Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle
NEW YEAR, NEW DRAMA — Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High. Veronica (Camila Mendes) ensures Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) that she’s still on board with their plans for SoDale. Archie (KJ Apa) is conflicted when he is asked to gather some information on Hiram’s suspicious business dealings. Betty (Lili Reinhart) sets out on a quest to find her long-lost brother, Chic (guest star Hart Denton). Madelaine Petsch, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray, Skeet Ulrich and Casey Cott also star. Tim Hunter directed the episode written by Britta Lundin & Brian E. Paterson (#210). Original airdate 1/17/2018.
Kevin's (Casey Cott) new love interest seems to be Southside Serpent Fangs Fogarty (Drew Ray Tanner), who is serving us gay greaser FABULOUS that Joaquin could never
Riverdale seems to be continuing its homage game with this possible shout-out to Stranger Things 2
-Irl Bughead Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse have been vacationing together in Hawaii since New Year's, and these pics all but confirm their long-rumored romance
-Tweens across the world wept harder than Jesus
-Queer site Autostraddle claims that Jughead's style is perfect for lesbians (?)
-"I’ve decided that pretty much everyone except Archie is a lesbian, and Jughead is my very favorite," wrote Autostraddle writer Molly Ostertag. "He’s an outsider who loves investigative journalism, conspiracy theories, diners, true crime, and his iconic beanie, the latter of which inspired me to write this personal manifesto."
delete this— ellen loves eve (@retrojeremy) January 4, 2018
On a scale of 10 to 10 how uncomfortable does Archie's bulge make you? And lesbians of ONTD, what straight white male TV characters inspire you?