Years ago, Jessica Jones awakened from her coma after the car accident that killed her parents and her brother to learn of their deaths by overhearing a conversation between her school mate Trish Walker and her mother Dorothy who wanted to adopt her for promotional reasons.
Sometime after she went home with the Walkers, Jones discovered that she has super strength by breaking and lifting a 150 pound marble sink over her head. Trish discovered the feat also, but asked Jones not to reveal this to Dorothy or her mother would exploit her powers.
One day, Dorothy was forcing Trish to vomit, insulting her weight, when Jones entered and forcibly separated the two, pushing Dorothy with her enhanced strength. Dorothy, through this, discovered Jones had powers, but Jones warned her adopted mother to leave Trish be and not to get on her bad side.
Presently, Jones, after coaching the others on what to say to the New York City Police Department about the suicide of Hope Shlottman, gets picked up by Walker who sympathizes with Jones' plan to trade Albert Thompson for Shlottman's safety, but Jones believes that Thompson is dead, so she and Walker check Riverbank Medical Center to see if his corpse is in the morgue, to get clues to the whereabouts of Kilgrave. When that fails, Walker warns Jones of the effects of the human body without sleep. Though Jones says that she is going home, she spends the night checking other hospital morgues for Thompson. Exhaustion overtakes Jones, but, instead of resting, when she sees a man in a purple suit, she chases him and gets hit by a truck. Jones recovers quickly, to the onlookers' amazement, and leaves the scene.
Meanwhile, Walker interviews Diane Masagi on her talk show as Will Simpson enters WNEX Station; he wishes to apologise to Walker for his inappropriate behavior, blaming Doctor Kozlov and the pills he took for his rapid recovery. He also asks the location of Jones, saying that he would like to apologize to her personally; Walker does not give her location, but meets with her adopted sister at her apartment to help her with her hurt ribs, convincing her to get some sleep. Jones, though, gets a text from Maury Tuttlebaum, telling her that another body had arrived and she goes to investigate.
Arriving after Tuttlebaum had left for the night, Jones is forced to break into the morgue and discovers the body of Oscar Clemons and that the Decommissioned CDC Facility was burnt down. She tells Walker, who goes to meet her, but Walker discovers Simpson sitting outside her apartment. As he argues with Walker about getting the location of Jones, two of Kozlov's men appear, demanding Simpson to accompany them. Simpson takes two red pills, then kills the men in front of Walker with point-blank headshots. He then drags them into Walker's apartment and locks Walker in her safe room.
Simpson calls Jones, telling her that he wants to kill Kilgrave and will meet her at the Alias Investigations Office to reveal where he is. When Simpson arrives at Jones' apartment, he draws his gun to kill the detective when she answers the door, but decides to sheathe his weapon when neighbors enter the hallway. Jones invites Simpson inside, but when she asks about Walker, Simpson lies, saying that he convinced her to stay behind and away from harm. Jones tells Simpson about the death of Clemons; when Simpson is not surprised, she surmises the truth that Simpson killed him. Before Simpson can kill her, Jones begins a battle with the drug-enhanced man. Simpson justifies his attempt to kill Jones by saying that she is protecting Kilgrave, not trying to eliminate him. The pain Jones has in her ribs slows her fighting skills; when Simpson goes for the kill, Walker arrives and uses a fire extinguisher against her ex-boyfriend.
The two lock themselves in the bathroom to temporarily avoid Simpson's advancements; Walker takes the Combat Enhancers she stole from Simpson days earlier and begins an attack. Simpson warns Walker that without the blue pills he has to counter the high of the red pills, she will die, but Walker continues her assault. Jones helps and destroys her refrigerator, knocking Simpson unconscious.
The pills, however, have an adverse effect on Walker and she cannot breathe. Jones gives her CPR until an ambulance arrives. Walker is saved by an EMT who counters the stimulant in her.
While Jones and Walker are in the hospital, Kozlov arrives to Jones' destroyed apartment and retrieves Simpson; Ducasse only watches from afar, being discouraged at helping others after a conversation with Robyn.
Kilgrave texts Jones and tells her that he has met Luke Cage and, if she hurries, she can save him. When Jones arrives at Luke's, a massive explosion occurs; Jones, though, is reunited with the man she loves.
- Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
- Mike Colter as Luke Cage
- Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker
- Wil Traval as Officer Will Simpson
- Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse
- Colby Minifie as Robyn
- Ryan Farrell as Jackson
- Paul Pryce as Donald
- Rebecca De Mornay as Dorothy Walker
- Catherine Blades as Young Trish Walker
- Nichole Yannetty as Nicole
- Thomas Kopache as Doctor Kozlov
- Elizabeth Cappuccino as Young Jessica Jones
- P.J. Griffith as McManus
- Keilyn Durrel Jones as Male EMT
- Daniel Marcus as Maury Tuttlebaum
- Chester Jones III as Detective
- Kaira Klueber as Female Jogger
- Stewart Steinberg as Old Male Dog Owner
- Jinn S. Kim as Truck Driver
- Patricia R. Floyd as New Attendant
- Claire Brownell as Commando #1
- Berto Colon as Commando #2
- Chazz Menendez as Taxi Driver
- Victor Cuenca as Morgue Guy (uncredited)
- Luke Lesko as Fortner (uncredited)
- Unknown Actress as Diane Masagi
- New York City, New York
To be added
- Puppies (mentioned)
- People's Choice Awards
- Brian Jones
- Alisa Jones
- Phillip Jones
- Hope Shlottman
- Barbara Shlottman
- Bob Shlottman
- Albert Thompson
- Kelly Huang
- Oscar Clemons
To be added