There’s one other lifeless physique in Riverdale. This time it’s Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) mentor Ray Bradbury. Jughead and Sheriff Keller are reviewing Brad Raybury’s demise. Keller desires to know if Jughead get in contact with Raybury’s spouse.
Archie’s (KJ Apa) grades are up. He’s now Riverdale’s latest B+ pupil. So? He will get his sizzling rod again! Reggie (Charles Melton) is impressed by the automotive. The 2 boys instantly play hooky to cruise city.
Jughead breaks the information to Mr. Fieldstone that Raybury is lifeless. He asks Fieldstone about Raybury’s spouse, however Fieldstone doesn’t’ learn about any spouse, simply that Raybury despatched half his pay to a PO Field in South Carolina.
Black Athena, Toni’s (Vanessa Morgan) literary group for black college students of Riverdale, meets to debate Invisible Man.
Fangs (Drew Ray Tanner) has a gig in Centerville opening for Richie Valens. Midge (Abby Ross) desires to go, however Fangs doesn’t need her there. He’s nervous one thing will occur to her. The membership isn’t in a pleasant neighborhood.
Jughead tells Tabitha (Erinn Westbrook) about Raybury’s mysterious demise and the PO field in SC. Neither thinks he dedicated suicide. They determine to interrupt into Raybury’s workplace.
Veronica (Camila Mendes) asks Reggie out yet one more time. Reggie asks Archie if he can borrow his sizzling rod. Archie agrees. However then Betty (Lili Reinhart) suggests Archie and he or she exit. Archie is bummed he lent his automotive out, however Betty is completely happy to stroll collectively
Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) misses Toni and lets her know. She desires to attend Black Athena, however Toni doesn’t assume it’s the fitting time for that.
Tabitha finds a photograph of June Simpson, Brad Raybury’s doable spouse. They discover her cellphone quantity and name her. Jughead breaks the information to her over the cellphone. She sounds heartbroken and plans to make her approach north to Riverdale.
Cheryl finds out that Clay (Karl Walcott) invited Keivn (Casey Cott) to attend Black Athena, making her really feel unnoticed within the chilly by Toni.
Betty feels free now that she’s out from below Alice’s thumb. Archie can’t cease fascinated about his automotive. He jumps at each engine revving within the car parking zone. He can’t give attention to his personal date as a result of he’s too involved about the place Reggie took his automotive.
Cheryl confronts Toni, who acquiesces and invitations her to Black Athena, and lets her borrow her copy of Native Son by James Baldwin.
Archie waits up for Reggie and confronts him like he’s his dad. When Reggie admits to taking his automotive on the freeway, Archie cuts him off from sizzling rod entry. They had been so chummy chummy earlier than this. Even Uncle Frank is stunned by Archie’s overreaction.
Betty and Veronica evaluate notes on their respective dates. Betty proposes switching companions, however Veronica counters with a double date on the Centerville live performance Fangs was telling Midge about.
Tabitha researched June and Brad Raybury. They married in New York, then moved to South Carolina, the place their interracial marriage was met with bigotry. Mr. Raybury’s plan was to maneuver north forward of June, save sufficient cash to maneuver June’s household north after which the couple would transfer to Paris.
Clay leads the dialogue in Native Son. At Cheryl’s’ flip, she calls it essentially the most highly effective novel she’s ever learn. She says the Daltons remind her of her circle of relatives in some disagreeable methods. A member of Black Athena asks her if Native Son is the primary novel she learn by a black creator. It’s. Clay gives her a listing of novel written by black authors. Everyone seems to be rather more welcoming than Toni thought they’d be.
Jughead goes to Sheriff Keller together with his ideas on Raybury and suicide. Keller counters, calling Raybury a dope fiend, a draft dodger, a communist and a psychological affected person. All of it comes as a shock to Jughead.
Cheryl and Toni plan on being on the Centerville live performance too.
June meets with Tabitha and Jughead. In his ultimate letter to her, he wrote to her about eager to lastly have his novel printed. He sounds upbeat and hopeful. Jughead asks her about what Keller instructed him. She confirms all of it. She provides that he’s a WWII veteran, developed an opium habit resulting from his warfare accidents, and checked himself into St. Vincent’s.
On their double date, Reggie and Archie discuss automobiles greater than they discuss to their dates. A clumsy second occurs when each Archie and Reggie attain for the keys. They bicker over who will get to drive to the live performance.
Ms. Simpson plans to bury her husband and get his novel printed. Jughead desires to do a tribute difficulty at Pep with the proceeds going to the Simpson household. June asks if the 2 of them are going regular, however they are saying awkwardly that they’re simply classmates and pals.
The new rod breaks down. Uh oh, they’re out of gasoline. Veronica counsel the 2 males begin strolling to Pop’s for gasoline. They fight hitching. Archie suggests Reggie ask Clifford Blossom for a automotive. Reggie is offended by the thought and doesn’t wish to be labeled a charity casel. The 2 guys have it out on the shoulder of the highway, pausing solely to attempt hitching once more. When that fails, it’s again to brawling on the shoulder.
Cheryl, Toni and Midge involves Veronica and Betty’s assist. Afte the way in which they had been ignoring the 2 of the them, Veronica is completely happy to ditch Reggie and Archie.
Tabitha plans to get on the highway her mother and father once more.
Once they lastly make it to Pop’s for gasoline, Pop gives Reggie an deserted jalopy he has sitting in his storage. Reggie fortunately accepts it.
Reggie admits to Archie that he wasn’t joyriding the opposite evening. He felt homesick in Riverdale and drove again to Dove Creek. Reggie says he was embarrassed to really feel homesick. Archie says he’s felt homesick ever since his dad left for the Korean Battle. it’s fascinating seeing Reggie and Archie join in methods right here they hadn’t over the previous 7 seasons of Riverdale and 70+ years of publishing. However then they get to the automotive and the place are the ladies?
The subsequent day, everybody fawns over Fangs within the corridor, however he solely has eyes for Midge. He’s completely happy she got here to his gig. He calls her his fortunate appeal. A music producer gave him his card on the membership.
Within the Riverdale Excessive store, Reggie is already engaged on Pop’s jalopy. Reggie already named the automotive Bella. In fact he did. Archie gives to assist, however Reggie already requested Betty. I can’t inform if Archie is jealous of Reggie or Betty right here.
Jughead will get a knock on the door of Raybury’s condo. It’s an outdated girl with a cat. Mrs.. Martin. She’s a neighbor down the corridor. She gives her condolences and asks for milk for her kitty. She’s all out. When Jughead tells her there’s none, she’s stunned there’s no milk bottles, contemplating the milk man stopped by late the opposite evening. Dun dun dun!