TV Review: Riverdale (Season 3, Episode 9)
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Riverdale returned to our screens last night, with a dramatic comeback in the very appropriately titled "No Exit", as Archie faced death in the Canadian mountains, and Veronica and Reggie took their relationship to the next level.
it, because let's face it, her plans usually aren't well thought-out and everything goes back to the status quo.
It's Cheryl and Toni who unwittingly provide the solution to Veronica's problems, however. In the midst of a sheriff-less Riverdale, Choni has been breaking into people's houses, dressed as literal cat burglars and having sex on strangers beds. During one of their midnight romps, they steal a "Glamerge egg" from Hiram's office and leave a lipstick mark on his painting - so everyone knows who took it. Jughead kills two birds with one stone, demanding the return of the egg and getting the Serpents a paying gig, as Veronica's new protection. It's rather satisfying, seeing the smashed egg in Hiram's office. It seems for once, V finally has the upper-hand - though how long that will last, no one knows.
Image Credit: © 2019 The CW Network, LLC.We open the episode with Archie in the Canadian wilderness, since it turns out that in the five weeks since Riverdale went under quarantine (skipping the juicy carnage that probably happened in that time seems like a missed opportunity, but I'll let it slide), he has been working as a park ranger and living in a remote cabin. I mean, I can't see what agency would hire an underage kid without a high school diploma, but it's Riverdale logic, so little things like that don't really matter. He heads out with dog Vegas (arguably the best thing about Archie's storylines at the moment) and ends up getting attacked by a bear (offscreen). Archie being Archie, he reckons that a tiny strip of bandage & some alcohol is enough to do the trick for his insane wounds and after calling the other rangers, simply lies in bed for help. Meanwhile back in Riverdale, everything has returned to the status quo. None of this really make sense - what was the point of Hiram putting the town under quarantine if it was all just going to go back to normal, one episode later? I get that it's been longer in Riverdale time, but the resolution just doesn't feel at all earned. Veronica and Hirams' power struggle continues, and it's starting to get tired. Every confrontation goes the same way: Veronica thinks she's found a way to outsmart him and then Hiram flips
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