The Best Episodes of 12 Monkeys

Memory of Tomorrow

#1 - Memory of Tomorrow 8.22

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.

Directors: David Grossman
Blood Washed Away

#2 - Blood Washed Away 8.12

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.

Directors: David Grossman

#3 - Resurrection 8.02

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.

Directors: Kevin Tancharoen

#4 - Lullaby 8.01

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.

Directors: Steven A. Adelson
Arms of Mine

#5 - Arms of Mine 7.92

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.

Directors: David Grossman

#6 - Paradox 7.87

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

Directors: Dennie Gordon
One Hundred Years

#7 - One Hundred Years 7.87

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.

Directors: David Grossman
The Keys

#8 - The Keys 7.86

Season 1 - Episode 7

Cole, Dr. Railly and Aaron strive to stop the virus from being deployed as a bio-weapon in Chechnya.

Directors: John Badham

#9 - Shonin 7.84

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

Directors: Mark Tonderai

#10 - Emergence 7.82

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.

Directors: David Grossman

#11 - Immortal 7.81

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.

Directors: David Greene
Bodies of Water

#12 - Bodies of Water 7.78

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.

Directors: Mairzee Almas

#13 - Meltdown 7.77

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.

Directors: Grant Harvey

#14 - Fatherland 7.76

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".

Directors: Guy Norman Bee

#15 - Hyena 7.74

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.

Directors: Bill Eagles
Year of the Monkey

#16 - Year of the Monkey 7.74

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

Directors: David Grossman

#17 - Primary 7.73

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.

Directors: Magnus Martens
The Night Room

#18 - The Night Room 7.64

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.

Directors: David Boyd

#19 - Yesterday 7.62

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.

Directors: Michael Waxman

#20 - Splinter 7.62

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.

Directors: Jon Cassar
The Red Forest

#21 - The Red Forest 7.61

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski

#22 - Atari 7.61

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.

Directors: David Grossman
Cassandra Complex

#23 - Cassandra Complex 7.56

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.

Directors: Michael Waxman

#24 - Tomorrow 7.53

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.

Directors: T.J. Scott
Mentally Divergent

#25 - Mentally Divergent 7.52

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

Directors: David Grossman