When we started, we had three likely suspects, so for the first half of the season, we were always dropping red herrings so we could pick. As we moved into the second half, and we get back to the Black Hood for the last few episodes, we always knew it wasn’t Svenson, but for the last 10 episodes or so, we’ve had a pretty clear idea and have been writing toward that.
The show focuses primarily on the Black Hoods green eyes that have been burnt into Archie Andrew’s brain from the night his father was shot at the end of season one. Since the writers didn’t know who the the Black Hood would be from the start it sounds to me like it’s fair game and those earlier clues may be ignored in order to push their new narrative. Or maybe they’ll just give the person green contacts and pretend their eyes were green the entire time.
Who is your top Black Hood suspect? I’m rooting for Claudius Blossom, but that’s just me.