12 Monkeys Review: “Tomorrow”

Tomorrow may be another day, but it doesn’t look like a brighter one.

Directed by TJ Scott
Written by Rebecca Kirsch

Aaron Stanford as James Cole
Amanda Schull as Cassandra Railly
Kirk Acevedo as Ramse
Barbara Sukowa as Katarina Jones
Murray Furrow as Dr. Lasky
Demore Barnes as Whitley
Amy Sloan as Elena
Xander Berkeley as Col. Jonathan Foster
Andrew Gillies as Dr. Adler
Susanna Fournier as Lieutenant Rowan
Emily Hampshire as Jennifer Goines


Jones’s people raid Spearhead, Cole watches Cassandra die (though she remains alive in a past we have yet to visit– and perhaps, a future that could still be created), Jennifer incites something, and Cole and Ramse meet Dr. Jones for the first time.

High Point

Jones’s decisions have been, thus far, morally murky but justifiable. We can no longer rely on her moral judgment, and her decisions this week hit at the heart of the show’s current dilemma. Would it be better to reset the past, or rebuild from the future present? And can the choices Jones makes ever be justified?

Low Point

Seriously, where does Dr. Jones get so many cigarettes in a post-apocalyptic world?

The Scores:

Originality: 4/6

Effects: 5/6 We get some great visuals in 2017.

Story: 5/6 The show has passed the point of no return. If you haven’t been watching, it is no longer possible to follow the events unfolding in multiple times.

Acting: 5/6 This episode gets points for its scene between Jones and her opponent. Schull breaks down memorably; Emily Hampshire plays as very creepy.

Emotional Response: 5/6 “Tomorrow” features a moving death scene of a character we know we’ll see next week.

Production: 5/6

Overall: 5/6

In total, “Tomorrow” receives 34/42