Jughead's not fazed, but he should be. Penny is back following her banishmemt from the Serpents by Jughead and his friends. The initiation process is literally just Jughead having to take care of a dog. Clair, is coming to Riverdale with his parents to see the SoDale Project Hiram's working on. While Nick is in Riverdale, he plans a wild night. Over at South Side High, the Serpents are still salty about the rainy fist fight they had with the Red Circle and the article Alice Cooper wrote condemning the South Side. He has to choose between them and Riverdale read: Betty.
Apparently, Jughead wants to become a Serpent to keep the gang from from waging an all-out war against the North Side. Inside there's—wait for it—a black hood, and he instructs her to put it on and look in the mirror. Bummer, this means no more hot shirtless dudes wearing masks and screaming nonsense. But there's one rule she must remember, according to Chic—never give your name, address, or phone number. Finally, Archie turns to Kevin Casey Cott for help making things right. The Sheriff keeps turning up at Jughead's trailer to interrogate him and the other Serpents about.
Now, if Veronica wanted to hurt her parents, she would likely go after one of their business ventures. After asking Veronica to help get him into an upcoming boxing tournament, Archie quickly learns he may be in over his head. Meanwhile, Betty works with a surprising ally to piece together clues about a series of deaths in the town. Which is essentially just the Serpents beating the shit out of him. Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High. Elsewhere, Jughead starts his first day at Southside High and is befriended by a Southside Serpent named Toni, while Kevin's attempt at having a little fun causes Betty to grow concerned for his safety. Season 3, Episode 13 February 27, 2019 Season 3, Episode 13 February 27, 2019 Veronica attempts to steer Hiram away from the drug business, but Gladys' return to Riverdale throws a wrench into her plan.
Betty and Jughead return to familiar ways following their suspension from the school newspaper, and Betty feels confident enough to ask Jughead if anything happened between him and Toni. Jughead, naturally, flips out when he hears this and pleads with them to change their plan. To be honest, though, I think Jughead's the worst no matter where he lives. Meanwhile, gave into the principal's demands and issued an apology about the Red Circle. He then goes to a Serpent bar, in his father's Serpent jacket, and says he's ready to fully join the gang.
But since Serpents are members for life, Jug has no right banishing Penny, and the Serpents decide to have a vote to determine whether Jughead should be thrown out for his actions. As Hiram's new right-hand man, Archie looks after the Lodge patriarch's guests at the poker game. Nick does like the Pussycats, though, and he invites them and Veronica to a party he's hosting. It's all a mess, and it ends with Jughead jumping head first into his final Serpent challenge. Since the arrival of Toni a couple episodes ago, the future of Bughead has dominated a lot of the conversations about Riverdale season 2. Veronica and Nick have some mild flirtation, but, like Archie's way hotter so I'm not concerned.
Season 3, Episode 7 December 5, 2018 Season 3, Episode 7 December 5, 2018 Fearful that he will be caught, Archie hits the road and ends up at a farm outside Riverdale, where he meets Laurie Lake. Meanwhile, Alice takes extreme measures to ensure Betty's safety from the Gargoyle King, and Betty finds herself up against a formidable foe from her past. Archie explains he's attempting to get closer to Veronica's dad by interning for him, but the agent isn't satisfied. Cheryl invites herself because she's iconic. Betty and Jughead follow a lead to the junkyard, and the manager tells them a very tall man in a Serpent jacket came looking for bike parts last week, but suspiciously spent some time by an old fridge freezer.
However, when Alice takes things one step too far, Betty is forced to come face-to-face with someone from her past. Because his actions beheading the town's statue have put the Serpents in so much danger, Tallboy is immediately voted out of the Serpents. It's a noble gesture, but does he really think they're going to listen to him? Finally, Cheryl and Penelope are surprised when they learn that Clifford left a secret will, and Jughead makes a major discovery in his quest to take down Hiram. Following the closure of Southside High in last week's episode, the land on which the school stands was subject to a quick sale. The strange man who was looking for Chic is seemingly dead on the floor, surrounded by a pool of blood. Meanwhile, Veronica's attempt to prove Archie's innocence lands her in hot water.
The statue's head was stashed inside. In Season 2 Episode 12, Archie continues his internship with Hiram Lodge, while Veronica's Catholic confirmation brings the gang together—and some unsavory characters to town. Your laptop can't get you out of this, bud! Hiram, of course, has the associate killed. I should be scared, but I'm cackling. Finally, Veronica welcomes her old friend Nick St. She invites the entire gang and her extended family to town.