Melissa Rosenberg, the Jessica Jones showrunner, recently chatted with Comicbookmovie.com about Jessica’s character arc moving into season 2. Rosenberg said the following.
“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.”
See Jessica Jones in 2017’s The Defenders, and then later in season 2 of Jessica Jones.