'Riverdale' Season 4 Episode 19 Preview: Fantasy or reality? Either way, things look bad for Principal Honey
That the final episode of 'Riverdale' Season 4 is ending as a cliffhanger shouldn't come as a surprise. It wasn't meant to be the finale in the first place as at this point there are more questions than sequences tying up storylines. Synopsis for the episode titled 'Killing Mr. Honey' makes it pretty clear that Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) is working on a crime-fantasy with principal Honey (Kerr Smith) as the pivotal character.
The synopsis reads: "After receiving a letter from the University of Iowa asking him to submit a story, Jughead works on a twisted tale about the gang's revenge fantasy against Principal Honey for all the ways he's ruined their senior year."
The teen drama has made no secret of the fact that just about every teen in Riverdale High has their own score to settle with Honey. The promo sees the discussion between the teens getting rid of their principal and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) suggests the best way to do that is to kill him.
There is a team comprising of Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), Betty, Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), Jug, and Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton). The 30-second promo shows Honey being attacked by the teens in masks, tied to a chair and punched in the face by Reggie.
You can watch the clip below:
The earliest hint that this would be part of Season 4's storyline was given by Mädchen Amick, who plays Alice Cooper on the show and is also the director of this episode. According to EW, the episode will follow the kids and Principal Honey, whom they've been at odds with all season. "There’s a mixture of some fantasy of what they want to do to Mr. Honey and some reality of what ends up happening to Mr. Honey," she said.
Going by her statement, it also looks like there might be some harsh punishment on the way for Honey considering he was seen in the sleazy CD store in the previous episode.
That might be the "reality" part of the story, but again this is just pure speculation. This also means the Charles-Chic storyline (Played by Wyatt Nash & Hart Denton) takes a backseat. This is also probably due to the fact the episodes weren't shot after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic halted production.
This also implies there will be a major twist in the plotline for Season 5. There were speculations of the new season seeing a form of a time jump, but with this, it might seem like the sinister duo plot has to be resolved before any new changes ring in the not-so-quaint town of Riverdale.
'Riverdale' Season 4 airs Wednesdays 8 pm ET on The CW.