Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching the CW’s Riverdale season 4 episode 2, I realized that life certainly goes by fast, so we should stop to truly savor it. Sometimes it may be time for a fresh start, but are we really able to leave our past in the rear view mirror? Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.
In last night’s episode, “Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High,” Jughead receives an offer that could change his life forever. Meanwhile, a new principal is making waves, but Cheryl is not going to let anyone stand in her way. My top 5 moments from the Riverdale season 4 episode 2 are:
“I stand only with and for myself.”
In this episode, Veronica has a lot of drama thrown her way, especially when the paparazzi want a statement regarding where she stands in terms of her mother and father. Veronica does her best to avoid them, but when a story is leaked about her own actions, she decides to pay her father a visit. Hiram reminds his daughter that she’s a “Lodge through and through,” but Veronica decides to make a statement with flair.
She puts on a show-stopping number of “All that Jazz” and explains that she is not supporting either one of her parents. It looks like Veronica is ready to embrace her own fresh start, as she decides to legally change her name to Veronica Gomez, ready to strip away the Lodge family name. Will she truly be able to leave her family drama behind though?
“Bros for life.”
Reggie gets some well deserved screen time during the episode, as we dive more into his relationship with his father. After several mentions of this in season 3, everything is now out in the open about Reggie’s dad abusing him. Archie refuses to stand by and say nothing, and he and Reggie bond when Reggie decides to finally stand up for himself, damaging his father’s precious car in the process.
It seems like everything is getting better for now and Archie and Reggie claim to be “bros for life,” but I have a feeling that Reggie’s dad will not go away quietly. Either way, I thought this was an important moment for both of them, bonding over the concept of family, especially when Archie just lost his own father.
In a lot of ways, Archie reminded me of Fred here, always trying to do what is right to help someone in need. Your dad would be proud of you, Archie!
“Your name may be Honey, but I will always be the Queen Bee!”
Cheryl is still keeping dead Jason a secret, but decides to focus her full attention on the Back To School Dance. Only the new principal, Mr. Honey, has decided to cancel it. Mr. Honey is played by the amazing Kerr Smith (Charmed, Dawson’s Creek, Final Destination) and I have to say that he is really making some waves at school. Is he the new villain in town? Will he and Chad Michael Murray have a showdown to see who is the ultimate 90’s teen icon?
We’ll have to wait and see what his plans are, but it’s clear that Cheryl is not going down without a fight. After Mr. Honey calls the cops to break up her party, Cheryl decides to kick things up a notch, leaving an actual beehive on Mr. Honey’s desk. Something tells me that this is only the beginning of a feud between these two, but Mr. Honey better watch his back!
“I believe in you.”
Betty and Charles continue to work together to find out where Edgar is so they can get Alice out of there safely. Kevin tries to make amends with Betty and he seems sincere, but Charles thinks that Kevin may still be working with the Farm. After Kevin confides in Betty about just wanting to stay connected to Fangs, Betty tells him about her mother being undercover at the farm.
Is this the right move though? Betty is typically smarter than this and she has just risked exposing her mother, but she tries to tell Charles that Kevin is on their side. Toward the end of the episode, Kevin learns that Edgar has a lot of weapons, but what is he planning on doing next? Is he looking to go to war? Let’s hope that Alice will be OK!
“It’s the chance of a lifetime.”
During the episode, we get some hot and steamy moments for both Varchie and Bughead, but Betty really proves just how supportive she can be when she encourages Jughead to go to Stonewall Prep. We are introduced to another new character, Mr. Chipping, who sees a lot of potential in Jughead’s writing.
At first, Jughead just wants to finish out his senior year with his friends, but Betty reminds him that he should take this opportunity and promises that they can make it work no matter what.
Betty is so incredibly supportive here and I have to say that this was an important moment for Bughead. It seems like it is going to be the start of a good year, but we do flash-forward to spring break. Everyone is looking through the woods for Jughead and so the mystery begins. 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. Thank you so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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