Jessica Jones Season 1 Episode 3 “AKA It’s Called Whiskey” Review

AKA It’s Called Whiskey carries on from where AKA Crush Syndrome left off and as Luke had revealed his abilities to Jessica they start to get to know each other better.  As they try to understand each others powers and, however, they can push them Jessica does seem to be holding back the fact that there are more like them but with different abilities when asked.

A bit more upbeat but also haunted by flashbacks Jessica goes back to her office after picking up a bottle of whiskey and reviews Hope’s case so far.  Outraged by the way the media is treating her and the way it looks like Jeri is isn’t doing anything to protect her she goes storming into Jeri’s office demanding that she does more to stop the media treating hope like this.  Jeri says that she isn’t going to get involved with the media as it could damage the case.  Trish, however, is happy to interview Hope and Jessica isn’t really happy about it because it could bring unwanted attention.  Trish explains that she will go easy on her and try and make it look better, once it’s done however it puts Trish right in the firing line and turns out that it was Jeri’s idea along.

Jeri helping with the interview between Hope and Trish

Realising that Killgrave is getting closer and that Jessica isn’t going to be able to just beat him with her strength she needs to find another way.  Something comes to light however that she could use surgical anesthetic in order to stop him from being able to use his powers.  The reason for this even though Killgrave still can hold power over people when asleep the anesthetic shuts off different parts of the brain which would mean he wouldn’t be able to.  Having found out, this Jessica is on a mission to try and get her hands on it but it seems quite difficult to get.

The Verdict

AKA It’s Called Whiskey was a well-balanced episode for a change, the beginning seems quite light and happier although still troubled.  Then as the story developed it started to become darker.  The action scenes were really well done and when needed there was a real sense of urgency and left the viewer wondering whether Jessica was going to make it.

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