Riverdale is never normal, and it’s never quiet, but episode two of this season got as normal as this show is probably going to get. They started their senior year and got a party broken up by the sheriff. That seems pretty typical for high school. Enjoy the calm before the storm.
While the episode was pretty quiet, I loved how much attention the smaller characters got. This bitch is back. Cheryl is back to herself, and she’s facing off against the new principle, Principle Honey (Kerr Smith), and I’m here for it. Maybe not typical high school behavior, but typical Cheryl and Riverdale behavior. She put a beehive on his desk because he broke up her party! I hope this is just the beginning of a long feud.
I’m glad that Reggie (Charles Melton) is getting a storyline outside of dating Veronica (Camila Mendes). I hope the writers delve into him dealing with his father and moving past the abuse. This arch could be a rich storyline.
The core four were pretty busy themselves. Veronica, Betty (Lili Reinhart), Archie (K.J. Apa), and Jug (Cole Sprouse) had a little party the night before their senior year, and Betty said some bittersweet things. It’s so sad to think that they go from this to taking a secret to their grave and never speaking again.
We have no answers on what happens spring break yet. All we got was another glimpse of them walking through the woods looking for Jughead.
We may have to wait for answers to the significant cliffhanger, but we did pick up almost right where we left off with Veronica and her parents. Hiram (Mark Consuelos) leaked to the press that she did all those crimes, forcing Veronica to make a decision. She’s tried to be done with her parents before, but she could be washing her hands of them now. She’s even going to start using her mom’s maiden name, Gomez. Veronica Gomez? I’m not sure what I think of this name change.
We also got some updates on the Farm, too. Betty took a gamble trusting Kevin (Casey Cott), but it may have paid off. No sign of her mom, but the Farm is getting ready for something. I hope this means we’re getting the old Kevin back.
Enjoy the quiet start of senior year. Season four is just getting started.