Happy Wednesday TV fans! After watching the CW’s Riverdale season 3 episode 5, we learned that the apple really doesn’t fall that far from the tree, as some of our favorite characters repeated the same mistakes as their parents. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In tonight’s episode, “Chapter Forty: The Great Escape,” Jughead continues to immerse himself into “Griffins and Gargoyles” and is finally ready to bring the game “off board.” Meanwhile, Veronica works on a plan of her very own to help Archie break out of prison and Cheryl shows off her impressive archery skills. My top 5 moments from Riverdale season 3 episode 5 are:
“There’s something we should discuss.”
After realizing Jughead’s involvement in the game, Betty decides to continue investigating on her own and looks to her friends for help. Betty is convinced that one of their parents could be responsible for the murder of Principal Featherhead and suggests that they each try and talk to their parents to see what they know. While Reggie’s father responds with unnecessary violence, Kevin and Josie get more information than they bargained for when they find out that their parents are getting married. Congrats?
“You can’t fight your destiny.”
In the beginning of the episode, Archie and the others try to execute their escape plan, but fail. Archie is branded by the warden, which is beyond brutal, but is also rewarded with a last supper of sorts. Archie recognizes that the warden no longer needs him and realizes that something big is about to go down. He asks the warden how Hiram Lodge framed him and learns that Hiram paid the witnesses $10,000 each to lie while under oath. Archie’s life is worth $30,000 according to the warden, but we know that Veronica and his friends see his true value and will stop at nothing to help him.
“I’m a Lodge. I know how this goes.”
Veronica continues to clash with her father, but refuses to just sit on the sidelines. She enlists the help of Elio and his mob connections to get into the prison. Veronica sports a blonde wig and some classy sunglasses, but Hiram quickly spots her. Veronica and her friends are ready to help Archie break out of prison, as they follow her plan and instructions. Only we quickly learn that Jughead’s game of “Griffins and Gargoyles” is directly connected to the plan, but how far does this link go?
“I’m Game Master!”
Jughead tries to explain that “we have been playing this game for a lot longer than we know.” The game apparently relates to everything and every decision has a direct consequence in real life. We also learn that the game only takes place in Riverdale, which is why no one else has ever heard of it. Betty desperately tries to get Jughead to snap out of it, but his obsession has elevated to a new level. Jughead may be the “Game Master,” but it’s only a matter of time before this game turns deadly, but for whom?
“To the grave.”
In a confusing moment, Joaquin kisses Archie and then stabs him. Archie does not understand this betrayal and Joaquin says, “The warden said if I’d do this, I’d ascend.” Joaquin is somehow directly involved in the game along with the warden, which has us all wondering who is the Gargoyle King? Archie is able to successfully break out of prison with the help of Mad Dog and his friends and he will remain in the bunker until it is safe. Veronica tells everyone in the room that they are all in a pact and that they will need to take this to the grave, as history now repeats itself for our favorite characters. When Betty detects Archie’s brand, we learn that the symbol is from the game, which is not surprising. After seeing the preview for the upcoming episode on November 28th, we know that it means sacrifice. At the end of the episode, the warden ends his own game by taking the cyanide after failing to bring down the “Red Paladin.” While Jughead initially suspects that the warden may be the Gargoyle King, I am now wondering if it is Hiram Lodge. Perhaps this is too obvious; however, but we know that Hiram is sort of like the king of Riverdale and is performing evil acts left and right. Part of me also thinks that it could be Hermione Lodge, which would be an interesting twist. Hermione was on her way to see the warden right before he killed himself so is it possible that our Gargoyle King is really a queen? Stay tuned!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Riverdale in the comments section below. Happy viewing!
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