Jessica Jones Episode Guide: “AKA 99 Friends” (Season 1, Episode 4)

Jessica Jones

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Original Airdate: 11/20/2015
Written by: Hilly Hicks, Jr.
Directed by: David Petrarca
Created by Melissa Rosenberg
Based on the characters from the Marvel comics by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos

Cast of Characters


Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker
Wil Traval as Will Simpson
Eka Darville as Malcolm
Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeryn “Jeri” Hogarth

Guest Starring

Susie Abromeit as Pam
Robin Weigert as Wendy Ross-Hogarth
Jessica Hecht as Audrey Eastman
Ricky Paull Goldin as Carlo Eastman
Brian Edwards as Officer Cooper
Eli Bridges as Stoner
Nellie Campbell as Pregnant Teen
Lynne Wintersteller as Mom
Mary Looram as Old Woman
Tom Dinardo as Crackpot
Danielle Ferland as Clair
Gillian Glasco as Emma
Zak Steiner as Brad
John T. Fannon as Blue Collar Guy
Ryan Farrell as Jackson
Taylor Dior as Chanise
Kubbi as Distraught Woman
Paul Pryce as Donald
Lisa Emery as Louise Thompson
Nichole Yannetty as Nicole

First Appearance: Louise Thompson, Clair/Frumpy Cellist, Emma/Actress, Jackson


Coming Soon


  • The Eastmans plan to shoot Jessica in retaliation for Audrey Eastman’s mother being killed by collateral damage during the Battle of New York seen in Marvel’s The Avengers.
  • Just as in Daredevil, the denizens of Hell’s Kitchen refer to the Battle of New York as “the Incident.”
  • Jessica’s references of “the big, green guy” and “the flag-waver” are about the Hulk and Captain America.
  • Jessica elaborates on the accident she mentioned to Luke Cage in “AKA It’s Called Whiskey” that gave her her abilities. The car accident also took the lives of her parents. In the comics, Jessica was on a road trip with her family when their car got into an accident with a truck driving radioactive material, similar to Matt Murdock’s origin. Her parents and brother were killed and Jessica was left in a coma for months before coming to and discovering her powers. In the show, Jessica was taken in and adopted by Trish Walker’s family.


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