With introductions and setup out of the way in which, our favourite Good Man doll can lower unfastened. Actually. Episode two of “Chucky”, “Give Me One thing Good to Eat,” deepens character dynamics, unleashes Chucky’s persona in full drive, sharpens its narrative, and provides the pint-sized assassin a loathsome goal.
Extra importantly, Chucky infectiously embraces the Halloween spirit.
Within the rapid aftermath of the premiere episode’s main loss of life, Bree (Lexa Doig) and Logan Wheeler (Devon Sawa) have taken of their nephew, Jake (Zackary Arthur), with Chucky in tow. Jake’s cousin, Junior (Teo Briones), isn’t too thrilled concerning the new dwelling scenario, particularly as his girlfriend Lexy (Alyvia Alyn Lind) continues her cruel bullying. Via Lexy, Chucky deepens his abusive bond with Jake, grooming the younger teen for homicide.
“Give Me One thing Good to Eat” units up an fascinating parallel between cousins. Lead protagonist Jake finds himself extra remoted than ever, outdoors of type crush Devon (Björgvin Arnarson), leaving him vulnerable to Chucky’s guarantees of being his good friend until the top. That Chucky turns his homicidal rage towards anybody that will dare damage Jake, with Lexy on the prime of his hit checklist, provides Jake a false sense of allyship that leaves him morally confused.
Reverse him on this episode is Junior and the pressures positioned on him by dad Logan. Logan appears decided to boost his son in his picture, so happy with his athletic previous that he’s unable to see how his strict routine impacts Junior within the current. The episode even provides a glimpse into Lexy’s residence life, one more instance of the overarching nurture versus nature theme. Lexy is already a monster, however Jake is immediately on the trail to disturbing darkness.
As for Chucky, effectively, a flashback to Halloween in 1965 provides one other telling look that Charles Lee Ray was born dangerous. Within the current, Chucky makes use of Halloween to chop unfastened, providing a franchise spotlight because the doll brazenly embraces the vacation festivity in a method that solely he might. The killer retains his homicide streak alive and effectively, after all, satiating the bloodhounds, however retains one coveted kill simply out of the knife’s edge.
Chucky hits his stride in episode two, bringing all of the angle and one-liners you’d count on. In a single significant dialog with Jake that sees Chucky try to govern the teenager additional, the franchise mythology will get a nod when Chucky shares with Jake that he has a genderfluid son (Seed of Chucky).
“Give Me One thing Good to Eat” expands on character relationships and arcs, additional setting Jake as much as change into a tragic participant in his personal story. Chucky freed him from one abusive father determine final episode, solely to fill that void this episode. How that can play out gives probably the most fascinating side of the collection, at the same time as Lexy continues to be absolutely the worst.
Chucky’s objective in returning residence stays to be seen, as do the franchise gamers teased to make an look. However with gleeful moments of Chucky taking part in video video games or roaming the streets on Halloween night time, it’s straightforward to get misplaced within the current.
“Chucky” airs on USA and Syfy on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET.