TV Times: 12 Monkeys

Aoife Jones, Staff Writer
Edited by Victoria Chiu

What would happen if, by 2043, most of the world was wiped out due to a deadly virus that was once seen as a cure? 12 Monkeys follows James Cole, a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic world of the future back to 2015 in hopes of stopping the virus from ever spreading. 

Cassandra Rally brings James Cole to 2015 due to a single voice recording, where she mentioned his name as someone who would be able to help. Now he is faced with the daunting task of eradicating any source connected with the virus to stop the deadly disease from destroying the world’s population. With the help of Rally, a renowned virologist, Cole attempts to stop the release of the virus from the organization, “The Army of the Twelve Monkeys.”

 

The show is unique in that it is a different version of how a post-apocalyptic future started and exists at the moment (in 2043). Can Cole really save us all, or are we inevitably going to be part of the 93.6% of the population that dies? Let’s hope the Cole and Rally have what it takes to be our heroes. 

  

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