A while ago, Kilgrave attended a poker game and enthralled the other participants to allow him to win; the resultant pot made him a millionaire. Kilgrave researches the price of a new residence to conquer, having a whole restaurant be quiet so he could read, and comes upon one worth $600,000. Arriving there with a duffle bag filled with money, he convinces, without using his power, the residents of the house to leave within 36 hours by paying them twice the house's worth and having them sign legitimate paperwork.
As Jessica Jones and Malcolm Ducasse contemplate a new plan to capture Kilgrave, Luke Cage knocks on her door and wants to hire Jones to find Antoine Grier, a young man who disappeared after he was given money by his sister Serena to pay off his debt to loan shark Len Sirkes; Cage attempted to find Grier on his own but was unsuccessful. Though the tension between the two was high, to the point of her recommending another detective, Jones took the case nonetheless.
After searching Antoine Grier's Apartment for clues, the two are approached by Sirkes; Sirkes agrees to keep his distance so that he can get his money upon the discovery of the young man.
Jones receives a phone call from Jeri Hogarth that Hope Shlottman has been hospitalized. Visiting Shlottman, Jones learns that Shlottman is pregnant as a result of Kilgrave's rape, and that she hired another inmate to assault her in hopes that it would cause a miscarriage. Jones tells Shlottman to allow her to handle her unwanted pregnancy. Shlottman gets an abortion-inducing pill from Jeri Hogarth, who bribes the nurse to gather the remnants of the fetus and send it to a facility for secret, investigative purposes.
Cage visits Jones at the Alias Investigations Office, after learning from Ducasse her past and struggles with Kilgrave, and asks her if he can make amends for whatever caused their breakup; Jones admits that he did nothing wrong. The two consummate their renewed relationship. Afterwards, Cage reveals that he is hunting for Grier because his sister promised that she would reveal Reva Connors' killer upon his return. Jones decides she must get to the Grier first.
A man with a Puerto Rican accent calls Jones, pretending to Grier, because Jones left a message on his phone saying that he was the winner of a contest; Cage knows that he is not Grier, but the two ask him to retrieve the package at a certain time and place. They follow Victor to an abandoned warehouse to see that it is being used as a marijuana greenhouse. Jones confronts Victor while Cage deals with his dogs and finds Grier; he planned to grow and sell enough weed to become financially independent and to repay his sister and Sirkes. Sirkes suddenly enters with thugs, praising Jones' abilities and requesting that she hand Grier to him; however, Jones refuses, as she needs Grier in order to obtain the information his sister has. A fight ensues, with Jones escapes with Grier while leaving Cage to deal with Sirkes and his men.
At Serena Grier's Apartment, Jones tries to convince her to give her the file with Connors' killer's name, although Cage arrives at that moment and obtains the file for himself. He reads that Charles Wallace, the bus driver convicted for her death that night, was actually drunk, and that his blood level toxicology reports were buried by his influential brother-in-law. Enraged, Cage decides to seek out Wallace and kill him.
In order to rehabilitate, Ducasse joins the Kilgrave Victim Support Group and tells them his testimony. Jones, after being tipped off by Grier that Cage was planning to murder Wallace, locates him at the bus stop his wife died at, witnessing him throwing Wallace, who is sincerely sorry for being drunk that night, through the bus' windshield. Jones allows Wallace to flee as she reveals to Cage that she was the one killed Connors. She tells Cage that his wife had information on Kilgrave and Jones was ordered to get it and kill Connors; the bus driver swerved to avoid the already dead woman. Cage is perplexed; he then insults Jones and leaves her in tears.
Kilgrave, now in possession of the home he bought, notices markers on the door frame and peels away the wallpaper to reveal a chart indicating Jones' growth throughout childhood, revealing that the home he purchased was Jones' childhood home, located on the very street Jones recants when troubled by her PTSD.
- Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
- Mike Colter as Luke Cage
- Erin Moriarty as Hope Shlottman
- Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse
- Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth
- David Tennant as Kilgrave
- Susie Abromeit as Pam
- Charleigh E. Parker as Sissy Garcia
- Parisa Fitz-Henley as Reva Connors
- Brett Azar as Len Sirkes
- Dante E. Clark as Antoine Grier
- Sean Weil as Charles Wallace
- Ari Stachel as Victor
- Jesmille Darbouze as Serena Grier
- Kevin Yamada as Mr. Lin
- Mike Houston as Harvey
- Danielle K. Thomas as Prison Nurse
- Alexis Wolfe as Dealer
- Jeremy Burnett as Player
- Paul Pryce as Donald
- Danielle Ferland as Clair
- Gillian Glasco as Emma
- Ryan Farrell as Jackson
- Lisa Emery as Louise Thompson
- Phil Cappadora as New Yorker (uncredited)
- Hans Marrero as Rough Guy #1 (uncredited)
- New York City, New York
- Caldwell, New Jersey
- Puerto Rico (mentioned)
- Xbox One (mentioned)
- Alias Investigations
- Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz
- Kilgrave Victim Support Group
- Hammond Labs (mentioned)
- Malcolm Ducasse does not believe that Elves exist.
- This is the only episode of Season 1 that Trish Walker does not appear in.
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