Chucky 1 × 4 review: “Let Go”
Chucky Season 1 Episode 4, “Just Let Go,” forced Jake to make a decision. Plus, most young lead actors now know that Chucky is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
It’s understandable that Jake feels guilty about his role in the events that led to the partial burning down of Lexy’s house. What’s not understandable to me is the fact that nothing happened to Lexy. The children of his birthday were treated at the local hospital. Caroline is in a coma. Junior has breathing problems. However, is Lexy able to walk around without a scratch or a single minor burn?
‘Just Let Go’ provided no explanation for how she was able to run away from Chucky even though he was prepared to kill her in a burning room. Did she throw it into the fire? Did her face start to melt from the heat and did that allow Lexy to run away? I would have liked an answer.
Anyway, with Lexy realizing that Chucky is alive, I liked the way she confronted Jake about how he gave Chucky to his sister in the first place. Lexy being mad at Jake made sense. However, no one will believe her story on a killer doll. So, she is stuck with Jake as her only companion to try and stop Chucky’s killing spree.
The fact that Jake and Lexy reluctantly team up and go to Lexy’s to find Chucky made for an interesting time. In a way, I think Lexy made a good point. She is aware that she emotionally harassed Jake (apparently she was never physically brutal with him or played a prank to hurt him). However, did such a level of intimidation justify Jake jumping at the opportunity to have her killed? As far as Lexy was concerned, there was a sort of darkness inside Jake that made him come to terms with Chucky’s plan to end his life.
In a way, I think Lexy and Jake understood each other. The two teens were more or less going through some issues at home that caused them to act problematic. I don’t justify Lexy being a bully, though. And with Jake saving Lexy’s life, even when a burnt-out Chucky asked him not to, it’ll be interesting to see if Lexy really realizes his mistake and plays a role in saving Jake’s life down the line.
Devon also became involved in Chucky’s situation after reading articles online about the urban legend surrounding Charles Lee Ray. I liked how ‘Just Let Go’ used a moment like this to deliver a flashback of teenage Charles growing up in an orphanage. Apparently he’s always been good with kids. I think he saw himself as a mentor and was looking for a kid with murderous tendencies to repeat the cycle of what happened to him.
Charles found such a child before deciding to run away from the orphanage (after killing the evil janitor, of course). Kudos to Don Mancini for showing us how Charles met a young Eddie Caputo. The fact that Mancini is able to give us a single timeline after seven Child’s play the movies (spanning decades) are pretty impressive, especially when a number of other long-standing franchises go for easy reboots or ignore certain story developments altogether.
Right now it’s Chucky versus Jake, Lexy, and Devon. Hoping that an adult Andy seems to be helping the teens soon because you know Tiffany and Neca are coming soon and it’s not good for Hackensack. Heck, they might already be here and keeping a low profile!
From what I can tell, the only adult who could listen to the theory that Chucky is the killer is Detective Evans. Seeing her grill Jake during an interrogation session made me uncomfortable. However, you can tell she did this because she’s desperately looking for an answer on who is killing people in town and wants Devon to stay safe. Hoping she’s able to make it out of the first season alive.
Other thoughts and questions:
- Junior clearly isn’t keen on the sports his dad wants him to play and be good at. I think he will stand up to his father soon.
- Are we supposed to be wary of the woman, holding a baby, who made eye contact with Lexy as she followed Devon into her hospital room?
- In my opinion, “Just Let Go” gave more credence to the theory that there is more than one Chucky doll present in Hackensack.
What did you think of “Just Let Go”?
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Farid has a double master’s degree in psychology and biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in molecular genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville and The Game Master of Somerville. It gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime / manga, video games, and movies.
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