How’s everyone doing!? I’ve been missing for a couple months cause of moving out but man its to be settled and express how frustrating this second half of Season 3 has been. I’m gonna try to keep my thoughts to this episode, I’ll go to other topics to discuss other episodes. But some brief S3 character thoughts will be in here too.
So, we’re in Ep 20 now and I feel like this should’ve been 16. Mind you, we STILL DONT KNOW THE GK’s identity. Once again the second half of the season just spins out of control, like Deputizing the Serpents, The Gargoyles being lackluster as hell, the Quarantine being dropped after nothing, Hiram being the go-to bad guy (which I have big problem with this, but I’ll get it to it) or even The Farm consuming Cheryl, Toni, Kevin, and Fangs. The only thing saving the Farm right now for me is Chad is killing this whole manipulation as a weapon thing he’s doing.
So, trying to stay in this episode, I already have a huge problem with Hal’s “death” just for character progression sake, wasn’t Betty somewhat attached to her father by now? That she wouldn’t immediately jump to calling him black Hood and doubting his demise? What was all there conversing paralleled with her fallout from Alice for if she didn’t have any attachment re gained for him? But, okay my real big problem with this show right now:
KJ Apa is the shows lead, I don’t care how much Betty crap they keep throwing in my face like she’s the worlds greatest detective Archie needs to lead the ship and not for Name-sake or comics or whatever cause I could care less I’ve never read an Archie comic in my life. Every plot or at least almost every plot feel grounded be it his scenes with Fred, be it his scenes on his PTSD trip with Veronica, be it his weirdly impressive hero/villain chemistry he has with Mark/Hiram. Archie being around the plot does not hurt it helps. Out of the two main plots going right now, for the second season in a row Archie is excluded from both. He was excluded from Chic and the Black Hood for the second season in a row, he’s now excluded from the farm, The GK (which he was targeted by like 5 eps ago) and The Black Hood who brought down this more violent development and has obviously given him PTSD and he here’s this villain is back and has NO CARE!? AT ALL!? Like I really do enjoy him finding fighting as a strength and love the boxing stuff but why are rushing him alll the way to pro boxer in half the season when we need him involved in these storylines to close this season? Almost same thing with Jughead, guy is shown a scene putting things together once or twice an episode but when it’s crunch time he’s excluded, and I’ve enjoyed him more this season so I don’t get why we can’t incorporate him into The Farm plot a little more. Like seriously I knew we were getting Archie vs Hiram but man this was thrown together so last minute and feels like “oh man we’ve mapped out the last 4 episodes for Betty to take down The GK, Edgar, and Donald Trump who do Archie, Veronica, and Jughead go against”? Like seriously, I like Lili but what is the writers obsession with throwing her into every story every episode and crying through it until she figures everything out last minute?
Bar all that it was a decent episode.
JB meet the GK was already known I thought, how did Jughead not ask the question before this?
Why is Veronica Archie’s... manager? Can we give the core four a minute to breath without sex as well too please?
Mad dog sticking around is cool
pretty much hate everything to do with Cheryl & Toni at this point, I cared for hot sec when Cheryl revealed she talked to Jason but now she’s going to be snapped out of like CULT-LIKE HYPNOTISM BY PROM QUEEN?!
Idk why they’re giving Jughead rings to look punk rock or something but it’s cool like I don’t have a serious thought about I just noticed the change.
Uh so the tattoo guy is either Chic or Hal and I’ll get to why later
Gotta give CMM many props for staying in that shape at his age, also liked them picking someone who looks in shape, because I feel like he can secretly have this violent fighter side indicated by his very confident protection speech later on.
Thank God Archie isn’t joining the Navy, I’m sorry but I really didn’t wanna see Archie be all Army driven just because he’s not the smartest guy in the room.
Cant believe Riverdale took the Prom aspect of the episode so lightly.
So I feel like Archie’s passing out other boxing stuff was supposed to lead to a bigger story but got cut off with mary because it’s defintley getting by seasons end with Fred.
Betty being confronted by the Black
Hood in full costume was cool. But, who were those peopl he killed? I really wish Riverdale would Infinity War half the cast this year, imagine how chilling and much more it would’ve made Hal scary had those 3 bodies been Sweet Pea, Weatherbee, and Fangs or something.
Anyway, I kind of like Edgar finally making his way into the G&G/Black hood stuff, I really wanna see these three villains cross paths.
So, my theories right now are that either Hal got the tattoo and is being controlled by the Gargoyle King as Hiram sort of was, that his big part will be he helps Betty in the finale or so to stick around in Hiram’s prison to Hannibal-help Betty once in a while.
My three major guesses for The Gargoyle King are:
-Chic, I’ve news about him being on set or whatever and remember we never saw the characters body, so I don’t put it besides Riverdale to pull something stupid and make it him.
-FP Jones, he’s been there so much, finagled his way to sheriff and is smack in the middle of all this with mini teasers like him saying Alice had her own story regarding the Midnight Club, him coming trough Coopers window in the callback to Scream, or him being the only innocent not in the know person regarding this G&G stuff.
- Dr. Curdle, his father was the first GK, he’s the one now for some sick psychopath creating reason.
I honestly hope there’s some satisfying conclusion to this season.