RIVERDALE: “Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness” RECAP
Secrets on top of secrets was on tap in the latest episode of Riverdale, “Heart of Darkness”. Warning, spoilers ahead…
Jason’s memorial is being planned and Cheryl learns from her mother that she would not be allowed to speak which devastates her. There is so much more we have yet to uncover about the Blossom family and the Coopers. Speaking of the Coopers, Betty foes on a date with Trev and learns that Jason had become very secretive in the weeks leading up to his death. Trev even went as far as to suggest that Jason may have been involved with selling drugs. Betty brings this information to Jughead who thinks they should search the Blossom mansion during the memorial services for clues.
While Betty and Jughead play junior sleuths, Archie switches gears and refocuses on football to try and nab a scholarship. Coach Clayton pits Archie against Reggie to see who wants to be the new team captain more. Pushing himself too far, Archie injures his hand and confesses to Veronica that he’s torn between football and his music. To complicate things further, Archie was introduced to Oscar, a music mentor thanks to Valerie. Oscar seems less than impressed with Archie’s juvenile song writing. This hit Archie hard that even though he does win the captaincy, he turns it down to focus on his true passion of music.
At the memorial service, Cheryl does attend and does speak but the real shocker was the white dress she wore. It’s the same one she wore when Jason went missing and later died. As expected, she broke down during the service and Veronica tried to comfort her. The breakdown gave both Jughead and Betty the opportunity they needed to snoop around Jason’s room where they end up meeting his grandmother who mistakes Betty for her sister Polly. She warns her to not let Penelope know about the ring Jason gave to Polly. Betty later confronts her father Hal and learns that the Coopers and Blossoms have had a long-standing feud that resulted in her great-grandfather’s death and being cheated out of a fortune years ago. This information causes Betty and Jughead to believe that it was Hal who broke into the sheriff’s office and stole the evidence. We as viewers see that Hal did indeed steal that evidence. Does that make him guilty of murder? No, but if it’s not him, he may very well know who did.
May the Dork be with you,
The Dork Knight