Things were happening on this week’s Riverdale, including a baby shower for Polly, which once again led to a huge confrontation between the Cooper family and the Blossom family.
Veronica and her mother helped Betty throw a baby shower for her sister at the Lodge residence. Hermione, owing her daughter a favor, agrees to convince Hermione to attend the party and it turns out, her mother isn’t actually as bad as we thought she was. I mean she’s still the one who put her daughter an asylum to keep everyone from finding out she was pregnant with Jason’s baby but still, she showed up to the shower and tried to play nice. That is until the Blossom’s ask Polly to come live with them.
Polly, who may or may not be pregnant with twins (Jason and Cheryl part 2) has enough of the bickering. It just adds fuel to the fire that well, her mother totally abandoned her. Despite Betty’s best efforts in convincing her sister that their mother has learned her lesson, Polly makes the best decision for her and her baby/babies – she moves in with the Blossoms.
How bad does your family have to be that the better choice is to go live with a bunch of psychopaths? As Polly enters their estate, the look on Penelope’s says it all – this girl has no idea what she’s getting herself into.
Meanwhile, at the Cooper household, Alice finally starts using her brain and kicks out Hal after she finds out her offered to help Polly get rid of her mistake the same way he helped her seemingly get rid of their first child. I always thought that Alice was the villain in the story but it seems like the father did more damage than she did.
When Jughead isn’t helping out with baby stuff, he’s helping Fred and Archie. Fred’s in quite a pickle when his whole construction company is offered a job by the Blossom’s. Without anyone there to work on the drive-in land, he’s bound to lose the contract. That is until Archie and Jughead bring a team of friends to help out.
Things seem to be going well until the end of the day, when Moose is attacked by some dudes in hoodies who have a message for Fred – stop construction or they’ll keep screwing things up for him.
Fred is convinced that the Blossom’s are responsible but Archie thinks its the Serpents. In fact, he decides to prove it by using Kevin’s boyfriend, who is a serpent, and getting into a bar so that they could identify the attacks. Sound plan for sure, especially because he wears his letterman jacket to a bar run by a gang. I mean…. seriously.
Jughead tries to stop them from going and Archie soon learns why – his father is a SERPENT. Alright, we totally knew that so it isn’t that surprising to us but Archie feels completely betrayed that his friend didn’t tell him. So betrayed, he crashes a baby shower to confront him. #Classy.
Now, considering that Jason was dealing drugs for the Serpent’s right before his death, Betty wants to ask Jughead’s dad a few questions. He tells them that when they didn’t hear from him, he ran away with the money. That is until they found his body. Jughead then asks the question – did his dad kill Jason? Obviously he says no but that might not actually be the truth.
We’ve already seen Jason’s letterman jacket inside F.P’s closet and once Jughead leaves, Joaquin stops by to get rid of the evidence. Turns out, his romance with Kevin was all a setup so that they find out if the Sheriff was onto them. Uh…. not good!
The next day, F.P and his gangsters show up at Fred’s construction site to “fill in” as workers. At first I assumed that F.P sent his goons to attack Moose so that they could get the job but then he drops the bombshell – it was actually Hiram’s men. Apparently, someone informed him of her romance with Fred and he was NOT pleased. Dare we say Veronica outed her mom?