It was festive, it was gory, it was campy, and it left the door open within the possible occasion Chucky will get a season three. The Christmas-themed “Chucky Really” wrapped up a satisfying season two for Don Mancini’s horror comedy, but when the show does return, it’ll be with out a number of of the present’s core characters thus far.
The rationale for that, in fact, is season two’s outrageous physique rely, which knocked out fairly a number of main forged members. Essentially the most spectacular loss of life scenes have been reserved for Father Bryce (Devon Sawa), who exploded mid-exorcism; Jennifer Tilly (as “herself,” albeit along with her soul trapped in a Tiffany Valentine doll), who was splattered by a truck; and the chainsaw-bisected Mayor Michelle Cross (Barbara Alyn Woods, real-life mom of Chucky forged member Alyvia Alyn Woods, who performs Michelle’s daughter Lexy). Amid all of the carnage (and people listed above have been only a handful of the corpse parade this season), there have been additionally a number of resurrections, most notably Glen and Glenda (Lachlan Watson), who made a life-or-death resolution to return their souls to the doll we first met in Seed of Chucky (voiced by Billy Boyd), newly rechristened “G.G.”—and, properly, Chucky himself (voiced by Brad Dourif), whose gotcha! return within the last scene was simply as tacky because it wanted to be.
The penultimate episode, “Goin’ to the Chapel,” devoted itself to tying up a lot of the plot threads we’ve been following all season, culminating within the characters dealing with off on the Catholic college run by Father Bryce (RIP), the place Lexy, Jake (Zackary Arthur), and Devon (Björgvin Arnarson) have been compelled to enroll after being blamed for certainly one of Chucky’s early-season kills. The season’s greatest set piece was the existence of a number of Chucky dolls with a shared soul however totally different personalities, together with a vaguely “Good” Chucky, an alarmingly buff Chucky, and a Chucky molded after Marlon Brando’s character in Apocalypse Now, and sure Dourif did a Brando imitation in his Chucky voice for that one. “Goin’ to the Chapel” streamlined all of the Chuckys—together with the one squatting within Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif)—right into a single soul as soon as once more, and gave us a candy, Childs Play 2-inspired send-off for fan-favorite characters and staunch Chucky survivors Andy (Alex Vincent) and Kyle (Christine Elise). It additionally obtained all the children out of the college and again residence to Hackensack… simply in time for Christmas.
As “Chucky Really” begins, the characters all consider Chucky is lifeless—although the viewers is aware of he escaped the Catholic college because of the nefarious Dr. Mixter (Rosemary Dunsmore), who simply so occurs to have a pristine Good Man doll tucked away in her workplace. Because the episode counts down the “chopping days” till Christmas and the confrontation everyone knows is coming, we see Lexy rising from a profitable stint in rehab and reuniting with Jake and Devon to have a good time the vacations at Mayor Michelle’s aggressively festive McMansion. There’s lastly a way of shifting on, as “Jevon” rekindles their romance and all three teenagers start to understand Chucky isn’t the solely factor they’ve in widespread—although Lexy raises the priority that they’ll find yourself like Andy and Kyle, spending their total lives paralyzed by “a whole obsession with all issues Chucky.”
Actually, it’s one thing to fret about… particularly as “Chucky Really” roars ahead to remind us that no sense of closure within the Youngster’s Play universe is ever everlasting. After seeing her mom in items on Christmas Eve, Lexy pounces on “the final Chucky standing” and rips him to items. However any catharsis she feels from that evaporates when her youthful sister Caroline (Carina London Battrick), who had some Unhealthy Seed vibes in season one however has been principally absent from the story this time round, emerges along with her personal sinister agenda. Early in season two, Dr. Mixter gave Caroline a “Belle” doll—the very same kind of doll that performed host to Tiffany Valentine earlier than she transferred her soul into the human Jennifer Tilly. Tiffany-Jennifer desires to return to doll kind, and—because the doll containing Jennifer Tilly’s soul obtained smashed by a truck—she wants Caroline’s Belle. Lexy, Devon, and Jake watch in horror as Caroline willingly leaves with Tiffany-Jennifer, her Belle doll in tow. However they’d be much more horrified to study, as we do within the last scene, that Belle is definitely yet one more Chucky doll in disguise, and creepy Caroline’s been Group Chucky all this time. Not solely does Tiffany not get to switch her soul into the doll, it’s implied that Chucky’s lastly gotten vengeance towards his double-crossing bride. And it goes with out saying, his killing spree is completely again on observe.
With some big questions left unanswered on the finish of season two, it appears a 3rd season is certainly so as. Is Tiffany actually lifeless? Will pint-sized maniac Caroline assist Chucky get revenge towards the Hackensack youngsters, in addition to the wandering G.G.? How will Lexy, Jake, and Devon survive this newest spherical of trauma? What’s going to occur to Nica? Will Kyle and Andy ever have the ability to go away all issues Chucky behind? What new function will Mancini cook dinner up for Devon Sawa, who’s now died thrice on Chucky as three totally different characters? Can any future installment prime a season finale that included Chucky reciting not solely his personal model of “Twas the Evening Earlier than Christmas,” however singing us out with a “12 Days of Christmas” that tallied up each single certainly one of season two’s grotesque kills? Actually, it’s uncertain. However we’d certain like to see the place this wild, hilarious, typically extremely earnest, different occasions extremely blood-soaked trip goes subsequent.
Chucky seasons one and two are actually streaming on Peacock and Syfy.com.
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