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If the Blossoms had plotted to destroy the Lodge family, could Hiram have returned the favor? Voilà, a new suspect's name finds its way onto the Jason Blossom murder board.
I don't think I'll ever get over Riverdale's insane juxtaposition of gory murder and feuding bloodlines with a core subtext of a thick breakfast sauce.
While there's plenty of humanity in this and the rest of the episode's stories, Chapter Nine is a return to wholly ridiculous, over-the-top form.
Despite including a suicide attempt, double crosses, two breakups, and other drama, this is episode isn't as memorable as it should be. But there are some pleasures to be found thanks to Archie's own stupidity.
As the season has progressed, Camila Mendes' Veronica has been a breakout character because of how she projects a believable mix of strength and vulernability.
Thankfully, Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion sees the show return to form, offering up a little bit of everything we've come to love, including a lot of Cheryl Blossom
"La Grande Illusion" is such a great episode of RIVERDALE, one that elevates the mythology of the show in a way very similar to but more streamlined than its spiritual predecessor, TWIN PEAKS.
Jughead's narration lets us know that Cheryl's going to be bringing the crazy even more in the future. No shocker there - her character has been unhinged from the beginning.
Riverdale needs to recenter itself and find a way to not shortchange other important characters while also working to move the mystery along.