Primetime Pick… 5/19/17

May 19, 2017 Posted by in Features | Comments

Tonight Syfy’s end-of-the-world time-traveling series 12 Monkeys returns for its penultimate season with a special binge-worthy 3-night event. Syfy is airing entire 10-episode third season over the course of the next three nights! Tonight the first four episodes air back-to-back with limited commercials. Then, the remaining six episodes will be aired in two 3-hour blocks on Saturday and Sunday night.

The series follows the story of time traveler James Cole (Aaron Stanford) who was sent back in time to prevent a cult known as the Army of the Twelve Monkeys from unleashing a deadly virus that wipes out most of the world’s population. Cole meets modern day virologist Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) and enlists her help in his quest as they try to locate and identify the mysterious leader of the Army, known only as “The Witness”. While Cole and Cassie have the help of their ragtag team in the future and the assistance of the seemingly-crazy Jennifer Goines (Emily Hampshire, Schitt’s Creek) who has a knack for being able to see into the future, the Army of the Twelve Monkeys always seems to be one step ahead of them.

As the second season came to a close, Cole and his crew traveled to Titan to stop the Army’s attack, but were unprepared for the fact that Titan itself was The Witness’ machine. The group soon found themselves separated—Deacon was captured, Jennifer was splintered to a French battlefront in 1917, the Striking Woman took Ramse to a reunion with his son, and Cassie was splintered into the future in 2163. She found herself surrounded by messengers as the Pallid Man informed her that she was actually carrying The Witness inside of her.

I’m thrilled that we are finally going to get a continuation of that jaw-dropper of a reveal–that Cole and Cassie’s son was in fact The Witness that they had been searching for all this time! What plans does the Army have for the mother of their unborn leader? Will Cole be able to find/rescue Cassie, and how will he take the news about his son? How will our group get back together and will they be able to stop the Army from completing their plan to destroy time itself—and will they need to sacrifice the child in order to do so?

I’ve checked out the first few episodes of the new season, and I am so happy this show is back it’s SO good! The writers waste no time in introducing interesting new twists and mysteries that will play out over the course of the season, and based on what they’ve done in previous seasons, I have no doubt that we are in for a well-planned and executed roller-coaster of a ride over the next 3 nights! Even though the show can get dark at times, there is always Jennifer Goines there to add some levity, and she has some pretty hilarious scenes in these first few episodes. I could watch an entire spin-off series based on her character!

I can’t wait to see what happens, and where they leave us going into the fourth/final season. Plus, there are some amazing guest stars this season, including Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Hannah Waddington (Game of Thrones) and James Callis (Battlestar Galactica).

I’ll also be watching/recording Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Toy Box, and Ginormous Food.