Archie (K.J. Apa) was used by the Blossoms on the latest episode of Riverdale.
Reluctantly Archie agreed to be Cheryl’s (Madelaine Petsch) escort for the Blossom family’s annual maple tree-tapping ceremony. In exchange for escorting Cheryl, Penelope (Nathalie Boltt) promised to help Archie get into an exclusive music school.
Val (Hayley Law) wasn’t best pleased with Archie spending time with Cheryl and all of his friends told him he was being used but he didn’t want to hear it. Instead he negotiated with Clifford (Barclay Hope) to assist his father if he helped rehabilitate Cheryl’s image within the family business.
Comforting a distraught Cheryl, Archie was surprised when she kissed him and realised everything his friends had said was true. As he left the Blossoms’ house, Archie overheard Penelope and Clifford talking about how they conspired to get Hiram arrested. Archie tried to make things up to Val but she broke up with him.
Meanwhile Veronica (Camila Mendes) befriended Ethel (Shannon Purser) and found out that her father was one of Hiram’s investors. The stress caused by Hiram’s illegal actions resulted in Ethel’s dad attempting suicide.
Elsewhere Alice (Madchen Amick) prepared to expose the Blossoms but was prevented by Hal (Lochlyn Munro) who fired her from the paper. Betty (Lili Reinhart) discovered from Archie that Polly (Tiera Skovbye) agreed to live with the Blossoms so she could spy on them so she joined forces with Alice and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) to use the expose in the school paper.
The next episode of the season is Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend. When Fred decides to finalize the divorce with Archie’s mother Mary, Archie hides his true feelings.
Tune in to The CW at 9/8c on Thursday in the US and Netflix on Friday in the UK to see the episode. Preview the episode with our gallery and the promo below: