12 Monkeys is filled with moments between or beyond the dialogue—often the moments easily missed. I’d like to share a few of them with you so that we can fully appreciate them.
Today we’re taking a closer look at one of the recurring themes across a number of episodes. You may have noticed this as well, but Cassie and Cole seldom really say goodbye, they usually say, “See you soon.” It has become a farewell greeting of sorts for Cole, to the point where variations of it become distinctly recognizable.
Featured above is the scene where Cassie says it in frustration, or the powerful scene where she dies in Cole’s arms in 2017. Not featured but equally important is the scene where Cassie says, “Goodbye,” to him before he’s leaving to splinter to Chechnya. And of course one of the last scenes in the season finale, where Cole sends Cassie off to 2043 in a desperate attempt to save her life.
These two—it’s so complicated with them, and the See You Soon notably reflects that. Is it love? Quite possibly. (Don’t throw pillows, Casserolers, okay? I’m totally pro Cassie/Cole!) But it’s not that simple. And that’s maybe a whole other topic for a whole other Moments Easily Missed entry. Stay tuned.