Chucky Episode 2 Takes “Trick or Treat” to a New Level for Halloween
It’s Halloween in episode 2 of SYFY & USA’s Chucky, “Give me something good to eat” which means everyone’s friend till the end is wreaking havoc in All Hallows Eve style in this town that just can’t seem to make it happen. pause.
Luckily for the people of Hackensack, New Jersey, Devon Evans (Bjorgvin Arnarson) podcast has the truth about its dark history. Aside from reports of candy store break-ins and self-inflicted injuries from pumpkin carving, this year’s Halloween falls on a full moon.
Not to mention Chucky’s return to town.
** This recap contains spoilers for Chucky Season 1, Episode 2, “Give Me Something Good to Eat.” **
First up, though, we get a little glimpse of Junior Wheeler’s (Teo Briones) blockages. His father Logan (Devon Sawa) puts “It’s not my dream, dad, it’s yours” levels of pressure on her teenage son to exercise and relive his own glory days. Much like Junior critic Logan, he and Bree (Lexa Doig) do their best to make Jake (Zackary Arthur) comfortable in their house, giving him time to recuperate and providing him with money for school lunch. , but Jake is (naturally) tough. .
Popular kid Oliver (Avery Esteves) invites Jake to his Halloween party – an invitation Lexy Cross (Alyvia Alyn Lind) can’t believe is extended to her “Walmart ass” as she makes a gross joke on Luke Wheeler (also Devon Sawa) death. When Junior asks her what her Halloween costume is that night, she says it’s a surprise.
Devon walks up to Jake in the lobby before class and the visibly troubled Jake accepts Devon’s condolences as they talk about their shared experience of losing a father and Devon’s hope that Jake will come to Halloween party with Chucky.
Speaking of that little devil: Chucky was left at home with the Wheelers housekeeper, Annie, going about her usual business for the day Chucky knocks, scoring her second (or third if you count poor Binx the cat) victim of the series. He pushes her through a dishwasher full of knives with the blades erect (which seems like a bad idea to begin with if we’re being honest). Upon their return from school, Jake and Junior discover his body as they argue to make Jake feel too comfortable in Junior’s house.
They call the police, and Logan and Bree reveal how little they knew Annie while insisting she was “part of the family,” building on their legacy of clueless (albeit well-meaning) suburban happiness. ). Detective Evans (Rachelle Casseus) is reluctant to let his partner assume someone pushed Annie, even though her death is the second “freak accident” of the week. No one else was in the house at the time of death, as the front door camera shows. That doesn’t stop the detectives from asking if Jake, or Junior, was having trouble with Annie, however …
This is, of course, when Jake finally gets the chance to go up to his room and ask why Chucky killed Annie. He denies it and Jake is luckily savvy enough to know when a doll is lying to him, especially when said doll is currently digging through his journal. Chucky blames Jake for writing so much about Devon, but softens a bit when it’s clear he’s upset him. Chucky lets Jake know that he has a child of his own who is gay. Child’s Play fans will recognize Chucky and Tiffany Glen / Glenda’s reference to gendered child. Chucky seed (2004). When Jake is surprised that Chucky is “cool” with his child identifying as gay, Chucky hits him with “I’m not a monster, Jake”.
Jake knows better, however. Chucky killed Annie, though he keeps denying it, claiming that people like him and Jake only kill people “who bring him in.” The lighting continues until Chucky reveals his current end goal: to kill people who deserve to die.
The first person on their list? Lexy, as we find out when Junior retrieves Jake’s browser history and finds that someone (read: Chucky) has examined her.
On that note, we get a better look at Lexy in this episode. Her mother, Mayor Michelle Cross (Barbara Alyn Woods), and her father (Michael Therriault) clearly have more of an interest in Lexy’s little sister Caroline (Carina Battrick), who developed an obsession with Chucky after attending the talent show from the last episode.
And Devon, after a conversation with his mother in which she asks him about Jake, seems more interested than ever in having Jake with him. He texts Jake to see if he’s coming to the Halloween party, and Jake first tries to ignore the invitation after a physical altercation with Chucky, clearly fearing that if he does make it to the party, the doll follows to take down Lexy.
Chucky, however, takes it upon himself to hunt down Jake’s bully. Frantic Jake ends up attending the party anyway because Chucky – wearing a Hello Kitty mask – strutted through the streets of Hackensack and threatened a neighbor to find out where the party is going. To “thank” her, Chucky gives her an apple with a razor blade, much like he ate when he was a child.
Arriving at the party, Jake and Devon lock themselves together in a closet for a game of “Seven Minutes in Hell”, and although they don’t kiss, they have the opportunity to talk a little more and to log in.
While all of this is happening, Little Caroline finally gets to date Chucky, and as the two play a violent video game, Chucky treats the kid in the wonders of killing people, including his sister, in real life. When he asks where Lexy is, she tells him that she is somewhere kissing Junior, and when Chucky finds the pair, he crawls under the bed, a butcher knife in his hand, and tries to stab them in. vain.
This gives Lexy – not dead – the opportunity to show off her costume for all to see. Much to Jake’s horror, Lexy decided to disguise herself as her father electrocuted to death. Their classmates stand around her and cheer her, and Jake storms out, followed by Devon, who hastens to (precisely) note how “fucked up” it is that she did that. .
Enraged, Jake comes this about to let Chucky sneak up on Lexy and kill her, but saves her at the last minute and brings Chucky home. The two have another bedside conversation that night, with Chucky promising not to hit Jake again (Jake has heard that one before) and reiterating that some people just deserve to die, calling the world a “Super Bowl slaughter.”
He offers Jake his trusty knife, telling Jake he has to “get by” and kill Lexy before she humiliates him again. Slowly, Jake takes the knife from Chucky’s hand and, in this case, seems to choose his path.
New episodes of Chucky premieres every Tuesday on SYFY & USA at 10 / 9c.