TV Review: Riverdale (Season 3, Episode 17)
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This week's Riverdale finally offers some answers regarding the creepy Farm, with the arrival of Edgar Evernever, but it's still unclear as to how this storyline connects with the Gargoyle King - and with only six episodes till the season finale, I cannot tell how all of this is going to fit together.
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