Leading up to Riverdale's major death
Last week's episode, "Anatomy of a Murder," revealed that bewigged patriarch, Clifford Blossom was the one who pulled the trigger on his son, Jason. Soon thereafter, the Riverdale police discovered that the Blossom family fortune came from the heroin trade, not maple syrup.
In the finale, "The Sweet Hereafter," Riverdale appeared to be settling down. Sure, Cheryl was suicidal and giving away all her prized possessions (even her spider brooch!). And, OK, Jughead was being kicked out of the Andrews home at the behest of social services and enrolled at Southside High. And, yes, Alice Cooper revealed that Polly and Betty had a mysterious older brother that she had given up for adoption as a teenager. But as far as Riverdale goes, that was relatively normal.