<i>Riverdale</i> Season 3, Episode 7 Recap: Inside Betty's Brain, Riley Keough's Guest Role, and Archie's Big Mistake

Caution: Spoilers for Riverdale season three, episode 7, “The Guy in Black,” forward.

The Riverdale youngsters had been going via it this week, and The Guy in Black, a.okay.a. Hiram Hotel (Mark Consuelos), was once in large part responsible. Archie (KJ Apa) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) are at the run. Veronica (Camila Mendes) is at the verge of dropping her industry. In the meantime, Betty (Lili Reinhart) is at the verge of dropping her thoughts on the Sisters of Quiet Mercy house. Let’s test in.

Archie & Jughead

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Jughead and Archie obviously have other concepts about what it method to be at the run. The men are seeking to get a ways clear of Riverdale till they arrive throughout a farm and Archie needs to forestall for the night time. Where is noticeably creepy, as Jughead issues out, however Archiekins insists on preventing. They have been touring for a couple of days and Jughead nonetheless hasn’t been in a position to achieve Betty, however he is aware of she will be able to care for herself and Archie wishes his lend a hand extra. As they step onto the valuables, they are stopped via Laurie Lake (Riley Keough) and her little sister, who’re armed with a shotgun. Archie and Jughead try to lie about who they’re however Laurie does not purchase it. They nonetheless do not disclose their names, however they admit that they are at the run and were given robbed on a teach. Laurie provides them meals and safe haven in trade for lend a hand across the farm. All of the males within the the town are off running someplace.

As the lads settle in for the night time, Jughead expresses his fear over the placement once more, however Archie reassures him that they’ll be advantageous. The following day, Archie does the farm paintings whilst Jughead heads into to the town to take footage. The city is most commonly deserted, with bizarre symbols written in every single place. Main Youngsters of the Corn vibes. Jughead comes throughout an aged lady who informs him that Jingle Jangle and Fizzle Rocks have ravaged the city. The symbols began showing when Fizzle Rocks changed into standard.

Again on the farm, Laurie provides to let Archie and Jughead keep for a couple of extra days. Our overly trusting ginger shall we her know that he feels proper at house at the farm, however Jughead needs to transport on. Laurie and Archie kiss, even supposing he temporarily places an finish to it (as a result of he isn’t over Veronica)—but it surely activates him to come back blank about who he and Jughead actually are.

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Proceeding to discover, Jughead comes throughout a bunch of younger ladies taking part in G&G. After he unearths that he is additionally an lively G&G participant, Jughead begins asking questions in regards to the the town. He temporarily learns that the Guy in Black owns the city and that the entire males are off development a jail for him. The jail additionally makes Fizzle Rocks. Jughead realizes the risk they are in and heads again to the farm to search out Archie, whose naiveté in the end will get the easier of him; he is chowing down on farm-fresh eggs when Laurie knocks him out with a frying pan. A black automotive wearing Hiram Hotel pulls as much as the farm proper as Jughead will get there. Jug frees Archie, who’s tied up within the barn, and so they argue over whether or not they must run or keep and combat Hiram. They in the end make a decision to make a run for it after Jughead explains to Archie that Veronica won’t ever forgive him for killing her father. Their new plan is to get lend a hand from Jughead’s mom.

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Veronica

V slightly has time to mourn the tip of her courting with Archie as a result of she’s coping with a battle at house and at paintings. After studying within the paper that Sheriff Minetta is lacking, she comes to a decision it is time to get out of her space and clear of her scheming oldsters, who might or might not be bumping folks off. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) walks in on Veronica packing her issues and pleads together with her to stick. However, having in the end had sufficient of her circle of relatives drama, Veronica begins dwelling at her speakeasy. She would possibly now not have that safe haven for for much longer—industry is sluggish—however she hopes that teaming up with the rival mob boss’s son Elio (Julian Haig) for a on line casino night time must get them again heading in the right direction.

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Information of this new partnership reaches Hiram, who confronts his daughter about getting concerned with Elio’s circle of relatives and insists that she must get started trusting her personal circle of relatives. In any case of the Archie drama and the new Sheriff Minetta information, Veronica makes it transparent to her father that she needs not anything to do with him.

The on line casino night time will get underway and Hiram is confirmed proper when Elio begins taking the home for the entirety on the blackjack tables. Veronica confronts him and demanding situations him to a unmarried hand. If she wins, he has to depart; if he wins, she offers him the deed to Pop’s. It looks as if Veronica is ready to lose the entirety, however she pulls via via hitting on 19 and getting 21. She later unearths to Reggie (Charles Melton) that her father warned her about Elio’s plan and he helped her repair the sport to come back out on most sensible.

After the on line casino night time, Pop (Alvin Sanders) confronts Veronica about getting the diner/speakeasy blended up in arranged crime. As she begins to shield her father for coming to her rescue, Pop breaks the scoop to her that Sheriff Minetta’s frame was once discovered decapitated. It is transparent as soon as once more that Hiram is unhealthy and to not be depended on.

Betty

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The opposite characters would possibly have it tough, however no less than they’ve their freedom. Betty is locked away and seeking to persuade the Sisters of Quiet Mercy that she’s customary via faking her solutions on a Rorschach take a look at. She’s seeking to keep sane via refusing to take the Fizzle Rocks that the sisters are giving the sufferers. When the timing is true, she’ll make her get away—however now not ahead of getting a just right take a look at what is written in her scientific document.

Placing a wrench in that plan is Ethel Muggs (Shannon Purser), who strikes into Betty’s room to present her the lay of the land. Deficient Ethel continues to be delusional in regards to the Gargoyle King, which means that she suits in neatly on the house, the place everybody (the sisters integrated) is dependable to him. She makes it transparent that she’s the queen bee within the sanatorium and tells Betty she wishes to start out respecting the pecking order.

Betty asks Ethel to introduce her to the Gargoyle King, however she’s informed she is not worthy. Sister Woodhouse brings sufferers to the Gargoyle King’s chamber once they misbehave, even though. Later whilst wandering the grounds, Betty finds extra clues: She sees a Blossom maple syrup truck pull as much as the ability, even if the cafeteria does not serve syrup. Hiram Hotel additionally pulls up in his black automotive. Sure, this man…once more.

Spotting her want to get away quicker than later, Betty pushes ahead on her challenge to get the information she wishes and get out. Whilst exploring, she stumbles upon the Gargoyle King’s chamber. Betty is ready to sneak in when Ethel catches her and forces her to return to her room. She claims she was once simply looking for the infirmary, however Ethel makes it transparent that simplest sufferers requiring scientific consideration move there. Time for a brand new plan.

Throughout game time, Betty alternatives a combat with Ethel over G&G and fakes a seizure to get admitted into the infirmary. She sneaks away from bed and breaks right into a drawer to search out her scientific document. The document unearths that Betty and the opposite sufferers are getting used as lab rats for Fizzle Rocks underneath Hiram’s authority. She tries to flee during the sanatorium basement however the passageway utilized in earlier escapes is now bricked up and Betty is stuck via Ethel and Sister Woodhouse. The sister forces her to take the Fizzle Rocks, after which they in the end take her to satisfy the Gargoyle King. It is unclear what occurs to Betty all through this assembly, however the episode ends with Betty taking the similar Rorschach take a look at, this time giving the entire actual solutions she attempted to cover the primary time round. She’s now totally underneath the affect of the Gargoyle King.

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