Here's the Heart-Stopping Moment That Changes Everything in Tonight's 12 Monkeys

Tonight’s 12 Monkeys is a huge turning point for the show. I can’t tell you any more than that—but if you’ve been drifting away from the show because you weren’t sure if all this time-jumping was ever going to lead to anything... Well, just watch this exclusive clip.

The clip should be pretty self explanatory. But just for context, this is the moment where Dr. Jones (who’s been protected from the effects of temporal changes by her injections) sees just what Cole’s latest time-jump has wrought. As someone who likes my time travel messy, this is my jam.


12 Monkeys is on Syfy tonight at 9.

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Love this show, loved this scene. And what a genius way to shake up the show, yet keep the central narrative idea. On the one hand everything is the same so they have to keep trying. On the other hand, now we can see that their actions have an effect, so there’s a reason to keep watching because there is a chance of success. They’re not just going around in circles discovering that their actions are doomed to failure.

The most moving part of the episode for me actually was when she turned on the radio to show that there was some civilization left in the new timeline. That was just so poignant. A subtle, moving, and brilliant way to show what they were fighting for—hope. Awesome.