Jessica Jones AKA Ladies Night is the opening episode of the latest production by Marvel and Netflix, and it has intrigue, drama and confusion. Jessica Jones is one of the characters in the Marvel Universe that hasn’t seen a lot of screen time so that give them a clean slate.
Jessica Jones is a P.I. that seemed to be living in the rough end of town and feels like she is having issues in life and although she helps people with their insecurities she seems to have them herself. Jessica is given two cases in this episode one that she has gone looking for with a lawyer firm that she has freelanced for in the past and someone comes knocking on her door because of their missing daughter.
Jessica and Jeri seem to have an interesting dynamic when she is visiting the lawyer firm and continues to show how edgy that Jessica is. She is sure of herself yet not prepared to be on the books and wants to stay freelance and while watching the build up knowing Marvel left the viewer sat there asking where are her powers what makes her different. Jessica seems to be a character that could go either way and conflicted, it is slowly revealed and dripped fed to the viewer and still doesn’t feel you know enough about Jessica yet.
The second case and the main focus of the episode is about a missing girl Hope Shlottman and as Jessica investigates the case she realises that this case could be something different. They work it really well with some interesting flashbacks and as Jessica has a friend that seems to be a drug addict the question becomes is she having issues with drugs? She seems to be relent to a certain extent on alcohol is it a possibility that she has a drug problem too because of the flashback and hallucinations? The case itself holds this sinister and confusing vibe going on because the cards are laid so close to their chest and just as it looks like it was another successful case solved there is a huge twist.
AKA Ladies Night is a great start to what looks like it could be a very promising series. The way that the character and plot development has been worked in this episode has confusion and intrigue all over it. The episode has viewers asking questions and not really knowing where it could go next. Unlike Daredevil which was also made by Netflix and Marvel Jessica Jones, real demons and powers seem to be being held back. Whether this because Daredevil has had more screen time so they assumed people already knew his back story could be a distinct possibility.