Jessica Jones: What You Need to Know Before Watching Season 2

Marvel's Jessica Jones is set to return on March 8, almost three years after the first season was released on Netflix -- yes, really! It's been a long time, so it's understandable if you've forgotten some details about the series, or perhaps you're just looking for a quick refresher to jog your memory.

Here, we're looking back at the thirteen episodes of Jessica Jones Season 1 as well as her stint on The Defenders, refreshing your memory regarding the biggest moments of both shows. This will, of course, include major spoilers from Marvel's Netflix universe, so consider yourself warned.

Who is Jessica Jones?

A private investigator, Jessica Jones is a complicated, sarcastic person who's riddled with feelings of grief. While living in New York City, Jessica had a run in with the evil Kilgrave, a man with mind control abilities. As a result, she left her budding superhero career behind, retreating into self-loathing and self-medication by way of hard liquor.


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After her dealings with Kilgrave, which we'll delve in to later, Jessica attempted to keep a low profile, specializing in digging up dirt on other people's lives as a PI. Taking small cases, she used her intelligence and wit to make a semi-honest living out of her office/apartment.

In typical superhero origin style, one of the cases Jessica decides to tackle intertwines her with criminals and ultimately leads to her using her powers to stop them. One case in particular leads Jessica to teaming -- albeit reluctantly -- with a handful of other individuals with powers.


Tragic Beginnings

Jessica Jones is the only daughter of Brian and Alisa Jones. As a child, she spent a lot of time alone in her room and was incredibly protective of her younger brother, Philip. In a tragic car crash that she accidentally caused, her parents and brother died, leaving Jessica an orphan and filling with her both guilt and regret.

Jessica had a few jobs before she found her calling as a Private Investigator. Working a mundane job in an office in NYC, she was subject to sexist remarks and discriminatory actions. Being the no-nonsense person she is, Jessica didn't put up with it for long. She blackmailed her boss, who frequently committed fraud, forcing him to pay her a generous severance fee.


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Jessica also worked as a mascot for a local sandwich shop, donning a ridiculous costume and handing out leaflets to those passing by in the street. As you'd expect, this job wasn't for her either, but it wasn't until she saved a young girl's life that she began to consider being a hero -- sort of.

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