5 Spoiler-Free Things We Learned From the First 5 Episodes of ‘Jessica Jones’ S2

Chris Tilly
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Jessica Jones returns to Netflix on March 8 for a second season. The first episode of which we have previewed here. But what of the following four episodes FANDOM watched early? While we’re sworn to secrecy regards specific details, the following are five spoiler-free things we learned…

Jessica is Still Drinking

Jess still has quite a few bad habits.

The fallout from her abuse suffered at the hands of Kilgrave hasn’t abated. She’s working for what she calls a bunch of “a–hole clients.” And she’s getting famous for her superhero antics, very much against her will. The net result of which is that Jessica Jones is still drinking like a fish. And continuing to have sex with randoms, some of which is good, and some of which isn’t. Meaning Jones is in a pretty bad place at the start of Season 2.

Sidekick Malcolm

Malcolm Investigates.

The show was obviously setting this up at the end of Season 1, but at the start of Season 2, Jessica’s neighbour Malcolm Ducasse has become both her assistant, and something of a sidekick. The former drug addict — who previously followed Jessica around at the behest of Kilgrave — had already proved himself to be an expert spy, so he’s an immediate asset to Alias Investigations. Even if Jones doesn’t realise it, firing him whenever he says or does something she doesn’t like. But Malcolm isn’t for leaving.

Alias Investigations Has a Rival

The boss of Chang Consulting Management on the left.

Jessica’s infamy means that Alias Investigations has lots of new customers. The first batch concerned about a missing son, lizard people, and a shady organization trying to kill a bloke who thinks he has super-speed. This notoriety brings her to the attention of the smooth-talking Price Chang. Boss of Chang Consulting Management, a rival agency that wants to either absorb AI, or employ Jessica herself. And Chang won’t take no for an answer.

Trish Investigations

Trish investigates.

At the start of Season 2, you get a sense that Jessica wants to let bygones be bygones. Best friend Trish feels differently, however. She believes that Jones needs to confront her past to move forward with her future, and so sets about investigating the accident that killed Jessica’s family and resulted in her gaining powers. Trish works her own angles, and uses ‘Trish Talk’ to find answers. Which sets her down the path of fulfilling her investigative journalist dreams. Though one character ominously warns that she’s straying from the path, and should turn back before she gets eaten!

#MeToo

Bloke on the right? Bad dude.

The first season of Jessica Jones dealt with the matter of abuse head-on, the title character suffering from post-traumatic stress in deeply disturbing fashion. And in spite of the fact that the #MeToo/#TimesUp movement kicked off after Season 2 had wrapped, it nevertheless deals with similar issues. A director shows up in Episode 4 whose heinous behaviour mirrors what we’re seeing in the news right now. And when Price Chang tells Jessica he won’t take no for an answer, Jones responds with “How rapey of you.”

“It’s a coincidence, that it comes out just as we’re all talking about abuse,” Jessica Jones actress Krysten Ritter told The Guardian. “Me Too was only a couple of months ago, we were already done shooting by then. I think what the movement has done, it’s made women so reactive and so emotional. You read the stories and you do an inventory of your own life. So everyone has been triggered or poked at. Which I think is awesome. It’s a crazy coincidence because that’s what our show does as well.”

Jessica Jones hits Netflix on March 8.

Chris Tilly
FANDOM Managing Editor in the UK. At this point my life is a combination of 1980s horror movies, Crystal Palace football matches, and episodes of I'm Alan Partridge. The first series. When he was in the travel tavern. Not the one after.
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