Last night’s episode of Riverdale finally introduced us to the most talked about character of season three: Mrs. Mulwray (Kelly Ripa).
If you’re thinking, that name sounds awfully familiar, you’re not alone. The character is based on Evelyn Mulwray from the 1974 film Chinatown, a role that was portrayed by Faye Dunaway.
While we don’t know the reason for the crossover, it makes sense with last night’s installment, titled “Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia.” Not only was the episode sprinkled with neo-noir references, but it also had a few subtle Chinatown nods.
“No one’s innocent in Crime Town,” Jughead (Cole Sprouse) says before breaking into Mrs. Mulwray’s room.