'Riverdale' Season 4 Episode 4 preview: 'Halloween' videotapes haunt the town's residents while old foes return to spook Betty

While we have to wait until the episode airs to know more about Betty and Cheryl's plotlines, what we do know is Archie attends the Halloween party dressed as his comic book superhero alter-ego, Pureheart the Powerful


                            'Riverdale' Season 4 Episode 4 preview: 'Halloween' videotapes haunt the town's residents while old foes return to spook Betty

'Riverdale' may have had a quiet start with a heartfelt tribute to Fred Andrews (The Late Luke Perry), but the express chugged on soon after in typical 'Riverdale' fashion.

Steamy sex, hunky teens with washboard abs, charming women, a bit of mystery, some outlandish plotlines (you know what we are talking about if you have watched Episode 3) and finally, some high school. 

This seems like its just the start and there's more steam that the series will pick up in due course. Episodes 2 and 3 hardly wasted time setting up new changes.

For starters, it's Jug (Cole Sprouse) kicking off his terms at Stonewall Prep and Veronica (Camila Mendes) is now Veronica Luna. The Farm has finally been disbanded and now just one mystery remains — that ominous spring break. 

There's time though. And 20 episodes are surely more than enough to explain Jug's absence, the life of the teens at Riverdale High and some unsolved mysteries.

Ahead of episode four, The CW released the promo and the official synopsis. Guess old foes are surfacing again. 

Titled 'Halloween', the synopsis to the episode reads, "When ominous videotapes begin appearing on doorsteps across Riverdale, widespread fear quickly returns to the town. At Stonewall Prep, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns about a series of mysterious disappearances that have occurred to former students at the school."

"Meanwhile, Archie’s (KJ Apa) plan to create a safe space for the town's kids gets derailed when some unwanted visitors crash their Halloween party. Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) comes face to face with trouble, while Betty's (Lili Reinhart) past comes back to haunt her," the synopsis adds.

Lastly, a haunting a Thistlehouse rocks Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Toni (Vanessa Morgan) to their core. Madchen Amick, Skeet Ulrich, Casey Cott, and Charles Melton also star in the episode. Erin Feeley directed the episode written by Janine Salinas Schoenberg (#404).



 

Breaking it down, the videotapes were teased in the final minutes of 'Dog Day Afternoon'. While we are yet to know what situation Ronnie is in, the promo shows the Gargoyle King and the Black Hood return to haunt Betty.

Last we saw, her dad, Hal Cooper (Lochlyn Munro) was shot dead in the season three finale and Chic was the demented Gargoyle King who is languishing in jail. Or is he?  It's easy to dismiss their appearances as visions, but it is Riverdale and nobody's dead and nothing is what it seems. 

And hopefully, the episode pays attention to Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch). Demented and delusional seems like an understatement, but with the whole triplet theory, only heaven knows what's going on.

Meanwhile, Stonewall Prep has creepy written all over it and naturally, the sleuth in Jug comes alive when he hears of mysterious disappearances. Time to put the detective hat on, Forsythe. 

While we have to wait until the episode airs to know more about Betty and Cheryl's plotlines, what we do know is Archie attends the Halloween party dressed as his comic book superhero alter-ego, Pureheart the Powerful.

It's interesting to see the route taken for the Halloween special episode considering this is the first-ever Halloween-dedicated chapter on the series. 

What are your thoughts on the return of the Gargoyle King and the Black Hood? 'Riverdale' airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on The CW.

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