“Riverdale” prides itself on outrageous moments — and the Season 3 premiere proves the buzzy sequence is as wild as ever. Spoilers for the episode are forward.
In case you want a refresher, Season 2 of “Riverdale” actually needed you to neglect the present’s healthful “Archie” comic-book roots. Archie was arrested for homicide (framed by Mark Consuelos’ devious Hiram Lodge), and followers realized that Betty’s dad was the actual Black Hood serial killer.
The mayhem continues in Season 3’s opener, “Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day.”
Archie is on trial, and the stress of the previous few months has taken a toll on Betty: She’s secretly change into a drug addict.
Betty’s mom, Alice, who has joined a cult referred to as the Farm (absolutely nothing dangerous will come of that!), ultimately learns the reality about her daughter’s substance abuse. Betty isn’t getting her capsules by way of a licensed therapist; she invented a faux physician and is forging her personal prescriptions.
On the episode’s finish, simply when Betty finds her mother and cult buddies dangling infants over fires in the yard (simply one other evening in the Cooper family!), Betty collapses. Cue the uh-oh cliffhanger.
The episode additionally contains Jughead stumbling on a “True Detective”-style ritualistic homicide scene, Archie getting a Serpents tattoo, and Cheryl Blossom capturing a rival gang member with a bow and arrow. Simply in case it wasn’t chock-full of sufficient loopy.
Fill up in your jingle jangle, as a result of “Riverdale” is again in full type. The present continues Wednesday nights at eight p.m.