'Riverdale': What do we know about Stonewall's Quill and Skull secret society?

Jughead is officially inducted into the society after he had to smash a skull with a rock and got the ghostwriting contract from the Baxter Brothers.


                            'Riverdale': What do we know about Stonewall's Quill and Skull secret society?

This article contains spoilers for 'Riverdale' Season 4

In Episode 8, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) finds out that the members of the Quill and Skull literary society have all passed away in 'accidents' except for his grandfather and DuPont. Jughead refuses to transfer out when he got so close to solving the mystery of Stonewall Prep. What is Quill and Skull literary society and what do we know about it so far?

The questions that led to the discovery of the secret society were what happened to the Jughead's grandfather, why did DuPont steal the book series and did Chipping really commit suicide?

Jones found out that the original Baxter Brothers novel, a book series connected to the founding of Stonewall, was actually written by his grandfather Forsythe Jones I, even though it was credited to DuPont. After he asked for help in digging into the truth, Chipping committed suicide, which was not at all what it looked like. This mystery quest is what led them to the discovery of the Quill and Skull literary society at Stonewall.

After finding out that DuPont and Chipping had yearbook photos in which they were wearing pins from the society, he finds out that Bret was holding onto a suicide note that was planned to be planted on Chipping. Betty (Lili Reinhart) then also found a pin from the society in Donna's room after a quick game of 'Never Have I Ever'.

Jughead is convinced that Bret and Donna were somehow involved in the 'murder' of Chipping, it's not clear who from the Literally Salon is part of the Quill and Skull literary society. Betty does not believe Donna, and the investigative duo believes that the story was conjured up to protect the secret society and truth behind Chippings' death.

In Episode 9 'Tangerine', Jughead is officially inducted into the society after he had to smash a skull with a rock and got the ghostwriting contract from the Baxter Brothers by DuPont himself, leaving Bret quite unhappy. But this club only has two former members that have survived and Jughead now has the inclusive scoop — or so we think.

A fun tidbit: Fan theories say that since secret society like Quill and Skull exist, they're not surprised that 'Riverdale' has pulled modern-day references to cult-like behavior. 

'Riverdale' Season 4 airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on The CW. Episode 9 'Tangerine' was the mid-season finale. Stay tuned for updates about when to catch the rest of Season 4.

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