Anyone who needs proof that Chuck y Brad Dour if was never a Good Guy to begin with only needs to watch the Season 1 finale of Chuck y. The final moments of the killer doll first foray onto the small screen was indeed as bonkers as franchise veteran Fiona Dour if promised with plenty of murderous mayhem as the series fresh young characters teamed up with the legacy characters of the Child’s Play series in a last ditch effort to stop Chuck y murderous plans. While Chuck y breathed new life into the franchise with its sharp humor relatable characters fantastic puppeteer and crisp camera work the show finale is one that equal parts thrilling and somewhat unsatisfying, leaving quite a few loose ends untied.
The first few episodes could be considered a slow burn but the latter half of the series amps up the pace thrills and body count. The finale picks up where the penultimate episode left off with Andy Barclay Alex Vincent arriving at Juniors Teo Briones house to help Jake Zachary Arthur kill Chuck y once and for all. But Jake and Lexy Alyvia Ayn Lind are quickly intercepted by a warning bearing Kyle Christine Elise who provides some much-needed answers to the terrified teens by explaining the reason why Chuck y has been interfering in their lives.
It turns out that Chuck y is intending to use a new voodoo spell to split his soul into multiple hosts in order to create an army of Charles Lee Ray possessed Good Guy dolls much like he did in Cult of Chuck y. The only way to do that Kyle explains, is for Chuck y to successfully corrupt the innocence of a child which is why he has been so hell bent on stoking the rage within Jake and his friends and encouraging them to commit murder. It makes sense for Chuck y master plan and extreme narcissism by creating an army of me but its especially cold and depressing when you consider that Chuck y attempts to bond with the lonely and misunderstood teenagers of Hack en sack especially Jake Junior and even Lexy were only a means to reach his eventual endgame.
But Kyle has no plan to put the kids in danger. She drugs Jake and Lexy as she goes to rescue Devon Björgvin Arnarson from Charles Lee Rays childhood home where Tiffany Jennifer Tilly has set up her and Chuck y base camp featuring an army of vintage Good Guy dolls along with Chuck possessed Nice and a gagged-and-bound Devon. But as Kyle enters, the audience knows what Kyle does not Tiffany has already fled the scene and booby trapped the house with a bomb thats triggered to detonate when the front door opens. The result is the complete obliteration of the house which also leaves Kyles fate unknown.
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Jake and a surviving Devon share a tender and genuinely touching reunion before realizing that Chuck y is planning to infiltrate a charity screening of Frankenstein at the Hack en sack movie theater where Chuck y reveals a surprising and humorous piece of his moral code by assuring the members of his Good Guy army that they aren’t to harm anyone under five or six . At the theater Tiffany in Jennifer Tilly body explains that dozens of vintage possessed Good Guy dolls will be sent to sick children around the country after the screening, showing that Chuck y plans to take his child domineering and manipulative ways to a much grander country wide scale.
But before his time in Hack en sack is through Chuck y attempts to manipulate Junior to kill Lexy but Junior manages to resist. just as Chuck y delivers him a fatal stab wound. Jake succeeds in killing this version of Chuck y as he Devon and Lexy escape the theater just in time to see Andy arrive and successfully commandeer the possessed Good Guy doll filled delivery truck. They breathe a sigh of relief sure their troubles are over. until the doll form of Tiffany who also split her soul at the end of Cult of Chuck y appears in the back of the truck holding Andy at gunpoint and telling him to drive derailing his lifelong plan to be rid of Chuck y and his minions once and for all.
Its a grim ending for sure one filled with enough voodoo curses split souls and scores of possessed Good Guy dolls to make your head spin. But as deep and consistent as the series mythology is one of the places where the finale shines is in its characters. Jake stands up to Chuck y a stand in for a lifetime of school bullies Devon gives in to his feelings for Jake and Lexy chilly exterior effectively melts as she comes to appreciate her new friends. They have moved past their interpersonal and killer doll obstacles and seem ready to face whatever the future holds in store for them with their heads held high. Its character growth that arguably wouldn’t have been possible without the horrors that they faced and their depth feels incredibly real honest and earned.
But where the finales character work really stands out in a unique way is in its development of Nica and Tiffany whose arc is one of the series and finales high points. After a lifetime of being bossed around and mistreated by Chuck y and his toxic masculinity Tiffany realizes she likes having the gentler feminine Nica around especially when she not possessed by Chuck y.In their final scene together when Tiffany stares happily at a drugged Nice its only as she awakens from her stupor that she and the audience realizes what has been done to her. In an effort to prevent Nica from escaping Tiffany has amputated Nica arms and legs showing that Tiffany has the capability to rival Chuck y penchant for extreme cruelty and manipulation and it makes total sense.
Tiffany has always been a character who has an unending need to be loved adored and for someone to be completely loyal to her. Here she advocating for herself in a dark and twisted way. She is giving herself the best of both worlds playing into her own intense and heartbreaking fears of abandonment by the men in her life by keeping her new love close while also ensuring that Chuck y cannot harm her in the instances when he resumes control of Nica body. Nica guttural and horrified screams in the extremely nihilistic scene is perhaps the series most chilling and gut wrenching, especially given just how drastically Nice has suffered at the hands of Chuck y in prior films.
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As Chuck y and Tiffany wrath continues to persist through Andy and Nice it could be argued that franchise creator Don Mancini is making the statement that true malevolence can’t be defeated only temporarily halted and delayed and that the battle of good versus evil is a constant and vicious one. Its a bold statement, and one that really works in the context of the series the finale, and all the darkness and back n stabbing literal and figurative in between. Though it wouldn’t make the characters lives any easier it would be incredibly narrative juicy for Mancini and the rest of Team Chuck y to run with this concept in the upcoming second season.
Overall, Chuck y delivers an engaging and truly insane finale in terms of both series mythology and characters. It would be been welcome for the legacy characters of Andy Kyle and Nica to be given more to do, however, since it was an absolute delight whenever they popped up. There are also just a few too many loose ends to make the final episode feel completely satisfying. What will happen to the truckload of Good Guy dolls now that Andy is being held at gunpoint by the Tiffany doll en route to the airport? Probably nothing good.
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What will transpire between Nice and Tiffany now that Tiffany has Nice exactly where she wants her and Nice is more helpless than ever? Will Chuck y grand plan come to fruition or will Jake and his friends manage to find a way to stop his murderous rampage from spreading further? And the question that is perhaps most prevalent in the minds of fans who have stuck with the series since Child’s Play and Child Play 2 is Kyle really dead or was that her decked out in black gloves and watching over Jake Devon and Lexy at Juniors grave? It seems like an incredibly bold move for Mancini to kill off such a beloved legacy character after a small amount of screen time but anything could happen.
Its a safe bet that most of the finale lingering questions and cliffhangers will be addressed in the following season when it airs in 2022. But whatever transpires in Season 2 it almost a guarantee that Chuck y and Tiffany won’t be easily stopped and will be back to deliver more murder and mayhem upon unsuspecting children and adults alike in Hack en sack and beyond.