The Black Hood is back in full force on Riverdale and at this point, I’m not really sure who it is anymore. Or what his motive is. Or if it’s still one person.
Actually, there’s a lot of confusion when it comes to this town and what’s happening here.
Betty is so sure her father is the Black Hood, she confides in Cheryl, obviously, because she thinks that her history with a murderous father could possibly shed some light on what she should do next.
Cheryl is surprisingly forthcoming for her “dear cousin” and assures her that without concrete proof, a confession or both, she should “tread lightly” and pretend everything is normal.
Regardless of whatever transpires next, the Betty & Cheryl team-up is one I never thought I needed but am so grateful for. There really isn’t anything like family.
Cheryl helps Betty break into her father’s secret rental where they find Betty’s childhood book/ the one the Black Hood used to sent her the message she had to decipher way back when.
Betty believes this is a surefire guarantee that her father is the masked killer especially since after she confessed to sort of being in cahoots with the Black Hood, sending Chic his way, and not feeling any remorse, Hal told her that he too felt the “darkness.”
What even is this darkness we’re talking about? And what normal family responds to their daughter possibly admitting to murderous tendencies with, “I don’t know what to say.” Alice didn’t even seem phased.
Eventually, Betty did confront her father and he assured her that her theory was ridiculous.
But shortly after, Betty is seen sitting in front of her makeup mirror with the book and the black ski mask. She looks slightly unhinged and she calls her dad to “finish their convo” alone just like “he always wanted.” It seems like she’s convinced he’s the Black Hood and he acknowledges it. Though, he never shows up. Instead, the Black Hood goes knocking on Cheryl’s door and this is me praying that she doesn’t end up the next victim.
Also, I know people have been floating around the theory that Betty has multiple-personality disorder and I never really noticed it until now. Something is definitely wrong with this girl.
While Betty was confronting her true self or whatever, the rest of the town was rioting about Fangs’ release from prison.
Before I get to that, I have to back it up just a little and say that I was right about Midge having an affair with Fangs. However, neither Fangs nor Moose are the killer which means it has to be Black Hood. That didn’t stop the new Sheriff in town, who is in Hiram Lodge’s pocket, from arresting Fangs in front of everyone.
What ever happened until innocent until proven guilty? People clearly don’t believe seeing how everyone ganged up on him.
Jughead and the Serpent’s decided to get him to his getaway car by uniting and pushing through the mob but Reggie had other plans.
Now, Reggie is a whole separate story because he’s Hiram’s brand new lackey. Mr. Lodge has realized that he’s quickly losing control over Archie and decided to undermine him by telling Reggie that he needs to take control of the situation since the law can’t handle it.
Unlike Archie, Reggie is really impressionable and isn’t able to think for himself. He’s a follower not a leader so when Hiram overstepped Archie, Reggie was willing to do whatever necessary to make Fangs pay.
I don’t know if Archie has supersonic vision but he noticed that Reggie had a gun in his pocket while pushing through that sea of people. He was able to tackle him to the ground but someone took the shot anyway — was it Reggie’s gun? — and Fangs collapsed on the ground and bled out in the arms of his Serpents. Is he dead? Was it Joaquin who came back at FP’s request?
After Archie found out that Hiram went behind his back, he stopped being as loyal and put his own father, who has a Black Hood-sized target on his back, first much to Hiram’s dismay.
So yeah, Hiram Lodge is meddling with everything and using high school boys to do his bidding. I really didn’t see the point of Veronica hosting the son’s of Lodge’s enemies and listening to them propose her with a business opportunity that could unite the two families.
That seemingly made way for Ronnie to grow passionate about opening a legit casino in Riverdale because yes, that’s just what they are missing in this murderous town. However, Hiram didn’t even care to entertain the idea which again, made the whole thing pointless.
The good thing is that she finally saw her father for who he really was — an opportunistic monster, one that was willing to put her mother in the face of danger for money and business.
After that wretched debate, Veronica stopped by to tell Fred Andrews he had her full support because she “wholeheartedly” couldn’t support her father anymore.
Given Veronica’s loyalty to daddy, will this Andrews-siding be shortlived?
As for the debate, the Black Hood seized the opportunity to unload a bunch of bullets into the crowd with a specific aim at Fred. He did get that threat, remember?
Somehow, by the grace of God, no one was injured which leads me to believe that this wasn’t actually the Black Hood but rather some imposter. From what I remember, the Black Hood’s aim is beyond accurate.
Hal was also in the audience during the shooting which put a nail in Betty’s theory, however, there could be two Black Hood’s or Hal realized Betty was onto him and had to pay someone off to take on the role for a night.
Part of me really thinks that FP was the man shooting at the debate because of the shirt he was wearing, but I can’t be certain.
- Betty and Cheryl went to the morgue to I.D a body but it wasn’t Chic. He has to be dead though, right?
- Hiram really tried to manipulate Archie into putting together the Dark Circle so it would look like Fred couldn’t control his city. What an asshole.
- I miss Sheriff Keller and all but Sheriff Minetta is a HOTTY!
- The Ghoulies are out of prison and gunning for blood. I dare say there are too many twisted storylines to follow along without a second set of gang enemies!
- And all of this happened during a Full Moon which proves my theory that people simply lose it during that astronomical time.
Is Cheryl going to die? Will Hal reveal himself as the Black Hood? Is he working with someone?
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