Riverdale is one town where I’d avoid Halloween like the plague.
It’s bad enough that creepy and terrible things happen there on a daily basis, but a day dedicated to spookiness brings out the worst in the mysterious town.
Some of the storylines, like Veronica’s, were done purely for entertainment value.
There may have been more to the story when it came to her getting attacked by a serial killer while closing up shop at Pops, but since she lit the guy on fire, it’s unlikely that he’ll have a bigger impact on the storyline.
Don’t think for a second that I missed that the man escaped from the same institution, Shady Grove Treatment Center, that Polly’s currently in.
Cheryl’s obsession with Jay Jay took on a life of its own after she tried to fight Toni against burying him.
Toni figured it was better to just have a mummified corpse sitting around Thistlehouse than to continue getting haunted by a doll, who Nana claims is Cheryl and Jason’s triplet whom Cheryl ate in the womb.
But after retrieving Jason, Julian kept popping up and by that time even Cheryl was convinced that Thistlehouse was being haunted.
I wonder where this triplet storyline will go or if, like Veronica’s story, it was used solely as a Halloween plot.
Toni must really love Cheryl to stick around through all this craziness.
If a mummified corpse brother and a vindictive dead brother don’t scare her away, nothing will.
Unsurprisingly, the most popular costumes in Riverdale for the Halloween season drew inspiration from the Gargoyle King and the Black Hood.
As you’d imagine, that wasn’t so great for Betty’s PTSD.
And neither was receiving calls from someone claiming to be the Black Hood. I wouldn’t put it past Riverdale to somehow bring Hal back from the dead, but Charles swung by the house and offered up another explanation: the comments were coming from inside Shady Grove Treatment Center, which meant it was likely Polly playing a sick joke on her sister.
However, when Betty called her sister, Polly didn’t seem to know what she was talking about.
Seeing how suspicious Charles is — he definitely has some nefarious motivations if he’s bugged Betty’s phone — I’d say it was probably his twisted joke.
Is he being serious about having her come on-board for the junior FBI program? Is that even a real thing?
Archie spent his Halloween fighting crime like the superhero he was channeling.
I’ll never complain about Archie in tights.
Spending the night protecting the neighborhood kids from Dodger and his gang gave Archie the inspiration to become Riverdale’s vigilante.
Yep, we’re on our way to having a full-blown crossover with Arrowverse.
Jughead had the worst Halloween of them all after he was drugged by one of the students in his writing club (I knew that was going to happen the moment she handed him that coffee), and buried alive in a coffin as a part of some twisted initiation.
My palms were sweating profusely watching all of his scenes. I’m pretty sure that tops everyone’s “biggest fears” list.
There’s no way in hell the professor wasn’t in on that otherwise, he would have been fuming.
Though while Jughead may have survived this vanishing, it’s not looking too good for him in the future.
A flash-forward revealed FP Jones and Betty at the morgue identifying Jughead’s body.
As yes, a quick glance at the body reveals our author friend meets a grim fate soon probably because of the shadiness that engulfs Stonewall Prep.
I wish he’d never gone to that school.
Usually, it’s fun to see a mystery unfold on Riverdale, but it’s not going to be as exciting when we know the outcome is the loss of our beloved Jug.
There’s also a new mystery plaguing Riverdale which involves everyone receiving strange VHS cassette tapes with hours of footage of their house recorded on them.
Who is going through all this trouble to “stalk” people in town? And why?
- Kevin is a straight-up snitch.
- There’s something so very strange about Principal Honey. He’s exploiting Kevin’s weakness while making an enemy of Reggie and Cheryl.
- Alice and FP are living together now, which was haste development, but it seems like they’re all getting along just fine, especially Betty and Jellybean.
- Riverdale is slowly exposing its fanbase to Katy Keene. This is the first time Veronica has mentioned her gal pal in New York, but maybe this means that Josie won’t be the only one crossing over to the spinoff.
- Uber exists in Riverdale. Shocking.
- Poor Polly is going to need a lot of therapy. Did you hear how excited she got when she thought Edgar reached out to her? Poor girl.
- Moose vanished from Stonewall Prep. While the teacher said it was an urban legend and most of the victims simply dropped out of school, it doesn’t seem like the case with Jughead’s roommate. What happened to Moose?
Did you enjoy the Halloween episode of Riverdale?
For a series that thrives on thrills, a Halloween episode was overdue.
Do you think Jughead is going to die?
‘Riverdale’ Resumes Production As Creator Teases Photo from Senior Prom
Did someone say prom?
Not even the coronavirus pandemic could prevent these teens from the right of passage that is the senior dance on Riverdale.
The CW teen drama’s showrunner Robert Aguirre-Sacasa shared a photo on Instagram that gave fans a glimpse into season 5’s prom episode.
The photo featured the beloved couple “Choni” aka Madelaine Petsch’s Cheryl Blossom and Vanessa Morgan’s Toni Topaz.
“Rest assured, ALL the queens will [be] reigning SUPREMELY next season,” he captioned the post seemingly alluding the Morgan’s outspoken criticism of the show for its lack of diversity and proper storylines for diverse characters. At the time, Aguirre-Sacasa promised to do better.
The prom episode was initially supposed to be part of the show’s fourth season, but it was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, which forced the show to suspend production three episodes shy of its promised count.
Therefore, the upcoming season of Riverdale will include all those milestone high school moments before doing a significant time jump that will likely find our favorites from the murderous town in college.
While the photo serves as confirmation that the series is back in production (we couldn’t be more excited), it was taken during the remaining few days on set for season 4 as since filming hasn’t picked back up again.
Of course, this also means that the series is back on track to return during the midseason in January 2021.
All good things!
‘Riverdale’ Star Vanessa Morgan Announces Pregnancy as Husband Michael Kopech Files for Divorce
Updated: July 27
Shortly after Vanessa Morgan announced she was expecting her first child, a baby boy, her husband of several months, Michael Kopech, filed for divorce.
Citing court docs, the Chicago Tribune reports revealed that the MLB player filed back in June. It was sealed on Monday.
No hearing has been scheduled.
Reps for Kopech and Morgan did not offer up comments. Neither have commented on the divorce or pregnancy announcement.
Fans grew concerned when Morgan posted the baby announcement without any mention of Kopech. He was not in any of the videos or photos.
The couple wed in January after a year-long engagement and one year of dating.
It’s unclear what led to the split.
Original post July 25:
Congrats are in order for Riverdale’s Vanessa Morgan.
The CW actress is expecting her first child!
The 28-year-old shared the exciting news with fans on Instagram with pictures from her gender reveal.
If you can’t handle the suspense — she’s having a baby boy!
While she admitted that she would like to keep this part of her life private, she said she wanted fans to hear it from her before they found out by eventually seeing her growing bump.
“I do want to keep this chapter of my life private but did want to be the first to share the news. I am overjoyed to be welcoming my baby boy into the world this January,” she wrote. “It’s almost like everything I thought mattered in this life has completely changed.. We’re here for such a greater purpose and life is so precious.”
She continued to gush about the exciting milestone in her life: “I can’t believe how much growth & strength you’ve already given me as your mom,” the actor added. “It’s like God knew I needed you, my angel. The universe works in mysterious ways but always times everything the way it was meant to be. Lil one you were made with so much love & already exude a light so strong it warms my belly. Thank you God for this blessing I’m just so happy & can’t wait to dedicate every day to being the best mommy I can be.”
Morgan and Kopech, who is a professional baseball player for the Chicago White Sox, tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in January.
‘Katy Keene’ Cancelled at The CW After One Season – ‘Riverdale’ Spinoff Looking for New Home
After weeks of waiting, The CW has decided against renewing Katy Keene after just one season.
The network announced that the Lucy Hale-led Riverdale spinoff will not be picked up for season 2.
Katy Keene was the only series awaiting a decision after the network’s bulk renewal back in January, which saw all of its scripted shows get renewed including freshman dramas Batwoman and Nancy Drew. All shows are scheduled to return in January due to the coronavirus production delays.
Show creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa took to Instagram to share the news with fans alongside a photo of the cast, writing, “From the first #katykeene table read. It seems like a dream. So proud of this show and the beautiful souls who came together to make it.💔.”
Hale commented writing: “I am …devastated. But love you all so much.”
Julia Chan (Pepper Smith) chimed in expressing her gratitude: “Love you, Roberto and Michael and my beloved @cw_katykeene family. Eternally grateful. ♥️”
Hale also addressed the fans directly on Instagram Live. “Sad to deliver this news ! But I love the show. I love what it stands for. And mostly I love YOU. To the cast, crew and all involved. I adore you,” she captioned the clip.
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