Riverdale went full-on ’50s this week with a very good old style sock hop… however you didn’t assume we’d have a season of Riverdale and not using a little bloodshed, did you?
A freshly mind-wiped Jughead discovers that Pep Comics stole a narrative of his that he submitted they usually rejected, so he walks proper all the way down to their workplace to complain. (That’s what you probably did again in these days.) The editor waves off his declare, saying there aren’t any unique tales and factors to a file cupboard stuffed with half-formed concepts simply ready for a author. Jughead volunteers for a try-out, and Ethel Muggs (who we haven’t seen since Season 4!) would love an opportunity to do the illustrations, too. In the meantime, Cheryl declares a sock hop at college, the place Kevin’s band will likely be performing. Toni says Fangs and his rock band might carry out, too… and she or he does a bit gentle flirting with Cheryl, too, which leaves Miss Blossom very flustered.
Archie wants some dance classes earlier than Veronica will go to the sock hop with him, so he turns to his outdated pal Betty, who tries to indicate him how one can do the Twist, however he’s fairly stiff. They change to a gradual dance, then — and there are undoubtedly some sparks right here, proper? Nicely, there are none between Betty and her boyfriend Kevin, who squirms away when she tries to kiss him whereas they’re parked at a primary makeout spot. He claims he doesn’t need to catch a chilly, and when she says she needs to be pinned, he calls her a “intercourse maniac,” main her to storm off in a huff. And when Kevin runs into a brand new scholar named Clay and the 2 share a love of music? Let’s simply say there are some sparks there, too.
Veronica needs Archie to leap via just a few extra hoops earlier than she’ll say sure to the sock hop, so she invitations him over to her place for some stimulating dialog. He wears an outdated jacket of his dad’s (aw) and even writes Ronnie a poem that makes Betty swoon, however when he heads over, he finds Veronica has invited a bunch of different guys to compete for her consideration, together with Julian. He and Archie bicker, and Archie finally ends up leaving early. Betty confesses to her mother that she’s feeling uncared for by Kevin (and feeling “stirrings” for Archie), so Alice offers Kevin an outdated pin of hers to provide to Betty. Plus, Jughead’s comedian guide story will get accepted, so he places in a very good phrase for Ethel as an illustrator, and the 2 even comply with go to the sock hop collectively — as pals. (Ethel’s mother didn’t like her getting cozy with a boy, although.)
Cheryl notices that not many individuals are shopping for tickets to the sock hop, and she or he hears Toni and the Serpents are threatening to throw rotten eggs at anybody who goes, so she confronts Toni about it on the Serpents’ beatnik coffeehouse hangout. Toni invitations her to look at Fangs’ band play, and “you and I can get higher acquainted.” Subsequent factor we all know, Fangs’ band is changing Kevin’s on the dance, and Toni and Cheryl are promoting tickets collectively. (Hmmm… perhaps there are sparks right here, too?) Ethel will get detention after the varsity psychiatrist sees her ugly comedian guide drawings, however she sneaks out with Jughead to fulfill the comedian guide editor, who calls them “probably the most putrid pages I’ve seen in a very long time.” (And that’s a praise!) Her mother and father are livid, although, and floor her on the evening of the sock hop. When Betty sees Archie isn’t going with Veronica, she practically asks him herself, however Kevin will get to her first, apologizing for taking her without any consideration and giving her Alice’s pin to put on.
On the sock hop, Fangs’ band rocks the joint as Kevin has one other flirty interplay with Clay — and Toni invitations Cheryl to bounce! Veronica pulls Archie apart and tells him she liked his poem, however he opts to bounce together with his mother (who’s chaperoning) as an alternative. Ronnie settles for Julian, Betty settles for Kevin and virtually everyone seems to be wanting longingly at somebody who’s not their dance accomplice — after which Ethel barges into the dance coated in blood, telling Jughead: “One thing horrible’s occurred.” Yep, simply one other typical Riverdale Excessive occasion.
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