Jessica Jones s1e8: AKA WWJD?

Air Date: November 20, 2015

Rating: 7.5/10

Jessica Jones moves in with Kilgrave as Kilgrave tries to convince her that he’s on her side, but really he’s just wants to get back together without using his powers. Meanwhile, Officer Simpson tries to take Kilgrave out, once and for all.

I wasn’t sure about this episode at first because it’s tone is very different from the rest of the show. Kilgrave isn’t the scary psychopath that he’s shown as before this and it presents a lighter side of him. Almost to the point where I thought it was meant to be more comedic but, if this is the case, the comedy just falls flat. I think this works well as a superhero drama where Jessica has to make some tough choices although I wonder if the “funny” stuff was meant to be on purpose or not. If so, it doesn’t work, if not, then it’s just off-putting when these moments happen.

I do think that this was a very well-written episode, despite it being a little weird. I do like seeing this different take on who Kilgrave is and how Jessica tries to reason with him. I like that he puts things in place to keep Jessica from just capturing him outright. But it feels like this episode crossed streams with another show in a completely different genre, like NCIS or the like. I’m just not sure if an episode of this kind was properly setup with anything that’s come before it. I did enjoy it, for the most part, but anyone watching would have to admit that it feels kind of out of place with the series as a whole.

SCORING:

+8.5: A very enjoyable episode if not a bit inconsistent with the rest of the series tone

-1: Just doesn’t feel like a Jessica Jones episode

Tips Greatly Appreciated!

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