Questions tagged [12-monkeys-2015]

12 Monkeys is an American television series on Syfy. It is a science fiction mystery drama with a time traveling plot loosely based on the 1995 film of the same name; use [12-monkeys-1995] for questions about the film.

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How is this possible in the timeline where Cassie dies?

In the episode "The Red Forest," we deal extensively with a timeline where Cassie dies in 2015. In fact, this timeline's existence is crucial in providing Cole with important information about ...
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How is Cole not dead after he injects himself with his old DNA?

In 12 Monkeys S01 E12 - Paradox, Cole injects himself with DNA from his younger self. The injection is accompanied with a massive explosion destroying everything around. Cole, (already weak at this ...
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How does the newspaper ad work?

Sometimes time travelers are not tracked by the splinter machine. They post an ad in a newspaper with a coded message to inform the future scientists, where and when they wanted to be picked up. If I ...
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How do the connections to the time travelers work?

I have only a vague idea (maybe intended by the writers) of how the (real time) connections between the splinter machine and the time travelers work and what their limitations are. Early they use the ...
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What exactly do the injections the time travellers get do?

If I remember correctly, in the first few episodes they made a lot of of fuss about the preparation a time traveller must undergo until he can travel more or less safe and in one piece. This involved ...
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In the 12 monkeys series can the witness foresee changes of the timeline?

In the first season they figure out that the timeline is mutable. Also they figure out that there is a villian that is also a time traveller who has knowledge about the future and direct his minions ...
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What are the time travel mechanics of the 12 monkey tv show? (or why has the future clock no scratch?)

In the original movie, drama was drawn out of the fact that time is immutable and all the attempts of Cole to change the past are destined to fail. In the tv show this also seems to be the case most ...
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In the 12 Monkeys TV show why do characters insist that the past is immutable?

The plot of the show is that the people around Cole want to change the past so that the disease never happened. Later during the first season they kind of resignate (especially Jones) and it is often ...
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In 12 Monkeys, why can't a vaccine be developed from Cole if he is immune?

This question has been bugging me lately. In the 12 Monkeys TV show, If Cole has immunity to the plague, why couldn't Cassie develop a vaccine from his antibodies? This could have been done as far ...
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Why did Ramse stop aging after travelling back to 1987?

In 12 Monkeys the TV series, the 3rd episode from the end just aired, and it depicts Ramse going back in time and then living 40 years without getting older. Likewise the mysterious woman is an adult ...
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The reason for two year skip in the past?

In 12 Monkeys (TV series) the "meet me in two years" serves as major part of initial plot set up. At first I thought Cole is stuck jumping in intervals or something. But later it's clear that it's ...
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Why risk Cole's life by sending him on missions?

In the TV series 12 Monkeys, it's stated in the pilot that Cole's destiny is to travel through time. However, it seems like the rules of the show allow time to change due to time travel. In the '...