Krysten Ritter stars in 'Jessica Jones'
Actress Krysten Ritter arrives at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California March 1, 2014. Reuters / Danny Moloshok

In the first episode of “Jessica Jones,” titled “AKA Ladies Night,” the main protagonist narrated the evils of New York, which is actually good for her private investigation business. Jessica (Krysten Ritter) ran through some of the specifics of her work.

Later, Jessica arrived at Hogarth’s office. She was previously offered a job by Hogarth, but Jessica said that she prefers to work as a freelancer. Hogarth described another case for Jessica involving a dancer with brain damage.

While Jessica was out investigating, she spotted Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and recognised him. The Purple Man spoke to Jessica, telling her that she wants to do it. Cage was with a woman, and the two seemed to be getting intimate.

The next morning, a man and a woman arrived at Jessica’s apartment to look for their missing daughter. She proceeded to investigate the matter. The clues pointed to a man who drives a Maserati. When Jessica talked to him, he tried to get away, but Jessica grabbed the rear bumper and lifted the vehicle.

Subsequently, the Purple Man crept up on Jessica again, and she woke up saying, “Birch Street. Higgins Drive.”

Jessica spent some time at a bar with Cage. The two returned to Cage’s apartment to have sex.

Jessica met Hope who told her that Kilgrave (David Tennant) forced her to do things she did not want to do. As Jessica walked down the hallway, Hope drew a gun from her purse and shot her parents dead. Hope was obviously being manipulated after suddenly coming back to reality and crying over her dead parents.

In the end, Jessica narrated that when you know something is real, you can either keep denying it or do something.

“AKA Crush Syndrome” will air next, where Cage will be implicated in Hope’s crime. Jessica will also wonder how her mind-controlling ex, Kilgrave, managed to cheat death after a bus crash. Jessica’s obsession with Cage seemed to be connected with her guilt regarding the accident.

Kilgrave will be doing more damage in Episode 2, write Vulture. Jones, in the meantime, will be doing more investigative work as she tries to link the pieces leading to Kilgrave.

The first episode of “Jessica Jones” was met with a positive response, with some critics calling it one of the darkest, if not the darkest TV series, to date. Rotten Tomatoes has so far given it a 91 per cent rating.

“Jessica Jones” airs Fridays on Netflix.

Watch the opening sequence for “Jessica Jones” here.

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