Yes, I know, saying the words “adorable” and “Jessica Jones” do not go together whatsoever, and if she knew I was putting adorable and Jessica Jones together, Jess would probably come over here and beat me up. But it’s true. Season 2 of Netflix’s Jessica Jones includes a cute ‘lil Easter egg that connects it to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe…and no, it’s not all the talk about The Raft.
Spoilers for Jessica Jones Season 2, which is now streaming on Netflix, are ahead, so if you’re behind stop reading this and go watch it asap.
The second season has Jessica facing a whole new range of terrifying and death-defying things, like a mysterious new killer that has the same range of powers, a high-on-steroids Trish, and also children. Yes, Jessica Jones Season 2 adds in a little kid named Vido. He’s the son of the building’s new super (no powers, just tools to fix clogged toilets), and the kid’s a big fan of Jessica. He’s also a big fan of Earth’s mightiest heroes, and tries to get Jessica to play with him and his Avengers toys at one point.
During Episode 3, “AKA Sole Survivor,” Vido talks about his favorite hero and toy, Captain America. And then, since Vido’s a kid and he assumes all supers are friends, he asks, “Do you know Captain America? I’ve got his action figure, but I lost the shield, so I made him a new one.”
The thing about this is…in the real world of the MCU, Captain America did just lose his shield. At the end of Captain America: Civil War, Cap abandons his shield, leaving it behind for Iron Man to take (it’s a big thing, boys can have so much #DRAMA sometimes). When we next meet up with our heroes in Avengers: Infinity War, Cap is still shield-less. There’s going to be a major plot point (and uh, spoiler alert, I guess?) where Disney Princess Shuri makes a brand new shield for Cap, and it’s going to be glorious.
Vido has also made his action figure Cap a new shield, and we can pretty much assume that his is not made out of vibranium — rather, tape and paint. But hey, you do what you gotta do to arm Steve Rogers.