12 Monkeys: Shonin
March 28, 2015 5:42 AM - Season 1, Episode 11 - Subscribe

Ramse arrives in 1987 Tokyo. Cole arrives in 1987 Tokyo. Leland Goines arrives in 1987 Tokyo. A 1000-year-old corpse arrives in 1987 Tokyo. Ramse exploits his insider knowledge of the future. In 2015, Jennifer takes a bath. Back in 2043, Whitley gives Jones some bad news. They have drinks.
posted by Thorzdad (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Side note: I kind of wish they'd explain how, when sending a person through time, they also manage to conveniently land them safely in any given physical space. Like Ramse and Cole appearing in a narrow Tokyo alley, filled with dumpsters and bums. It would seem highly probable that a traveler could just as easily materialize inside a brick wall or in the middle of a busy highway. I kind of doubt the 2043 crowd have detailed maps of any given area at any given point in time. just some hand-wavey, pseudo-quantum gibberish will do.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:56 AM on March 28, 2015


I was pretty happy with this episode. It finally filled in all of the gaps in the narrative so now we know a bit more about why the bad guys have been doing what they've been doing all along.

I didn't like the version of 1987 Tokyo, the music and that nightclub felt off to me, and then trotting out the corpsething in the middle of the nightclub. I know, it's a minor quibble. Setting that all in a room in a hotel would have probably made it look like a bad outtake from Johnny Mnemonic.

In fact, I appreciated the economy they brought to it. I know these Syfy shows are fairly low budget affairs, and they made a pretty epic tale for this episode.
posted by Catblack at 7:59 AM on March 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


I wonder if Jones is going to send herself back, since the splinter project seems to have fallen apart.
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 11:46 AM on March 29, 2015


Funny how Ramse doesn't appear to age at all in 28 years. OK, with the shaved head you've taken away two of the major cues (hair graying and/or loss), but you'd think he'd have at least a few wrinkles or something.

Still, I like the general idea here and what this episode adds to the overall plot.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:56 AM on April 18, 2015


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