Season two of Jessica Jones dropped on March 8th on Netflix. The first three episodes of season two start off strong. Krysten Ritter returns as the title character along with her fellow cast mates: Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, and Carrie-Anne Moss. So far this looks like another win for Marvel-Netflix.
Krysten Ritter gives an amazing performance as Jessica Jones, who is dealing with the aftermath of both season 1 of Jessica Jones and The Defenders. Jessica is trying to get back into being a P.I., but her past and Trish won’t stop knocking. In the course of these three episodes we learn more about IGH, the agency responsible for giving Jessica her powers and the performance enhancers Simpson (Wil Travel) took. Meanwhile, Jessica is trying to not let her new competitor, Pryce Chang (Terry Chen), take all of her clients and get the best of her.
Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker is a personal favorite of mine. Her and Krysten balance each other out perfectly, making their dynamic and compelling even more so than season 1. Trish’s own skills as an investigator and researching has grown since we were first introduced to her on season 1. Once again, we get to see more into Trish’s past as a childhood actress. Though the episodes were written before the #MeToo movement, there’s a particular scene in episode two that would fall into current discussions regarding the movement.
The more Trish continues to investigate IGH and what exactly happened to Jessica, the more problems arise. Someone is not only coming for other IGH experiments, but are watching Trish as well. The introduction of this storyline reunites Trish and Simpson for a short while. We learn that Simpson has been watching over Trish, because someone far worse than him is after her. Sadly, Simpson doesn’t make it past episode two in attempts to protect Trish.
One of the new additions to the cast this season is J.R. Ramirez who is playing Jessica’s new super attendant in her apartment building. He and Jessica aren’t getting off on the right foot, but he’s definitely interesting and mysterious making you want to know more about him. It’s also nice to seeing more representation for the Latinx community. Another new addition to the cast is Hal Ozsan as Griffin Sinclair who is a T.V. journalist and Trish’s new beau, whom I’m suspicous of.
It’s always nice seeing characters from other shows crossover, and in episode three we do get an appearance from Foggy Nelson who is trying to help Jerri Hogarth who has been dealing with a lot in short amount of time over these three episodes. Carrie-Ann Moss is strong and deep rooted in her performance as Jerri who is diagnosed with ALS, as well as dealing with a lawsuit against her from Pam (Susie Abromeit), her former assistant and lover.
A favorite aspect of the new season for me has been seeing Malcom (Eka Darville)’s character growth and seeing his bond with Jessica deepen. The first three episodes of season two open up for more interesting story lines and more questions that you desperately wanted answered.
Melissa Rosenberg and her writing staff have written another great season so far, and I can’t wait to see how everything unfolds.