The clues for Season 2's crime wave
Aguirre-Sacasa strengthened the Godfather theory in a post-finale interview, stating that “I can only say that when Mark Consuelos arrives, as handsome and charming as he is, we’re definitely going to get a sense that a young Michael Corleone has arrived in Riverdale.”
Potentially, if the Riverdale writers don’t want to lose the Lodges, being such strong, canonical characters as they are, there’s the potential for Chic Cooper, Betty and Polly’s long-lost older brother to swoop in and steal the mantle of big bad. Having seen the dark side of Betty earlier this season, perhaps Chic is an American-Psycho-type with a sadistic streak?
Expect the crime genre to weigh on the core four, too. In particular, Jughead, who gladly and eagerly accepted his father’s jacket from the Southside Serpents as Betty, horrified, looked on. Jughead, who, in his own words, has always been weird, seems to embrace these ruffians who accept his rough edges.
And as Aguirre-Sacasa has said, Archie will be forever changed by the moment at Pop’s: “What Archie witnessed in Pops is the equivalent of what Bruce Wayne witnessed when he saw his parents gunned down in that alley or when Peter Parker learned his Uncle Ben had been murdered by a burglar he could have stopped.” Spider-Archie in Season 3?