The Black Hood talks on the cellphone with Betty. He reveals that he was current on the city corridor, as a method of getting Betty’s consideration. He says he desires to cleanse the city of sinners — together with Polly, whose location he is aware of. He swears that he’ll torture and kill Polly if she tells anybody.
Alice is available in, and complains about Jughead’s Serpent alliance. She reveals that Keller is badyzing the Black Hood’s letters.
Archie tells Fred that he’s executed with the Red Circle, which Fred is glad to listen to. He will get a textual content from Betty, asking to stroll with him to high school.
Betty tells Archie that the Black Hood known as her. Archie suggests telling the police, however Betty tells him in regards to the risk in opposition to Polly.
Hermione reads Alice’s letter within the paper, accusing Hiram of being concerned within the city’s demise. Hiram remarks that the enterprise didn’t want this, as a result of their open home is quick approaching. Hiram reveals that he invited the St. Clairs to the occasion — together with Nick, a former clbadmate of Veronica’s. Veronica’s dad and mom ask her to be Nick’s tour information whereas he’s on the town, and she or he agrees.
Jughead confronts Sweet Pea, Fangs, and the opposite Serpents in regards to the combat with the Red Circle. Sweet Pea argues that the combat didn’t finish of their favor, and divulges plans to make a pipe bomb to badault the Riverdale Register. Jughead panics and means that he speak to Archie first. They stroll off, and Toni explains that the Serpents see violence as an answer.
Veronica tells her buddies about Nick, however badures that Archie shouldn’t be jealous about him arriving to city.
Jughead places on his Serpent jacket and affords to formally be a part of the Serpents. They agree, so long as he survives their initiation.
Betty solutions a cellphone name from the Black Hood, as Archie sits close by. The Black Hood sends Betty an electronic mail, and asks her to publish what he’s despatched to show her loyalty. She asks for one thing in return, and he affords to reply a query from her so long as she does this. Betty and Archie open up an electronic mail, and see an article about Alice being arrested as a Serpent.
The title card comes onscreen.
Jughead is woken up in the course of the evening by the Serpents in masks. They’re there to start his initiation, which includes caring for Hot Dog, the Serpents’ canine.
Jughead complains about Hot Dog to Toni.
Betty and Archie debate about whether or not to put up the article about Alice.
Veronica welcomes the St. Clairs to Riverdale.
Alice accuses Betty of arising with the cipher. Keller argues that it’s too early to inform precisely who wrote the letters and cipher.
Archie will get a textual content from Betty, saying that she’s publishing the mugshot.
Toni helps Jughead recite the Serpent legal guidelines. She asks why he’s doing this within the first place, and Jughead argues that he must maintain the group in line.
Jughead recites the Serpent legal guidelines for a crowded bar. He pbades the take a look at, and rapidly has to do his subsequent one: retrieving a knife from a snake cage.
Jughead pbades the take a look at, however will get bitten by the snake within the course of. Toni argues that that doesn’t matter, after which calls him Juggie. The two awkwardly brush it off.
Alice orders meals at Pops, prompting Pop Tate to say that he doesn’t decide her. She doesn’t know what he’s speaking about, and he palms her a duplicate of the paper.
Alice and Hal confront Betty about publishing the article. Betty argues that it was to name out the hypocrisy of Alice’s publishing.
Veronica introduces Nick and Archie to one another. Nick affords the duo some medication, however they each decline. Nick continues to come back on to Veronica, which each she and Archie are sad about.
Betty will get one other name from the Black Hood. He permits her to ask him her query. She asks if she’d have the ability to acknowledge his face, and he says sure. He then asks her to interrupt off her friendship with Veronica.
Betty and Jughead meet for breakfast at Pops. They kiss and meet up with one another. Jughead laments that he needs the 2 of them may simply depart Riverdale and be joyful collectively.
Nick congrats Josie and the Pussycats for his or her rehearsal efficiency, and invitations them to a celebration at his lodge room. Cheryl walks in and invitations herself to the occasion.
Archie finds Betty within the hallway, and asks for an replace on the Black Hood. Veronica catches up with them, and invitations Betty to the occasion.
Nick holds his occasion. He affords that the group attempt Jingle Jangle, and Veronica is the primary to simply accept. She means that the group minimize free for tonight, and the group steadily agrees, apart from Betty. Nick invitations Veronica into his bed room, which motivates Archie to comply with attempt the Jingle Jangle.
The group occasion on Jingle Jangle, whereas Betty watches. Veronica invitations Betty to have enjoyable, however Betty refuses. She accuses Veronica of utilizing the group for short-term enjoyable, and argues that she hasn’t modified as an individual. Veronica tells Betty to depart.
Toni warns Jughead in regards to the final trial of the Serpents, and that being totally immersed within the Serpents will trigger Jughead’s buddies to depart him.
Nick and Veronica speak about how the occasion ended. Nick begins to come back on to Veronica, however she denies his advances. He tries to kiss her, and she or he pushes him away. Nick says that he’ll inform his father to again out of the Lodge Industries deal if Veronica doesn’t do what he desires. He tries to the touch her face, and she or he slaps him and leaves.
Betty will get one other name from the Black Hood whereas ready for the bus cease. She asks what is going to make him cease, and he says that Betty’s allegiance will. He tells her to interrupt up with Jughead, in any other case he’ll damage him.
Archie confronts Betty about what she mentioned to Veronica on the occasion. She reveals that the Black Hood has saved calling her, and that he desires her to chop individuals out of his life. She means that it’s a distraction to stop the Black Hood from killing extra individuals. She asks Archie to interrupt up with Jughead for him.
The Lodges maintain their SoDale open home. They ask Veronica how issues went with Nick. Nick and his dad and mom arrive, and Veronica decides to make herself busy.
Hermione approaches Fred, and says she’s glad that he’s again. She asks Fred if he desires to speculate.
Hal greets Hiram, who asks the place Alice is. She arrives in an extravagant gown, drawing consideration from everybody.
Nick apologizes to Veronica, and blames his actions on being out and in of rehab. She forgives him and asks for a contemporary begin. Nick notices Cheryl stroll in.
Archie arrives at Jughead’s trailer, however Jughead says it isn’t a superb time. The Serpents present up, and Archie questions Jughead’s allegiance to them. He tells Jughead that Betty doesn’t wish to see him anymore. Jughead denies it, however Archie says that Betty’s been wanting to interrupt up with him for some time. He argues that Jughead can’t each be with Betty and the Serpents. Archie leaves, and the Serpents taunt Jughead.
Nick approaches Cheryl on the occasion. He slips one thing right into a drink earlier than handing it to her.
Hiram offers a speech in regards to the SoDale growth.
Josie and the Pussycats carry out.
Betty cries in her room.
Archie sits at Pops.
Jughead endures the ultimate take a look at of the Serpents: getting punched by every one.
Cheryl dances with Nick. She begins to fall over, and Josie and Betty discover.
Nick leads Cheryl into his bed room and lays her on the mattress. Josie and the Pussycats observe behind, and discover him about to badault Cheryl. They pull him away and start beating him up, as Josie comforts Cheryl.
Jughead survives the Serpents’ take a look at and Toni palms him his jacket.
Betty will get one other name from the Black Hood. He confirms that she broke up with Jughead. She asks who the Black Hood is, and he invitations her to an deserted home to search out solutions.
Betty enters inside the home. She will get one other cellphone name from the Black Hood, who directs her to a field sitting on the ground. She opens it and finds a hood. She places it on and turns round to see herself within the mirror. He explains that he’s attempting to point out her that they’re each the identical. She hears a creak in the home, and panics and leaves.
Betty will get a name from Archie, saying that one thing dangerous occurred to Cheryl.
The group sits in Veronica’s room, comforting Cheryl. Veronica feels dangerous that Nick’s badaults in all probability occurred beneath her nostril. Cheryl says that she desires to press costs on Nick, or make him endure for what he did.
Toni formally welcomes Jughead to the Serpents. They kiss.
Betty appears to be like over her checklist of what she is aware of in regards to the Black Hood. She will get one other cellphone name from him, and he confronts her about telling Archie. He says that he’ll kill everybody she is aware of until Betty offers one other identify. She hesitates, however then suggests a reputation – Nick St. Clair.
Before You Go
Riverdale airs Wednesday nights at eight/7c on The CW.