The problem with showing your mind reading abilities off in public? The news was bound to reach Percival (Chris O’Shea) eventually. The question is what is he going to do about it, and where does that door Jughead (Cole Sprouse) is standing in front of in the promo for next week’s episode lead?
Another question worth asking, after this week’s episode: are Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) right to trust Heather (Caroline Day) and Agent Drake (Sophia Tatum) with their secrets? It’s not like the cousins haven’t been burned before.
Case Against Heather: Hopefully when Cheryl emailed Heather, she made sure to mention why she didn’t respond to any of her letters, but that doesn’t mean Heather hasn’t held a grudge. It’s very possible, with her mother’s death, too, that she’s been directing all of her anger towards Cheryl. There’s also the fact that Cheryl caught Heather practicing necromancy, which usually don’t bode well (though Cheryl doesn’t seem alarmed).
Case Against Agent Drake: Sure, Agent Drake hasn’t been giving off any bad auras, but she’s also the one who’s been helping Betty figure out her abilities, which means she could be sabotaging Betty’s efforts to identify her blind spots.
Other betrayals this week:
- It looks like history is repeating itself with Toni (Vanessa Morgan) and Fangs (Drew Ray Tanner). While Fangs hasn’t murdered Toni (like his ancestor, Fen, murdered Thomasina), their marriage (like Fen’s marriage to Abigail) would be because Toni is afraid of losing custody of Baby Anthony (Ace Rudy Allan Carter), not because she wants to marry Fangs after his recent string of bad decisions (including working for Percival).
- It would’ve been easy for Riverdale to let Archie (KJ Apa) get through to Uncle Frank (Ryan Robbins), and have him change his mind about saving Pop’s, but by having his change of heart be a sham, it really helps set Percival up as a serious threat.
Riverdale airs Sundays on The CW.