Jessica Jones Season 1 Episode 5 “AKA The Sandwich Saved Me” Review
AKA The Sandwich Saved Me continues from the shock that was given in AKA 99 Friends where Jessica found out that one of the people she kind of trusted Malcolm the junkie down the corridor from her office/apartment is the one that is giving Killgrave the photos of her.
Jessica then starts to notice the patterns in Malcolm’s behaviour and sets about following him in order to locate Killgrave. The patterns then become so regular that she then goes to Trish with the information, the establish that Malcolm has only been a junkie for 6 months and that has a strong link to Killgrave. The episode also does a very good job of controlling flashbacks and the viewer gets more of an insight into Jessica and it dawns her the turning point of it all.
Trish in the other side is getting over the experiences she has experienced with Killgrave. Actually getting really close to the guy that almost killed her Will Simpson, he had been under the control of Killgrave and tried to kill her in AKA 99 Friends and having some real issue with trusting him again they work through it and actually get to know each other and support each other. So when Jessica goes banging on Trish’s door because she isn’t answering her phone because she is busy needing Trish’s help going after Killgrave. Will is there and offers to help, Jessica was not really wanting his help but after a really awkward conversation she concedes that he could help. This does give for an interesting dynamic because Jessica is used to doing things her own way and so is he. Trish being the one that keeps them together and although the operation was successful they come up against a problem, they had not seen coming.
Even though Malcolm had been helping Killgrave for some reason Jessica won’t let him lose and continues to try and help him with his addiction. Jessica seems to believe in him, along with needing him to pull through for personal reasons that leads to Killgrave giving her an interesting ultimatum that does put an even more interesting spin on the story so far.
Hope reappears needing help from Jessica, she wants money as the prison life seems to be getting to her. The little reminder why Jessica needs Killgrave alive and also plays out that Hope might be losing hope in Jessica and the outcome.
AKA The Sandwich Saved Me was a really good episode because it opened up Jessica’s backstory a little more and also adds more dynamic to the story. Showing that even superheroes miss the small details and Killgrave seems to be ever evolving with the addition of the ultimatum that is given at the end of the episode.