RECAP: Riverdale S7E5 – Chapter 128: Tales in Jugular Vein

This week’s Riverdale begins off with Clifford Blossom, Principal Featherhead and College Psychologist Wertham conversing over dinner. The three males are clearly in some kind of conspiracy collectively. They arrive throughout because the Riverdale energy brokers. Okay, this is sensible for Clifford Blossom, he’s the mayor of Riverdale. I can see a case being made for Featherhead. He’s the highschool principal, and a lot of city life appears to revolve round his faculty. Wertham is the outlier although. Riverdale the present is certainly struggling an influence vacuum with out Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) if these three on the movers and shakers round city. The three males are involved that individuals are nonetheless listening to the Muggs homicide. 


The following day, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) agrees to write down 4 full tales on spec in 24 hours. His editor at Pep is delayed and quick staffed. That evening, Veronica (Camila Mendes) needs Jughead to take her to see Diabolique, a French thriller about murderous faculty academics. However Jughead must give you 4 tales first. Jughead pitches a highschool themed anthology to Veronica, The Homeroom of Horrors, set in a highschool with a narrator that’s a creepy janitor named The Key Keeper. She performs alongside, listening to every new story. 

Jughead describes The Key Keeper to Veronica on Riverdale

The primary is Preserve Your Head within the Sport. Dilton is brief, nearsighted and uncoordinated. He’s on the basketball workforce and is made a pariah by his coach. Nobody can depart till everybody makes a basket, however Dilton simply can’t. The workforce has to run laps till he sinks one. They run a variety of laps. After apply, Julian stuffs him a locker. Archie (KJ Apa) places up an argument however simply barely. Dilton is claustrophobic. By the point the day janior let him out within the morning, Dilton’s mind is damaged. He gabs a fireplace ax, heads again to the locker and hides. Later, Dilton is roofed in blood practising free throws murmuring “Gotta hold my head within the sport” however he’s making baskets not with balls, however with the decapitated heads of his teammates. 

Dilton gotta keep your head in the game


Veronica likes any story the place Julian Blossom will get decapitated.


Subsequent up is  Love You to Items. Archie reveals as much as the Blossom property on a darkish, wet evening. His automotive broke down. Nana Rose greets him. She invitations him in to make use of the telephone, however he asks if he can keep the evening. She reluctantly agrees. Archie retains testing a portrait of Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) whereas Nana Rose serves him tea in entrance of a roaring hearth. She one situation of Archie staying that evening is that he agrees to lock the door to the visitor room and keep there all evening. Why? “My granddaughter lives with me, and she or he’s not in her proper thoughts.” She’s a intercourse fiend, or at the least that’s sort of what Nana Rose implies. She may also be a werewolf or vampire by this description. Later, Archie, sexy, leaves his door open for Cheryl. He awakens to the sound of the room door opening and somebody pulling again his mattress curtains. Cheryl climbs in mattress with him. Archie needs to mild a candle however Cheryl says “What we’re about to do is greatest accomplished in darkness”. ARchie survives the evening. I suppose she wasn’t a werewolf? The following morning he heads downstairs with a smile on his face. Nana Rose explains what’s unsuitable with Cheryl. She has leprosy. It’s very contagious. Oopsie. Nana Rose then admits to placing down the nails the popped the tires on Archie’s automotive. Lepper Cheryl places her hand on Archie’s shoulder saying “After final evening, they’ll be collectively with no sign of ending.” Eep. 

Cheryl Blossom is the Riverdale town lepper


Jughead explains the ethical is “Curiosity killed the cat” or “Don’t’ do heavy petting in the dead of night with out safety.” Veronica says the ethical of the story is {that a} lady will feign an curiosity in comics to indicate she likes a boy. Jughead doesn’t choose up what she is placing down. He begins the third story. 


The Beehive stars Betty (Lili Reinhart). She will’t land a date, so she heads to a magnificence salon for a brand new look. The stylist gives her a beehive. The one catch: she will be able to’t ever take it out or wash her hair, however she will be able to use hairspray on it day by day. The extra hairspray she makes use of, the extra the boys discover her. So she makes use of increasingly. However late at evening, one thing very dangerous occurs. What? The following evening, Archie and Betty dance at Pops to Elvis Presley’s  I Got Stung.  Betty collapses and dies on the ground. How? The coroner cuts into her hair to disclose its filled with spiders! The hairspray attracted a black widow spider who laid a bunch of eggs. As soon as these hatched, they ate their approach into her mind. 
Black Widow Betty


Veronica questions what’s dangerous in desirous to look good. She additionally needs to star in a narrative. Jughead obliges


My Higher Half  describes Archie to a T. “Archie is an effective egg, however a half wit with regards to determination making.” You could possibly have stopped at half wit there, Janitor. Archie can’t determine between Betty and Veronica, so he chooses each, taking out Betty Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and taking out Veronica Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Sunday he rests, and he additionally drinks a variety of espresso. Betty and Veronica each learn about one another. They’re not glad about it, however go together with it. Archie tells them each that they’re his favourite. Julian needs to know Archie’s secret. Archie explains that you just inform them what they wish to hear. “You’re my favourite” Dilton factors out that’s really 4 phrases, with you’re being a contraction. I’m beginning to perceive why Dilton will get bullied.


Uh oh, Valentine’s Day lands on a Sunday this yr. Who will Archie choose? Betty and Veronica inform one another what Archie stated in regards to the different. It’s a really The Boy Is Mine state of affairs. Like on the finish of that video, they determine to workforce up, confronting him and making him select. Archie says neither of them may be his date, as a result of he’s taking out his mother. It’s her first Valentine’s Day with out his dad. Awwwww. Betty and Veronica inform Archie they’re staying in, however as an alternative determine to exit to Pop’s collectively. This isn’t nice for Archie – he took out Cheryl. Whoops. Betty has a plan. Veronica and Betty suggest a 3-way to Archie. Archie is fast to agree. Betty suggests they meet in Store class after hours, as a result of it’s soundproof. Within the store room, Betty and Veronica supply him some espresso. Don’t drink it, Archie. He chugs the espresso after which instantly passes out. When Archie awakens, he’s tied  to a store desk. Betty drugged him with sleeping capsules. They use the store noticed to separate Archie in half, actually. Betty will get his backside and Veronica will get his high. 
Archie is falling to pieces on Riverdale


Veronica notices a sample in his tales. She calls out Jughead’s sexual politics, saying they’re troubling. She doesn’t like that teen ladies are all pictured as shallow, loopy killers. Jughead says it’s only a comedian e-book, disregarding her considerations. This doesn’t fly. Jughead gives to take Veronica to the films, however she leaves as an alternative. The following day, Veronica and Jughead are by means of. That’s too dangerous. I actually favored them as a pair, if solely briefly. 


At one other assembly of the Riverdale city rulers, you realize, the mayor, the highschool principal and the college psychologist, Dr. Wertham will get a entrance web page story within the newspaper, blaming violent crime on comics. He needs to punish the creators of comics to the fullest extent of the regulation. Jughead’s editor Fieldstone loves his tales a lot that he gives him a byline on his tales. No extra residing in anonymity. Uh oh. “Women come and go however your identify in print? Now that’s a factor that may make folks sit up and take discover.” Fieldstone has no thought how proper he’s.


This was undoubtedly one of many extra visually attention-grabbing episodes of Riverdale over the course of your complete sequence, and considered one of most enjoyable episodes too. However a lot for that Uncle Frank cliffhanger on Riverdale final week, huh?