Season 2 Wrap Up

Come in, have a seat. We've got some things we'd like to discuss, Riverdale...

We did it, everyone. We binged ALL of season 2 while sitting in the Doghouse and besides our brains getting a little mushy from too much time on TV we have some refined opinions about this season. Some things are better, some things are worse, and some tweets from certain creative directors have us enraged. It's not all bad, though - we've got favorite parents, favorite Scooby gang moments, and some predictions that just might change everything. Enjoy our season two post-mortem, and stay tuned this summer for dispatches from the Doghouse!

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Chapter 35: "Brave New World"

We're not mad, Riverdale. We're just disappointed.

This was it - the season finale, the conclusion of a marathon season that saw a mid-season break and TWO hiatuses and it was...it was. No doubt we're SUPER excited about Kevin and Moose, and we're very intrigued by darkness lingering in Polly Cooper's eyes. Dark Archie is the Archie we've been waiting two seasons to pop out again. But there's a whole bunch of shrug material in the middle, including that "shocking conclusion" that is neither shocking, nor a conclusion. We know it's going to be at least 4 months before we get a new season - we just wish we had something better to go out on.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: We will not have our season wrap-up out next week. Instead, we'll be re-watching the whole season after it drops on Netflix May 24. If you'll be binging too, keep an eye out in our Facebook group on where to share your thoughts about this season, and maybe we'll talk about your ideas on the show! Details to come soon.

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Chapter 34: "Judgment Night"

Everything in Riverdale is burning...and Archie and the gang are about to get caught in the fire...

There's a LOT going on this week, and we're here for all of it: the unmasking of one of the Black Hoods, the triumphant return of Penny Peabody, Hermoine and Hiram's grand plan getting unmasked, and the FREAKIN' HOT DADS OF RIVERDALE. We don't even need to qualify this one as a "good Riverdale episode." It's just a great episode of television, period. But even as some questions get answered there's still one lingering for us: will Joaquin and Kevin Keller hook up again? PLEASE??!??!

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Chapter 33: "Shadow of a Doubt"

We're closing in on the final chapter of this season, and with all the moving pieces we're a little exhausted. That is, until the whole town of Riverdale starts to descend into chaos...

We won't lie - this was a hard episode to talk about. Not because there was anything particularly bad or gross. There's just so many moving pieces that the writers are trying to settle on the board. Between the Black Hood escalating his reign of terror, Hiram Lodge's plans spinning out of control and Jughead trying to find a way to keep Fangs safe, we're frankly exhausted. But the cliffhanger this week is pretty great, and we're getting ready for a big, big finale. Let's hope this episode is just a teaser of what the town of Riverdale is about to throw down.

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Chapter 32: "Prisoners"

IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME!!! Sorry...we just got excited for an epsiode that reminded us just why we love this show.

A whole lot of stuff is going down in Riverdale as some loose ends get tied up and some mysteries get even murkier. The Black Hood is back and bloodier than ever, while Archie has to deal with the wrath of Nick St. Clair. Sheriff Keller is FINALLY being taken to task for not doing a good job, and the Cooper family has a very serious Chic problem. Welcome back, Riverdale. The Doghouse missed you.

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Chapter 31: "A Night to Remember"

There's one thing Mac & Maud can agree on - Carrie: The Musical deserved to close after 4 performances.

We're back from YET ANOTHER HIATUS for the biggest event of the season! Or at least the biggest event on The CW? Or the biggest...oh who are we kidding, this episode kind of stunk. Betty's Farrah Fawcett hair and the bellbottoms were quite hilarious and Fangs Fogarty is our new favorite person. Fred made us have ALL of the feels. But this musical...it's not so great. And Macintosh and Maud vehemently disagree with why that is. We're back in the Doghouse for the rest of the season, Bulldogs!

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Chapter 30: "The Noose Tightens"

We're all over the place this week before our next hiatus...some good, some bad, some weird. In other words, it's Riverdale.

The writers really threw a lot of spaghetti at the wall this week. Toni rescued Cheryl, Alice gave up her Serpent hatred, and Archie's throwing down against the stupidest mafiosos in the universe. It's weird, but it's fun, and that's why it's Riverdale. Hopefully we're setting up for something amazing when we're back in two weeks.

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Excerpt from "Bullet" by Ann Marr (the song playing under Cheryl's rescue from the Sisters) taken from YouTube. Copyright 2018 Ann Marr. Available for purchase and download via all platforms at this link.

Excerpt from "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul taken from YouTube. (P) 1972, 1974 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. You can buy the song at Amazon or iTunes.

Chapter 29: “Primary Colors”

Elections. Drama. Gaslighting. Redheads. It’s ALL packed into this week’s Riverdale.

Despite all the misgivings and weird hiatus, Riverdale came back this week with an episode where some actual things happened . The gang is now firmly split into couples and setting up for a showdown at Riverdale High’s election...or are  they? Meanwhile Mary Andrews is back in town, Ethel-Barb is getting her own damn #justice, Betty’s pulling out the crazy card with Chic, and we get maybe  the worst cameo of all time from a Mr. Andrew Cohen.

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Chapter 28: "There Will Be Blood"

There's a lot going on in Riverdale. The question is - does any of it matter?

A fairly polarizing episode from our co-hosts this week. Maud's excited by the crazy developments (maybe a return of a deceased relative) but Mac...Mac's not into it so much. Between the very low-stakes mafia issues of the Lodges, the gooberish political aspirations of Fred Andrews, or the persistent face of teenage detective work, Betty Drew, there's a LOT going on. Just...does it mean anything?

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Chapter 27: "The Hills Have Eyes"

Riverdale comes back in full force this week as the gang heads to Lodge Lodge for some rest, relaxation and risky behavior...

It's been too long, Bulldogs. We're finally back. And we're pleased to report that this episode was more of the Riverdale we really love to watch - a little high-school, a little sexy, and a ton of one-liners. Jughead and Veronica kiss, Dark Betty makes an appearance, Cheryl gets vulnerable with Toni and Kevin Keller just wants people to stop asking "are you with anyone?" Welcome back to the Doghouse - let's hope they can keep this up.

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Chapter 26: "The Tell-Tale Heart"

Everybody's in too deep, and it's only a matter of time before things start to fall apart for the Scooby gang...

In the end, it's not the crime that gets you. It's the gnawing guilt at what you've done. That's the hard lesson Betty Cooper is learning after bleaching the Cooper family kitchen to try and get rid of the mass of blood Chick spilled. Betty's struggling to keep it all together, and she knows she's gonna need help to fix this. Meanwhile, Archie's getting pressured by the "FBI," Jughead's staring down the Mayor, Veronica is trying to broker peace with warring clans and Chick Cooper is a complete sociopath. Join us in the Doghouse to make sense of all the mounting tension in Riverdale.

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Chapter 25: The Wicked and the Divine

Now THAT’s how you make a Riverdale episode! 

Dude. THIS is the Riverdale we’ve come to know and love. Everybody gets some action (especially Jughead and Betty) while the Lodges slowly take over Riverdale. Archie’s turning into a garnet-headed Goodfella, Veronica has to reckon with her sins and Tall Boy is still a total jerk. We’re here to talk about all of it in The Doghouse!

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Chapter 24: The Wrestler

We don't even know where to begin this week - there's good, there's bad, and there's some seriously crazy going down in Riverdale.

This week was a BEAST in the Doghouse. Veronica is scheming with Mommy and Daddy, Archie's trying to impress Hiram Lodge, Kevin Keller gets to tackle his carrot-topped friend, Betty's learning about her dark side with Chick, and Jughead reports on a bombshell that he maybe shouldn't have told. Oh, and Cheryl has some serious chaos up her sleeve. We're grabbing some coffee, hitting our favorite chairs and gabbing about all the latest gossip in Kevin's column - join us in the Doghouse!

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Chapter 23: The Blackboard Jungle

You guys, we just got back to the Doghouse. Did you have to make such a mess fighting in here?

After one long month, Riverdale has returned and HOO BOY is this one a rollercoaster. Archie’s working for the *finger quotes* “FBI”, Betty meets her long-lost brother and the Serpents are moving to Riverdale. And that would usually be enough, but when you throw in some really cheesy writing, inconsistency and very bad graffiti, we’ve got ourselves a real humdinger. Get your snacks and grab a couch for the newest Doghouse!

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DOGHOUSE AFTER DARK: Mid-Season Review

We're officially on break from Riverdale, so that means it's time for the DOGHOUSE AFTER DARK!

After everyone in their house got sick, Mac & Maud are finally ready to jump on their mid-season review of Riverdale. We've got a full tin of Jingle-Jangle and a ton of opinions, and we're here to share. The writers have a LOT of explaining to do, Alice and FP are our favorites, and we spend a good amount of time trying to determine whether there's too many plot points or not enough plot connections. Then, after a break, we talk to Maud, the TV Genius, about her ongoing predictions and play a round of "Guess the Plot from the Episode Name." We're working on a better title...

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S2E9 / "Chapter 22: Silent Night, Deadly Night"

A cursory watch of this episode will make one feel as though the writers had done a pretty good job of setting us up for the 13 episodes coming in January. Upon further examination, however, this actually looks to be a real clunker. Why haven't we learned more about Penny Peabody and FP Jones, and what "debt" she is holding over the Jones family? Why did you decide to tell Veronica the family's secret business plans without ever trying to reveal them to us? And why, oh why, do you keep trying to shoehorn social commentary into my dumb teen TV show?

These are all questions we ought to ask ourselves. On the other hand, creepy murderess Nana Rose is kind of incredible in her absolute cruelty. And Dark Jughead taking over Serpent business is genuinely frightening.

Still, c'mon Riverdale. We know you're better than this.

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S2E8 / "Chapter 21: House of the Devil"

This week's episode of Riverdale was brought to you by the term "awkward." Somewhere between Veronica not saying 'I love you' to Archie, Cheryl's super-creepy post- (or pre-???) shower rubdown of Josie, and the cringe-worthy strip tease of manic Betty. Maybe the only thing in this episode that fit just right were Alice and FP, together again. Because Lord knows those two have had spent a LOT of quality time together. And while Mac & Maud were pretty close to giving up on Jughead's bad character arc, in the end, we're back on track to go hunt the elusive Black Hood...

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S2E7 / "Chapter 20: Tales from the Darkside

It's a spoooky Halloween episode this week...in November...as the Black Hood tests the town to see if it's pure. Mac & Maud couldn't tell you what might be considered "pure" to the Black Hood, but we can tell you all about Sheriff Keller's weird grunting in the basement, the total Twin Peaks vibe the show's playing with this episode, and Betty Drew's wild-eyed, unwavering belief in her theory about Sheriff Keller (which is totally wrong, but when has that ever stopped her?).

Also, is...is that Mr. Svenson lurking around the corner, watching us? Ok, we need to go ahead and get out of here before things get real creepy.

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S2E6 / "Chapter 19: Death Proof"

Archie shouldn't be in charge of plans anymore. A quick review of his prior decisions ought to make anyone think twice about being leader. Unfortunately, Archie's also kinda dumb and assumed his plans will save Riverdale, which is exactly why he decides to wear his letterman jacket to a showdown between rival gangs.

Meanwhile, Betty's trying to figure out how to make amends while chatting with a serial killer; Nick St. Clair is the biggest jerk-monster in the universe; Cheryl decides she's had it with her mom's lies; and OMG MAUD IS A TV GENIUS because Fred's taking painkillers...

Strap in, cause this one's a sprint to the finish.

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S2E5 / "Chapter 18: When a Stranger Calls"

Hey, Betty? We get that you want to make sure people don't get hurt by the Black Hood. But you're starting to alienate everyone around you, and now the Black Hood is needling you to unleash Dark Betty. Which we're not gonna complain about per se, but we'd like you to feel OK. I mean, your boyfriend is about to go through a gang initiation so maybe you should check on him instead. And what the hell's up with that dude Nicky St. Clair. He seems to be a real jerk-face. At best.

Oh, and we still don't know who the Black Hood is yet. Other than there's no way it's Hal. Absolutely. OK, like 95% sure.

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