Countdown to 'Riverdale' Season 3 has officially begun. As credits rolled after the finale of Season 2, we had a number of burning questions in our minds and we are hopeful that this upcoming season will answer them all.
Since it's been a while since the second season, here's the recap of the much-loved show based on the characters of Archie Comics. Given the fact that the cast of 'Riverdale' pretty much swept all major categories at this year's Teen Choice Awards, it will be no surprise if the ever-growing popular show will have the biggest audience till date for tonight's episode.
With major cliffhangers at the end of Season 2, starting right from Archie's arrest to another Black Hood on the loose, here are the pointers and the plot-twists to look forward to in Season 3.
Do what it takes to survive. New episodes of #Riverdale return Wednesday, October 10 on The CW! pic.twitter.com/nrPmpCDKVw— Riverdale (@CW_Riverdale) August 29, 2018
The red-head protagonist's legal woes worsen as Penelope Ann Miller joins the cast as Ms. Wright, Riverdale's new district attorney who is determined to put Archie behind bars. Set-up by Hiram Lodge, Archie was last seen arrested for the murder of Cassidy Bullock, a robber at Lodge's getaway residence.
The press release for Season 3 reads like a warning: "The savvy, eloquent Ms. Wright is the prosecuting attorney in charge of handling Archie’s case. With a conviction in mind, she will weave together disparate moments of Archie’s young life to portray him as a dangerous, violent sociopath who is capable of committing a heinous crime."
And guess what? She will be successful in doing so because the trailers make it evident that Archie will be serving some jail-time.
Expect a musical... Again!
After the success of Season 2's musical adaptation of the classic 1988 horror movie 'Carrie: The Musical,' Season 3 will feature another dance and song number, which will of course be a dark and bloody one, with guesses lying on 'Sweeney Todd,' and 'Little Shop of Horrors.'
It has also been reported that musicals will be an annual thing for 'Riverdale', because why not? Roerto Aguirre-Sacasa, the showrunner, did write the book for the American Psycho musical. Adding more to the musical is Veronica's new ownership of Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe, where she announced in Season 2 that she plans to open a cabaret in the diner’s old speakeasy space where North and Southsiders could come together. This means harmony, and harmony means music, so there are high chances of 'Josie and the Pussycats' performing in the old-new hangout place.
The fourth episode, aka the throwback episode
What's even more thrilling than the musical is the flashback episode where the teens will play the younger version of their parents. Executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed that the fourth episode of Season 3 will be an all-flashback episode titled 'The Midnight Club', a dark spin on 'The Breakfast Club', set in the '80s that will focus on the teenage versions of the Riverdale parents.".... And Cami [Camila Mendes] will be playing a young Hermione, Cole [Sprouse] will be playing a young FP, KJ [Apa] will dye his hair brown and play a young Fred Andrews," he told reporters.
It was also reported that Lili Reinhart, who will play the young Alice Cooper, played by Mädchen Amick had been "studying" Amick's iconic role as Shelly Johnson in 'Twin Peaks' to prepare for the episode. How exciting can it get?
Discovery of The Farm
Well, looks like Alice will officially be in some sort of cult next season.#Riverdale pic.twitter.com/yMzbuqqJLl— Mädchen Amick Fan (@FansMadchen) July 22, 2018
We first heard about The Farm in Season 1 episode 6 when Polly tells Betty that she and Jason Blossom were planning to run off to 'The Farm' after they found out that she was pregnant.
Sure! We thought The Farm is a beautiful agricultural place, but the trailers and previews have made it evident that The Farm is a cult. This cult plot will be a major part of the drama this season, and Alice Cooper will play a significant role in it. There are speculations that Alice Cooper will be in grave danger as she tries to escape the cult, but we are not sure how that will turn out. Also, in the 30-second trailer, we see a mysterious twig horned monster that appears to Betty. We cannot help but assume that this has something to do with the cult as new supernatural villains make entry into Riverdale. So, is it goodbye time for the mystery of Black Hood?
Chic is back. So will Charles?
A cult is among the Coopers? Where’s Chic when you need him? #Riverdale pic.twitter.com/LanpYFKMjT— 🐝Gregory Van Loan🍹 (@gradioactive4) October 11, 2018
Fans strongly believe that Alice Cooper and FP Jones' son Charles is not dead despite what the imposter Chic said about him murdering his ex-roommate.
Fans have placed a wild guess that Ben (Moses Thiessen), a recurring character on the show, is actually Charles Cooper. Even if that is or is not the case, what's evident is Chic's return. Despite of the fact that Betty Cooper released him to be killed by the Black Hood, his dead body was never shown. Added to that, Mädchen Amick, who plays Alice Cooper, gave a big spoiler on Instagram as captured by the fan.
But there is less to fret about Chic's return because he is the one who identifies Charles, so his return could imply Charles' return too!