Hasn’t anybody ever warned the RIVERDALE teens: don’t take candy from strangers, don’t accept rides from people you don’t know, and never ever dance with the devil? Well, in the next episode “When A Stranger Calls,” our RIVERDALE folks will fall deeper and deeper into the Black Hood’s rabbit-hole and all hope will seem lost, especially when one or two of our heroes is lured into a dangerous dance with the devil.
“When A Stranger Calls” is a fitting reference to the eerie circumstances that Betty (Lili Reinhardt) finds herself in as the Black Hood’s fixation and obsession with her deepens. But, like any good stalker, he has rules and pity the helpless fool, or in this case Betty, if she breaks one. Unfortunately, when you break one of the Black Hood’s rules, someone must pay the ultimate price. Betty is a “good girl,” but even she finds being put in a “gilded cage” a bit hard to live with, particularly as the Black Hood wants her to push away everyone who loves her and cares about her, or he will punish her by taking one away forever.
As Betty spirals out and is desperate to keep the Black Hood happy, Veronica’s (Camilla Mendes) old friend Nick St. Claire (Graham Phillips) comes to town, ruffling a few feathers along the way. With Veronica distracted with Nick’s unexpected arrival, Archie (KJ Apa) seems to be the only one that Betty can turn to.
So where is Jughead (Cole Sprouse)? Well, his decision to join the Southside Serpents puts him through a few trials of his own. It is not enough to pledge loyalty — there is a blood price to be paid as well.
With the bulls-eye on so many of the Riverdale inhabitants, who is going to protect them all? That answer will surprise you. It is cheer-worthy and hair-raising at the same time. And if you think for one second that all is well and ends well, do not be fooled. This is RIVERDALE after all.
To find out who saves who and who gets caught dancing with the devil, be sure to tune in for an all new episode of RIVERDALE on Wednesday, November 8th at 8:00 p.m. on the CW.
Preview of Chapter 18 “When A Stranger Calls”:
Video by Captain Swan-x “Archie and Betty: Happier”