If I had any doubt that last week’s episode couldn’t bring everything home in the season’s penultimate, I sure was wrong. Every time the season seems to top itself, it manages to outdo itself in surprising, “explosive” new ways week after week.

It seems like the goal of season 2 has been to showcase Chucky in as many different and new ways as possible, from Buff Chucky to Good Chucky, to Apocalypse Now Chucky, to Exorcist Chucky…the show gets kudos for its imagination. Is it a coherent showcase of talent and storytelling? Maybe not. It requires a lot of suspension of disbelief, even for a franchise about a killer doll come to life. But somehow, it continues to work week after week.

This week also brought us more hilarious Jennifer-Tilly-in-hysterics moments. She truly is the show’s strongest point—they’d do well to keep her around after next week’s finale episode.

The one part of the series that isn’t quite working as well for me (besides all the terrible wigs everyone’s wearing) is the use of Glen and Glenda, Chucky & Tiffany’s children. Something about the directions the characters have been taken (or lack of direction, really) worries me that one final episode in the season might not be enough to make sense of them. Then again, I’ve been proven wrong before over and over.

CHUCKY air Wednesday’s on SYFY.

Ricky J Duarte

[He/him/his] Ricky is a writer, actor, and singer. He's also the host of Rick or Treat Horrorcast, a biweekly horror movie podcast. He lives in a super haunted apartment in New York City above a giant, spooky cemetery with his evil cat, Renfield, and the ghosts of reasons he moved to New York in the first place. www.RickOrTreat.com

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