Moments Easily Missed – Cole’s Silence

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 a scene from the season finale. We’re going back to after the sh— uh, feces hit the fan. Cole just sent Cassie to 2043 in a desperate attempt to save her life. Ramse is lying on the cold metal floor, bleeding to death to meet the fate that was preordained for him. Cole is ready to run, because… what other choice does he have?

But before he bails, he crouches down to face his oldest, best friend one last time. The man he’s gone through thick and thin with, the man who saved his life more times over than he can count, and vice versa.

Ramse has one last, dying wish. He pleads for Cole to find his son in the future and tell him that his father tried to protect him. And we know that Cole will, if he ever does make it back.

But here’s the amazing thing about that scene. Did you notice that Cole never utters a single word? It’s all said wordlessly, in a gaze, an expression, a nod. There’s no words, because no words are needed.

How beautifully tragic is that?

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  1. 11th August 2017

    […] when I posted about that scene from the finale with Cole and Ramse, where Cole never utters a word? Well, it’s not the only one. Today we’re going back to episode 1×02 “Mentally […]

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