Sunday, April 8, 2018

What I’m Watching: Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones: Season 2, Episode 5 “AKA The Octopus” (B+)

Fortunately, Jessica’s stint in jail didn’t last all that long, but the fact that someone was able to frame her like that was immensely problematic. She was pissed at Hogarth for not just fixing it, and had a great time making light of how she didn’t give the guard a chance to shoot her. It is nice to know that some people are actually are on her side, like Detective Costa, who remembered Kilgrave and appreciated her role in taking him out for good. Malcolm was right to ask Jessica if she had been given a sedative because she was being nice to him for once, and it was strange to see Jessica trying to approach a witness with kindness rather than brawn when she posed as a therapist to interview Dave. She certainly felt out of her element when she showed up to watch Griffin propose to Trish, who made the soul-crushing move of saying “thank you” to his proposal rather than accepting it. Slapping her mother for judging her was one thing, but taking another hit of the energy booster that she really doesn’t need shows that she’s addicted and spiraling out of control, something that Jessica probably won’t be able to notice right now. The mystery woman was playing piano rather civilly only to go crazy and start smashing it when her baby’s neighbor began to cry, and now she’s caused a scene which is going to force Jessica to try to save everyone somehow from the exploding aquarium. I’m excited to see that Callum Keith Rennie from “Battlestar Galactica” as the man who was with her, who seemed much less angry to see her than his superpowered companion.

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