"The finale paid off every idea the show ever had about itself, curlicue revelations sprinkled alongside brawly catharsis," says Darren Franich. "It’s one of the most gratifying finales I’ve ever seen, satisfying and surprising, brainy and bighearted. Like the best finales, it was partly about the need for finality." He adds: "I’ll miss this show’s peculiar thrills, the twirling imagination of its time travel narrative physics, how it honored perspectives on fate and free will without ever getting bogged down in mawkish monologuing. It was existential pop, cheerful heroes regarding the void with dark humor. Everyone died a few times, but you’ve never met such friendly ghosts. The cycle has ended; can’t wait for it to start again."
TOPICS: 12 Monkeys, Syfy, Terry Matalas