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Riverdale S3E20 Recap – Prom Night – The Beat

Riverdale Prom Night

Ah, promenade night time. All the time a go to trope for highschool films and tv exhibits. No one in real life cares extra about prom night time than fictional characters do. And in a world with as a heightened sense of dramatic rigidity as Riverdale, I anticipate promenade night time to be additional excessive stakes.

This episode begins scorching on the heels of the place last episode ended. Investigators take a look at the charred stays of the jail bus transporting Hal from his previous jail to Hiram’s new jail. Betty and Veronica roll up. Betty is convinced that the Black Hood is back. Skeet tells her that there were 6 bodies on that bus and 6 heads discovered on scene. Betty gained’t consider her serial killer dad is actually lifeless until she sees a body.

Molly Ringwald returns to Riverdale! It’s been some time since we’ve last seen Mary Andrews. I’m wondering if she’s going to develop into a daily part of the forged in mild of Luke Perry’s current passing.

Sweet Number 8 Tattoo

Betty warns Alice that Hal may still be on the market, but Alice believes Hal died within the crash and refuses to hear something totally different. Farm Dad talked Alice into a new tattoo. It’s the number 8? Okay… Simply kidding, it’s an infinity image. I assume Farm Dad is massive fan of Thanos.

JB tells Jughead about her G&G games with Ricky. The Gargoyle King was at her recreation, she tells him very nonchalantly. He gave her a quest to seek out the Gargoyle Gospel. Skeet is combing junkyards looking for it. Is that this Gospel one thing the Gargoyle King truly misplaced and wishes recovered or one thing the Gargoyle King planted? I really feel like it’s all a arrange, but I say that each week. “Own your paranoia, Billy.” That’s my motto with Riverdale nowadays.

Shirtless KJ is the Solely KJ

Riverdale Prom Night Shirtless Archie KJ Apa Boxing

Shirtless KJ Apa makes an early look. We haven’t even had the title card but! Veronica is now Archie’s struggle supervisor. She’s investing in his fitness center too, in addition to proudly owning Pops and proudly owning and working La Bon Nui. Veronica Lodge: 17-year previous small city mogul.

Cheryl’s not in her Farm whites at college. What provides? Oh, she’s operating for junior promenade queen.

Betty asks Jughead to prom. Archie and Veronica both eye one another like they’d like the opposite one to ask. Man, has Josie even been out of town for every week yet?

Archie tells his mother that he plans to go professional as a boxer. She’s not too eager on this this plan.

Deadeye Betty Cooper shoots targets on the range. Overlook the Serpents; Skeet should deputize her. Dr. Curdle Jr calls Betty to tell her that one of the arms on the scene of the accident matches Hal’s fingerprints. Hal is lifeless! Or more doubtless, Hal has one hand, Jaime Lannister type.

Riverdale Prom Night Betty Cooper shooting guns

Does Jughead Go to Class at All Anymore?

Jughead skips faculty to satisfy his dad at a junkyard. In a hollowed out seat on a Gargoyle Gang vandalized bus, Jughead finds the Gargoyle Gospel! He pockets it as an alternative of giving it to his dad. WTF, Jughead?

Riverdale Prom Night Jughead finds the Gargoyle Gospel

Archie provides Veronica the signed permission type allowing him to battle. Seems to be like Mrs. Andrews changed her thoughts about Battle Night Archie. Archie asks Veronica to prom. Cheryl is politicking heavily for prom queen. She will get in hassle with Farm Woman. Operating for prom queen goes towards the tenets of the Farm. Cheryl counters that Farm Woman is 30 and has been to a few dozen proms at this level. Level: Cheryl.

Jughead will get heavy into Gargoyle lore from the Gargoyle Gospel. Betty reins him in, stating that the Gargoyle King is just another serial killer, like her dad.

In a dialog between Archie and his mom, it becomes clear that Mrs. Andrews isn’t on the Struggle Night Archie practice and didn’t signal his permission type to box. Seems like he cast it. Oh, Archie. There’s no method this could come back to haunt you.

Kurtz’s Post-mortem

At Kurtz’s post-mortem, it’s revealed that Kurtz had the same tattoos as earlier Gargoyle King victims. Jughead factors out that within the Gargoyle Gospel, it says individuals need these symbols to ascend, and I all of a sudden understand how annoying I sound to friends and family once I deliver up the newest Recreation of Thrones fan principle video I obsessed over on YouTube.

Riverdale Prom Night Kurtz's autopsy

A Navy recruiter exhibits as much as the Andrews home to satisfy with Archie and his mom. Mary and the recruiter know one another from their school days. They roomed at  “Sarah Florence” together. Mary isn’t down with Archie boxing, but she is down with Archie boxing for the Navy. Did the Navy pay for this episode of Riverdale? This dialog here seems like a heavy handed Navy recruitment ad aimed toward high schoolers.

Betty and Jughead question the tattoo artist that labored on Kurtz. The tattoo artist tells them he did the same tattoo on one other man a few yr ago. “Sandy hair, blue eyes, weirdly magnetic?” “Yup.” Farm Dad?

The Candidate No Extra

Talking of Farm Dad, he speaks to Cheryl about campaigning for Prom Queen. He doesn’t need her doing it, and threatens to limit her access to Jason if she keeps campaigning. Cheryl instantly drops out of the race.

Veronica takes out a mortgage on Pops to assist renovate Archie’s health club.

More shirtless KJ. Who’re we who are so fortunate? Archie is 6 lbs obese for the struggle. Uh-oh. And the battle has been moved to the same night time as his naval boxing audition. Double uh-oh!

Riverdale Prom Night Shirtless KJ Apa Archie weighs in for boxing

Betty theorizes that Farm Dad came upon about G&G from Alice when Alice first visited and the Farm after which co-opted it to his ends.

Lose Weight Now; Ask Archie How

Archie jumps rope in heavy sweats in an try and reduce weight. And he must have two fights on Friday.

Betty barges in on a Farm meeting, accusing Farm Dad of being the Gargoyle King. He invites her to hitch the meeting. Farm Dad has the same number eight tattoo (sorry, I can’t let this lame joke go). He takes his shirt off to show to Betty that he doesn’t have Gargoyle tattoos, and to seemingly exhibit his 6 pack abs and lack of any water weight. Rattling, I have to get on the Farm food regimen! Hmm, blue eyes, sandy hair, charismatic. Might it have been Hal who obtained the tattoo?

Riverdale Prom Night Edgar shows off his body

Mad Dog and Archie practice Apollo and Rocky type in an try and get Archie right down to battle weight. I’m fairly positive KJ Apa has been shirtless greater than shirted this episode. By Friday night time, struggle night time, he makes weight.

Riverdale Prom Night Mad Dog and Archie training

Jughead reads from the Gargoyle Gospel, “After the false prophet is sacrificed, the shire have a bacchanal to celebrate the coronation of the Gryphon Queen. Upon her crowning, the Gryphon Queen will ensure the King’s arrival by subjugating herself and declaring that the one true monarch of Eldirvare is the Gargoyle King.” Am I watching too much Recreation of Thrones or are the Riverdale writers? Jughead needs to get Betty crowned promenade queen, to satisfy the prophecy and draw out the Gargoyle King. Cheryl is the chair of the prom committee. The prom’s theme is Hearth and Ice. Is this extra Recreation of Thrones symbolism? Betty needs to vary it to Medieval Occasions. Cheryl might care less and agrees shortly. She’s utterly disinvested now that she will’t run for queen. I gained’t lie, it’s bizarre to see Cheryl this broken.

Double Battle Night

Riverdale Prom Night Veronica and Archie getting out of Veronica's car

Damn, Veronica has a nice journey. Archie is bummed. He lost his first battle of the day offscreen. He’s bruised and beat up, which I assume he didn’t see coming? Veronica needs to reschedule the Navy audition, but Archie needs to continue. They arrive late to his sparring battle with Fangs. Veronica spins a story about Archie having food poisoning, however Archie comes out from the again ready to struggle. Nobody says anything about his recent bruises. Archie is in worse form that everybody thought. He hits the bottom moving into the ring. On the spot KO!

Riverdale Prom Night Archie knocked out

The Poisons and Serpents choose a truce for promenade. They’re teaming up along with Betty and Jughead to take down the Gargoyle King.

Hey, I Majored in Poli Sci!

Archie wakes up on his fitness center office’s couch. Veronica got here clear to Archie’s mom. Mrs. Andrews is just not proud of Archie’s newest spherical of dangerous selections. Archie doesn’t need to be a part of the Navy or go to school. He declares both a dropping battle for him. I imply, he has some extent. Archie needs to see how far his fists can take him. Mother needs him to look more huge picture. Nobody is asking you to go to Yale, Archie. Just box for a state faculty and coast via a Comms or Poli Sci major.

Pop breaks some crazy information to Veronica that he had been holding again on. She doesn’t truly personal Pops or La Bon Nui. Hiram gave Veronica a pretend deed. She’s been working for her father, not herself. Veronica needs revenge. I’m unsure I absolutely get how she doesn’t personal La Bon Nui, because it didn’t exist till after she “bought” Pops. Positive, perhaps he doesn’t personal Pops or the land it sits on, however La Bon Nui is a separate business from Pops, not simply Pops After Dark, right? If not, she’s not the 17-year previous mogul I assumed she was earlier on this recap.

Ren Faire at Riverdale

The entire faculty was very fast to undertake the Ren Faire at Riverdale prom theme. It’s superb what number of very detailed medieval costumes have been acquired prior to now two days. Amazon should have an entire bunch of Prime eligible Ren Faire costume choices. That, or everybody at Riverdale Excessive is up to now down the G&G path that that they had these in their closets already.

Betty is operating unopposed for promenade queen but packs the ballot box regardless. It’s so jarring to see Betty not in a ponytail. Cheryl is bristling at being reduce out from the promenade queen election. For a minute, I feel she’s going to make a last minute run on the election, but that doesn’t come to cross.

Riverdale Prom Night Betty stuffs the ballot box

A masked man provides Betty a word type the Gargoyle King. She’s been summoned to the room where the first Ascension Night was held…alone. She sneaks out of promenade and down the hall. Simply in time to overlook her personal coronation. Her identify is announced, but Betty is nowhere to be discovered.

Ascension Night: The Remake

Betty makes her option to the women room the place Alice noticed all of the Gargoyle graffiti at Ascension Night I. Gargoyle graffiti covers the partitions immediately too. Two chalices are on the sink. Betty says, “Not gonna happen” and leaves without consuming. The Gargoyle King is waiting for her in the hall. She stands up to him and pulls a gun. Somebody knocks her down earlier than can hearth. It’s the Black Hood! Betty flees to the newspaper workplace and it seems like there’s a lifeless woman on the ground. Is that Farm Woman? The Black Hood breaks in after her. Betty brains the Hood with a vase and runs. The Hood hasn’t talked in any respect here so we don’t know if it’s Hal or not. This Black Hood does appear to have only one hand, the other being an extended hook.

Riverdale Prom Night Betty and a dead Eleanor

The doorways back to the fitness center are chained up, so Betty retains operating. The Black Hood pursues. She flees to the showers and turns all of them on. One other lifeless physique! The Black Hood drags his hook on the partitions and I’m like “Please stop doing that.”  Betty hits him with a hockey stick however he no sells hit like he’s the Undertaker. She runs to the same closet the principal was found lifeless in after Ascension Night I. She calls Jughead, but in the mild of the telephone sees one other body within the closet. The Hood is breaking his method in. but then stops. Jughead knocks on the door and Betty comes out. She tells Jughead that the Black Hood is again.

The Subsequent Day

Skeet interviews Betty and Jughead. Betty believes it was all a setup. Skeet isn’t indignant that Jughead pocketed the Gospel without telling him? Not even one “boy”? Wait, have been those bodies that Betty truly saw? Did somebody drug her with hallucinogens throughout prom? How much of that was actually real?

Archie and his mother talk about his future over breakfast. He says, “I tried music, I tried football.” And I all I can assume is perhaps attempt seeing something by way of for as soon as Archie. I can’t consider I’m truly missing “But my music” Archie from season one.

Betty heads to the Farm and tells Alice concerning the night time before. Alice refuses to consider her. Betty wrns her that Hal could be coming right here subsequent. She knows he’s missed about Alice’s remarrying and her plans to boost his grandkids at the Farm. Farm Dad suggests that Betty keep right here for at the Farm for cover. Is it actually that protected a place? Betty appears to sneak in here day by day unannounced.

Who Was That Hooded Man?

Okay, so is the Black Hood working for the Gargoyle King? Was that even Hal in the Black Hood getup at promenade? Was that Black Hood even real or only a hallucination? Wanting at the still above, that undoubtedly seems like Farm Woman lifeless on the bottom in the newspaper office. Both that was her and she or he’s lifeless (most unlikely), or she was either pretending to be lifeless (cementing the Farm-Gargoyle King connection) or Betty hallucinated it. Right now, I’m leaning in the direction of drugged Betty hallucinating elements of tonight’s chase. I don’t consider Farm Woman is lifeless. I undoubtedly consider a handless Hal survived the bus crash, however I’m unsure I consider that was Hal within the Black Hood rise up on promenade night time. As we get nearer to the Riverdale season finale, the nearer we get to this thriller unraveling and the reveal of  true id (or identities) of the Gargoyle King.


Did you catch final week’s recap of Riverdale S3E19: Worry the Reaper?