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The main focus this episode was Veronica, Archie, Betty, and Jughead’s visit to the Lodge cabin. While they’re there we do learn a thing or two, most importantly that Hiram Lodge bought the trailer park and the local newspaper. Suspicious enough behaviour and yet another step in the grand plan that the Lodge’s have.
I’m definitely on Jughead and Betty’s side. There’s no way he’s doing this just to help out FP and the other serpents, or just to own another business in town. It’s all a part of something bigger and episode by episode we’re finding out more. Veronica, of course, defends her father, but there’s really no doubt that she’s probably not fully in the loop. If Hiram, or even Hermione, thought there would be details that might upset Veronica and force her to change sides, then they might keep it from her.
Everything that happened at the cabin was reasonably entertaining to watch, but really nothing that important happened other than when we found out Hiram made two more purchases and then the robbery.
That was definitely the most interesting part of the whole thing, and I wonder if things will change for Archie. When Jughead talked about how blinded he was by Hiram, and the Lodge family in general, Archie didn’t seem to phased by that, other than to be angry about the accusation. However, later when he’s in the woods and he realises something bad is going to happen to the local boy who tried to rob them, you can see that he’s unsure. I wonder how bad things have to get before he realises that he can still try to protect Veronica but he probably shouldn’t side with Hiram.
Really there wasn’t too much this episode. I don’t think it was one of the best, but I definitely think it’s going to prove to be a step towards something bigger.
Other things to note:
- I enjoyed seeing Kevin and Josie come together to talk to their parents. Whether their parents choose to continue to see each other, it would be nice if Kevin and Josie hung out a little more.
- Cheryl and Toni getting close was nice as well. Little by little you can see Cheryl becoming more open to the Serpents. She snapped a little this episode, but mostly it seemed like a knee-jerk reaction and a case of old habits die hard, with her getting closer to Toni perhaps we’ll see her side with the Serpents more in the future.
- The Love, Simon stuff was pretty cool. I haven’t seen it yet, but it was nice to see the movie get that promotional stuff.
- Even Jughead is suspicious of Chic now so hopefully that means we’re a step closer to finding out more.