Realm Review: Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire Episode 6

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

Jessica is a hero known for her stubbornness (and her sass), so it’s 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 had gotten herself into a bit of bit of trouble, courtesy of one of the most substantial leads she was following. Deterred (for the moment) on that route, she’s started a path down an entirely new rabbit hole.

Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire is the latest Marvel series to hit Serial Box. Each week (on Thursdays), a new episode is dropped, allowing fans to dive into a beloved character during the experience of 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. She’s never been in a position where she feels confident and accepted, especially not regarding 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 us by proxy) is missing something. Something major.

One of the things I’ve come to love about this series is the continued investment into Jessica’s mental health. The first episode made it clear that she’s seeking help, and each episode after that has made a small reference to that fact as well. It all ties 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.


Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire Episode 6 was narrated by Fryda Wolff, and as per usual, she did a fantastic job. She’s 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 throughout this episode, and Wolff surpasses her demands here. It’s an impressive feat, one that really did enhance the whole reading experience.

Another highlight of this episode would be the three other characters that were given plenty of time to talk (through Wolff, that is). Each one was clear and distinct, making the conversations flow smoothly – precisely what this scene needed.


Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire Episode 6 is a thrilling episode that is set up for major events. The ante has consistently been raised this entire series, but maybe not quite to the extent of what we just witnessed.

This series is everything fans could have hoped for and 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.

This review was originally written for Word of the Nerd, but has been ported over to Quirky Cat’s Fat Stacks now that the site has shut down.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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