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Short summary

The hunt for Kilgrave reunites Jessica with Luke. Trish receives some unexpected information about Simpson and Jessica.

The filming location for fictitious Delaney Hall was the Angel Orensanz Center, a converted Gothic Revival synagogue that, in addition to many other uses, hosts a Reform Judaism congregation. It is the fourth oldest synagogue in the United States. The building opened in 1849 as Anshe Chesed Synagogue, and was also known as the Norfolk Street Congregation.

At the start of the episode, when the fire truck pulls up outside Luke's bar, the Engine Company number is listed as 99. 99 is the Engine Company featured in the television show Rescue Me.

When Jessica and Luke are talking on the balcony, staking out Zalk Labs, the skyline of New York behind them features Avengers Tower; this is a rare direct reference to the MCU films.

As Jessica considers the implications of Killgrave's expanded powers, she mentions that he could tell all the people of New York to go to the roof and jump off. In David Tennant's first episode as the Doctor in Doctor Who, the Sycorax use blood control over the human race to make all people with a certain blood type go to the edge of the rooftops. The Doctor reveals, however, that the Sycorax can't force them to jump because survival is the most basic human instinct. Tennant's character as Killgrave in the MCU, however, is able to regularly command people to kill themselves.

Jessica follows the courier to Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, NYC. This is also where the sword fight between Colleen and Bakuoto takes place in Iron Fist: Bar the Big Boss (2017).

User reviews

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    • Author: Xirmiu
    The end was supposed to be sad and shocking, but we already know that character who they "killed off" is getting their own show down the road, so they're clearly not dead. It was still a cool scene, but Marvel's plans ruined it.

    Aside from that, it was a surprisingly uneventful penultimate. I guess they were going for a calm before the storm vibe. It didn't quite work. The scenes were interesting enough, just not weighty. Kilgrave had some cool moments. He works on amplifying his powers. Jessica shows Luke the ropes. A neat twist was involved in that.

    In conclusion, it was not a bad episode, just strangely uneventful.
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    • Author: Shakataxe
    From a stunning debut, I thought some of the middle episodes of the season meandered a bit. This was not one of them.

    Ever since the Taming of the Shrew, the notion of love and hate being different sides of the very same coin has been a favorite of writers.

    In my view, prior to this episode, the iconic Mr and Mrs Smith (with Jolie and Pitt, both in their prime) was the definitive trope on couples who love to hate.

    This episode surpasses that. You have drama, good dialog, a merry chase, turnabout, reverse, and a climax that literally takes the house down.

    Ritter gets better and better in this role. I was not familiar with her work before but she seems the definitive Jessica Jones and deserves a nomination for selling a difficult part.

    Great TV. Perfect in fact.
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    • Author: Perius
    Most of this episode was utterly unnecessary - there were barely any plot points and nothing was developed. It was as though the writers wanted to save everything for the finale, and subsequently had nothing to put in this episode. It was dull for the most part, although it was good to see Luke Cage again. Trish's subplot was the worst of it all - it subtracted from the main Kilgrave plot line and didn't interest at all.

    However the final act was a large improvement - there was some great action, and great character moments from Jessica, Kilgrave and Luke. Albeit the twist that Luke was actually working for Kilgrave the whole time was laughably predictable, ergo that scene held no levity. The very last moment was very interesting, although slightly held back as the audience knows they wouldn't kill him off at this stage. Altogether an offensively dull episode, that was only slightly helped off the ground by a killer ending.
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    • Author: Deeroman
    You might as well skip to the last 15 minutes of this one. The fireworks at the end redeem an otherwise weak entry. Kilgrave is at his most cunning, and the final sequence is blood-pumping fun. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come.

    That said, it's difficult to overlook the issues that have begun to plague the show, seemingly ever since Kilgrave got locked up. For starters, the characters are getting both more boring and less likable. Malcolm in particular is starting to border on insufferable. Both his story and Trish's are total snoozefests this week.

    Still, the payoff at the end was enough for me to forgive this one.
  • Episode cast overview, first billed only:
    Krysten Ritter Krysten Ritter - Jessica Jones
    Mike Colter Mike Colter - Luke Cage
    Rachael Taylor Rachael Taylor - Trish Walker
    Eka Darville Eka Darville - Malcolm Ducasse
    David Tennant David Tennant - Kilgrave
    Rebecca De Mornay Rebecca De Mornay - Dorothy Walker
    Michael Siberry Michael Siberry - Albert Thompson
    Colby Minifie Colby Minifie - Robyn
    Jane Bruce Jane Bruce - Hipster Girl
    James Augustus Lee James Augustus Lee - Venue Manager (as James A. Lee)
    Mandela Bellamy Mandela Bellamy - UPS Driver
    Alex Monsky Alex Monsky - City Worker
    Alex Boniello Alex Boniello - Punk Kid
    Tiffany Green Tiffany Green - Bunny Wiles
    Colin Moss Colin Moss - Justin Boden
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