It’s been a rough season for Jessica and her friends. Everything ends here: the season, the series, the Marvel/Netflix world, and this incarnation of the character from what Krysten Ritter has said.
While in many ways it is the era of hero tv (and movies), 2019 carved a bloody swath through the shows that were around. This is my look back at the series that didn’t make it to 2020.
Jessica has been through a lot this season. Well, she’s been through a lot in general, but this one has been really rough. Trish is losing it, Jessica is having legal issues, and Erik is a complication for her, no matter how enjoyable.
The season, and series, are almost over, and there have been a lot of surprises and twists along the way. Trish got her wish, and it’s done pretty much nothing good for her (or for Jessica, for that matter). Now Dorothy’s dead, Salinger is still causing problems, the sisters are getting pushed further apart by Trish’s poor judgement.
Last episode ended with the shocking death of Dorothy Walker, and Trish going to get her revenge on Salinger. Jessica, guided by both her own moral code and her love for Trish, stopped her sister from doing something she couldn’t come back from and got her out of there. Now, there will be repercussions, heightened tension, and a lot of trying to manage fallout.
After two seasons of various superpowered foes, Jessica’s being put through the wringer by Gregory Salinger, a man with no powers, no conscience, but lots of smarts and cunning. Based loosely on the comic book villain Foolkiller, Salinger is matching wits with our hero and her allies, and at the very least coming to a draw so far.
It’s been a long, bumpy road, but the end is finally here. Russo, armed and unstable, is one faction; the Schultzes, all their money, power, and influence, personified by the relentless John Pilgrim, are another; and Frank Castle and a small group of allies are the third.