‘Riverdale’: A Quick Recap Before the Show Returns

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Riverdale’: A Quick Recap Before the Show Returns

After over a month on hiatus, Riverdale returns with its musical episode on April 15. Season Four got here with numerous twists and turns. For those that want a refresher, right here’s a fast breakdown of how this season’s thriller unfolded. 

[Spoiler alert: This article comprises spoilers for Riverdale, season 4, episode 16.]

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Jughead’s homicide on ‘Riverdale’ was a part of a secret plan

In the March 11 episode, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) reveal what actually occurred on the night time of the Ides of March occasion. Just earlier than Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) discovered Betty standing over Jughead’s bloody physique within the woods, Donna (Sarah Desjardins) had pulled Betty apart and drugged her right into a daze. In an try to kill him, Joan (Doralynn Mui) hit Jughead within the head with a rock, and Donna set it as much as appear like Betty did it. 

When Archie and Veronica discover Jughead within the woods that night time, he’s nonetheless alive however unconscious. Realizing it is a Stonewall ploy, Betty calls Charles (Wyatt Nash) and asks him to deal with Jughead. Luckily, Jughead’s beanie saves him from severe harm, and he finally ends up surviving the blow. 

Along with the assistance of his family and friends, together with F. P. (Skeet Ulrich), Mary Andrews (Molly Ringwald), and Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick), Jughead devises a plan to reveal the true mastermind behind the weird murders and disappearances at Stonewall Prep. 

Mr. Dupont and Donna’s true intentions are uncovered

In the final episode, “Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room,” Betty and Jughead lock the Stonewall preppies in a room with Mr. Dupont (Malcolm Stewart) and expose Mr. Dupont as the true villain. With the assistance of Jughead’s grandfather, Betty and Jughead describe how Mr. Dupont manipulated generations of scholars and academics to commit murders in alternate for the multimillion-dollar Baxter Brothers writing contract. 

Under Mr. Dupont’s instruction, Mr. Chipping (Sam Witwer) invited Moose (Cody Kearsley) to Stonewall to turn out to be the subsequent sufferer. But when Mr. Chipping couldn’t undergo with it, he informed Moose to go away and killed himself. 

After being confronted about his sordid previous, Mr. Dupont jumps out of the window and dies. Later, Betty confronts Donna and tells her she is aware of that her grandmother was additionally a sufferer of Mr. Dupont. She suggests Donna hand over the Baxter Brothers contract and go away, and threatens to reveal her to the world if she doesn’t.

Jughead heads again to Riverdale High

After exposing Stonewall’s murderous historical past, Jughead returns to Riverdale High, and surprisingly, nobody actually appears shocked to see Jughead alive. Upon discovering out it was all a charade, Cheryl (Madeline Pesch) tells Betty her chemistry with Archie seemed very actual. 

Later, whereas the crew is hanging out at Pop’s, Jughead mentions the entire homicide plot has actually taken away his focus from faculty. But Betty and Veronica insist they’ll get Archie and Jughead all of the tutoring they should graduate this 12 months.

Kevin, who’s in command of the variability present this 12 months, joins them at Pop’s, and makes everybody, together with Jughead, signal as much as carry out. As seen in a sneak peek of the upcoming musical episode, which airs April 15, the scholars are taking up Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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