Chad Michael Murray, clad in white, stands between Alice and Evelyn, also clad in white, while they all smirk at Betty (who's facing away from the camera).

Riverdale Season 3, Episode 19: “Fear the Reaper”

I quite liked this episode! Highlights include badass women fighting, another badass woman pursuing her dream, and a twist in the Edgar Evernever saga that I totally didn’t foresee but which makes the casting of Chad Michael Murray even more inspired. Also there’s a Henry James reference that I’m rather embarrassed to report I don’t really get–and that would be the one reference this show would make that I’m qualified to comment on.

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Five teens (including Evelyn, Cheryl, Toni, and Kevin) walk down the school hallway wearing all white.

Riverdale Season 3, Episode 18 “Jawbreaker”

This episode is somewhat of an homage to Silence of the Lambs, as we’ll see later, so you can expect a lot of half-baked theorizing about criminal psychology. It’s going to be sort of like if a twelve-year-old had smoked crack and then attempted to write a smart psychological thriller about serial killers.

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Betty walks down the stairs of her house, which is filled with cardboard boxes and otherwise empty. She's holding a candle and wearing jeans and a sweater.

Riverdale Season 3, Episode 14 “Fire Walk With Me”

This episode continues to exhibit the same qualities as a bowl of plot spaghetti BUT, at least we get to hear Gladys Jones sing!

Previously on Riverdale: Veronica owed Hiram $75K for burning his equipment but also owed Gladys about the same amount for burning the equipment Gladys had prepaid for; Cheryl started a gang for Toni called the Pretty Poisons; Gladys told Jughead to quit the speakeasy and incorporate the Gargoyles for numbers, but Kurtz, the King of the Gargoyles (not to be confused with the actual Gargoyle king), was totes creepy, but then Gladys got him anyway; Archie’s life was under threat; Evelyn recruited Kevin to the farm and then also drowned Alice in a baptism.

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