My Mini Review of Riverdale S2 Ep 24 ‘The Wrestler’

{This Review might have spoilers}

“Get the message? I. Always. Win.”

In this yet another dark episode of Riverdale, we see the problems these teenagers face many of their individual problems. Our red-haired hottie, Archie Andrews struggles to gain Hiram Lodge’s trust, Veronica faces a few problems with her Mon Amie, Josie, Jughead fights for justice for the serpents and our Betty Cooper is getting darker and more enigmatic by the minute now that her brother Chic is living with them.

These four individuals have a story of their own and yet they connect one way or other because Riverdale is pretty small town. We see Archie wrestling with Hiram Lodge because Hiram used to be a wrestler himself back in those good old times of Riverdale. However, to gain his girlfriend’s dad’s trust isn’t his only motive. Apparently, an FBI agent is forcing him to be the spy of the Lodge Family. To get to know them deeper and I don’t know about Archie, but I think sooner or later, something’s going to happen, and Veronica’s and Archie’s relation-SHIP will get sunk.

Jughead, on the other hand finds out the history of the serpents by Toni’s Grandpa. He interviews and writes an article about it, but the Serpent Grandpa wasn’t too happy with it. Although, Juggy apologized for telling a story which was not his to tell, Serpent Grandpa wanted more than just a simple apology.

Now, Riverdale is not Riverdale if you don’t have Jingle-Jangle, Politics, Murder, Intimacy and sexual favors for clients. I liked how Kevin found out about Chic’s secret life first and then informed Betty about it. Like a good sister, she doesn’t really probe him much and also gives him a laptop and a cam that he had lost because of her. And in doing that, I would say she made a huge mistake because the next thing we know, Chic is pulling Betty into the dark void he is in. What happened to her intelligence? She has friends, she Archie then why can’t she talk to them about the darkness that lives within her? Why choose such forbidden path?

Josie’s mother obviously doesn’t like Veronica because of her involvement with Lodge company and the way they work with things and so, Josie says she wouldn’t sing at Pickens Day. We feel that Veronica would back away just because Josie isn’t there to sing, however, guess our junior Lodge does has the blood of her father because she recruits the Pussycats and sings with them. We can see evident sadness in Josie’s eyes and I did pity her but hey, she wanted to do solo so be it. I do hope though that they get back together and break the awkward wall that is now between them.

The serpents crash at the Pickens Day with Toni’s wise Grandpa but their protest was eventually unsuccessful and to add coal to more fire for the Serpents, Hiram Lodge gives a quick speech to end the protest and everything gets back to normal. I don’t like how Jughead is being hasty with his Serpent decisions. I mean, he used to study in Riverdale so what’s the problem now? The Serpents surely are quiet then why can’t he do the same?

Hiram Lodge and Archie meet again in his office but this time, it’s not to talk about Veronica or about Fred Andrews sleeping with his wife. It’s about giving Archie a job as an intern and BOOM! It seems that Archie has finally gained Hiram’s trust and can dig deeper into their confidential and recondite lives. That smirk of his though.

Next is Cheryl’s mom…Oh man, she is enjoying her life at the very moment, isn’t she? And at Pickens Day, she chose her next companion. Hal Cooper. If Alice finds out about Hal and Penelope (If something happens between them) then she will no doubt murder him right there and then. He better choose his decisions wisely.

I can’t wait for the next episode of Riverdale to air. I want to see what choices Betty makes, how Jughead will handle himself and the Serpents for the humiliation they received and will Josie reunite with the Pussycats? And will Hiram discover Archie’s true motives? Oh man, this is getting even more interesting!

My Rating: 4/5

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