Even though Jessica blew off her therapy session, it turns out it actually ends up helping. As she pores over Trish’s files, she comes across a photo of a door that reminds her of a door she saw when she visited the IGH building in the premiere. So, she follows her gut and discovers said door, which leads to a messy examination room that once belonged to one Dr. Janet Hansen.
A bit more P.I. work later, Jessica and Trish are entering Dr. Hansen’s “too clean” apartment, which was recently vacated. They decide to check the storage area in the basement, and Jessica Jones suddenly becomes Bones as Jessica and Trish stumble upon a human skull. Whose skull? At this point, they have no idea, but hopefully their friend Maury will be able to help them out.
Naturally, Trish starts to grow rather impatient waiting and decides to use her show to make stuff happen. She asks any friends or former patients of Dr. Hansen’s to reach out to her with stories. Obviously, the real Dr. Hansen calls in and asks to meet Trish in person and alone. Jessica refuses to let Trish go to the meeting and has Malcolm sit on her while she goes in her place.
Jessica meets Dr. Hansen at a bar and begins badgering her about what she did to Jessica. Hansen tells Jessica that what she and Trish think about IGH is wrong and they’re actually the good guys. She goes on to explain that IGH was working on “groundbreaking genetic editing technology,” which they used to save Jessica’s life when she died on the table after her parents’ accident. Apparently, the superpowers were just a side effect. However, Jessica starts to smell something fishy because Hansen keeps going on and on and on about how Jessica should be grateful for what they did for her. And Jessica’s Spidey-sense is right, because Maury calls Trish to tell her the skull belongs to Dr. Hansen. As Trish and Malcolm rush to the bar to warn Jessica, our favorite P.I. learns this isn’t Dr. Hansen when the not-good doctor reveals she has super strength and sends Jessica flying through a wall. Even though Not-Hansen manages to escape (by leaping over a building, no less), one of the paparazzi tailing Trish manages to snap a picture of her.
Speaking of the paparazzi, I guess we might as well check in with Trish and Griffin’s relationship: In the wake of what happened to Simpson, Trish pulls a move out of the TV Male Superhero Playbook and pushes Griffin away, telling him it might be dangerous to stay this close to her. Griffin, who reveals some possessive tendencies in this episode, ignores her wishes and checks in on her as she’s going through her fan mail to see if any other IGH patients reached out to her. When Trish gets up from her computer, Griffin sits down and inserts a flash-drive. Is he trying to steal her story, or is he working for IGH? I don’t know, but I’m sure we’ll find out. Anyway, in order to trap Trish in her apartment during the meeting, Jessica sent a tip to TMZ telling them that Trish and Griffin were on the rocks, hence the paparazzi and hence a lead on Not-Hansen.