Review – Riverdale S01E07: “Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place”


Riverdale S01E07: “Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place”

“Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place” covered so much ground. This episode of Riverdale did a great job at moving the story forward and giving us more backstory. 

*Warning: Spoilers Ahead*

We are still looking into Jason’s (Trevor Stines) murder but now we know that Jason and Polly (Tiera Skovbye) have a baby on the way. A baby that the Cooper parents want nothing to with and the Blossom’s know nothing about.

Riverdale -- "Chapter Seven: In A Lonely Place" -- Image Number: RVD107a_0373.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Tiera Skovbye as Polly Cooper and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved

Jughead (Cole Sprouse) is displaced as a result of Fred Andrews business decisions.

Veronica (Camila Mendes) is loyal by default and does not take things lightly when it comes to her identity.

Polly is pregnant with Jason’s baby, she is struggling with her parents who want the ‘situation’ to go away.

Polly has escaped and the Cooper parents are wanting to keep things on the hush. Unfortunately for them, high school conversations are never truly private. When word gets back to Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch), of course, she jumped to conclusions. Everyone is searching for Poly and when confronted by the Blossoms, mommy Cooper decides to have a press conference to clear her daughter’s name.

Betty (Lili Reinhart) finds Poly in the attic and finds out that their parents do not want Polly’s baby, they insist on her giving the baby up for adoption. Cheryl approaches Betty offing to help Polly, she says the Blossoms and the Coopers and now on the same side.

Betty meets with the Blossoms at the diner and they seem willing to help Polly and their grandchild but later mother Blossom is clearly fishing for dirt on Polly. They clearly want the baby but not Polly.

Cheryl warns Betty and Polly them about her parents. Polly can’t live in the attic forever, Veronica offers to talk to her mother about Polly staying with them. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) agrees to let Polly stay as long as she needs to.

Veronica and her mom have been on the outs since Hermione signed Veronica’s name to give the construction contract to Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), last episode. Veronica is acting out by shopping online and clubbing with friends. We get insight on her feelings about her mother’s actions and they are more than I’m mad about you using me to help your boyfriend.

We learn why Jughead doesn’t live at home, the role of Archie’s father played in it, and then the truth comes out. FP Jones and Fred Andrews started the construction company together.

FP tells Archie and Jughead that he was hard up for money and took on some side jobs some of which got him in trouble with the law. Fred bailed him out but in exchange for the bail money had FP sign over his share of the company as a buyout.

Archie (K.J. Apa) confronts his father about cutting out Jughead’s dad. Fred’s response is that he did what he had to do for his family. Archie is not pleased about the fallout from his dad’s actions and happened to Jughead.

Riverdale -- "Chapter Seven: In A Lonely Place" -- Image Number: RVD107a_0247.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved

Jughead is taken down to the station and questioned about his past and high school conduct history. Jughead is profiled strongly, the sheriff says that he was born on the wrong side of the tracks and bullied a lot, giving him motive.

Jughead’s father was MIA during the arrest. He shows up when Jughead, Betty, and the Andrews are leaving the police station. Mr. Jones is clearly drunk.

He decides to leave Jughead in the care of Fred and promises Jughead to get himself together in the next month or two.

This episode ends with father Jones drinking a beer and a peek at Jason Blossom’s varsity jacket, that should have burned in the car fire, hanging in the closet next to his Serpents biker jacket.

Riverdale is definitely a mystery. I have so many questions now:

Does this mean that Jughead’s father had something to do with Jason’s murder?

Who would keep the jacket, evidence, hanging up in such an obvious place?

What motive would Mr. Jones have for killing Jason?

Does this have anything to do with the drugs Betty and Jughead saw in the car?

Who do you think killed Jason Blossom?

This is a dialog guys, leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts on Riverdale. What are your predictions? I want to hear from you.

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