Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching the CW’s Riverdale season 3 episode 3, Hiram Lodge reminded us, “Don’t make enemies of the people trying to help you,” but it’s difficult to determine who is a friend and who is a foe in Riverdale. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below,” Jughead begins his first game of “Griffins and Gargoyles.” Meanwhile, Betty tries to talk to Evelyn, Veronica opens her club, “La Bonne Nuit,” and Archie becomes a star. My top 5 moments from Riverdale season 3 episode 3 are:
“I couldn’t have done it without my favorite power couple.”
I think it’s safe to say that Cheryl and Toni, otherwise known as Choni, may be everyone’s favorite power couple. At least they are definitely mine. Veronica approaches Cheryl and Toni, initially looking for Jughead, and Cheryl hilariously says, “You mean True Detective? He’s busy canoodling Nancy Drew no doubt.” Seriously Cheryl is laugh out loud funny. Veronica is looking for some material to blackmail her father and Toni has an in on where one of the Jingle Jangle drug labs are. My favorite trio is back, reminding me of when Toni and Veronica teamed up to rescue Cheryl last season, as the three put their own sleuth skills to the test, capturing the drug lab on camera while looking absolutely fabulous. It was nice to see some more air time for Cheryl and Toni, who definitely know how to make an entrance together.
“I’m shaking you down.”
Betty gives Veronica some really great advice when she tells her to focus on herself for a change. Veronica has been so worried about Archie, but she does have a business to run. Veronica decides to open up her club, “La Bonne Nuit,” but things get complicated when she gets a visit from Penny, a delivery of Jingle Jangle, and her father snooping around. Veronica is not threatened; however, and she tries to get some leverage over her father, only he pretty much anticipates her every move. Either way, Veronica’s opening night is a success, as Josie performs and Kevin gets his moment in the spotlight as the MC. Congrats Veronica!
“That kid is a star.”
Archie initially turns down the warden’s request to be the next “mad dog,” but changes his mind when the warden initially uses Joaquin. Archie is always trying to do the right thing and agrees to take his place, which involves some kind of fighting pit for entertainment. Archie starts winning fights, but the warden reminds him that he wants him to put on more of a show. Archie ultimately decides to take several punches before ending the fight, giving the warden the entertainment he is looking for without beating his opponent badly. The warden approves and recognizes Archie’s star potential, but Archie realizes that he needs to get out of there before things escalate further. Archie has clearly been watching one too many episodes of Prison Break, as he decides that they will need to plan their escape from jail. Good luck Archie.
“We know all each other’s secrets.”
Betty decides to approach Evelyn, even though she gives off a major creepy vibe, to find out more information about the farm and its possible connection to the game. Betty is surprised when Evelyn and some members of the farm show up at her house, ready to find out all of Betty’s secrets. Although I’m not sure there is much left to tell since they already know about the body in the kitchen and Betty’s “webcamming” past. Alice has disclosed all of their family secrets, but does she know what she is doing? Betty requests an audience with Edgar, but is turned down. She tries to make a connection to the seizures, but no one seems willing to open up to her. Alice even tells her daughter that she trusts the farm more than her, which is heartbreaking to hear. Betty recognizes that the farm is a threat, but will she be able to find out what is really going on there before it’s too late?
“Welcome to your first game.”
After approaching Ethel again after her seizure, she determines that Jughead is worthy to play the game. Ethel agrees to hand over the rule book or the “scripture” only after he completes his first test. You would think possibly drinking poison would be punishment enough, but Ethel tells Jughead that he also needs to kiss her in order to obtain the rule book. Poor Jughead. For some reason, Ethel decides to drink from the other cup and winds up in the hospital again, but is OK for now. However, she is having conversations with “The Gargoyle King” and explains that she found him someone truly worthy to play, meaning Jughead. Later on, FP and Alice discover the rule book and burn it, not wanting their children anywhere near it. Betty and Jughead quickly realize that their parents know something about the game, but we still don’t get any concrete answers here. Later on, everyone gets their very own copy of the rule book placed in their school lockers, revealing that “the real game is just beginning.” New episodes return November 7th. 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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