Jessica Jones S:02 E:09

Episode Title: AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the Bed
Originally Aired: March 8th, 2018

Superpowered private investigator down! When we left off last week, a sniper had shot Jessica, and her mom was in a murderous rage hell-bent on finding the shooter. This week we get a couple of cases of kidnapping, a career change, a possible cure and a missing Malcolm.

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Trish’s arc this season is impressive and will continue to ramp up as she enters the full meltdown phase, but I also find her incredibly annoying. Her obsession and arrogance make me hope Jessica slaps some sense into to her. Unfortunately, Jess is too busy trying to wrangle a mass-murdering mother that she won’t be there to catch Trish when she falls. When Trish gets good news, she attributes it to the inhaler, but now that her supply has run out, I am afraid for her and anyone who cares about her over the lengths she will go to find more.

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Jessica has the most roller coaster like experiences this episode. She is nurtured and injured by her mother; she makes plans for her mom’s freedom and incarceration, she commits a felony and stops someone from doing the same thing. As sweet and damaged as Jess is it’s hard to say how this new situation will changer her. She feels less guilty about some issues and more about others so it could be a wash but I imagine she has many dark days ahead.

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Alisa Jones was an angry woman long before the experiments that gave her powers. Her trauma loosened her control over her emotions and provided her with the tools to murder almost anyone she wants. I don’t know what conclusion the show will come to, but I have already decided that she can never be trusted. Whether she goes to jail and can continue a relationship with Jess or if she has to die something must end, her freedom or her life.
I hope we get more Jeri next week. Now that Jeri is on the precipice of a cure or knowing that she is a lost cause and it is just a matter of time, Jeri will be fun to watch. Where is Malcolm? Did he go home to visit his parents or is he in rehab or out on a bender after Trish got him to use the inhaler? There are so many questions and possibilities I can’t wait to see what happens next week.

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Jessica Jones S:02 E:08

Episode Title: AKA Ain’t We Got Fun
Originally Aired March 8th, 2018

Here’s to hope, hope gained and hope lost. The hope for a relationship you believed was impossible, hope for future you thought was impossible and the hope to survive a fall from the wagon. This episode was filled with characters full of hope but also full of denial to believe that all solutions or within their control or that they could be this lucky. Continue reading Jessica Jones S:02 E:08

Jessica Jones S:02 E:05

Episode Title: AKA The Octopus
Originally Aired: March 17

The fifth episode of Jessica Jones was able to add depth to our characters and set a lot of things into motion at least for some of them while ending stuff for others. When we left off last week, Jessica arrested for murder, Trish arrested for assaulting a cop, and Malcolm was left in charge of Alias and protecting Inez. Continue reading Jessica Jones S:02 E:05

Jessic Jones S:02 E:04

Episode Title: AKA God Help the Hobo
Originally Aired March 8th, 2018


I think this week’s episode of Jessica Jones may have set the bar for being action-packed without involving a chase scene or extended fighting. Instead, this episode featured, breaking and entering, illegal drug use, assisted suicide, random hookups, and murders in an episode so intriguing I found it hard to stop and write this review. Continue reading Jessic Jones S:02 E:04

Jessica Jones S:02 E:02

Episode Title: AKA Freak Accident
Originally Aired: March 8th, 2018

“Maybe I am a freak, but someone made me this way. And this lab rat’s got some complaints.” With Jessica’s anger management issues, you definitely won’t want to be the one on the receiving end of those complaints.

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One thing I really liked about this episode is that it merged the themes of season one with this season’s storyline. Trish has a background that is unexpectedly similar to Jessica’s. They both have past trauma with sexual abuse caused by charismatic men who are used to getting everything they want. What’s worse in Trish’s case is that she was essentially pimped out by her mother so Dorothy could continue to live vicariously through Trish’s fame. It would be easy to read this episode as a #MeToo inspired but it is important to note that pre-production on this episode started almost a year and a half before Harvey Weinstein was outed. I think that fact makes the episode even more commendable for its decisions to tackle a subject that wasn’t widely addressed. I am interested in seeing if they tell us that this incident was the cause of Trish’s obsession with powered people and the idea of saving people.

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Jessica spends the episode following the clues left by the Whizzer to figure out who killed him and who is responsible for what happened to the two of them. Unfortunately, her first lead Dr. Koslov turns out to be a dead end, leaving us to wonder if he was an innocent man who maybe knew too much or an evil doctor who was taken out by his bosses. Malcolm spends all of his time trying to help Jess and avoiding his addiction, supplementing drugs for construction work and casual sex, an act his boss also finds comfort in. After her recent medical news, Jeri takes a day off fueled by drugs and hookers while she tries to come to terms with a yet unknown diagnosis. Her bender is only going to last a day as she eventually kicks the women out of her home and plans her next move. You can see Jeri’s strength and determination, you wouldn’t want to be on the opposing team, but she may lack focus leaving herself vulnerable.

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I think that the major theme of this season will be the past coming back to haunt you. Trish has to relive her experience with Max her abuser, Jessica is still battling the effects of Kilgrave, the loss of her family and now, how she was experimented on. Sometimes it’s not the long-forgotten past coming back on you. Jessica is visited by the police over what happened to the Whizzer but the most notable example of the recent past coming back on them is the return of Will Simpson. I can’t wait to see what else will come out of the dark recesses of IGH and Jessica’s psyche, when she begins her anger management classes, as the season continues

Jessica Jones S:02 E:01

Episode Title: AKA Start at the Beginning
Originally Aired: March 8th 2018

It has been nearly 2 and a half years since the premiere of Jessica Jones season one and it is time to break out the whiskey because the self proclaimed bitch is back. This year is all about the power of women. Every episode was directed by a woman, each episode has its own poster designed by a woman, its three main characters are women and it was released on International Women’s Day. Continue reading Jessica Jones S:02 E:01

The Punisher S:01 E:13

Episode Title: Memento Mori
Originally Aired: November 17th 2017

We have reached the conclusion, the final battle in Frank Castle’s war on the men who murdered his family and left him for dead. The only one left standing is William “Billy” Russo, former Cerberus team member, former best friend and the series’ one true villain. Most of the bad guys up to this point did it for the money or for a twisted sense of justice, Billy did it out of a sense of entitlement and enjoyment. He is the first bad guy to attack innocent people, making him the one we want put down the hardest. Continue reading The Punisher S:01 E:13

The Punisher S:01 E:12

Episode Title: Home
Originally Aired: November 17th, 2017

If home is where the heart is, where does Frank’s heart belong? Is it in the afterlife with his wife and kids or is it in the real-world as an agent of vengeance and justice? We get the answer in this week’s episode of The Punisher but it isn’t straight forward, it, like everything else in this show is complicated and ugly. Continue reading The Punisher S:01 E:12

The Punisher S:01 E:11

Episode Title: Danger Close
Originally Aired: Nonmember 17th 2017

Does a broken man feel most comfortable looking at his reflection in a broken mirror? Since the death of his family Frank has never been more demoralized than he is now, his civilian family was taken away by his military family in the ultimate betrayal leaving Frank feeling completely isolated. Frank was on a mission and now it is a suicide mission he will bring down Russo and Rawlins even if it costs his life. The only thing that can knock him off of his one-track thought is innocent people being put in danger. Continue reading The Punisher S:01 E:11