Riverdale begins with Jughead (Cole Sprouse) organizing his comedian assortment on the espresso desk, and it’s painful to observe. Jughead, deal with these books just a little gentler! He’s simply tossing them round, unbagged and unboarded. Make it cease.
When Archie (KJ Apa) runs into Percival Pickins (Chris O’Shea) and his new apprentice Darth Reggie (Charles Melton), Reggie says, “I do know you suppose I’m an fool Archie,” and man, Reggie, I hate to interrupt it to you, it’s not simply Archie. Archie threatens Pickins, however Pickins has a Palladium ring, identical to Lex Luthor’s kryptonite ring, and tells Archie he’d gladly beat him up in entrance of everybody once more, although he doubts Archie might deal with it.
Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) stalked his junior excessive unrequited love Heather on-line. She’s now a librarian in close by Greendale. Cheryl asks a Magic 8 Ball if she ought to contact her, however the reply is inconclusive.
Tabitha remains to be in Albany, attempting to get Pop’s declared a historic landmark. It was just a few weeks in the past that we had a Erinn Westbrook-centered episode, however now we’ve been with out her for 2 weeks! Carry again Erinn!!
When Archie complains about Pickins’ palladium ring, Jughead tells him that Superman as soon as constructed up an immunity to kryptonite by exposing himself to it in small, managed doses.
Dr. Curdle tells Veronica (Camila Mendes) that her physique is producing toxins in her sweat, tears, and each different secretion. He tells her to keep away from all bodily contact till they determine issues out.
Betty (Lili Reinhart) asks Jughead to learn her unconscious thoughts. He’s unsure if he even can, however he agrees to analysis how.
Cheryl offers Archie a chunk of palladium to borrow. Archie trains on the health club with the palladium on his neck till he’s bloody, so bloody that he can’t even open a jar afterward. The palladium doesn’t simply rob him of his powers, it makes him weaker and extra weak than earlier than he had superpowers.
Veronica solely wears black now. She appears to be like like an Italian grandmother in mourning.
Reggie calls a gathering of the on line casino’s traders. He’s calling for a vote of no confidence on her because the Babylonian hasn’t turned a revenue but. One of many traders says they discovered a purchaser for the on line casino. I ponder if it’s Pickins.
Jughead tries to entry Betty’s unconscious. He finds a bunch of Betty comics that he learn by way of. He digs by way of points, looking for the recollections she’s trying to find. Jughead finds a reminiscence of Betty’s dad together with her shortly after she killed her cat as a child. Hal advised younger Betty that she wasn’t in charge, that their cat was a sinner.
When Archie goes to Cheryl for assist, Cheryl offers Archie the Rasputin technique: making Archie some palladium soup.
Veronica confronts Reggie in Pickins’ room. She calls him a 6’2″ 220 lb jellyfish. Her spittle poisons him. Veronica flees when Reggie’s nostril begins bleeding.
Archie drinks down some Palladiumade and will get to coaching, going till failure.
Dr. Curdle examines Veronica once more solely to search out out the toxins in her system are rising not reducing, regardless of the dialysis he’s put her on. He thinks she’ll finally die from these toxins.
Cheryl asks for extra recommendation from the Magic 8 Ball however will get one other inconclusive reply. She calls the library and will get Heather on the cellphone, however hangs up earlier than she will be able to even say hey.
Archie weighs in at 135, which he hasn’t weighed since junior excessive. He dumps the Palladiumade down the drain.
Betty and Jughead try one other go at her unconscious. Jughead rifles by way of extra problems with Betty. Betty is younger once more. Hal made all of them get genetic testing and is happy that they’ve the serial killer gene, Alice included. Betty within the current feels betrayed by her mom.
Veronica calls Betty, asking if she’ll get a drink together with her. Veronica, shouldn’t you be avoiding everybody? Betty calls Archie and invitations him alongside too. The three associates throw again many pictures of tequila. Veronica is the one one not drunk. She doesn’t even really feel the alcohol. Veronica can’t get drunk. Attention-grabbing aspect impact of her poison physique. She tells them about her kiss of dying.
Random thought: is Hiram the Professor X of the Riverdale X-Males? To me, my R-Males!
Archie finds out he has anemia. Cheryl theorizes that Archie could have poisoned his physique an excessive amount of with the palladium.
Betty confronts Alice. On the farm, Polly and Betty stated Betty was the one one who had it, however Alice had all of it alongside too. Betty confronts Alice about Hal grooming Betty into changing into a serial killer, however Alice tries to gaslight her.
Veronica visits Cheryl and borrows a bunch of poisons from her, together with Hemlock.
Betty now desires Jughead to dig round Alice’s thoughts. Jughead isn’t utterly down with that. However he does it. Jughead picks up on a reminiscence from Alice. She hid one thing beneath the floorboards within the eating room.
Cheryl has an answer to Archie’s drawback. She’s going to work an alchemy spell on him to remodel the palladium in him to iron, not solely saving him however forging him into one thing stronger. Solely drawback: it additionally may kill him.
Betty and Jughead dig up a physique within the eating room. Who’s it? A Riverdale deputy that got here to research Hal. Corridor threatened in charge Alice if she didn’t assist him bury the physique. Betty asks her once more if she knew Hal was grooming her. Alice offers a tearful, long-winded reply that mainly says sure.
Cheryl works her spell on a shirtless (in fact – That is Riverdale) Archie. He reads the spell whereas she works her pyrokinesis. He burns so sizzling, that the paper catches fireplace.
Reggie threatens Veronica with a hostile takeover. He has photographs of her on dialysis. She tells him to go forward and check out.
Archie runs a knife throughout his hand. nothing, even with palladium round his neck. Be careful Pickins! The Redhead of Metal is right here!
Jughead is suffering from recollections of kissing Betty from Riverdale seasons previous after they had been collectively simply as Tabitha texts him that she’s on her method house. Lastly!
After which Cheryl will get her coronary heart’s want: Heather exhibits up at Thornhill.