Netflix's Jessica Jones Season 3: 9 Things To Remember Before You Watch
Jessica Jones Season 3 is almost here.
The era of the Netflix Marvel TV universe comes to an end this week with Jessica Jones Season 3, streaming on Netflix starting June 14. That's the bad news--but on the bright side, Season 3 is really good! Even if you were disappointed by the show's sophomore slump, it's worth jumping back in for one final adventure with the hard-drinking, no nonsense, butt-kicking detective.
But chances are you'll need a refresher first. A lot has happened over the years in these shows, and you may not have been all that invested in the story the last time Alias Investigations was on the screen. So here's a quick catch-up that will jog your memory just before Jessica Jones Season 3 arrives.
1. The Hand is through
The immortal villains known as the Hand cast a five-fingered shadow over many previous seasons of the various shows that made up the Marvel/Netflix TV universe. Fortunately, the members of the Hand were defeated in The Defenders, and they haven't returned since. With Jessica Jones Season 3 wrapping the entire universe up for good (since all these shows are now canceled), they're unlikely to reappear now.
2. Trish has powers now
At the end of Jessica Jones Season 2, Trish underwent a radical surgery in an attempt to develop superpowers. The season finale revealed that the surgery worked, as Trish nimbly caught her dropped phone on her foot. In the comics, Trish becomes Hellcat, and it looks like the Netflix version of her character is headed in the same direction.
3. Trish killed Jessica's mom
Season 2 was all about the reveal that Jessica's mom didn't actually die in that fateful car crash. She returned to Jessica's life, but she wasn't exactly a positive influence. Alisa Jones was a dangerous woman, and Trish took the shot when she had it, knowing that Jessica never could. Jessica may eventually grow to understand why this was necessary, but for now it's understandable that she's not thrilled with her adoptive sister.
4. Dorothy Walker is toxic
Trish's mother, Dorothy Walker, is a toxic presence in Trish's life, an abusive stage mother who constantly pushes Trish toward life in the spotlight. If Trish plans to develop a secret superhero alter ego, chances are Dorothy will be there to interfere and make Trish feel guilty about one thing or another.
5. Jessica had a relationship with her superintendent
During Season 2, Jessica Jones engaged in a relationship with her building's new superintendent, Oscar. He has a young son who looks up to Jessica. It's unclear whether their relationship will continue in Season 3.
6. Malcolm works for Hogarth now
Jessica's neighbor and friend Malcolm has come a long way since his days as a junkie under Kilgrave's influence. By the end of Season 2, he was working for Jeri Hogarth, the powerful lawyer played by Carrie-Anne Moss.
7. Hogarth has ALS
For her part, Hogarth is suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease that will slowly render her less and less mobile until her death. This looming fate will no doubt color her actions during Season 3, as it did during Season 2.
8. Detective Eddy Costa is a pretty good guy
Costa is a New York detective who appeared starting in Season 2 of Jessica Jones. He's generally been sympathetic toward Jessica, especially since she killed Kilgrave (although we didn't see him because the character didn't exist yet, Costa claimed in Season 2 that he was present when Kilgrave held the police station hostage in Season 1 Episode 7). Costa returns in Season 3.
9. Kilgrave is dead
But that didn't stop him from returning as a voice in Jessica's head during in Season 2. It's unknown whether David Tennant will make any more appearances in Season 3, but it's certainly possible.