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Re: 12 Monkeys (Season 1 - 2014)
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:32:34 am »
Episode 2
Mentally Divergent





Any worries I had about content and quality of the show for the second episode are now erased. Yeah, I am definitely on board for this one for sure. Solid episode and I love that they have casts Tom Noonan as Pallid Man. He has made a career of playing these odd, creepy whack jobs. He's gonna fit right in here. I also like the casting of Emily Hampshire as Jennifer Goines. We only saw her for a split second in the first episode. But in this one we get a lot of her back story. For those keeping score, the Goines character was played by Brad Pitt in the movie. I like that they changed the characters gender for this one just for mixing it up. One thing that kept making me grin from ear to ear in her portrayal of the character is that she was more or less channeling Ally Sheedy's Allison character from The Breakfast Club. It was a bit more extreme here since she was locked up in a Mental Ward, but you can clearly see the similarities.

Another reason to check out the series is that we get even more proof they are in fact forging their own path. I love how the Time Travel mechanize is not perfect and doesn't always send Cole to the right place or time and in this case it sends him to North Korea. This little "throw away" scene actually plays a huge  role in the current timeline, allowing Cassandra the necessary information she needs to track Cole's location a few years after the fact. Also loved the inside-joke about Terminator. As they were setting up the joke (which you have to read between the lines), you immediately think of Terminator and are wondering if it is a joke. When they get to the "punchline", you definitely know they are paying a little tribute to Terminator itself, which was very cool. If you want to know what the joke is, you're just gonna have to watch it.
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