'Riverdale' Season 3: Episode 2 name and synopsis hint Archie's future might be in jeopardy
CW has now revealed the official synopsis for "Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men’s Eyes" - aka the second episode of Riverdale's upcoming third season, set to air on October 17
Considering that the new season of 'Riverdale' is coming out right at the time for Halloween, there's a high chance for the show to turn into a full-fledged horror, and not just the noir detective teen-drama it has been dabbling with so far.
This was established further by showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who recently shared a creepy new image of what has been dubbed as the 'Gargoyle King' - a new antagonist in the upcoming season, and which could potentially be a literal monster.
Yet that isn't the only horrifying aspect of the upcoming season.
As the premiere draws nearer, CW has now revealed the official synopsis for "Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men’s Eyes" - aka the second episode of Riverdale's upcoming third season, set to air on October 17.
And as hardcore fanatics of the show must have already popped the underlying easter egg in the title, there's a high chance that protagonist, Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) future is in heavy jeopardy.
It's clear from both the title and the official synopsis that things aren't looking good for our favorite red-haired hunk from Riverdale High. He is most probably going to get convicted in his murder trial - all thanks to Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos), which will probably result in him heading to jail right in the second episode of the season. This can be explained using ComicBook.com's interesting analysis about how "Riverdale continues its series-long streak of naming episodes after other books and films. In this instance, Fortune and Men's Eyes is a 1967 play and 1971 film written by John Herbert about a young man's experience in prison, exploring themes of homosexuality and sexual slavery."
Further, as the outlet notes, the official synopsis also says that "Archie navigates his new surroundings," meaning it could be a new surrounding in a prison cell! And what's worse? His new roommate could end up being Hal "Black Hood" Cooper (Lochlyn Munro), aka his best friend Betty's (Lili Reinhart) father, and the prime antagonist from the previous season.
And while it seems unlikely for a homoerotic indulgence to appear in Archie's plot, the outlet also notes that "the writers are seemingly giving Kevin Keller and his boyfriend Moose Mason more to do in the episode."
For those clueless, Archie was framed for murder by Hiram in the finale of season 2, and it is expected that the town is going to go pretty hard and leave no stone unturned for this trial to receive justice. But at the same time, the season 3 trailer, and given the speculation about Archie's time behind the bars, the trial's result won't be the most positive thing, or even in favour of Archie at all, for that matter.
Here's what the official synopsis by CW says:
FIRST DAY JITTERS
"After a gruesome discovery is made in the forest, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) team up to investigate Riverdale’s latest mystery.
As Archie (KJ Apa) navigates his new surroundings, Veronica (Camila Mendes) devises a plan to bring a bit of home to him. Elsewhere, when Moose (guest star Cody Kearsley) decides to join the RROTC, Kevin (Casey Cott) worries he may be pulling away from him.
Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Skeet Ulrich and Charles Melton also star. Jeff Woolnough directed the episode written by Michael Grassi."
Riverdale season 3 will premiere with its first episode 'Labour Day', on Wednesday, October 10, at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The second episode, 'Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men’s Eyes' will air on the following Wednesday, October 17, at the same time and network.