The CW’s Riverdale season two episode 16 was completely bonkers, even by Riverdale standards. We learned Hal isn’t Chic’s father after Betty confronted him over the results of his DNA test. Andy Cohen showed up to endorse Hermione for mayor. Archie chose Hiram Lodge and all his nefarious activities over his BFF for life, Jughead, and over his own father! Archie’s mom (Molly Ringwald) arrived to help Fred get out of his arrangement with Hiram and then told off her son for disrespected his dad. Oh, and Fred’s decided to run against Hermione for mayor.
Meanwhile, Veronica punched Reggie and then ran for school president…because she’s Veronica. Betty agreed to run as her VP, but then backed out once Ethel spread the truth about Veronica’s knowledge of the prison all over the school. Instead, Betty threw her support behind Jughead. Yes, Jughead decided to run for president after his stint of being chained to Southside High School ended with Archie cutting the chains, basically declaring they’re at war.
However, Cheryl won in the creepiest family competition this episode. It’s possible her mom and uncle poisoned Nana and caused her to fall down the stairs. But that’s not even the worst thing that happened to Cheryl in episode 16. No, that honor goes to being committed to Sisters of Quiet Mercy and signed up for gay conversion therapy.
Up next, season two episode 17 titled “The Noose Tightens” airing March 28, 2018. Alexis Ostrander directed the episode from a script by Britta Lundin and Brian E. Paterson.
The season two cast includes KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Mӓdchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge, and Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones.
The “Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens” Plot: UNWELCOMED GUESTS — Just as the town’s mayoral race gets underway, Riverdale High’s own student council election heats up. Archie (KJ Apa) steps up to help after learning that Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) mobster associates have come to Riverdale to stir up some trouble. Meanwhile, things take a dangerous turn for Alice (Madchen Amick), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Chic (guest star Hart Denton) when an unexpected guest shows up at the Cooper residence. Finally, Toni (guest star Vanessa Morgan), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) team up to solve a strange mystery involving Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch).
More on Riverdale Season 2:
– KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse Interview
– Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart Interview
– Madelaine Petsch and Ashleigh Murray Interview
– Casey Cott and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Interview