Jessica Jones 1.7

  • The opening scenes are as dark and intense as anything I’ve seen. The ‘hero’ threatening an innocent? The off-camera murder of a series regular early in the episode? Not even a quarter of the way into the episode and the viewer is shocked and uncertain.
  • Jessica’s go-to-prison-plan makes sense from a character point of view, but not much sense from a TV-series POV so, again, the viewer is unsure as what is actually going to happen.
  • Kilgrave’s arrival (and the face-to-face chat) is top tier storytelling. To it’s considerable credit, the show has created an apparently unstoppable villain. And, to make it extra scary, his motivation is firmly grounded in reality.
  • Makes for uncomfortable viewing. In the best sense.