12 Monkeys: Season 2 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Full of addictive twists, the second season of 12 Monkeys overcomes time traveling logic issues with help of added thriller elements.


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Air date: Apr 18, 2016
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Follows the journey of a time traveller from the post-apocalyptic future trying to destroy the source of a plague that will nearly destroy the humanity.


Aaron Stanford
as James Cole
Amanda Schull
as Dr. Cassandra Railly
Barbara Sukowa
as Katarina Jones
Emily Hampshire
as Jennifer Goines
Noah Bean
as Aaron Marker
Tom Noonan
as Pallid Man
Zeljko Ivanek
as Leland Goines
Brendan Coyle
as Dr. Kalman
Jay Karnes
as Agent Gale
Michael Hogan
as Dr. Eckland
Xander Berkeley
as Jonathan Foster
Matt Frewer
as Dr. Isaac Kirschner
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Critic Reviews for 12 Monkeys Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

We're set up well for a full season of signs and revelations.

May 30, 2016 | Rating: 15/20 | Full Review…

12 Monkeys finally unmasked The Witness during [the] Season 2 finale, and the reveal was exactly what you want out of a twist: shocking yet somewhat expected in the sense that it had been carefully crafted to reach this point, so it made sense.

Feb 4, 2019 | Full Review…

This is the farthest back we've traveled on the series and it's going to be a total blast. Sure Cole and Cassie are at odds, but it should be interesting watching them rebuild their relationship.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

The pacing and danger continues to grow with each episode in season two, and the series continues to be both a time travel-based drama and a psychological thriller.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The season premiere of 12 Monkeys offered plenty of spectacle and a mix of the familiar of what fans love with the new flavor of the transformed situation, and overall it was a successful offering.

Jan 31, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A crazy compulsive watch.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

12 Monkeys is back, and yes, it's as trippy and twisty as ever.

Apr 19, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

It's darned fun to watch.

Apr 19, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Though Season 2 started simple when held up against the rest of Season 1, it's best we consider this a welcome back episode rather than of an indication of things to come.

Apr 19, 2016 | Full Review…

The TV show does it all with a sense of bravado that allows you to overlook any internal logic issues.

Apr 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 12 Monkeys: Season 2


Super Reviewer

Mind-blowing and action-packed, Season 2 of 12 Monkeys changes the direction of the series. After seizing the time machine in 2043 the 12 Monkeys send several Messengers into the past to end time itself, and it's up to Cole and Railly to track them down and stop them. The show changes up a lot of the character dynamics; with Railly turning into a hardcore resistance fighter after having been stuck in the future, Cole teaming up with Ramse in the past, and Jennifer being turned against the 12 Monkeys (becoming a rogue). And the performances are a lot better for this, giving the actors more to do; especially Emily Hampshire as Jennifer, who breaks out and becomes the most charismatic and interesting character of the series. The writing too is extremely impressive; particularly in how it develops a mythos for time and ties together the various factions (showing them interconnecting throughout time). Also, Madeleine Stowe, star of the original film, makes a guest appearance in the season finale and gives an incredible performance. Extraordinarily riveting and full of adventure, Season 2 of 12 Monkeys is a transformative season that takes the series to a new level.


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