Warning: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Here we go! Cassie and Cole are stuck in 1944 with no way to get back. Without them, the mission is over. Cue Ramse: Katarina suggests sending him back to before the skirmish with The Messengers that broke Cass and Cole’s tethers in an effort to save them. In exchange, she’ll grant him freedom to leave with his son.
And then, as soon as Ramse arrives in 1944, he is promptly hit by a car… Oops.
With all the travelers back in 1944, Katarina investigates these time anomalies that seem to be killing their men by aging them hundreds of years. While inspecting some bodies, she notices her team is being watched by The Daughters, lead by our buddy Jennifer Goines. Could she have answers about what’s going on?
Luckily Ramse survived getting hit by a car. Unluckily, the hospital won’t let him leave and is insisting that he have surgery. How is he supposed to save Cassie and Cole?!
Unable to find any answers herself, Katarina pays a visit to Jennifer Goines, but is soon frustrated when all Jen has to offer is riddles, crazy talk, and drugs that are supposed to teach Katarina how time works. Yah, right.
Back in 1944 Ramse has escaped the hospital and made it to the insane asylum to save Cassie and Cole! But before he can find them, The Messengers find him. And they are not too happy to see Ramse and decide to chain him to a pipe while they go complete their mission.
Okay, now we are all caught up. After the paradox blows up the asylum, Cassie and Cole are taken to a motel by some feds for questioning. Before long though, Ramse finds and rescues them! Huzzah! Now, a choice: to find The Messenger who survived the paradox blast or get out of dodge?
After putting a plan in motion to get back to the future, Ramse and Cassie grab a drink before heading back to the desolate wasteland that is home. And then the unbelievable happens, they share some feels. Could this be the beginning of the end of the Cassie/Deacon vs. Ramse/Cole feud?
While Cassie and Ramse have their heart to heart, Cole finds out that The Messenger woman is at a local hospital. He needs to find out what she knows, so he heads there, but on the way he bumps into one of the feds who were questioning him and decides to let him in on what's going on.
Cole finds The Messenger and starts questioning her. Turns out, the boy was a Primary so they killed him in order to stop time! WHAT? After a brief scuffle, The Messenger escapes to experience what she never thought she could - motherhood.
Back in 2044, Katarina is falling apart. Time is collapsing and she has no clue how to fix it. In desperation she returns to Jennifer Goines and does the drugs that will tell her what’s going on. Basic gist of the answer: Time is essentially a sentient thing, primaries are connected to it and killing primaries slowly destroys the timestream. Thus, the Army of the 12 Monkeys wants to kill enough primaries to totally destroy time.
Now that the gang's work is done, they bid farewell to their new federal agent friend and prepare to head back to 2044.
That peace between Ramse and Cassie we saw a glimpse of? Gone. But it’s time to put the past behind them if they want to save the future. New mission: protect the Primaries
Back in 1971, The Messenger who escaped earlier is now on her death bed and telling her son - who seems to be The Pallid Man (!!) - the 12 Monkeys will reveal to him his destiny.
Jennifer in 2016, checks herself into a facility for treatment, as The Pallid Man looms outside, watching her every move. We don’t like the looks of this…