MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES Netflix Season 2 Review & Running Episode Commentary Thoughts Breakdown | Fanboys Anonymous
Season 2 of Marvel's Jessica Jones is set to premiere at 3am EST on Netflix, and per usual, this post will be documenting my running commentary of thoughts as I binge-watch every episode. I'll be adding notes almost as a stream of consciousness and when everything has concluded, I'll be wrapping everything up with a full season recap and review to see just how good or bad the overall package was and the hits and misses in a Reviewpoint podcast video.

I invite you to follow along and to leave your thoughts in the comments below just the same!

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Marvel's Jessica Jones (Season 2 - 2018)

SHOWRUNNER: Melissa Rosenberg

STARRING: Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Rachael Taylor (Patricia "Trish" Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Leah Gibson (Ingrid), J.R. Ramirez (Oscar), with Rebecca De Mornay (Dorothy Walker) and David Tennant (Kilgrave)


Episode 1 - "AKA Start at the Beginning"

- Thank you for the recap. Just don't remind me of the parts last season that sucked, like the siblings.
- I hope this isn't one of those things where they basically ignore all of The Defenders and act like this is a follow-up solely to season one.
- Big fan of how they acknowledge that Jessica is developing enough of a reputation that the client thinks she'd murder for money.
- Ouch, this singing act is embarrassing for "Patsy", but Trish is still hot, so loss/win.
- And so begins the first time during this marathon that I want to eat what they're eating on screen. Pizza, I mean, not Trish...well....
- Trish is a damn good friend. Stop being a bitch to her, Jessica.
- Please tell me the lizards with human skin are the main villains of this season. Stop the dinosaur people!
- The Whizzer??!!? Name drop! Sorry you're not the actual Whizzer, even if you're wearing yellow.
- Muscles McCheng seems suspicious right from the start.
- "Hi, I'm a child. I'm going to be in danger at some point in the next few episodes. Please save me when that time comes, but not before you fuck my dad."
- I've said this before, but I'll reiterate it: I'm so glad they gender-swapped Hogarth.
- Hogarth's peers are assholes. I hope they die.
- "You can say IGH, Ian, they're not Voldemort." LOL
- Maybe, if you're looking for listeners, you should talk about Spider-Man or any of the other heroes in New York readily available to you and not just Jessica?
- Oh no, they're being tracked by the evil Asthmatic Man! Speaking from experience, if you want to take him out, throw dust in his face. That always fucks up my asthma.
- Whizzer mentions a pet mongoose? Okay, bonus points for the reference.
- Griffin Sinclair is funny. I hope he's not a villainous asshole like everybody always ends up being on these shows when I enjoy them.
- Holy shit, he's actually Whizzer?!!!?!?!?
- Well, there goes The Whizzer. RIP dude.
- This Hogarth subplot better not be something that drags its ass out and becomes like two whole episodes of pointless filler. These Netflix shows always have more content that goes nowhere just for the sake of eating up time and I'm suspicious as hell that this is one of those threads.
- I like Malcolm more this time around.
- Uh oh, a hallway. I've been conditioned to think multiple people will fight Jessica now.
- Toxic Avenger much?

Episode 2 - "AKA Freak Accident"

- "Nice ass" dude, really?
- Oh, it worked hahaha
- Hate Trish's mom. Mission accomplished.
- Not the worst funeral ever, I'm sure.
- Whizzer is Robert Frank in the comics. I wonder why they changed his name. He could have easily just been Robert L. Frank
- Oh hey, Emil. Reference to his father.
- With great power comes great mental illness was such a stupid thing. It shouldn't have been in the script.
- Yeah, I'm not into this Hogarth subplot yet and this weird dance number isn't helping.
- Just fuck already. You're not going to stay away from each other.
- Well, now I hope Max dies, too.
- The sad part is that I want to believe Will and want to see him get redeemed.
- Well, there goes Will. At least he was redeemed in death, sort of.

Episode 3 - "AKA Sole Survivor"

- Free hot dogs? Sweet.
- "Aren't relationships great?" When you're not fucked up, yeah, they are.
- Jeri's business partner has some messed up hair.
- Hey! Foggy! Awesome!
- Is this show sponsored by Red Bull?
- I've never had an empanada. I should eat one.
- I get it. You want to be "inclusive."
- Hey kid, do you want to trade that Captain America figure for a Nomad one? It's new.
- IGH being the good guys? Nah.
- Is it wrong that I kind of want Trish and Malcolm to bang?

Episode 4 - "AKA God Help the Hobo"

- Is there a rule that there needs to be coffee and some kind of cookies or danishes or donuts or something at any therapy meeting? I'm legitimately asking that. Also, surprisingly, that doesn't make me want any of that food.
- That ball is so fucked.
- Told ya. RIP ball.
- So that woman is definitely going to be the one in the custody battle, right?
- Gotta make sure that Dell logo is visible, since you just showed the Apple one.
- I've got an alternative treatment for ALS: become a member of The Hand.
- Must be nice to just shill out 300 bucks like that.
- Good, we're moving past the eviction storyline. I didn't want this to drag on for another 8 episodes.
- Why do I get the feeling they're going to bang right now, like I had expected before?
- Bingo. Oh wait, that's Griffin and Trish. You got me.
- Let's go, Malcolm. Good job standing up for yourself.
- I still would enjoy having some kind of a true villain, instead of dealing with stuff like Hogarth's disease and the lingering Toxic Avenger who pops up maybe 30 seconds per episode.
- I don't know why I'm thinking about this now, as it's completely unrelated, but Whirlwind needs to be in the MCU at some point.
- Give me a reason to be more interested in this "evil Jessica parallel" woman. Right now, I don't.

Episode 5 - "AKA The Octopus"

- You could use a good lawyer, Jessica. Why don't you call Matt
- Now burn the wig. I'm sure it has blood on it.
- This whole piano thing isn't making me care about this evil woman. It's just taking up time. A lot of time. Like, please end.
- Ugh, this is going to be entirely connective tissue filler for this episode, isn't it? Just transitional material to get from the first part of this season to the second third?
- Somebody get Malcolm a new TV? Dude deserves it.
- Thank you? Also, why is this the second time Trish has had her eyes open and looking another way when Griffin kissed her? She doesn't have any reason to be suspicious of him right now.
- I wonder if Oscar's mom makes empanadas.
- Octopussy on my mind.
- Squid-like creatures always freak me out. They're so alien looking.

Episode 6 - "AKA Facetime"

- You're ruining your clothes with that paint.
- Can we have Kilgrave back yet? I'm bored and I definitely feel like this is dragging.
- Jessica hasn't fired Malcolm in a while.
- Griffin wasn't a bad guy. Don't shit on him.
- Wait a minute, are Trish and Malcolm actually going to bang?
- So we needed to have an obligatory "male only" thing that gets taken down a peg, right? Don't get me wrong, anything that would do that is stupid, but I just get a little tired of everything being so politically motivated rather than the pure story.
- Haha Malcolm and Trish are banging. Also, they really dig the idea of "woman tears belt off guy" don't they?
- She doesn't recognize her own mom?
- Anyway, now is a good time to take a break. I'm tired, and this is clearly a halfway point. Time to get some sleep and pick this back up later on.

Episode 7 - "AKA I Want Your Cray Cray"

- Trish can have my cray cray
- I was digging the advancement in the story of Jessica's mom, but this side story of Trish's alcoholism isn't something I feel like going down a long multi-episode hours and hours worth of content for. That's my problem with this type of platform on Netflix, where I feel like there's enough material for a solid 6-9 episodes, but there's 13 hours to fill and we get long-winded extraneous stuff. I already get that Trish struggled with substance abuse. I don't need 4 hours dedicated to it, you know?
- Jessica is going to fuck the bartender.
- Well, Sterling is surely going to screw Jessica over, and/or die.
- Blue shoes? Poor fashion sense, Alisa.
- Also, typing that out makes me groan at the idea that her name is Alias rearranged. Not their fault. She's apparently in the comics as Alisa Jones.
- Oh shit. I didn't expect Sterling to die THAT quick. Well, at least he kind of had it coming to him.
- Wow, they're going with the belt thing again? Okay, it's official, there's a fetish going on here.
- I'll admit, the film projection part was cute. I really think the friendship between Trish and Jessica is the best thing going for this show and one of the best things in the Netflix series collectively.
- I know I'm not really supposed to like Karl, but I actually think he's a nice guy, overall.

Episode 8 - "AKA Ain't We Got Fun"

- You can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs.
- See, I do like the idea that Trish has abuse problems and Malcolm has recovered from it and can act as a source of help, and I like this storyline. I just wish it were a bit more compact.
- The Raft!!!!!!! Thank you for mentioning that! We need more references to the MCU like that.
- Ryback rules.
- Okay, I was literally about to think that nobody's done anything with Hogarth's partners and now, Malcolm is taking care of that. *golf clap* to the writers for picking up that thread right at the moment that I started questioning it. Nice job.
- Side note, I'd like a Luke Cage appearance.
- At this point, I'm definitely expecting Karl to turn heel, Alisa to struggle with her allegiance between he and Jessica, and for both Karl and Alisa to die, because Jessica can't have too many family members still around and she's becoming too charming.
- Way to go, Malcolm. Good manipulative skills.
- Damn it, Malcolm. Don't do the drug.
- Everyone just sleeps with everyone. Saw this coming.

Episode 9 - "AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the Bed"

- Totally forgot about Cheng and didn't suspect him to be the shooter, but they had set up that he was in the military and has a power complex, so good job providing the foundation for this.
- Butter and jam spaghetti? Not going to eat that, either.
- Oh no, let's deal with Oscar's bullshit for a while. I'm so concerned.
- Daaaaaaamn Trish. Now that's quitting.
- Stan Lee on a bus this time.
- Those boots are going to be so scuffed up...
- Gimme some Hellcat.
- In a lot of ways, I want this next episode to be the final one, as I feel like a lot of the stories have been mostly wrapped up. Why do I feel like I'm in for a lot of distraction to act as filler?

Episode 10 - "AKA Pork Chop"

- Two seconds into this episode, Alisa is already a better Lex Luthor than Jesse Eisenberg.
- Take the deal, Alisa.
- This is so frustrating. I wanted the "hash everything out" scene to actually not end with putting a pin in everything. It would be nice if everyone just sucked it up.
- Did anybody check up on Cheng?
- Oh my god, I don't care about this needless side track of the prison guard. You're wasting my time. I know this can't possibly amount to anything worthwhile. It's just filler.
- Dealing with this whole "she killed him" story is going to waste an entire episode coming up, isn't it?

Episode 11 - "AKA Three Lives and Counting"

- Please don't make me right about this whole subplot with the prison guard. I don't want 120 minutes of going around in circles just to eat up time.
- FINALLY some Kilgrave.
- Never mind.
- Kind of want some scrambled eggs. The food cravings have returned.
- Oh hey, Kilgrave is back.
- I had forgotten that Jessica killed Reva Connors.
- LOL at Malcolm's voicemail including his job title.
- Was that the Megatron trench?
- Good guy Karl. I'm glad he ended up a good guy overall.
- Fuck yeah, Malcolm. You're trying to do the right thing. Quit and teach her a hard lesson.
- "I'll be around if you need me." Please? Like, multiple episodes?

Episode 12 - "AKA Pray for my Patsy"

- Really, Alisa? You had to kill the cop? What a bitch.
- TURK!!! The man!
- Harlem Shake?
- I didn't think they'd kill Ben Urich, so I don't want to think that Trish is 100% safe, but yeah, I'm not buying the "I think I'm dying" bit.
- How anticlimactic would it be if Jessica just popped her mom in the head instead of this talk?

Episode 13 - "AKA Playland"

- Seriously, why are they pulling the "with great power comes great responsibility" stuff? That's making it seem like Jessica Jones knows Spider-Man is a fictional character. It's not cute, it's world-breaking.
- Forgot about Chao. Millard Graves? Look at Malcolm getting his shit together.
- Well that's an underwhelming finish for Malcolm and Hogarth, assuming that's it. All that for just that?
- What the fuck? Trish shot her? Okay, I didn't see that coming.
- Underwhelming end to this season, too.


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