Riverdale season 2: Five questions we have after episode 17

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This week’s episode of Riverdale was another twisting and turning instalment of the quirky teen drama that gives us a lot to ponder.

We saw the Blossoms at each other’s’ throats, the Coopers’ crime come to light, and Archie seemingly enlisting his friends as mob enforcers – it’s an intense time to live in Riverdale.

Here’s my piece on the seventeenth episode of Riverdale season 2, The Noose Tightens, which was the last one for a couple of weeks.

It was a nice reprieve, to be honest – the weekly Riverdale article was becoming increasingly frustrating. I’m basically fond of the show, but it was going through a rough patch, and these “five questions we have after” articles are not the most mentally stimulating to write. (Which isn’t a knock on the format, incidentally; I think a big part of why I struggled with them is because I didn’t know how to write them well. Listicle type things are a skill unto themselves, I reckon.)

Anyway! Hope you enjoy this piece.

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Riverdale Season 2: Five questions we have after The Blackboard Jungle

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And we’re back. After a short break, Riverdale has returned, and it’s like it was never gone. As ever with the quirky teen drama, there were a lot of twists and turns in this episode – it raised a lot of questions, and now we need a lot of answers. 

Here are five questions we need to have answered after Riverdale season two’s tenth episode The Blackboard Jungle.

You know, looking back on all these old Riverdale posts, the thing that’s standing out to me is how much the show struggled to properly fill a 22 episode season? I mean, consider the number of plotlines that were raised and dropped and flirted with but not pursued – there’s a real sense that it was massively quite difficult for them to spin the number of plates that they had to.

That seems like it shouldn’t be that difficult, though? I mean, obviously, it’s going to be difficult. But surely there’s a point at which… I mean, I don’t know, if you need a little breathing room, or you need a filler episode, or a cheap episode, why not work with what you’ve already got? Do an episode focused just on Kevin and Josie and so on, with the core four as peripheral figures. Slow down, break it up a bit, don’t worry about going at a relentless pace burning up 12 different plotlines an episode. I can’t imagine anyone would mind?

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Riverdale Season 2: Five Questions we have after episode 7

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The latest episode of Riverdale was another entertaining offering from the subversive teen drama – but it also opened up a lot of questions. 

As Jughead is drawn deeper and deeper into Serpent activities, an affair between Sheriff Keller and Mayor McCoy is revealed, and the Black Hood swears vengeance, there are a lot of questions to ask – and a lot of answers we need to find. 

Here are five questions we need answering after the latest episode of Riverdale, Tales from the Darkside.

Each and every one of these is actually labelled “five questioned we need answering” over at Metro, because it took me the duration of the series – significantly over six months! – to realise that “five questions we have” is a better grammatical formation of what I was trying to say. I’m not sure what I was going for in the first place.

Something kinda, I guess, not threatening obviously, but direct and emphatic and a little “woah” while still being serious, you know? Hopefully you know, because then at least someone would.

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Riverdale Season 2: Five questions we have after Death Proof

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The latest episode of Riverdale was another entertaining offering from the subversive teen drama – but it also opened up a lot of questions.

As the Southside Serpents are drawn into a conflict with the Ghoulies, Betty gets closer to uncovering the identity of the Black Hood killer, and the mysterious Sugarman is revealed, there are a lot of questions to ask – and a lot of answers we need to find.

Here are five questions we need answering after the latest episode of Riverdale, Death Proof.

It took me ages to work out how I was meant to spell “Ghoulies”, and I’m pretty sure I still got it wrong.

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Riverdale Season 2: Five questions we need answering after episode 5

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With Jughead joining the Southside Serpents, a dark figure from Veronica’s bourgeoisie past, and conversations with the Black Hood killer, there are a lot of questions to ask – and a lot of answers we need to find in upcoming episodes. 

Here are five questions we need answering after the latest episode of Riverdale, When A Stranger Calls.

Here’s another Riverdale article –  in hindsight, it’s interesting to see how the series shaped out, and how some of my predictions were pretty much on point. That says more about Riverdale that it does about me, though, I suspect.

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Riverdale Season 2: Five questions we need answering after episode 2, Nighthawks

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With the continuation of the Angel of Death storyline, some more machinations from the Lodge family, and the start of a new drug craze in the town of Riverdale, there are a lot of mysteries to solve. And that means there’s a lot of answers we need to find. 

Here are five questions we need answering after the latest episode of Riverdale.

The first of several weekly articles on Riverdale! I never did one of these for A Kiss Before Dying – those got two theory posts instead.

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