This unexpected feeling of lightness described by Erik in "A.K.A Hellcat" is exactly what I felt for me. Jessica Jones& # 39; The final of the series. It's not just because Sallinger was officially on the table, although it's certainly a big part of it. It was also the lightness of knowing that the series was liberated from the burden of further spreading this story and could approach its last hour with a concentration and clarity that was sometimes lacking elsewhere in the season.
My sense of optimism was almost immediately rewarded by a lovely cameo surprise from Luke Cage, who inspired me to draw three hearts in my notes even before I realized what I was doing. Luke debuted at Marvel Netflix in Jessica Jones so it is normal for him to finish here too. As these heroes often do when they cross, Luke serves as a moral compass to Jessica. He is familiar with the problem of problematic siblings and he gives Jessica the momentum she needs to accept the idea of sending Trish to The Raft.
One of the worst aspects of canceling these Marvel Netflix shows is that he left Luke's bow on a really sour note, prepared for a naughty ride as the new owner of Harlem's Paradise. This episode is not completely undone, but it helps to recontextualize it. Although dazzlingly dressed Luke recognizes that his turn to the dark side is almost inevitable, the way he talks about it also implies that it will probably only be temporary, especially if Jessica is here to keep it under control. It may be the end of the Marvel Netflix universe, but throughout this finale, we feel that these stories will continue, even if we are no longer able to watch them.
While the previous two Jessica Jones The finals depended on whether or not to kill the Big Bad. This final, action packed, offers something a little different. I never felt that Jessica would actually kill Trish, or that Trish would kill Jessica (although it's quite shocking to watch her try). Instead, this finale is focused on whether or not Trish will be able to gauge how much she has fallen. Its greatest superpower turns out to be denial, and it takes almost all the efforts of our main characters to defeat it.
In an incredibly smart use of the dynamics of the season, Jessica appealed to Erik for his first attempt to show Trish that she had fallen into blatant immorality. Like Sallinger, he begins to bleed eyes as soon as he gets closer to her. This is a great Catch-22, because Trish needs to believe in the validity of Erik's powers if she wants to justify his murders of Nussbaumer and Montero. Trish's next awakening comes as she brutally assaults Kith's opponent, Demetri Patseras, but her terrified daughter runs into the room. Trish has vowed to use his powers to protect vulnerable little girls. Now she is terrorizing them inadvertently.
Nevertheless, Trish's refusal persists to the point of removing Hogarth and organizing an elaborate escape plan that involves a 17-hour flight to Thailand, locked in a literal coffin. Even during her great brutal confrontation with Jessica, Trish asserts that her desire to strip away her humanity is a strength, not a weakness. Only when Detective Costa quietly reads his list of crimes – including his sister's attempted murder – does Trish finally accept the fact that she's really the villain of this story. In a note of thanks for the Greek tragedy, Trish's improved abilities mean she is not entitled to due process and is automatically transferred to The Raft – a dark end to a series that extols the value of legal justice in relation to vigilance.
From the beginning, Jessica Jones has used tropes of superheroes to tell stories of abuse and survival, and this continues until this finale. Jessica represents a person who has found a way to break the cycle of abuse. Trish reflects the all too common story of a victim of abuse who continues to perpetuate it. Despite the importance of their fraternity in this series, the only real moment of the closure of Jessica and Trish is a small nod on a helicopter runway. Krysten Ritter and Rachael Taylor testify that they transmit so much with so little.
In an interview with Deadline, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg explained that writers had an idea of Jessica Jones'Imminent cancellation with' a lot of time to reach a satisfactory end '. However, I wonder if a last-minute shake-up could explain some of the drift and unresolved aspects of this season. (Or even for the strange way that Gillian has disappeared at random from this latest series of episodes – far the biggest default of the season!) Anyway, the last minutes of "A.K.A Everything" can serve as a good start for the series as a whole.
In fact, there were two times when "A.K.A Everything" delivered forgery purposes that I was willing to accept as good conclusions, but not excellent for our characters. The first is when the episode briefly seems to send Kith and Hogarth to a happy future that has not enough to feel won, despite the exploits of Hogarth in this episode. But Jessica Jones do not let Hogarth fend so easily. Neither his wealth nor his illness is enough to keep Kith at his side. Hogarth leaves to die alone, surrounded by luxury but ultimately bitter, resentful and isolated. It is a sinister but appropriate conclusion for a ruthless three-season arc.
Jessica has an even longer faux ending as she tidies up her business, says Alias Investigations to Malcolm and embarks on a fresh start in Mexico. I was desperately trying to figure out why it was a perfect ending for Jessica, even if it did not really happen. to feel like one. Fortunately, Jessica Jones has a last trick in his bag. If you look closely, brilliant purple highlights begin to appear as Jessica crosses the station, subtly preparing us for a surprise voice (vocals) by David Tennant, Kilgrave. "You're right to give in," cried her voice as she bought her ticket. "To give up is the job of someone else now." This imaginary demon on her shoulder is enough for Jessica to reconsider her desire to flee the life she has worked so hard to build.
The electro-feminist group Le Tigre has the last word in the series. Their song "Keep On Livin '" begins as Jessica turns to her city with renewed determination. As with Luke Cage, the exact details of Jessica's evolution are unclear, but the important thing is that her story continues, even though we will not be able to watch it. "We must continue, continue to live," launches The Tiger with challenge. It's hard to think of a better final feeling for this series than this one.
- Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, and Carrie-Anne Moss each had excellent performances of all time in this episode. Congratulations for the phenomenal work they have done throughout this series!
- I'm not happy this season. I did not have room for a last Turk Barrett cameo, but I was delighted to see the hat of Detective Costa, who is now working as a professional:
- The writers and Benjamin Walker have really exploited something big with Erik. As has been the case all season, this episode shows that he is very respectful of Jessica's borders, that he is quick to grasp his social bearings and that he asks directly what he needs in times of stress. It's totally super romantic, and while it makes sense that Jessica does not fully trust her yet, it just feels like taking it for motivation and making herself worthy of her.
- In the same vein, Jessica pushing Costa and Erik to become a crime fighting duo was absolutely adorable. It's a practical plan with nice nuances to make your two best friends become best friends together.
- I was finally hoping to understand what this season was trying to do with the intrigue of Malcolm's love life, but I am as confused as ever.
- The decision to stay in New York is probably almost immediately canceled, but Jessica's farewell to Malcolm was heartbreaking and perfectly interpreted by Ritter.
- Agree, but how crazy would that be if it was suddenly revealed that Jessica Simpson was working as a masked superhero? #FindPatsy
- If you just want a little more Jessica Jones In your life, Krysten Ritter was a guest of David Tennant's podcast and they had a nice conversation.
- On a personal note, the fact that Jessica Jones is the show to close the universe Marvel Netflix is particularly suitable for me, as I pioneered The A.V. clubThe binge-review format of the first season of the series in 2015. This was my second major mission for The A.V. Club, and I certainly did not think it would be part of my career so consistently over the last four years. I have had the opportunity to participate in much of all of these Marvel Netflix shows in one way or another, and I will be sad to leave this world and take up this interesting challenge. I am not sure that the format of the punctual review always gives me the most objective point of view (although I maintain my criticisms, I agree that my note for the Daredevil The final of the third season was way too hard, but I hope this has brought a unique perspective on what it's like to watch a bunch of boulimans! Whether you've been reading from the beginning or checking out this season, thank you for being part of the trip and the quality of the conversations in the comments. If you want to continue discussing everything Marvel, you can always find me on Twitter!