'Riverdale' Season 4 Episode 19 Ending Explained: Here are all the possible suspects behind the videotapes

We take a look at some of the fan theories that have been doing the rounds after the episode


                            'Riverdale' Season 4 Episode 19 Ending Explained: Here are all the possible suspects behind the videotapes
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Spoilers for 'Riverdale' Season 4 Episode 19 'Killing Mr. Honey'

Let's get to Act 3 straightaway. Honey (Kerr Smith) receives a videotape after which he swiftly takes action and cancels prom. This results in the sleuthing trio of Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) and Charles (Wyatt Nash) smelling something fishy. Betty sits through a grueling minute-by-minute watch of the video that leads her to deduce that it is, in fact, Honey who is the man in the clip. When cornered and asked about it, Honey spills the beans and says he did it for the sake of protecting the teens. 

The aftermath sees Honey retire and move over to Stone Wall prep as their new principal. While the teens celebrate, his receptionist accuses them and details out his achievements. One of them included writing a letter of recommendation to University of Iowa suggesting that Jug would be a great fit for them. This leads to Jug reworking the story he had written about the teens killing Honey. While the original ending saw him dead, the revised version sees him knocked unconscious with Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) calling 911. 

The final minutes see Jug and Betty receive a new videotape of Veronica's cabin. When they reach the spot, they find a TV with a VCR that sees the Riverdale teens mercilessly stab Mr Hone to death. And now it's theory time.

Theory #1: Is Betty behind the tapes?

At this stage, it is not hard to rule her out. With the whole Dark Betty storyline introduced in the series, this could just be one of the instances where her killer-instinct acts up, theorize fans. However, the bigger question is why? What would have triggered Betty to terrorize the town that has been her home all her life? 

Theory #2: Charles and Chic

We can't argue with this one. The sinister lovers have always seemed to be a step ahead of the teens and this could just be one of their nefarious schemes to haunt Riverdale. If dressing up as the Gargoyle King wasn't enough, Chic (Hart Denton) has a faithful partner in Charles, who is yet to show the world he has a dark side and some dark plans. 

Theory #3: Hiram Lodge

Yeah, we get it. The dude redefines mafia. But if there's one scheming, sly and dangerous man in Riverdale, it has to be him. With the muscle and minions, he has at his fingertips, he could be the mastermind behind the tapes. There is that obvious question of how he could track every moment of the teens, but duh, haven't you heard of moles?

Theory #4: Mr X

The theory of an unknown person orchestrating this plan can't be ruled out. There have been multiple villains over the course of the series, some new and some old. So is this one of them? There are quite a few of them out there — Terry, Evelyn, Terry.

Only Season 5 can tell who the evil genius is?

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