The Germans dropped a H-Bomb on Washington DC and Brownshirts patrol the streets. There is a mention of fighting on Virginia Beach. An American named John Smith (Sewell) apparently signed up with the conquerors as he is a general in the SS. Juliana Crain (Davalos) studies aikido and has a boyfriend Frank (Evans) who is a quarter Jewish and lives in fear. There are no dollars or guns anymore. VA Day was in 1952 apparently.
The big deal is that Hitler is still alive, for now. Frank‘s friend Ed (Qualls) says Hitler has Parkinsons and wonders what’ll happen when it kills him. Juliana is given film reel by her half sister which shows a world where the Allies won the war. Where did it come from? The Japanese and Germans don’t get on and war seems inevitable when Hitler croaks. This is glossy and there are so many swastikas everywhere.
Joe, a resistance member drives across America as ash from euthanized people wafts through the air. There are loads and loads of characters and plotting. Smith is a ruthless jerk. There is a mention of Rommel, he’s alive and retired. Frank makes American gun replicas for Japanese tourists. The world is built: there is a neutral zone, the Greater Nazi Reich is in the east and the Japanese Pacific States is in the west. The characters and dialogue aren’t enthralling or compelling. Frank is arrested and there is a twist regarding Joe’s true loyalties.
“Half my friends are dead.”
“I don’t really know what freedom is.”
“It does not attack, it defends.”
“Is your game something you trained for in Hitler Youth?”
“They won the war. They think modern art is degenerate.”
“The evil ways of the yellow man.”
“He can play with his balls cos no-one else will.”
“The furniture doesn’t have chi.”
“Allowed these people to rule half the continent.”
“This will end badly for you.”
“We lost the war didn’t we?”
“Up in smoke they go.”
“The subject cannot wake up.”
“They burn cripples and the terminally ill.”
“How can jewellery be degenerate?”
“Neither seeks peace.”
“Oh, you think I forgot.”
“It made an owl sound.”
Wendy is understandably furious at Jeri. Kilgrave is irrational. There are drastic attempts to stop him. Kilgrave tells Wendy to kill Jeri. This leads to death and misery. Simpson goes bad. Jessica is as mythically evil as Kilgrave; they’re both profoundly disturbed and manipulative.
Kilgrave is a pathological attention seeker. Jessica is resolutely awful. This was all mediocrity and under achievement. Jessica defies all logic. Pam thinks Jeri is repulsive. Robyn talks too much and is whiny and petulant. This was bad.
“You’re his weapon.”
“The world will not miss her.”
“Your psychotic son.”
“Bleeding human being here.”
“You want what I have.”
AKA I’ve Got The Blues
“Who gets dead.”
“I got hit with a People’s Choice Award.”
AKA Take A Bloody Number
“Do I need to know what happened here?”
“Face that fence and stay there forever.”
“He was a good guy.”
“Where are you going?”
“Why not just snuffcarcass?”