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** Then, Alice calls out Hal for being a {{Hypocrite}} for killing people he deemed, while had an affair with Penelope Blossom.

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** Then, Alice calls out Hal for being a {{Hypocrite}} for killing people he deemed, deemed sinful, like Fred for having an affair with Hermione, while he himself had an affair with Penelope Blossom.


* TookALevelInBadass: '''Cheryl''', and how. When the Black Hood attacks her house with an axe, she grabs her bow and hunting cape, confronts him face-to-face, and chases him off into the woods.



* WhamEpisode: A given, being a Riverdale season's penultimate episode.

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* WhamEpisode: A given, being a Riverdale season's penultimate episode.episode.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Despite putting him up to the shooting in the first place, Hiram laughs off Reggie's plea for help during the riots and leaves him to his own devices.

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* RevengeByProxy: Lampshaded by Small Fry when he confronts Hermione and Veronica.
-->'''Small Fry''': My father told me that if he was ever murdered, not to take the life of the man who killed him. But to take the lives of those that man loved the most.


!!!For the recap index, go [[AC:[[{{Recap/Riverdale}} here]]]].

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!!!For the recap index, go [[AC:[[{{Recap/Riverdale}} [[AC:[[Recap/{{Riverdale}} here]]]].



* BigDamnHeroes: Archie on the rooftop of Pop's Diner throwing {{molotov cocktail}}s at the Ghoulies attacking from the outside before Tom, Fred and FP drive off the invading gang with a shotgun.



* DefiantCaptive: Toni, who is being held captive by Penny, tells the latter to go to hell after Penny threatens to skin her should Jughead not come.
* DownerEnding: Hal is arrested for his crimes as the Black Hood, but Betty and Archie find out there is still another Black Hood out there. The Ghoulies vow to bring down Riverdale come morning, and the episode ends with FP carrying Jughead's seemingly lifeless body after the latter's now SenselessSacrifice.



* DownerEnding: Hal is arrested for his crimes as the Black Hood, but Betty and Archie find out there is still another Black Hood out there. The Ghoulies vow to bring down Riverdale come morning, and the episode ends with FP carrying Jughead's seemingly lifeless body after the latter's HeroicSacrifice.


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* ManipulativeBastard: Hiram, of course. After the Ghoulies threaten to drive the Serpents out of Riverdale, Jughead pieces together Hiram's culpability - Fangs getting shot, leading to the riot, the Ghoulies invading - all a plot to get rid of the Serpents. Veronica, meanwhile uncovers [[{{Scandalgate}} the October Surprise]] he was planning on using against Fred, even though Hermione would suffer a bit as well.


* PietaPlagiarism: FP carries Jughead in a position reminiscent of this. WordOfGod confirms it was inspired by [[ComicBook/{{ADeathInTheFamily}} A Death In The Family]].
* ShoutOut: This episode seems to like referring DC comics a lot:
** Cheryl's outfit basically looks like a gender-reversal colour-shifted Green Arrow.
** Veronica reacting to Hermione's proposal of a million-dollar bounty on the Black Hood with "Good lord mom! Are you and Daddy trying to turn Riverdale into Gotham City?!"
** The obvious homage to [[ComicBook/{{ADeathInTheFamily}} A Death In The Family]] in the final scene.

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* PietaPlagiarism: FP carries Jughead in a position reminiscent of this. WordOfGod confirms it was inspired by [[ComicBook/{{ADeathInTheFamily}} A Death In The Family]].
ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily.
* ShoutOut: This episode seems PreSacrificeFinalGoodbye: Delivered by Jughead via a TearJerker phone call to like referring DC comics a lot:
** Cheryl's outfit basically looks like a gender-reversal colour-shifted Green Arrow.
** Veronica reacting
Betty.
-->'''Jughead:''' I just wanted
to Hermione's proposal of a million-dollar bounty on the Black Hood with "Good lord mom! Are let you and Daddy trying to turn Riverdale into Gotham City?!"
** The obvious homage to [[ComicBook/{{ADeathInTheFamily}} A Death In The Family]] in the final scene.
know that I love you. I'll never stop loving you.



* SenselessSacrifice: Jughead's attempt at turning himself over to the Ghoulies fails with Penny breaking her end of the bargain and declaring war on Riverdale anyways [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown after the Ghoulies have mauled Jughead]].
* ShoutOut: This episode seems to like referring DC comics a lot:
** Cheryl's outfit basically looks like a gender-reversal colour-shifted Green Arrow.
** Veronica reacting to Hermione's proposal of a million-dollar bounty on the Black Hood with "Good lord mom! Are you and Daddy trying to turn Riverdale into Gotham City?!"
** The obvious homage to ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily in the final scene.
* TakeAThirdOption: When the Serpents vote to face off against the Ghoulies in a do-or-die resistance against a siege the latter is threatening, Jughead makes a deal with Hiram, who was responsible for hiring the Ghoulies, in that he would turn himself over to avert the war. Immediately backfires as after Jughead is beaten, Penny declares she isn't even honoring the deal, and claims Riverdale will go down in flames.



* PreSacrificeFinalGoodbye: Delivered by Jughead via a TearJerker phone call to Betty.
-->'''Jughead:''' I just wanted to let you know that I love you. I'll never stop loving you.


* BreakThemByTalking: While giving her "The Reason you Suck" speech to Hal (to distract him so Betty can grab the fireplace shovel to knock him out), Alice doesn't shy from twisting the knife a little bit by basically telling him he has a weird Oedipus complex for his mother, that he's a fail-serial killer, and finally that she cheated on him with F.P. , who , BTW, "is more man than (Hal) ever was, in ANY way". Hal's reaction is not very positive, to say the least.

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* BreakThemByTalking: While giving her "The Reason you Suck" speech to Hal (to distract him so Betty can grab the fireplace shovel to knock him out), Alice doesn't shy from twisting the knife a little bit by basically telling him he has a weird Oedipus complex for his mother, that he's a fail-serial killer, and finally that she cheated on him with F.P. , who , who, BTW, "is more man than (Hal) ever was, in ANY way". Hal's reaction is not very positive, to say the least.



* MolotovCocktail: Archie and Pop Tates' plan on how to defend the Chocklit Shoppe from the Ghoulies

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* MolotovCocktail: Archie and Pop Tates' plan on how to defend the Chocklit Shoppe from the GhouliesGhoulies.



* ShoutOut: This episode seems to like referring DC comics a lot
** Cheryl's outfit basically looks like a gender-reversal colour-shifted Green Arrow

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* ShoutOut: This episode seems to like referring DC comics a lot
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** Cheryl's outfit basically looks like a gender-reversal colour-shifted Green ArrowArrow.



** The obvious homage to [[ComicBook/{{ADeathInTheFamily}} A Death In The Family]] in the final scene

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** The obvious homage to [[ComicBook/{{ADeathInTheFamily}} A Death In The Family]] in the final scenescene.


* TheVietNamWar: When asked if he has a gun, Pop Tates says that he doesn't because he's got more than enough gun trauma from "the war". Combine this with his mention of having to defend the Chocklit shop during 1970s riots and the timeline suggests it was indeed Vietnam he refers to.

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* TheVietNamWar: TheVietnamWar: When asked if he has a gun, Pop Tates says that he doesn't because he's got more than enough gun trauma from "the war". Combine this with his mention of having to defend the Chocklit shop during 1970s riots and the timeline suggests it was indeed Vietnam he refers to.

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* MolotovCocktail: Archie and Pop Tates' plan on how to defend the Chocklit Shoppe from the Ghoulies


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* TheVietNamWar: When asked if he has a gun, Pop Tates says that he doesn't because he's got more than enough gun trauma from "the war". Combine this with his mention of having to defend the Chocklit shop during 1970s riots and the timeline suggests it was indeed Vietnam he refers to.


* BreakthemByTalking: While giving her "The Reason you Suck" speech to Hal (to distract him so Betty can grab the fireplace shovel to knock him out), Alice doesn't shy from twisting the knife a little bit by basically telling him he has a weird Oedipus complex for his mother, that he's a fail-serial killer, and finally that she cheated on him with F.P. , who , BTW, "is more man than (Hal) ever was, in ANY way". Hal's reaction is not very positive, to say the least.

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* BreakthemByTalking: BadassBoast: Cheryl telling the Black Hood that she only misses when she wants to miss while aiming at him with her bow.
* BreakThemByTalking:
While giving her "The Reason you Suck" speech to Hal (to distract him so Betty can grab the fireplace shovel to knock him out), Alice doesn't shy from twisting the knife a little bit by basically telling him he has a weird Oedipus complex for his mother, that he's a fail-serial killer, and finally that she cheated on him with F.P. , who , BTW, "is more man than (Hal) ever was, in ANY way". Hal's reaction is not very positive, to say the least.


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* TooMuchInformation: To a certain degree, as basically Alice implies that F.P. has pretty decent, err, natural attributes when she tells Hal he is "more of a real man than Hal is in any way".


* Shout-out: This episode seems to like referring DC comics a lot

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* Shout-out: ShoutOut: This episode seems to like referring DC comics a lot


* Shoutout: This episode seems to like referring DC comics a lot

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* Shoutout: Shout-out: This episode seems to like referring DC comics a lot


* BreakthemByTalking: While giving her "The Reason you Suck" speech to Hal (to distract him so Betty can grab the fireplace shovel to knock him out), Alice doesn't shy from twisting the knife a little bit by basically telling him he has a weird Oedipus complex for his mother, that he's a fail-serial killer, and finally that she cheated on him with F.P. , who , BTW, "is more man than (Hal) ever was, in ANY way". Hal's reaction is not very positive, to say the least.



* Shoutout: This episode seems to like referring DC comics a lot
** Cheryl's outfit basically looks like a gender-reversal colour-shifted Green Arrow
** Veronica reacting to Hermione's proposal of a million-dollar bounty on the Black Hood with "Good lord mom! Are you and Daddy trying to turn Riverdale into Gotham City?!"
** The obvious homage to [[ComicBook/{{ADeathInTheFamily}} A Death In The Family]] in the final scene



** Veronica calls out Hermoine for not only sticking with Hiram despite all the shady things he has done, but also planning on releasing her affair with Fred last season as that could not only destroy his campaign, but also his life.

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** Veronica calls out Hermoine Hermione for not only sticking with Hiram despite all the shady things he has done, but also planning on releasing her affair with Fred last season as that could not only destroy his campaign, but also his life.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Veronica calls out Hermoine for not only sticking with Hiram despite all the shady things he has done, but also planning on releasing her affair with Fred last season as that could not only destroy his campaign, but also his life.
** Then, Alice calls out Hal for being a {{Hypocrite}} for killing people he deemed, while had an affair with Penelope Blossom.

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* HeroicBSOD: Betty is so stunned at the sight of Jughead's horrifically maimed body that she is frozen in shock, unable to say a word.

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* AndYourLittleDogToo: Malachi taunts Jughead that the Ghoulies will come after Betty once they're finished with him. He naturally does not take it well.

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