‘Riverdale’: Eight Teases For “Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker”


It’s been an extended, exhausting break because the final episode of The CW’s Riverdale; however now we’re lastly getting into the endgame of Season Three with 5 all-new episodes. That kicks off with this Wednesday’s “Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker,” written by Brian E. Paterson & Arabella Anderson and directed by Gabriel Correa. And whereas it’s not precisely the calm earlier than the storm, that storm is unquestionably coming.

To get you caught up (it has been some time, in any case), the city of Riverdale has been coping with two threats: the Gargoyle King, a large stick monster who’s the massive unhealthy of an actual life position taking part in recreation referred to as Gryphons & Gargoyles; and The Farm, a Scientology-esque cult run by a person named Edgar Evernever (Chad Michael Murray).

In between all this insanity, Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) has in some way discovered time to begin a profession as a boxer, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) is additionally a small enterprise proprietor, Betty (Lili Reinhart) is making an attempt to get her mother Alice (Mädchen Amick) out of The Farm, and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) is a deputy police officer working along with his dad FP (Skeet Ulrich), who’s now the sheriff. Oh and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) joined The Farm, together with Kevin (Casey Cott) and Fangs (Drew Ray Tanner) who’re perhaps married now? Unclear.

In any case, with that little bit of recap behind us let’s tease what we will about this week’s episode:


Farm Ascendant

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Final time we noticed Cheryl Blossom she was working undercover for Betty investigating The Farm… Till immediately, she had joined The Farm. Seems the explanation was they — in keeping with Cheryl — confirmed her Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines), her twin brother whose homicide kicked off the occasions of Riverdale. However… That may’t be potential, proper? Even with the bear assaults and sweet medicine, the lifeless don’t return to life on this present.

Or… Do they? That’s precisely what Betty is tackling this episode, on two fronts, and it’s all spurred on by Cheryl’s unusual conversion. Put together to study much more concerning the mysterious cult, their motivations, and even a little bit of their origins this week, as Betty heads deep all the way down to attempt to free her cousin and her mom from Edgar’s grip.


Toni’s No Phoni

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One plan of assault? Ship Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan) after her girlfriend, Cheryl. We’ve handled some critical Cheryl/Toni (a.okay.a. Choni) angst over the previous few months, because the couple clashed over priorities, resulting in a short breakup and heartfelt reconciliation. So these scared a few related path this week needn’t fear. There’s friction with the couple, however given Cheryl is ingesting The Farm’s Kool-Support (settle down, not actually) she’s a distinct particular person than the Nuclear Cheryl that led to their breakup the primary time.

And Toni isn’t giving up on Cheryl, it doesn’t matter what. If which means laying the verbal smackdown on Farm teen Evelyn Evernever (Zoé de Grand’Maison)? High quality. A number of outfit adjustments? You realize it. Toni will use each trick within the ebook to get via to Riverdale Excessive’s first lesbian pupil physique President; together with her thoughts, physique and soul.


Coop(er)ed Up

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Betty’s different plan of assault? Taking up her mom so as to break the maintain The Farm — and Edgar — have on her. After some arguably unhealthy recommendation from a totally unreliable supply, Betty spirals downwards, and reaches a stunning choice about what to do along with her Alice drawback. However first, she’ll be taking a visit via a few of Riverdale’s darker areas; and go even farther than Toni in taking over Evelyn.

Additionally of word? Reinhart and Amick are very good on this episode, and their scenes collectively present of the unbelievable rapport the 2 actresses have constructed over the previous three seasons. A lot of the press Riverdale will get is targeted on the speedy plot and loopy twists; however misplaced in the course of this are some actually iconic performances. This episode reveals off the Cooper girls’s full vary of emotion, and it’ll put followers’ emotions via the wringer.


Edgar Evernever Have I Ever

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Evelyn’s dad Edgar, in the meantime, continues the dangling dialog he had with Betty final episode over a number of periods. Although you gained’t study the whole lot concerning the mysterious elder Evernever, there are a couple of stunning revelations. Look to an episode earlier this season for some fascinating parallels to Edgar’s previous that may have followers combing the scenes for clues. However extra importantly, put together to have your preconceptions concerning the cult chief challenged by episode’s finish. Is it potential that Edgar isn’t the Huge Unhealthy we’ve been led to consider? Or is that what he desires you to suppose?


CSI: Jones Household

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As Betty is drilling down on The Farm, Jughead goes full on Barry Allen in his pursuit of The Gargoyle King. Teaming up along with his Dad, the Jones boys will go from investigating the mysterious demise of Child Enamel final episode, to monitoring down a tainted batch of Fizzle Rocks inflicting what may greatest be described as a psuedo-zombie outbreak. However whereas their eyes are on one ball, they’re sadly not retaining it on the one they ought to be specializing in, resulting in an intensely harmful state of affairs for a fan-favorite character.


Archie II

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Archie steps into the ring as soon as once more this episode so as to pay tribute to Child Enamel’s reminiscence, and rallies the entire gang — which undoubtedly helps buoy up somewhat principle we’ve concerning the Lord of the Rings model ending this season could also be heading in the direction of. With a view to do this, although, he must depend on an outdated pal with enterprise savvy to get him right into a boxing event. None aside from his ex-girlfriend, Veronica…


Varchie, Too?

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…And for probably the most half, the connection between Archie and Veronica is strictly enterprise. Pals serving to associates, even resulting in a, let’s assume, steamy state of affairs between Veronica and mob boss Elio (Julian Haig). However then, there’s one second within the Andrews home the place… Let’s say a present turns into one thing somewhat extra, and at the very least one member of the pairing could also be taking part in with fireplace.


Archie’s Ladies

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Don’t suppose all of it goes unnoticed by Archie’s present flame Josie (Ashleigh Murray), by the way in which. Although Veronica and Josie are there to assist Archie on the boxing event, a easy look could imply one thing somewhat extra — and large issues for Josie’s future, particularly. The match could also be happening within the ring, however the true motion is outdoors within the viewers.
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