Last week's episode of Riverdale ended with a yet another shocker that had everyone seriously freaking out about the fate of more residents of a place that's increasingly becoming a truly dangerous place to call home. While the Season 2 premiere left audiences with their jaws on the floor following Miss Grundy's fatal brush with a cello bow, last week we watched two high-schoolers meet the man in the black hood. Thankfully, Moose and Midge alive and survived their terrifying encounter, but that doesn't mean everyone can breathe a sigh of total relief just yet... not after the letter from The Black Hood. This town is on the brink of total chaos.
Rewinding quickly: Moose was attacked in the back of a car, mid-makeout, as he and Midge indulged in a little Jingle Jangle action. Their targeting only opened up more questions about what exactly is going on in this crazy Riverdale crime spree universe, considering they seemed like the least likely characters to be under fire next. Fred Andrews made sense. Miss Grundy? Sure. But a jock and his girlfriend? Why? Was it the drugs? Was it the bad behavior? Turns out, sinful actions will not be tolerated in Riverdale. Not if the man in the black hood has anything to say and do about it.
So, what do we know about what happened to Midge and Moose? Apparently if he wasn't such a self-proclaimed "slab of beef" things would have been worse for the two of them. And clearly the man in the black hood is scary AF face to face, as if we didn't already know. When Archie, who has stepped into the roll of Riverdale watchdog (more on that later) plays detective at the hospital, Moose tells him that the guy who shot him was definitely in a black hood and that those menacing green eyes were his most memorable trait. By the way, Archie is basically Olivia Benson and Batman rolled into the body of a red-headed boy-next-door now and we are going to have to get used to it.
OK, back to the hooded assailant in question. "They were blank," Midge recalls of the man's eyes. "It was like there wasn't even a person behind them. It was like Michael Myers. He has the devil's eyes."
Yikes. But that's not all we know.
The man in the black hood literally calls himself The Black Hood, so there's that. And he's a fan of publicity, because he's hoping to get his letter to Alice Cooper published so everyone can be aware of his horrifying agenda.
This is The Black Hood. I am the man who shot the adulterer at Pop's. I killed the child predator at Greendale. I shot the drug and sex addicted teenagers at Lover's Lane. Riverdale is not innocent. It's a town of hypocrites, degenerates, and criminals. My wrath is the price of your lies, your secrets, your sins. I will not stop. I cannot be stopped. I am the wolf. You are the flock. This is the bloodletting. You will hear from me again," reads the chilling note. Dun, dun, dun, indeed.
While people are being attacked left and right and there's a killer on the loose, Veronica is busy making sure everyone watches The Machelorette premiere in peace because priorities. But Archie has other plans. Like, things are getting real. He's recruiting people for his Red Circle amateur crusaders and they mean business. Black Hood, beware. Archie's got a mask and a weapon and he's not afraid to use them. "We will find you. We will hunt you. And we will end you," he says in his video message, while Hiram looks on, pleased as punch. Superhero Archie to the rescue!
For now, Midge and Moose are safe... but the Black Hood claims there's more bloodshed on the way. We'll have to wait and see if Archiekins' band of red-masked brothers will defeat his devilish wrath.