During the third season of Riverdale, I’ve pointed my finger at multiple characters for various mysteries: Archie Andrews (KP Apa) for—potentially—pulling the trigger, Penelope Blossom (Nathalie Boltt) for being an alleged serial killer, and Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) for being the Gargoyle King…but what about Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols)?
After I watched last night’s episode of Riverdale, titled “Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia,” I couldn’t help but feel like Hermione is the low-key mastermind behind the town’s latest mysteries. Yes, the character has been flying under the radar for the past few episodes, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have her hands in just about everything.
In fact, the brand-new installment proved that Hermione knows far more than I initially thought. When Veronica (Camila Mendes) discovers that her mom’s name is listed on the Fizzle Rock paperwork, she confronts her, demanding answers.
Hermione reveals that she didn’t know about the drugs until it was too late. She did, however, create a distraction (the quarantine) so Hiram could shut down the factory. Unfortunately, he went behind her back and consolidated everything into the prison (or so she says).