Wednesday, May 30, 2018

What I’m Watching: Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones: Season 2, Episode 12 “AKA Pray for My Patsy” (B+)

This has been a season mostly about Jessica’s relationship with her mother, and therefore it’s extremely interesting to see Dorothy return and make Trish’s hospitalization all about making sure Patsy’s career and reputation can be rehabilitated. Jessica wasn’t very kind to herself in this hour, and she braced for the lashing she thought she would get from Dorothy but then didn’t receive until she learned that Alisa had nearly killed her. Alisa was relieved and awed that Jessica managed to talk her down in the hospital room, but the arrival of Costa and Sunday at that exact moment couldn’t have been any more poorly-timed. Alisa diving out the window with Sunday in her grasp, killing her, was a very unfortunate turn of events, and now there doesn’t seem to be a way out of this that leaves Alisa alive. Knocking Jessica out and throwing her in the back of the camper van means that she has just about the least sympathetic hostage with her, demonstrating that she’s not trying to negotiate but rather to escape with the one person she cares for who’s still alive. Trish offering up her apartment as meeting place for the two of them showed how much she cares for Jessica, even if she doesn’t necessarily respect the way she uses her powers. Hogarth managed to get revenge on Shane and Inez, sending a gun into a loaded situation and driving away with little to show for it other than the satisfaction of not having fallen prey to the con and just letting it go.

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