Andy now, my thoughts. For some reason, the Black Hood has it bad for Betty Cooper. I get it, she’s wholesome and adorable, and the type of girl you bring home to mom. However, there has to be more to it than that. I feel that somehow the Black Hood is connected to Betty, and it’s not her father, Hal.
We recently learned that Chic is not who he claimed to be and has been posing as Alice Cooper’s long lost son this entire time. I’ve been saying Chic looks too young to be that son, but no one listens to me.
What if Charles Cooper is not dead, but has actually been living at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy Nunnery (and underground gay conversion therapy institution) and is the Black Hood? We know Charles Cooper was born and raised there, and Mr. Svenson was committed after pointing the finger at the wrong man as the “Riverdale Reaper”. CONNECTION!
I’ve been saying the Black Hood is just the muscle and there’s a puppeteer pulling the strings. I’ve been pointing fingers at Hiram Lodge for a long time, but after recent events I’ve come to a new conclusion. I think that the Black Hood Puppeteer is none other (pun intended) than Sister Woodhouse! Before you shake your head at me, let me break it down.
The Black Hoods Obsession with Betty Cooper
The Coopers have a close connection with the Sisters of Quiet Mercy. Alice Cooper lived there for months as a teenager before having Charles. Polly did the same when she was pregnant with Jason Blossoms babies.
The Black Hood’s hatred for Sinners
We all know Sister Woodhouse is obsessed with punishing sinners, which we saw during Cheryl’s time at the underground conversion therapy institution.
The Charles Cooper/Mr. Svenson Connection
Sister Woodward is the main connection between Charles Cooper and Mr. Svenson. She’s running underground conversion therapy, there’s no way she hasn’t done more indoctrinating in her past.
Is Riverdale about to take on the brainwashing and extremism of religion?! They’ve covered a lot of dark subject matter before and I’m here for it!