It’s Halloween in Hackensack in Chucky Episode 2, aptly titled “Give Me Something Good to Eat,” since Chucky goes trick-or-treating in this episode, although he’s giving out tricks instead of getting treats.
Since it’s Halloween season, it fits this episode should open with a flashback to a young Charles Lee Ray inspecting his candy haul after trick-or-treating in the ’60s. He finds a green apple with a razor blade stuck inside it. Instead of throwing it out, Charles takes a huge bite and gives us a bloody grin.
In the present, Oliver is throwing the signature wild teen party, and everyone is invited, even Jake, although it’s mainly because he’s gotten some newfound popularity due to his and Chucky’s surprise talent show performance. Chucky also has big plans for Halloween night since it presents the opportune time to kill the next person on his list: Lexy.
Chucky Episode 2 recap: Chucky ups his kill count
Before we get to the party, though, Chucky can’t resist wreaking havoc at Jake’s new place of residence. Only one week after arriving, Chucky murders Annie, the housekeeper, by pushing her facefirst into the dishwasher, where a row of knife blades are facing point-up (always load your knives in the dishwasher point-down, people!).
It doesn’t look great that Jake has now been at the scene of two freak accidents only a little over a week apart. But the detectives don’t have any proof of foul play since all the door cams show that no one was in the house until Jake and Junior got home from school and found Annie’s body. Still, Detective Evans and her partner’s questions regarding the boys, especially Jake, are enough to unnerve Bree. She’s started to become suspicious of Jake.
When confronted by Jake, Chucky denies killing Annie, claiming he only kills people who deserve it, like his abusive dad and Lexy. Jake demands that Chucky stop killing people, even blowing off Oliver’s party despite Devon extending a personal invitation. He doesn’t want to bring Chucky anywhere near Lexy, knowing that Chucky intends to kill her. That’s fine with Lexy as she repeatedly says that Chucky creeps her out.
Not everyone in the Cross family hates Chucky, though. Lexy’s little sister Caroline has taken quite a liking to the doll since seeing him at the talent show, even drawing a strikingly realistic portrait of him. Her mom, Mayor Michelle Cross (Barbara Alyn Woods), is beyond impressed with her daughter’s artwork. When Lexy refuses to show any interest, Michelle says that Caroline’s art is better than anything Lexy has ever done in her entire life. Ouch.
While Michelle’s comments don’t excuse Lexy’s behavior, it looks like Lexy is used to being ignored at home, which is why she lashes out for attention so much in school and around her peers. It gives us some context for what she does later in this episode.
Chucky Episode 2 recap: A Halloween party to remember
When Oliver’s party rolls around, Junior heads out to catch an Uber dressed as a successful track star complete when Logan’s medals. His dad is fittingly impressed. Jake comes downstairs sporting a new black eye courtesy of Chucky but cleverly plays it off as part of his Halloween costume. “I’m a victim of circumstances.” He doesn’t plan to go to the party until he realizes Chucky is missing.
Chucky has disguised himself as a trick-or-treater, complete with a Hello Kitty mask. He finds a random neighbor and convinces her to tell him where the big Halloween party is. In return, he gives her a green apple…I’m sure you can guess what’s inside of it.
Junior and Lexy meet up in a spare bedroom at Oliver’s party. Junior finds her smoking a joint and wearing a trenchcoat to hide her costume. Apparently, Lexy brushed off that Oliver accusation Chucky made, but things are still weird between her and Junior for other reasons. For one, Junior doesn’t think Lexy’s feelings for him are as real as his feelings are for her and two, Junior is pretty inexperienced when it comes to physical intimacy, and Lexy isn’t very understanding about it.
Having found out where the party is happening, Chucky effortlessly slips inside and hides under the bed while Junior and Lexy are fooling around. His knife barely misses her each time he tries to stab her through the mattress. Someone eventually interrupts the couple, and the teens leave so Lexy can show off her costume. A disgruntled Chucky fails to make his kill.
A desperate Jake arrives and tries to find Lexy to make sure Chucky hasn’t killed her yet. He runs into Devon, who is pleasantly surprised to see Jake there. They get tricked into entering a closet as part of a new game, a riff on “7 Minutes in Heaven” called “7 Minutes in Hell.” While in the closet, Jake comes close to telling Devon about Chucky, but he doesn’t have time before their seven minutes are up.
Chucky Episode 2 recap: Lexy’s shocking costume
He gets out just in time to see Lexy performing in the front hall. Her Halloween costume is none other than Luke Wheeler. Yes, Lexy came dressed as Jake’s dad, specifically Jake’s dad electrocuting himself to death. I have to say I was surprised that she went that far with her cruelty.
Jake is understandably horrified by her actions, and it’s even worse because everyone laughs and goes along with it. No one seems to realize how terrible it is that Lexy would do something so awful except Junior and Devon, the only two who appear phased apart from Jake.
After that display, Lexy tries to get Caroline to leave with her and is almost killed by Chucky again, but Jake arrives in time to grab Chucky and haul a** back home. When Chucky presents the possibility of Jake teaming up with him to get rid of terrible people, starting with Lexy, Jake accepts his offer and picks up the knife. Given what Lexy just did, it’s not even hard to root for Chucky and Jake a little right now. But will Jake have the stomach to pull it off?
Odds and Ends from Chucky Episode 2
- Chucky mentions Glen in this episode and that Glen is gender-fluid. “And you’re alright with that?” “Jake, I’m not a monster.“
- I love when Bree and Logan say Annie was like family yet don’t know where she lives or has living relatives.
- Chucky and Caroline have a fun scene together where they play video games, and Chucky instructs her to start killing people, specifically Lexy. I wonder if anything more will come of their friendship.
- The neighbor Chucky tricks with the green apple, gets a mouthful of blood when she bites into it and calls Detective Evans. When she describes Chucky’s appearance, the detective immediately knows she’s talking about Chucky. Is she getting suspicious that the doll is more than it appears? Or does she just think Jake is up to no good? It’s too early to tell!
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New episodes of Chucky Season 1 air Tuesday nights on SYFY.