Riverdale may soon have a new Mayor.
And it isn’t going to be Fred Andrews as the Lodge’s had hoped.
Jughead has been trying to figure out Hiram’s plan for quite some time now but after the Lodge’s put Hermione on the Mayor’s ticket, it became pretty obvious — they want control of Riverdale.
Initially, Hiram had hoped he could convince Fred, who dreamt of running for Mayor since he was a young boy. (Did anyone else find it funny that Fred’s vision for Riverdale 2020 was so futuristic and yet in 2018, the only major happenings involve murder and a corrupt man?)
The Lodge’s were pressuring Veronica to make it happen, which only infuriated Archie. It’s one thing if he’s involved with them but it’s another when they try to use his dad.
And that’s what they were doing; using someone that’s well-liked and respected in town to do their dirty work.
At first I thought Veronica’s dedication to her family was going to put a strain on her relationship with Archie. He did tell her to lay off when it came to his father and she told her family she wasn’t going to be “handling” him anymore.
Knowing Jughead and his father were closing in on the truth — you know this town’s journalistic integrity doesn’t exist when the person exposing the shadiest businessman is a high school gang member — Hiram decided to tell Fred his plans: he was going to turn Riverdale into a prison.
More specifically a private prison with housing for those working in the private prison.
Fred refused to run for Mayor than but Archie let his dad go and stuck around to hear Mr. Lodge out.
Honestly Archie, where do your loyalties lie?
Well, the answer is with the Lodges because soonafter saving his dad he made a blood pact with Mr. Lodge.
Once again, the fact that a middle-aged man is making blood pacts (see also: gross) with a highschool kid is kind of ridiculuos.
“Now Archie, we come first,” Hiram told him. Great, there’s no getting out of this one. What happens if he and Ronnie broke up? What are the rules in terms of blood pact then?
And poor Juggy couldn’t expose any of this. Realistically, Hiram has been scooping up properties for a while now but no one has cared because they are all on the South side. But buying Pop’s shop? That’s something that would rile people up.
Unfortunately, Pop’s asked him to keep it hush-hush because knowing he broke family tradition and sold the business would break his mother’s heart. Messy right?
Elsewhere in Riverdale, all the Blossoms were gathering for Clifford Blossom’s will reading. I say all the Blossoms because aside from Toni Topaz, everyone there had something to gain.
Including Hal, Cheryl and Polly (of course she’d come back into town when word of money got around!), who as you recall are half Blossom.
Of course, nothing is ever drama-free in this town and Alice crashed the party after realizing Hal wanted a divorce so he didn’t have to give her any of the money. Honestly, the LEAST she could do is set him free after siding with creepy-ass Chic. Plus, if she’s divorced it finally gives her the opportunity to hook it up with FP and before you say that’s awkward because Betty and Jug are dating, may I remind you that this family is used to the inbreeding. Small town problems.
Once Alice is removed from the premises, the will reading commences. Nana Blossom keeps Thistle House, Penelope keeps Thornhill, Cheryl and Jason (RIP) keep half of his fortune.
The other half is to be split between anyone who provides medical authentication that Blossom blood flows through their veins meaning all the above-mentioned folks have their hand in the pot.
But the most dramatic moment of the episode? Clifford interrupting the meeting right after the will is read.
Cheryl fainted, my mouth dropped open but it all made more sense when they revealed it was actually Claudius, Clifford’s twin brother.
Twins do run in the Blossom family!
Claudius tells some sob story about the Blossom curse in which one of the twins dies at the hands of the other twin and how he’s been trying to outrun it. I guess now that Clifford is dead, he’s basically the victor.
But what brings him into town? Cheryl overhears that he’s actually in cahoots to take her and Nana out.
Finally, Cheryl gets some kind of promising story. How will she outsmart her uncle and mother?
I’ll also point out that since clicking with Cheryl at the movies, Toni has come by the house and even borrowed Cheryl’s clothes, which means they are for sure dating. And Cheryl’s mother? Once again cannot stand Cheryl’s indiscretions.
Back at the other Blossom, er, Cooper household, Polly suggests they all get their blood test and then split the money amongst the five of them — her, Betty, Chic, and the twins babies, which he was creepily holding.
To their surprise, Chic doesn’t want “blood money” from strangers. “Their your cousins,” Polly retorts but something about the way she says that makes our theories of him not being Hal’s son even more plausible.
Betty, who has been so suspicious of her darling brother, she’s been forcing Kevin to webcam with him and get answer, realizes she needs to know what he’s hiding. Why would a poor dude refuse money that’s owed to him?
First, she forces Kevin to ask him about it during their “nightly” sessions but when Chic realizes he is talking to someone else simultaneously, Kevin freaks out and tells Betty he’s done. “He seems nice,” he admits which definitely makes us question Kevin’s judgment of people.
Desperate, Betty sneaks into Chic’s bathroom and pulls a strand of his dental floss. When the results come in they confirm her speculations — Chic isn’t who he says he is.
CHIC IS FP’S SON. Can they just spit it out already? Because I need to see the showdown between Betty and her mother, Alice and FP, and then Betty and Jughead. Golden!
And unlike her daughters, Alice is so naive when it comes to Chic. She let him take the twins for a stroll by Sweetwater River, which is so questionable considering how many people die in that river!
The town of Riverdale is about to be torn upside down as are the lives of the Blossoms, Coopers and Jones’.
Do you think Hal will get his divorce? Will he get back with Penelope? Will FP and Alice start dating? Will Archie get in too deep with the Lodge’s? Will Hermione win the election? Will we find out Chic’s big secret?
‘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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