The Netflix-Marvel era may be coming to a close, but the third season of Jessica Jones hardly views itself as a lame duck. I had the chance to watch the first episode of the new season and it left me wanting more. While some of the Netflix series sometimes felt like they were spinning their wheels, Jessica Jones maintains its action, excitement, and character intrigue going strong to the finish line.

While it is hard to see where a season is heading in its first episode, we find Jessica Jones in a unique place. Her work seems to be going well while her friends have all but left. By flipping her situation, we understand that Jessica will remain Jessica even when her whole existence is flipped.

While the plot of the entire season is shrouded in mystery, it is clear that all of the comic book fun will be to serve to tell a character-focused story. This is when these Marvel-Netflix shows soar, and I am glad that they will be ending their run on a high note. Do superpowers mean that you need to be a superhero? If you are not a superhero, does that make you a super villain? What responsibility do those with gifts have to humanity, and what responsibility do they have to themselves?

This may sound like it eschews a bit towards the “with great power, comes great responsibility” angle. But it is obvious that Jessica Jones would have a much different perspective than Peter Parker. With an impending threat and Jessica finding herself in new personal situations, I look forward to finding out where Jessica Jones’ journey ends.

While this may be the end of an era for Marvel Television, we still have Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, and Cloak & Dagger to bring long-form Marvel storytelling to our screens. While the Netflix era is coming to an end, I look forward to what is next.

The final season of Jessica Jones debuts on Netflix on June 14 and consists of 13 episodes.

 

FanBoy is a Disney dweeb who has worked at Disneyland and Walt Disney World

 

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