Jessica Jones season 3 review: A dark conclusion for the Netflix/Marvel universe

3 of 5

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Trish’s arc is going to be where fans disagree. For people who come out of season 2 absolutely hating her, it makes perfect sense to see her become a villain. As she points out this season, she was abused as a child and her wanting to be a hero stems from her desire to protect other young kids. There are those who (like myself) who have been waiting for Hellcat to finally make an appearance and seeing her become an unhinged bad guy rather than a hero was a bit of a letdown.

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However, it’s more than just her villainous arc which is going to divide viewers. Trish’s and Jessica’s relationship was arguably the heart and soul of the series. Back in season 1, one of the more notable moments is when Jessica’s says “I love you” to Trish to let her sister know that she wasn’t under Kilgrave’s control. Now, we get a fight scene where Trish attempts to kill her sister before being carted off to live life in prison.

Kudos to Rachael Taylor, because the scene where Trish has to hear all of the bad things she’s done and realizes that she’s the villain is one of the most memorable of this season. Yet, it’s a raw deal for anyone who was hoping to see Trish get a redemption arc. Not to mention, Jessica Jones doesn’t do a good enough job of convincing us how “evil” Trish is. Attempting to kill Jessica feels like an extreme reaction because up until that point her actions felt relatively justified. Yes, Salinger should’ve stood trial but it’s only human that Trish would want to kill the man who murdered her mother.