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"I wish... I wish I didn't kill your mom."
"I wish she wasn't a mass murderer."
Trish Walker and Jessica Jones

AKA I Wish is the fifth episode of the third season of the television series Jessica Jones.


Teaming up with Trish to take out Sallinger, Jessica makes a startling discovery. Jeri's plot to expose Peter yields unexpected consequences.


Jessica Jones and Trish Walker begin their joint investigation into Gregory Sallinger at Jones' apartment, starting with the bag full of bloody money Sallinger left behind. There is $8,000 in the bag total. Walker is certain they’d catch him, but Jones knows just how smart he is. They don't have any kind of evidence to support their claim that Sallinger is a murderer. So, they plan a stakeout. Jones wants to get him the right way, without the risk of losing the case to coercion, as suggested by Walker who wants to dangle him off a roof. Walker is their one advantage as Sallinger isn't yet aware of her.

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While examining photos in a darkroom, Sallinger looks at himself in the mirror and said "you’re right, I never tried", as he whimpers. The whimpering stops almost instantly and he then bags up all of the hanging photos and put away his equipment. He covers up his tracks, doing away with any evidence, including the victim's phone, which is put in a trash bag and his body, which is seemingly stuffed in a suit case that Sallinger then strolls down the streets of New York City.

Jones and Walker stage their stakeout on top of the neighboring building to Sallinger’s apartment. Jones explains to Walker that Sallinger is a wrestling coach at the community center and his brother died in an accident, and so Sallinger has been living off of that ever since. Walker remains on top of the building to cover the front while Jones heads around to cover the back.

Hogarth comforts Kith following the release of information that Peter is skimming money from the scholarship foundation. Kith blames herself for not seeing this. Hogarth tells her that she would take care of everything as what Peter did is reprehensible and he would go down for it. There is a knock at the door. Kith had invited Laurent over as she wants to be the one to tell him what Peter did. However, it is Peter on the other side. He suspected that Hogarth is the reason his life is in turmoil. He blames her for leaking that information. Peter admits to doing all those things, but he claims that he was going to tell Kith. He accuses Hogarth of destroying their life so that Kith would come to her, but Kith doesn’t want to hear his excuses. Peter tells Hogarth that she couldn’t have Kith, to which Hogarth replied "neither can you."

Walker calls Jones to alert her of Sallinger's arrival. She watches through binoculars as he pulls out his bag what appeared to be photos. He then pulls a bureau away from the wall and adds the photo to a hidden album. Walker wants to break in and get it, but Jones already has an established plan. Sallinger exits the building, providing Walker with a window of time to get in, get the album, and get out. During which time, Jones would follow Sallinger. She pulls the bureau away from the wall and found the hidden album. She takes photos on her phone of the album.

Hogarth calls Ducasse to inform him that Peter Lyonne stopped by her apartment earlier that morning and accused her of orchestrating the destruction of his marriage. He is very upset and might come by the office, where they could run into each other. Should that happen, Peter would have all the proof he needed. So, Ducasse decided to take some time off. He then disconnects the live feed he had to Peter's laptop. Ducasse then calls Zaya to inform her that he would be taking a few days off, though she could tell that he is holding something back. Not to mention that Hogarth came in three hours late and locked herself in her office all day. Zaya doubted that is a coincidence.

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After taking photos of the album, Walker puts the bureau back and then takes photos of the rest of the apartment. Meanwhile, Jones continues to follow Sallinger. He stops by a park bench, where he reads a newspaper. Across the street from Sallinger, an altercation ensues between Gor, a pimp, and one of his hookers, Berry. Not long after, Erik arrives. He and Sallinger have a brief exchange of words, before Erik approaches Gor and hands him some money. Erik then takes Berry inside a nearby hotel, which Jones follows them into. Jones enters the hotel room to the sight of Berry fighting Erik, who explains that Brianna, or as she preferred to be called, Berry, is his sister. Jones accuses Erik of being in cahoots with Sallinger, however, he explained that this isn't the case. He was trying to get Berry some place safe and Sallinger got to her first. What Jones saw is Sallinger questioning how Erik found him. Erik states that Sallinger slipped up, but it is Erik who left broken pieces for Sallinger to find, and now he is threatening Erik's sister. That's why Erik is out there. Sallinger is the first person to ever make him. Normally, he'd give Brianna as much space as she needed, but not with Sallinger knowing who he is. As Berry tries to leave, Erik attempts to explain that she isn't safe out there.

Jones returns home to find Walker and Gillian researching together. They find something, but Jones doesn't stick around to find out what it is. Instead, she approaches Ducasse with a job. To house and protect Berry. Initially reluctant, Ducasse eventually agreed. He deduces that they wants to keep Brianna close by because she's Erik's sister. Ducasse then asks for the specifics, such as who he'd be protecting her from. Erik reveals to Jones that Ducasse is giving him a headache. A three on a scale from 1–10. Jones, however, decides to trust her gut over Erik's head.

Jones returns to her apartment to discover that Walker and Gillian had uncovered Sallinger's victims. Four of them are in the online Missing Persons Database. The disappearances span ten years. And those are just the ones they know about. Gillian and Walker want to call the police, but as Jones explains, all they have are photos they obtained illegally. This angers Walker so much so that she decides she would beat a confession out of Sallinger, which Jones is very much against. While she too wants to beat up Sallinger, it wouldn't accomplish anything. Gillian, before leaving, tell the two of them to work out whatever problems it is that they had with each other.

Zaya enters Hogarth's office to show her a video that had recently been posted by Peter Lyonne, where he accused Hogarth of ruining his life and having powered individuals at her beck and call. As it turned out, Lyonne filmed the video in his bathtub, as he slit his wrist and bled out. His final request is that someone stop Jeri Hogarth. And in his last words, he apologized to his wife and son. The police later found his body in his bathtub and they want to talk to Hogarth. But, before doing anything, Hogarth calls Kith, who does not answer her call.

Jones and Walker takes Gillian's advice and discuss the friction in their relationship. Walker doesn't believe that she is being treated as an equal. And she isn't being given the chance to prove it. Jones recalls the last time Walker tried to prove something, she killed her mother. Walker pleads with her to let it go. Jones wants Walker to admit she is wrong for killing her mother, but as far as Walker is concerned, she did the right thing seeing as Alisa is a murderer, who might’ve eventually killed Jones. Jones can't admit that because she finally had someone. Walker argues that Jones always had someone, that being her. As Walker leaves, Erik exits the bathroom and asks if Jones wants to talk about it, though she would rather forget, and so she and Erik start kissing. Erik wakes up the following morning alone in bed. He looks over to Jones, who is standing in the doorway and asked if he takes her mind off it. She says no, but he knows she is lying. He claims to get the opposite of a migraine when he made a woman happy. Jones had spent her morning trying to figure out how Sallinger managed to get rid of eight bodies in a crowded city. She suspects that Sallinger chops them up. That would require a handsaw. Erik questions why Jones is so invested when he is the one that found Sallinger. That fact that he is a serial killer is all Jones needs to know.

Hogarth calls Kith shortly after returning home. Kith doesn't have much to say, simply telling Hogarth to stay away from her. Jones joins Walker up on the rooftop, where Walker informs her that Sallinger is sleeping. Jones shows Walker the photo she had taken of Sallinger's closet and the photo that Walker had taken. In one photo, the handsaw hanging in his closet is missing, but it is back in place in the later photo. That connects with something Walker has been thinking about; the vacuum seal bags she found in his apartment. He must use them to store body parts. Jones has an idea on how to find them, but she needs Walker to get in contact with Maury at the morgue. They're going to need to borrow something.

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Ducasse and Zaya discuss Peter Lyonne's suicide over the phone. Zaya questions if Ducasse knows Lyonne and if he had something to do with his suicide. Ducasse replies that he isn't sure. However, Zaya wouldn't allow Ducasse to blame himself for Lyonne's death, as he made his own choices. After hanging up with Zaya, Ducasse walks out the bathroom to find Berry destroying his apartment in search of her earring. He proceeds to find the earring in matter of seconds. He then instructs her to take her meds, but she refuses. Gor knocks on the door as Berry had called him to come pick her up, much to Ducasse's surprise. When he tries to prevent Berry from leaving, Gor punches him in the face. He left, with Berry right behind him.

While reading from the comfort of his home, a hand encloses in a vacuum seal bag is hurl through Sallinger's window. He looks outside and sees no one. Sallinger closes the window, lowers the blinds, and looks at the hand. He then turns off the lights and calls 911 after spotting Jones just outside his apartment. As the police arrive, Sallinger stuffs the hand in his bag and goes down the fire escape, where unbeknownst to him, Walker is waiting. Jones, who is out front of the building, is confronted by the police, who accuse her of loitering. After getting a text from Walker that Sallinger is on the move, Jones meets up with her near the train tracks, where she had tracked Sallinger. As they head forward, Walker tells Jones to turn off her flashlight as she could see in the dark. They catch up to Sallinger who had opened the lid to one of the tanks. They suspect that's where he kept the bodies, but Jones wants proof. She would investigate while Walker follows Sallinger.


Jones climbs on top and entered the tank. Once inside, she finds dozens of body parts. However, the tank is booby trapped. Jones trips the line, which causes the door to lock and the tank to fill with some type of poisonous gas. Meanwhile, Walker continues to follow Sallinger, though she had second thoughts about turning around to help Jones as she could hear her attempting to punch her way out the tank. Jones punches the tank until her hands bleed, but she is too weak to break through. Walker decides to go against the plan and attack Sallinger. He gets back to his feet and tells Walker that Jones has 30 seconds. He then ran. Jones, unfortunately, is running out of time. She could barely stand, using the ladder to hold her up. Luckily, Walker comes back for her. She pries the door open and rescues Jones. When asked if she lost Sallinger, Walker replies that she chose Jones. Jones, still coughing from the attack, thanks Walker for saving her. Walker then admits that she wishes she didn't kill Alisa. Jones says she wished her mother isn't a mass murderer. The police approach as Jones reports her discovery of the bodies. However, Walker has to leave as they needed her anonymity. Erik returns home, where he is attacked by a temporarily-masked Sallinger and rendered unconscious.


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