Synopsis: With the Hellfire Club off-limits, Jessica is down to two pieces of evidence: an ATM receipt and a locked phone.
By far the shorted chapter to date. This week’s episode sees Jessica looking to try and get back into the Hellfire Club, but ultimately being talked out of it by Matt Murdock in a rather fun phone call. At this point, Jessica comes up with the idea of breaking into Shaws apartment and perhaps getting some information from his personal computer but holds onto that thought for later in order to see if she can access Jamie’s phone, which she took off of his father.
Fryda Wolff continues to provide some very atmospheric narration and the phone call between Jessica and Matt Murdock is done brilliantly well. I particularly liked the intonation she uses when describing how Jessica is body checking people as she rather angrily walks the streets of New York. We also get a fun scene between Jessica and her assistant Malcolm as she tries to find out if their have been any more reports of John Does in connection to the Hellfire Club.
A short episode, with quite a bit of expositional stuff packed in, which will no doubt build up to Jessica breaking into Shaws apartment in next week’s chapter. I enjoyed the back and forth between Matt Murdoch and Jessica Jones as well as the descriptive work that gives you a real sense of not only Jessica’s mood but the feel of the streets as well as she walks from place to place.
The sound work is also wonderfully executed as we hear some pretty nice recordings of footfall in the streets, which are just balanced out well enough so as to not intrude on the narration.
Overall. A solid episode, which does a fair bit of heavy lifting to build things up for next week.
- Incidental Music9.3