The Witness".

star 7.75
1,837 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
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Year of the Monkey

#21 - Year of the Monkey

Season 2 - Episode 1

Cole and Ramse repair their broken friendship while on the run; Railly and Jones navigate an uncertain future in 2043.

star 7.72
2,422 votes
Directors: David Grossman
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#22 - Meltdown

Season 2 - Episode 7

Cole faces the Witness as Cassie's hallucinations evolve; deadly visitors from the past arrive when the time machine malfunctions and begins tearing apart time and space.

star 7.72
1,927 votes
Directors: Grant Harvey
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#23 - Hyena

Season 2 - Episode 9

Jennifer Goines takes her power into her own hands in the year 2016 when she forms the Hyenas, a band of crazy compatriots, to take on the 12 Monkeys. With the help of Cole, an elaborate plot is uncovered to reacquire the virus.

star 7.71
1,844 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
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#24 - Primary

Season 2 - Episode 2

When an attempt to destroy the virus changes the future, Cole finds himself stranded in 2016 with an unstable Jennifer Goines, who may or may not be his key to getting home. Meanwhile, Jones and Railly must deal with both the consequences of the changed timeline and the temporal facility's newest prisoner -- Ramse.

star 7.70
2,233 votes
Directors: Magnus Martens
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#25 - Guardians

Season 3 - Episode 2

While searching for Jennifer Goines in post-WWI France, Cole and Jones encounter a dangerous group of time- travelers - the Guardians.

star 7.70
1,582 votes
Directors: David Grossman
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