FAMILY TIES — Fred's running for mayor, but Archie's worried that his dad is another pawn in the Lodges' game for power in this backwoods maple syrup murder town.
Meanwhile, Kevin actually gets to do stuff when Betty asks for his help in finding out what her strange, shady hooker brother (whose cam videos they've both watched and in Kevin's case probably jerked off to) is hiding.
Also, it turns out that creepy wig wearer Clifford Blossom left a secret will behind that surprises Cheryl and Penelope (and probably is why Polly is back in town).
Finally, Jughead makes a major discovery in his quest to take down Hiram.
Directed by Mark Piznarski and written by Aaron Allen. Original airdate 3/14/2018.
Spoilers from fans who watched filming for episode 2x19
As Archie gets pulled further into the Lodges' mob shit, it seems he recruits Reggie to blow up someone's car??? As a message from Hiram?? And suspicion will probably fall on the Southsiders
I went to check it out, it is a car explosion scene, 2 minor characters I don’t know who they were running out from the building. Kinda cool though to watch, lots of fans outside. #riverdale pic.twitter.com/dfa98it9Nn— Naomi (@naomistuive) February 20, 2018
Also, we're not done with
Some random dude posted this photo of the River Vixens from when they were presumably filming. Notice Midge and Toni behind Cheryl though Josie, Veronica, and Betty are missing (no surprise there though)
Hot Topic doesn't JUST sell beanies and "I'm Weird, I'm a Weirdo" t-shirts
Have you ever wanted Cole Sprouse in your ears? Well now you can with these Bughead earbuds
Have you ever wanted to cuddle or punch Jughead and/or Archie? Well now you can get some body pillows
Do you want the core four staring at you as you try to play poker? Have some playing cards that I initially mistook as condoms (which probably be more appropriate considering all the fucking on the show)
There's also reports of Bughead pillowcases and of course endless amounts of shirts with Cole Sprouse's face on them