12 Monkeys Series finale

Talking Monkeys Official Podcast: Aaron Stanford, Emily Hampshire, and more on 12 Monkeys series finale

Dec 18, 2018, 9:00 AM EST (Updated)

The end is the beginning, but the 12 Monkeys series finale has arrived, and so it’s time for one last episode of Talking Monkeys, the official podcast of the show! To close out this podcast, we’ve assembled a stellar line-up of the cast members and crew who gave us four great seasons of time-travel adventure. 

Talking Monkeys hosts Amy Marie Hypnarowsky and Merrill Barr welcome Aaron Stanford, who headlined the series as James Cole, and Emily Hampshire, who portrayed Jennifer Goines. They are joined by 12 Monkeys showrunner Terry Matalas, producers/writers Christopher Monfette and Sean Tretta, editor Drew Nichols, and showrunner's assistant Casey Botta. Together, they are unraveling the events of the series finale as we say goodbye to the show.

**Spoiler Warning: There are spoilers for the final episodes of 12 Monkeys Season 4 below**

To start off the podcast, Stanford shares his reactions to Cole’s powerful farewells and sacrifices as his cycle comes to an end. From a creative standpoint, Matalas revealed how much planning and forethought went into mapping out the finale and getting all of the characters into place. Even with 20 episodes remaining, it was a daunting task to draw upon the lingering narrative threads and bring everything together. 

From there, Stanford spoke about Cole’s reunion with Kirk Acevedo’s José Ramse for their “Butch and Sundance” moment in the finale. It also allowed the creative team to inject some much-needed humor into the proceedings. There are even more interesting details to be had in the full episode above, so check it out, then let us know what you thought of the finale in the comments!