Tonight, Riverdale returns to The CW to kick off the show’s third season. A lot happened last season, especially with the expanded 22-episode season! Betty discovered that her father was the real Black Hood—a serial killer that had been terrorizing the town—though there had also been a second copycat who had been hired by Hiram Lodge. Fred ran for mayor, and even though he had Veronica’s help to try to beat her mother, Hermione ultimately won the election. Meanwhile, Archie was in a political race of his own—he ran for student body president and won. Meanwhile, Veronica discovered his father’s plans to own the entire South Side of town, and so she purchased the Whyte Wyrn before he had a chance to do so. She then traded the bar to her father in exchange for Pop’s Diner. Archie had had enough of Hiram, and confronted him in his home at knife point, calling him out on all the people that he had had a hand in murdering. However, it was all empty threats with Archie—he had no proof, and didn’t even thing to wear a wire to the confrontation. The next day at school, Jughead asked Betty to join the Serpents, proving that what her father did didn’t affect their relationship. Then, Archie was sworn in as class president, but before he could do anything, he was arrested for murder—Hiram had set him up!
I’m looking forward to seeing what happens this season. Will the teens one again find themselves embroiled in another murder mystery? Or else what other kind of evil or misfortune will befall the town of Riverdale this year? And what about Archie—how quickly will he be able to prove his innocence and get out of prison? Will he try to get revenge on Hiram afterwards? It should be another exciting season with lots of soapy twists and turns.
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I had the chance to speak with some of the cast about the upcoming season. Check out my press room videos.
In tonight’s premiere, “Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day”, Archie makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer; Betty must deal with her problems head-on after a heated confrontation with Alice and Polly; Veronica pleads with Hiram to help Archie.
Tonight I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Modern Family, Single Parents, A Million Little Things, Survivor, All American, and American Horror Story: Apocalypse.
For additional suggestions on what to check out tonight, including A Million Little Things & American Horror Story: Apocalypse, check out the If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/10/18 post at TVisMyPacifier.com.