In the film Twelve Monkeys, they show Cole traveling back to the past but not how he returns to his time. Is the process ever explained?

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This isn't explained in detail in the movie. But IIRC, the scientists control Cole through a device in his tooth. The second time they try to shift him to 1996, they mistakenly place him in the middle of World War 1 and then are able to move him forward by 80+ years to 1996. We can therefore assume that they can control Cole's position in time remotely.

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