This is it, guys! This is the episode where things finally kick off and boy, is it fantastic.
The episode starts where episode two left off. With Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) standing facing each other after just realising that both of them have “abilities”. If you were Jones, wouldn’t you just be standing there gawking at Cage whilst he puts an electric saw to his abs and it doesn’t leave a scratch? The intense staring at each other finally leads to a much shorter sex scene (don’t worry, they make up for it throughout the episode); and viewers sat there wondering “is this all they’re going to do? Just have sex? All the time?”
Don’t worry, we’re then treated to a heart to heart between the two of them whilst they’re sat in an outdoor cafe and you see a vulnerable side to Jones when Cage asks her “have you met anyone else like us?” You can see that she wants to say “yes, Kilgrave. He made me kill your wife”, but she knows that it would just ruin the moment so what does she offer instead? Yes, more sex.
Jessica has found Kilgrave’s weakness and throughout this episode, she makes it her mission to attempt to use it.
We meet the character of Kilgrave properly in this episode, coming face-to-face with the man himself (David Tennent) and even though it’s only for brief moments throughout, we understand more of what he is capable of. He controls a police officer to kill Trish “Patsy” Walker (and we get to see her use her self-defence training which is awesome) and for the police officer to then commit suicide. Kilgrave is dark and twisted but it’s nice to see more of the character and to see how similar he is to Daredevil’s main villain, Kingpin (except, Kilgrave can control people with his mind and not his money).
There’s also a big character development between Walker (Rachael Taylor) and Jessica Jones. We see how caring and considerate Walker is with Hope Schlottman’s (Erin Moriarty) case and see her try and help her case by broadcasting it on her talk show. Unfortunately, that doesn’t go too well for her when Kilgrave phones in onto the show. But, she tried. Even though we can see that Jones is stubborn to ask for help off her best friend, we can see that she accepts it when Walker tries and that there is still a very strong bond there between the two characters even though Jones says to Walker that they “used to be best friends”.
The last five minutes couldn’t be more perfect. It couldn’t be more sinister, eerie, it couldn’t have built Kilgrave’s character better. We see that Kilgrave is obsessed with Jessica Jones and it’s perfect; the audience finally sees her slightly frightened by what she’s decided to face.