Jessica Jones Re-Watch: AKA 99 Friends

The Netflix series The Defenders premieres August 18.  In preparation, I’m re-watching all the Netflix shows set in the MCU. Right now I’m on Jessica Jones. Below are 10 thoughts I had while watching episode four, “AKA 99 Friends.” Spoilers for the entire MCU, but for this episode in particular.

Jeri Hogarth and Pam in AKA 99 Friends

  1. I wonder how often Trish has to listen to people sing the theme song of It’s Patsy. I imagine that would get old, quick.
  2. “I need a shower.” – I don’t blame you, Trish. I would feel the same way if I’d had to apologize to Kilgrave after he tried to have me killed.
  3. Pam is so beautiful. I just wish she was able to see that she could do better than Hogarth.
  4. The things people try to blame on Kilgrave crack me up. I especially love the teenage girl blaming her pregnancy on him.
  5. Using mind control on anyone is terrible, but it’s particularly chilling to see it done to a child. Especially considering the language Kilgrave has her use.
  6. I love how this episode gives us the twist that the Eastmans are just a couple of average people who hate individuals who superpowers, rather than being under Kilgrave’s control. It’s a nice look at the darker side of humanity and I think it’s a realistic portrayal of how some folks who no doubt act if they learned there really were superpowered people living among them.
  7. I don’t blame Jessica for having a fit when the Eastmans try to kill her. They act like they’re the only ones who have ever lost anybody.
  8. “I want a divorce.” – I don’t blame you, Carlo. Your wife is nuts.
  9. Trish’s stories about her fans are so creepy. Some people take things way too far.
  10. I wasn’t at all surprised when Jessica learned that Malcolm was the one photographing her. Aside from Trish, he’s the only one who is close enough to her. And it made more sense for it to be him, since drug addicts are less likely to be noticed than a celebrity like Trish would.


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