Saturday, April 21, 2018

What I’m Watching: Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones: Season 2, Episode 7 “AKA I Want Your Cray Cray” (B+)

I may be remembering wrong, but I think this is the first time that we’ve had an episode-long flashback, one that shows us a very different time in Jessica’s life. Seeing her bored at Trish’s show and talking about how she’s going to college wasn’t nearly as strange as her being happy and in love, something that seems so far removed from her current state and the lack of any romance or smiling from her. Stirling did seem nice enough, and I was wondering what it was that would go wrong and ruin their relationship. Hitting Trish up to become an investor the first time he met her was definitely a mistake, but they seemed to get past that. Promising to lend her superpowered services to the thugs who wanted their money back, and doing so while Alisa was watching, was his undoing, and discovering him dead, allegedly at the hands of those thugs, was clearly just the first step in Jessica’s descent into darkness, long before she met Kilgrave. Trish was all over the place, and it’s good to see that, no matter how much trouble she still might get herself into these days, she’s in a better place, just dealing with a different and potentially much more lethal addiction. Ending the episode with Alisa apologizing to Jessica and asking her to forgive her showed us just how far from being ready to do that Jessica is, and I’m curious to see whether she’ll reconsider anything now that Carl has sedated her and they’re going to try to at least come to some peaceful understanding.