Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching the CW’s Riverdale season 3 episode 20, I realized that we now have two serial killers loose in the small town of Riverdale. Is this town big enough for the both of them? Are they working together? The questions continue to pile up, but one thing is for certain, Betty Cooper better watch out! Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “Chapter Fifty-Five: Prom Night,” Betty and Jughead continue to work together after discovering the Gargoyle King’s gospel. Meanwhile, Archie takes on a little bit too much and Cheryl’s campaign for prom queen is frowned upon by the Farm. My top 5 moments from Riverdale season 3 episode 20 are:
“What if he planned this?”
In the beginning of the episode, Betty reacts to the news of her father’s death, but she is not completely positive that he is gone. Betty begins to worry that he planned this all along and used her. But what if the Black Hood truly did escape? What would be his next move? Betty is assured that her father is dead after part of his hand is identified from the bus crash and she insists that she has to keep moving, but Betty’s fears are about to become a reality.
I mean, Choni would absolutely have my vote for Prom Queens, but Cheryl’s campaign doesn’t go exactly according to plan when Evelyn tries to get her to stop, explaining that it is not approved by the Farm. Cheryl doesn’t listen to Evelyn, but Edgar steps in and tells her that she will not be able to see Jason anymore if she continues to do this. Cheryl stands down, as seeing Jason is her number one priority, but why does the Farm really care so much about whether or not Cheryl is crowned queen?
We also still don’t know how Cheryl is seeing Jason and I’m hoping we get some answers soon. I also started to think about the Farm’s real problem with Cheryl being crowned queen and wondered if it had something to do with the Gargoyle King’s gospel. We know that becoming the “Gryphon Queen” is part of the Gargoyle King’s world, so is there a connection here? Either way, I was happy to see Choni dance together at the prom and they are the true prom queens in my book!
“What was off is now back on.”
After Josie’s departure and several hints along the way, it looks like Varchie may be making a comeback and it’s about time! Archie asks Veronica to the prom as friends, but their slow dance together reminded us that these two definitely still have some sparks flying. After Archie tries to take on two boxing matches in the same day, Veronica tries to intervene and help him, but ultimately she asks for Archie’s help when she discovers that she doesn’t really own Pop’s Diner and that her father has been playing her this whole time. Is Varchie ready to finally take down Hiram Lodge? We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but I loved seeing these two re-connect. Let’s just hope that Hiram doesn’t pull them apart again.
“How about you admit that you’re the Gargoyle King?”
Jughead discovers the gospel of the Gargoyle King on the bus while helping his father investigate, but he keeps this to himself. Jughead learns from Jellybean that the gospel supposedly holds all of the Gargoyle King’s secrets, so this could be extremely useful. However, it seems a little bit too convenient that it ends up in Jughead’s hands. Either way, Jughead and Betty continue to investigate their suspicions and find out that someone else received the same mysterious tattoos as Kurtz, which were the symbols carved into the backs of the victims.
The man is described with sandy hair and magnetic blue eyes so Betty immediately assumes that the Gargoyle King is Edgar. Betty walks into the Farm and demands answers, but is shocked when Edgar willingly takes off his shirt and reveals that he does not have the tattoos. He only has an infinity symbol on his wrist, which Alice is now sporting as well. So if not Edgar, then who?
“I did what you asked. What do you want?”
It’s prom night and Betty and Jughead enlist the help of some of their friends to lure the Gargoyle King there. They create a renaissance or medieval times theme and Betty is running unopposed for the title of Prom Queen…or Gryphon Queen, which should lead Betty right to the Gargoyle King, according to the gospel. During prom, Betty is handed a note from a masked student and she is told to come alone to the place where the game all started. Betty heads down to the ladies bathroom and walks into a room with two chalices.
“Flip for your fate” is written everywhere, but Betty refuses to do so. Betty comes face to face with the Gargoyle King and asks him what he wants. Betty points her gun at the Gargoyle King, proving that she means business, but she is interrupted when the Black Hood shows up as well. Betty is shocked to see the Black Hood and tries to reason with him, but it looks like Dad is not in a talking mood. Betty runs for her life and kicks some serious ass with a hockey stick.
Luckily, Jughead finds her before it is too late, but Betty is now clearly in danger. Betty heads off to the Farm to warn her mother, fearing that Hal may be coming for her next. Edgar says that he can protect her and offers for her to stay and she accepts, but is Betty in more danger at the Farm? This episode was jam-packed with suspense and action and I have so many questions and theories now. Is the Black Hood truly Hal or is it possible that Edgar could have been posing as him? This whole time, the Farm has been trying to get Betty to join willingly and now she has just agreed to stay. Was this all part of the plan? I’m not sure, but Betty better watch her back. 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. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
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