What’s up, Bulldogs? Thanks for picking up this issue of your Riverdale Recap. Let’s dive in!

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Listening in The Hallway 

We begin with another phone call from #TheBlackHood, after Betty gives Nick’s name as his next possible sinner victim. Betty rushes to his hotel room to see if #TheBlackHood striked, but alas, he did not. Nick is alive and is playing with knives (seriously, can we get this pest out of Riverdale…geesh), when his parents walk in to check on him. He is not only greeted by them, but Sheriff Keller walks in and asks The St. Clairs to come in for questioning. Unfortunately, Mama Blossom has a conversation with The Lodges about the alleged assault against Cheryl after Veronica tells her parents what happened. Mama Blossom immediately states Cheryl is lying and they won’t be pressing charges against Nick. Ugh. With a bit of eavesdropping, Cheryl insists nothing happened and confronts Veronica for not telling her parents about Nick’s abuse against her. This changes when Nick rolls up to Pop’s while Cheryl is enjoying a simple milkshake and fries, and says that she was “begging for it.” Cheryl wants to immediately press charges, but finds out that his family had been giving Mama Blossom hush money this entire time.

Parent-Mayor Conference Tonight

Betty receives another call from #TheBlackHood stating that Nick wasn’t “one of Riverdale’s sons,” and he didn’t kill him because Betty giving his name was just enough. He was able to see the real Betty, and the games would begin now that he has her under his creepy grip. She tells Archie she won’t be swayed by him any longer, but unfortunately has to complete another task: Find the Sugar Man, the source of the jingle jangle. Speaking of sugary situations, the mayor has a sit-down with everyone at The Coopers, and finds out that Josie was part of the group of kids that got “high” from jingle jangle and tried to stop Nick from assaulting Cheryl. Do you think she took it well? Her response: A Southside High raid and community service. Yup, not playing.

Riverdale — “Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof” — Image Number: RVD201a_0089.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and KJ Apa as Archie Andrews — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved

Sugary(man) Snacks Available in All Vending Machines!

The Sugar Man was simply a Boogeyman story by Mama Blossom, according to Cheryl. Betty questions her after being prompted by #TheBlackHood. But when Cheryl decides to withhold a check of hush money, Mama Blossom decides to fess up. Cheryl then relays the message to Betty, who’s been playing her own game to find out who the Sugar Man is. She tells Veronica about #TheBlackHood’s requests over a very large milkshake, and Veronica vows to assist her in finding out who he is. All we know at this point is that he was one of Clifford Blossom’s drug dealers a long time ago, and is now in charge of the jingle jangle process. Betty and Veronica set up a “sale” in an attempt to find out his identity, but they get caught.

Race to Class

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Jughead is in a predicament and decides to race away from it all–literally. He and Archie go to FP after the school raid, because Toni and Sweet Pea were arrested. FP advises them that they should race The Ghoulies to eliminate them from dealing jingle jangle at Southside High. This race, y’all–absolutely epic. Both in classic cars, Jughead (and Archie) and The Ghoulies race with Cheryl channeling her inner flag diva. Archie pulls the emergency brake before they get to a narrow bridge, leaving The Ghoulies to get caught by Sheriff Keller. Good thinkin’, Archiekins. Jughead wasn’t too pleased with Archie’s decision to tell Sheriff Keller about the race, though.

Karma for Breakfast in the Cafeteria

Back in The Lodge household, Veronica finds out that her parents are still taking hush money from the sneaky St. Clairs. She admits that Nick tried to assault her as well, and that gets Hiram and Hermoine heated. They immediately make the decision not to take any more hush money from the sleazy family at all. And, were you worried about Nicky-poo not getting what he deserved? Well, karma is indeed alive and well, because the St. Clairs were run off the road and Nick won’t be fully recovered for a few months. Welp. Intentional? We think yes by Hermione’s smirk.

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What’s Been Happening in the Teacher’s Lounge?!

And, lastly, we find out who the Sugar Man is. Did you think I wasn’t going to tell you? Remember how Jughead’s teacher told him to stay away from the Serpents and all of the gang life? Well, turns out he had a motive of his own, because HE IS THE (current) SUGAR MAN. He’s whisked away by the cops during school, and is transported directly to jail. He gets out quickly though. How? #TheBlackHood releases a bullet in his head. My question…how did #TheBlackHood get past security?!

Well, that’s all for this issue. See you on November 29th!


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