As the days pass by the anticipation for the latest Netflix/Marvel series, Jessica Jones, continues to grow, the insider word keeps saying that this series is looking really good, maintaining the excellent quality that was delivered with the previous joint venture, Daredevil. Recently episode titles were released which have only served to kick the excitement up a notch which pretty much guarantees that this will be the series to binge watch, or as the Two Gay Geeks like to call it, “mainlining” the entire series when it arrives in just a little over two weeks.
However it isn’t enough just to have the episode titles, because in a story from Slash Film we are now given brief synopses for every episode for this upcoming season of Jessica Jones, and they’re not for the spoiler-phobic. They’re not for true spoiler-hounds either. They’re vague, one-sentence descriptions that never go into detail and exist solely tease the shape of an episode. So if you’re up for some minor Jessica Jones spoilers and want to know the general shape of the season, keep on reading. If you want to avoid spoilers of any kind, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Really. We’re going to warn you one more time, guys. These are minor spoilers, but they are still spoilers. Don’t take to the comments moaning about spoilers. We warned you. Like, three times now. If you don’t want to know anything about the alcohol-soaked adventures of Krysten Ritter‘s superhero-turned-P.I., turn back now.
So, without further ado, here at the episode titles and episode descriptions:
AKA Ladies Night: Jessica Jones is hired to find a pretty NYU student who’s vanished, but it turns out to be more than a simple missing persons case.
AKA Crush Syndrome: Jessica vows to prove Hope’s innocence, even though it means tracking down a terrifying figure from her own past.
AKA It’s Called Whiskey: It won’t be easy to acquire or deploy. but Jessica thinks she’s found a weapon to use against Kilgrave. Luke and Jessica bond over their similarities.
AKA 99 Friends: A new case demands attention as Jessica tries to find out who’s spying on her for Kilgrave. Trish’s radio show yields unexpected consequences.
AKA The Sandwich Saved Me: Despite Jessica’s objections, Trish’s new friend Simpson gets involved in the hunt for Kilgrave. Jessica recalls a pivotal moment in her life.
AKA You’re a Winner: Luke hires Jessica to help him find someone who may have skipped town, but she fears he’ll learn too much about her history in the process.
AKA Top Shelf Perverts: Malcom, Simpson and Trish go rouge to prevent Jessica from carrying out an extreme plan to outwit Kilgrave.
AKA WWJD: Jessica experiences a strange homecoming courtesy of Kilgrave. Hograth’s conflict with her estranged wife reaches a tipping point.
AKA Sin Bin: Just when Jessica has Kilgrave right where she want’s him. Hogarth’s involvement complicates the situation. Details of Kilgrave’s past emerge.
AKA 1,000 Cuts: A discovery has the potential to change the entire game — if Jessica can refuse Kilgrave’s offer.
AKA I’ve Got The Blues: Jessica searches morgues for clues. Trish goes all out to keep Simpson from getting in Jessica’s way. Malcom has an epiphany.
AKA Take a Bloody Number: The hunt for Kilgrave reunites Jessica with Luke. Trish receives some unexpected information about Simpson and Jessica.
AKA Smile: Jessica and Luke get help from someone else in the neighborhood. Kilgrave gears up for a major test of powers against Jessica.
Note how each episode begins with “AKA,” a reference to the series’ original name, AKA Jessica Jones. This feels like a little nugget of evidence suggesting that showrunner Melissa Rosenberg probably didn’t choose to change the title of her show since it’s built into every single episode title.
A few quick observations from these synopses:
As expected, Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage and Rachel Taylor‘s Trish (the Wildcat of the Marvel comic book universe) both look to be heavily involved in the series, with their names frequently coming up across the entire season.
Although the battle against David Tennant‘s Zebediah Kilgrave, a.k.a. the Purple Man, is the central plot of the entire season, there appear to be several 0ne-off cases. Episode nine, “AKA Sin Bin,” sounds like it could be a Kilgrave origins episode, much like how the Kingpin got an entire hour dedicated to his childhood in the first season of Daredevil.
The synopsis for “AKA Smile” is one that is definitely a head turner with the mention that our heroes would be getting help from “someone else in the neighborhood.” Personally I’m hoping for Daredevil himself as that will not only help cement the synergy between the different shows, but it might also serve as an excellent set up for season 2 of Daredevil itself, and it does help to lay the groundwork for the upcoming Defenders series as well.
The first season of Jessica Jones will arrive on Netflix on November 20, 2015. Will you be watching? What do you think of the titles and the synopses?
Let us know in the comments below!