12 Mon­keys

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Mankind’s fate is still up in the air when time-trav­el­ling sci-fi show 12 Mon­keys (2015-cur­rent) re­turns for sea­son 2. Sea­son 1, based on the 1995 movie of the same name, dealt with time traveller James Cole (Aaron Stan­ford), his friend Ramse (Kirk Acevedo) and vi­rol­o­gist Dr Cas­san­dra Railly (Amanda Schull) try­ing to stop looney Jennifer Goines (Emily Hamp­shire) and the Army Of The 12 Mon­keys from re­leas­ing a deadly virus that would kill bil­lions.

Sea­son 2 has new threats and while episodes 1 and 2 (29 Au­gust and 5 Septem­ber) mostly wrap up the virus sto­ry­line, it lingers in the back­ground while the new dan­ger is time it­self. “We find out how time and hu­mans may work to­gether,” ex­plains se­ries cre­ator Terry Mata­las. “But there is some­one against time. The death of time is much big­ger than an apoc­a­lyp­tic virus.”

En­ter The Mes­sen­gers, cre­ated by the Army Of The 12 Mon­keys to kill off Pri­maries, peo­ple who’re con­nected to time. The Mes­sen­gers travel back in time to kill Pri­maries be­cause if all the Pri­maries are dead, so is time. This will bring about the Red For­est (a place where time and death cease to ex­ist) and The Wit­ness, the face­less leader of the Army Of The 12 Mon­keys, wants to live there for­ever with his fol­low­ers. The Wit­ness’s iden­tity is re­vealed in episode 13 (5 De­cem­ber) and it’s a shocker!

Help­ing James and his team are the Hye­nas, Jennifer’s army from the year 2016, and The Daugh­ters, Jennifer’s band of mis­fit war­rior women in 2044. Also, a Pri­mary known as Lil­lian, played by Madeleine Stowe (Vic­to­ria in drama show Revenge, 2011-2015), who was Dr Kathryn Railly in the 12 Mon­keys movie, shows up to give James an omi­nous warn­ing in episode 13.

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