Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching The CW’s Riverdale season 4 episode 7, I learned that you don’t necessarily need a beach for the perfect getaway, as Bughead reminds us that “conspiracy theories and a murder mystery to solve” can be quite romantic. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.
In last night’s episode, “Chapter Sixty-Four: The Ice Storm,” everyone prepares for Thanksgiving, but revenge is a dish best served cold, as many of our characters plot their next moves. Meanwhile, Choni teams up with Nana Rose for an appetizing feast, Falice’s dinner plans are crashed, and Archie continues to pay tribute to Fred with his selfless actions.
My top 5 moments from Riverdale season 4 episode 7 are:
“A secret society?”
I was so incredibly thankful to get some well deserved screen time for Bughead, as Betty visits Jughead at Stonewall Prep for a romantic long weekend together. Only we know that this weekend will absolutely include some sleuthing, as Betty and Jughead try to get to the bottom of Mr. Chipping’s suicide.
Jughead believes that there is more to the story and uncovers evidence that perhaps Mr. Chipping was in a Secret Society at Stonewall Prep that still exists today. Members wear the mark of Quill and Skull on a tie pin, but does Jughead have enough proof to pursue this further?
Also, was Mr. Chipping blackmailed into suicide to protect the reputation of the Baxter book series or is there something else going on here?
Either way, I feel confident knowing that Betty and Jughead are on the case.
“Now we’re the horrible parents…”
Finally! Some amazing moments for Falice! Ever since Alice returned, I was waiting to see some screen time for her and FP and we finally get it during the Thanksgiving episode. Alice and FP are looking forward to a dinner alone at Pop’s, but things get interesting when Hiram and Hermione show up.
Alice invites them over and it seems like everyone is getting along just fine until Hiram brings up trying to close down Archie’s community center, which does not sit well with FP. FP reminds Hiram that he is not his puppet and we get a little bit of a scuffle between these two, but it does spark something within FP.
Alice reminds FP that he doesn’t necessarily need to choose between being a Serpent and a Sheriff, especially since Hiram wants to be a kingpin and the mayor…
Watch out, Hiram. FP is coming for you!
“I love you. I’m so grateful to you.”
I’ve been absolutely loving the more developed story lines for Choni and they team up with Nana Rose once again to give us some hilarious entertainment. We learn that Toni did kill Uncle Bedford and Aunt Cricket is still snooping around, which gives Cheryl an idea.
Cheryl invites her family over for Thanksgiving Dinner and asks Nana Rose to tell the story of the first Blossom Thanksgiving. Seems harmless enough, but Nana Rose starts telling this dark and stomach-turning tale of how the Blossoms were forced to resort to cannibalism to survive.
Cheryl hilariously asks her family how they are enjoying the meat pies she prepared for the occasion and Toni even rolls dead Jason in for dessert. Cheryl tells Aunt Cricket that Uncle Bedford will never be found and that she will expose her crimes if she even thinks of saying anything.
I was relieved to find out that this was all an act, but I’m not sure that the trouble is over for Choni just yet, as we still have the creepy Julian doll lingering around.
Either way, Cheryl and Toni take a moment to say how thankful they are for one another, professing their love, which was a sweet and beautiful moment for my favorite couple on the show.
“I think you’ve got a hero complex.”
I think Dodger’s mom might be on to something here, but Archie is not going to let anyone ruin his Thanksgiving. Archie, Veronica, and Mad Dog plan a wonderful meal for the kids of Riverdale, but Hiram tries to shut them down.
With his mother’s support, Archie still goes through with the dinner, but Dodger’s mother shows up with some backup to confront Archie. We see where Dodger gets his winning personality from, but Mrs. Andrews channels her own Dirty Harry to get them out of there.
After reminiscing about Fred, Archie decides to dedicate the center to him and puts up his picture, which was a beautiful gesture. I think it’s safe to say that Fred is always watching over his family and he would be so proud of Archie.
It doesn’t look like this is the last of Dodger and his crazy family; however, as Dodger is now somehow missing from his hospital bed, but we’ll have to see how this plays out.
“I’m not as sweet as you might think.”
Classic Betty! After Jughead goes to get them some food from the vending machine, he crosses paths with someone in a creepy bunny mask, holding an axe. Our girl Betty saves the day and hits the masked threat with a golf club, proving just how resourceful she can be.
Only we find out that the masked strangers are Bret and Donna, who apparently just wanted to scare Jughead because you know, that’s fun?
This leads to an interesting game of Never Have I Ever, as Jughead tries to get them to admit something about the Secret Society. Betty decides to do some sleuthing of her own and discovers the Quill and Skull pin in Donna’s room.
Donna claims that she was having an affair with Mr. Chipping and says that he treated her terribly, but Betty thinks that she might be lying to stall. I think that Betty is absolutely on to something and we even see her channeling her own Carrie Mathison from Homeland, trying to figure out what’s really going on here.
Donna may be good, but she’s no match for our girl Betty, but this will certainly be quite the challenge.
Overall, this was a fun, jam-packed Thanksgiving episode. The mystery is only getting started and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. 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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