From The Looks Of It, Jessica Jones Is In For A Wild Second Season

Some new images from Netflix's second season of the highly-acclaimed Marvel show have given us some interesting things to ponder.

Image: Netflix

When you really think about it, it makes perfect sense. Of course Jessica Jones would eventually end up in gaol. How could she not?

Yes, everyone's favourite alcoholic private investigator is back, folks and - wait for it - she's managed to get herself into all kinds of trouble with the law. This is especially whack considering that she and a bunch of random dudes just saved New York City from... something that was not well explained.

Though details on Jessica Jones' next season are still scant, the newest batch of stills from the series do give some hints about just what Jessica will be up to. You'd be surprised at the amount of information you can gather about the entire season of a television show just by looking at a handful of images. It's the sort of knowledge Jessica Jones would be most inclined to pick up on if she were presented with this new batch of photos...

Investigations Abound

What you're seeing here is Jessica investigating something. As a private investigator, this is the sort of thing she is wont to do. That being said, you can read the composition of the shot as something of a reflection (hey, now) on Jessica's mental state when the second season picks up. Even though we know David Tennant's Purple Man will be back to haunt Jess, it's unclear whether or nor her turmoil will be purely psychological or if her arch-foe might somehow return from the grave.

There Will Be Booze

Jessica needs booze the way sharks need perpetual motion through water. The printed-out photograph of a hallway suggests that Jessica Jones will find its hero duking it out with a squad of baddies in an enclosed space. The nearly empty double shot glass suggests that Jessica... will drink to her victory.

Trish is the new Punisher

As much as The Punisher likes to pretend that it isn't part of Netflix's corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is, and it's clearly rubbed off on one Trish Walker, who's seen here gallivanting about with a gun. It's unlikely that MCU Trish will ever get around to becoming a hero quite like her comics counterpart Hellcat, but she seems to be sticking to the path toward heroism seen in the first season. Also, Malcolm's back with what appears to be the self-determination of a character who won't be sidelined halfway through the season. Good signs all around.

Hogarth for She-Hulk, Please

You could look at this photo and think to yourself, "Goodness, Hogarth really doesn't want to respond to whatever email she's looking at," or you could read into the moody, green-hued background and ponder what a Netflix She-Hulk series starring Carrie-Ann Moss might be like.

We Get It, Trish. You Like Guns

Of all the new Jessica Jones images, the photo of Trish using her gun (again!) is the most promising, if only for the fact that it's an indicator of the next season's action. We've seen Trish coming into her own as a fighter, and it appears as if whatever Jessica ends up getting herself into is actually going to require Trish to step up to the plate and kick more arse than we've seen in the past.

Jessica Jones' stakes may be somewhat more grounded compared to The Defenders when it returns on March 8.


Comments

    JJ and Luke Cage are pretty much the only Marvel shows worth watching on Netflix (I haven’t watched The Punisher yet).

      I thought Luke Cage was okay, and JJ was really boring and slow. I never finished it. I got 7 episodes in and gave up. I even managed to finish Iron fist...

      Dare Devil is the best by far, followed probably by The Punisher ( although it also suffers by there being a handful of episodes that feel like they drag out the season more than anything else), then Luke Cage, Iron Fist and JJ.

      Luke Cage, the Punisher, Iron Fist and JJ all have episodes that just increase the number of episodes without really adding much to the overall story.

        JJ and Luke Cage had me hooked, which may be why I didn’t mind the slower pace you speak of. Iron Fist had problems. DD was alright - I didn’t really dig it though. Defenders was okay-good but it had its problems too.

    "Of course Jessica Jones would eventually end up in gaol" ... G-A-O-L? Did you arrive with the first fleet, Charles? :P It's been a while since I've seen it spelt like that!

      Isnt that the proper spelling for uk/aus english tho? =P unless there was a new spelling introduced besides the na speling of jail xD

        The writer is from Kotaku US too, which is weird.

        Gaol is the antiquated version, and even in Australia isn't used much. I think most Australian newspaper style guides say to use jail. ABC's does, and has for a long time.

        Besides, gaol looks hideous on the page. There aren't many English words with ao in them.

          incorrect.

          Australian curriculum dictates the correct spelling to be gaol.
          Jail is the phonetic americanised version.

          Gaol is taught in schools, Jail is also - however is identified as an alternate.

          Colour - color
          Neighbour - neighbor

          etc

            How long ago in the Australian curriculum? Because if it's still taught that way, it's completely contrary to how the majority of Australian publications use it. They're just going to have to learn to use the jail variant when they leave school anyway.

            https://www.writerscentre.com.au/blog/qa-jail-or-gaol-which-is-it/

            Q: What does the Macquarie Dictionary say?
            A: Both are accepted – but “jail” is preferred. It admits that “in general, the spelling of this word has shifted in Australian English from gaol to jail”. However, it goes on to add that, “gaol remains fossilised in the names of jails, as Parramatta Gaol, and in some government usage”

            ...

            Q: But has that since changed?
            A: In the past few decades, the rise of the internet and US-based spellcheck software has definitely sped up the process. Most publication styles have switched to “jail” now

            https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/06/no-australians-dont-spell-jail-with-a-g-any-more/
            I mean, I don't need to quote it, it's right there in the headline.

            https://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/blog/article/371/
            The spelling gaol was the accepted spelling in Australian English until the 1990s, as evidenced by the change in the Third Edition of the Macquarie Dictionary (1997). Many style guides, particularly newspaper style guides, led the way in this. Indeed the spelling in British English is now jail with gaol as a lowly placed variant. The spelling jail is the most common spelling now in Australian English.

            You're also wrong in that it's the Americanised spelling. Gaol is older, but both variants existed in British English as far as I can tell, and date back to French.

            Gaol is a variant, but it's still seen as old fashioned and not the spelling used by the majority. Especially newspaper publications.

            I don't know why you're educating me on o/ou.

              Just wanted to say that during primary school in the early/mid 00s I was taught jail.

                Same. I finished school in ... early 2000s sometime.

                I came across an article while googling that said some 75% of students polled said they preferred jail too. But I can't find it again.

                The Americanisation argument always struck me as a form of petulant nationalism. In Australia we have no official body for language. Acceptability of a term is determined by use. The only people I've seen use gaol have been older Australians and those who want to make a nationalist point through language. I honestly don't care for this. Personally I'd prefer if all English was just American English. Would make it a lot easier. But I'm not gonna start that trend.

                When I was younger for a long time I used crisps instead of chips because it makes it easier to differentiate hot or pre-packaged chips. Nowadays I realise how silly that makes me sound.

                And it's worth noting that even in Britain, jail is now the more common term, with the majority of the uses of the word gaol confined to historical context:

                https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/100681/which-word-is-used-more-in-the-uk-gaol-or-jail

                  wow, you took that as some sort of 'petulant nationalism'

                  Fuck me, can we please have a discussion that doesn't involve someone throwing that sort of shit around?

                  You may have left school mid 2000's? I left primary school early 90's and it was always spelt 'gaol'.

                  Secondly, wife is a tertiary teacher in canberra, and both children attend K to 1.
                  Gaol is the preferred spelling in their classes.
                  Also, its not that hard to review and see for yourself with a little bit of googling.
                  Check the NAPLAN for 3/5/7 etc.

                  And seriously, nationalism? wake up to yourself

                  But you know that just because we are nationailst

                  I can't reply directly to your post so I'll do it here.

                  I say nationalistic because it is. "It's an Americanism" doesn't mean anything. What difference does it make? The usage of a word cares nothing for its origins. The implication is that we have to preserve a distinct language identity just because we don't want to seem like them. Where does the line get drawn? We still don't call a truck a lorry.

                  As for teachers, it's just as likely that teachers with a conservative approach to language might teach their students the gaol variant.

                  And yes, both are acceptable, but jail enjoys wider use. Gaol has been on the way out for a while.

                  As for the naplan... I'm not going to do you research for you. I already provided my own sources. It's up to you to provide yours. You provide the links because I honestly can't find any. All I can find is one project at Kempsey High School on "gaol birds"

            Gaol is still used in official government documents, but that's about it.

            Any penitentiary in Australia will have a sign out the front saying "gaol."

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