Hope Shlottman, under the thrall of Kilgrave, murdered her parents after she was found and rescued by Jessica Jones; she was subsequently arrested and sent to the Northeastern Correctional Facility to await trial. Jones asked Jeri Hogarth of Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz to represent the young lady, but Hogarth was hesitant because she did not want her winning record tarnished by using the defense of "telepathic cohesion", especially since public opinion was that Shlottman was just another psychopath blaming another for her crimes.
Jones' adopted sister Trish Walker knew that "telepathic cohesion" was real because she helped Jones get counseling after her experiences with Kilgrave. Walker suggested to Jones that she wanted to interview Shlottman on her talk show Trish Talk so that the public could hear Shlottman tell her side of the story. Jones, Hogarth, and Shlottman all agreed to the interview.
During the interview, Shlottman told her story, but afterwards, Hogarth, on the air, made Shlottman seem like she was insane. Walker decided to express her opinion that "telepathic cohesion" was real, citing the existence of the Avengers as evidence that anything was possible. During Walker's speech she began to insult Kilgrave, calling him a coward; Jones was dismayed, because she knew the powerful mind-controller was listening.
Kilgrave was listening and called the radio station, boldly asking Walker why she was insulting him, knowing how powerful he was. This caused Walker and Jones to quickly leave the station to protect Walker from harm. As they exited, Walker was approached by a fan of hers who wanted an autograph; Jones attacked the fan before she realized that he was not sent by Kilgrave.
Simpson arrived at Walkers apartment under the guise that he was there to bring her in for questioning after she had attacked the fan who was apparently pressing charges against her. After some hesitatants Walker opened the door only for Simpson to attack. Trish attempted to fight him off but Simpson overpowered her and proceeded to try and choke her to death.
Fortunately Jessica Jones arrived through the window and proceeded to temporarily subdue Simpson by throwing him against the wall knocking him out temporarily. To stop him from attacking Trish and seeing an opportunity to find Kilgrave, Jones injected Walker with a sedative knocking her unconscious. When Simpson awoke and saw Trish assumed corpse he was convinced that he had accomplished his mission and proceeded to report back to Kilgrave with Jessica following him.
The interview caused people who heard it and were victims of Kilgrave to come together at the Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz Office; they became the Kilgrave Victim Support Group to discuss their assault and attempt to overcome it.
Walker went on the air of her talk show and publicly apologized to Kilgrave for her insults, hoping that that would stop Kilgrave from sending people to kill her. Kilgrave sent an enthralled kid to Jessica Jones to tell her that he heard the apology and Walker was no longer on his hit-list.
Will Simpson thought that he had surely killed Trish Walker and attempted to break into her apartment to find her body. Jones and Walker showed Simpson that she had survived; eventually, Walker and Simpson became lovers.
Simpson decided that he wanted to help to capture Kilgrave. Jones did not want his assistance, but Walker convinced her otherwise.
- ↑ In AKA Ladies Night, Walker states, "It's been a year, Jess. You saw [Kilgrave] die." In AKA Crush Syndrome, it is definitively shown that date for the bus crash was "January 20, 2014," "a year ago." This places Jessica Jones: Season 1 firmly in 2015.
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 1.01: AKA Ladies Night
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 1.02: AKA Crush Syndrome
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 1.03: AKA It's Called Whiskey
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 1.04: AKA 99 Friends
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 1.05: AKA The Sandwich Saved Me