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Recap / Riverdale - Chapter 22: Silent Night, Deadly Night

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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13

Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Chapter 23 | Chapter 24 | Chapter 25 | Chapter 26 | Chapter 27 | Chapter 28 | Chapter 29 | Chapter 30 | Chapter 31 | Chapter 32 | Chapter 33 | Chapter 34 | Chapter 35

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Title From: Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)


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  • Christmas Episode: The series' first.
  • Fingore: The "present" Betty receives from the Black Hood.
  • Literal Metaphor: Jughead says he "took his pound of flesh" from Penny. FP doubtless thinks he paid her back for the way she manipulated them. Jughead literally means he carved out the flesh with her Serpents tattoo. We don't know if it weighed a pound.
  • Mythology Gag: Ronnie makes a donation to cover Fred Andrews' medical expenses using her mothers black "American Excess" card, and her parents discuss a present from "Spiffany's" and a "Glamourgé egg". The comics are well known for using Brand X versions of real products.
  • The Reveal: The Black Hood is none other than Mr. Svenson.
  • Rule of Drama: Keller shoots the fleeing, ostensibly unarmed Hood dead with no warning. This is, to say the least, not anything close to normal police procedure, but it does lead to a few seconds where it looks like Archie did it.
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  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Apparently in his own twisted mind, the Black Hood's desire to kill sinners to balance out the death of a man he wrongly accused of killing his family.
  • Shout-Out: Betty's nightmare of the Black Hood climbing over the couch of her house is a shot-for-shot recreation of Bob climbing over the couch in the Palmer house.
  • Wham Shot: When the Black Hood is demasked as Mr. Svenson.
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