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Review – Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire Episode 6 (Serial Box)

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Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire Episode 6

Book Title: Marvel's Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire

Book Description: “The safe choice? Walk away. But when has Jessica Jones ever played it safe? Jessica Jones has made an art of ignoring her particular brand of super-powered trauma. But these days, she’s giving the whole “self-care” thing a try. Seeing a therapist, finding healthier coping mechanisms (read: no business-hours drinking), working toward not wanting to punch things all the time. Maybe even taking the occasional case that won’t eat her alive. A simple missing persons case seems like just the ticket. But when a boy’s body turns up under an overpass in what looks like a cut-and-dried OD, Jessica can’t let it go and dives headlong into an obsessive search for answers.”

Book Author: Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Book Format: AudiobookFormat

Publisher - Orgnization: Serial Box

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Date published: 2020-06-18

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  • Narration - 9/10
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Summary

Narrator: Fryda Wolff

Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire Episode 6 continues our heroine’s stubborn determination to follow a case to the end —regardless of what obstacles are thrown into her path.

 

The Case Continues in Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire Episode 6

It’s safe to say that Jessica is a hero known for her stubbornness (and her sass). So it’s really no major surprise that she’s refusing to let this case go. Thus, her investigation continues in Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire Episode 6.

Last we saw, Jessica was on a new trail. In the process, she might have gotten herself into a bit of trouble, courtesy of one of the strongest leads she was following. Deterred (for the moment) on that route, Jess has started a path down an entirely new rabbit hole.

Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire (Serial Box)
Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire (Serial Box)

Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire is the latest Marvel series to hit Serial Box. Each Thursday, Serial Box drops a new episode, allowing fans to dive into a beloved character, all while experiencing her journey in an all-new way.

Fake It Till You Make It

Written by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire Episode 6 is a fascinating dive into a different world. Well, different for Jessica, at any rate. Jess has never been in a position where she feels confident and accepted. Especially not in regards to her powers.

There’s quite a lot to appreciate about this episode, from the investigative techniques that Jessica is employing, to how human all of the secondary characters have begun to feel. Then there’s that lingering sense of foreshadowing, almost like Jessica (and the audience, by proxy) is missing something. Something major.

One of the many things I’ve really come to love about this series is the continued investment in Jessica’s mental health. The first episode made it clear that she’s seeking help. Each episode after that has made a small reference to that fact as well. It all ties really nicely with her background and adds a layer of complexity to the story itself.

The revelation at the end of this episode is a pure moment of epiphany. Suddenly what seemed like a minor detail came flying back to the forefront. And with it, a whole new series of events is sure to follow. I love that small detail has come full circle—it’s going to leave readers/listeners wondering about all the other little details strewn around.

Narration

Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire Episode 6 was narrated by Fryda Wolff and, as per usual, she did a fantastic job. Wolff is really nailing that sort of sardonic style that Jessica is so well-known for, all while being capable of juggling secondary characters on the side.

Jessica’s emotional state changes a few times over the course of this episode, and Wolff surpassed the demands of her here. It’s an impressive feat, one that really did enhance the whole reading experience.

That the secondary characters were given a chance to shine (through Wolff, that is) is another major highlight of this episode. Each one was clear and distinct, making the conversations flow smoothly—exactly what this scene needed.

Conclusion

Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire Episode 6 is a thrilling episode, one that is absolutely setting up for major events. The series has constantly and consistently raised the ante. Though, maybe not quite to the extent of what we just witnessed.

This series is everything that fans could have hoped for; it is the perfect combination of Marvel storytelling and Serial Box formatting. It’s quickly become my favorite of the three series available (Black Widow & Thor), which is saying something, since I’ve enjoyed them all.

 


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Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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