Fair warning: these photos from Riverdale‘s penultimate Season 2 episode “Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night” (formerly titled “Chapter Thirty-Four: The Killing of a Sacred Deer”) are crazy, even by Riverdale standards. There were honestly multiple times as I sifted through them that I, out loud, said, “WHAT IS HAPPENING.”
Part of that might have to do with still having one episode to get through. Before we get to “Judgement Night,” we’ve got to make it through the Black Hood mystery that is “Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt.” Whatever happens next week, though, seems to cause the town of Riverdale to spin wildly out of control.
Here’s the episode description, which teases a potential break in the Lodge (crime) family, Betty’s discovery of the Black Hood’s identity, and all-out war:
RIOT NIGHT — When an incident at the Sheriff’s station triggers an all-out war between the North and the Southside, Archie (KJ Apa) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) find themselves in the fight of their lives. Meanwhile Veronica (Camila Mendes) makes a devastating discovery about Hiram (Mark Consuelos), just as someone from his past arrives in Riverdale looking for revenge. Finally, Betty (Lili Reinhart) comes face to face with the Black Hood. Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Mark Consuelos, Skeet Ulrich and Casey Cott also star. Cherie Nowlan directed the episode written by Shepard Boucher (#221). Original airdate 5/9/2018.
But on to those photos! In reverse order, I was like:
1. Betty and Alice are still alive, but looks like Alice hasn’t left the couch since two episodes back.
2. What is happening in Riverdale High? Is Archie taking on Jughead? Is the school trashed??? Where is Principal Weatherbee???????
3. We’re heading back to Pop’s, where this whole Black Hood thing started, aren’t we?
4. You better not kill off Reggie, you maniacs, we just got a new one.
Check out the gallery for “Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night” here:
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