12 Monkeys Season 3, Trust and Allegiances Are Tested Tonight DecayMag.com Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas 12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys Final Season Three  Details.

Creators: Travis Fickett, Terry Matalas

Release Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Release Format: Syfy

MPAA Rating: TV-14

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Running Time:  


Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly destroy the human race.


Part II of III 

Ep. 304 Brothers (May 19th, 2017 Air Date)

EP. 305 – Casualty 

EP. 306 – Nature

EP. 307 –Nurture


On Friday’s episode, it becomes apparent loose strands will be disconnected. Writing off characters is a frequent practice from writers when series meets its termination. The tactic serves to clear away debatable questions and uncertainties. José Ramse meets his death in the Brothers, the fourth episode of 12 Monkeys Season three. This, the revelation and treachery remained uninspired.

While it was unfortunate to watch Ramse’s  demise by brother-at-arms James Cole the incident had a weak impression in the storyline. This set-up presented as too convenient. The duo traveled to the past teaming up for a significant call against The Watcher. The assignment was based on material garnered from a notorious source. For Ramse it was an excuse to carry out his personal ambition, killing Dr. Cassandra Railly.

The following three episodes in tonight’s broadcast were more appealing to series enthusiasts. Topics were central to The Watcher.

Read Part One To Our Weekend Coverage

Read Part Two to Our Weekend Coverage

Read Part Three to Our Weekend Coverage

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The writing team served a problematic approach in this episode. Once again the viewer introduced to obvious situations and circumstances. Ramse arriving at the facility with his prized prisoner in tow had one outcome, betrayal. This composition is a reason 12 Monkeys didn’t fair well in season two. The storyline drags with a template-based technique. It doesn’t take a time machine to figure out future repercussions. With emotions running from the loss of his son Ramse was ripe for influencing. This tactic in storytelling is as cliche as it gets. It’s a shame that the writing team opted for such a simplistic direction.

Actor Aaron Stanford did little to convince sorrows felt losing his best friend. A yell of despair sum years of connection to the fallen. Is this all the emotional content delivered for audiences to digest? The accompanying flashback also provided trivial purpose. The history between these two characters is rich. In this bromance, friendship turned to treachery and later to uncertainty.

Actor Kirk Acevedo still had the spotlight in his final bow as  José Ramse. 12 Monkeys may, at this point trek on filler episodes. These are synopses tie with yet portray itself as a side story. Out of the first slate of episodes to season three thus far Brothers is weakest in delivery.

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12 MONKEYS — “Shonin” Episode 111 — Pictured: Kirk Acevedo as Ramse — (Photo by: Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy)

The Episode titled Casualty is as predicted, a filler episode. The quirkiness changes the pace of the series thus far. While the aim is to locate a great map created by The Witness the mission and the way it is written feels out of place.

The nonsensical narrative continues with the episodes titled Nurture and Nature. Many opportunities were available to dispose of The Witness. Yet, the human character takes center stage and compromises the mission as a result. Proposing this sentiment appears out of place. That emotional connection between child and parent may strike a chord for some. Yet, this element serves only to transport the story over a series of installments. With the fate of billions at risk, there is no room to reserve doubts and parental love.
Also,  the actions projected by James Cole and Dr. Cassandra Railly served only to compromise the mission not aid it. Again, all faults go towards the writing. This is a problem stressed throughout this coverage of 13 Monkeys season three. The narrative would’ve fared better if the characters were in peril racing against the clock. Preventing the launch of the virus outstayed its welcome. Assassinating a high-ranking figure, this too seemed to crumble from poor story structure. 12 Monkeys season three appears as though the social commentary centered on abortion.


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