'Riverdale' season 3: The curse of the twins

Hal Cooper aka the Black Hood who belongs to the Blossom family may have an evil twin carrying out other serial killing in his absence, but do you know about the twin curse?


                            'Riverdale' season 3: The curse of the twins

As Riverdale's Season 2 concluded with the arrest of Hal Cooper as the Black Hood, another serial killer instantly appeared, making the fans quickly believe that Hal Cooper may have a twin. The assumption is plausibly granted that the show, loosely based on Archie Comics, boasts so many twin characters. Season 3 may introduce us to more while shattering the idea that Cheryl and dead Jason Blossoms were twins in the first place, as fan theories go.

The original twins that kick-started the show were Cheryl and Jason, who were best friends before Jason's demise during the unfortunate trip down Sweetwater River. As "twincest" rumors grew among the fans, Madelaine Petsch, who plays Cheryl was prompted to address that Jason was a father figure for Cheryl and he was very much in love with Polly Cooper.

But here's the new catch; even if fans believed in the "twincest" case, Season 3 has led us to speculate that the OG twins were not twins in the first place, no wonder the Blossom twin curse was not applicable (details later). Shocking as it is, it also makes sense because we have constantly wondered since Season 1, how could  Clifford Blossom kill his own son.

The answer lies in the theory that Penelope Blossom had an affair with both the Blossom brothers, as she is currently with Claudius plotting to kill her mother-in-law, Nana Rose. Claudius made a dramatic entrance in Season 2 that led to Cheryl fainting because she never knew her father had a twin who was sent in exile.

Cheryl and Jason Blossom
Cheryl and Jason Blossom

And then we are introduced to the surprise twins; Clifford and Claudius Blossom. The back story, as Claudius gently narrates to Cheryl goes like this; Claudius was the twin being groomed to inherit the Blossom family fortune, but on his 14th birthday, Clifford pointed a rifle at his face and warned him about the Blossom family curse.

According to which, one Blossom twin always meets a violent end, often at the hands of the other, so Clifford told his brother that he would spare his life if Claudius disappeared from town. Claudius ran away, joined the Marines and did not return to Riverdale until he heard that Clifford had died.

 

Claudius Blossom
Claudius Blossom

The inception of the Blossom family curse dates back generations along with the revelation that Grandfathers Blossom and Coopers were twins, all along. Hal's great-grandfather was killed by great-grandfather Blossom. In a creepy monologue of Season 2, Hal Cooper admits to everything; from being the Black Hood, to killing everyone, to being a general psychopath explaining the complicated family history and relation to the Conway family. The reason why Hal's father killed the Conway family was because they discovered that Blossoms and Coopers were related and the crimes they had committed when it came to their Maple Syrup business.

Hal's mother then told an 8-year-old Hal to convince Svenson Cooper, (the first Black Hood suspect), to accuse an innocent man of killing his family to save Hal's dad. Hal's mother further told Hal that the Conways were sinners who deserved to die and that their town needs to do better. So when Betty said something similar at the Jubilee in season one, it triggered the memory in Hal to become the Black Hood. So if the Blossom twin curse continues, then we have to watch out for Polly Cooper's twin babies with Jason Blossom.



 

In Season 2, Polly gave birth to twins Juniper and Dagwood, which is not surprising given the situation in Riverdale and the plot to keep the family curse going. Coopers are Blossoms anyway, but now what makes us cringe, is not only the names of the twins but the fact that their father is Jason Blossom, who after the big reveal, turns to be Polly's second cousin.

Given the fact that a Blossom twin always meets a violent end (remember the curse?), it is only obvious that one of Polly's twins will find themselves in danger at some point in Season 3, but with what we have seen in the trailer, the twins are almost laid to be sacrificed in the hands of cult-ensnared Polly and Alice Cooper. 

Hopeful that the babies are not going to die in that sacrificial position above the burning furnace, the Blossom twin curse will still not escape them years down the line when one kills another. Twin gene pool runs deep in Riverdale and so does evil, so can we say Betty and Dark Betty are twins? Well, that may be a bit farfetched, but you see, Riverdale isn't a drama at all without the twin plot, so no wonder we have new doubles introduced each new season.

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