Riverdale is officially back and Season Two picked up right where Season One ended. If you're like us, then sometimes you just need a minute to process all the drama that went down for Archie, Betty, Jughead, Veronica and Cheryl and to pick your jaw might up from the floor. The plot twists never end! Well, we're here to bring you a quick recap of all the majorly dramatic parts from each episode you need to know about. In case there's a chance you missed it on TV and need to chime in with your group chat with something to say, we have your back. Warning: spoilers ahead!
Everyone's favorite milkshake and burger place, Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe, was the center of drama this week on Riverdale, with Betty making it her mission to save the beloved diner that was now at the risk of being sold. While Betty was organizing a fundraiser night that eneded up featuring Cheryl stepping in as a member of the Pussycats for the night, Archie was spiraling. One of our fave redheads hasn't been sleeping, unable to ease his fears about the masked killer who is still on the loose. While Veronica wants Archie to talk to the school counselor, he decides that asking Reggie to supply him with something to keep him awake and getting a gun is the way to protect himself and his family and friends. Umm Arch, don't think this is how you should be coping with your anxiety after witnessing your father being shot. And on to our other fave redhead, Miss. Cheryl Blossom. She went on the witness stand to help Jughead's dad FP hopefully get a lighter prison sentence since he was facing 20-40 years for helping cover up Jason Blossom's death. Of course this came after Betty threatened to expose the video of Clifford Blossom killing his own son and that's one thing Cheryl would never want the world to see so she played along.
Veronica is also dealing with family drama, doing everything she can to avoid her parents. Well, Hermione and Hiram Lodge fooled V into wanting to try being a family again and she's willing to let down her guard a bit as long as they're honest with her. But Papa Lodge secretly bought Pop's and Hermione lied about being the one who wrote Veronica that letter her dad had sent her from prison telling her she needed to testify on his behalf or bad things would happen to Mama Lodge. It was actually Hiram who did write it, but Hermione lied to her daughter's face to try and smooth the tension in the family over, so there are still plenty of secrets swirling in that house. Oh, and the masked killer? Yeah, he's still out and about and at the very end of the episode, he shoots two Riverdale students who were kissing in a car together. So adding more victims to his list and this time, they're not directly connected to Archie so what's this guy's motive besides bringing fear and havoc to town? We'll just have to wait and see...
Season One gave us that gut-wrenching finale moment of Archie's dad Fred getting shot by a masked man in Pop's and most of this first episode back centered around Fred's fate and Archie coping with this traumatic experience. By the end, Fred does live, with his desire to protect his son and be there for all of Archie's life milestones being the driving force behind his soul's return. And while Fred ends up back home, there's another father back in town: Hiram Lodge. Yes, we finally got to meet Veronica's dad as he has returned from prison and V is not happy. She pretty much thinks her parents are the worst and are connected to the person who shot Fred but we're not entirely sure. But at least things are going well for her and Archie since she really stepped up to the plate and was the support he needed during this dark time. Archie sobbing into Veronica's arms after she refused to leave him knowing he needed her the most was a powerful moment for the couple. Also, still not over the core four group hug we got in the hospital:
Cheryl, on the other hand, is taking control of her life after you know, setting her home on fire. She legit told her mother, who is in the hospital for injuries Mama Blossom suffered from said fire, that she is now the Queen Bee of her own life and she's not messing around. Literally threatened to end her mom if she ever told the truth about Cheryl being the one who started the fire. OK GIRL. We had a sweet Betty and Jughead moment too though, with B letting her bae know she's there for him, no matter what since he's basically a part of the Southside Serpents now and will be attending a different school. But the final WHAT IS HAPPENING moment came when we headed over to Greendale to see the one and only Miss. Grundy, seemingly in love with another one of her music students. Right as he leaves though (and can we just say her behavior is super problematic) we see the same masked man who shot Fred sneak into her some and murder her. So clearly this man, who Archie is committed to finding, is going after people our beloved red head cared about and that is where our first big mystery of the season comes in.
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