Happy Wednesday TV fans! After watching the CW’s Riverdale season 4 episode 3, I realized that change is not necessarily a bad thing. But what happens when new threats emerge because of this change? Is it truly possible to earn a clean slate with so many buried secrets? Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.
In last night’s episode, “Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon,” Jughead adjusts to life at Stonewall Prep, but a new rival doesn’t make it easy for him. Meanwhile, Edgar calls Betty, but she’s ready for the final showdown. My top 5 moments from Riverdale season 4 episode 3 are:
“I’ll take those odds.”
In this episode, Archie decides that he wants to turn the gym into a community center where kids can go, especially after Munroe’s (Mad Dog) little brother gets caught up with a gang down at the arcade. I feel like they could have picked a more threatening spot, but I’ll go with it for now. Veronica is willing to lend Archie the money he needs, but Archie wants to do things his way.
We get an enthusiastic car wash from the boys, but it doesn’t earn enough money. After Archie tries out being a vigilante, he ends up taking the money from the drug dealers down at the arcade, but it’s not like they can use that either.
Archie’s mother wants him to get out of Riverdale, but Veronica reminds her that she is willing to invest in her son, explaining that he can do so much good in town and I think she’s right. The community center is open and it looks like Mrs. Andrews will be sticking around for a while after all.
“You will do as you’re told. Nothing more. Nothing less.”
Even though we get a brief intimate moment between Choni, Cheryl continues to have her chats with dead Jason, which just gets creepier and creepier. After Nana Rose starts to have some trouble with reality as well, Toni decides to hire a night nurse, Darius. Cheryl channels her best impression of Beauty and the Beast by telling him that he is forbidden from entering certain areas of the estate, desperate to keep Jason a secret.
Cheryl thinks that someone moved Jason and decides to fire Darius after she discovers that he was in the basement, claiming he heard rats. It looks like Darius was on to something, as Cheryl finds one of the rats inside Jason’s stomach, which instantly made my skin crawl.
The cat, or the rat, is out of the bag, as Toni finally stumbles upon Jason. Cheryl actually handles this surprisingly well, asking if Toni has ever met Jason before.
Will Toni be able to bring Cheryl back to reality? Let’s hope so!
“Blood doesn’t wash out…”
Hiram somehow finds out that Veronica is thinking of changing her name and decides to pay her a visit. He may be in jail, but he owns that jail, which apparently means he can come and go whenever he pleases? I’ll leave that one alone, but Hiram decides to tell Veronica the story about how he created the Hiram Lodge name, explaining that his name used to be Luna.
Hiram tells Veronica that changing her name will not wash out her past sins, but Veronica decides to go through with it anyway. Only she won’t be changing her name to Veronica Gomez, she will now be known as Veronica Luna, which clearly infuriates her father.
Will Veronica Luna be able to start fresh or will her Lodge past continue to get in her way?
“You need to buy us time!”
After Charles sends in an undercover agent to deliver pizza at the Farm, things go horribly wrong and Edgar decides to get on the phone. Only he seems to be more interested in calling Betty directly with his list of demands.
Under Charles’s instruction, Betty asks Edgar to release some hostages and poor Polly shows up with a bomb. Edgar has removed the pin on the dead man’s switch and the timer is counting down pretty quickly, but Betty’s bobby pin comes to the rescue, as she saves the day. Go Betty!
Betty decides to get Edgar his list of demands since she knows people and shows up at his front door, ready to end this once and for all, but she is clearly outnumbered and is knocked unconscious before anything too major can happen.
When Betty wakes up, she is held hostage with Alice in a motel room. So good to see you Alice! We get an impressive mother-daughter tag team, as these Cooper ladies show us what they are made of. Betty works on trying to get the innocent Farmies on the bus, while her mother goes after Edgar.
Apparently Edgar wants to get on his recently built rocket, but Alice has other plans for him. After a gunshot is heard, Betty panics, but Alice is able to eliminate Edgar once and for all. At least I think so. You never know on Riverdale! It looks like this Farm cult story has wrapped itself up neatly, but I’m slightly confused on Edgar’s behavior in this episode.
Part of what made Edgar so intriguing was that he kept his cool and used manipulation to get what he wanted, but he almost seemed like a loose cannon in this episode. I’m not sure if there are some holes in that plot or if the writers were just done with his story, but I was slightly disappointed with this outcome.
Either way, I’m glad to see that both Betty and Alice are all right. So I guess it’s on to the next mystery, as Betty and Jughead get some kind of tape delivered to them at their doorstep. Is this a warning or a threat? I’m not sure, but we’ll have to see how this all links to Jughead’s future disappearance. 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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