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 smart 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 college. Wertham is the outlier although. Riverdale the present is unquestionably 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 persons are nonetheless listening to the Muggs homicide. 


The subsequent day, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) agrees to put in writing 4 full tales on spec in 24 hours. His editor at Pep is not on time and brief staffed. That evening, Veronica (Camila Mendes) desires Jughead to take her to see Diabolique, a French thriller about murderous college academics. However Jughead must provide you with 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 Hold Your Head within the Recreation. Dilton is brief, nearsighted and uncoordinated. He’s on the basketball crew and is made a pariah by his coach. Nobody can depart till everybody makes a basket, however Dilton simply can’t. The crew has to run laps till he sinks one. They run a number of laps. After observe, 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 hearth ax, heads again to the locker and hides. Later, Dilton is roofed in blood training free throws murmuring “Gotta maintain 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 trying out a portrait of Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) whereas Nana Rose serves him tea in entrance of a roaring fireplace. 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 he or she’s not in her proper thoughts.” She’s a intercourse fiend, or at the very least that’s form 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 desires to gentle a candle however Cheryl says “What we’re about to do is greatest finished in darkness”. ARchie survives the evening. I suppose she wasn’t a werewolf? The subsequent morning he heads downstairs with a smile on his face. Nana Rose explains what’s improper 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 end in sight.” Eep. 

Cheryl Blossom is the Riverdale town lepper


Jughead explains the ethical is “Curiosity killed the cat” or “Don’t’ do heavy petting at the hours of darkness with out safety.” Veronica says the ethical of the story is {that a} woman 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 presents her a beehive. The one catch: she will’t ever take it out or wash her hair, however she will 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 more. However late at evening, one thing very dangerous occurs. What? The subsequent 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 stuffed with spiders! The hairspray attracted a black widow spider who laid a bunch of eggs. As soon as these hatched, they ate their method into her mind. 
Black Widow Betty


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


My Higher Half  describes Archie to a T. “Archie is an effective egg, however a half wit in relation to resolution making.” You would 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 number of espresso. Betty and Veronica each find out about one another. They’re not joyful about it, however go together with it. Archie tells them each that they’re his favourite. Julian desires to know Archie’s secret. Archie explains that you simply inform them what they need 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 mentioned concerning the different. It’s a really The Boy Is Mine state of affairs. Like on the finish of that video, they determine to crew 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 a substitute 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 drugs. 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 women are all pictured as shallow, loopy killers. Jughead says it’s only a comedian guide, dismissing her considerations. This doesn’t fly. Jughead presents to take Veronica to the films, however she leaves as a substitute. The subsequent day, Veronica and Jughead are by means of. That’s too dangerous. I actually preferred them as a pair, if solely briefly. 


At one other assembly of the Riverdale city rulers, you recognize, 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 desires to punish the creators of comics to the fullest extent of the legislation. Jughead’s editor Fieldstone loves his tales a lot that he presents him a byline on his tales. No extra dwelling in anonymity. Uh oh. “Ladies come and go however your title in print? Now that’s a factor that may make individuals sit up and take discover.” Fieldstone has no concept how proper he’s.


This was positively one of many extra visually attention-grabbing episodes of Riverdale over the course of the whole collection, and one among most enjoyable episodes too. However a lot for that Uncle Frank cliffhanger on Riverdale final week, huh?