Riverdale's season 3 episode 4 didn't air this Halloween, fans upset, here's why
Fans took to social media to question why Riverdale's much-anticipated flashback episode has not aired yet
If you are wondering why Riverdale's season three episode four titled 'The Midnight Club' is not on Netflix then here's the bad news; the hit CW show is taking a mid-season break. A number of other TV shows including 'NCIS' and 'The Flash,' are also on the list for taking this hiatus mainly because of television coverage for the upcoming midterm elections that will be held on November 6.
The episode is now slated to air November 7 and given that the past three episodes of season three have already given us so much to digest, the break has only outraged fans who had marked 'Riverdale' as a Halloween must-watch, especially after the introduction of supernatural elements including the cult Farm and the Gargoyle King.
The last time we checked, Archie Andrews is still in prison, the Farm had found its way to Riverdale High, Betty Cooper and Jughead were investigating the mysterious board game Griffins and Gargoyles, and Veronica Lodge has opened her own speakeasy club. In episode four, fans were not only looking forward to the plot development, but also to the much-anticipated flashback episode, where the Riverdale teens would be playing the teen version of their parents.
The official episode description reads: "When Betty (Lili Reinhart) confronts Alice (Madchen Amick) about Gryphons and Gargoyles, Alice has no choice but to come clean about how she, along with a young Fred (KJ Apa), FP (Cole Sprouse), Hermoine (Camila Mendes), Hiram (guest star Michael Consuelos), Sierra (Ashleigh Murray), Penelope (Madelaine Petsch) and Tom (Casey Cott), played the game in the early 90’s – and how a shocking mystery has been plaguing them all ever since. Marisol Nichols, Charles Melton and Vanessa Morgan also star."
In episode two, we did see the parents of Riverdale come together to talk about the life-threatening game, so fans were eager to understand the mystery and at the same time see the teen version of the teens' parents. Many took to social media to vent their frustration.
i can’t believe that i was so excited to watch riverdale and eat my pancakes. and i find out there wasn’t even an episode that aired last night. wtffff— kayla;) (@silveira_kayla) November 1, 2018
Ok but why is #Riverdale taking a break already after only 3 episodes😤— Lidia (@lidiaatv) November 1, 2018
Pissed I woke up early too watch #Riverdale and they didn’t even come on last night !!!— ❤TupacDaughter (@MrsMakaveliCole) November 1, 2018
However, the good news is that the show was pushed back only for a week to accommodate public voting and the flashback episode to 1992 will be out next week paying homage to John Hughes’ classic film, 'The Breakfast Club,' where a group of teenagers from different background spend a Saturday detention together only to discover they have a lot more in common than they first thought.
The episode will also feature a cameo of The Breakfast Club's Michael Anthony Hall who played Brain Johnson in the film. Another star of 'The Breakfast Club,' Molly Ringwald, won’t be making an appearance in this episode, but she is set to play Archie’s mother, Mary Andrews, in future episodes.