'Riverdale' season 4: 'Dog Day Afternoon' teases presence of a new Blossom member, and it may very well be Julian
This article contains spoilers for 'Riverdale' season 4 episode 3: 'Dog Day Afternoon'
We don't know what to say. It isn't Halloween yet, but Riverdale is bent on giving its viewers the chills. And it isn't the Halloween special episode either. 'Dog Day Afternoon' was a manic chapter and amidst a crazy villain, a bomb and a bully, there's this whole Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) storyline that teases the presence of a new member of the Blossom family.
Cheryl hears her grandmother Nana Rose (Barbara Wallace) croak in some nighttime fugue state. The lady mistakes Cheryl for Penelope (Nathalie Boltt). "Penelope, there you are," Nana tells Cheryl, assuming she is her mom, "I thought I saw the triplets burning in the fire."
At the moment, we have no idea who the triplets are. Fans have theorized the new member could be Julian Blossom, Cheryl and Jason's brother. In the comic storyline, 'Blossoms 666,' a five-issue comic book miniseries published by Archie Horror, Julian was the first-born taken away by cultists. The other theory was that Polly's children, Juniper and Dagwood, had another twin who was presumably hidden off by Penelope. While this comes across as a far-fetched theory, it's Riverdale. Just about anything is possible!
The other logical and possible theory comes from Refinery29. The site says Nana is speaking about her sons in the episode. It was originally assumed Cheryl's dead dad Cliff Blossom (Barclay Hope) was a twin. What if he was a secret triplet instead?
This would suggest Cliff hung his own brother to fake his death in season 1. The other brother, Claudius, was murdered in season 3. However, Cliff is still alive and kicking. Presumably, plotting something sinister too.
Our money is on Julian.
Who do you think is the new Blossom? 'Riverdale' season 4 airs Wednesdays 8 pm on The CW.