Air Date: November 20, 2015
As everyone is dealing with the aftermath of the last episode, Jessica is gearing up for a final stand against Kilgrave. Meanwhile, Officer Simpson seems to be on drugs and out of his mind. He thinks that Jessica is the one thing standing in his way from taking out Kilgrave himself.
Everything that I thought was making the show fall apart in the last episode or two (or three…) seems to have all of a sudden been fixed. Maybe they finally let the writer’s sleep? Just a theory. But Jessica seems to be back in form, and maybe killing off all those extra characters/plots was only better for the series as a whole? Hmmm…
Okay, the only problem I really had with this episode was the flashbacks. They weren’t terrible, really, and went along well with the rest of the episode. But I feel it doesn’t present us with anything knew, outside of showing us how Jessica herself learned she had powers, something I don’t think we actually had to see.
I do like to see how the story is evolving now. And considering this episode is fairly devoid of Kilgrave it’s like his presence is constantly felt like some evil shadow. It’s good stuff, but pretty intense at points. And I like that it’s playing heavily into noir tropes again. I mean, they were never really gone or anything, but it felt like they were taking the show in another direction for a bit there.
+10: A return to form for the series is very welcome in my opinion
-0.5: Unnecessary flashbacks, but they weren’t very long and fit with the tone of the episode
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