In my own head cannon, they moved to Chicago, like archie should have, and they live very fulfilling and prosperous lives. They still do music and they’re like a cooler, poppier, blacker more mainstream version of Tegan and Sara.
The “legendary ska band Ska-vester Ska-llone” only had one song: “Stop Or My Mom Will Ska.” Jake, Gina, and stuck-in-the-‘90s Mikey (Paul Rust, lover of chemicals) skanking along to it somehow elevates the song.
Paul Rust, lover of chemicals
I counted in the review to make sure you spelled Todddddler with the correct 5 d’s. I don’t know why I did that. Of course you got it right.
You missed the best line of the episode:
If you haven’t read Latoya’s Blindspot piece, it’s well worth it.
“LaToya Ferguson 5: Blindspot”
LaToya, your Riverdale reviews are my favorite thing on this website. You absolutely need to take care of you. But self-servingly, I hope you come back after a restful break.
Well you went out on top, LaToya. Definitely one of your best reviews of the series, for the way your astute analysis and criticism never hide your genuine enthusiasm for the show. Plus you worked in references to Batman Forever *and* the Scooby-Doo movies, and you dropped a super exciting theory for the midseason…
When Betty sees the Black Hood inkblot she says butterfly. Then the next Gargoyle King one arguably looks even more like one. Her expression is priceless: “Monarch butterfly! CRAP! I just said that. I swear I’m not a obsessed lepidopterist! Can I get a do-over? Uh ... childhood jungle gym? Yeah that’s the ticket!”
Next season, Betty and Jughead will be investigating Tamagotchis possessed by the spirits of America’s most infamous serial killers, and it will be the greatest Riverdale storyline.
Veronica will be CEO of Lodge Industries and, during heavy layoffs, her bodyguard Archie will be roughing up union leaders. It will be…
My rule for Riverdale:
When the show makes KID STUFF into SOMETHING ADULT, like Dungeons & Dragons that’s addictive and dangerous, it’s very entertaining.
When the show makes SOMETHING ADULT into KID STUFF, like Veronica joining the mafia and opening a speakeasy for teenagers, it’s deeply stupid.
Yeah the story of this show is that everyone on this show has been driven to homelessness by Hiram’s evil.
I will say, that I do appreciate how Riverdale is taking one (if not the) defining characteristics of Ethel from the comics (her obsession with Jughead) and twisting it in that trademark Riverdale way.
Also, 2/3rds of this episode’s stories could’ve been resolved (okay, so maybe not Veronica not being able to run a…
Thanks for the great reviews LaToya! I will miss them. I am sympathetic that trying to seriously analyze this crazy show (as opposed to just making random goofy observations about it in the comments) could become a somewhat frustrating undertaking.
As crazy as it was, I bought last season that becoming a madam was Penelope’s lifelong dream, for some reason
The thing is, though? Neither Keller nor Fred are fantastic parents so much as they are passive instead of aggressively terrible at all times. Both clearly love their kids and want to keep them safe, but they also both have committed as many shady deeds as any other adult in this fucked up town.