Riverdale – s03 e06 – Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter – REVIEW

You guys… So much happened. I have so many opinions, so many comments and SO MANY RIDICULOUS SCENES THAT MADE ME LAUGH SO MUCH!

I am still worried about Jughead. Please, don’t harm him anymore. He has had it tough, people. His mom left wth his baby sister, his dad went to prison, he was homeless, he joined a dangerous gang and was almost beaten to death by a crazy lady.

I’ve been reviewing all the season 3 episodes and I’ve wrote a couple most posts about my thoughts, opinions and comments!

Riverdale’s Weird Characterization, Cringeworthy Moments, Season 3 – Trailer Breakdown,  Why Archie Andrews is an Idiot: A Rant-y and Not At All Bias Opinion Piece, Bughead Fanfiction Recommendations, Scenes That Had Me in Stitches, Aspects That Made Me Super Mad,
Top 5 pisodes – Romance, Trash and Ridiculousness.

Let’s get into the episode shall we?

Let me just say… Betty was a badass in this episode. Strutting in her house in total black and her serpent jacket on. She looked SO COOL! I stand one (1) Serpent Queen.

 Again with the sex bunker. Seriously guys. Stop. There is one think I am actually worried about:

They changed the sheets, right? RIGHT!? RIGHT?!?!

  Then the Cherriff start threatening the students and JOSIE HAS A SEISURE!!!!

But the perfect line was delivered by Evelyn Evernever:

I don’t even know this Archie person.

Evelyn Evernever

I WISH I COULD SAY THE SAME, GIRL. I REALLY DO.

But guess what Bughead Investigations finds out? The Warden was the RROTC instructor of Riverdale High, the same year their parents started “The Midnight Club“.

Betty traps the parents in Veronica’s Speak Easy to confront them. Fred Andrews is obviously the only sane person that want to cooperate with Betty. He is the only intelligent person on this show!!! 

The parents start accusing each other, Dilton Doiley’s deceased father gets blamed by Penelope Blossom and lie after lie is told, Betty tells FP Jug is playing G&G.

CALL HIM OUT BETTY!!! YOU GO GIRL!!! 

It is perfectly clear they are lying. There are things they haven’t revealed to us yet. 

I’m loving this Kevin / Archie storyline! I liked that the writers paired them off and let them have a sort of adventure together.

Now let’s talk about Jughead being handcuffed to the fridge. On Tumblr there has been an outpouring of kinky comments and I loved it. The scene itself was sweet. You could see the love between Betty and Jughead and the respect they have for each other.

They don’t have to spend all their time together, no matter how much we, the Bughead fandom, would like that. I liked that they showed independence and the amount of TRUST there is between the two of them.

They have learned by the mistakes they made in early season 2, when they briefly broke up because he didn’t want her to have anything to do with the Serpents and that life.

COULDN’T HE HAVE TOLD HER BEFORE SHE DID THE SERPENT DANCE AND STRIPPED IN FRONT OF A ROOM OF GROWN MEN?!

I’m still pissed off about that. I will NEVER get over it.

So Kevin brings Archie to the morgue to have him stiched up because his wound had gotten infected and, against Veronica’s orders, they go ater the Cheriff, who is scouting the woods for “The Shadow Lake Boys”.

The next scene drove me insane. Somehow, all of a sudden Veronica finds 10 minutes of missing footage from Minetta’s interrogation tapes.

AND LAWYERS MCCOY MISSED IT? MARY ANDREWS MISSED IT? THEY ARE FUCKING PROFESSIONALS!!! WHY ARE ALL THE PEOPLE IN THIS SHOW SO BAD AT THEIR JOBS?

She gets thrown into jail and yadi yadi. More importantly, Sweet Pea and Fang find Joaquin and we find out that the symbol Warden Norton burnt on Archie is the G&G code for SACRIFICE.

Another scene that had me in stitches: Jughead confronting Hiram and accusing him of being the Gargoyle King without a single shred of evidence.

FRED ANDREWS TO THE RESCUE!

Oh and surprise surprise… MR DOILEY’S DEATH WAS SUSPICIOUS. NO SHIT SHERLOCK!

And who was Sheriff when all of that happened?! Tom Keller obviously! But he and Fred then run off to the woods! GREAT.

Oh and MORE DEATHS AND CADAVERS!

But one of them is alive! And Archie and Kevin take him to the hospital. There wasn’t any doubt the guy wasn’t going to survive. OF COURSE HE WASN’T! IT WAS FUCKING OBVIOUS!

And more people are going to perish! Case in point  JOAQUIN!!! As I wrote on my Tumblr:

I was also surprised by Jughead’s reaction. Finally! A somewhat normal expression of shock!

Archies is feeling guilty, Veronica saves him and Penelope Blossom asks Betty to call her Auntie and it’s super weird. Betty starts drilling Alice for answers about Doiley’s covered up murder and SHIT GETS SCARY!

But don’t fret! FP to the rescue! And by that I mean doing nothing and hugging Alice for not reason at all.

MORE SHOCKING NEWS!

ALICE SENDS BETTY TO THE SISTERS OF QUIET MERCY! TO KEEP HER SAVE!

AND THEN SHIT GETS EVEN WEIRDER!

Almost forgot! Archie and Veronica break up! And Archie and Jughead are off to Toledo to visit Jug’s mom.

I liked KJ’s acting in this scene. He was really good. Still, I was surprised because I didn’t feel anything. Not even a little bit of sadness. I was totally unscathed by this moving scene. I felt nothing. Maybe because of my hatred for Archie, but I should at least feel sorry for Veronica!

She went against her family, worked her ass off for him, bought a diner, built a business and got him out of the conviction he plead guilty to!

PLOT TWISTS ARE NOT OVER YET!

Betty is at the Sisters and guess what?!

ALL THE OTHER… shall we call them patients or inmates?… ARE DRAWING PICTURE OF THE GARGOYLE KING!!!

Even the Sisters are not immute to the game! And Betty is most definitely NOT safe!

This was a stressful episode, it took me so long to review! And almost 1,000 words later, it’s done.

Hope you like it. I’m worried about Betty now. I hope that since Jug is leaving Riverdale, he will detox and he won’t be so obsessed with G&G. Please don’t hurt him.

If you want to stab Archie again… be my guest!

Just… don’t hurt Jughead. He’s going to see his mom, who, by the way, ABANDONED HIM AND TOOK AWAY HIS SISTER! But this is for the next episode!

WHO DO YOU THINK IS THE GARGOYLE KING? Do you have any suspects? Do you think there are clues scattered all around the episodes? or the writers are just fucking clueless and don’t pay that much attention to details?

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xxx

Georgia

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