"Tell Jessica whether or not you are happy with your salary." "Absolutely. I make twice as much as my last job, from which I was fired due to a drinking problem." "See? Some of us give people a second chance."
Laurent Bouchard is a man who was employed and tortured by Kilgrave.
Laurent Bouchard used to work as a chef, until he was fired for having a drinking problem. He was than enthralled by Kilgrave in order to be used as a chef in the house he recently bought. Kilgrave payed him twice as much as he earned at his previous job.
Working for Kilgrave
"I'll introduce you to the staff. This is, um Tell her your names, please." "Laurent Bouchard." "Alva Ramirez."
Upon Jessica Jones her arrival at her old house Kilgrave called Bouchard end Alva Ramirez forwards in order to introduce them self. Jones told Kilgrave that she did not want to life in a house with slaves, upon Bouchard was ordered to tell that he earns twice as much as on his previous job.
"Laurent and what's-her-name are cooking up a storm for us. You're welcome to come down whenever you're hungry."
That evening Bouchard and Alva Ramirez were waiting in the dining room for Jessica Jones to join the dinner Kilgrave had them create. When she finally arrived Bouchard planned to serve her Pasta Amatriciana, according to Kilgrave her favorite dinner. Before he was able to serve it Jones told them that it is his favorite food and that it makes her nauseous now. She would instead take a liquide dinner, Bouchard quickly looked at Kilgrave to find out what he should do, seeing that he was fine with it. Bouchard and Ramirez then moved back to the kitchen.
While standing in the kitchen they heard Jones break the wine bottle when throwing it away. They quickly returned to the kitchen and placed a knife next to their throat, a safe guard Kilgrave has placed. When Kilgrave realized that she did this to test him he told them that they were allowed to remove the knife, Bouchard already had already started bleeding. When they wanted to return to the kitchen they were ordered to first clean up the mess Jones had made. When going to bed Jones apologized to them.
The next morning Bouchard and Alva Ramirez prepared breakfast for Kilgrave and Jessica Jones. While they were eating dinner they were disturbed by an neighbor, Elizabeth De Luca, who eventually was invited to join them during breakfast. In the meanwhile Bouchard was waiting inside of the home. Together with Ramirez he cleaned up after breakfast was finished.
Playing the Hero
"Alva? Laurent? If I'm not back within two hours, please remove the skin from each other's faces."
Later that afternoon Kilgrave and Jessica Jones planned to visit a crime scene, in order for Kilgrave to become a hero. Before leaving Kilgrave ordered Bouchard and Alva Ramirez to start peeling each others face off if he would not return within two hours. While Kilgrave and Jones were away the two of them waited patiently within the living room. When Kilgrave and Jones finally returned Ramirez jumped up and together with Bouchard went to the kitchen to bake a cake.
"Please, please, can we close our eyes now? Just for a moment." "You can blink when Jones returns and not a minute before."
Following their return Jones left the house for a walk. Kilgrave ordered Ramirez and Bouchard to stand in front of the window and told them not to blink until she returned. Later in the evening, after not being allowed to close their eyes, Bouchard said something in French which caused Kilgrave to throw crips at them. When Ramirez. Kilgrave took a quick look out of the window, told them to clean up the mess and whipe there face, before he went back to intercept Jones.
"Laurent! Alva! Dinner's up." "Do they need to eat with us?" "First step in heroism, don't be a prick."
Upon her return Jessica Jones, who had bought Chinese food for all four of them, asked Ramirez and Bouchard to join them during dinner. When Jones left the table for a moment, both Ramirez and Bouchard collapsed. Before Kilgrave could react, Jones knocked him out with Sufentanil.