Jessica Jones Re-Watch: AKA The Sandwich Saved Me

The Netflix series The Defenders premieres August 18.  As preparation, I’m re-watching all the Netflix shows set in the MCU. Right now I’m on Jessica Jones. Below are 15 thoughts I had while watching episode five, “AKA The Sandwich Saved Me.” Spoilers for the entire MCU, but for this episode in particular.

Trish Walker in AKA The Sandwich Saved Me

  1. I think Jessica showed a lot of restraint by simply knocking over the filing cabinets. Knowing what happened to her parents, if he had said to me what he did to her, I probably would have punched him in the face.
  2. Guys like the one who hit on Trish in the bar give all men a bad name. I was so happy when Jessica made him look like a fool in front of all his friends.
  3. “Why don’t you put on a cape and go run around New York?” – This is probably a reference to Hellcat, even though she never actually wore a cape.
  4. I always find it so strange seeing Jessica dressed in a white jacket instead of her usual black leather one.
  5. Kilgrave is such a monster, getting Malcolm hooked on drugs in order to maintain his control over him.
  6. Kilgrave is so flippant in his cruelty. He just casually tells some poor newsstand seller to throw hot coffee in his own face because the man tries to stop him from taking magazines without paying for them.
  7. “What is it with you and cars?” – This line always struck me as odd. I think Trish would understand why Jessica doesn’t like cars, since she knows what happened to Jessica’s family.
  8. “Superheroes wear costumes.” – I actually find it very interesting that the only one of the four defenders who currently has a costume is Matt. It sets them apart from the other teams in the MCU.
  9. I love how Trish suggests Jessica go by the name Jewel and has a costume designed for Jessica that looks exactly like the one she wore as Jewel in the comics.
  10. Jessica was so close to having Kilgrave and then everything went to Hell.
  11. I’m glad this episode reveals how Jessica first met Malcolm and how she first came upon Kilgrave’s radar.
  12. The fact that Malcolm was once a social worker shows just how far he has fallen. He had a job trying to help people, and Kilgrave took all of that away from him.
  13. I hope Kilgrave’s head hurt like a bitch after he woke up.
  14. It always amazes me how the bad guys are able to justify their actions. I guess when you do horrible things you need to lie to yourself in order to sleep at night.
  15. Jessica was put in a horrible position, torn between wanting to help Malcolm and not wanting to give Kilgrave what he wanted. I think the fact that she chose the former shows she’s actually a good person deep down.


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