Much happened in today's episode of Riverdale. While that can be said for almost every episode of The CW Drama in general. The episode of today was full of surprising twists, a few unexpected revelations, a daredevil story and a lot of drama. It also gave the audience some big questions.
Spoilers for today's episode of Riverdale, "The Noose Tightens", below.
That night, the situation at Cooper House reached its tipping point evidence that Betty (Lili Reinhart), Alice (Girl Amick), Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Chic (Hart Denton) were gone forever. Archie (KJ Apa) found herself even more involved in the affairs of the lodges, while Toni (Vanessa Morgan) and Veronica (Camila Medes) discovered the truth of what was happening to Cheryl. While certain things have been solved ̵
Here are seven questions we have after today's episode.
We already know that Alice Cooper has snake history, but aside from a brief moment this season, this side of her life has remained firmly in the past. It seemed like it would stay there until the lines came to rescue Alice, Betty and Chic from Darla's and Chic & # 39; s former landlord. After the snakes saved the day, Alice went to thank them personally for helping them in spite of all the negative things she had said about them in the past.
Alice, however, went further. She also recognized her own Southside roots and hugged the snakes. We could not help but notice the change in her looks – the smoother, smoother make-up returned with an unmistakably serpentine pattern on her shirt. Add that at the end of the episode she shows up on FP Jones's (Skeet Ulrich) trailer and we have to ask ourselves if Alice is a full line again and if so what does that mean for Betty. At the beginning of the episode, we saw Betty struggle with the perception that she was an outsider who cared only about Jughead. If Alice is no longer a traitor, it could pave Betty's way to be a real snake.
Last week, Cheryl's (Madelaine Petsch) mother had pledged her to the Sisters of Silent Compassion for what was basically a gay conversion program, then Penelope (Nathalie Boltt) lied to Cheryl's friends about where she was. Toni and Veronica quickly figured out the lie and found and saved Cheryl thanks to a tip from Nana Rose.
But what happens to Cheryl now? If Penelope had literally committed her against her will, content to keep her there forever as part of her plan to take Cheryl's money, there's no point in Cheryl returning to Thistle House. Penelope does not seem like someone better than her daughter. That being said, Cheryl swore revenge and getting revenge would be a lot easier if she were back home. The only thing we know for sure about Cheryl is the musical Riverdale High – she took over the lead role for herself as soon as she got back to school.
About this provisionally e solution that Archie has developed. When the lodges were defenseless and some of Hiram's organized crime counterparts tried to break his plans for Riverdale, it looked like Hiram had to give up the mob. At the last moment, however, Archie hired football. The team became what he called "the dark circle" to intimidate the gangsters as Hirams protection – intimidation involving the blasting of a car.
Did a group of teenagers really intimidate only two gangsters? Considering that Hiram did not have to accept the Mob's offer and he rewarded Archie with this chic car, it looks like yes, but we can not see that works long.
Today's episode revealed that there might be problems with the Lodge's plan to bring Profitdale to Riverdale. It also showed that Hiram does not have the power or resources he once did. It is revealed that Hiram's former employees have turned against him and are now trying to get him to do some of the things in Riverdale. Archie could now fend off the mob, but it's pretty clear the lodges might be in real trouble. It's a hassle that could only escalate should Hermione lose the election, especially if Fred wins instead.
So where do the lodges go from here? They can not rely on Archie and his friends to protect them forever.