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12 Monkeys Releases Trailer for Its Final Season

Update 7/21: SyFy has released the first official look at the final season of 12 Monkeys. Watch the trailer here and make sure to check out our exclusive breakdown below.

There once was a serpent

Who only traveled one direction: always forward, never backward.

Until one day the serpent came upon a demon.

The demon cursed the serpent, driving him insane—

Causing him to eat his own tail.

The serpent was blind.

But there were those who could see;

Who knew the serpent’s true path.

So they created a weapon to destroy the demon.

They hid the weapon in the snake’s den, where he waited for his madness to end…

But it never did.

For the seers discovered that the only one who could wield the weapon was the demon itself,

And so the serpent was doomed to circle in madness. Forever.


Certainly, as far as maternal acts go, this mysterious poem—allegedly written by James Cole’s mother, Marion Woods—does not feel like it bodes all that well for the future of our favorite time traveling monkey-hunter. Though briefly glimpsed in the post-credits scene of the season 3 finale of 12 Monkeys, the poem is also at the heart of a brand new sizzle released on Thursday evening during the series’ San Diego Comic-Con panel, hosted by yours truly (hey wait a second!).

Thankfully, series creator Terry Matalas and the folks at Syfy let us borrow one of the Splinter suits in order to travel back in time and write this post up as an exclusive for our beloved Nerdist readers. Now how’s that for having one’s priorities in check when faced with the possibility of time travel?! Don’t ever say we don’t do anything nice for y’all, OK? We could’ve gone to the opening night of Star Wars.

Now, there are a few FAIRLY MAJOR things to notice here—and probably more than a few we haven’t even picked up on yet. But perhaps the most JARRING is the appearance of TWO JONESES:


Oh and what in the ever-loving HELL is going on with Jennifer Goines’ EYES?!


And don’t EVEN get us started on the insane Nazi business:


But definitely DO get us started on Cowboy Cole, the Cole-iest Cole to ever Cole in the History of Infinite Coles (because time travel):


So—anyone else FREAKING OUT about the final season of 12 Monkeys? Were you at the Comic-Con panel? Let us know in the comments below!

Images: Syfy

Alicia Lutes is the managing editor of Nerdist, creator/host of Fangirling!, and obsessive 12 Monkeys fan. Find her on Twitter!

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