IN REVIEW: JESSICA JONES: PLAYING WITH FIRE – EPISODE 13 – Midnight Train

Baba ghanoush and a little help from friends––it’s a start.

Synopsis: Baba ghanoush and a little help from friends––it’s a start.

The Story

Having escaped from Selene and Shaw. Jessica and Sam take refuge at an underground station where they grab a bite to eat before they reunite with Matt Murdoch and Luke Cage. Jessica is furious and is keen to go after Selene, but needs to replenish her energy and recover from her various injuries first. As they meet with Matt and Luke we begin to get some idea of how long Selene has been feeding off of Meta-Human teenagers to retain her relative youth. But with Selene and Shaw having made a clean getaway. Jessica and her friends need a lead as to where Selene and Shaw may have fled too.

 

The Narration

Fryda Wolff continues to do a solid job of narrating the story and voicing the characters and does a brilliant job of voicing the anger and frustration that Jessica Jones is feeling. I also enjoyed the nuanced way in which she managed to voice Matt Murdoch, Luke Cage, and Foggy Nelson and pretty much give something unique to each of them.

 

Overall

This was a really solid chapter, which sees Jessica having to accept a little help from some friends, but also provided for some really nice moments such as the rather cute cultural exchange between Sam and the lady who owned the restaurant where she and Jessica were eating. This is both representatives of what a cultural melting pot New York is, but also a reminder that different cultures and people most likely have a lot more in common than not.

Written by Vita Ayala, who has done some brilliant comic book work in recent years for Dynamite Comics on Xena Warrior Princess and the more recent James Bond books. This chapter brings things together nicely and begins to work toward Jessica and her friends finding some resolution to the mysterious death of the young teenager Jamie.

Overall. Great stuff. I look forward to hearing what happens in next week’s chapter.

9.6
JESSICA JONES: PLAYING WITH FIRE – EPISODE 13 - Midnight Train
  • Story
    9.6
  • Narration
    10
  • Incidental Music
    9.2

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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