Jessica Jones S1E2 AKA Crush Syndrome Review

Jessica Jones S1E2 AKA Crush Syndrome Review

The second episode of Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a big eye-opener. This episode revolves around Jones (Krysten Ritter) trying to start to prove Hope Shlottman’s (Erin Moriarty) innocence and to convince Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) to take on the case as Hope’s lawyer.

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During this episode, you also learn more about Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and if you don’t know the characters’ background already, you’re in for a massive surprise and a “what? How?” moment. Another good thing about this episode is that you start to see a connection develop between Jones and Cage; not the rough-sex-connection that you see in episode one, but more of an understanding, intrigue, the start of a bond your gut feeling knows will happen because they’ve both realised that they are “gifted”.


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Kilgrave (David Tennent) also makes his first solid appearance in this episode and I can’t help but feel like he should have made this appearance in episode three instead. This episode should have revolved around Jones digging into her newfound information of Kilgrave being alive and Luke and Jessica. The ending with Kilgrave was a good cliffhanger and it was good to see his mind-control in action – frightening, but good – but maybe it could have waited a bit longer?


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Jessica’s best friend – Trish “Patsy” Walker (Rachael Taylor) – also comes back in episode two which is brilliant. Walker’s character is mysterious. In the first episode, you think she is just a talk show host who used to best friends with Jones; but in this episode, you get to see much more. We first see Walker in her talk show office with bruises over her body and you can’t help but think what the hell is going on with her. You then see her nose bleeding and finally, you see her training with a gun-wielding instructor about self-defence. In the comics, Trish “Patsy” Walker becomes Hellcat, so is this the beginning of her training to become a superhero?

This was a brilliant, packed episode. It gave you small slices of information to do with each character.  Character development in Jessica Jones is fantastic so far and we can only hope that this sense of scriptwriting carries on throughout the show.

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