Warning! The next comprises spoilers for Riverdale’s midseason finale. Learn at your personal threat!
Riverdale had its midseason finale for Season 2 final evening, and it was problematic to say the least. There have been loads of twists and turns, and whereas a few of them made sense, others had been complicated, odd, and flat-out unbelievable. Whereas we nonetheless love The CW collection and can be desperate to see how the remainder of the season performs out, we’ve to clear the air about these 5 massive issues with the episode earlier than the collection returns in January:
The Black Hood Reveal
Present of fingers, who believed Joseph Svenson (aka Joseph Conway) was the actual Black Hood? Nobody? Yeah, neither did we. Throwing the masks on a man Riverdale followers have solely identified from two episodes prior would’ve been an actual cheap trick to play, and fortunately, the present appeared to trace that the seek for the killer wasn’t over in direction of the top of the episode through Betty.
Actually although, Riverdale followers already know that this Black Hood factor is not completely over, since there isn’t any fooling anybody for a second that Svenson was (the one) Black Hood. Why would the varsity janitor have beef with Fred Andrews? How would he know Betty favored Nancy Drew novels rising up? If he cherished Betty, why would he have threatened to kill her on the grave web site? These are the questions the Riverdale teenagers ought to and often do ask, and but everybody was glad just because a dude in a ski masks acquired shot. Even Jughead, who all the time has one thing to say about all the pieces, had nothing so as to add. Let’s hope the precise Black Hood reveal is way more satisfying.
Jughead Mutilating Penny Peabody
These 4 phrases above usually are not phrases any Riverdale fan would count on to learn earlier than final evening’s midseason finale, and so they’re positively laborious to digest. In an effort to stop the Southside Serpents from turning into drug mules, Jughead rounds up some members and kidnaps lawyer Serpent Penny Peabody and takes her outdoors of Riverdale. To make sure Penny would not come again, Jughead took a knife and carved off her Serpent tattoo, which feels like a fairly harmful and reckless factor to do.
We get it, Riverdale is the sort of present that options Archie Andrews packing warmth, however the truth that Jughead took a knife to snake charmer Penny Peabody versus utilizing his thoughts to outwit her was actually out of character. What occurred to the man who was lecturing the Serpents on violence and loss of life? Whereas it might have had one thing to do with Jughead being in the same town as Sabrina The Teenage Witch when all of it occurred, it did not really feel like a Jughead method of fixing an issue.
Veronica Paying Fred’s Medical Payments
Initially of the episode Fred Andrews’ medical invoice exhibits up for the time he spent within the hospital following being shot, and he confides in Archie that its removed from low cost. Archie tells Veronica, which is seemingly regular for a stressed-out teen man to do, however then Veronica takes issues to a totally new stage. After asking her dad and mom politely to drift Fred’s over $80ok medical invoice, Veronica then steals her mom’s black card and takes it upon herself to pay issues off.
What’s even crazier is that Veronica finesses her dad and mom into agreeing to it after they confront her! Okay, positive they lied to her about shopping for Pop’s Diner, however Veronica had no bargaining chip going into this negotiation. Was she going to rat out her dad and mom for his or her enterprise dealings and incriminate herself as effectively, contemplating her title is in all of the paperwork? This entire portion of Riverdale was so meaningless that one has to surprise why somebody within the author’s room did not simply suggest that Fred had good medical insurance.
Veronica Getting Scotch From Her Mother and father
On the subject of Veronica’s entire negotiation along with her dad and mom, since when did the Lodge household approve of giving their 16-year-old daughter scotch? Veronica consuming is nothing stunning to the Riverdale followers, however watching the uptight Lodge dad and mom serve liquor to their daughter as they clarify no matter they do was definitely fairly bizarre. In fact, these are the identical individuals who ultimately let their daughter con them into paying Hermione Lodge’s former boy toy’s medical payments, so at the least the collection is constant.
All that stated, that is in all probability essentially the most nit-picky factor to gripe about within the Riverdale midseason finale. People who aren’t used to the kids of this present actually doing the worst doable issues on a weekly foundation and seeing subsequent to no repercussions for it have not been watching the collection. Simply as soon as although, it might be nice to see the adults of Riverdale really be competent and hand down a punishment or grounding that truly sticks.
Betty And Archie Kissing
Out of all of the craziness occurring in Riverdale, this was maybe the least loopy and disappointing. It appeared apparent from the second the present arrange Jughead and Betty breaking apart on the identical evening as Archie and Veronica that this was going to occur, and it nonetheless felt actually compelled. Even with the previous romantic rigidity between the 2 in Season 1, the entire kissing sequence felt awkward and solely felt like a method to create some synthetic drama down the road.
Which will certainly occur, as Riverdale confirmed Cheryl Blossom watching from the window when the kiss went down. Whereas Cheryl positively has her personal issues to work out, she by no means may also help not stirring the pot, and with Veronica lastly telling Archie she loves him, the pot will certainly be stirred when she finds out. Whereas that is clearly lower than supreme for the Riverdale energy couple, at the least there’s the comfort of Archie probably making a Mates reference when he tells her “WE WERE ON A BREAK!”
Whereas the present could be problematic, we’re nonetheless excited for the return of Riverdale to The CW Wednesday, January 17 at eight:00 p.m. ET. For a take a look at new exhibits that may be peeped previous to that, go to our fall premiere guide and our midseason premiere guide. For an inventory of exhibits that had been canceled in 2017, go to our cancellation guide.