Jessica Jones (season 3)
|Jessica Jones (season 3)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original release||June 14, 2019|
The third and final season of the American web television series Jessica Jones, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, follows Jones as she takes on a new case. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films and other television series of the franchise. The season is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and Tall Girls Productions, with Melissa Rosenberg serving as showrunner.
Krysten Ritter stars as Jones, with Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, and Carrie-Anne Moss also returning from previous seasons. The third season was ordered in April 2018, a month after the second season was released. Filming for the season began by the end of that June, with Ritter making her directorial debut during the season.
|“||When Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath, she and Trish (Rachael Taylor) must repair their fractured relationship and team up to take him down. But a devastating loss reveals their conflicting ideas of heroism and sets them on a direct collision course that will forever change them both.||”|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|27||1||"AKA The Perfect Burger"||Michael Lehmann||Melissa Rosenberg||June 14, 2019|
|Jessica Jones has returned to helping people, albeit in her usual cynical way. She is further annoyed when a video of herself assaulting her latest target goes viral. Malcolm Ducasse continues to work for Jeri Hogarth though he is perturbed by the methods used to help a baseball player client out of a drunk driver incident. He causes the client to get into another accident to hurt his career. Hogarth, still suffering from ALS, asks Jones to end her suffering, but she refuses. She visits a former flame, Kith Lyonne, who is married to law professor Peter. Dorothy Walker asks Jones to look for her daughter Trish, who had disappeared. Jones refuses at first, but changes her mind just to get her off her back. She discovers that Trish has become a vigilante and discovers her enhanced abilities from Karl Malus' experiment. Trish tells Jones to leave her alone and Jones goes to a bar where she meets the charming Erik Gelden. Jones and Gelden go back to her apartment, but they are ambushed by a masked assailant, who stabs and injures Jones before fleeing.|
|28||2||"AKA You're Welcome"||Krysten Ritter||Hilly Hicks, Jr.||June 14, 2019|
|After killing Jones' mother Alisa, Trish discovers her enhanced abilities. Believing she would be a better hero than Jones, Trish undergoes extensive physical training to become a vigilante. She spots Jones on the street and calls her, but she hangs up on her. Trish manages to catch a cell phone thief, but he and the victim recognize her, convincing her to adopt a disguise. Later, the thief attempts to sue her due to her injuring his neck. Malcolm later blackmails him into lowering the cost after discovering that his son, who looks up to him, is actually not his and threatens to tell him the truth. Trish moves into a cheaper apartment, much to Dorothy's chagrin, but continues appearing on television. She begins to stalk Andrew Brandt, a man who put his half sister in the hospital over a statue that was willed to her. Trish stakes his apartment before attacking him, leading into Jones running into her. In the present, Trish learns of Jones' hospitalization and visits her. They believe that Brandt was behind the attack, and Jones (sarcastically) thanks Trish for giving her his name.|
|29||3||"AKA I Have No Spleen"||Anton Cropper||Lisa Randolph||June 14, 2019|
|During surgery, Jones has her spleen removed and is only allowed to leave the hospital after agreeing to take numerous medications, which her new assistant, Gillian, insists on. Hogarth has Malcolm dig up dirt on Kith's husband Peter in an attempt to break them up. She meets with Kith, and the two seemingly resume their affair. Malcolm plants a camera in Peter's office and discovers him having a tryst with one of his students. However, Kith reveals to Hogarth that she and her husband have an open relationship and will not get attached to her. Jones gets help from Hogarth in finding Brandt's statue, but while toying with Trish, she collapses in the street from dehydration and Trish makes off with her leads. Nevertheless, Jones locates the statue after confronting Trish, then captures and interrogates Brandt, learning her attacker was not Brandt or anyone associated with him and leaves him for Trish. As Jones recollects herself at home, Erik arrives to check up on her, but Jones suddenly has an epiphany and realizes that the attacker was after Erik.|
|30||4||"AKA Customer Service is Standing By"||Liesl Tommy||Jamie King||June 14, 2019|
|Erik explains that he owed money to criminal Sal Blaskowski and had one week to fulfill it. He reveals that he is an empath and can sense if someone has done wrong, though it causes him pain. Together, Jones and Erik find people he has blackmailed and collect the money while also outing their crimes to the police. Trish picks up on Blaskowski from Erik and breaks into Malcolm's office so that she can continue to investigate her. Malcolm digs up more dirt on Peter and discovers that he has been extorting from scholarship funds that were made in his daughter's memory. Hogarth decides not to act on releasing this information as it would ruin both Peter and Kith. Erik leaves Jones to give the money to Blaskowski, but she decides to drown him for being late. Trish arrives and rescues him, but accidentally stabs Blaskowski, though she survives. Jones finally finds her attacker: Gregory P. Salinger, an intelligent psychopathic serial killer. Jones leaves when Salinger threatens to release criminal evidence against her, and reluctantly asks for Trish's help in capturing him.|
|31||5||"AKA I Wish"||Mairzee Almas||J. Holtham||June 14, 2019|
|Jones and Trish begin to stakeout Salinger's apartment. When he leaves, Trish breaks in to collect evidence while Jones follows Salinger. She finds out that he has been spying on Erik's sister Brianna, a prostitute. Jones confronts the two and realizes that they are in danger and has Brianna stay at Malcolm's place for protection, though this does not last long as her pimp, Gor, arrives and takes her away. Hogarth changes her mind and releases the information on Peter, devastating Kith. Unable to convince Kith that Hogarth is manipulating them, Peter commits suicide while making a case video against Hogarth. Jones and Trish continue to argue about Alisa's death, with Gillian insisting they work out their differences. Afterwards, they use the evidence they collected to trace Salinger to an abandoned train car that houses the bodies he has collected. Jones sets off a gas trap and Trish rescues her with the two admitting their faults over the Alisa argument as the former speaks with the cops. Later, Salinger ambushes Erik in his hotel room and abducts him.|
|32||6||"AKA Sorry Face"||Tim Iacofano||Jesse Harris||June 14, 2019|
|Salinger begins torturing Erik and trying to get him to confess to "cheating". While doing so, he figures out Erik's empath abilities when he stands close to him and he starts to bleed profusely. Jones learns of Erik's kidnapping and forces Trish to reveal her powers to Dorothy in an attempt to dissuade her from crime fighting, but Dorothy angrily abandons Trish. Malcolm locates Brianna and beats up Gor, ultimately convincing her to return after telling her of Erik's kidnapping and begins an affair with her. Hogarth attempts to apologize to Kith, but is stopped by her son who rebuffs her. The scandal causes many of her clients to leave, though she manages to keep a few. However, her partner Benowitz backs out and takes Rand Enterprises with him. Jones and Trish manage to get a lead on Salinger and find him. They rescue Erik and arrest Salinger. However, Det. Eddy Costa reveals that Salinger will not be tried due to lack of evidence. Erik cannot testify as he will get a year in prison for blackmail and will suffer pain due to his powers. Jones and Erik comfort each other.|
|33||7||"AKA The Double Half-Wappinger"||Larry Teng||Nancy Won||June 14, 2019|
|Hogarth becomes Salinger's attorney, angering Jones. Salinger then slams Jones' actions. Jones and Trish believe that the death of Salinger's brother Donny was his first kill and head to Wappinger to look into it. The local police refuse to aid Jones, so she and Trish steal the police files. They believe that Donny's death was an accident, but discover that Salinger had a friend on his high school wrestling team named Nathan Silva who mysteriously disappeared. They visit the Silvas and find that Nathan's body was buried under their gazebo all these years, exposing the crime. Malcolm is upset that Hogarth is helping Salinger, but his girlfriend, Zaya, insists it's part of their job. Hogarth begins looking into the masked vigilante helping Jones and discovers that she has been taking out their clients. Zaya reviews security footage and spots Malcolm interacting with Trish. As Trish gets publicity as a vigilante, Jones and Malcolm confront Salinger at wrestling practice. Jones out does Salinger, earning the praise of the students, and tells him she knows he killed Nathan.|
|34||8||"AKA Camera Friendly"||Stephen Surjik||Scott Reynolds||June 14, 2019|
|35||9||"AKA I Did Something Today"||Jennifer Getzinger||Lisa Randolph||June 14, 2019|
|36||10||"AKA Hero Pants"||Sanford Bookstaver||Hilly Hicks, Jr. & Jamie King||June 14, 2019|
|37||11||"AKA Hellcat"||Jennifer Getzinger||Jane Espenson||June 14, 2019|
|38||12||"AKA A Lotta Worms"||Sarah Boyd||Scott Reynolds||June 14, 2019|
|39||13||"AKA Everything"||Neasa Hardiman||Story by : Melissa Rosenberg & Nancy Won |
Teleplay by : Melissa Rosenberg & Lisa Randolph
|June 14, 2019|
Cast and characters
With the season order came confirmation that the returning starring cast would include Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Rachael Taylor as Patricia "Trish" Walker, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth. Rebecca De Mornay also returns as Dorothy Walker while Benjamin Walker, Jeremy Bobb, Sarita Choudhury, Tiffany Mack, Jessica Frances Dukes and Aneesh Sheth joined the cast.
By the end of May 2018, Ritter was undergoing training to prepare for the start of filming "very soon", with it officially beginning by the end of June. Ritter also made her directorial debut during the season.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the season has an approval rating of 67% with an average rating of 6.17/10, based on 30 reviews. The website's critical consensus states, " Despite some strong storytelling, Jessica Jones' third season buckles under the burden of being a closing chapter for not only its own superhero narrative, but an entire era of Marvel television." On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 64 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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