**SEASON FINALE SPOILERS**
I loved Trish in s1, the supportive friend who for very rational reasons became paranoid and learned to protect herself. She was wealthy, powerful, famous, etc. She clearly had her own emotional issues but she knew her place in everything and recognized how despite JJ powers she had a profoundly messed up life and that her powers just drew in more problems than they could ever solve.[Spoiler S2 E1-13] (#js “JJ spoiler”)
But season 2? Her entire character is centered around this inferiority complex she abruptly develops right in episode 1 that you basically saw 0 indication of in the 1st season. Suddenly, her relationship with Griffin made her despise what her career had become. She saw Griffins action as a ME news correspondence as truly “helping” and made her envious and childish to the point of causing basically everything in s2 to unfold.
Besides her odd 180, much of the issues in the season seemed recycled from s1. Her addiction to the inhaler was meant to symbolize broader drug addiction similar to that of heroin, but thats what Malcolm’s character was for in the 1st part of season 1. Nevermind that near the end of S1 when she takes Simpsons pills she almost immediately OD’s and spends an episode incapacitated. How does she not recognize the danger of consuming these military purpose drugs? How does someone with such a obvious drug abuse issue successfully go cold turkey within half an episode after the inhaler runs out?
Other examples of reused plot points: JJ constantly being involved and ending up near murders is exactly what happened again and again in s1. Dorothy, the conflicted character whose captured by police and eventually makes it out just to die an episode later is basically a reuse and alteration of Hopes character in s1. The constant police presence and them NEVER believing her and the cheesy anti-abilities bias is just so overused in both seasons.
Basically the entire season season was Trish descending into insanity and this absolutely compulsive obsession to stop something even JJ had accepted and moved past. I was honestly expecting the turning point and reclamation of Trishs character when JJ told both Trish and Malcolm what had happened and that killer was HER MOTHER. But again, as if the directors want us to hate Trish, they had her kill JJs mother right in front of her? What kind of absolutely mental character development is that? In that way could anyone ever forgive a friend for that regardless of the situation? Especially when Trish being her sister for so many years knew how the loss of her family was the worst part of her life, the constant feeling of being alone. How Trish brought herself to kill JJs only remaining family right in front of her like that, in the one childhood location JJ had confinded in her is completly morbid. Regsrdless of the fact that she said she was doing it to help her her actions were competly selfish. Its almost as if the directors recognize how bizarre it was that Trish felt that SHE had to kill Dorothy. “It didnt have to be you”
I think the worst issue lies right there, in s1 you understood %100 why Killgrave needed to be stopped. With Dorothy, particularly near the end of the season you understood her situation, that she was a product of experimental testing and profound mental illness but was finally finding peace through helping people and reconnecting with her daughter. Nothing about the protagonist-antagonists relationships made sense after the Dorothy reveal. You didnt hate her, you likely didnt really dislike her.
Now to make it all worse, Trish now of course has super powers and will likely become Hellcat or something. I really cant think of any way her character can be reclaimed in any way unless she becomes the antagonist in s3. Although JJ had little character development in s2 I truly hope she dosent somehow move on and forgive Trish for murdering her mother like that.
by Casabananas – View Source