12 Monkeys season three left us with seemingly no hope for our heroes a new more powerful villain that has been hiding in plain sight all along. (Even from herself) Season four kicked off with SyFy airing three new time binding, action-packed episodes that set up the last season to be one for the history books.
The three episodes titled “The End”, “Ouroboros” and “45 RPM” are all standouts in their own way. The first episode of the season “The End,” picks up pretty much where they ended last season delivering the action as James Cole (Aaron Stanford) and crew fight to escape Olivia’s (Alisen Down) grasp. “The End,” takes us back to a few events of the pilot episode because as the show states many times; the story begins at the end and ends at the beginning, so it’s nice to see them living up to that. “Ouroboros” slows things down a bit, giving the team time to put plans into action. While Jennifer (Emily Hampshire) and James start a quest that will lead James to his destiny. “45 RPM” is one hell of a mind F—K as it dives into the past of the true Witness giving us a better look into Olivia’s life. Which we need since she has been toying with everyone, herself included for the last century.
The twist and turns are great in 12 Monkeys, but season 4 so far reinforces that its characters are a large part of what make this show fantastic. Jennifer and her antics in these first three episodes alone are enough to keep you hooked. The impact of the events of the last three seasons on James and Cassandra Railly’s (Amanda Schull), characters show in each of their actions this season. The most significant change, of course, is in Olivia as she struggles with her newfound identity as the Witness. Alisen Down shines in this role, and I can’t wait to see where she goes next.
The first three episodes already have me itching to see more and also sad that this will be the final season. Who knows, if the rest of the season keeps up at this pace we may get blessed with another season.
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The final episodes of 12 Monkeys: Season 4 air on Syfy over four consecutive Friday nights, beginning June 15.