“I wish that I had a Mother of the Year award, so I could bludgeon you with it.”
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, 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.
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).
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.
This episode we catch a glimpse into Jessica Jones’s past, and it goes without saying that she was as much as a pain-in-the-ass back then as she currently is.
Jones and Trish Walker (Rachel Taylor), knowing who it is that’s been spying–from last episode-use the person to try to capture Kilgrave. To do so they enlists Will Simpson (Will Traval, who’s surprisingly, Australian) into their own Scooby gang to capture him.
Simpson is the cop who attempted to kill Trish Walker earlier in the season. He’s also has access to a safe house where they can sequester Kilgrave away.
It’s a particularly resonant moment because the person in question was thrown overboard in AKA It’s Called Whiskey (no spoilers here!)
This is a cool episode that goes a little bit into Jessica Jones’ stint as a superhero (and I think that this is the first time that I can recall that a female character says ‘camel-toe’)
The title of this episode, AKA The Sandwich Saved Me, is to be taken literally.
Tonally, Marvel’s Jessica Jones is heavier than Marvel’s Daredevil, but that being said, it’s somehow more watchable. I can easily see myself re-watching this relatively soon, while I am just getting to the point that I want to see the devil of Hell’s Kitchen’s first season again.
This is an important episode. It’s not as Kilgrave-centered (though even when he’s not present, he’s present) as the prior three episodes and revolves around another case that Jones has accepted.
She also solves the mystery of who it is that’s been supplying Kilgrave with pictures of her, and the answer hits pretty close to home.
The title: AKA 99 Friends revolves around the number of people that have abilities like Jessica Jones, a number she pulled out of her ass (though with good reason).
Jessica Jones gets closer to Luke Cage, and thinks that she knows a way to nullify Kilgrave’s abilities, so she tries to enlist the aid of various people in her life.
Which, it goes without saying, doesn’t quite go as planned.
This episode is also the first time we hear Cage say “Sweet Christmas,” and it’s awesome (and warranted).
We also learn that Jessica Jones isn’t above sacrificing those that she cares about in the name of a greater good.
The title, AKA It’s Called Whiskey refers to Jessica Jones’ use of the stuff as a coping mechanism.
Jessica runs into Kilgrave, and we learn her heretofore unknown connection to Luke Cage (there’s some dialog that mimics that from Avengers: Age of Ultron, but I’m putting that down to coincidence).
There’s a curious Invasion of the Body Snatchers-quality to the people under Kilgrave’s influence, in that there’s no reasoning, no suasion or quarter given.
Instead there’s a mindlessness to them that’s very interesting.