Chucky Season 2 Episode 4: Latest Update!
Chucky Season 2 has officially reached the halfway point. The hit television show’s fourth episode (aptly titled “Death on Denial”) takes a break from the bloody antics at Incarnate Lord to focus on an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery set against the backdrop of Jennifer Tilly’s posh Beverly Hills estate. Furthermore, Glen and Glenda, the children of Chucky and Tiffany, make their long-awaited return to the franchise for the first time in nearly 20 years. Will Nica Pierce’s siblings help her escape, or are they just as insane as their parents? Let’s get this party started!
Chucky Season 2 Episode 4
The fourth episode begins with a self-aware step back through the use of the Chucky-hosted talk show format. The mysterious doll known as Belle (given to Lexy’s little sister in the premiere by Dr. Mixter) joins Charles Lee Ray (voiced by Brad Dourif), who remains tight-lipped about how she figures into the new season. And we mean it when we say “tight-lipped.” Belle appears to be just another inanimate object, unless she’s hiding any murderous secrets.
The story then returns to Jennifer Tilly/Tiffany Valentine (Jennifer Tilly) at the end of Episode 2. She has just slit the throat of a nosy detective in search of Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) and is rushing to clean up the blood when her two children, Glen and Glenda (both played by Lachlan Watson), arrive to celebrate their 18th birthday. The kids are concerned about their mother, who has been out of the spotlight for a year, having spent her Hollywood savings. Glenda shatters Tiffany’s calm with a question that throws her off guard: “Who the hell is Nica Pierce?”
“I think they’re kind of flying by the seat of their pants at this point,” Watson said of Glen and Glenda earlier this month at New York Comic Con. “I believe their main goal is to cause a commotion and take some names. We’ll probably all find out [what they’re up to].”
Jennifer/Tiffany serves her two children what appear to be Swedish meatballs (as the main course?!) Nica, she explains, was simply a mentally unstable fan she met at a charity event. That’s why Jennifer and Tiffany decided to install a cutting-edge security system throughout the house.
Glen and Glenda aren’t convinced, but they don’t pursue the matter any further. Glen leaves the table to charge their phone, and Glenda confides in their mother about recent nightmares about Joan’s (Hannah Spirit) death in Seed of Chucky, though they aren’t sure what it means. Meanwhile, Glen tries to enter the hostage Nica’s room, only to find it guarded by a pronoun-intolerant butler named “Jeeves” (actually a two-bit security guard with some improv experience named Sal DeMarco).
Hope of Keeping a Tight Lid
Jennifer/attempt Tiffany’s to keep a lid on things unravels when she learns that Glen and Glenda have thrown themselves a surprise birthday party, inviting Tilly’s Bound co-stars Gina Gershon and Joe Pantoliano, as well as reality star Sutton Stracke and Jennifer’s long-lost sister, Megan. Jennifer was never the same after making “that Chucky movie,” according to the latter, who hasn’t seen her sister in over two decades. Another example of the show’s meta strategy for blurring the lines between fiction and reality.
When Nica escapes and Jeeves is found dead (after ingesting arsenic hidden in a bottle of champagne), Jennifer/Tiffany tries to pass it off as the first development in a murder mystery-themed birthday party for Glen and Glenda. While this lie works, the subsequent investigation among the guests begins to reveal long-kept secrets and preferences, including the revelation that Glen is assisting Nica’s escape.
Glen and Glenda discovered their mother’s hostage three months before the events of Episode 4 and promised to help her escape. Glenda cuts their finger accidentally, exposing blood and allowing Chucky to take control of Nica’s body and remind Glenda of their suppressed desire for homicide. In the present, we find Pantoliano’s dead body (shot to death) in the house’s elevator, while Glenda assists the Chucky-possessed Nica in a plot to murder Jennifer/Tiffany with a prosthetic arm adorned with a firearm at the end.
The plan goes awry when Chucky discovers that the gun’s bullets have been depleted. Nica regains control and flees the compound, boarding a handicapped-accessible van driven by Kyle (Christine Elise). Glenda joins the van, while Glen stays behind with their mother.
Chucky returns to the talk show format in this episode, welcoming WWE champion Liv Morgan for a deep dive into who murdered whom. Glenda poisoned Jeeves, and Gina was the one who emptied the gun of its bullets in a jealous rage. Chucky then addresses his absence for the majority of the episode, admitting that fans may have been disappointed not to see his usual murderous rampage and the networks’ allotted ten F-bombs. In the following episode, he stabs Morgan to death, drops his sanctioned F-bombs, and promises to return to his ongoing torture of Jake (Zackary Arthur), Lexy (Alyvia Alyn Lind), and Devon (Björgvin Arnarson).