Jessica Jones s1e12: AKA Take a Bloody Number

Air Date: November 20, 2015

Rating: 10/10

After finding a, up until recently, Kilgrave-controlled Luke Cage, Jessica and Luke team-up in finding the narcissistic psychopath with superpowers. However, as it often is with Kilgrave, everything might not be as it seems.

Something I’ve noticed with superhero shows is that the most intense episode is often the second-to-last episode of the season. Something about setting up the exciting finale where who knows what’s going to happen, but it gets to a point that I pretty much expect everything to amp up to the nth degree on the penultimate episode of a season. This is slightly different from that, still stuff going on as we prepare for whatever is about to happen but more in a way that focuses on character development, relationships, and reality-based drama. Well, until it really ramps up at the end, but I think that’s par for the course on almost any television program.

This was a really good episode. I feel like it takes all the good parts of every other episode up to this point and does something really terrific which flawlessly combines elements of comic books, noire, character drama, horror, and suspense. But I guess nowadays you aren’t a real show until you can juggle five genres at once. This episode is practically a lesson in how to make great television.

SCORING:

+10: Just a really good episode

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