REVIEW: Riverdale Chapter Twenty Five: The Wicked and the Divine

First things first, BUG HEAD IS BACK TOGETHER!! Hallelujah!! All is right in the world. Phew okay. Moving on.

Welcome to Riverdale’s “Godfather episode. Chapter 25 takes out the guesswork and dives headfirst into the Hiram Lodge’s business. We don’t know exactly what the illegal side of his business is, but we do learn Hiram is a part of a much larger mob family.

The entire episode revolves around Veronica’s confirmation into the Catholic Church. The Lodges have invited the members of their prominent mob family circle to bare witness. Now, Veronica is stuck choosing between letting Archie in on the family business or keeping him outside of it forever!

If you remember from last week, Archie is earning favor with Veronica’s father, Hiram, by learning how to wrestle and being a bit boy and learning “business” under his tutelage (apparently, Fred Andrews has ZERO issues with this….what?!). Still, Archie continues to gain Hiram’s trust by letting him in on an assassination plot he overheard during the poker game, as well as Archie lying to the FBI Agent! All I have to say is THANK GOODNESS Archie is finally becoming an interesting character. We have spent the better part of a season and a half watching the main character of this show be overshadowed by Jughead, Betty Cooper…even the parents have been more interesting than Archie. I mean, Alice Cooper! HELLO! Her entire story is fascinating.

Anyways, I digress. This episode also wraps up the “Who cut off the statue’s head?” storyline in kind of a hilarious way. Betty and Jughead go off on a “missing person” adventure to figure out who-done-it. In the end, Betty and Jughead meet a man who answers the mystery for him. It was fellow serpent Tallboy. The fact that the answer to Jughead’s question of “Was he tall?” was the only information Betty and Jughead needed is kind of ridiculous. Is that the only descriptor needed and you 100% know it’s him? Not his mullet? Not that he looks like Dog the Bounty Hunter? Okay. Fine. ::side-eye, eye-roll::

Chic is still living in the Cooper home to Hal Coopers dismay. I just don’t understand why no one is asking Hal why he’s acting this way. If Chic isn’t actually Hal’s son,I get why Alice doesn’t say anything.But Betty doesn’t know that! Why doesn’t Betty ask her father why he’s treating someone who’s supposed to be long lost family like garbage? Personally, I can’t wait for the reveal of Chic actually being FP’s son. It’s going to be glorious! Maybe they’re going to use that question to reveal it…hmmm…

The HUGE cliffhanger of the episode left me with even more questions. After having a lovely evening and getting back together with Jughead, Betty walks into her home to find her mother cleaning up the blood of a DEAD BODY just chillin’ in their living room. What?! Who?! How?! Why?! The trailer for next week seems to focus on this entire storyline. Hopefully they’ll answer all the questions we have and then some!

What did you think of this week’s episode? Make sure to comment below and let me know!

Riverdale comes on the CW on Wednesday’s at 9pm! Will you be watching? I know I will!


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