Happy Wednesday TV fans! After watching the CW’s Riverdale season 3 episode 14, we were reminded that “running isn’t going to solve anything.” However, what happens when “the hunters become the hunted?” Do you accept your fate or do you set a new path? A path of danger and destruction that might lead you back to the darkness you have tried so hard to keep at bay. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In tonight’s episode, “Chapter Forty-Nine: Fire Walk With Me,” Archie tries to help a boy named Ricky who has the same branding as him. Meanwhile, Jughead sets up a new chapter for the Serpents, Toni and Cheryl continue to drift apart, and Betty has had enough. My top 5 moments from Riverdale season 3 episode 14 are:
“One more strike and you’re done in my school.”
Both Toni and Jughead are lectured by Principal Weatherbee after some equipment is stolen from the chemistry lab. I guess someone has been watching reruns of Breaking Bad, as we later learn that Kurtz is responsible. Kurtz is bad news and Jughead tries to get through to him, but Kurtz says, “I play by a different set of rules.” Jughead refuses to give up; however, as he enlists the help of his father, FP. FP proposes that the Serpents work for him and help solve cases and that they will receive money and credit for college as well, which seems like a pretty good deal to me. Will this keep the Serpents out of trouble for good? We’ll have to see, but it looks like a new chapter is starting for them. Way to go, Jughead!
“You are a detractor.”
During the episode, Betty continues to be snubbed by Kevin, who has embraced the Farm with open arms. Betty tries to reason with Kevin, but he tells her that she is a detractor and doesn’t want to hear it. After Betty witnesses Kevin walking on a fire pit to prove himself to the Farm, she is threatened by Evelyn, who reminds her that “everyone at the Farm knows all of your dirty secrets.” Betty is forced to keep her mouth shut as a result, but we know that our modern day Nancy Drew will not stay quiet for long, as she debates her next move. Look out Evelyn Evernever, Betty is not someone you want to mess with!
“I’m running my business my way.”
Veronica realizes that all of her money is going to her father and Gladys and decides that she will open up the secret casino again to add in some extra cash flow. Veronica has really thought of everything, as she even comes up with clever hiding spots for the evidence in case they are raided. Veronica tells her father that she will pay him, but she is going to run her business her way, as she enlists the help of Toni and the Pretty Poisons to keep everything secure and to keep Gladys out. However, something tells me that Gladys doesn’t like taking no for an answer, so we’ll have to see how this unfolds. Also, I’m glad that Toni is taking her leadership role seriously, but it seems like our favorite couple, Choni, is falling apart. Can they fix things before it is too late? Let’s hope so!
“You’re playing me?”
Archie meets a young boy named Ricky, who has been hiding out at the gym. Archie realizes that Ricky has the same brand on him, which means sacrifice and he is determined to help him. Archie has been in his shoes and he knows what it is like to be on the run so he instantly forms a connection to Ricky. However, we learn that Ricky is actually Joaquin’s little brother and he has gotten mixed up with the Gargoyles, as he tries to take down the Red Paladin himself. Archie is frustrated by this betrayal and it seems like he can’t trust anyone anymore. Perhaps it is time for Archie to bring the fight directly to the Gargoyle King, but we still have to determine who that is first.
“I guess I just feel a lot better about things.”
At the end of the episode, Betty is upset with her mother for selling their house. Alice keeps busy by packing boxes, but Betty seems distant and distracted, as she stares at a burning candle. Later on, Betty meets up with Jughead and Archie to bring the team together again and says that she feels a lot better about things. Alice walks into her house and sees that it is on fire, which means that Betty has taken a page out of Cheryl Blossom’s book, as she takes her anger out in a destructive way. Betty has kept the darkness away for quite some time now, but has it just re-surfaced? We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but I’m worried about our girl, Betty for sure.
I also want to take a minute to say that I am incredibly saddened by the news of Luke Perry’s passing. I grew up watching him as Pike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210, and I continued to be blessed to witness his performance as Fred Andrews on Riverdale. Here are some of my favorite memories of him below. RIP Luke Perry.
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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