Friday, May 25, 2018

What I’m Watching: Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones: Season 2, Episode 11 “AKA Three Lives and Counting” (B+)

It’s strange to have Kilgrave back, mainly because he’s not nearly the threat he once was, and there wasn’t even a moment where Jessica thought that he was real. He was such a force in season one who terrified Jessica, and now he’s just a nuisance trying to convince her that, even without his influence, she’s a killer. Through all her moodiness and unwillingness to help those she doesn’t like out, like the ultimately cooperative veterinarian she left locked inside one of the cages, Jessica still has only killed three people: Luke’s wife, Kilgrave, and now Dale. It’s understandable that she would be spiraling because of this, and when she finally tracked down her two closest associates, she made the wrong decision to blame Malcolm rather than trust him. Trish having Karl turn her into some sort of superpowered being showed how far she’s slipped, and she’s not going to be pleased to find out that the process was interrupted - by Jessica, no less - and now Karl is gone as a result of his own actions. Alisa was doing so well, being treated kindly by her new guard and even allowed to watch television that could help take her away to warmer, friendlier places, but that access to television also meant that she saw the news of Karl’s death before Jessica could come talk to her. Things can’t possibly get better from here, and I don’t see a way that Alisa survives after this.

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