17 February 2017   by

COMIC BOOK — Overall, the main focus of Riverdale has been on the events of its teenage cast. But the show’s crop of adult characters have their fair share of intrigue as well, with many of the parents and teachers looking more suspicious as the weeks go on.

One of the most prominent storylines has been the mysterious backstory of the Lodge family. While their daughter, Veronica, is dealing with the various events at Riverdale High, Hiram and Hermione Lodge have proved to have their own drama as well.

Hiram – who has yet to be seen on the show – is in jail for embezzlement and fraud, leaving Hermione to carry the family on her own. But, as was revealed in the pilot, Hiram left a small fortune of cash for Hermione. And in this week’s episode, we saw her putting it to use, bribing both Mayor McCoy and the South Side Serpents to help Lodge Industries be able to purchase the town drive-in theater.

Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica on the show, mentioned to ComicBook.com that her character will become a little more aware of her parents’ mystery. “I wouldn’t say she gets sucked into it, but she involves herself in it, and is constantly trying to uncover the truth, because her parents are kind of playing her.”

With Hermione now working at Pop’s to ‘make ends meet’ – something out of character for the socialite – Veronica might become a little wary of what her mother tells her.

“Her mom’s always trying to act like nothing is going on, and she keeps trying to play everything off like it’s nothing.” Mendes explains, “And Veronica wants to believe her but doesn’t.”

And, as Mendes revealed, Veronica’s first step for investigating this involved recruiting some of her classmates to help. “I think she teams up with her friends to investigate the truth firsthand and be like, I’m going to see what’s up.”

15 February 2017   by

With Jason’s funeral around the corner, the Blossom family moves forward with last minute preparations — and a secret agenda. Meanwhile, Archie’s (KJ Apa) attempt to refocus his energy on football comes to a halt when an opportunity to work with a new music mentor presents itself. Betty (Lili Reinhart) dives deeper into her investigation of Jason’s death and unearths some dark revelations about her family. Elsewhere, after uncovering secrets about her own family, Veronica (Camila Mendes) forms an unlikely friendship with Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch), who is having a tougher time with Jason’s impending funeral than she lets on. Finally, Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) turns to Fred (Luke Perry) for help after receiving a cryptic message from the Southside Serpents.


15 February 2017   by

When Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns that an anonymous buyer has plans to tear down the local drive-in, he fights desperately to keep it open. Betty (Lili Reinhart) finds her friendship with Archie on the line after stumbling upon some startling information she’s uncovered about Miss Grundy’s (guest star Sarah Habel) past. Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) confronts her mother Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) about a suspicious meeting she witnessed between her mother and a shady Southside Serpent. Finally, after uncovering Betty’s diary, Alice (Madchen Amick) finds the perfect opportunity to destroy Archie’s golden boy image.