Happy Wednesday TV fans! After watching the CW’s Riverdale season 3 episode 6, the mystery behind “The Gargoyle King” continued to mystify us, as Betty desperately tried to connect the dots. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In tonight’s episode, “Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter,” Betty refuses to back down, as she confronts the parents of Riverdale about their past secrets. Meanwhile, Veronica gets cozy in a jail cell, Josie’s health takes a turn for the worse, and Archie’s guilt is too much to bear. My top 5 moments from Riverdale season 3 episode 6 are:
“What’s the connection there?”
In the beginning of the episode, Josie begins to feel pressure when questioned about her alibi and is the next one to have a seizure. Luckily, she will be OK, but why Josie? We know that Betty, Ethel, and now Josie have had seizures, but is there any connection between these three? Evelyn Evernever was present in the classroom so I am starting to think that she could be the link here, but there are still so many missing pieces of the puzzle.
“Someone in this room is a murderer.”
There’s just something to be said about Betty Cooper. She is smart, loyal, and probably the most capable person in Riverdale. When Betty is on the case, she follows through on every lead, proving to be an amazing detective and our favorite modern day Nancy Drew. Betty invites all of the parents to a meeting by using an invitation from “The Gargoyle King.” The parents fall for the bait and Betty wants to get to the bottom of the murder of Principal Featherhead. Penelope Blossom suggests that Dilton’s father, Darryl Doiley, was the culprit, but things get complicated when Betty discovers that his suicide was actually a covered up murder. Penelope is straightforward with Betty and I don’t suspect her yet as “The Gargoyle King.” However, my theory about Hermione is starting to make more sense now. During the meeting, Hermione told Hiram that they should just get this over with and was also the first one to point fingers at Penelope, which quickly took the spotlight off of her. Clever Hermione, but what’s your potential motive?
“You’re the Gargoyle King.”
Jughead and the Serpents track down Joaquin, who reveals that Hiram Lodge met with the warden. Jughead doesn’t need any further evidence to confront Hiram Lodge. Hiram is not threatened by Jughead at all and dismisses his accusations. I still think that Hiram is way too obvious here, but he is far from innocent, as he orders for the witnesses at Shadow Lake to be eliminated. Later on, Jughead discovers Joaquin’s lifeless body with the sacrifice mark on his forehead. Who is behind Joaquin’s death? I’m not completely sure, but someone definitely knows that he was over sharing. Sorry to see you go Joaquin, but also kind of not because you stabbed Archie…
“Because we’re end game.”
After discovering the bodies of the Shadow Lake witnesses, Archie cannot handle anymore blood on his hands. Even though he is not responsible for this, Archie feels like he needs to leave town, as he is no longer safe from Hiram Lodge. He calls Veronica from a pay phone to say goodbye to her, but Veronica tries to explain that she found evidence to exonerate him. Archie tells Veronica, “You were it for me” and proceeds to tell her how much he loves her, but Veronica cannot bear to say goodbye. After he hangs up the phone, Archie says, “Goodbye Veronica,” which is beyond heartbreaking. Archie is not alone; however, as Jughead is by his side and the two head out together. What’s next for Archie? I’m not sure, but I am hoping that he has a change of heart and returns to Veronica. Veronica has always been by his side and she deserves the very best, but we know that Archie tends to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders.
“The Gargoyle King is in the house.”
In a frightening moment, Betty and Alice are speaking when the power goes out in their house. “The Gargoyle King” appears before them and they run up the stairs, abandoning the popcorn on the stove. When they reach a bedroom, there is a message on Darryl Doiley’s grave stone, threatening both Alice and Betty. With perfect timing, FP comes through the window and stays with them until the threat is over. I definitely had a little bit of Scream nostalgia here with the burning popcorn and Skeet Ulrich coming through the window, but it’s definitely no longer safe for the Cooper women. Alice tells Betty that she is heading off to the farm, but in a shocking twist, sends Betty to the “Sisters of Quiet Mercy” against her will. Betty feels betrayed and confused here and walks into a room, surrounded by disturbing portraits of “The Gargoyle King.” It doesn’t look like Betty is going to escape this nightmare anytime soon, but why did Alice choose to turn on her now? I think we are in desperate need of another rescue from Cheryl, Toni, and Veronica, but we’ll have to wait and see. 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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