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12 Monkeys Season1 Episode 12 - Paradox



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Katarina's Father: Your mother and I miss having you in Berlin, and with your medical training, you might I'm not interested in medicine.

Jones: I'm not good with people.

Katarina's Father: If you'd only try.

Jones: Our bodies were built to die. Why should I waste my research trying to heal them when I can put it to much better use? 

Katarina's Father: Better use than prolonging human life? If your prototypes, though I barely understand them, can prevent the effects of time on human cells at a molecular level, think of the possibilities. 




Cassie: We have a mutual friend who is very sick, maybe dying.

Jones: Who? 

Cassie : Cole, James Cole.

Jones: You're probably looking for my mother. I'm not that kind of a doctor. I'm a physicist.

Cassie: Please listen to me. We need to talk.

Jones: Well, maybe you'll call my office in the morning. There is no time.

Cassie: If you don't help me, Cole will die. And I won't let that happen.


Jones: This technology it's not published. It's just a theory. It's a prototype serum that I designed for Project Splinter just the one. It's not possible.

Cassie: But my friend and one day, your your friend is from the future where it is possible. You you, the future you sent him here. And now he's dying. Please help me save him.



Cole: Where have you been?

Cassie: Cole. Uh, that address in your pocket, the one the other me gave you in 2017. I went there.

Cole: What'd you find?

Jones: You must be Mr.Cole.

Cole: Jones. But how You knew. You've always known me.

Jones: It appears so. But maybe your "always" and my "always" are not the same.

Cole: Why didn't you tell me?

Jones: I'm sure I had my reasons. I need blood samples.

Cole: You don't change, do you?


Cassie: She can help.

Cole: I die, you die. Nothing anyone can do will change that.

Cssie: I got Jones here, didn't I?

Cole: Jones is here because she's always come here. It's fate.

Cassie: There's no such thing as fate.

Cole: Cassie, it's over.


Jones: He's not just a friend. He's more to you. Much more. How did you meet him?

Cassie: I told you. They found a recording that I make and the future you sent him here to find me.

Jones: And you believed his story?

Cassie: No, but he brought my watch with him from the future, and he broke time.

Jones: The same watch from his time?

Cassie: Yes.

Jones: That's profoundly risky.

Cassie: I know. It caused a paradox. It almost killed us.

Jones: Yeah. Mother Nature doesn't like it if you rearrange her furniture.

Cassie: Right.

Jones: That must have been extraordinary to see matter coming in contact with itself. Wait, just a moment. Um, when was Mr.Cole born?

Cassie: Uh, 2009, I think. Why?

Jones: Splintering has corrupted his genetic composition at a molecular level, but if his current DNA were introduced to his original molecular structure, it might undo the quantum shifting.

Cassie: A paradox. To save his life?

Jones: Possible.

Cassie: We could get a blood sample from the original Cole.

Jones: It might work.



Cassie: Okay, so you are Matthew Cole?

Matthew: I'm not usually the paranoid type, but the boy's mother was always well, let's just say that she gave me a reason to worry about James.

Jones: Of course. Protective parents are perfectly natural.

Cole: Dad, I can't get this to work. Can you

Matthew: Whoa, whoa, whoa. What word was that? I don't think I heard you right.

Cole: I can't.

Matthew: We don't use that word around here. The only failure

Cole: Is giving up.

Matthew: Exactly, now why don't you work on that a little by yourself and I'll come help, okay? Good boy.



Cassie: I'm gonna tell you the truth.

Jones: Oh, God, help us.

Cassie: You're gonna find this hard to believe, but it's just

Jones: Nearly impossible, I'd say.

Matthew: You need to leave.

Cassie:  Please, I'm telling the truth.

Matthew: Lady, that boy is the only thing in this world matters to me. I don't know what kind of game you're playing here, but I...

Cassie: No, no, no, it's not a game. It's not a game.

Jones: I think we should go. Let's go.

Cassie: It's real, all of it the virus, time travel. There's something called the Army of the 12 Monkeys and...

Matthew: What did you say?

Cassie: The Army of the 12 Monkeys. They're the ones behind the plague.

Matthew: Did Marion send you?

Cassie: Who?

Matthew: Marion, the boy's mother. Last time I saw her, she was on about some monkey army. Told me I had to protect him.

Cassie: Your son, the grown-up James Cole, he needs you.

Matthew: Right, and who are you to him exactly?

Cassie: Look. Come with us. Look into his eyes. If you don't see your son there, then you can leave, and we will not bother you again. But if you won't come he'll die.



Cassei: Cole?

Cole: Hey.

Cassie: Hey. There's someone here to see you.

Cole: Huh?

Matthew: James?

Cole: Dad? 



Matthew: I have to say, that boy saved my life. Before he came along, I wasn't much of a man.

Cole: Can you... can you tell me about my mother?

Matthew:  I didn't know her that well. Marion. I loved her like crazy, but it was a short thing. I asked her to marry me, but she wouldn't. Then took off pretty soon after without saying much. When she tracked me down a year later, she had a kid. My son. You. Told me she couldn't protect you. I never understood what she was talking about, but I was grateful. Every day. Look at that. He's a... he's a good boy.

Cole: He won't always be. But I'm trying to make up for it. I'm sorry I can't...

Matthew: Hey. Don't use that word. The only failure Is

Cole: giving up.

Matthew: Exactly.


Cassie: Are you all right?

Matthew: Yeah, just trying to

Cassie: I know, I know. I'm so sorry.

Matthew: I just thought I'd be there for him. Always. This plague it'll get me for sure? 




Pallid Man: Where is he?

Matthew : Step ahead of you, asshole.

Pallid Man: Doubt it.



Cole: You're just in time.

Pallid Man; Yes. It's over, Cole.

Cole: I know.




Jones: He'll be safe here with Child Protective Services.

Cassie: You're throwing away your cigarettes.

Jones: I've decided to keep the child. After all this, maybe my father was right. Love is never a mistake.

Cassie: But the plague you might not have much time.

Jones: I'm a scientist, Dr.Railly. I don't believe in fate.


Cole: I could tell you, you know. Who those men were, everything. Give you a chance to do it differently, give you a head start.

Jones: It's tempting, but no. It's just as likely to undo your work as it is to help mine. The causality of temporal physics is unpredictable. And if it is fate that our paths will cross again, then we'll find the answers together.


Jones: But listen, Mr.Cole, you have to understand, the paradox has destroyed your ability to travel back to your time. You live here now.

Cole: I know.

Jones: Good bye for now, Mr.Cole.

Cole: Good bye, Katarina.

カタリーナにとっては未来でまたコールたんと再会することになる。コールたんにとっては、このまま未来に帰れないならカタリーナにはもう会えないわけだから永遠のお別れに....ん? ここからずっと生き延びておじいちゃん・コールとなって2043年にカタリーナの元に出現する可能性....も?

Cassie: Are you sure we should leave him here?  Maybe I could see ...

Cole: He'll be all right. He'll make friends.


Ramse: You okay, kid? Don't be scared. It's okay here. I'm Jose. Show you around.