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Recap / Riverdale - Chapter 24: The Wrestler

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Title From: The Wrestler (2008)


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  • Alliterative Name: Cheryl's ancestor Barnabas B. Blossom.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: A look at the plaque at the base of General Pickens' statue shows that he is honored as "The Founding Father of the Sweetwater River Valley" not of Riverdale itself, which prevents a plothole as the town was founded in the 1940s and Pickens is implied to have carried out his massacre of the Uktena in the early 1900s or earlier.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Sierra, not wanting Josie to perform at the Pickens Day festival with Veronica, tells her daughter all about how corrupt the Lodges are in how they do business. While Sierra is not wrong in this assessment, she herself isn't exactly a paragon of moral virtues. Regardless, Josie immediately buys into it, and goes to confront Veronica and viciously chew her out. Josie then bails on their Pickens Day performance and storms out of the room without giving Veronica a chance to explain herself. Veronica responds to this by gathering Valerie and Melody to perform with her instead at Pickens Day, as "Veronica and the Pussycats", leaving Josie looking utterly heartbroken.
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  • The Man Behind the Man: General Augustus Pickens is remembered as the founding father of the Sweetwater Valley area, but the one really pulling the strings and financing the whole thing was Colonel Barnabus B. Blossom.
  • Red Baron: Hiram earned his nickname "The Ram" from his time as the high school captain of the wrestling team.
  • Written by the Winners: The official story of the settlement of the lands around the Sweetwater River conveniently leaves out the massacre of 400 members of the Uktena tribe who used to live on the land that later became Riverdale.
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