Jessica and Alisa go on the run. Trish makes a definitive choice. Jessica has to figure out who she is now, with her self-made family rather than her real one. Trish might finally be special. Malcolm and Jeri move on with their lives.
On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 13, “AKA Playland,” Jessica finally comes around to Alisa’s plan, just in time for Alisa to realize that might not be the optimal choice anymore. As one mother recognizes that her daughter has to go on, Dorothy seems to put her claws deeper into Trish, whose world has become entirely different and who makes a choice that permanently ostracizes Jessica. As the sisters separate, seemingly permanently, the two of them have to find their own family, Jessica finding it with Oscar and Vido and Trish finding it with her mother again.
The Jones mother-daughter duo is forced to split. The Walker mother-daughter duo is forced to come together. Jeri pulls a trick on the ones that did it to her. Trish hits a flat line.
On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 12, “AKA Pray for My Patsy,” motherly love takes on a whole new meaning. Jessica deals with her mother, while Trish’s mother reenters hers, always there in a crisis but not much else. The mothers have striking similarities, their main one doing what they believe is right for their daughters, regardless of their daughters’ opinions or seemingly the cost. Jeri pulls some clever manipulation of her own.
Kilgrave returns! Jessica has to deal with the British voice in her head. Trish stays the path to be “special”. Karl ends IGH where it began. Alisa loses it, officially.
On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 11, “AKA Three Lives and Counting,” Jessica’s mind takes a dark and purple-y turn, an appearance of Kilgrave summoned after she tries to figure out who she is after taking another life. Despite having gifts and being special of her own accord, Trish becomes desperate to be “special”, in the terms she comprehends and has seen, and takes Karl back to IGH to continue his work. Malcolm gets used and abused by Trish, and then slapped verbally by Jessica, seemingly for the last time. The Alias family breaks apart while Jessica attempts to keep herself together.
Jessica tries to do what’s right. Trish continues to do what’s wrong. Jeri gets used. Malcolm gets knocked out. Karl gets a spotlight on him. Alisa gets abused. And a choice defines Jessica.
On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 10, “AKA Pork Chop,” Alisa’s jailing becomes the focal point, Jessica realizing she has to choose her blood family over her adopted one. Trish’s lust for the story overcomes her, taking the space of the inhaler. Despite her not taking the drug anymore, she still has the same erratic, unhelpful, and uncooperative behavior streak. Karl and Malcolm become pawns in the ever-moving chess game that has become their lives. Jeri is forced to realize she was a pawn in someone else’s game.
Jessica and her mother find and lose one another. Trish realizes she’s nothing without her drug. Jeri gets healed. A decision is made.
On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 9, “AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the Bed,” while discussing what to do with their captive Pryce, their shark in the bathtub, they realize just what they mean to one another and what family means to them. At the same time, Trish finds her independence and liberation drug has run out. Oscar’s family begins to disintegrate and he needs Jessica to help resolve them. Pryce becomes the divisive point in which Jessica and her mother separate.
Jessica meets her mother officially. Trish talks about the inhaler. Malcolm is becoming a real PI while no one’s watching. Jeri starts looking at her life more hopefully.
On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 8, “AKA Ain’t We Got Fun,” Jessica realizes that the monster and her mother might be synonymous, despite her not wanting to ever believe such a thing could happen. Malcolm becomes all too aware of Trish’s issue, it becoming his own, making him succumb to his old ways. Jeri realizes that the truth might not be all what she thought, but perhaps better than she imagined. Hope is reachable in the face of Jeri, dances on the horizon for Jessica, and seems like a faraway dream for Trish.
Jessica meets her mother. Trish proves she’s done this all before. Another kind of death defines Jessica. A horrible pop song ruins eardrums.
On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 7, “AKA I Want Your Cray Cray,” the episode remains in a flashback, filling in the blanks of Jessica and Trish’s past in a way that further accentuates and fleshes out their present, and simultaneously filling in the actual blanks of Jessica’s mother slow recovery in the safety net of IGH and Dr. Karl. When a second tragedy befalls Jessica and helps to further define her life, it becomes the catalyst for her hostile meeting with her mother in the present. Past Trish proves that present her is on the same dangerous and deadly path.
At long last, Jessica finds out the truth. Trish becomes overly attached to her new drug. Jeri and Inez form a bond over Jeri’s sickness. Oscar and Malcolm try to make sense of the women in their lives.
On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 6, “AKA Facetime,” Jessica realizes that she has to continue her pursuit of Dr. Karl in order to find the real answer behind the monster and, then ultimately, find the real answer behind her past itself. Alternatively, she puts herself on the line through her relationship with Oscar. Trish puts herself on the line by using and overusing the new inhaler drug and then puts Malcolm’s feelings on the line by taking advantage of them. Jeri comes to terms with that the illness she has been trying to hide from everyone might be her only saving grace on the IGH front.
Jessica defines who she is. Oscar tells her not to smile. Trish becomes delusional in her dependence. Jeri investigates IGH for selfish reasons.
On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 5, “AKA The Octopus,” Jessica is forced to revisit her past’s demons, redefining herself in her new world, as well as forcing herself to let go of past practices in order to move forward. Despite not having Trish, as she usually does, she has Jeri’s tough love and Oscar’s newfound appreciation, as well as Malcolm, who is still attempting to figure out how he fits into all of this himself. Trish is digging herself into a deeper hole, refusing to admit dependency even as she craves it. The monster has to leave something behind like the octopus.
Jessica confronts her past. Jeri looks back on her own history to realize what she wants and, more importantly, what she doesn’t want. Trish uses a tactic from Simpson to find her own power. Pryce’s last attempt to outshine Jessica ends in bloodshed.
On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 4, “AKA God Help the Hobo,” Jessica learns that the new villain, the monster, might be hiding more than just a face. Jessica has to realize, within herself, that her anger issues are a part of her but they don’t make her who this monster seems to be. Jeri comes to a realization of her own and that is that she can’t do this alone. A vague family reference is made about Malcolm, which causes him to realize he isn’t all that happy where he is, and that he might not be where he wants to be. Trish makes a quick decision without realizing she is ill-prepared for the fallout.