Jessica Jones-A-Thon: AKA Smile

“You don’t scare me.  You’re not my first.”

-Clare Temple to Jessica Jones

Last episode we witnessed why they call Luke Cage, Power Man.  And if anyone deserves the title, it’s him because strength-wise he’s in Captain America territory (though I don’t think Cage would beat him in a fight because Cap is too well-versed in various combat techniques.  Cage’s strength and steel-tough skin can only go so far).

We’ve arrived at the last episode of the first season and Cage is being taken to the hospital after Jessica did the only thing she could to stop his Kilgrave-fueled rampage.

And Clare Temple (Rosario Dawson) makes an appearance!  If Matt Murdock or Foggy Nelson turn up I might splooge all over the monitor (apologies in advance for that last one).

The title, AKA Smile comes from (possibly?) Kilgrave’s last request of Jessica.

Jessica Jones-A-Thon: AKA Take A Bloody Number



Jessica makes peace with Luke Cage, after he learns that Kilgrave isn’t a figment of her imagination.  We also get a little more information as to how Jones got her abilities.

And speaking of Cage, The more they show of him and his abilities, the more I want to see Iron Fist because as individuals they’re cool, though as a team they’re awesome.

I also don’t see how they can’t at least introduce Danny Rand during Cage’s own series (which is currently in production) because they are best friends and there’s groundwork to be laid if his appearance in his own series is to sync up with Cage’s.

The way Kilgrave gets people to kill themselves grows in grisliness (some vaguely remind me of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, except scary).

Kilgrave is also attempting to boost his abilities, because Jessica is no longer under his sway.

The title, AKA Take A Bloody Number refers to the second thing Kilgrave told Luke Cage when he met him.

Jessica Jones-A-Thon: AKA 1,000 Cuts

Screenshot 2015-11-21 00.21.20I think I finally get it.  If you’ve seen the episode of The Twilight Zone, It’s a Good Life you know Kilgrave–despite the fact that it aired 50 or so years prior.

That story revolved around a little boy who had the ability to manifest anything that he desired.  The adults around him were so cowed by his abilities that they did whatever he asked to told them to, for fear of being banished to the corn field (a place where all the horrors he created eventually ended up).

Kilgrave is exactly the same in that he has a a god-like ability to command with a word, yet due to a brutal upbringing, and the realization that he could have anything he wanted with just a word,  he never gained the wisdom, the discretion or the self-control to use his abilities in anything but a selfish manner.

He’s a child in the body of an adult, with the power to command the world with a word.

Jessica’s plan to force a confession from Kilgrave goes horribly awry, and he compels Jeryn to drive him to a doctor.

We also learn that his abilities are viral, due to the experiment his parents were doing on him.  He emits viral particles, which enables him to control people.

The title AKA 1,000 Cuts refers to comment made by Wendy (Robin Weigert) about Jeryn (as well as a really terrible way to die).

This episode is BRUTAL.  You’ve been warned.

Jessica Jones-A-Thon: AKA Sin Bin

“I wish that I had a Mother of the Year award, so I could bludgeon you with it.”

-Jessica Jones

Now that’s some snappy writing!

Welcome to what is likely the culminating day of the Screenphiles Jessica Jones-A-Thon!  We’re currently on the ninth episode of a thirteen episode 1st season.

Jessica has Kilgrave trapped, and tries to get a confession from him, while Trish tries to get Will to the hospital.  And speaking of Will, there’s more to this guy than meets the eye.  I don’t know if he has an analogue in the Marvel Universe, but I get the feeling that he’s someone I ought to know.

They’re also implying that something other than Kilgrave’s voice is the source of his abilities, mainly because he can’t influence anyone over a microphone–so he can’t call you and compel you to do something–which implies that they are very much sticking to the comics (which make pheromones the source of his abilities).

Whether or not Kilgrave was born bad or learned, he is what he is, a monster without remorse or regret:  a sociopath with the ability to make whatever he wasn’t reality just by saying it.

The title AKA Sin Bin refers a childhood hero of Kilgrave’s.


Jessica Jones-A-Thon: AKA WWJD

Screenshot 2015-11-21 00.21.20.pngJessica, in an effort to stop Kilgrave from killing anyone else, has joined him in in his new house–which also happens to be the house that she grew up in.

What’s interesting is that as the series goes on we come to see Kilgrave as a somewhat sympathetic–though extremely damaged–person.  Jessica tries to get to see him to see that he is who he is not because of Nature, but Nurture.

The title of this episode, AKA WWJD, means not ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ but ‘What Would Jessica Do’ and is very relevant to the episode.

Jessica Jones-A-Thon: AKA Top Shelf Perverts

I was originally going to get something to eat and go to bed, but I’ve delayed that till I take a look at the seventh episode of Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

Kilgrave’s obsession with Jessica Jones grows, as she goes on a bender after a secret she had wished remained hidden drove Cage away from her.

And if you thought you’ve seen the depths of his obsession, wait till you see what he does this time around.

Luckily, she’s got a sober Malcolm on her side because she needs all the friends that she can get.

While Malcolm and Trish are working hard to get Jones to reject an awful plan to get Kilgrave that revolves around her going to prison Will has located him, but for unknown reasons failed to tell Trish.

The title, AKA Top Shelf Pervert, is what Jessica said to Detective Wacks (Clarke Peters) during an interrogation.

We also come to realize how insane in love Kilgrave is (on the scale of crazy, he’s up there with bat-shite).

Jessica Jones-A-Thon: AKA You’re A Winner!

Originally Jessica Jones was offered to ABC, and I can’t imagine why they passed on it.  Sure, they would have to tone down on the cursing and the sexual situations, but other than that?

Anyways, Jones (Krysten Ritter) is working with Malcolm (Eka Danville, who’s also Australian, I think) who’s detoxed to try to figure out how Kilgrave does what he does, before Luke Cage (Mike Colter, who’s perfectly cast) hires her to find someone.

She also has to deal with Hope (Erin Moriarty) being hurt in prison.

This episode is particularly hard-hitting, and while I don’t know how you stand on the abortion issue, this episode might give you a little food for thought.

And Luke Cage rides a Harley Davidson.  This is a good thing because if he got on a Kawasaki or whatever I’d be a bit miffed (though I’d be a bit more tolerant of a Ducati or a Buell).

This episode we also learn that Jeryn Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) isn’t made entirely of ice (maybe only 70-80%).

The title, AKA You’re A Winner! refers to a trick Jones uses to track down a person she’s helping Cage to find.

And speaking of Cage, we get another “Sweet Christmas” this episode, and it too well-earned.