Sunday, April 15, 2018

What I’m Watching: Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones: Season 2, Episode 6 “AKA Facetime” (B+)

I have to admit that I knew some of this was coming. The problem with watching a show that most people binge in a few days over the course is several months is that it’s possible to encounter spoilers. In this case, that wasn’t even what happened – I wanted to make sure that it was Janet McTeer playing the mystery woman we saw, and her character name was listed as Alisa Jones. Jessica’s past has always been unclear, but she evidently recognized the woman as her mother, and that development is one that remains intriguing even though it wasn’t a surprise to me. Her information-gathering process was entertaining as always, confronting Justice on the golf course and then tracking down his miraculously-healed son to convince him to tell her what she needed to know. Jessica did get some stress relief thanks to her paint-covered passion on Oscar’s floor, complete with a painting of her in bed waiting for her when she got home. Malcolm’s jaunt back to campus seemed to prime him for a very necessary conversation with Trish about addiction, but her latest hit prompted her to pounce on him and channel her energy in a different way. Trish is in serious trouble, and Jessica needs to start putting the pieces together rather than letting Trish dismiss her concerns as overbearing. I’m curious to see what will come of Inez’s heart-to-heart with Hogarth following her impulsive plan to steal from her, a potential path to softening the character who’s now surpassed Jessica as the angriest on this show. The best news to share this week – season three of this show has been ordered, and hopefully it will debut less than two and a half years from now!

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