And all Jessica Jones knows is that no one knows where he is. Can she figure out whom she can trust? Can she keep her daughter safe? Her paranoia is explained, quite well, and in a way that makes her seem rational. Is she paranoid? Well, yeah, but what's that saying about not being paranoid if they're really coming after you?
I disagree with this statement. Sometimes you're paranoid, and it's completely rational, because they are really coming after you.
She's paranoid. And the Purple Man is really coming after her. He can be anyone and everyone, even her husband. (Yes, she's back with Luke, although I've only read the first issue, then this one, so I'm not sure how or why.) She explains how it's so much worse, knowing what he can do to her now, and her paranoia seems even more rational. If anything, I worry she's not being paranoid enough.
It's completely creepy and effective. And I love Luke. Bless him. Whatever's happened between him and Jessica, his first thought at the Purple Man being back is 'holy shit, get to safety.' She does, with Captain Marvel, and they are adorable together, needling each other, and just generally trying to calm down Jessica's panic. Also, that look she gives Captain Marvel is priceless. She tells Luke she needs him to say the thing. You know, the thing. He's like 'I love you...?' And she's like, shit, oh, shit, Carol!
Luke is adorably clueless. Oh, the thing! The secret phrase they have to let her know he's not under control. (Of course, if he guesses, or gets paranoid enough, he can make Luke say it anyway. If I were him, I'd be like, well, yeah, do everything to make it seem normal, no matter what that might be, and get around having to know the details, so this seems like the best of a terrifying situation she can't control.)
I'm kinda loving this. I really love Jessica and Luke together.