“Jessica Jones” Will Never Be Fully Cured

With the villain Kilgrave now out of her life for good, does that mean everything will be fine for Krysten Ritter’s titular heroine in the second season of “Jessica Jones”?

Executive producer Melissa Rosenberg tells Esquire that from her experience working on “Dexter” she learned a vital lesson that not only grounds the character in realiy more, but also avoids a cliche of films – there is no full recovery from one’s personal demons:

“I learned from working on Dexter that you can advance the character, but you never want to cure the character. With Dexter, the moment he felt guilt or accepted that he was ‘bad,’ the show’s over. He’s no longer a sociopath. The equivalent for us would be if Jessica somehow recovered from the damage that had been done to her. People don’t just heal, you don’t go through that just to say, ‘Oh, he got arrested, he’s in jail, I’m OK now. ‘ That trauma is a huge part of who she is now.”

Rosenberg adds that the coping skills Jessica used to stay away from Purple Man including booze and running away will begin to crumble without his ever looming presence.

Right now the writing team for the series are about halfway through working on the scripts for the second season. It’s not confirmed but is expected the show will kick off the second season of production once “The Defenders” event series wraps.