I love that Jughead thinks he can stop this serial murderer by going to the library. Also, if I were that librarian, this would be a red fucking flag for me. Loner in weird hat, probably bullied for wearing said hat, checks out 6 books on famous serial murderers? Yeah, I’m calling the police.
It’s good to know that Archie has still lost his damn intellect and that I’m not the only one who thinks that Red Circle propaganda video looked
like amateur porn violent AF.
Hermione is laying down a lot of hard truths rn about Archie. She’s like, “You can’t see Archie anymore, because he’s freaking me out with that video he made.” Yeah, because telling a teenage daughter who she can and can’t sleep with always aims v well. For farther proof find: Ariel Winter.
Wowww, so Hiram isn’t gonna own up to shit, huh? He’s actually just going to hurl Archie under the bus and not take any sort of personal responsibility for any of this? That is so fucking sexy.
ME : strong> Hiram is so shady and manipulative.
ALSO ME : strong>
Polly apparently got the hell out of township, which is probs for the best, because her and her future circus act children were definitely in danger of being on Hood Man’s kill list. And I don’t understand why her mama is trying to act like Polly wouldn’t get murdered immediately? He’s after the town sinners, and Polly is a cousin-lover. So, yeah, she was 100 percentage next on that list.
Mr. Andrews is treating this Red Circle video like he found an empty Four Loko can in Archie’s room not like his son made a threatening video that incited TERROR within their community. Like, Freddy, I know I’m not a mother nor do I have any actual parenting experience, but rein. him. in.
Jughead continues to try and fit in at Southside High, and it’s really tough, when he’s friends with morons like Archie. Also, he’s got to stop tying that plaid shirt around his waist like that. He looks like he simply had a surprise visit from his Aunt Flow and left his pads at home.
He stumbles upon The Serpents at lunch, and they’re watching Archie’s stupid video and want to beat the shit out of him for being lame AF. Honestly, I’m here for it.
Okay, but what does Sweet Pea mean by “bring me his head”? Like the fuck? You’re a sophomore in high school not fucking Al Capone. Sit down. Also, your name is Sweet Pea. How am I supposed to take you and your threats severely, when your name constructs me want to pinch your cheeks?
Back at Riverdale High, Veronica corners Archie, because once again, he’s proving that he has the deductive reasoning skills of my stapler. She can’t believe she fell for this dickhead in a cardigan, and frankly, neither can I. You’re so much better than this, V! Calling him a wannabe Unabomber was a nice touch, though. Will make a note for the next time I
get drunk and text my ex am in need of such an insult.
VERONICA : strong> But why are you doing this again ??
ARCHIE : strong> Veronica, you’ve got to fight fire with fire and fight terror with something that looks like gay porn.
FINALLY an adult acting like an actual fucking adult. The principal suspends the entire football program for the Red Circle video and threatens to kick Archie out of school, which seems like a plot twist from one of the spin offs, but I’ll let it slide for now.
Meanwhile, The Black Hood( severely The CW has to re-think this name) sends Betty a letter at the Blue& Gold telling her why he’s perpetrating the mass murders, because a high school newspaper seems the appropriate place for such an announcement.
BETTY : strong> He says he’s killing people because of me and my super amazing speech, and why am I so fucking popular? Ugh.
ME : strong>
Betty doesn’t want to tell the authorities about the letter, and it’s like, you’re supposed to be the smart one, though! USE YOUR COMMON SENSE! Who do you think you are, Spencer Hastings? That daughter ended up in an underground bunker being tortured by her secret, British, identical twin sister. No, cease with the amateur detective shit while you still can. I beg of you.
The sheriff seems equally confused about why the killer is merely contacting a homemaker and the student body president of the 10 th grade with his directives. And, like, same.
Archie successfully alienates himself from the rest of Red Circle bros, and it’s like, how many more allies can you really afford to lose here? I never thought I’d say this, but can we go back to the sing storyline? Please?
Okay, I’m way too emotionally fragile to watch Jughead flirt with another girl rn. Like my internet barely works, and
my last the last Bumble date I went on ended in him telling me he voted for Trump. So, yeah, I need this to work out for me.
TONI : strong> is kind of my crack
JUGHEAD : strong> It’s my crack too
TONI : strong> Say fissure one more time
Loving Veronica’s technique to distract her BF from acting like the town’s biggest psycho by trying to bang him into submission. It’s a bold move, Cotton.
Oh god, Veronica wants to enlist in his sad homegrown militia too? Girl, you are route too pretty for his madnes. If you want to exorcise your daddy issues, simply start banging one of Hiram’s interns or take his black card on a spending spree. You know, like a normal person.
Riverdale is so strange. I use my fake ID to buy six packs of Mike’s Hard, and they use it to buy a shit ton of firearms. We’re just different I guess.
Meanwhile, Betty shows up at Jughead’s trailer , not to reenact that iconic kitchen counter scene( sadly ), but to ask him if he wants to work on cracking the serial killer’s code with her, and he’s just like, “I can’t, I’m already cracking Toni’s code. I mean cracking code with Toni.”
Side note: I’m glad Betty is mature enough to not wholly lose her shit when Jughead tells her he’s been cracking codes with some other hoe and instead turns the whole thing into a threesome group activity. It’s underhanded and sneaky and a better tactic than mine, which would have been to set her house on fire, but ya know, to each their own.
Meanwhile, Veronica has turned the Red Circle into an ad for Urban Outfitters. The daughter knows how to
build a brand make a fire t-shirt. She’ll go far in college.
Back at Jughead’s trailer, Kev, Juggy, Betty, and the slut trying to steal her human Toni are working on cracking the serial killer’s code instead of, like, doing their homework. Do you think they’ll be able to put “code cracking” on their college applications?
Wowwww, Toni is out for blood with that ponytail comment.
TONI : strong> Maybe you should let your hair down more, like Jughead clearly did with his standards…
KEVIN : strong> Shut your whore mouth that ponytail is iconic.
Ugh, why does Toni think the only way to hurt Betty is to tell her she’s sitting with Jughead at lunch? Like please tell me “lunch” is code for her face or something, because if this is really about a lunch table I’m out.
And just when I thought Archie couldn’t get more cliche, someone handed him a spray can.* looks to sky for guidance*
Lol, I love that Sweet Pea is trying to threaten Archie with nothing but his baby cheeks and GAP jean jacket. I feel more intimidated by the middle schoolers who ride the J train on my morning commute, but whatever. And because Archie has zero fucking chill, he whips out a gun during a knife battle. Like, go back to the North Side, and stop being so fucking extra.
Okay, Hermione is making some amazing points about Archie rn.
God, is Jughead the only level headed person on this entire show.
BETTY : strong> Everyone is going to think it’s my fault, because my speech was just that good !!
JUGHEAD : strong>
Soooo Archie is storing his illegal firearms in Riverdale High’s lavatories? And constructs his girlfriend go fetch them for him? WHY are all the good ones taken ?? Ladies, am I right?
The football team wants back in the Red Circle, because let’s face it, those t-shirts were cute AF. Honestly, I’ve participated in worse shit for less. At this exact moment The Serpents show up at Archie’s house, and it is like a scene out of high school musical.
^^ Actual footage of the serpents rn
Like, is this what they teach them during
their sorority rushing week gang initiation? I have so many questions.
Sweet Pea wants to fight Archie, because this is how we do it in the streets, apparently. I’m not sure who will be worse at street fighting: the ginger in the deep v t-shirt or the person whose literal name is a term of endearment my grandmother uses when she talks to me. It’s truly a tough call.
Betty ultimately cracks the cipher, and Jughead practically jizzes his pants when she does. Who would have thought that a Nancy Drew colouring book would crack a highly evolved serial killer’s code? No severely who would think this?
Betty busts into town hall saying to let everyone know that this is the Black Hood’s next target, and literally , no one gives a shit. Life is so hard for a teen detective.
Lol, did she merely pull the fire alarm when no one listened to her? And did people watch her pull the fire alarm and then actually get up and leave?
Betty ultimately tells everyone about the letter she got from the Black Hood, and Mrs. Cooper looks more pissed about this then she did finding out her eldest daughter was banging her cousin.
Meanwhile, Archie ultimately stops acting like a fucking psycho, and Veronica looks like she wants to take full fucking credit for that. Ah, the wonders of
good sex a woman’s love. They get rid of the firearm, and it looks like maybe we’ll have a normal ending to an episode for once. No more deaths, and we end with a scene of Archie shirtless. Is this what happiness feels like?
Andddd then the fucking Black Hood drunk dials calls Betty in the middle of the night. Seriously, he’s worse than my ex. I swear to fucking deity, if he follows up his “Hello Betty” with a “U up? ”, I will lose my goddamn intellect.