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|“||It's easy to hate. It's easy to fear. It's goddamn hard to love. But it's not optional. It's essential. It's life or death. I challenge you. Love each other. Do it. Do it better. Now and every day. I love you all. Oh, and fuck the patriarchy.||”|
|— Jessica during her speech about love, loss and her high school experience at the Graduation ceremony[src]|
Jessica Davis is one of the main characters of Netflix's "13 Reasons Why". She is a student and the Student Body President at Liberty High School. She is the daughter of Greg and Noelle Davis, the older sister of Elijah and Cooper Davis, the former best friend of the late Hannah Baker, the ex-girlfriend of Alex Standall and Justin Foley and the ex-lover of Diego Torres. She is also a former cheerleader for the Liberty Tigers, and a member of F.M.L., H.O. and The Group. She is portrayed by Alisha Boe.
In the first season, she was shown to have been paired up to be friends with Hannah by the school counselor. She becomes good friends with Hannah and then Alex, unfortunately, their friendship ends over a misunderstanding. A few months later, Hannah commits suicide, before her death she recorded thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Jessica receives the tapes, being the second reason. On the tapes, Hannah also revealed that Justin's friend raped a girl while she was unconscious, it is revealed to Jessica that the girl is her and Justin's friend is Bryce Walker. Justin constantly tells her that Hannah lied and they were the ones who had sex. After growing closer to Bryce, Justin becomes mad and reveals that Hannah told the truth, she cuts ties with Bryce and breaks up with Justin. Although she was unaware of it, her behavior midway through the season suggests she slowly started to remember her rape and possibly always knew that it happened (but not who did it) but put it in the back of her mind.
In the second season, Jessica returns to Liberty High after a few months only to find that Bryce has twisted the story behind her rape. Hannah's trial commences and she is the third to testify. Due to this, she receives a series of threatening notes and pictures designed to keep her from testifying. When she does take the stand, she calls out the bullying culture at Liberty, but she is unable to admit the truth about Bryce. Later, she becomes ready and files a rape report against Bryce, with the support of her parents and all of her friends.
In the third season, Jessica is the student body president, she co-founded H.O. with Casey Ford for sexual assault survivors in the school. Throughout the season, she learns to become comfortable with being in her body by trying out masturbation for the first time and then having sex with both Justin and Alex. After Bryce's murder, she becomes one of the main suspects as he is her rapist and she was seen by Ani confronting him in his house. Bryce recorded and handed her over a tape, admitting to raping her, Hannah, Chlöe Rice, and other girls, which she uses a part of his speech on the tape in her own speech during an assembly for sexual assault survivors. At the end of the season, she reveals her (and Alex's) involvement with Bryce's murder to Ani and with the help of her friends it gets covered up.
In the fourth season, Jessica lets Ani move in with her and continues her activism against misogyny and rape culture. Her mental health starts spiraling as she starts seeing hallucinations of Bryce and Monty out of guilt of the events of the previous season. She strikes up a casual relationship with Diego, the captain of the football team who's determined to prove Monty's innocence, to keep him from the truth but unintentionally ends up catching feelings for him. After fighting the authorities about the presence of SROs taking responsibility for causing the riot, Jessica truly becomes a leader of the school. She gets back together with Justin shortly before he's diagnosed with HIV and tragically passes away. After Justin's death, Jessica tests negative for HIV and considers moving on with Diego. At her graduation, Jessica gives a speech about high school experience, love and patriarchy. She gets into the University of Berkeley.
Jessica was born in 2001, revealed by Ani Achola in "Nobody's Clean" (Ani is shown unlocking Alex's phone with her birthday, only the year is shown). Jessica is known to move every two years because her dad is in the air force. At her previous school, she had a friend named Amy. She confided in Amy about her weird sexual fantasies about Avenger's characters--including Scarlett Johansson. Before she left, Jessica told Amy not to tell anyone about the dreams, but Amy ended up posting about it anyways. Because of this rumors about her dreams ended up at her new school and people twisted it, making Jessica "that girl."
Throughout the Series
It was Jessica's first day of school at Liberty High. There, she sat in the main office, waiting to see the guidance counselor. She wasn't the only one, Hannah Baker had also been called to the office. Mrs. Antilly, the former guidance counselor, paired them up since they were both new at Liberty High. She reasoned that she wanted them to bond and have each other to rely on among the unfamiliar crowd of students. The pair bonded instantly, sharing the same sense of humor and joked about forgetting each other's names.
They began to hang out more, and would always go to their favorite place, Monet's. One day, they spotted a boy, Alex Standall, because Hannah told Jessica that he supposedly looked at them in the coffee shop. Jessica asked her which one of them he had checked out, after they discussed it, they invited him over, one thing led into another and they became a trio. Eventually, Jessica, along with Alex, stopped coming to Monet's and started dating.
Jessica became a cheerleader and dated Justin Foley. When Clay keeps approaching her, Jessica pleads with Clay to not believe everything he hears on the tapes, making him assume that Hannah must've shared something horrible. Jessica then finds Justin, hiding in Bryce's house. She tells him about Clay and the tapes, and how she is worried that he might've told the police. It is revealed by Hannah on the tapes, that Jessica was raped at her own party by Bryce when she was unconscious. Jessica remembers thin details about having sex with someone, but Justin reassures her that they had sex and she was really into it. After Clay accused him of protecting Bryce, Justin stated that he lied to her to protect her from knowing what really happened to her, because it would break her. However she found out from Justin, when Bryce and Jessica hanging out got too much for him. Jessica believed this because Clay tried to tell her, she has listened to the tapes and she realized that everyone seemed to have kept quiet. She breaks down in her bed after she received a text message from Bryce asking if she was OK, realizing that he doesn't know see what he did as rape. After a talk with Clay, she is finally able to tell her Father.
One month has passed, and Jessica has struggled to accept being a rape survivor. Jessica and Alex also became friends again, as they both struggled with their own demons. Jessica had taken a leave of absence from school for the past few weeks and finally decided to return to school with Alex who had recently attempted to commit suicide.
At school, Jessica and Alex meet up with Zach who seems to be helping Alex with his recovery. Zach told Alex that the school had banned students from speaking about suicide and that Bryce had twisted up the story. Bryce told the whole school that it was consensual sex and Jessica had just called it rape because she cheated on Justin with him. Jessica spent the day trying to avoid Bryce and ended up joining the cheerleading team again. It was at cheerleading where Jessica met Chlöe Rice, the new cheerleading captain, who instantly treated Jessica like a friend. Jessica later felt betrayed when she learned that Chlöe was in a relationship with Bryce. Jessica and Bryce share an awkward encounter and Jessica ran away, embarrassed.
Jessica's dad saw his daughter struggle and suggested joining a rape survivor support group. Although she first refused stating that she didn't like the word "survivor" because she was still herself, she ended up going. At the group, Jessica befriended Nina a new girl who was a student at Liberty High. Jessica and Nina bonded over the fact that they were both raped and Nina helped Jessica move on with life. This friendship is sadly cut short when Nina realized that she hasn't fully recovered either.
Jessica and Alex attempted to rekindle their relationship. Chlöe told Jessica that she would help set her up with a new boyfriend but Jessica is became angry that she had even tried to do this, knowing it was a touchy subject and she wasn't ready. Feeling a bit scared she decided to ditch school with Alex. After a day of fun which included a discussion of their previous relationships' effect on their friendship with Hannah, Jessica and Alex share a kiss by the river. During the kiss, Jessica started to freak out and pushed herself away from Alex.
When Jessica heard that Justin was back in town, she originally acted like she didn't care. Justin later showed up at school and confronted Jessica in the cafeteria. He tried to apologize for everything he has done, but Jessica just told him that she wished he was dead. He turned around and started to walk away, but collapsed before he left the cafeteria. Clay and Tony rushed over to help him and there was a flash of Jessica caring for him for a few seconds in the moment. Clay, Tony and Justin left the cafeteria after they wake Justin up. Jessica left the cafeteria and Nina followed close behind after Clay, Tony and Justin left.
Nina took Jessica to hang out with her friends, where a guy named Damon kept looking at her. Jessica went over to him and he started flirting with her, and they shared a kiss. The kiss was interrupted by Jessica's Dad, who honked at them from his car and Jessica left.
When Clay and Justin fond the Polaroids from The Clubhouse, they showed them to Jessica as there were pictures of some of her friends including Chlöe and Nina. The photos of Chlöe were especially disturbing as they showed Bryce raping an unconscious Chlöe. Jessica later confronted Chlöe about the photos and Chlöe said she didn't remember it taking place. After a realization that Bryce had also raped Chlöe, Jessica encouraged her to speak up and be brave, the thing Jessica was unable to do. Chlöe agreed to help Mrs. Baker by testifying that Bryce had raped her, but, as she made eye contact with her boyfriend and rapist, she became scared and lied, and cleared Bryce's name. Everyone was disappointed that once again Bryce had gotten away with his actions.
Jessica's friends came to her house to ask her to report Bryce, and to support her. Jessica and Justin told the police about the rape, and Bryce got arrested later that day. However, Jessica couldn't be happy about it as Justin got arrested too, so Mrs. Baker comforted her and told her to fight.A month later, Jessica gave a powerful speech at Bryce's sentencing. To everyone's dismay, Bryce got sentenced to only three months probation. Afterwards, Jessica told Clay that she still felt stronger, despite Bryce's low sentence.
After Spring Fling, Jessica started helping Tyler by hanging out with him. She told Justin that their hook up was a one time thing, and continued her relationship with Alex. Jessica also got a job at The Crestmont.
At a student council meeting, Jessica argued with other students about the behaviour of jocks. Courtney advised Jessica to run for Student President, which she did. After being made fun of during the election, Jessica claimed to take down the jocks if she gets elected and ended up winning.
Along with Casey Ford, Jessica started the group Hands Off Our Bodies after not being listened to by Principal Bolan during a meeting. The group’s purpose is to support sexual assault victims and take down predators.
Meanwhile, Jessica wasn’t satisfied in her relationship with Alex, as their sex wasn’t good. She started masturbating to find out what she likes, but realized she was thinking about Justin when doing so. She hooked up with him and they got back together.
When Oliva Baker was back in town, Jessica met up with her. They talked about how they’re doing, Jessica’s activism and about Hannah.
Jessica attempted to convince Principal Bolan to cancel the Homecoming football game. When that didn’t work, she worked out a plan to protest at the game with her H.O. group. Shortly before the game, Bryce asked Jessica to come to the Navy Pier later that night because he had something to give her. He also told her to bring someone if she didn’t feel safe. Halfway through the football game, Jessica and her group ran on the field and take off their clothes to protest. The Hillcrest players made inappropriate comments and grope her, which caused a fight between the Hillcrest and Liberty High players.
After the game, Jessica was picked up by her Dad and taken home. She called Alex to come to meet Bryce at the Navy Pier with her after multiple failed attempts to call Justin. Arriving at the pier, they found a heavily injured Bryce due to being beaten up by Zach. Bryce gave her an apology tape and begged her and Alex to help him. Alex went back to help which ended up with him pushing Bryce into the water, causing him to drown.
Jessica kept the murder a secret. She and Alex kept a distant relationship. Meanwhile, Jessica continued being leader of the H.O. group. When the group wanted to protest at Bryce’s funeral, Jessica was strongly against it and got into an argument about it with Casey. She also received a lot of backlash from the group when it came out that she got back together with Justin. After this, Justin and Jessica decided not to care about what other people think about them anymore. Shortly afterwards, Justin broke up with her due to his drug addiction, but claimed that he cheated. Clay told Jessica the actual reason Justin thinks she's better off without him. Jessica reassured she would to be there for him no matter what he’s going through. They got back together.
Principal Bolan told Jessica, much to her dismay, she had to apologize for the Homecoming protest during an assembly that the Hillcrest football team would attend. After Tyler had revealed to Jessica what Monty did to him, she realized her way of standing up for sexual assaults victims is wrong and silenced the ones who hadn’t spoken out yet. Jessica came up with a plan; at the assembly, Jessica encouraged survivors to stand up and reveal their survivor status. In her speech she cited Bryce’s apology tape, which made Ani realize that she was connected to Bryce’s murder.When Ani revealed to Jessica that she slept with Bryce, Jessica confessed what had happened to Bryce. Jessica was terrified of what would happen next, but with the help of her friends the murder was covered up. She also rekindled her friendship with Alex.
At Justin’s welcome home party, Clay, Jessica, Ani, Zach, Alex, Tyler, Tony, and Charlie gather for the first time since Bryce’s murder case. Zach’s now been drinking heavily, showing up to the party drunk. After the party, the mood shifts as they discuss the guns upon Tyler’s leave. Doubt spreads over the group, the question being, can they trust Tyler? To dampen the mood further, Justin breaks up with Jessica his reasoning being that he needs to prioritize his sobriety.
At home, Jessica invites Ani to live with her since she and her mother are planning to move to Oakland. Her mother agrees to this, as long as the rules are upheld like strict curfews, which Jessica’s dad agrees to. Afterward, Jessica takes Ani into the woods to burn the last copy of Bryce’s tape. Across the burning flames, Jessica sees a hallucination of Bryce which freaks her out.
At Liberty High, the students are in for a surprise. Metal detectors have been placed at the entrance of the school building accompanied by school resource officers (SROs). Jessica’s far from happy about this, especially when she walks through the metal detector and her bra sets it off making one of the male SROs tell her she needs a pat-down. Jessica refuses and storms off towards the principal’s office, where she lodges a complaint about the lack of consideration for female students. She demands there be female SROs for screenings. Principal Bolan seemingly agrees to this, reassuring her that they should work together to make this school a safer place and that her input as student body president is just as important.
At Future Fair, Liberty students gather to check out the club and institution representatives. Estela de la Cruz approaches Jessica at the H.O. stand and expresses her admiration for her work in H.O. She is revealed to be Monty’s younger sister. She then asks if she can join, to which Jessica accepts, as it’s a safe space for everyone.
Jessica watches from a distance as the football team are forcing Estela to wear “De la Cruz” jersey to honor her brother Monty. Clay confronts them. After Diego Torres claims he’s innocent in Bryce’s death, the two engage in a fistfight.
When Jessica gets to school another day, someone’s graffitied “Monty was Framed” on the doors of the main office. The group of friends is concerned; all except Zach, who finds it amusing. In class, Jessica is approached by Justin who says he wants to check on her. However, Jessica gets angry at him as she's still upset about their break-up.
The students go on a college tour to Sanderson University. During the tour, Jess is mad at Justin for remaining so calm even through the graffiti problem. He believes everything will be fine, but Jess thinks it’s only because he doesn’t bear as much of a burden as her and the rest of the group. If the truth were to be revealed, he would be one of the least affected.
At home, Jessica and Ani talk about how Clay has been acting different and staying friends after graduating. Meanwhile, Jess has a hallucination of Bryce smirking at her.
At an H.O. meeting, Jessica proposes the group going to the dance together but they all awkwardly reject the offer, seeing as they all have dates. This leaves Jessica dateless.
Jessica asks Alex to the Love is Love Dance. Alex laughs sarcastically and rejects her offer. Jessica tries to convince him to go as friends, but Alex isn't having it and he calls her out for only coming to him when she needs something. Jessica points out that he's the one who stopped talking to her after Thanksgiving. Alex reveals that she reminds him of Bryce's murder and that's why he wanted to catch a break. They talk it out, but Alex still doesn't agree to go with her and suggests that she should go alone. Jessica tells him that having their lives back is no good if they can't live. Alex agrees with her.
In the football team locker room, Jessica gives a speech on the importance of the team setting an example for the school because everyone looks up to them. When Luke starts getting smart with her, Diego shuts him down and tells everyone to “listen to the lady”. Nevertheless, Jessica sees through that and schools Diego on how that’s also disrespectful. Later, she wants Charlie to go to the Dance with her to get Justin jealous. Charlie clearly is uncomfortable but agrees because he's afraid of her.
At the dance, Jess arrives with Charlie, but when Diego approaches her she ditches him for Diego, who thinks hanging out will make Justin more jealous. The two go off to the dance floor. Justin arrives to see Jessica dancing with Diego. He tries to get her to stop but she brushes him off and tells him she’s lonely.
After being suspended for 2 weeks, the school board vote on whether Clay and Diego can go to the senior camping trip. Jessica thinks Clay shouldn’t attend but is outvoted by the rest of the board members. The reason Jessica didn't want Clay to attend is because she's scared that the football players will "break" him.
Jessica is asked by Ani about going out with Diego after messing with Clay and trying to find out the truth about Bryce Walker's Murder. Jessica tells her that she shouldn't criticize her because Ani slept with Jess' rapist. Ani tells her that her mom is in the hospital, so she'll visit her and miss the camping trip. Jessica then receives a email, with Clay as the sender, saying they’ll reveal the truth at senior camping trip if the group doesn’t come clean and confess on their own.
During a treasure hunt at the camping trip, Alex and Jessica have partnered up. They hear Clay shout Justin’s name, but Jessica says that she’s keeping tabs on Diego and told him not to touch Clay. When she finds a clue, she reaches down to retrieve the prize but pulls her hand back to find maggots. Alex throws up and runs away.
Night has fallen and Diego, Luke, Justin, Jessica and Charlie discuss who’s behind the mess and where Clay is. Then they hear rattling noise outside the cabin. Zach later arrives and the football team rushes out the door, but the rest remain as Zach has something important to discuss with them. It’s about Winston and how he can alibi Monty. They then discuss who could’ve sent the email, but they all have different theories. Justin thinks anyone of them could have done it, but that doesn’t mean they should fall apart because of that.
Jessica’s dad invites Diego to dinner since Jessica’s been spending a lot of time with him. He doesn’t want her to go to the Find Your Drink Party, a gathering where you try different drinks and find your preferred drink before heading off to college. Jessica’s surprised he even knows there’s a party.
At Monet's, the group discusses the recent developments concerning the parents. They seem to know a lot lately. Clay thinks they’re being tracked and it’s not a coincidence. Jessica adds it’s not just within their inner circle but it’s why Beecher’s party was cancelled.
Jessica is hanging out with Estela when Winston comes and introduces himself to her. He tells her they’re planning a memorial for Monty at the party and that she should come. After he leaves, Jessica warns her to stay away from him.
At Monet’s, Jessica enters the coffee shop with Diego. Justin is working and Jessica approaches him with their order. He’s annoyed by her relationship with Diego. When Jessica asks if he’s going to the party later Justin says no.
At the party, Winston and Jessica play a game of Paranoia. Winston says Jessica’s life would be easier if Bryce was still alive and Jessica drinks to that, indicating he’s correct. Then Jessica fires back at him that he’s not as smart as he thinks.
Jessica and Justin have a conversation at the party. They're interupted by Diego, who jokingly pretends to be mad at them talking. Diego and Jess then go to another room where they make out and talk about Winston. The rest of the party, Jess hangs out with Estela.
At school by the lockers, Diego tells Jessica about how weird Clay is acting, especially during the stop-the-bleed exercise. He knows he’s hiding something and is on the hunt to find out what, starting with his friends. Jessica tells him to stop messing with Clay before walking off.
Code Red is issued by the principal and the school goes on lockdown — Code red means there’s an active shooter. Everyone follows suit and barricade the rooms they’re in; Jessica’s alone in the H.O. base. In the H.O base, Jessica calls Ani and leaves her a voicemail. She misses her and tells her mom to get well soon. Afterward, she calls her mom to tell her she loves her, but acts like there's nothing wrong. Later, Justin breaks in through the H.O window and meets Jessica who thinks it’s an intruder at first but then realizes it’s him. He confesses that if this is the last day of life, he wants to be spending it with her. They share a passionate kiss.
Diego sleeps over at Jessica's house that night. Ani’s back, and she walks in on Jessica and Diego as she ushers him out of the window. At school, Justin asks Jessica about why she’s still seeing Diego; Jessica tells him it’s to keep him away from the truth.
At the Davis house, Ani apologizes to Jessica for sleeping with Bryce. She says that she was lonely and didn’t think about the consequences. She also reveals that she’s moving out and live with Tony and Caleb instead.
At the Davis house, Ani apologizes to Jessica for sleeping with Bryce. She says that she was lonely and didn’t think about the consequences. She also reveals that she’s moving out and live with Tony and Caleb instead.
Jessica has a college interview and is asked about her experience with change. She tells about two friends who made decisions that they can’t take back, referring to Hannah and Alex.
The students receive the results from their college application in this episode. Jessica finds out she's been rejected from her top 3 colleges. Devastated, by this Jessica doesn't reveal the news to her father. The timings for her SATs were not great; she took her SAT two days after Bryce got probation for raping her, then she got a SAT makeup which happened a week after Bryce's death.
At school, Diego confronts Jessica about how she's been avoiding him as of lately. Jessica tells him that Justin's mother died and she's trying to show some support. Jessica later finds Justin shooting up heroin in an alley. She tries to comfort him, but he tells her to leave.
Clay tells Jessica about the parents' meeting. Jessica meets up with Alex at Monet's and tells him about it. In reply, Alex tells her that he overheard his dad and Sheriff Diaz talking about reopening the Walker case. Jessica starts to freak out. Alex suggests that they should call a meeting, but Jessica says that she has pissed off everyone in her life and no one except Alex has patience with her anymore. Alex thoughtfully says that it makes sense and points out that it always have been the two of them and they're the ones who are always there for each other. They realize that none of them knows what to do what to do this time.
A fight breaks out between Diego and Justin, which ends up with a SRO arresting Diego. In response to Diego being apprehended by the SRO, Jessica and Clay, backed by the rest of the student body, confront Principal Bolan regarding how not only Diego was treated by the guard, but other students as well. Bolan tries to reclaim the students' attention by stating that the issue was being addressed and that the issue will be further addressed, to the dismay and disgust of the students. Jessica says enough is enough and then she leads the walkout.
Once outside, Clay and Jessica start to wonder the next the step in their plan. Ani moves through the crowd and hands Jessica a megaphone. Jessica uses the megaphone to incite unity and support within the crowd. Clay and Jessica make demands with Principal Bolan and Hansen Foundry (Dean of Discipline) to remove all forms of surveillance, bleed-out drills, and shooter drills. With both sides being uncompromising, tensions only rise. Armored riot police guards arrive and demand the students to leave school grounds. Instead of leaving, the students start to throw school supplies at the guards. The students run out of supplies and start to physically fight the officers. Justin grabs Jessica, stating she can't get arrested. Jessica states that she stopped caring when Justin gave up on himself. As the riot gets worse, Ani helps Jessica get away. It ends with a car exploding.
Foundry interviews Jessica about the riot. Jessica hysterically remarks that his response to all this is just more punishment. She offers to take the punishment only if it means prom isn't cancelled. He says he can't help, the parents filed a gang injunction against the school. She will make prom happen without his help.
In the H.O. base, Diego confronts Jessica about her connection with Justin. He notes that Justin was overprotective of her during the riots and didn't want her arrested. He thinks she's involved in Bryce's murder, but she laughs off his threat. He gets angry at her response and threatens to go talk to Dean Foundry about it. Jessica stands her ground, the H.O. members beside her as she says "So talk."
Jessica talks to Principal Bolan about her plan. Firstly, she addresses how exessive the police's response was and that even social media agree with that. Even the racial discrimination was evident and parents like her dad and Ms. Achola are prepared to ask why people of color were singled out disproportionately during the questioning. She will take responsibility for the riot, and get the suspension and charges for instigating instead of everyone else getting charged. Mrs. Jensen is asking for the gang injunction to be lifted and the Booster Club has agreed to chaperone prom, they just need the principal to sanction the dance and drop the investigation. She reminds him of his promise at the start of school year that he wanted to help keep students safe and give them a good high school experience. They need prom to be part of that experience. Bolan asks if the prom and graduation will go uninterrupted and Jessica agrees. Jessica reveals to the HO members that prom is back on. Having no one else to go with, Ani convinces them to go together.
Diego approaches Jessica saying he doesn't want anything bad to happen to her. He misses her, and came along tonight. He thinks they have something and even if she doesn't want to tell him her secret he says he'll protect her. Though Jessica's not having it. He eventually gets the hint and goes back to his table.
Zach joins Alex and Jessica at their table and comments on how they look like they're in a funeral by the way they're just sitting there. Jessica says she put a lot on the line for prom and she's going to have a good time. Alex expresses guilt, he feels like Bryce should be here and that he didn't deserve to die. Jessica points out that he'd be drunk and choosing his next victim. Alex agrees he didn't deserve to die but they deserve to live.
Justin arrives at prom after all, dressed in a white suit. Everyone stops and Jessica sees him from across the dancefloor. Ani nudges her to go to him. Diego watches on as Justin and Jessica profess their love for each other. Jessica tells him to hold her and never let go. The two hug and then dance, the crowd cheering on. However, after dancing for awhile, Justin collapses and essica screams for help.
Jessica frequently visits Justin in the hospital as he's diagnosed with HIV caused by sex work. Clay later talks about it with Jessica, who already knew about Justin having done sex work. Jessica thinks that Justin was ashamed, but Clay doesn’t understand as he claims that he wouldn’t have judged him.
After it's revealed that Justin is terminal, Jessica has a hallucination of Bryce telling her that he wins. Jessica blames him for killing Justin, as everything that happened started after Hannah killed herself as a result of Bryce raping her. She also tells him that he deserved to die.
As Justin's last hours arrive, Jessica gets to talk to him first. She immediately breaks down crying as she sees Justin. He tells her that she's so strong. She claims that he's the best thing to ever have happened to her. Justin disagrees, saying he ruined her life. However, Jessica tells him that he taught her what love is. Jessica attends Justin's funeral and stays at the church afterwards, together with Clay.
Jessica and Diego get tested for HIV together, they both turn out to be negative. Diego apologizes for his investigation into Bryce's murder and for thinking that Jess was involved. He asks her if he can ask her out in a month, to which Jessica tells him “maybe”.
Jessica graduates, among with the other students, and gives a speech as she's the student body president. After graduation, all the graduates are hanging out in the gym with their parents. They talk about what they’re going to study: Jessica and Alex go to Berkeley. Jessica and Ani ask Estela to take over H.O.The tape subjects, including Ani and Charlie, bury Hannah's tapes in the spot where Clay first listened to his own tape to give it closure. Jessica has a final hallucination of Bryce and tells him that he didn’t win and his time is over. However, she says that he did bring the friend group together. The group looks over town and agree that they’ll be there for each other whenever someone needs help.
Jessica's Mistake (Reason #2)
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Jessica is Hannah's second reason of why she committed suicide.
Hannah, Jessica, and Alex regularly met at Monet's after school. Jessica and Alex started to drift away from Hannah, with Hannah finding out they were dating and stating she was fine with it. After Jessica refused to have sex with Alex, they broke up. Jessica, however, didn't know why he chose to end it. However, after a list was spread around the school with a section listing Jessica as having had the worst ass in the school and Hannah branded as having had the best ass. She discovered that Alex was the one who added the section, Jessica thought that the reason why Alex chose to end their relationship was that he cheated on her with Hannah or Hannah had sex with Alex while they were dating. Jessica angrily accused Hannah of this at Monet's and refused to listen to Hannah's claim that Alex made the list on his own (which was true as he made it deliberately to spite Jessica for her refusal to have sex with him). She called Hannah a slut and slapped her on the face after Hannah said "Fuck you". Jessica's words and actions in that moment were what marked the end of their once strong friendship as she started to believe in the rumors of 'Hannah the Slut', which were never true. Jessica completely broke Hannah's heart. Jessica never took Hannah back as a friend after this although she once drunkenly apologized for slapping her. In the second season, it is shown as a flashback that she also abandoned her a second time when Hannah tried to tell her about Jessica being raped at her party as Hannah realized that Jessica didn't remember..
Jessica is shown to be a fierce, kind, and caring person who is a good friend and loving, supportive girlfriend, however she is also somewhat arrogant, selfish, and cruel at times. She was a good friend to Hannah when they first started at Liberty High however after Alex broke up with her, she wrongfully accused Hannah of being responsible for the breakup and arrogantly refused to listen to her about Alex making the list on his own, she slapped her and called her a slut which coldly ended their friendship and completely broke Hannah's heart. However, the real reason they broke up was that Jessica refused to have sex with Alex and so he decided to humiliate her on a hot or not list, Hannah was labeled as 'best ass' and Jessica was labeled as 'worst ass'.
Jessica makes herself known to be aggressive for the first time when she slaps Hannah and calls her a slut, she shows her aggression once again after learning that Justin didn't stop Bryce from raping her, by slapping him. Even though she drunkenly apologized to Hannah once about slapping her, she still did not take Hannah back as a friend and abandoned her, she is shown to be verbally aggressive to Hannah once again when she tells Hannah to not be a bitch, as she thinks she is jealous of her and Justin when Hannah is actually trying to just tell her that she was raped by Bryce (back when she isn't aware and Hannah is alive).
She initially does not appear to show much remorse for what she did to Hannah and does not believe what Hannah says on the tapes to be true, calling her a liar and chooses to believe Justin that she was not raped. She even tells Clay that Hannah is the one who ended their friendship and stopped coming to Monet's, completely ignoring that she is the one who ended it, showing that she is a hypocrite. She is also shown to be in agreement with keeping the tapes a secret and also with the plans to keep Clay from revealing the tapes. However, although she denies Hannah's revelations, Jessica is shown to be mentally and emotionally damaged as a result of being raped by Bryce and even though she denies that it happened she starts to have flashbacks of the rape, so to help with her pain jumps into alcohol.
However, after learning from Justin that Bryce did indeed rape her and that he allowed it, she is shown to be angered, shocked and betrayed and tells Justin that she hates him and ends their relationship. She then turns her back on all those on Hannah's list who tried to convince her that Hannah was lying and shows appreciation to Clay for being the only one who tried to tell her the truth.
After learning of her rape, Jessica is shown to be remorseful for what she did to Hannah and admits during her deposition that she slapped her, however, she still denies the existence of the tapes in order to ensure that no one else finds out about her rape, though she tells Clay not to destroy them either and possibly wants to somehow get revenge against Bryce, even though she isn't yet sure about what that is or how to get it. Even after Justin offers to kill Bryce for what he did, Jessica refuses to take him back and claims that she never wants to see Justin again.
Jessica is now a very emotionally damaged person and completely traumatized, however, she does reveal to her father about what happened to her.
In the second season, Jessica struggles to cope with her rape. After she returns to school, she finds out that people think she is a slut, as Bryce has lied to the student body, convincing them that he and Jessica hooked up one night, and she called it rape because she felt bad about cheating on Justin. She lashes out at Chlöe when she tries to be nice to Jessica but makes it clear she believes Bryce. She finds solace in her friendships with Alex, and Nina Jones, who she later finds out is another rape survivor. Despite this, it appears she is not ready to move on, as she shares a kiss with Alex but becomes frightened when things start to get more intimate, and later has a panic attack while shopping with Nina, also later finding out that Nina, despite being through the worst part of the aftermath of her rape, is still not completely over it, as she was unwilling to talk about what bothered her with her boyfriend and later cheated on him. She is still mad at Justin for what he did and goes against him and Clay when they want to give the polaroids found at the Clubhouse to the police. Later, after Clay, Alex, Justin, Courtney, Ryan, and Zach support her, she agrees to go to the police, along with Justin and tells them the truth. She is very disappointed when Bryce is found guilty, but only given three months probation. She officially gets back together with Alex and attends the Spring Fling with him, but later hooks up with Justin in the locker room, showing that she has forgiven him for his actions.
Jessica is a beautiful biracial girl with long curly brown hair, a dark complexion and brown eyes. She is shown to have a very casual but stylish attire.
Alex is Jessica's ex-boyfriend and best friend. They have a deep bond that is solidified throughout the series. They dated twice and have been friends in between.
Justin was Jessica's boyfriend. They had an on-again, off-again relationship throughout the series, but reunited shortly before Justin's death.
Hannah was Jessica's best friend. They were introduced to each other by the school counselor and soon became close friends. Their friendship fell apart after Jessica was made to believe that Hannah stole her boyfriend. After Hannah's death, Jessica acknowledged that she was a good friend and worked with the others to get justice for her.
After Hannah's death, Jessica wanted to do the right thing for Hannah by standing up for her and making the school understand what teenage girls go through at Liberty High. Before she testified, however, she became reluctant and was overcome with fear. Hannah's case wasn’t going the way she thought it would, the school’s lawyer tore down Hannah’s image by revealing her unlikable characteristics. After her testimony, Jessica cried in the bathroom and apologized to Mrs. Baker, saying that Hannah was her friend.
In a flashback, Hannah, Jessica and Alex played ‘Never Have I Ever’. Alex said that he's never kissed his best friend, so they all ended up kissing each other, including Hannah and Jessica. When Jessica and Alex kissed much longer, which seemingly saddened or surprised Hannah.
In another flashback, Hannah tried to tell Jessica about Bryce raping her. Hannah was shocked when she saw Justin act like nothing had happened at the party, but Jessica misinterpreted her reaction and told her to not be a bitch and to let her and Justin be happy.
Jessica visited Mrs. Baker; they talked about a poem Hannah wrote. Jessica mentioned that Hannah kept everything to herself and now she thought about it, she was really brave.At the end of season, Jessica attended Hannah’s funeral with Alex. Afterwards, they talked about the first time they met Hannah.
Clay is Jessica's friend. They started out as acquaintances, Jessica grew to like Clay as he was the only one who tried to tell her that Bryce raped her. Throughout the show they become good friends who support each other despite their frequent conflicts.
Bryce was Jessica's rapist. Before Jessica knew that Bryce had raped her, they were friends. In the third season, Bryce attempted to apologize to her. She was a witness to his murder. She finally came in terms with her trauma regarding Bryce and let it go in the fourth season.
During the time Jessica isn't at school, Bryce spread misinformation around the school, saying Jessica had cheated with him and told Justin he raped her after regretting it. When Jessica returned to school, Bryce talked to her as if nothing happened. He welcomed her back, asked how she is doing and invited her to grab a drink. Jessica, clearly uncomfortable with the interaction, told him “whatever”.
Jessica had a hard time dealing with the aftermath of Bryce raping her; she freaked out when she saw her body in the mirror, didn’t feel comfortable in her own clothes, couldn’t sleep in her own bed, etc. She had told the police that she didn’t know who raped her because she thought they wouldn’t believe her.
With support of her friends, Jessica reported Bryce to the police, causing him to get arrested. As Bryce was taken to the police car, he told her she's making a big mistake.In court, Jessica addressed Bryce directly. She described how she experienced the night of the party, and started crying while doing so. She told Bryce that she’ll never forget the feeling of him on top of her. Bryce got off with only three months probation, but Jessica still felt stronger. Mrs. Jensen requested a court order to force the school to protect Jessica from Bryce.
In the fourth season, Jessica started to get hallucinations of Bryce. The first time this happened, Jessica was burning the last copy of Bryce's apology tape when suddenly a hallucination of Bryce stood in front of her causing her to freak out. She had another hallucination of Bryce smirking at her when she’s talking with Ani about their friendship.
When Jessica was walking through the woods during a camping trip, she heard Bryce’s voice. Jessica freaked out, asking who’s there and tripped on a branch. The voice told her that it looked like it hurt and to be careful; suddenly a hallucination of Bryce was standing there. Jessica backed away as the hallucination started to get closer and closer. Hallucination Bryce questioned her about why she’s still afraid of him as he’s dead. Jessica told him that he deserved to die. Bugs started crawling out of the hallucination’s mouth; Jessica fell down and started screaming.
At prom, Jessica, Alex and Zach talked about Bryce. Alex said that he should’ve been here, but Jessica pointed out that he would have been drunk, looking for his next victim and making Alex feel awful. Zach said that Bryce didn’t deserve to die, but that he ruined all three of their lives and they deserve to live. Jessica seemed to agree with this.
When Justin was dying from AIDS in the hospital, Jessica got another hallucination of Bryce. The hallucination told her he won and asked why she was giving him the silent treatment. Jessica accused Bryce of killing Justin and wondered how one person can cause so much pain. Bryce told her to look in a mirror because she let him die and stated she probably has HIV too.
Jessica had her last hallucination of Bryce when the group was burying Hannah’s tapes. The hallucination told her that it’s his day too because he’s on the tapes. Jessica replied that his day is long gone and said that he didn’t win because of the close friendships that were created. The hallucination said “So that's something, right?”, to which Jessica said “Sure”. Jessica watched the hallucination turn around and walk away, seemingly finding closure.
Nina was Jessica's friend. Nina is also a rape survivor and was there to support Jessica as she understood her experience.
Diego is Jessica's former lover and friend. They started out as a game to keep Diego from the truth but later ended up catching feelings for each other.
They first interact Jessica and her group try to talk to the boys at the locker room but the guys of the football team are rude to her. Diego defends Jessica and tells them to shut up. However, she isn't happy with this. Diego approaches her again at the Love is Love Dance and praises her for her activism. He asks her for a dance, but Jessica replies that she's here with Charlie so she can't dance with him. Diego points out that she's only trying to make Justin jealous and she won't be able to do that with Charlie because he's 'gay or bi'. Jessica gets mad at this, but Diego has a good comeback which she appreciates. Later, Jessica ditches Charlie and accepts Diego's offer to make Justin jealous using him and the two start a relationship. Diego mentions that he was dating the School President (Jessica).
At first, Jessica is trying to keep Diego from the truth as he is investigating Bryce's murder. He is still messing with Clay, which Jess tells him not to do. At the camping trip, Jessica and Diego are getting closer and they sit together at the campfire. Clay, Alex, Ani and Justin all warn Jessica about Diego, but she believes that Diego just likes her and she has got him under her hook. Turns out that her assumptions are right, as Winston (rightfully) warns Diego that she's playing him but Diego is convinced that she is just looking out for him. Meanwhile, Jessica starts hooking up with Justin again and lies to Diego about it. Diego admits to Winston that he loves her. Jessica starts to develop real feelings for Diego, which even Justin understands. Justin and Diego's conflict also seems to lessen after Diego's arrest and the riot. After Diego suspects that she had an involvement with Bryce's murder, they have a huge fight and Diego threatens her, ending their relationship. He tries to reason with her afterwards but Jessica doesn't have it and officially gets back together with Justin.
After Justin's death, Jessica tells Diego that they're both at risk of HIV and they go to take tests together. After getting the result of his test, Diego is surprised to find her waiting for him. He informs her that he's giving up the investigation as it would cause her further hurt. They talk about how they both miss their loved ones (Justin and Monty), and Jessica empathizes with him. Diego tells her that he'll be there if she ever needs anyone to 'miss people with'. He proposes to start a real relationship this time and is willing to give her time if she needs. Jessica tells him that maybe he can ask her out in a month. They are last seen sitting at the waiting room together, smiling at each other.
Ani is Jessica's best friend. They bonded soon after meeting each other. Ani moved in with her in the fourth season.
Estela is Jessica's friend. They became friends after Estela joined H.O.. Estela looks up to Jessica for her activism and took over H.O. when Jessica graduated.
At Liberty High’s Future Fair, Estela, approached Jessica at the H.O stand and introduced herself; Jessica admitted to already knowing her as she is Monty’s sister. Estela then expressed her admiration for Jessica’s work in H.O. and asked if she can join. Jessica accepted her because H.O. it’s a safe space for everyone.
Jessica and Ani were doing school work together in the library, when Winston introduced himself to Estela. When Estela wanted to know if he was friends with Jessica, Winston mentioned that he thought Jessica’s work was inspiring and Estela agreed with him. Jessica clearly didn’t like that Winston was talking to Estela and after Winston left, she told Estela that he isn’t nice.
Jessica and Estela attended the Find Your Drink Party together. Here, Diego announced that they’re going to drink on Monty and called Estela to get over. Estela was nervous, so she asked Jessica to come with her.
When Winston informed Estela about who he thinks killed Bryce, he said that Justin likely did and and Jessica knows about it. Estela mentioned that she doesn’t think Jessica would lie to her and thought they were friends. Later, Estela, Winston and Diego listened to the tape Bryce made for Jessica, after which Winston believed that Justin was sent by Jessica to kill Bryce. Estela was saddened by this.
During The Student Riot, Estela was taken by a cop. In response, Jessica started to fight the cop.
When Jessica and Ani graduated, they asked Estela to take over HO. Estela was very excited about this.
|Season 1||Season 2|
|“||We weren't friends. Friends tell the truth, friends don't turn on each other. Hannah's a user and a liar. You can't believe anything that she says. Not a thing. I mean, what she said, on the tapes, about us and Monet's, she's the one who stopped coming, not me. She's the one who ended our friendship, and she knew it. She's a liar—was a liar.||”|
|— Jessica to Clay, speaking about Hannah.[src]|
- Jessica: "Hot chocolate is the cure for all things shitty in life."
- Hannah: "I got shit that needs curing too."
- ― Hannah and Jessica in a flashback after being paired up to be friends and before going to Monet's.[src]
- Justin: "Why the fuck are you here with Bryce?"
- Jessica: "Tell me why you fucking care!"
- Justin: "Because he fucking raped you!"
- ― Jessica and Justin after Justin becomes mad at her hanging out with Bryce.[src]
- Justin: "I just want you to understand..."
- Jessica: "And I want you to understand what it's like to be raped. But I truly hope you never will."
- ― Jessica and Justin when he visits her after telling her Bryce raped her after keeping it a secret and defending Bryce[src]
- Justin: "Tell me what you want me to do, and I'll do it. I'll fucking go to the school. I'll talk to the cops. I'll kill Bryce. If you want, I'll kill him with my bare hands and pay the price. Just please tell me what you want."
- Jessica: "What I want... is never to see you again in my life."
- ― Jessica to Justin[src]
- Clay: "Thanks for talking to me about this. And I guess let me know if there's anything... if there's anything."
- Jessica: "Clay. Don't burn the tapes."
- ― Jessica and Clay in Monet's[src]
|“||Friendship is a complicated thing… especially between girls. And it gets even more complicated when there’s a boy involved. But I can tell you one thing. I blame the boy more than I blame Hannah. There are all different ways boys mess with girls. And some of those ways, well, we let them do it. I think the kind of friends you have say a lot about the kind of person you are. And Hannah, she was a true friend. Better than I deserve. We all want to be strong. We all want to be the kind of people who deserve good friends. But I guess, at the end of the day, none of us are as strong as we want to be.||”|
|— Jessica's voice over and during her testimony[src]|
|“||The truth doesn’t always make things right.||”|
|— Jessica to Clay[src]|
- Alex: "You look beautiful today"
- Jessica: "So do you."
- Alex: "I look damaged."
- Jessica: "It's a good look on you. See everybody's checking you out."
- Alex: "They're checking you out. You're pretty and sad. People love that."
- Jessica: "You have a cane and a scar. All my scars are inside."
- Alex: "We're definitely going to hell for joking about this."
- Jessica: "Alex, my friend, we're in hell already, I plan to look like I'm enjoying it."
- ― Alex and Jessica on why people are staring at them, after coming back to Liberty High for the first time.[src]
|“||Alex, stop. I'll see you guys after third. I'm gonna take the long way. It's gonna be a good day.||”|
|— Jessica to Alex and Zach after Alex retaliates at Bryce welcoming them back like nothing happened.[src]|
|“||It's just... Tyler Down, who testified yesterday, called out a couple kids and they weren't happy. That's all.||”|
|— Jessica to her Dad on being nervous to testify in court.[src]|
|“||Do boys have it easier? I think so, I don't know.||”|
|— Jessica on the difference between boys and girls with labels and rumors.[src]|
|“||I don't blame Hannah for anything. That's how it is for girls. People judge you by the way you look, the things they hear about you. They put a label on you. I just feel like boys get to define themselves. They get to choose their identity and they can hide behind it. Well, most boys. I think some know what it's like to be afraid. To feel like the world gave you a certain label that you have to live with for the rest of your life. Most boys don't know what it's like, but, every single girl does.||”|
|— Jessica on the difference, socially, between boys and girls[src]|
|“||Your Honor, when we leave this courtroom, Bryce Walker gets to leave convinced that he chose the wrong girl to have sex with. I get to leave constantly looking over my shoulder for monsters dressed up as the popular kid, constantly on edge and assuming the worst in every boy. The sentence you decide today can tell Bryce Walker what he did was wrong. It can say that to every boy, every man who behaves like he does. And it can say to victims like me that our story matters.||”|
|— Jessica during court for her rape case[src]|
|“||You have to find your own way to stop hurting. You have to take back their power to make you hurt.||”|
|— Jessica to Tyler in "Angry, Young and Man"|
|“||I was raped by the king of the school and I stayed silent. I protected the jock who raped me because... I don't know. Because I thought it would hurt more to speak up... because I thought it would ruin my reputation. But I am no longer staying quiet. No more! So, here's my promise. If you elect me, I will take down the jocks at this school. Put an end to their bullshit. I will not tolerate the ones who protect them, and I will demand that their victims no longer remain silent. Because their silence destroys us all.||”|
|— Jessica's speech in "If You're Breathing, You're a Liar"|
- Jessica Davis: "I have a family who are amazing. My friends are amazing. I have a boyfriend who cares about me and treats me really well."
- Bryce Walker: "I'm happy for you, truly. I only want the best for you, Jess."
- Jessica Davis: "Yeah... but it's weird, because no matter what I do... you're still on top of me, and I still can't breathe."
- ― Jessica and Bryce[src]
|“||I know my speech was... Well, people had different opinions on my speech. And yeah, the administration did talk to me about it, but the thing they were mostly upset about was the profanity. I was like, "Seriously? That's what you heard?" Fuck that! I'm pissed off. I'm gonna be pissed off until things actually change. Until the predators and the rapists are gone for good. Never again.||”|
|— Jessica after she was elected as Student Body President, during an assembly in "The Good Person is Indistinguishable from the Bad"|
|“||It's important to make a mess, to make noise, you're right. But I don't know. I worry sometimes that the louder we get, the harder it is for someone to even find their voice. To tell their story. And that's the first thing that needs to happen, right? People need to be able to speak before they can shout.||”|
|— Jessica to the other H.O. members in "There Are a Few Things I Haven't Told You"|
- Monty: "You're a crazy bitch."
- Jessica: "Yeah. And you should fear that."
- ― Jessica and Monty[src]
|“||Making mistakes is part of being a survivor. At first you think you're permanently broken, but then, little by little you start picking up the pieces and you start realising, what you're making is a mirror. And the more of those pieces you put together the more you start to see yourself. But maybe we can start picking up the pieces of that mirror together, and we can finally see the truth. If you think sexual assault doesn't affect your life you're wrong. There are survivors all around us.||”|
|— Jessica during her speech about sexual assault in the assembly in "And Then the Hurricane Hit"|
|“||I had two friends. Two very different friends. Two people I love who each had a moment... in their lives when they looked in their world and saw that nothing was ever gonna change. Ever. And they each made a decision... in that one moment. One... terrible, painful decision... that they could never take back. And that's what brought the change. Painful... awful... change.||”|
|— Jessica in her college interview about Hannah and Alex[src]|
- Jessica: "I don't know if I can do any of this anymore. We're all supposed to just... keep waking up and putting on our clothes and carrying on conversations and listening to people while they talk about how God works in mysterious ways, and I just don't fucking know if I can do it anymore!"
- Ani: "OK, I think this is the hardest thing... that anyone could ever go through. But I also think you are a lot stronger than you realize."
- Jessica: "He made me strong."
- Ani: "No! You are. All on your own. Maybe you made each other stronger, but it's in you. I've seen it."
- ― Jessica and Ani at Justin’s funeral[src]
|“||Look, here's the thing. There should be more of us here. And lately, I have been thinking about why they're not here. I have a history of causing trouble with my speeches. Principal Bolan actually had to approve my speech just so I wouldn't make trouble. But that was a month ago. And my life has changed since then. But don't worry, I'm not causing any trouble today. Because I just want you to hear me. Some of you circulated a petition this year, demanding I be removed from office. Saying that I was a one-issue president, and I had made my point, and I should just shut up. Well, no girls signed that petition. So, news, boys, our point is far from made. And we're not shutting up. But you are right about one thing: I am a one-issue president. I'm a one-issue person. I spent the last couple of years angry. Hurt. Scared. But I'm not gonna do that anymore. I'm gonna focus on my one issue. Which is love. Oh, what? Does talking about love make you embarrassed? Is it girly? What? Because it's the thing. It's the only thing. It's easy to hate. It's easy to fear. It's goddamn hard to love. But it's not optional. It's essential. It's life or death. I challenge you. Love each other. Do it. Do it better. Now and every day. I love you all. Oh, and fuck the patriarchy.||”|
|— Jessica's graduation speech[src]|
|“||I was looking around today at graduation, and I was thinking about how Justin was missing, and Hannah. But then I thought, I love these people. Clay Jensen, Zach, and Courtney, Ryan freakin' Shaver, for fuck's sake. In what kind of world do I love all these kinds of people? The world you made. We had to love each other at the end of it all. You did that.||”|
|— Jessica to her hallucination of Bryce[src]|
- Jessica's biracial identities shed light to a number of issues women of color have to face.
- After her rape, she's seen to be terrified to name Bryce as he is a white, wealthy kid and she's a biracial girl and that is one of the reasons why she does not think she's the 'right kind of victim'.
- She straightens her wavy hair the day she goes to testify in "The Drunk Slut". Alex asks her about it and she replies, "It's Court Hair.", implying that she's feeling that she has to remove her biracial identities from her appearance before going to court as there's a popular racist belief that women of color are more 'impure' (in a sexual meaning) than white women and that can go against her in court.
- Jessica stated that she'll always love Alex and that he's the best friend she has ever had, in "Let the Dead Bury the Dead".
- This implies that she considers Alex closer than her other two best friends of the series, Hannah and Ani.
- She also stated that Alex was the only one she could trust and the only one who understood what she was going through after she was raped and Hannah committed suicide.
- Before Justin's death, she told him that he was the best thing that had ever happened to her and that he taught him what love was, in "Graduation".
- She was Hannah's second best friend after Kat.
- In "Two Girls Kissing", it is revealed that Jessica has been sleeping on the floor of her parents' bedroom, because she can't be where Bryce raped her; in her bed.
- When she states that she's ready to sleep on her own bed, her dad shares a tender moment with her when he tucks her in and stays with her until she falls asleep.
- Jessica moved to Evergreen County in 2016; because her Dad is in the air force, she moves nearly every two years.
- The name of her official Instagram account is 'cheerstojess'.
- In the third season, she was elected as Student Body President, succeeding Marcus Cole and Courtney Crimsen. Her promise for the election was that she'd "take down the jocks of the School" and "put and end to their bullshit".
- A petition was circulated by some guys that demanded she should be removed from this position, without result.
- Jessica is an witness and accessory to Bryce Walker's murder as she was with Alex in the crime scene and participated in the framing to protect him afterwards.
- In the fourth season, Ani Achola moved in with her.
- In "College Interview", Jess talked about how two of her friends painful decisions had changed their life in her interview. Even though she didn't mention any of their names, she was actually referring to Hannah and Alex.
- In Season 4, Jessica started seeing hallucinations of Bryce and Monty, just like Clay has been seeing hallucinations of several characters throughout the series. In "Graduation", Jessica sees her last hallucination of Bryce after the gang buries the tapes, where Clay and she smile at each other, possibly because they know about each other's hallucinations.
- In Jessica's Season 4 promotional poster, Alex wrote "You deserve to be happy". In the series, Jessica says this line to Alex after Alex and Charlie are voted Prom Kings in "Prom".
- Hannah, Jessica and Alex used 'F. M. L. Forever' as an acronym of 'Fuck My Life' whenever they met up or had a tough topic to talk about. Even after Hannah's death, Alex and Jessica continued to use it as a reminder of Hannah and also a motto of their friendship. In "Let the Dead Bury the Dead", after Jessica and Alex confirmed that they were still best friends, they shook hands, saying 'F. M. L. Forever'; and in Season 4, Jessica and Alex wrote it in each other's promotional posters that appeared as their yearbook photographs.
- Jessica took her SATs two days after Bryce received probation for raping her and after Bryce was murdered.
- Jessica was tested HIV Negative after Justin's death in "Graduation".
- Jessica was rejected from the first three Colleges she applied for. However, in "Graduation", it is revealed that she got into Berkeley, the same College Alex is attending.
- See also: Category:Images of Jessica Davis