I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I started watching SyFy’s 12 Monkeys, but by halfway through the season, I was hooked. I’m usually a sucker for time travel stuff and anything that deals with highly contagious diseases, so it was a win-win for me in terms of television. And wow, the Season 1 finale really got to me! It left me with all kinds of burning questions that absolutely have to be answered, preferably in the next season. So without further ado, here’s what I’m dying – hopefully not literally – to know!
If you haven’t watched 12 Monkeys yet, well, you should definitely plan on that but you also shouldn’t read any farther in this article. Spoilers abound for the season finale.
Who is the Witness?
Going into the episode, we all assumed that Ramse was the Witness, but when Cassie accused him of being the Witness, Ramse seemed genuinely mystified. So who is it? My money’s on Cole somehow. Maybe he’s inadvertently helping the enemies. But a lot of the Internet seems to be fixated on Aaron, particularly since after being in a fire, he’ll need a mask to cover up any burns, if he’s not dead.
What is Cassie going to do in the future?
Actually, Cassie going to the future opens up a ton of questions. Will she be able to get back to her present? If she can’t get back, will she still be able to leave the message that fosters Jones’s obsession with stopping plague? Does she even need to leave that message anymore?
In Season 1, 12 Monkeys did a lot with Cole’s trips between Cassie’s present and his present, and it would be kind of cool to see their roles reversed. But the time travel thing was getting kind of old in the end, and it could also be good to see what Cole and Cassie do when they can’t be together – at least for an episode or two.
Are the 12 lizard people?
This is more a joke question than anything, but seriously, you guys see that their faces are really, really white, right? (I know a lot of people think they’re blue, but an executive producer confirmed that was because of the light from the time machine.) Why are their faces so white? The only logical explanation I could come up with was lizard people, but they weren’t that white when they were babies so maybe it’s some kind of immune reaction to the plague.
Was Cole really able to save Ramse?
And more to the point, what does that mean? While the 12 were certain that Ramse should have died in this episode, they didn’t foresee Cassie coming to the future either, which means their timeline isn’t as immutable as they think. I’d like to think that’s a clever reference to the fact that the show has basically covered the entire plot of its source material as well, giving the show more room to play with what’s going to happen. Regardless of what it means, I’m glad that Cole at least tried to save Ramse since the brotherhood between Ramse and Cole has been one of the best aspects of the show.
Will they stop the plague?
I figure this is actually something that won’t be answered until the show is about to end, but I really want to know if they’ll save the world and I don’t want to wait years and years to find out! It might be hard to stop the whole plague since Jennifer Goines looks like she’s going to unleash it in several places at once, but maybe they’ll stop a small sliver of it. Or maybe everyone will just die trying.
I’ll follow up that cheery thought with another cheery thought: the second season of 12 Monkeys isn’t going to air until 2016. That gives us almost a year of waiting and speculating. If only we had Cole’s ability to time travel! It’s definitely something I want after that ending cliffhanger.
Got answers or more questions? Let us know in the comments! If we have to wait an entire year, we might as well make it worth something.