During last night’s episode of Riverdale, we finally learned the real reason that Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols) appointed FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich) as the town’s new sheriff. However, we think the former felon now has a leg up on the mayor, and here’s why.
On Chapter Forty-Six of Riverdale, titled “The Red Dahlia,” Jughead overhears Hermione talking about how she’s going to set up FP for an unknown crime. When he confides in his dad, FP reveals that Hermione asked him to kill Hiram (Mark Consuelos) in a police shootout gone awry and claimed she would back him up.
The problem? She’s not going to. The other problem? Hermione has no idea that FP is in on the plan.
This is good news for FP, considering he’s been fighting his way back into everyone’s good graces since being accused of murder. To top it off, this is the first time the Lodge family has been on the outs of what’s happening in Riverdale, and it’s about damn time.