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The ‘Child’s Play’ Timeline – What “Chucky” Taught Us About Charles Lee Ray’s Early Years and Final Days

This Week's Episode of "Chucky" Revealed Charles Lee Ray's Serial Killer Origin Story

“I’m gonna get you and I’m gonna get Eddie… it doesn’t matter what!”

When the “Chucky” collection was first introduced, creator Don Mancini had promised that the present would “discover Chucky’s character with a depth that’s uniquely afforded by the tv collection format,” and he positive wasn’t kidding. Along with placing Chucky on a complete new quest for dominance, “Chucky” additionally dove deep into the origin story of Charles Lee Ray.

In fact, the unique Baby’s Play started with Brad Dourif‘s Charles Lee Ray, the serial killer often known as “The Lakeshore Strangler,” being gunned down in a toy store, performing a voodoo ritual within the remaining moments of his life to switch his evil soul right into a Good Guys doll. From there, the films not often took steps backwards, as an alternative all the time advancing the story ahead.

However how did Charles Lee Ray turn into a serial killer? When did he turn into excited about voodoo? And what was his relationship with Tiffany like of their early years? These are questions the franchise by no means fairly round to answering till the debut season of SYFY and USA’s “Chucky” collection, which simply wrapped up final week – with a second season set to reach in 2022!

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Younger Charles Lee Ray and Eddie Caputo in “Chucky”

We discovered lots of new details about Charles all through “Chucky,” with the character’s origin story being explored in Episode 3, “I Wish to Be Hugged.” Flashbacks all through the episode gave us some perception into Charles’s early days as a psychotic little one, witnessing the brutal and bloody homicide of his father by the hands of a serial killer one fateful night time.

In response to witnessing the horrific act, a younger Charles Lee Ray picked up a knife and murdered his personal mom in the identical style, impressed by the killer to turn into a killer himself. It was a twisted first kill for the Lakeshore Strangler, to say the very least, revealing a wholly new wrinkle within the story of a personality we’ve spent the previous 30 years hanging out with.

The next episode, titled “Simply Let Go,” touched upon Charles Lee Ray’s teenage years through extra flashbacks, specializing in his time spent at a boys house within the wake of his dad and mom being murdered. Charles primarily takes a younger buddy beneath his wing in these flashback snippets, not in contrast to the way in which the aforementioned serial killer launched Charles himself to the world of serial homicide. That younger buddy? Revealed in a line of dialogue that capped off the flashback sequence, teenage Charles Lee Ray’s buddy was none apart from Eddie Caputo!

Neil Giuntoli performed Eddie Caputo in Baby’s Play, Charles Lee Ray’s partner-in-crime. Lengthy story quick, Eddie ultimately bails on Charles when the going will get powerful, and Charles later – within the type of Chucky, the killer doll – will get his revenge on his former buddy. We now understand how Charles and Eddie initially linked up, info we as soon as needed to surmise on our personal.

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Charles and Tiffany meet within the Eighties, “Chucky”

“Chucky” additionally took us again to the Eighties for the very first encounter between Charles Lee Ray and Tiffany Valentine, with an grownup Charles Lee Ray performed in these scenes by Brad Dourif’s personal daughter, Fiona Dourif (who after all additionally performs Nica Pierce within the franchise). In a collection of flashbacks to the Eighties by the episode “Little Little Lies,” we see Charles Lee Ray choose up two ladies at a bar, finally stabbing certainly one of them to loss of life with somewhat assist from the opposite. The “different” girl, on this explicit case, being a younger Tiffany (Blaise Crocker).

Subsequent episodes continued the human adventures of Charles and Tiffany within the Eighties, giving us a front-row seat to a relationship stuffed with bickering and homicide. It’s when Chucky begins killing ladies fully on his personal that the connection falls aside utterly, with the Season 1 finale of “Chucky” revealing one of many total present’s largest bombs thus far.

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Brad Dourif in ‘Curse of Chucky’ (2013)

The 2013 movie Curse of Chucky revealed that Charles Lee Ray stabbed Nica Pierce’s mom within the abdomen shortly earlier than he was chased by police into the toy retailer that might turn into the location of his loss of life, with that film suggesting that it was Nica’s mom who turned Charles into the police. However “Chucky” reveals it wasn’t Nica’s mom. It was Tiffany Valentine.

Fed up with Chucky, Tiffany referred to as the police and tipped them off that Charles Lee Ray was “The Lakeshore Strangler,” a name she positioned whereas Charles was on the way in which to pay a go to to Nica’s mom. After killing Nica’s father, Charles Lee Ray had kidnapped the pregnant Sarah, stabbing her within the abdomen when the police arrived that day… earlier than shortly fleeing the scene.

That fateful stab, after all, is what triggered an unborn Nica to lose using her legs.

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Charles Lee Ray reads a voodoo guide in “Chucky”

We now have a a lot clearer image of the timeline of occasions for Charles Lee Ray’s life and remaining days, with the straightforward blow-by-blow breakdown going one thing like this…

    1965 – Charles Lee Ray kills his mom
    1972 – A teenage Charles kills a person and meets Eddie Caputo
    1986 – Charles and Tiffany meet and fall in love
    1987 – Charles begins exploring the world of voodoo
    1988 – Charles and Tiffany have a battle… Charles storms out
    1988 (identical night time) – Tiffany lets the police know that Charles is the Lakeshore Strangler… and the place to search out him
    1988 (identical night time) – Charles pays a go to to Sarah and stabs her within the abdomen, crippling Nica
    1988 (identical night time) – The police arrive and Charles flees to the Playland toy retailer
    1988 (identical night time) – Eddie Caputo, a childhood buddy with Charles on the time, ditches him
    1988 (identical night time) – Charles is gunned down by Detective Mike Norris
    1988 (identical night time) – Charles transfers his soul right into a Good Guys doll
    1988 (a pair days later) – Charles, as Chucky, begins killing… and will get his revenge on Eddie Caputo

The remainder is horror historical past, with the Chucky doll (possessed by Charles Lee Ray) claiming numerous extra victims on the street to a complete military of evil Good Guys dolls being created within the season finale of the brand new TV collection. The place does “Chucky” go from right here? And what new info will we be taught in regards to the franchise’s historical past within the upcoming second season?

We’ll discover out when “Chucky” returns in 2022!

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Charles Lee Ray runs into Playland Toys, ‘Baby’s Play’ (1988)

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