Only on Riverdale are blood-curdling screams and incest revelations served up as often as hamburgers and milkshakes. The second season of the hit CW series is in full swing, and with it comes a brand new mystery: the murderous Black Hood.
We met the masked madman in the Season 1 finale, when he entered Pop's Diner and shot our hero Archie Andrew's father, Fred, nearly killing him. His secret identity has been the focal point of these first six episodes, as we've watched him slay Miss Grundy, shoot Riverdale High students (and recreational drug users) Moose and Midge, stalk and mentally torture Betty Cooper, and, in the latest episode, "Death Proof," hunt down and shoot a Southside drug dealer known as the Sugar Man.
There are no clear leads on the Black Hood, but based on Archie's memories of his father's attack, we know the killer is a white man, middle-aged, well-built, with piercing green eyes. And, if his letters and phone calls to Betty are legit, he's attempting to cleanse Riverdale of sin and sinners, motivated by her speech at the town's 75th Anniversary Jubilee – an event he claims to have attended. He also claims that he and Betty have a special connection, one might have unwittingly made her both his primary target and the unwitting instigator of his master plan.
With all of that to consider, we decided to take a stab at the real identity – or identities – of Riverdale's Black Hood killer.