Tuesday, May 15, 2018

What I’m Watching: Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones: Season 2, Episode 10 “AKA Pork Chop” (B+)

This show manages to be so many things at once, and when it starts to veer towards something less interesting, it doesn’t stay there for long. I was worried that watching Alisa get tormented by Dale in prison was going to become tiresome, but it took a very different turn after she initially mentioned that she didn’t eat meat and he started becoming far less kind than he originally was. Jessica is, primarily, a private investigator, and so it was somewhat comforting to see her start tailing Dale, realizing that there was more to the story when she saw the burn marks on her mother’s arm. She managed to deduce that he was a hunter of sorts, and while she still managed to fell him even after he pepper-sprayed her, her true act of self-defense turned out to be a fatal one, leaving her in a position that is going to be near-impossible to explain or hide. Trish bombed her audition, but she’s doing far more disconcerting things, like knocking Malcolm out and putting him in the trunk of the car so that she can go over Carl on her own. The news that Jessica gave Trish was the most soul-crushing of all, revealing that not only was Shane a con artist, but Inez was too, making her way into Hogarth’s life and getting close to her only to con her, rob her, and disappear. Hogarth had nothing left to lose before this, but now she’s been deceived and may not have the energy left to go after Inez and Shane to punish them.

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