|For other uses, see Jessica Jones (disambiguation)|
- "They say everyone's born a hero. But if you let it, life will push you over the line until you're the villain. Problem is, you don't always know that you've crossed that line. Maybe it's enough that the world thinks I'm a hero. Maybe if I work long and hard, maybe I can fool myself."
- ―Jessica Jones
Jessica Campbell Jones is a private investigator from New York City. After becoming orphaned at a young age, Jones was taken in by Dorothy Walker, and developed a deep friendship bond with her adoptive sister, Trish. Shortly after being adopted, Jones discovered she possessed superhuman abilities due to the fatal car crash that took the lives of her parents and eventually decided to pursue a career as a superhero. However, a fateful encounter with Kilgrave, a vicious man with mind controlling powers, derailed her superhero career and she spent a torturous tenure as Kilgrave's sex slave before finally breaking free of his control. The experience left Jones suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, prompting her to hang up her secret identity and open her own detective agency.
Trying to remain an average person and keep a low profile, she would take on minor cases for cash, while caught in a spiral of despair and destructive behavior. However, the return of Kilgrave and the victims he left in his wake on her behalf forced her to put aside her trauma and stop him. Jones had multiple grueling encounters with Kilgrave, but with the help of Walker, Jeri Hogarth, Claire Temple and fellow superhuman Luke Cage, Jones finally killed the maniac, conquering her demons and prompting her to continue her superhero career.
A year later, Jessica received a case which ended when her client's husband was driven to suicide by the Hand, prompting her to continue the investigation and her being recruited by Stick to join fellow vigilantes, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil, to destroy the Hand, ending with the apparent sacrifice of Daredevil. With her victory over both Kilgrave and the Hand, Jessica was held in considerably notoriety by the New York community and her detective business' success skyrocketed. However, her life took another unexpectedly dark turn when she began investigating IGH, the organization responsible for giving her her abilities while she was comatose following the car crash. The investigating revealed to Jessica that her mother, Alisa Jones, was actually alive and had undergone experiments that gave her powers similar to her daughter's, but also left her dangerously unstable.
Death of her Family
- "It was groundbreaking genetic-editing technology. We were saving lives."
"By giving people powers?"
"No, the powers were a side effect. A rare interaction with certain DNA."
"You're damn right. You were brought back from the dead. Literally. You died on the table. Your body shut down. No one thought you'd make it. It was a miracle."
- ―Alisa Jones and Jessica Jones
The only daughter of Brian and Alisa Jones, Jessica Jones often spent most of her time alone in her room and getting annoyed at overly nosy neighbors like Elizabeth De Luca. Although her younger brother Phillip would often annoy her, Jones was incredibly protective of him, whom she described as a great kid. Tragically, Jones became an orphan when she lost her parents and brother in a car accident which she inadvertently caused, tainting her with grief and regret for years to come.
While recovering in the hospital where she had fallen into a coma, Jones was adopted by talent agent Dorothy Walker as a publicity stunt to promote her daughter Patsy's television show. As Jones began to wake up from her coma while lying in bed, she overheard the Walkers discussing the death of her parents. This being the first time Jessica had learned of their death, she begins crying as the Walkers realized their mistake. Unbeknownst to her, IGH paid off Jessica's hospital bills. They also erased 17 days out of Jessica's time in the hospital to cover up how she was experimented with gene editing therapy, that would eventually cause Jessica to develop enhanced physical abilities, such as strength, mobility, and resilience, as well as a limited form of flight.
Living with the Walkers
As they prepared to leave Jones' family home where she had grown up, Dorothy Walker refused to allow her to search for her journal which she had lost. Much to Jones' annoyance, Walker proved to be very forceful and would often push Jones to say please and thank you to the point of rude judgment. As Jones sat in the car, she noticed that Trish Walker had bruises on her neck which were inflicted by her mother.
While living in the Walker residence, Jones would often overhear the Walkers having huge arguments about their daughter's television show. During one of these arguments, Jones locked herself in the bathroom and accidentally broke the sink made out of marble. Shocked by her own strength, Jones discovers that she could also lift the heavy sink above her head with one hand. She was spotted by Trish Walker, who was shocked at her incredible strength, but the pair agreed to keep each others' secrets from the world.
However, when Jones witnessed Dorothy Walker forcing her daughter to vomit in the toilet in order to lose weight, Jones lost her temper. She grabbed her adopted mother and, with an incredible feat of strength, threw her across the room to protect her new sister. Dorothy ran downstairs while Jones helped Trish back to her feet and the pair struck up a friendship which would last for decades. Although Trish often pushed Jones to use her gifts for good, Jones preferred to keep them a secret.
Relationship with Stirling Adams
- "You're my only family now. I gotta protect that."
- ―Jessica Jones to Stirling Adams
Jones enrolled in college, paid by Trish Walker against Jones' desires. However, she eventually dropped out and moved in with a bartender named Stirling Adams, who hoped to open his own place called "Club Alias", while Jones used her strength for the occasional shoplifting, including her signature leather jacket, and stealing from automatic teller machines to support herself. Over the next month, she started to drift apart from Walker as she continued to abuse alcohol and drugs, helped by her sister continuing in the artistic life by attempting to become a singer. After Stirling wound up murdered by someone who repeatedly bashed his head against a wall, Jones decided to go after Walker, and found her about to have sex with a drug dealer before Jones beat the guy up.
- "This job was sucking my brains out through the air vent."
"You're bored because you're overqualified for all these crappy jobs."
"Yet I'm uniquely unqualified for anything else."
- ―Jessica Jones and Trish Walker
Jones began working at an office job within New York City for a few weeks and despised it. When her boss continued to discredit her work and make sexist remarks towards her, Jones used her detective skills to then blackmail her fraud-committing boss into giving her six months severance and a glowing recommendation for her next job. As she was leaving, the boss insulted her, and in the process mentioned her parents. Out of rage, she knocked over the many filing cabinets and walked out of the door.
Later at the bar, Trish Walker tried to convince her to use her gifts to become a real superhero and protect innocent people, but Jones remained reluctant at the idea. As they were speaking a man came over and tried to flirt with Walker, noting he remembered her as a child star on "It's Patsy". When the man then made crude sexual jokes towards Walker, Jones challenged him to a strength competition, agreeing if she won he would buy all of their drinks and if he won she would have sex with him. Jones then wins the challenge and gets the money, while also forcing the man to apologize. Jones then uses the money to buy shots for everyone in the bar.
Jones gets another job, working at a cheap sandwich shop where she is forced to wear a large sandwich costume and hand out fliers to the uninterested bypassers. Clearly hating the job and feeling utterly humiliated by the stupid uniform, Jones put little effort into her work. However, while on the street, Jones witnessed a young girl run into the road and into the path of a taxi; Jones ran out and used her own strength to stop the taxi and saved the girl. Hearing the girl's gratitude and knowing she had made a difference had a big impact on Jones' mentality towards becoming a hero and saving more lives.
Back at Trish Walker's Apartment, Jones continued to be pushed about the idea of her becoming a superhero like the Avengers, with Walker even having mock-up costumes made and pitching the new moniker "Jewel" as her own superhero name; however, Jones only mocked the idea more and refused to get involved. When Walker put on the mask to show it off, Jones simply turned it around to prove how easy it was to be blinded, so Walker suggested she fight crime naked instead. In the back of Jones' mind, she did consider the idea and decided to help people whenever she could, but didn't intend to take on an alter ego to do so.
Living with Mental Torment
- "If you don't listen to me what is the point in having ears? Answer me!"
"To listen to someone else."
"You never appreciate anything I do for you. If you can't listen to me you don't need ears. Cut them off."
- ―Kilgrave and Jessica Jones
While walking one day, Jones came across Malcolm Ducasse about to be killed by muggers, whom she quickly overpowered in order to save him. This action was spotted by Kilgrave, who clapped enthusiastically, marveled at her powers. Using his own abilities, he enthralled her, and Jones immediately fell under Kilgrave's mind control powers, answering his questions and revealing her name. Kilgrave complimented her on her beauty before ordering her to join him for dinner, with she accepted due to his power.
Over the next few months Kilgrave kept Jones as his own prisoner, constantly using his powers to force her to spend time and have sex with him, which she always knew was rape despite Kilgrave believing it was a real relationship. When Trish Walker would call Jones to check that she was all right, Kilgrave ensured that Jones explained that everything was fine. Kilgrave would treat her to dinner, specifically at an Italian restaurant called Il Rosso, and use his vast wealth to stay in a five-star hotel; however, it would constantly be his powers keeping her there, not Jones' own free will.
It quickly became clear that Kilgrave's powers would only last twelve hours until he would need to give a new order. One day no order was given and Jones became free of him for a few short seconds, finally offering her a new chance to escape from his power. She considered jumping off the balcony and escaping, as she does that, Jones imagined a white horse below which was there to take her from Kilgrave, but before she could, Kilgrave ordered her to step down, putting her under his control again. When he questioned why she initially had not listened to him he decided to punish her by ordering her to cut off her own ear, which later was revealed by Jessica to have a scar where he forced her to self-harm. When she began to obey, Kilgrave changed his mind and hugged her.
Kilgrave becomes aware that Reva Connors was previously in possession of a hard-drive which he wished to gain ownership of for unknown reasons. With Jones by his side, Kilgrave put Connors under his power and discovers that she buried the hard-drive under concrete. Kilgrave orders Jones to uncover it and after hours of digging, which leads to her hands bleeding, Jones finds the hard-drive and gives it to Kilgrave.
Satisfied that he had gotten what he desired, Kilgrave and the women step outside the warehouse. Kilgrave orders Jones to handle Connors, which Jones obeys by mustering all of her strength and punching Connors in the chest, stopping her heart and killing her instantly. However, the trauma of committing murder horrified Jones so much that she walked away from Kilgrave, ignoring his commands, successfully breaking away from his control. As Kilgrave screamed at Jones to come back to him, a bus swerved to miss Connors' body and instead hit Kilgrave, seemingly killing him. 
Jones receives a death certificate which confirmed Kilgrave had been killed in the crash and returned to Trish Walker for comfort. However, the prolonged experience of being under Kilgrave's control left Jones suffering from PTSD and she gave up all hope of becoming a hero. Jones moved from Walker's apartment and found her own place, deciding to use her gifts to open Alias Investigations and earn a living investigating people, mainly men and women having affairs. Jones became addicted to whiskey and avoided human contact as much as possible, even from her own adoptive sister.
Working for Jeri Hogarth
- "The big part of the job is looking for the worst in people. Turns out I excel at that. Clients hire me to find dirt. And I find it, which shouldn't surprise them, but it does."
- ―Jessica Jones
During her time as private investigator Jones started to work on jobs for Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz. So far Jones had finished eight jobs that no one could deliver on. The way she handled these jobs got several people to complain about her to Hogarth, who ignored them and kept Jones her methods a secret. When Jeri Hogarth asked her to become the private investigator for their law office, Jones, who preferred to work as a freelancer, declined.
Jones was hired by a man to stalk his wife to see if she was cheating on him. She tracked the woman down and found her having sex with another man. When Jones showed her client the photos at her office, he began to get angry that his own wife was cheating on him with his brother. When he began to get violently aggressive, Jones tossed him through the door, breaking it and its window, still demanding her payment.
Visiting Turk Barrett
Jessica Jones was hired by a former lover of Turk Barrett to locate him and force him to give money in order to raise the child he had with her. When Barrett was attempting to get money from an old client, he was immediately ambushed by Daredevil. The brawl resulted in Barrett being brought to the hospital, where Jones found him. Once she had established what had happened, Jones took Barrett's wallet to give to her client and disconnected his IV before leaving.
A Loosened Pole
The next day Jones walked into the offices of Jeri Hogarth. Jones asked Hogarth for a case, with Hogarth pointing that she had already hired a company private investigator. Hogarth called Jones out on her many flaws, only for Jones to point out that she had solved every single case that none of the other private eyes could. Hogarth gave Jones the assignment of serving a subpoena to a Gregory Spheeris: an owner of numerous gentlemen clubs. One of Spheeris dancers apparently injured herself on a loosened pole. When Jones suspected she had an ulterior motive Hogarth admitted several of her other clients were interested in taking Spheeris property.
At her apartment, Jones contacted Spheeris secretary Magda Simms under the guise of Karen Accord, one of Simms' old friends. Simms revealed to Jones the location that Spheeris was meeting an associate. Jones later tried to get some rest but found herself unable to sleep. She took her camera and began spying on a man named Luke Cage. Jones spied on Cage and a woman he was with and watched as he and the woman went up to his apartment to have sex. When she dozed off she began to have a brief flashback of Kilgrave. She then proceeded to use the coping mechanism her therapist taught her.
Hope Shlottman's Case
The next day Jones wakes up hearing noise from her kitchen. Jones went to the kitchen only to find her neighbor Malcolm Ducasse there eating her peanut butter. As Jones went to escort him out she was confronted by a couple, Bob and Barbara Shlottman who were looking for their apparently missing daughter Hope. Barbara proceeded to explain how Hope was originally attending New York University on an athletic scholarship when she suddenly decided to "take a break", move out of her apartment and quit the track team. When the police said there was nothing they could do, someone recommended Jones.
Jones proceeded to accept their case. Later when they left Jones researched the Shlottmans to check their legitimacy. After confirming it she researched Hope and her numerous track accomplishments and noticed a friend in one of her pictures. Jessica tracked down the old roommate, who was furious at Shlottman for leaving and had since replaced her with a new roommate called Raj who insisted on filming everything. Mei revealed to Jessica that Shlottman was with a new boyfriend she met.
- "Do I look like I'm hiding? No, you want to know why? Because no one wants to know, they want to feel safe, they'd rather call you crazy than admit that I can lift this car or that I can melt your insides with my laser eyes, which won't leave a trace."
- ―Jessica Jones and Gregory Spheeris
Later Jones tracked down Gregory Spheeris. She originally tried to talk to him by asking for directions but when he rudely dismissed her and attempted to drive off, Jones resorted to picking up the car. Realizing she was another person with powers Spheeris became afraid and threatened to tell the world about her abilities. However Jones only pointed out that she was not really hiding and noted that no one would believe him before threatening to kill him with her "laser eyes". Spheeris proceeded to sign the subpoena.
Back at the Alias Investigations Office, Jones falls asleep at her desk when she suddenly has a nightmare about Kilgrave touching her and tormenting her. Mentally and emotionally unhinged from the horrifying nightmare, the now unnerved Jones then received a phone call from Jeri Hogarth who briefly chastised her about how she had actually threatened Gregory Spheeris with her " laser eyes" only with Jones pointing out that Spheeris was so idiotic he would believe anything he said. Hogarth accepted this, giving Jones what she had considered a compliment before hanging up.
Meeting Luke Cage
- "I don't flirt. But you do. Not for sport. It's got purpose. Like getting customers to drink more. Tip more."
"So what else ya got, Sherlock?"
"All right. A drunk spills on your shirt, pukes on your shoe, and you roll with it. But break or scratch something? He's toast."
- ―Jessica Jones and Luke Cage
Jones goes to Luke's and stood outside the window until she is confronted by Luke Cage himself who noticed that she comes around often but never steps inside. He then told her it was "ladies night" in which women get to drink for free. Jones noticed this was false only for Cage to say that it was now, noting that Jones' attractiveness and loneliness attracted customers and once again invited her inside.
Jones went inside and drank until the bar was almost closed as Roy Healy went home. She and Cage then proceeded to talk about their respective jobs, with Cage noting that his friend Pop would say that if she did not like her work she should find new work. Jones eventually told him she was a Private Investigator with Alias Investigations which seemed to make him uneasy. While Cage still did not tell have anything about his own life, he did begin noticing that she seemed to be flirting with him, which she denied claiming that she did not flirt.
The two eventually ended up having sex in Luke Cage's Apartment. When it seemed that Cage was about to harm Jones he advised they take it slow, although Jones insisted that he continue. When they were done Jones went to the bathroom where she noticed a picture of Reva Connors and remembered how she had been forced to murder Connors by Kilgrave years earlier. Unsettled by the revelation, Jones decided to leave quickly; grabbing her clothes as she apologized to Cage but gave no explanation, walking through New York City back to her own home to reflect upon her own actions which she hated.
The next morning, Jones was woken up by Barbara Shlottman who asked about her progress on Hope's case. Jones told her Hope made some recent purchases on her credit card which Barbara claimed that she only gave to Hope to use only if there was an emergency. Jones went to the places that Hope had used her credit card until she arrived at the same restaurant Kilgrave once took her. Horrified by the fact that he might be back, Jones questioned the manager and showed her a picture of Hope; the man recognized her and began to recount how her companion asked for a specific table and a specific dish which were all things Kilgrave ordered when he took Jones there.
Terrified by the fact that Kilgrave was back, Jones ran to her apartment and contacted Jeri Hogarth to ask for immediate payment, only for Jeri Hogarth to remind her that the money will take a few days to transfer to her account. Jones then went to Trish Walker; the two argued about Jones leaving her without calling to let her know she was alright. Jones then told Walker that Kilgrave was back. While Walker attempted to convince her to track down Kilgrave and save Shlottman, Jones was too afraid of the thought that Kilgrave might control her again. Walker gave up and went to go give Jones the money.
On the cab ride home, Jones had a change of heart and decided to go to the hotel that Kilgrave had taken her before. At the Plaza Hotel, she found Shlottman laying on a bed. Shlottman had been ordered by Kilgrave not to move and had been stuck in the bed for hours. With some difficulty, Jones managed to get Hope out the room. She then contacted her parents and told them to meet her at the Alias Investigations Office.
At the apartment, Jones comforted Shlottman and told her to tell herself that it was not her fault. Bob and Barbara Shlottman arrived and embraced their daughter, thanking Jones. Jones told them to get Hope as far away from New York City as possible. Jones then ordered a ticket on the next plane out of New York. As she left her apartment with her bags packed, she saw the Shlottmans in the elevator; however as the door closed, Jones noticed Hope pull out a gun.
Jones rushed to stop her but was too late. As she rushed down the stairs to the open elevator door she found Bob and Barbara dead with Hope looking at Jones and telling her to smile before snapping back to her senses to realize what she had done. Breaking down and crying, Jones left and called a taxi but soon realized that she had two choices: keep running or stay and fight Kilgrave. Jones chose the latter and returned to her apartment determined to stop Kilgrave from ruining anymore lives.
Jones was questioned by detective Oscar Clemons about Hope Shlottman murdering her parents. He then proceeded to ask her if she thought Shlottman was in her right mind when she murdered her parents and proceeded to ask how Shlottman obtained the gun. When Jones pointed out that someone could have possibly gave it to her the decective pulled out pictures of Luke Cage that she had taken. An angered Jones pointed out that the police went through her items without a warrant only for Clemons to point out that it was part of the crime scene. Jones claimed that the pictures were not part of the Shlottman case and that her clients would be displeased as they expected discretion and claimed that all of her legal work was up to date and that he could not charge her with anything. Jones then proceeded to leave the police station.
Jones later went to Luke's but saw that the police were already there showing him the pictures and questioning him. When they left Jones went inside. Luke proceeded to tell her the bar was closed and told her to explain why she took the pictures. Jones proceeded to tell him that she was hired by Gina's husband. Cage did not believe her claims he didn't get involved with married women, only for Jones to reveal that she takes her ring off before seeing him and that he could look the marriage certificate up himself. Cage then proceeded to tell her to stay away from him.
Jones went back to her apartment and proceeded to take a shower. While showering she wonders how Kilgrave survived. To find answers Jones started by going to Shlottman who was currently being held in custody. Jones proceeded to try and question her about the whereabouts of Kilgrave but Shlottman was seemingly despondent. Hope then asked her if she was a good jumper, noting that Kilgrave made her jump for hours on end but claimed that she was never as good as her. Shlottman proceeded to change the subject to her 12-year-old brother who was now effectively an orphan and all alone.
Jones told her that it was not her fault only for Shlottman claim that she’s right and that it was Jones fault for not making sure he was dead. Surmising that Kilgrave was mad and that his overall plan was to make her suffer Jones asks how she can find him. Shlottman then proceeded to become extremely disheveled claiming that Kilgrave will control her to if she found him. However Jones promised that she won’t let that happen. Shlottman then proceeded to suggest that Jones kill herself only for Jones to point out that she is the only one who could prove her innocence. As she left Jones proceeded to watch as Shlottman was forced to take medication.
Deciding to take another approach, Jones went Jeri Hogarth's office to try and convince her to take Shlottman’s case. Jones proceeded to tell her that Shlottman wasn’t in control of her actions only for Hogarth to compare it to drunk driving. Jones again asserted that Shlottman wasn't responsible but Hogarth pointed out that people won't believe brainwashing. When Hogarth made a humorous remark of Kilgrave's abilities, Jones proceeded to lose her temper pointing out to her, that the situation was very serious. Hogarth then proceeded to ask Jones how she will prove that mind control was indeed the leading cause in Hope murdering her parents only for joins to point out that her skills as a private investigator made her resourceful. Jones then told Hogarth that if she took the case she would owe her a favor.
On her way back home Jones was confronted by Trish Walker who had been following her. Walker claimed that she had been texting her; only for Jones to point out that her phone was dead. Walker told Jones that she was scared for her only for Jones to tell her not to having feelings and that she’s okay, but Walked insisted on helping and just asks for some of Jones' time. The two then went back to of Jones' apartment where Walker noticed the broken door. Walker claimed the apartment was nice but Jones quickly pointed out that she was only lying and actually thought it looked horrible.
Jones then proceeded to hive her back the money that she had gave her. Jones then caught Walker up to speed with the situation and explained to her that the accident didn’t kill him. Walker is more concerned about Jones mindset and points out the possibility of Kilgrave controlling her again only Jones to claim that she’ll risk death before letting that happen again. Walker pointed out that that is what she is afraid of and ask Jones move in. Jones points out all the risk and claims with Kilgrave alive no where is safe and there’s no way of knowing who is on her side. Jones then claimed that she is a threat and warned Walker to avoid her not wanting to risk losing her to Kilgrave. Walker then went to leave but before she left Jones told her that the sign had her private investigation title on it with Walker saying that she liked the name.
While going over the evidence Jones hears her neighbors upstairs arguing with it being so loud that she can't concentrate. Jones then went upstairs to tell them to stop, passing Malcolm Ducasse in the hallway. Jones knocked on the door, where her neighbor Ruben answered it. Jones told them to quiet down only for his sister Robyn to push in front of her brother and tells Jones to mind her own business. Jones then proceeded to pushe the door open, breaking the lock and grabbing Robyn by the neck, pushing her against the wall and lifting her off the ground. Jones proceeded to explain to them why she lived alone and told her that she did not care what they did as long as they did it privately.
Understanding Kilgrave's Survival
Returning to piecing everything together, Jones decided to head to the area where Kilgrave was hit by a bus. Finding out that the nearest hospital was Metro-General Hospital, only six blocks away, Jones snuck into an unauthorized area and stole a nurse's uniform. Succesfully sneaking inside, Jones could not figure out how to work the computer, so she asked for assistance. She proceeded to lie to the nurse saying that a doctor wanted her to retrieve a file for him on a John Doe. Unfortunately the John Doe that she was looking for is not listed on the day of the bus crash but Jones decided to print and copy the file anyway.
Back at her apartment, Jones saw that there were people in it and quickly attacked them, severely injuring one of them in the process. However it turned they were workers hired by Walker to fix her door. Jones then proceeded to call 911. Jones called Walker and told her that she was relentless; Walker however was expecting a little graditude pointing out that Kilgrave was still out and about. Jones told Walker to stay away and compared her to her mother. Walker pointed out the severity of the comment before being hung up on. Ruben then proceeded to confront Jones and apologize for the noise claiming that he was impressed with Jones for being able to calm Robyn down. Jones then looked at the hospital paper and realized that there were two ambulances dispatched.
Meeting Jack Denton
While on the subway Jones sat alone and had flashback of Kilgrave in the accident. Lost in the moment she got upset and punched the window, cracking it. Arriving at a small house she asked a woman in front if a man named Jack Denton lived there. Noting that he was the driver of the other ambulance but went missing at the accident scene. Pointing out that he was charged with stealing the ambulance even though it was returned. Jones assured her that if she could understand what happened she might be able to reverse the ruling and the woman took her inside.
Jones saw Jack who had had a stroke, which was not in his file but they think his body went into shock after he donated both his kidneys. His mother proceeded to explain he disappeared for three weeks and was found in an alley and that Someone donated the dialysis machine to them. Jones took note of the serial number in order to find out who leased it. Jack then tried to communicate with Jones by writing. Thinking he knew the location of Kilgrave Jones was shocked when he asked her to kill him. Unable to do it Jones proceeded to rip up the paper and leave as Jack cried while his mother attended to him. Jones called about the dialysis machine but no one could help her at the moment and insisted they call her back.
Finding the Doctor
Shortly after walking into her apartment there was a knock at the door. Jones was confronted by Gina who blamed Jones for her husband finding out about her affair with Luke Cage. Knowing that he didn’t hire her she theorizes that Jones hired herself because she was jealous and claimed that she had risked Luke's safety. Explaining that her husband Andre and his friends got drunk and planned on going down to Luke's bar to attack him.
Jones went to the bar where Andre and his friends confronted Cage. Cage tried to diffuse the situation but Andre and his friend attacked and Jones comes to his assistance. While working together to defeat the group Jones witnessed Andre try to stab Cage with a bottle only for it to not pierce his skin. Cage told him he was drunk, to go home to his wife and forget what he saw. After they left Cage offered shots to everyone and then asked Jones what happened. She pointed out the suggestion team work but Cage told her that what happened is bad for business and told her to leave.
The next day Jones phone rang waking her where she discovered the dialysis company called. She called them back got the name of the doctor leasing the machine: Dr. David Kurata and went to find him. Kurata was going over exam results with his small class of college students when he saw Jones enter the room and ran. Jones chased after him through another class until they end up in the basement. Kuata then asked if Kilgrave was with her. Jones asked why he would think that she was with Kilgrave only for Dr. Kurata to tell her that he had a picture of her and that he was obsessed. He then proceeded to tell her that only one of Kilgrave's kidneys was destroyed and that the other had started to breakdown due to "crush syndrome.
Kurata then explained how he told Kilgrave that it was possible to live with one kidney but that Kilgrave wanted to be made whole again and that any kidneys would do for a whether they’re a match or not. Kurata also revealed that during the entire surgery Kilgrave was awake. Deducing that Kilgrave was afraid to go sleep Jones asked why with Dr. Kurata explaining that surgical anesthesia is different and shuts down different functions of the brain. Realizing Kilgraves weakness Jones called Jeri Hogarth and ordered Dr. Kurata to tell her what happened from the beginning.
Learning of Luke Cage's Power
- "So just how unbreakable are you?"
"On a scale of "I don't know" to... "I'd rather not find out"?"
"So if I were to bite your finger with all of my considerable strength."
"Depends on how considerable. So don't go getting any ideas."
- ―Jessica Jones and Luke Cage
Back at her apartment Jones puts away her case file leaving out one index card with Sufentanil Propofol on it. She noticed a package leaning against a chair and opened it to discover her new “Alias Investigations” sign. Jones called Walker and the two agreed to get lunch. Jones then took a shower thinking that Kilgrave exploited her weakness that Jones cared about the well being of others and pointed out that now that she knew his weakness the battle had just begun.
Exiting the shower Jones found Cage in her apartment. When she asked what he was doing there Cage revealed what he had deduced from witnessing her fight and perform superhuman feat of strength, and proving he suspected she knew about him. He then picked up a sander, turned it on and pressed it to his abdomen where it was unable to cut his skin, firing off sparks as it was chipped away by the surface of his body. Cage then claimed Jones could not fix him because he was unbreakable.
Trish Walker's Mistake
Because of Hope Shlottman's incarceration, Trish Walker had invited her as a guest to speak on Trish Talk to question her about the existence of Kilgrave's mind control powers and her side of the story. Jeri Hogarth, and Shlottman were present for the interview in the correctional facility, while Jones stood with Walker at the radio station.
During the interview, Shlottman told her story, but afterwards, Hogarth, on the air, made Shlottman seem like she was insane and dismissed the possibility of Kilgrave's existence. Walker decided to express her opinion that "mind control" was real, citing the existence of the Avengers and the Battle of New York as evidence that anything was possible. During Walker's speech, she began to insult Kilgrave, calling him a coward; Jones was dismayed and panicked, because she knew that he would be listening.
Since Kilgrave was in fact listening to the broadcast, he called the radio station, boldly asking Walker why she was insulting him, knowing how powerful he was, saying that the "hypothetical" man can easily make her kill herself. This caused Walker and Jones to quickly leave the station to protect themselves from harm. As they exited, Walker was approached by a fan of hers who wanted an autograph; but a panicked Walker assaulted the fan before she knew his true intentions.
Will Simpson arrived at Trish Walker's Apartment under the guise that he was there to bring Trish Walker in for questioning after she had attacked the fan who was apparently pressing charges against her, however he was under Kilgrave's control and he was there to kill her. A hesitant Walker opened the door only for Simpson to attack. Walker 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 of the apartment and proceeded to temporarily subdue Simpson by throwing him against the wall knocking him out for a short while. To stop him from attacking Walker and seeking an opportunity to find Kilgrave, Jones injected Walker with a sedative knocking her unconscious. When Simpson awoke and saw Walker's assumed corpse, he was convinced that he had accomplished his mission and proceeded to report back to Kilgrave with Jessica following him.
Face to Face with Kilgrave
Jones managed to slip Trish Walker's phone inside Will Simpson's jacket and activated the tracker on the phone to follow Simpson. Jones followed him to a luxury house, owned by a small family, where Kilgrave was hiding. Jones overheard Simpson reporting to Kilgrave that he had executed Walker, and Jones was devastated by the outcome. Jones, who could see Kilgrave from the glass portion of the rooftop of the house, prepared to ambush Kilgrave and administer the sedative to capture him. Unfortunately, Kilgrave ordered Simpson to jump off the balcony and to his death. Not willing to let this happen, Jones had prevented Simpson from jumping, and forced him away from the edge of the balcony. However, Jones had lost the element of surprise, and for the first time in a year, looks into the eyes of the serial mind-controller.
After a momentary stare-down, Kilgrave warns Jones that Simpson was making another attempt to fall off the balcony. Jones immediately rendered Simpson unconscious, but this had proven to be the perfect diversion for Kilgrave to start making his escape. Kilgrave had also ordered the residents of the house to attack Jones, further hindering her pursuit of the madman. Despite Jones' failed attempt to reason with the attacking family, she was able to subdue them.
She then discovered a room in the house where there are hundreds of pictures of her in her daily life, which shows that Kilgrave has had her under constant surveillance. One picture in particular was a taunt to Jones from Kilgrave which stated "See You Later". As Simpson regained consciousness, Jones had convinced him that he followed Kilgrave's orders of jumping off the building by pretending to fall on a pile of garbage. Simpson expressed confusion as well as horror believing that he had killed Walker despite Jones trying to inform him that he killed no one. Jones had advised Simpson to forget everything that had just happened before leaving him.
Kilgrave's SpyThe evening after losing Kilgrave, Jessica went to Luke Cage's apartment. Cage immediately noticed the cuts and scrapes on Jones' face and invited her inside. Jones, however, refused and decided to break up with Cage stating that she had too much business to handle to be involved with Cage or anyone. Despite Cage suspecting that Jones' decision has something to do with his deceased wife, he responded by telling Jones to do what she had to do before retreating back to his apartment.
After leaving Cage's apartment, Jones notices that one of the photographs that Kilgrave was in possession of showed an image of her on the fire escape the night that she had photographed the affair between Cage and Gina. This led Jones to deduce that all of the photos that Kilgrave had possessed was produced by someone spying for Kilgrave.
A New Client
The following day, Jones attempted to find out who the spy could possibly be. Before she could proceed any further with her investigation, she was summoned back to her office by a new client named Audrey Eastman, whose divorce lawyer under Hogarth referred Jones to her. Eastman claimed that she and her husband were in the process of getting a divorce and wanted Jones to take photographs of her husband and his mistress in a promiscuous act as leverage for their divorce proceedings. Due to Eastman's anxious and odd behavior, Jones grew suspicious of her and believed in the possibility that she might be Kilgraved. Never-the-less, she took on Eastman's case.
Jones had later received a frantic call from Walker stating that the same officer who attacked her before was trying to break into her apartment. Jones immediately went to Walker's apartment and saw through Walker's surveillance camera that Simpson is in a state of guilt believing that he murdered Walker. Jones and Walker greeted Simpson at the door, confirming that Walker was alive. Jones revealed to Simpson that she had Walker sedated to make Simpson believe that he killed her. Simpson expressed an intense need to go after Kilgrave, but Jones refused to allow him to become involved in handling Kilgrave. Still worried for her best friend, Jones had arranged for Walker to publicly apologize for her harsh criticisms of Kilgrave to which Walker herself had reluctantly obliged in doing.
Jones had decided to follow Audrey Eastman in making sure she was not under Kilgrave's control. She even went as far as questioning Hogarth if Eastman is a legitimate client of Tobey. Not knowing for sure of Eastman's motives, if any, Jones had spent much of the day watching Eastman from afar. During this time, she notices a police surveillance camera posted on the sidewalk, and opted to actually ask for Simpson's help in tracking down the spy for Kilgrave to which he agreed.
During the continuation in following Audrey Eastman, Jones tracked her to an abandoned building. To Jones' surprise, Eastman was using the facility as means for target practice with a concealed gun. At this point, Jones concludes if Eastman was under Kilgrave's control, the latter would no longer be under his influence given the amount of time that has expired, therefore, she's planning to use the weapon for another purpose.
More Kilgrave Victims
Jones visited Hogarth at her firm where a meeting was about to take place among people who claimed to be under Kilgrave's control. Hogarth, who is in a bitter break-up with her wife Wendy, wanted Jones to dig up some dirt on Wendy as a leg-up for their pending divorce, reminding Jones of her promise of owing a favor to Hogarth.
Jones, along with Hogarth, had heard the statements made by the potential Kilgrave victims. Only a few of the statements stood out to Jones as one female victim described how Kilgrave would not allow her to stop smiling, while a male victim described how Kilgrave had forced him to hand over an expensive jacket. At the end of the meeting with the victims, Hogarth expresses an interest in Kilgrave's abilities stating the usefulness of his gifts, much to Jones' protest, who punches Hogarth's glass door out of anger and frustration.Later into the evening, Jones was greeted by Simpson, who provided Jones with the police surveillance footage needed to track Kilgrave's spy. While entering Jones' apartment complex, Simpson notices Ducasse loitering and proceeded to aggressively question him. Jones quickly diffused the situation citing Ducasse as an addict, and in turn Simpson apologized for his paranoid behavior. Jones advised Simpson to join the meeting of Kilgrave victims to help him cope with his recent experiences. Simpson left, not wanting to take Jones' offer for help. The next day, Jones was confronted by an eight-year-old girl named Chanise who was under Kilgrave's control. The girl stated that Kilgrave liked Trish Walker's apology over the radio, thus ensured Walker's safety for the time being. She had also scold Jones for leaving Kilgrave to die the night of the bus crash. Jones, already at her breaking point from constant torment by Kilgrave, tried to interrogate the girl on the latter's whereabouts, only for the girl's mother to intervene and warn Jones to stay away from her daughter.
- "You think you're the only ones who lost people? You think you're the only ones with pain? You think you can take your shit and dump it on me? You don't get to do that! So you take your goddamn pain and you live with it, asshole! You lost your parents? Welcome to the goddamn club! I lost mine in some random accident!"
- ―Jessica Jones to Audrey Eastman
Jones continued her investigation with the Eastman case, by following Carlo Eastman to an apartment building in order to gather evidence of his infidelity. After Carlo enters the building, Jones flies up to the level where Carlo was to meet his mistress. Jones witnessed Carlo in bed with another woman, and at the same time, received a phone call from Audrey Eastman. Jones immediately noticed that something was not right, as she saw Carlo was still in full clothing and that Audrey questioned Jones about her husband, with Jones finding the phone call and Audrey's timing to be too coincidental. As Jones disconnected the call to Eastman, she could hear the latter's voice coming from the room where Carlo had supposedly been with his mistress. Realizing she has been set up, Jones confronted both Eastmans.Audrey Eastman, armed with her gun, threatened to shoot Jones, as Carlo tries to persuade his wife not cause any harm. Jones issues a threat of her own to Eastman, claiming to be bullet-proof. Eastman quickly tested the latter's claim by shooting her on her shoulder, causing a painful yet minor injury. Eastman dismisses the idea of Jones being bullet-proof as well as having laser-eyes, thus revealing that Eastman is an acquaintance of Gregory Spheeris and his wife. Eastman also reveals that she is on a crusade against people with “gifted” abilities due to the death of her mother as a result of “The Incident”, comparing Jones to the Avengers whom she blames for her mother's death. Despite Jones telling Eastman that she had nothing to do with the incident or was not even present during the event, Eastman declares that killing Jones is a “preventative measure for next time”.
Jones manages to lift the plastic setting beneath Eastman, forcing her to lose her balance and relinquish her firearm. As Carlo tried to gain control of the weapon, Jones pushed him aside and took the gun before effectively disposing it. In a state of rage, Jones had began tearing the room apart forcing the Eastman's to take refuge in a corner, fearing for their safety. Jones had expressed that Eastman is not the only person who had lost loved ones as Jones' family were killed in a car accident, but does not pursue those who are not responsible, including reckless drivers, and demanded that the Eastman's keep their aggression to themselves. Jones then deceived the Eastmans into believing that she has 99 friends who are also gifted and that they, as well as the police, will know what the Eastmans had tried to do unless they leave New York for good. Jones leaves the terrified Eastman's with Carlo wanting an official divorce from his wife.
Identity of the Spy
After closing out the Eastman case, Jones had recovered from her bullet wound and prepared to join a new meeting of "Kilgraved" victims which took place in a small dining restaurant. As she made her way to the entrance, she received a call from Hogarth, who notified Jones that she had sent more surviving victims to attend the meeting. Hogarth also berated Jones for damaging her property via her glass door, after their last meeting, but Jones quickly dismissed Hogarth's complaints before settling in to attend the meeting of the new victims.
During the Kilgrave victim's group therapy, a man had revealed that he became Kilgrave's chauffer after he was forced to abandon his son on a sidewalk, and for an entire week, drove Kilgrave where he needed to go regularly. Jones had quickly questioned the man, asking if he witnessed anyone deliver photographs to Kilgrave recently, in which the man confirms that Kilgrave would meet the same person at the same location everyday at 10 a.m. to deliver pictures to Kilgrave. After learning the description of the mysterious person of interest, Jones returned to her office and pulled up the NYPD surveillance. After hours of research, Jones notice that she was being followed by a man based on the description that was given to her earlier. To her shock, Jones discovered that the person who fits the description looks a great deal like her next door neighbor, Malcolm Ducasse. After breaking into Ducasse's apartment, Jones finds a printer that contains photographed images of her, confirming that Ducasse was indeed Kilgrave's spy.
Jones and Malcolm Ducasse got together to figure out a new plan to capture Kilgrave, when they heard a knock on the door; it was Luke Cage, who was seeking Jones to help him finds boy named Antoine Grier, who disappeared when he was given money by his sister, Serena, to pay off his debt. Cage went as far as to pay her money, but Ducasse, who did not trust Cage, threatened him, believing to be a thrall for Kilgrave. Cage admitted to Jones that he tried to find Grier on his own, but with no success.
Jones declined, at first, suggesting another detective, Angela del Toro. However, Cage stated that he needed the job to be done fast. Jones, eventually, took the case. Jones tried her best to give back his money, stating that she owed him a favor, however, Cage insisted that she should take it, due to he was not asking for a favor. With that, she asked him to text her information, to search for clues in Grier's home, the next day.
Then, Jones received a call from Jeri Hogarth. Jones mocked Hogarth, wondering if this was a booty call. Jones noted that she still hasn't found anything on Wendy Ross-Hogarth, yet. Hogarth demanded that she kept looking, then revealed that Hope Shlottman was brutally beaten up by another inmate, causing Jones to curse in frustration.
The next morning, Jones met Hogarth outside the Northeastern Correctional Facility, who explained to Jones that Kilgrave did not enthrall the inmate. She explained that she found out, by bribing a guard, that an inmate named Sissy Garcia was responsible and revealed that Shlottman was refusing to speak about the situation. Jones began to intervene, but Hogarth, out of frustration, told Jones that this case was getting too expensive. However, Jones left to deal with Shlottman's predicament herself, as Shlottman's refusal to accuse Garcia could easily warrant more attacks on her, again.
Jones visited the prison to meet her attacker, Sissy Garcia. Garcia did not know what she wanted, but she stated that she would not talk unless she bought her food from the vending machine. Jones gave her a few bills and as Garcia was deciding what snack she wanted, Jones grabbed her from behind and slammed her into the machine, demanding that she leaves Shlottman alone. However, Garcia revealed that she did nothing wrong and that she was paid to do so. Jones, confused, released Garcia from her grip and left.
Jones visited Shlottman in the infirmary, asking if her hired attack was for repentance for her parents' deaths. However, Shlottman revealed to Jones about her pregnancy, due to Kilgrave's rape, and her hatred for the unborn child, referring to the fetus as a tumor. She was hoping that her attack would create a miscarriage. Jones suggested that she should handle her unwanted pregnancy.
Jones arrived at Grier's Apartment late, meeting Cage inside. They began to find any clues to his disappearance, but with no success. However, Jones was quick to point out that Grier was not kidnapped, as his toothbrush was missing. After searching through his trash, he found out that Grier liked to enter contests. So she called his number, leaving a message claiming that he won an XBox One; Cage was amused by Jones' ruse.
As they left, the two are approached by Grier's Loan Shark, Len Sirkes, with Jones believing they were controlled by Kilgrave, at first. Stokes revealed that he was searching for him, as well, and that he had not kidnapped him. Much to Jones' protest, Cage thought up a deal, where they band together and try to find him. The deal was made official and Sirkes left, much to Jones' displeasure. Cage, then, offered Jones a ride home on his motorcycle, noting she had to wear a helmet as it was the law. Later, when she got home, Cage asked what was the next step to find Grier, then Jones stated that she would search for more information online and would call if she found anything.
Later, at Alias Investigations, Cage visited Jones, having learned about her tragic past with Kilgrave from Ducasse; he, then, asked her if there was any way he can fix their breakup; Jones, however, stated that he did nothing wrong, stating that she was a piece of shit, Cage, however, denied what she said.
The two, then, got back together as a couple, as they consummated. The next morning, Cage, after watching Jessica Jones in her sleep, asked whether she would be facing Kilgrave. Jones stated that she had to. During the conversation, Jones received a call from a man with a Puerto Rican accent, who asked about the X-Box One. Cage noted that it couldn't be Grier and Jones was quick to ask to meet at a certain address. Cage, then, revealed the reason that he is searching for Grier was because Serena promised that she would reveal the person responsible for his wife's death. Jones, frantic, decides she must be the one to get to the Griers first.
Jones met up with Cage at the address, as they looked for the man claiming to be Grier. Soon, they spotted Victor storming out and followed him, once he got into a taxi. They tracked him down to an abandoned warehouse and Jones entered by ripping off the lock. As they got into the room, they were met by stocks of marijuana plants. They began to explore more of the warehouse, until they were confronted by Victor's dogs, Myers and Krueger. Cage volunteered to calm the dogs down while Jones looked for Grier. Jones left, fighting off Victor and retrieving Grier, gragging him out.
Grier revealed that he planned to grow enough weed to become financially independent and able to repay his sister and Sirkes. Then, Sirkes suddenly entered with his thugs, demanding Grier. Jones refused to hand him over, stating that Sirkes could have Grier's stockpile of marijuana in exchange for Grier's life. Sirkes, however, stated the deal was non-negotiable.
Sirkes' commanded his men to attack Jones, but she subdued them and proved to be stronger than they had anticipated. Cage, then, showed up and joined the fight, easily knocking out Sirkes' men. He reassured that he did not harm the dogs. Jones protected Grier, while Cage fought Sirkes one on one. He, then, got put in a headlock and was hit repeatedly in the chest by Sirkes' men. Jones took the opportunity to run and return Grier back to his house, as Cage watched her leave in disappointment.
Revealing the Truth to Luke
At Serena Grier's Apartment, Jones returned Antoine Grier to her sister and tried to convince Serena to give her the file with information of Reva Connors' killer. However, Cage arrived first, having received the information. He read that a bus driver, named Charles Wallace was the bus driver that got drunk, due to alcoholism, and ran over Connors. Distraught, Cage left the apartment, with Jones partially relieved. Grier, then, stated that she did a horrible thing in revealing that information to Cage, for he planned to kill Wallace; frantic, Jones ran out to meet with Cage.
Jones finally found him, as he threw Wallace from the bus windshield. Jones then revealed that Wallace did not kill Connors, as she allowed the scared bus driver to escape, and that she did while under Kilgrave's enthrallment. Jones was pinned by an enraged Cage, telling her to shut up, but she revealed the details of her death; having hit her so hard that her heart stopped and the bus driver swerved to avoid the already dead woman. Cage hit the bus, making a huge dent. He, then, asked why she slept, having known the truth; Jones did not answer and Cage told her that she was right, she was a piece of shit. He walked away from her, leaving Jones in tears. 
Jones, later, becomes a drunken mess, as she searches for Ross-Hogarth at Thompson Square Free Clinic to force her to sign divorce papers. However, she found the physician leaving for the subway to go home and Jones, still intoxicated, threatened her by hanging her over the tracks while a train begins moving forward. However, Jones, through her intoxicated state, dropped Ross-Hogarth onto the tracks; frantic, Jones followed and threw her back. Before she could get back to the station herself, Jones stared at the oncoming train and contemplated suicide. However, she comes to her senses and jumps out the way.
Returning home to get some sleep, Jones is found in the elevator by Malcolm Ducasse, who is sobering up, and helped into her apartment. Ducasse talked about his new life, but Jones retorted that sobriety sucks, much to Ducasse's protest. They finally went into her room and she landed into her bed.
However, Jones turned into her side and found the body of Ruben, who had slashed his throats with a knife. Jones leapt out of bed in shock and Ducasse followed, equally surprised. At this moment, Jones had enough of Kilgrave's murders for his obsession of revenge, she decides the best thing to do to keep others safe is to simply remove herself from the equation by having herself locked into Supermax prison; another benefit would be if Kilgrave comes to retrieve her, there would be video footage of his use of his power.
Before she even goes through with it, Jones decides to go on a farewell tour all around New York City. She met up with Jeri Hogarth and Pam, who attended a trial at the New York State Supreme Court Building. Jones explained her plan and Hogarth, happily to comply, explained to her that only "top shelf perverts" are admitted to Supermax; in order to be able to get inside, she would have to commit a hideous crime beyond comprehension. Jones kept that in mind and walked away.
Next, Jones, who plucked up the courage, went to Luke's to talk to Luke Cage, but she only found Roy Healy, who was taking over the bar and restocking the liquor while Cage took some time off. Jones stated she had a message for Cage, but Healy assumed that she wanted to tell him she loved him, wanted him back or that she was having his baby. Healy stated he has heard it from all the girls and advised her to just move on, stating that Cage would not miss her. Healy, then, revealed to Jones was that the only woman that he ever missed was his wife, Reva Connors.
Jones denied about loving Cage and asked Healy to tell Cage that she will punish the right people for what they have done and that she did not expect forgiveness from him. Before she left, Healy suggested that when a bridge burns, she has to learn to swim or fly, something he himself found as a hilarious remark.
Jones visited her adoptive mother, Dorothy Walker, who was interviewing prospective clients at the Stars & Tykes Talent Agency. Jones insulted her parenting in the past, noting her abuse, and warned her to respect Walker's wishes, threatening that if the agreement is broken, not even a prison would be enough to get away from her. As Jones left her office, Dorothy admitted that taking her in was a mistake, to which she replied "Thanks, Mom."
As Jones left and walked the street, she decided to get one final view of New York City before she was sent away. She arrived to her apartment, but the body of Ruben was gone. Jones found Walker in her office, having cleaned up the rest of the blood. She told Walker that she had been trying to contact her and was surprised that she was there. Walker tried talking Jones out of her plan to evade Kilgrave by getting imprisoned in a Supermax, but Jones still felt afraid of what Kilgrave could do and asked where Ducasse was. She ran out and found out that Ducasse threw the body in the Hudson River. Annoyed, she scolded Ducasse and went to fetch a part of Ruben's body.
- "You deranged prick, you've never loved anyone in your repulsive life."
"Do not presume to know! Before I met you I got everything I ever wanted, and I didn't realise how unsatisfactory that was."
- ―Jessica Jones and Kilgrave
Having dived into the water to collect Ruben's severed head, Jones arrived at the 15th Precinct Police Station, where she approached Detective Oscar Clemons who was busy with somebody else. Unwilling to wait until Clemons was finished, Jones dropped Ruben's wet, detached head right in front of him, claiming to the horrified Clemons that she had done something terrible. Clemons handcuffed her and put her in the interrogation room where she was forced to wait for a considerable amount of time to be spoken to.
As Jones waited, Clemons finally arrived with Jeri Hogarth and she demanded to be put in super max prison to serve her sentence. Jones, however, denied Hogarth as her lawyer, with Clemons ordering her out of the room. Jones stated that the case was closed, due to her confession, but Clemons remained skeptical as he debated her reasons. Jones stated that she once killed a woman by punching her, referring to Reva Connors. Enraged and to show a demonstration, Jones ripped her handcuffs off and bent the metal chair, while Clemons watched with horror and confusion.
However, before Clemons could even think about turning Jones in, they were both interrupted by Brett Mahoney, who told Jones that she was free to go, stating that this was Captain's order. Jones left the Interrogation room, with Clemons following, and discovered, in horror, that all the officers were frozen and aiming their guns at themselves, with Mahoney now aiming his gun at Clemons.
As Jones continued to look around in confusion, Kilgrave revealed himself and confessed the reason for controlling the officers, as well as doing all these horrible acts, was because he was in love with Jones, wanting her to come live with him. When Clemons' phone rang, Kilgrave pulled it out of his jacket before furiously smashing it and threatened everyone, but Jones calmed him down, stating that she would come. As Kilgrave left the building, he told Jones to expect a present in her room, took Ruben's head and erased the security footage, ordering the officers to forget the incident.
Living with Kilgrave
As soon as Jones returned home, she found the present: a lost journal of hers from her childhood from before her parents died. Then, she heard a knock on her door. It was Robyn, who told Jones that she felt as if Ruben was "acting out against her" by being infatuated with Jones. She confessed to Jones that she found one of Ruben's sandals in a trash can, assuming that Jones used her brother for sexual favors. Then, Jones stated that Ruben was not coming back, which brought Robyn into a frenzy, as she begged for Jones' help to find him, even offering to pay for her services as a private investigator. However, Jones just left.
Finally, Jones arrived at her birth parents' home. She found Kilgrave waiting for her, as he greeted her with a smile and welcomed her into their new home. Jones entered, unsure of his true plans.
As Jones confronts Kilgrave, she is searched for any possible concealed weapons by his bodyguard. He took the recorder, not wanting any confessions of the murder of the Shlottmans, and the Sufintanil. She is promised that he will not enthrall her, because what he wants is for her to have complete control when she falls in love with her; also promising that he will not touch her unless he gets her permission. Kilgrave showed Jones everything inside the house, replicating everything from her childhood and claiming to want her to relive her happiest days before her parents passed. He, then, introduced her to his staff, whom he promises is not enthralled by him.
When he tried to show her Phillip Jones' room, Jones, feeling survivor's guilt, told him to leave it. Then, Kilgrave showed off her room. They were interrupted when Trish Walker called; Kilgrave, however, allowed Jones to answer. She talked about being worried about Will Simpson, but Kilgrave stated that he had not killed him; Jones insisted she was safe and proved it by insulting Kilgrave.
Jones locked herself in her room and found a package on her bed. When she opened it, she found a purple dress inside. She kept Kilgrave waiting, until she finally picked up the nerve to go downstairs and join him for dinner, having rejected the dress and left her old clothes on.
Rather than eating, she drank a huge glass of wine, much to Kilgrave's dissatisfaction towards her alcoholism, considering it to not be a real basis for a relationship. Jones got upset by blaming her drinking problem on his forced murder of Reva Connors and violently broke a bottle. Kilgrave, reacting to Jones' belligerence, ordered the wait staff to commit suicide if Jones fights Kilgrave, revealing that he lied. This caused Jones to scoff in disgust. She calmed down, apologized and headed back to her room.
Jessica went to look in the room of her brother, Phillip, which gave her unpleasant memories of how he and her parents died. Later, she found Will Simpson, who tries to free her and reveals that he rigged a bomb in the basement. Jessica scolds at Simpson, demanding him to get out and that she needs Kilgrave alive to help Hope Shlottman, as well as innocent people being enthralled downstairs. He, then, allowed Jones to reveal about the bomb.
Jones told Kilgrave about it and has his bodyguard dispose of it. He became impressed with Jones, believing that her saving his life meant she really did care for him, however, she claimed to not want any more death. With that, she left for bed.
The next morning, Jones had a disturbing dream, involving her relatives coming back from the dead and chastising her over their deaths. Jones, then, woke up to a news report about a man holding his wife and children hostage. Jones began to eat breakfast with Kilgrave, grabbing a handful of food, and asked Kilgrave if he ever felt bad for all his murders, but he claimed that he didn't, stating he would probably kill his parent, who he loathes. Then, much to her annoyance, they are met by her old neighbor, Elizabeth De Luca, who assumed that Jones has returned with her husband, despite Jones correcting her.
During the conversation with Kilgrave and Jessica, De Luca lies about the Jones' past, claiming that Philip was a juvenile delinquent and that her parents' marriage were in trouble, causing Jones to be upset; she even claimed to have known that they were going to get killed in a car crash.
Kilgrave, taking note that she was upsetting Jones, enthralled her and and asked her why she would lie, which she revealed it was to make her feel important. Kilgrave dismissed her, after Jones ordered him to stop, although she admitted that it was rather satisfying. He attempted to hold her hand, for affection, but this made Jones upset, as she stomped into the house.
Kilgrave demanded to know why she was upset and Jones accused him of rape the times she was enthralled by him. Kilgrave admitted to her that he had never had a home or a loving family, although Jones insisted that the deaths of her family did not turn her into a murderer or rapist. Upset, Kilgrave took the USB and showed her footage of the experiments that his parents performed on him and the first time his powers were used.
Jones, then, realized that Kilgrave had no one to teach him ethics. She asked him if that was the case, with him annoyed and wondering if she was teasing him. She, then, told him to accompany her for two hours. He agreed and told the waitstaff to kill each other if he does not return on time.
Making a Hero of a Psycho
Jones took Kilgrave to the police stand-off with the man holding a gun to his terrified family, which was on the news. Kilgrave realized what Jones was trying to do, sarcastically dismissing the idea of him being a hero; however, Jones convinced him that he may feel differently, if he tried. As they began to enter the house, Kilgrave used his mind control to calmly get the police to step inside and Jones used her strength to break inside the house.
They both confronted the hostage situation, with Kilgrave ordering Chuck to not shoot. Jones directed his family out of the house and away from danger. When Kilgrave ordered the man to put the gun in his mouth, Jones demanded that he didn't kill him, despite Kilgrave's objections, however, he agreed and enthralled the man to hand himself over to the police. Despite Kilgrave claiming that it had been a waste of time, Jones stated that they had successfully saved four lives.
As Jones returned to the house, Kilgrave plopped on the couch filled with joy and boasting for Cake; despite Jones thinking she may have gotten through to him, Kilgrave claimed that the duo of Kilgrave and Jones could change the world. Jones, a little surprised of that notion, stated that Kilgrave can do heroics on his own, but he reminded her that he would have made the man kill himself, if not for her. Jones, horrified at this notion, stated that she needed to go for a walk to think; Kilgrave gave her permission, however, he threatened that his staff would die if she did not return.
Jones went to Trish Walker's Apartment, who became worried about her when she told her of her current situation. With that, she asked Walker what she would do in Jones' shoes, with Walker being completely against it.
Jones returns to the house and brings Chinese food, giving some to the staff. Kilgrave became paranoid that it was poison, but she proves it by eating some of his, herself. However, the waitstaff began to collapse, having their food be spiked, and she attack Kilgrave by forcing him to be gagged and injecting him with Sufentanil.
Jones went outside carrying Kilgrave, looking for a spot to fly, but she is stopped by Kilgrave's bodyguard. However, he is shot by Simpson, joined by his friends, who wish to kill Kilgrave while he is out. Jones refuses their desire and flies away.
Hunting for a Confession
Later, Jones took Kilgrave to the hermetically-sealed room in the warehouse, covering its floor with water and making him barefoot, so she could knock him out if he tried to enthrall someone. The video of his childhood played on repeat in the background. Kilgrave, filled with rage, showed dissatisfaction with Jones' betrayal, stating how she tricked him into being a hero, However, Jones stated that he wasn't, calling him by his real name Kevin, mocking the chosen name "Kilgrave", as well as calling him a murderer.
She then turned on a camera and demanded a confession to the murder of Reva Connors, Ruben, and Hope Shlottman's parents. However, he denied killing anyone, as he fabricated a story of falling in love and saving Jones from muggers and had sex with her.
The story offended Jones, as she hit the red button, which sent electricity into the water, sending shocks to Kilgrave's feet, bringing him down to the ground. Jones told Kilgrave that his torture device was constructed by Will Simpson, who was not too please with what he did to him. Jones still mocked him with the video clips playing in the background, with Jones asking about them as she pointed out other children. Kilgrave stated that he has no idea about the other children involved.
Jeri Hogarth arrived to the torture chamber, to which Jones cut off the sound, as to not allow Kilgrave to enthrall her. Hogarth, shocked at the brutal treatment that she was giving him, tried to get her to free Kilgrave, as she stated that there is no proof to prove him guilty, but Jones claimed that he was too powerful, wishing to record him using him powers. Hogarth, however, informed Jones that a plea bargain has been settled for Hope Shlottman and that she will be the one to help her. As the argument continued, Kilgrave watched. Jones stated that they would need one more jury member to recall Kilgrave's enthrallment and she rushed out to find that person.
Jones located Clemons, who was on the streets buying coffee, and requested him to witness something for her. Jones tried to remind him of the incident at the 15th Precinct Police Station, However, Clemons denied the event, stating that it was a prank by Evans. Jones even threatened to give Kilgrave Clemons' home address, however Clemons wished to destroy his reputation whenever he is almost towards retirement; he, then, leaves her.
Jones returns to the room, bringing Kilgrave some fast food, much to his dissatisfaction, after failing to see Shlottman, due to visiting hours being over. Then, Jones willingly entered his cell, trying to get him to mind control her on camera for Clemons. She tried touching him in a seductive way, but when things were not working, she tried using force by physically assaulting him.
Jones' violent threw him from wall to wall, but Kilgrave held back, begging Hogarth to help him, making sure he looked like the victim in the video. Jones accused Kilgrave of rape and forcing her to murder Connors. Hogarth was about to hit the red button, but Trish Walker stopped her so that Jones could continue. Kilgrave never gave in and gloated at Jones further. As it looked like it was going nowhere, Walker pressed the red button, shocking Jones before she could kill him.
Once she was back on her feet, Jones showed Walker the video and detailed Kilgrave's origins. After that, they figured the best way to obtain a confession was to find the ones who gave him his powers in the first place: his parents. Jones put everything together through the videos, figuring out that the mentioned "Sin Bin" is a rugby term, and found out that they were Albert and Louise Thompson, who were former scientists at the University of Manchester.
Jones got a call from Shlottman, where she confirmed to her that Kilgrave has been captured and is trying to get out a confession from him. Shlottman told Jones about a plea bargain that was presented to her by Hogarth, but Jones insisted that it was a bad idea being so close to receive a confession. Shlottman was a little hesitant, but she agreed to decline the offer.
Kilgrave's Family Reunion
Jones finally found his parents, after realizing that Louise Thompson was a member of the Kilgrave Victim Support Group. She followed her to a hotel where she began berating them for using barbaric experiments on their own son, but Louise revealed that they only experimented on their son in order to save him from a degenerative brain disease he once had. After this realization, she convinced them to confront their son, in order to gain a confession and save Shlottman, to which they agree, despite Albert's hesitation.
As she arrived back to the warehouse, with Hogarth and Walker, Jones turned the camera back on, much to Kilgrave's confusion, and bright his mother and father in front of him, filling the telepath with shock.
Then, she was approached by Clemons, who demanded that she let go of Kilgrave, having been sent a video of Jones brutally beating him, and called him sick. However, Walker held Clemons on gunpoint and Jones cuffed him, much to Hogarth's disapproval, while claiming that Kilgrave's confession is what will put him behind bars.
Jones made the Thompsons enter the cell alone and greet their son. She witness Kilgrave scold his parents for leaving him and having to survive other people. Kilgrave began to cry, much like a child, talking about how he became a hero for stopping Chuck from killing children. Mich to Jones annoyance, his mother apologized to him for his their abandonment, much to Albert's protests claiming that he almost killed his own mother, which ended in a warm hug.
However, with Kilgrave's guard down, Louise stabbed her son's shoulder with a pair of scissors, stating that it was their responsibility to end his misdeeds. Full of rage, Kilgrave enthralled his mother to pick up her scissors and stab herself for every year she had left him alone. With her evidence finally proven, Jones attempted to shock the cell, but to her shock, the line had been cut by Hogarth. All that Jones could do was watch in horror, as Louise stabbed herself multiple times and dropped down on the floor, dead. He, then, turned to his father and ordered him to cut out his heart. However, to prevent that happening, Walker shot at the glass, wounding Kilgrave's shoulder.
As Jones demanded that everyone flee, Kilgrave ordered Walker to put a bullet in her head. But by the time she could, the barrel was empty. He, then, ordered Clemmons to follow him, which caused him to rip his skin and break his thumb from the cuffs. Amidst the chaos, Jones knocked out Albert and ran after Kilgrave. She grabbed his arm and he tried to enthrall her to let him go, but she resisted, which shocked Jones. Kilgrave hesitated, knowing that Jones found out his secret, and had Clemmons attack her, causing him to get away.
Jones, after knocking out Clemmons, pauses outside, still in amazement that she resisted. But then, she remembered, and realized, that over a year ago, when she killed Reva Connors under his orders, she broke free from his control after having touched her bleeding head. Jones smiled.
As Oscar Clemons attempted to secure the crime scene, Jones binds Thompson's hands and put a bullet in Walker's mouth, so that the bullet is "technically" in her skull, and to make sure that Kilgrave does not have his way. Jones revealed to everyone that she is resilient to Kilgrave's mind control. Then, Thompson revealed that it is an airborne virus that he believes can be cured. As Walker and Thompson head out to his hotel, to make the antidote, Jones left to find Kilgrave.
As she began her search, Jones called Hogarth; she becomes suspicious when she kept asking about Thompson's location. With that, Jones ran to Hogarth's supposed location. When Jones arrives, she witnessed the dead corpse of Wendy Ross-Hogarth with Pam looming over her body with a vase in her hands. She called Hogarth a murderer for deactivating the live wire in the warehouse and suggested that Pam pleaded for self-defense in the death of Ross-Hogarth; She, then, left.
As soon as Jones returned to her apartment, she found Kilgrave waiting for her there. He revealed that he frees Shlottman from prison, filling all the necessary paperwork; he demanded, in return for his services, his father. Kilgrave confirmed to Jones that she really is immuned to his power, as she knocks him out and gags him.
Jones, then, began to call Shlottman, telling her that she will pick her up from jail, Robyn and the men, who were convinced that Jones was lying to them, entered her Apartment and assaulted her, with Ducasse trying to come to her defense. Jones was knocked out, while Robyn freed Kilgrave and took him out.
Jones woke up, the next morning, to a call by Shlottman, asking her why she is late. As Jones entered the prison, she finds out that Shlottman has been taken by Kilgrave and that they are waiting at Niku in exchange for his father.
Jones brought Thompson to the restaurant for the exchange, as he sprayed himself with his concocted antidote. Kilgrave waited at a table with Hope Shlottman by his side and Robyn, Ducasse, Jackson and Johnson in nooses and standing on chairs, threatening to command them to jump if she so much tried to harm him. The antidote, however, does not work, as Kilgrave commands Thompson to stand by his side and he does so.
Shlottman found out that Jones was immune to Kilgrave's pheromones and begged her to kill Kilgrave, but he mocked her, stating that Jones wants Shlottman to still see her as "heroic" in her eyes. Shlottman reacted by breaking glass and, to Jones' shock, stabs herself in the throat with it, stating that Jones is now free with her death. Frantic, Kilgrave ordered the four to jump and ran off with Thompson. Jones rushed in and saved the four from hanging themselves. Then, she ran towards Shlottman, who was bleeding violently. Shlottman demanded that Jones will not make her death be in vain and that she will kill Kilgrave; Jones swears that she will, as Shlottman dies.
Jones, still heartbroken about Shlottman's suicide, coached the others on what to say to the Police. They all told their sides of the story, even Robyn complied. Later, Jones got picked up by Walker; she comforted Jones' about her plan to trade Thompson for Shlottman, but Jones is lead to believe that Thompson is dead.
With that, Jones and Walker decided to look into the Riverbank Medical Center to find out if his corpse has been sent to the morgue and get further clues as to the location of Kilgrave. There, they met Maury Tuttlebaum, who refused to let them in. However, Walker told him how famous she was and that she would let him have a high class dinner if they let them see the bodies; he, then, agrees. When they arrive, they didn't find Thompson's body at all.
Walker warned Jones, as she described the effects of the human body when deprived of sleep. Jones stated that she is going back home, but she spent the whole night looking through hospital morgues, to see if she could find the corpse of Thompson. She began to become weak from exhaustion and lack of sleep, but she sees a man in a purple suit. Believing it to be Kilgrave, she chased him down, only to get hit by a truck. Jones recovered to the sight pedestrians looking down at her, surprised, which prompted her to leave.
Later, Jones made it to her apartment, where she meets up with Walker who tends to her hurt ribs, from the truck. While she did that, Walker finally convinced Jones to get some sleep. However, Jones, got a text from Tuttlebaum, who told her that she received another body; she left to investigate.
When Tuttlebaum left for the night, Jones broke into the morgue, only to find the burnt body of Clemons, taking note of a bullet hole in his head, and that the CDC was burnt down; to which she tells Walker on her phone. After that, she left to meet her.
Jones vs Simpson
Later, Jones got a call from Will Simpson, who stated that he knows Kilgrave's location and wants to kill him, stating he would meet her at Alias to go over a plan. Jones invited him inside, as soon as he arrived. When she asked him about Trish Walker, Simpson replied that he convinced her to stay away from the inevitable danger. Jones, becoming suspicious, told him that Kilgrave killed Clemmons; Simpson showed no remorse, stating that he read about the fire, but Jones put together that Simpson killed him, after noting that it was a bullet and pointed out the burns on his hands.
Simpson pulled out his gun, but Jones kicked his chair before he could shoot; knocking the gun out of his hand and throwing various objects at him. As the fight continued, with Jones pinning him to the wall with a chair, Simpson claimed that he had to kill Jones because he thinks she is protecting Kilgrave under enthrallment. Simpson, then, threw Jones across the room and took red pills, to which Jones asked what they were. This caused his strength to enhance and he began fighting her again. Simpson gained the upper hand, as Jones slows down from the pain in her ribs. Simpson was about to deliver the final blow, but Walker bursted in, using a fire extinguisher on him.
They both locked themselves in the bathroom, with Walker taking out the Combat Enhancers she stole from Simpson days earlier. Simpson came out, shocked that she did this, and warned Walker that she needed the blue pills, which he owns, to counter the after effects of the red pills or she will die; regardless, Walker claimed it would be worth it, taking the reds and stabbed Simpson, flinging him across the room. Simpson was about to kill her, however, Jones helped Walker, by knocking Simpson out with a refrigerator.
Walker, much to Jones surprise, began to feel good about her enhancements, gloating about how this must be how Jones feels, however, they began to have a negative effect on her, causing her to stop breathing. Frantic, Jones tried to give her CPR, then she brought her to an ambulance. Thankfully, to Jones' relief, Walker is saved by an EMT, who resuscitates her breathing.
Reunited with Luke Cage
Later, Jones received a text from Kilgrave, who tells her that he has met Luke Cage and that she better hurry up if she wants to save him. Jones rushed to Luke's, where she saw Cage enter. When she ran towards the bar to snap him out, the bar explodes. At first, Jones became frantic, but, soon, Cage came out of the wreckage, unharmed. Then, Jones reunited with the man she loves.
Jones and Luke Cage hide from the police, who were investigating the scene of Luke's, and went to the Alias Investigations Office, where Cage questioned all the destruction. Cage told Jones that he was a fool to think he could fight Kilgrave on his own, but Jones brushed it off, stating that he wasn't. She let him know that it was Reva Connors's death that broke her hold from Kilgrave.
Cage told her that he wanted to help get rid of Kilgrave, but she demanded that he rested until he was completely himself. Cage did just that, with Jones watching him, making sure that twelve hours had passed and that Kilgrave's pheromones wore off.
The next morning, Jones suggested that Cage stayed home, but he stated that he was free of Kilgrave. Regardless, Jones kept trying to convince him to leave, open up a new bar and leave New York City and her alone, but Cage revealed he wanted to witness the death of Kilgrave, vowing to fight with her till the end. After that, Jones allowed him to come along.
As they began to leave, they were talking about Kilgrave using his father to increase his power. Then, they found Malcolm Ducasse On the sidewalk with tons of luggage. Jones asked what it was for, and he revealed that he was moving out, stating that it would be better to hear his mother's scolding than whatever Jones was going through.
Jones and Cage arrived to Kilgrave's father's old room at the hotel, hoping to find any clues that could lead to what Albert Thompson was doing to Kilgrave. However, they were interrupted by Bunny Wiles, who scolded that they are not allowed to take Thompson's items, stating that she sold them for failing to pay the rent. Jones found out from Wiles she found a few chemicals, which is just what she was looking for; However, when she demanded that Jones paid for them, Cage easily picked her up and moved her aside. They found out that one of the chemicals left behind was distributed from ZALK lab; they both left to investigate.
Jones investigated the lab, with Cage staying behind, just in case she ran into Kilgrave. Jones found the staff, who had been forced to work nonstop, causing them to faint. When Jones came out and told Cage what she saw, he told her about what he felt before he destroyed Luke's, stating that he shouldn't have blamed her for Reva Connors' murder. Jones still blamed herself for her death, but Cage reassured her that he forgave her and would tell her everyday for as long as she needed to hear it.
Eventually, Jones witnessed a ZALK employee, leaving the building with a bag of chemicals. Cage and Jones followed him to Central Park, thinking he would be delivering them to Kilgrave. Jones told Cage to stay behind, just in case Kilgrave tries to enthrall him. However, when Jones finally reaches the employee, she found out that he did not have any chemicals, as Kilgrave had already taken them, and witnessed the man take hedge trimmers and commit suicide, by shoving the blades in his mouth and falling to the ground.
Jones and Cage returned to the Alias Investigations Office, with Cage comforting Jones about what happened. They soon found Trish Walker, who hid a mysterious folder, outside her apartment, Cage left the two, after noting that his wife was a big fan of her show. Jones wanted to know why Walker was here, she was hesitant at first, but declined to show her the folder that she found, noting that Jones had a lot on her plate.
Jones returned to Cage in her office, who was calling Roy Healy about the destruction of Luke's. Jones pulled out the yellow USB stick, which she claimed belonged to his wife. She told him about the footage of children being experimented on, one of them being Kilgrave. After a shower, Cage approached Jones, talking about how he tried testing his powers against Kilgrave and warned her that he might do the same, playing it off a magic act. Suddenly, Jones discovered an entire room of parties that was ordered to shut up, taking note that it was Kilgrave.
Jones and Luke Cage arrived at Delaney Hall, where Kilgrave supposedly was. They went inside the building and approached the Venue Manager. They claimed to be investigating underage drinking to get to the CCTV footage and The Manager, in annoyance, tried his best to bring the footage up, however, Jones saw that it was all erased.
She looked at the screens and saw Kilgrave, who was calling for Jones to the stage; Jones demanded that Cage stayed with the Manager and began to confront him. As Jones walked towards him, Kilgrave tried to enthrall, but it didn't work, as Jones continued walking towards him. Then, through frustration, Kilgrave quoted back Cage's speech of forgiveness, word for word, stating he wrote it and revealed that he had been controlling Cage this whole time, ordering Cage to hit her.
Kilgrave revealed that his powers have increased to last twenty four hours, rather than twelve, shocking Jones. He mocked her, and then, under Kilgrave's influence, Cage claimed that he could never forgive Jones for killing his Reva Connors Jones tried to reason with Cage, but Kilgrave stated that she failed his test and ordered Cage to kill her; he obeyed.
Cage and Jones fought vigorously; Jones tried reasoning with Cage while trying to hold him back, but Cage, still under Kilgrave's pheromones, wouldn't listen. Then, Cage threw Jones, pitting her through the building's many corridors and rooms. Jones began to hide, but Cage found her, pulling her through a wall.
Jones ran outside the Delaney Hall to escape Cage, but he followed and was confronted by a police officer; Cage threw him at his partner, knocking them both out. Jones tried to protect herself with the police car's door, but Cage easily threw it aside. Jones then tried to hide in the police car, but Cage pulled her out. Cage pinned her down and was about to finish her; however, Jones took a shotgun, aimed it at his chin and begged him to stop. Cage, slowly getting out of Kilgrave's control, told her to to shoot to protect herself. With reluctance, she fired the gun and knocked Cage out.
In a panic, Jones rushed Luke Cage to Metro-General Hospital As they put Cage on a medical bed, the doctors tried to inject a syringe into him, but, much to Jones' woe, the needle kept bending due to his unbreakable skin. They were, then, visited by Claire Temple who tried to help, but was just as unsuccessful as well, which revealed to the doctors that he was an enhanced individual. Jones asked for Temple's help, but she declined.
Jones, running out of options, attempted to get Cage out the hospital. Temple noticed the police searching for him, but Jones assured her that Cage was a good man. She, then, lifted Cage with incredible ease, which shocked Temple, then she asked her to either help or to get out of her way. Temple, reluctantly, helped Jones and Cage escape from Metro-General, all the while, avoiding the police. While they waited in the elevator, they discussed where to take Cage and Jones suggested her apartment, due to it being closer.
Temple noticed that Jones looked guilty, suggesting that she stopped because it would not help Cage's situation. Jones assured her that whatever happened to Cage was not her fault. Temple, then, revealed that she would rather everything be her fault, as it would make her feel some form of control in these type of emergencies. Using this situation as an example, she stated she wanted to help enhanced people. Then, with sarcasm, Jones stated that this incident was Temple's fault. Suddenly, a nurse approached Jones informing her that she had a call; she then gave Temple her address and told her to take Cage back there.
After Claire left the hospital, she heard Kilgrave's voice on the phone, as well as the intercom, who ordered everyone in the hospital to kill Jones. Jones began to run away from Kilgrave's army of bloodthirsty, enthralled victims, hiding in a disguise. They disguise, however, didn't last, as one of the patients got suspicious and pulled off her mask. She, then, ran out of the hospital.
Jones rushed back to her apartment, as Temple continued to tend to Luke Cage's injuries, with Cage beginning to have violent seizures. Temple had an idea and requested Jones to hold his head still. She began to insert a needle in his eye, draining his cerebral spinal fluid from his brain, which helped to stabilize him. Temple requested that Jones to keep eye out for Cage's and that he should be fine.
Before Temple could leave, she noticed a cut on Jones leg that she had received while escaping from Kilgrave at the hospital. Temple began to tend to Jones' cut and Jones began to tell her about Kilgrave and that it was her duty to kill him; After hearing this, Temple told her about a friend of hers, noting how similar the two were in terms of doing the right thing. She suggested reaching him for help, but Jones to refuse, not wanting him to get hurt by Kilgrave.
After Jones was tended, she went to the unconscious Cage, laying down beside him and swearing to make things right again. Then, using her phone and the internet, she was able to find Kilgrave's location and before she left, she asked Temple to watch over Cage, to which she reluctantly agreed.
Kilgrave's Last Smile
Jones rushed to the apartment where Kilgrave was supposedly hiding and was horrified to find one of the men enthralled by Kilgrave and mincing up Albert Thompson's arm. She shoved him in a closet, so that the effects of Kilgrave's pheromones wear off. She discovered in horror his father, who lost both of his arms, wincing in pain and warning her that he has become more powerful. After he dies, she took out a picture from his shirt pocket of him, his wife and a young Kilgrave during happier times. Then, she found a note from Kilgrave that invited her to the Hudson Ferry Terminal, giving her the location.
Jones snuck in the terminal, while Trish Walker disguised herself as a decoy. Kilgrave was fooled at first, mocking the fake Jones for not having the courage to look him, while the real one kept sneaking from the other side of the terminal. Then, he revealed a few of the New York City Police Department officers under his control. However, he soon discovered that it was Walker in disguise, enraging Kilgrave, then he spotted the real Jones and ordered the officers to shoot her. They missed Jones and she was allowed to escape and pursue Kilgrave.
Jones followed Kilgrave to the yacht, with Trish, However, he enthralled a group of innocent people to block her path. Then, Kilgrave ordered the group to tear each other to pieces, which would force Jones and Walker to protect them. Kilgrave screamed, ordering everyone to stop; they all obeyed, including Jones. Kilgrave assumed that this was all a ruse, but Jones claimed that she wanted him to stop hurting everyone else.
Still not convinced, he mocked Jones by ordering Walker to come over to him and claims that he has chosen the wrong sister to love. He taunted Jones promising he would rape her continually for the rest of her life, making her die on the inside as his personal slave, and threatened to make Walker cut her own throat, if he so much sees Jones ever again. He then forced Walker to kiss him passionately.
However, Jones still did not move from her spot, which caused Kilgrave to be convinced that he can control her again. Kilgrave approached her, overjoyed, promising her that she would learn to love him like he loves her. He asked her to smile and she obeyed without hesitation, much to his delight. When Kilgrave asked her to say she loves him, Jones said those words, but not to Kilgrave; looking over Kilgrave's shoulders and towards Walker, Jones uttered the words "I Love You" to Walker instead. Jones then grabbed a shocked and horrified Kilgrave by the face, and asked him to "smile" and then snapped his neck, killing him instantly. All of the innocent people present, including Walker, were released.
Return to Work
Continuing Alias Investigations
Later, Jones was taken to jail for the murder of Kilgrave. Jones began to go through negotiations with Samantha Reyes, who claimed that the citizens were just drunks who got into a fight and Jones killed in cold blood. However, thanks to Jeri Hogarth's negotiating, claiming that Kilgrave had used his powers of persuasion and forced Jones kill him out of guilt for his crimes, Jones was able to leave prison. She went back to her apartment, where she was reunited with Malcolm Ducasse and discovered her answering machine was filled with thousands of messages, which she deleted, not interested in helping them. However, she thought to herself that maybe if the people believed her to be hero, she could fool herself into thinking the same as well. After Frank Castle was captured by Daredevil, Samantha Reyes began to building a platform on Castle's conviction, aiming to precedent against other vigilantes, with Jones also falling "under serious scrutiny", according to Marci Stahl. In 2016, Joy Meachum hired Jones to follow Rand Enterprises' board of directors and take some embarrassing photos of them.
A New Case
Time later after the final confrontation with Kilgrave, Jones stopped working as a private investigator and spent her days drinking. One day after spending another night drinking at a bar, Jones encountered her friend and adopted sister, Trish Walker about to get her car taken away. Fortunately, Jones helped her sister solve the problem by using her powers to remove Walker's car from the tow truck, intimidating the truck's owner into letting Trish off a parking ticket. Afterwards whilst drinking coffee, Walker tried to convince Jones to let other people publish her story to help her financial situation, but she refused them all.
Returning home to Alias Investigations, Jones found Michelle Raymond and Lexi Raymond waiting outside her office. Michelle asked Jones to help find her husband, John Raymond. Jones bluntly refused them, since she currently wasn't working as a investigator.
Entering her home, she received a phone call that she didn't answer. When the phone went to voice mail, the caller, in a distorted voice filter, eerily warned Jones not to find John Raymond. Now knowing that something was up, Jones immediately began investigating on Raymond.
Jones began searching for information on Raymond. During the search, Malcolm Ducasse suggested that Jones try and track the phone call, the caller might have made a mistake. It turned out that the call came from a payphone at 11th and 49th. Ducasse recalled from his experience on doing heroin that people went to the location to do shady dealings. Jones promptly headed toward the location.
Her search for Raymond led her to an apartment at 11th and 49th. When she forced her way inside, Jones discovered to her horror that the apartment was loaded with C4 explosives. Not long after, an earthquake happened in New York.
The Ninja Assassin
Jones called the cops and she was detained and questioned until morning. When she was allowed to leave, Jones stole some evidence from the crime scene, an act that did not go unnoticed by Misty Knight. Fortunately, Jones managed leave the crime scene before Knight could apprehend her. Her investigation led her to begin looking into the corporation who hired Raymond. While combing through their public records, Jones discovered that members of the company kept changing their names and their transfer of assets went as far back as the 18th century. During her search, Jeri Hogarth came to Jones. Hogarth warned Jones not to interfere now that her case has turned into a matter of national security.
She headed home and received a call from Walker, who told her that someone was trying to cover the accident. Before they could continue their conversation, Jones noticed that her office door was opened. She found Ducasse being held at gunpoint by Raymond. During the confrontation, Raymond kept asking if Jones was working with them and he insisted that he was trying to stop them due to learning too much about their plans. Jones kept pressing for Raymond to tell her who he was talking about.
Before they could continue, they were interrupted by the arrival of a sword wielding assassin. When the assassin attempted to capture Raymond, he shot himself in the head. Jones pursued the attacker but she skillfully escaped her. Once outside her apartment, Jones encountered Knight who immediately arrested her.
Jones and Ducasse were taken to the precinct and Jones herself was promptly interrogated by Knight. Before Knight could press her further, they were interrupted by the arrival of Matt Murdock, who introduced himself as her attorney.
War for New York
Jones vs Murdock
Jones reluctantly talked to her new attorney. She learned that Murdock was called to help her from Hogarth. Jones refused to answer Murdock's questions and she wanted another lawyer. Murdock told her that she didn't have too, since the New York City Police Department didn't have any evidence on her and that she was allowed to leave. When Murdock asked about the case she was doing, Jones refused to answer. Jones left the interrogation room and immediately called Ducasse for his whereabouts and what she told the police.
She went to the Raymonds to ask the broken family further questions, as well as assuring that she will continue with her investigation. Jones left for the streets. As she walked, Jones felt that someone was following her. She managed to turn it around and began following Murdock, who was also tailing her. She followed Murdock to an alley where he escaped, but not before taking several photos of him escaping the alley by skillfully parkouring his way out. Jones received a call from Duncan and Dotter Design, whom Jones called to continue her investigation. Posing as Anna Asher, she was called for a meeting with the company on the afternoon.
The company was the place where Raymond worked. Jones learned that Raymond designed a building for Midland Circle. With a new lead, Jones headed to Midland Circle Financial followed closely by Murdock. Once she entered the building, Murdock immediately took her aside and told her to leave. Discomforted by Murdock's attitude, Jones confronted him and asked how Murdock could move like he did. When she told him that she had photos of him, Murdock immediately took and smashed her camera. Before they could continue their confrontation, Murdock heard gunshots. He took her scarf and raced upstairs. Jones followed by taking the elevator.
- "Hey, these abilities that you have such contempt for, they might do some good right now."
"This war, or whatever it is. This is not my problem."
- ―Luke Cage and Jessica Jones
She followed Murdock and derided him for using her scarf as a makeshift mask. In the hallway, her one-time lover Luke Cage smashed his way through a wall, followed closely behind by the billionaire Danny Rand. She greeted Cage and asked what they were doing in the building. The former couple didn't talk for long, before Murdock warned that someone was approaching.
The assassin from the other night, Elektra, appeared. Soon after, armed fighters appeared and attacked them. Jones joined forces with the three vigilantes and began fighting off the attackers. While Murdock faced Elektra alone, Jones worked with Cage and Rand to secure the elevator for their escape. Once Rand managed to save Murdock from Elektra, the Defenders escaped from Midland Circle.
Once away from Midland Circle, the Defenders sought shelter at the Royal Dragon restaurant. They were allowed to stay after Rand managed to bribe the owner. Jones was skeptical when Rand explained that the enemy they fought against were called the Hand as well as their mysticism. Despite her own hesitation, Jones worked to share information with the three and learn more about the organization that they were facing. She also defused tension between Murdock and Cage and convinced the latter to stay when he wanted to leave.
The Defenders discussed their next move. During their discussion, Jones advised the group to fight them without incriminating themselves, as their actions were against the law. Jones was also hesitant to form a team when Rand suggested it. Soon after, they were greeted by the arrival of an old man known as Stick. When the old man further explained the situation, Jones couldn't believe him when he explained that the Hand was responsible for numerous disasters in the past. Further, Stick's attitude aggravated Jones and she left the restaurant. Cage followed and tried in vain to convince her to stay.
Returning back home, Jones began deleting the photos she had taken during her investigation. She stopped when she realized that the documents with decades apart were signed by the same person. Believing that the mysterious Hand might be real, Jones went to the Raymonds to check on them and inform them about getting some protection. When Raymond told Jones about someone already keeping an eye on them, Jones immediately went to confront the man watching them. She interrogated the man and when she learned about her allies back at the restaurant were about to get attacked, Jones headed back.
She arrived in time to crash a car through the restaurant and knock down Elektra. Rejoining her team, Jones prepared to face the Hand alongside the Defenders.
Fighting against the Hand
While fighting against Elekta alongside Cage, the main Hand force soon arrived to assist Elektra. During the battle, Jones was forced to retreat with her team. Following her allies, they found shelter at Chikara Dojo. Jones confronted Murdock for separating from the team to fight Elektra. Not long after, Cage returned to the team after being separated during the battle. He informed that he managed to capture one of the Hand leaders, Sowande.
The Defenders worked on interrogating Sowande at an abandoned building. When the man threaten to hurt their loved ones, the Defenders worked on bringing them to safety. Jones went to find Walker. She found her adopted sister having a meeting at a restaurant. While attempting to get her to safety, they were followed and attacked by Hand agents, led by Murakami. Daredevil arrived to assist Jones to drive off the Hand leader. After sarcastically commenting on her rescuer's costume, Jones brought Walker to the NYPD for protection.
Jones returned to their hideout to continue interrogate Sowande. During an attempt to escape with Rand, the team learned that the Hand intend to use the Iron Fist to open a sealed door of K'un-Lun origin. Sowande was subsequently decapitated by Stick.
The revelation caused a splinter in the group. Jones agreed with the rest of the team to hold Rand away, much to his protest. This escalated into a fight, which Jones was forced to end by knocking Rand unconscious. They tied him up. Without any option, Jones decided to return to the Raymonds to look for clues, as John Raymond was the one who designed Midland Circle Financial.
Returning back to the Raymonds, Murdock found a construction plan of the Midland Circle. They learned that beneath the building, there was a large tunnel cave. With this discovery, Jones and Murdock headed back to rejoin the team. When they returned, they found Elektra attacking Stick while Cage and Rand were unconscious. When Elektra killed Stick and incapacitated Murdock, Jones was forced to fight the assassin alone. Unable to match Elektra's superior fighting skills, she was defeated and knocked unconscious.
Regrouping, Rebelling, Retaliation
Jones woke up and found herself once again in the precinct, with Knight interrogate her. She was informed that the cops brought them back to the precinct after discovering them unconscious with two corpses. Jones reunited with Cage and Murdock to be further questioned by the police. Eventually, Murdock managed to convince them to talk alone. They used this distraction to escape the precinct.
Now determined to prevent the Hand's plans and save Rand, the Defenders began making their way toward Midland Circle, using the metro to avoid the authorities. Along the way, Jones stole a drink from a nearby sleeping passenger. The Defenders arrived at Midland Circle and entered through the parking lot. Inside they were confronted by three of the Hand leaders: Gao, Murakami and Bakuto. A fierce confrontation took place in the parking lot. They managed to drive them away by the timely arrival of Colleen Wing, Claire Temple, and Misty Knight.
Wing informed them about her plan to collapse the entire building with Raymond's explosives. Jones agreed to the plan to use explosives to level the building and end the Hand's threat once and for all.
Final Battle beneath Midland Circle
- "These people have come after our friends. They're showing no signs of stopping."
"You know that I've wanted nothing to do with this from the beginning. The architect's brains are still in my apartment. I haven't changed my clothes. Let's just get this shit over with. We'll all sleep easier once they're gone."
- ―Jessica Jones and Luke Cage
The Defenders used the elevator to head down to the cave to face the Hand. As Daredevil suggested using Jones as a distraction. When the elevator arrived at the bottom, Jones greeted the Hand alone and provided Daredevil and Luke Cage an opportunity to ambush the Hand. During the fight, Jones rescued Iron Fist and helped him get back to the team. With the Defenders reunited, the team went and fought against the Hand, who is now led by Elektra, who had killed Alexandra Reid and usurped her position.
Jones and the Defenders defeated the majority of the Hand. When only Elektra remained, they defeated her and began retreating. Daredevil chose to stay behind to try and save her despite Jones' protest. As they escaped on the elevator, they were followed by the surviving Hand members led by Murakami. Another battle ensued as the remaining Defender fought off the Hand. During the battle, the elevator was damaged. Fortunately, Jones saved Cage and Rand by jumping and grabbing the broken cable, holding the elevator with her super-strength.
They managed to return to the surface and reunited with their remaining allies. They made their escape from Midland Circle just in time before the bomb exploded and level the building. Jones returned to the precinct to reunite with Trish Walker and Malcolm Ducasse. The remaining Defenders mourned for their fallen teammate.
Reopening Alias Investigation
Days after the final battle, Jones asked Walker to make sure that no one knew about their heroics. Taking Murdock's death hard, Jones returned to the bar to drown her sorrows. Cage went to meet her. The former couple talked through their issues and about what happened beneath Midland Circle. Cage assured Jones that she had friends and that he was one of them.
Jones returned home and found Ducasse fixing the place. With her determination reignited, Jones reopened Alias Investigation to continue her work and help people.
Digging up the Past
Return to IGH
- "Something happened behind these doors. We were made here. Me, Whizzer and something else. Whatever it is, the only way to find it is to open the door wider."
- ―Jessica Jones
Jones meets Trish Walker in a private auditorium while being stalked by an unknown figure. Jones talks about the annoying clientele she's been getting lately after what happened with Kilgrave, as people now view her as some sort of vigilante, and that Walker is escalating the situation by discussing it on Trish Talk. Walker says she should face what happened and pulls out the file. She says Jones was not assigned a hospital bed until 20 days after her family's car accident, and speculates it is due to IGH experimenting on her. Walker encourages her to investigate IGH more, as knowing what IGH did to her might help her.
Malcolm wakes Jones up in her apartment and they meet with new potential clients. One of them wants to find her son, whom she put up for adoption years ago, one of them is concerned about lizards taking over, and the other claims that someone is trying to kill him because he has super-speed powers, and is called "the Whizzer." Ducasse wants to take the adopted son case, but Jones is concerned it will just attract more sob-stories. Ducasse writes down what she says, but Jones says it isn't a lesson.
They meet with another client, Pryce Cheng, who desires to absorb Alias Investigations and hire Jones. Jones refuses, saying he just wants to eliminate her competition, which he doesn't deny, and says that if she doesn't accept his offer, he'll run her out of business. Cheng leaves, and Jones attempts to follow him, but is stopped by a large fridge, which is getting being moved into an apartment for new residents Oscar Arocho, and his son, Vido. She moves the fridge with her super-strength when Arocho is having trouble lifting it, much to Vido's awe.
Jones takes pictures of Cheng meeting with clients, hoping to dig up dirt on him, but he notices her. Ducasse is fixing up the Alias Investigations Office, while Walker waits with him for Jones. When Jones arrives, Walker says she found something of hers, and places a box on Jones's desk. Jones is angry, and when Ducasse asks why, she says the box contains her family's ashes.
After drinking to her family's ashes Jones wakes up at her desk the next morning with Malcolm in her kitchen, who gives her a package from Cheng Consulting that a messenger dropped off. She answers a knock at the door, only to find Whizzer, who is spouting more tales about people trying to kill him, and she shuts the door in his face. Jones examines the message from Cheng, which contains all info on him, and reads, "I am an open book." They also find that a potential client has hired Cheng instead.
Jones visits Cheng and his client from before, and returns his missing dog. Jones says she found his dog, Felipe, at his ex-wife's boyfriend's place. Cheng's client is angry at him, because Cheng went to look there already. Cheng defends himself, saying the boyfriend wouldn't let him in. Jones tells the client she'll go to lengths Cheng won't and hands him her card as he leaves.
Cheng gets in her way when she attempts to leave, and provokes her. She knocks him to the floor and warns him to stay away from her and her clients when he pulls out a taser. It has no effect on her, and she throws him through a glass door. She is going to push him more, but backs away, and Cheng calls her "the weakest human being [he has] ever met." She is restrained by security as Cheng's co-workers call the police.
Later, at a courthouse, Jones is released after Walker bails her out. She is also court ordered to take anger management classes, and has to pay property damage. Walker and Jones talk about facing her past and IGH. Jones says she thinks facing it will make her worse, as she has already killed someone. Walker and her boyfriend, Griffin Sinclair, leave for a charity gala. Jones is attacked by Whizzer from behind while entering her apartment, and she throws him to the floor. He pulls out a gun on her and insists that someone "like us" is trying to kill him, and wants Jessica to protect him. He reveals he is on medication, and while Jones thinks it is because he is psychotic, he says it is to repress his powers. Jones attacks him so he will drop the gun, and he exhibits super speed as he runs throughout the room. He throws a box containing her brother's ashes at her, and they fly throughout the room when she deflects the box with her arm.
Jones chases Whizzer into the street, where he once again demonstrates super speed, but a pile of scaffolding falls on him, and Whizzer is impaled by a piece of metal. Across the street, Arocho shields his son's eyes from the horrific sight. Meanwhile, Hogarth visits her doctor after receiving a painful cramp, and receives news that disturbs her.
That night, Jones is sitting in her office with her brother's ashes still scattered in the floor. Ducasse enters and cleans the ashes up with a piece of paper. They discuss Whizzer's death, and how Jessica believes it was the work of another powered person. Jones looks through Whizzer's bag that he left there, and finds a pill bottle. There is no prescribing doctor, but there is a manufacturer, "Salento." They find Salento's local distributor, and Jones visits the place where they ship the pills. Inside, Jones finds an experimental clinic, and has flashes of memories of when she was experimented on there, including a memory of being attacked by another person. Jones then vows to open the door into her past.
Jones drinking heavily at a bar. She calls for multiple shots of whiskey, and attempts to call Trish Walker about her discoveries. Her boyfriend Griffin Sinclair, who was next to her in bed at the time, answers instead, not wanting to wake Walker. He comments on the late hour, and asks Jones to put off the call until morning, and Jones ends the call. She starts to leave the bar when a man comments on her ass. She turns around, and the two of them have sex in the bar's bathroom. After the man discovers her powers, he calls her a freak and she makes him leave.
Jones arrives at Kozlov's home only to find he has died in a "freak car accident." She enters inside the home to find friends and family attending a mourning. Jones investigates Kozlov's office, noticing Will Simpson in a picture with Kozlov and several other soldiers. Isaiah, a soldier and patient of the deceased Kozlov, enters the room in his wheelchair, stumbling across Jones studying the picture. He takes out a baton and demands who she is working for. Jones is initially hesitant to attack someone in a wheelchair, but Isaiah uses her hesitation to attack her, knocking Jones to the floor. She gets up a pushes him out of his wheelchair, and the two discuss Kozlov's mysterious death. Both of them think it wasn't an accident, and he reveals Simpson to be alive, and blames him for the murder.
Jones goes snooping around the Whizzer's apartment hoping to find clues about who was trying to kill him. She traps his hostile pet mongoose Emil in the bathroom, and finds his laptop with a video on it. Jones watches the video, where he describes his situation and how he got his powers, The Whizzer explains how he believes his powers are killing him, and how powers can cause mental illness. The NYPD arrives and attempt to get into his apartment. They don't see her, and she escapes through the window with the computer, letting Emil loose as a distraction. Jones walks to the door of her apartment, and passes her superintendent. Jones asks him why he lied to the police before. He says that he is currently fighting for custody for his son, and getting involved in her "superpower business" would only make things more complicated, something he doesn't want for his child.
Jones realizes that Walker is the connection and leaves her a voicemail when she doesn't pick up. Jones goes to Walker's apartment to talk, but Sinclair answers the door instead, saying he doesn't know where Walker is. Jones looks into Walker's office and finds her files on the floor. Jones looks through them and finds crime scene photos from her family's car accident, and her father's death certificate. Sinclair says he wanted to know what she was working on, but found nothing he understood, and let it slip that Walker and her mother had brunch that morning. Jones calls Dorothy, asking where Walker is and what they talked about at brunch, but Dorothy ignores her questions and disconnects the call.
Jones arrives at the Brooklyn movie set, which has closed for the night, and follows a trail of blood to an empty stage, where Walker has tied up a bleeding Simpson. Walker shows Jones some drugs she found on him, commenting on how they are like the pills he took before, as they keep him from feeling pain. Jones accuses him of killing Whizzer and Dr. Kozlov, but he denies, saying the new drugs he is taking permits him from losing control like before, and that he only wants to protect Walker from IGH.
The lights suddenly go out, and Simpson warns them that the assailant is here. He tells Jones to take Walker and run. Jones unties his bonds, and Walker gives Simpson her gun, and he struggles to run with his limp in the opposite direction of Walker and Jones. The two women hurry towards an exit and hear Simpson shouting far away. They run into a shadowy figure, who leaps into the air above them, and exits through a stage door behind them. Jones remarks that they weren't after Walker. They run and find Simpson dead on the floor with his neck snapped.
Jessica and Trish visit a beach vacation spot Jones used to go to with her family to dump Will Simpson's body out at sea. Trish is disappointed that he didn't get a proper funeral, but Jessica points out that the police have already found her with too many bodies. They prepare to abandon Simpson's stolen car and remove the evidence. Trish finds an arsenal of guns and the special drug he always took in the trunk. Jess wants to dump them, too, but Trish insists on keeping it. Jessica is returning to her apartment when Malcolm Ducasse approaches her about an eviction notice from her landlord. Apparently, it is illegal to run a business out of a living space, which is what Jessica does by running Alias Investigations out of her apartment. Jessica suspects who may be behind it, and goes to her neighbor Oscar's apartment. Oscar doesn't deny her claim, and says it's for the best as she would only bring trouble to the building, saying she has thirty days left before she has to move out.
Jessica is working at her office and posts pictures from Trish's files on the walls all around the room while drinking a bottle of whiskey. She suddenly wakes in her bed with an IV of whiskey strapped into her and ashes falling from the ceiling. She gets up and goes to find her front door has been replaced by a hospital door resembling a door from the clinic she saw in the pictures. She is about to open it when once again the red, meaty figure attacks her from behind, and she wakes up with Malcolm knocking on her door.
Jessica and Malcolm converse in her office. He reveals that he did research on Oscar and found that he served time for forgery, meaning he is an ex-con. After Malcolm makes a comment about how good the old superintendent was, Jessica realizes that Oscar must have something on the landlord, and ask Malcolm to find out what it is. Jessica visits the IGH Clinic and goes through the door she saw in her dream, but only discovers the name "Leslie Hansen" on the door, and nothing useful inside. She and Trish go to Leslie Hansen's apartment to find it empty, and a man tells them he saw someone taking boxes from the apartment down to the basement the week before. Trish and Jessica go down to the basement which smells horrible, and find that the furnace has been recently used, thinking Leslie burned all the evidence about IHG, when Jessica finds a human skull in the furnace.
Jones is inverted to a bar to meet Leslie Hansen. At the bar, "Hansen" defends IGH as heroes, saying that they brought back Jessica from the dead, since she died on the table. IGH was merely trying to save lives, according to Hansen, and that the powers were merely a side effect. Jessica says they should have let her die with her family, which angers Leslie, who says she should be incredibly thankful to them, and that she survived for a reason. Jessica says that if she did survive for a reason, it was so she could take down Leslie and IGH. Hansen makes a run for it, and Jessica tries to stop her with her, but Hansen displays similar powers, knocking Jessica across the room and through a wall with incredible strength. Jessica comes out, and Hansen jumps across the street and on to the top of a building across the street. Jessica doesn't try to follow her, but instead takes the photographer's camera, which managed to take several photos of the fake Hansen. Jessica seems smug as she says, "Gotcha".
Meeting Nurse Green
- "We just want to know why you're hiding. Who's after you?"
"After me? Every loser out there with a dick. Know what it's like to be a woman on the streets?"
- ―Jessica Jones and Inez Green
Jessica is forced to partake in an anger management class after she attacked Pryce Cheng. The people attending the class tell their stories while bouncing a rubber ball against the wall. Jessica asks the head of the class to sign her court order, but he says she has to stay the full hour, and encourages her to talk with the class. She gets up and bounces the ball against the wall while telling the story of how her family was killed in a car accident, she was experimented on, how she was abducted and raped, and forced to kill someone. She ends by bouncing the ball so hard against the wall it creates a dent, and pieces of the wall fly across the room. The man fearfully signs the court order, and Jessica leaves.
Jessica returns to her office and gets angry at Malcolm for letting Trish get out of her apartment the night before, as now the press (who got photos of Trish and Malcolm together) are calling Malcolm Trish's new boyfriend. Jessica looks at the photos of the fake Hansen, and tries to find something, but finds it is hard to concentrate as Oscar and his ex-wife are arguing above her. Despite this, Jessica notices she was wearing a wig. Jessica calls Trish who is having to deal with the aftermath of last night with the press. She asks Trish about wigs, saying the woman was wearing one. Trish says it was a good wig since she didn't notice, speculating it to be human hair, which narrows down their search as there are only three human hair wig shops in NYC. Jessica agrees to meet Trish at one of them, and hangs up.
Oscar's son Vido enters Jessica's office, not wanting to be around his arguing parents. He questions Jessica about her powers while Jessica yells down the hallway to Vido's parents that he's in her apartment when they start looking for him. He crouches on the outside of her window ledge, and asks if she could save him if he fell. She yells at him to get off and he falls. Jessica pulls him up just as his parents arrive. His mother is angry, seeing it as another reason for her to have custody of Vido, and drags her son away. Oscar angrily tells Jessica she has 25 days left before she is evicted before running after them.
Jessica and Trish meet up at the wig place. Trish has to pay the owner, Sally, three hundred dollars to give them info on the woman when the owner confirms the woman as a customer of her store. Sally tells them the woman comes in alone, pays in cash, and lost all her hair, probably to chemotherapy. Jessica speculates that she probably had cancer and IGH saved her. She also says that if they found her though MetroGeneral, IGH is probably paying her medical bills, so they need her hospital records.
Trish shows Jessica the video Malcolm took of her and Max Tatum, saying they could use it as leverage against him, and use his clearance at the hospital to get the records. Jessica points out that her threats won't hold much water as Trish gave Max two days and it's been three. Planning on blackmailing him more, Trish and Jessica head off to his movie set. Trish and Jessica would show a young actress currently starring in Max's film the video about being sexually assaulted by Max, which she quits, much to Max's dismay. The two confront him at his car, and after Jessica threatens him a little with her powers, he agrees to give them his clearance at MetroGeneral.
There is a knock on Jessica's door. She answers it to find Oscar. He apologizes, saying Vido told him what happened, and that he cannot express how grateful he is that she saved his son's life. He says he has dropped her eviction, and leaves her with a bottle of whiskey, but she invites him to drink with her inside. Oscar and Jessica share the whiskey on her couch and discuss her powers. He admits that he doesn't hate people like her, he just hated her in particular. She admits what it's like to be an outcast and they bond. Jessica starts to kiss him, and attempts to unzip his pants, but Oscar backs out, saying that things are moving too fast and that the situation is not normal and he leaves.
Jessica leaves her apartment the next day and heads for the elevator when Malcolm approaches her in the hallway. He tells her about how Cheng offered him a place at his firm in exchange for info on her. He says he said no, but that he still wants more to do at Alias Investigations, and demands 25% of the cases that come in. She agrees to give him 20% before leaving. He then goes back to his apartment and mixes up the name of one of the girls he met on a dating app.
They ask around the neighborhood and a man tells them which building Inez lives in. Jessica goes upstairs to draw her out while Trish waits downstairs with the taser to ambush her. Jessica is attacked by Green from behind, but is able to defend herself. Trish, hearing her shouts, takes the drugs Simpson was on and runs upstairs with the taser and knocks Green out. They discover she isn't the woman they are looking for.
Jessica and Trish go to Jessica's apartment with Inez Green in the backseat. Jessica gets out of the car to find the police outside her building. Malcolm tells her to run, as they think she killed him, but the police see her and arrest her for the murder of Cheng's friend.
- "There's no manual that tells you what to do when your mother who's been dead for 17 years comes back and is a mass murderer. I'm kinda winging it. Everything inside me tells me I should turn you in."
- ―Jessica Jones to Alisa Jones
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- "I just don't want my kid to go to prison."
"Well, I don't want my mother to murder anyone else."
"If he wakes up, he will go straight to the police."
"When he wakes up, I will remind him that attempted murder is a Class B felony with a five-to-ten-year sentence. He busts us, I bust him."
- ―Alisa Jones and Jessica Jones
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- "You killed again. It was an accident. You have to make it..."
"Look like a suicide."
- ―Jessica Jones and Kilgrave
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On the Run
- "I don't know what to do anymore. I tried to convince you. I tried to convict you. I even tried to kill you."
"You haven't tried to join me."
- ―Jessica Jones and Alisa Jones
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- "Breaking and entering. My specialty."
"As well as punching, kicking, drinking and talking shit."
"The four essentials of being a P.I."
- ―Jessica Jones and Luke Cage
Jessica Jones could easily come off as being distant, rude, brutal, snarky and sarcastic. Towards others, she is nothing less than disdainful and blunt, carrying herself and her opinions out loud with little forethought or regret to insulting or showing disrespect to anyone. If aggravated or extremely annoyed by someone in her disfavor, Jessica could become an intimidating figure such as her rude neighbour Robyn. According to her childhood neighbor, she had been an introvert since she was a girl and only opens up to a select few of people, and even those she has difficulty expressing up to openly and truly. Beneath her hard-bitten demeanor, however, lies a more vulnerable side, plagued by self-loathing and deep-seated insecurity.
In spite of her flaws, Jessica is a good person at heart, choosing not to waste the super-strength given to her at the cost of her family's lives and becoming a hero to help people. Unfortunately, the harrowing encounter with Kilgrave, who controlled her to do everything he wanted to, including being raped repeatedly and murdering a woman before breaking out of his control, caused Jessica to give up her life as a hero, no longer able to view herself as one, and preferring to keep a low profile as a private investigator. Though she openly refused to identify herself as the sort, Jessica does show signs of heroism as she is deeply sympathetic towards other individuals who have been "Kilgraved", including Malcolm Ducasse and Hope Schlottman, though at the same time, she was also fearful enough that she came close to getting out of town and leaving Hope at Kilgrave's mercy to protect herself, thinking she could not save her.
However, the combined trauma of losing her family and experience with Kilgrave has also made Jessica a somewhat unstable individual. She suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress and Survivor's Guilt, occasionally undergoing hallucinations and flashbacks of her time in Kilgrave's grasp. These hallucinations usually involve Kilgrave either whispering to her or being otherwise intimate while she is surrounded by purple lighting, referencing the purple lighting in the back of the restaurant Il Rosso, where Kilgrave always had their table. In these instances she can act out more erratic and violent such as punching the window of a subway train after remembering one of Kilgrave's commands. After the death of her family, no matter how close she bonded with a person, Jessica had great difficulty fully forming emotional connections to a person as she couldn't even tell Trish Walker, her adoptive sister and closest friend "I love you". After killing Kilgrave, however, she appears to have put several demons to rest, acting more affectionate and possibly closer to everyone than before.
Due to her trauma, Jessica developed a tendency to rely on alcohol as to deal with her problems. Frequently, she is seen drinking various types of liquor, to little effect. She states that most of her money goes directly to booze. Due to her superhuman metabolism, she is able to consume vast quantities of alcohol without damage to her liver and appears to have high tolerance, being able to quickly drink an entire bottle of wine during dinner with Kilgrave, then nonchalantly asking for another one. When inebriated, Jessica can become more violent, such as threatening Jeri Hogarth's ex-wife, Wendy, to sign her divorce papers.
Jessica is a highly independent woman and shows no interest in being in a serious relationship, likely due to being forced into one with Kilgrave. For a short while, however, she did engage in sexual and later romantic relations with Luke Cage, bonding over their similar super-strength and troubled backstories. Ultimately, she refused to allow herself or her friends be disrespected by anyone, especially men. To the few people she cared about, such as Trish, she defended them fiercely, but also kept her distance from them so as to not have them become collateral damage. Trish also implies she's had relationships before in the past, but none that are long term.
Powers and Abilities
- "I should warn you, I'm stronger than I look."
- ―Jessica Jones to Madame Gao
- Superhuman Strength: Jones possesses strength beyond that of a regular human, especially notable regarding her size and muscle mass. She was able to completely crush an alarm clock with her bare hands or throw a shoe into the ceiling hard enough to crack it, both times when she had tried to sleep off a hangover. She also could effortlessly lift the back of a slow-moving car, throw a gun through a wall, break metal chains, locks and hinges, bend metal bars and panels, smash through glass and marble with her fist and gently push down several metal cabinets like dominoes. Even as a child, she was strong enough to break a bathroom sink off a wall by accident and then lift it over her head with one hand. In combat, she can use her strength to easily overpower or rag doll humans, throw a person across a room or even send someone flying across a street with her full strength, the latter of which she did to kill Reva Connors via one strike to the chest. She was even strong enough to hold an elevator on her own during the escape from Midland Circle Financial with both Luke Cage and Danny Rand inside after the lift was sabotaged by Elektra. However, she is not invincible and it is not impossible for a large group of normal humans to overpower her, which was demonstrated when she was attacked by various people that Kilgrave controlled, as well as members of the Kilgrave Victim Support Group and Len Sirkes' men. In addition, Luke Cage is able to match, or possibly outmatch her, in strength, as he had the upper hand through his fight with her while he was under Kilgrave's influence. Will Simpson was also able to overpower her while she was injured and while using Combat Enhancers. Besides combat, Jones uses her superior strength to break door knobs and chains in order to enter places others are unable to.
- "How fast is your mile?"
- ―Jessica Jones and Will Simpson
- Enhanced Speed: Jones' overall strength allows her to run at speeds superior to the average human. She was able to catch up to a car fairly easily, move across a street in a second or less to stop a car from hitting a little girl and stated she can run a mile in under four minutes. She also ran across New York from Niku to the Shlottman's residence without tiring or stopping for breath.
- "You shoot me--I’ll pull the bullet out of my ruined jacket...and shove it up your ass with my pinky finger. And who do you think that’ll hurt more?"
- ―Jessica Jones to Audrey Eastman
- Enhanced Durability: Jones has durability far beyond that of a regular human, being able to resist multiple beatings with little to no visible injuries. This resilience also allows her to perform greater feats of strength without injuring herself, such as smashing a mirror with her fists or breaking a window with her elbow. Her stamina was enough to allow her to run across New York from Niku to the Shlottman's residence without tiring or stopping for breath. However, she is still vulnerable to gunshots and explosions, though the former only mildly affects her unless she is shot in a vital area, as being grazed in the shoulder with Audrey Eastman only caused her brief pain. She was able to survive being hit by a truck, which broke her ribs and caused one of them to possibly pierce her liver, and she later seemed weakened enough to be overpowered by Will Simpson while he was using Combat Enhancers. She was also slowed down by being repeatedly tasered by Kilgrave's guards when she first tried abducting him when Trish was immediately knocked out by them. Robyn was able to knock her out with a wooden plank by hitting her head with it, causing her head to bleed and possibly giving her a mild concussion.
- "It's fine; it's just ribs. I heal faster than most, you know that."
- ―Jessica Jones to Trish Walker
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Jones' augmented metabolism heals faster than an ordinary human being. She is capable of completely healing minor scratches and injuries in mere hours without any permanent scars, and major injuries like broken ribs in just a single day. It may also allow her to not be affected by the harmful and long-term effects of alcohol, leaving her only to experience brief intoxication and hangover while not experiencing any signs of toxicity. Because of this, to actually become drunk, Jones has to drink a lot more alcohol than an average human does to feel its effects.
- "You can fly... well, jump."
"It's more like guided falling."
- ―Trish Walker and Jessica Jones
- Flight: Jones is able to fly, though she has never mastered this ability. She herself calls it "guided falling" and "more like jumping and then falling". She can propel herself off a surface and through the air at various speeds and altitudes, but she sometimes gets injured while landing. She regularly uses this ability to jump several stories to reach rooftops, fire escapes and balconies, as well as once to perch in-between two buildings while following Audrey Eastman. Notably, she used the ability to climb onto a fire escape of a building across from Luke's, as well as to reach Trish Walker's Apartment balcony. She attempted to fly over Luke Cage, who was controlled by Kilgrave at the time, to chase after the latter, only to be grabbed by the leg and thrown away. When she managed to capture Kilgrave, she escaped Will Simpson and his unit by jumping into the sky. Later on, when Kilgrave had Robyn and members of the Kilgrave Victim Support Group attempt to hang themselves at Niku, she jumped and hung onto a pipe hung from the ceiling that held up their nooses so she could break it off and free them. A demonstration of her using her flight to the fullest extent was when she flew skyward with Kilgrave in tow, escaping Will Simpson.
- Master Investigator: Jones is a highly skilled investigator, using a multitude of questionable methods to achieve her goals. She often impersonates other people's voices on the phone to advance with her cases, and is able to easily connect evidence that other people may overlook. She is not afraid of using methods that could be considered illegal, such as stealing things, or breaking into private places, often using her superior strength to break doors and padlocks, in order to obtain clues and advance in her cases, often using her powers as a means to an end. She was able to successfully locate Hope Shlottman and Antoine Grier when she was hired to do so, and is often offered different jobs by Jeri Hogarth, despite her law firm hired their own private investigator, a position that was first offered to Jones, but that she refused.
- "I'm no black belt. You let me know when that hurts."
- ―Jessica Jones to Hand member
- Combatant: Jones has basic combat skills, often using her superhuman strength to overpower and rag-doll her opponents, throwing them several feet. Despite being the only member of the Defenders without any formal combat training (Daredevil and Danny Rand trained in the martial arts from a young age and Luke learned from underground fights in prison), she, alongside Luke Cage was able to defeat a group of men led by Andre. She successfully fought off multiple people that Kilgrave took over, though she did not want to harm them and held back her strength. Also, she managed to gain the upper hand in fights with other combatants that had strength and resilience similar to her own, such as Luke Cage or Will Simpson on Combat Enhancers. Despite this, Jones lack of other fighting styles aside from using her strength has put her at a disadvantage, such that she was unable to withstand attacks from Elektra and was easily overpowered by Murakami before taking aid from Daredevil. Although she struggled against more skilled and experienced high ranking members of the Hand, Jones was able to defeat subordinate members of the organization, who are also trained in martial arts, without much effort.
- Cellphone: Jones used applications on her cellphone to get information she needed for cases, such as a police scanner app she used while searching for Kilgrave, or a GPS app that allowed her to know the exact location of Trish Walker's phone. The specific types of phones she uses are Samsung Galaxy S5 and a black iPhone 8.
- Camera: As a detective, Jones utilizes a standard camera and often collected photographic evidence for her clients to use for her assignments. She has also used it for personal uses when she took pictures of the affair between Gina and Luke Cage. On some occasions, Jones would use the camera on her phone, as she did to obtain a quality photo of Karl Malus to produce a fake ID.
- Crosswords: During stake-outs, Jones is usually alone and gets bored; to pass the time, she would have crossword puzzles with her.
- Hip Flask: The trauma Kilgrave gave her caused Jones to resort to alcohol to ease her thoughts; Jones carries a hip flask filled with alcohol to take a sip when desired on assignments.
- Business Card: Jessica has Alias Investigations business cards and gave one to Claire Temple at one point. She also presented one to a former client of Pryce Cheng of Cheng Consulting Management upon rescuing their dog Felipe.
- Laptop: Jessica owns a laptop in which she frequently uses to do research on her cases, able to track down people fairly easily through the internet. Often, she makes use of it to analyze images collected, either through her cellphone or photography camera.
- Mossberg 590: Jessica took this shotgun from an NYPD car to shoot a Kilgrave-controlled Luke Cage in the chin to defend herself.
- Smith & Wesson 4506: Jessica attempted to use this pistol on her mother.
|Appearances for Jessica Jones|
in chronological order:
- In the comics, Jessica Campbell went to Midtown High School with Peter Parker and had a crush on him, being present when he was bitten by the radioactive spider. After a car accident killed her entire immediate family, Jessica fell into a coma and woke up months later by the cosmic energies released by Galactus. She is then adopted by the Jones family. During her adult years, she became a trusted friend and ally of Captain America, and pursued a relationship with Scott Lang, with her best friend Carol Danvers acting as their matchmaker. She then realized she was in love with Luke Cage and pregnant with his child, so she eventually married him and had a daughter named Danielle Cage, after Cage's best friend Danny Rand. During her superhero career, she was codenamed Jewel, Knightress and Power Woman on different occasions and possessed superhuman strength, durability and flight. The super hero outfit Trish Walker created for Jones is similar to the suit worn by Jones in the comics, when she was the hero Jewel.
- During her teens, Jessica was a fan of Nirvana, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day.
- Jessica's phone number is 212-256-1084, as seen on the Season Two inbox. If called, it leads to voice mail.
- While Luke Cage said that Jessica tossed a man twice her size across his bar with one hand when Andre attacked him, she had actually been tossing them with both hands.
- In the comics, Jessica had brown hair and eyes. In the TV series, she has black hair and green eyes.
- Unlike the other Defenders, Jessica isn't trained in any martial arts and largely depends on her super strength in order to fight, which she points out herself.
- In the comics, her power to fly was the first ability that Jessica had discovered, whereas in the Marvel Netflix series, her super-strength was the first ability she discovered.
- Jessica is 5'9".
Behind the Scenes
- Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg had Krysten Ritter on the top of her list for playing Jones, even when Rosenberg was developing the series for ABC.
- Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb noted that the character "has real problems with a number of things that she abuses! And we’re not shying away from that."
- Krysten Ritter described the character as "very rough around the edges, and dry and sarcastic and a total asshole sometimes. But I think at her core she’s a good person."
- She put on 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of muscle for the role.
- Melissa Rosenberg was forbidden to have Jones say "fuck" in the series as she frequently does in the Alias comic which the series is primarily based on. Despite this, the word has since been used in the Netflix Marvel Cinematic Universe by Malcolm Ducasse in the Jessica Jones episode AKA The Sandwich Saved Me, the Punisher in the Daredevil episode New York's Finest, and Tone in the Luke Cage episode Moment of Truth.
- Dejay Roestenberg, Stefanie Flores, Becca G.T., Heidi Germaine Schnappauf and Natalie Diaz were stunt doubles for Krysten Ritter and Julia Maggio and Nikki Brower were stunt doubles for Elizabeth Cappuccino in the role of Jessica Jones.
- Krista Tunnell was a stand-in for Krysten Ritter in the role of Jessica Jones.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jessica Jones 2.07: AKA I Want Your Cray Cray
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jessica Jones: 1.12: AKA Take a Bloody Number
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jessica Jones: 1.06: AKA You're a Winner!
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Jessica Jones: 1.08: AKA WWJD?
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Jessica Jones: 1.11: AKA I've Got the Blues
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Jessica Jones: 1.07: AKA Top Shelf Perverts
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Jessica Jones: 1.05: AKA The Sandwich Saved Me
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Jessica Jones: 1.01: AKA Ladies Night
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Jessica Jones: 1.10: AKA 1,000 Cuts
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Jessica Jones: 1.03: AKA It's Called Whiskey
- ↑ Jessica Jones
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Jessica Jones: 1.02: AKA Crush Syndrome
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Jessica Jones: 1.04: AKA 99 Friends
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Jessica Jones: 1.09: AKA Sin Bin
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 Jessica Jones: 1.13: AKA Smile
- ↑ Daredevil: 2.05: Kinbaku
- ↑ Iron Fist: 1.08: The Blessing of Many Fractures
- ↑ The Defenders: 1.01: The H Word
- ↑ The Defenders: 1.02: Mean Right Hook
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 The Defenders: 1.03: Worst Behavior
- ↑ The Defenders: 1.04: Royal Dragon
- ↑ The Defenders: 1.05: Take Shelter
- ↑ The Defenders: 1.06: Ashes, Ashes
- ↑ The Defenders: 1.07: Fish in the Jailhouse
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 25.2 The Defenders: 1.08: The Defenders
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 2.11: AKA Three Lives and Counting
- ↑ Krysten Ritter & Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg Talk ‘Jessica Jones’ at NYCC
- ↑ We Asked Marvel's Head of Television About Everything From 'Agent Carter' to 'Iron Fist' — And He Answered
- ↑ 'GMA' 40 for 40: Everything You Need to Know About Marvel's 'Jessica Jones'
- ↑ The Two Things Marvel Wouldn't Let Jessica Jones Do, According To The Creator