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Recap: Chucky gets his little hands on medical-grade weapons in Episode 4, 'Just Let Go'
Old enemies become reluctant allies in SYFY & USA's Chucky Season 1, Episode 4.
After the events of the previous episode, the kids of Hackensack have landed in the local hospital. Jake's (Zackary Arthur) feeling some understandable guilt over his part in unleashing Chucky on the Cross household, and as he's checking in on Junior (Teo Briones), Devon (Bjorgvin Arnarson), and little Caroline (Carina Battrick), that's when Lexy (Alyvia Alyn Lind) confronts him to ask about Chucky. Getting attacked by a possessed Good Guy doll will make anyone believe possessed Good Guy dolls are possible.
**This recap contains spoilers for Chucky Season 1, Episode 4, "Just Let Go."**
Upon Jake's confirmation that Chucky killed his dad and that he's known about Chucky's sentience since the talent show in Episode 1, Lexy declares Chucky is "a dick," but she's also horrified that Jake would give him to her little sister. As expected, she's even more horrified when she realizes Jake intentionally sent Chucky to kill her. She threatens to tell, but Jake points out that anyone who begins talking about a doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer might be deemed crazy or worse. They have to deal with this on their own.
While checking in on Devon, his mom, Detective Evans (Rachelle Casseus), informs him that Oliver (Avery Esteves) wasn't killed by the fire in the previous episode — he was stabbed.
On the less understanding side of the parental coin, Lexy gets a verbal lashing from her mother, Mayor Cross (Barbara Alyn Woods), and is blamed for putting her little sister in danger and landing her in the hospital. Sure, throwing an unsupervised silent disco in her home isn't the best move, but Lexy couldn't have known a serial killer would show up, kill her friend, and light the house on fire. That's all Chucky's fault. Not that she can tell her parents about him.
Devon, up and about, finds Jake in the hallway and lets him in on the circumstances of Oliver's death. He also warns Jake that his mom is suspicious of him because "she doesn't know you like I do."
Just like last week's episode, we also get another confrontation on the books between Jake's Uncle Logan (Devon Sawa) and Aunt Bree (Lexa Doig) and Lexy's parents. They play the blame game back and forth, with the confrontation nearly getting physical until Detective Evans steps in to deliver the news that Oliver's death has officially been ruled a homicide, making all of them and their kids suspects.
Unlike their guardians, Jake and Lexy realize they have to work together. They head back to the half-burnt Cross house in search of Chucky and sneak past the officers patrolling the crime scene. Meanwhile, Junior is undergoing a procedure to make sure his lungs aren't damaged, all because his father is worried about his running career despite Junior's protests.
Just down the hall from Junior, his best friend Devon is doing some of his own detective work. He searches "Good Guy Doll Chucky Homicide" on his phone and ends up scrolling through articles referencing a slew of Child's Play references, namely Tiffany Valentine (Jennifer Tilly) and Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif), who were first introduced in Bride of Chucky and Curse of Chucky, respectively. This leads into another flashback of Charles Lee Ray's pre-doll life, in which he led a group of kids around at an orphanage Peter Pan-style and showed them a man he'd killed. He later delivers one of the dead man's hands to the one kid who seems to enjoy the carnage before escaping into the night.
Someone who's proven at this point he can't (or, rather, won't) kill? Jake. While he and Lexy are wandering around the Cross house, Lexy lays into him for trying to get her killed, but when the opportunity comes to let her fall to her death in the burnt-out home, Jake can't do it. Even with a half-melted Chucky egging him on from the sidelines.
"I'm not like you, Chucky. I'm not a killer!" Jake declares before pulling Lexy back to safety.
Of course, just like with everything else in this series, an adult (this time a detective) appears and messes it all up. He escorts Jake, Lexy, and a now-silent Chucky back to the hospital, where Chucky soon goes on yet another killing spree. Chucky plus medical-grade weapons? Ouch. Chucky takes out the detective as Jake, Lexy, and now Devon — fully on board with this whole "doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer" thing — go on the hunt. Devon, our resident true crime aficionado, fills Lexy in on the specifics of the Charles Lee Ray "urban legend," just as his mother is questioning Jake about his non-existent alibis for the crimes going on around town.
Luckily for him (and not so lucky for the dead detective), Jake definitely has an alibi for Chucky's latest kill. Hospital workers and Detective Evans rush to Caroline's room where she's started to code and next door lies the body. How will Chucky continue to wreak havoc on Jake and his friend's lives? Check out new episodes of Chucky on SYFY & USA on Tuesdays at 10/9c.