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"Year of the Monkey" is the first episode of Season 2 of 12 Monkeys and the fourteenth episode overall. It first aired at 9:00 p.m. on April 18, 2016 on Syfy.


Cole and Ramse manage to repair their broken friendship whilst on the run together. Railly and Jones have to try and navigate an uncertain future in 2043.[1]



In Budapest, Hungary, José Ramse is running. He evades two cars and makes his way to a bridge. More vehicles enter the bridge from both ends and trap him. Olivia steps out of a car and greets him as "Traveler." When Ramse asks why the Army of the 12 Monkeys is trying to kill him. Olivia explains that he has served his purpose by ledading them to the Kalavirus. As Ramse prepares to die, James Cole blows up several vehicles and kills most of the men on the bridge.

Cole asks Olivia for the location of the virus. She greets Cole and tells both men they are outnumbered. More men, this time on motorcycles, arrive and begin shooting. Cole and Ramse escape by jumping into the river under the bridge. Olivia's Agent tells her that they have escaped. Olivia orders the agent to follow Jennifer Goines because she is taking too long. The agent tries to tell Olivia that following Jennifer is not the will of the Witness but she repeats her order.

Cole and Ramse and make their way to their hiding place. Cole reminds Ramse that Cassie is gone and Ramse suggest that she might have made it to 2043 through Elliot Jones's time machine. Ramse chides Cole for wanting to save everyone except his (Ramse's) son. As they discuss the times they avoided the Army of the 12 Monkeys, they realize that the Army has embedded a tracker in Ramse's body. Ramse tells Cole that a man who worked a Markridge works in Budapest and he can remove the tracker.


Cassandra Railly awakes in the Temporal Facility and is comforted by Katarina Jones, who says she performed surgery to repair the damage of Cassie having been shot. Cassie tells Jones that Ramse had been working for the Army of the 12 Monkeys and that she shot Ramse, an act she found easier than she thought it would be.

Production NotesEdit

  • Syfy released the episode online through its official website, Hulu, and Video On Demand on April 4, 2016, two weeks prior to the episode's airdate.
  • Andrew Gillies was credited but did not appear.



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