The BEST Episodes of 12 Monkeys

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Network: Syfy

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.

The Beginning (2)

#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.

star 8.68
777 votes
The Beginning (1)

#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.

star 8.35
940 votes
Witness

#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.

star 8.20
1,778 votes
Directors: Grant Harvey
Writers: Terry Matalas
Memory of Tomorrow

#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.

star 8.17
2,352 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Terry Matalas
One Minute More

#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.

star 8.16
945 votes
Blood Washed Away

#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.

star 8.07
2,317 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Sean Tretta
Thief

#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.

star 8.04
1,782 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Sean Tretta
Lullaby

#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.

star 7.99
2,296 votes
Writers: Sean Tretta
Resurrection

#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.

star 7.97
2,267 votes
Writers: Richard E. Robbins
Demons

#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.

star 7.97
928 votes
Die Glocke

#11 - 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.

star 7.92
945 votes
Nurture

#12 - 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.

star 7.91
1,837 votes
Writers: Adam Sussman, Christopher Monfette
After

#13 - After

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 22, 2018

A clue to breaking the cycle leads Cole and Cassie to the 1960s.

star 7.86
957 votes
Brothers

#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.

star 7.86
1,932 votes
Directors: Joe Menendez
Writers: Kristen Reidel, Travis Fickett
Causality

#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?

star 7.85
1,931 votes
Directors: David Greene
Writers: Kristen Reidel
One Hundred Years

#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.

star 7.83
2,523 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Michael Sussman
Masks

#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.

star 7.82
1,725 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Sean Tretta, Tony Elliott
45 RPM

#18 - 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.

star 7.81
977 votes
Arms of Mine

#19 - 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.

star 7.81
2,747 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Terry Matalas, Travis Fickett
Daughters

#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.

star 7.81
949 votes
Immortal

#21 - 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.

star 7.80
2,465 votes
Directors: David Greene
Writers: Ian Sobel, Matt Morgan
Emergence

#22 - 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.

star 7.80
2,479 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Richard E. Robbins
Nature

#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.

star 7.80
1,801 votes
Directors: Kat Candler
Writers: Ian Sobel, Matt Morgan
Paradox

#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.

star 7.77
2,677 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Richard E. Robbins, Terry Matalas
Shonin

#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.

star 7.77
2,818 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Sean Tretta