At the Cooper home, things get real weird, real fast. It all starts when Alice (Mädchen Amick) takes her old wedding dress to the tailor. Why? Because she’s getting baptized into the Farm. Gulp.
To no surprise, Betty is really, really concerned. So, she tracks down a former member named Martha (Victoria Bidewell), who spills major details on what to expect.
Martha explains that her sister died during the ritual, considering the Farm pretty much brings members to the brink of death. When Martha calls it “ascension,” Betty immediately perks up, since the Midnight Club recently reunited to complete their “ascension night.”
Betty races across town to stop the ritual and walks in to find a horrifying scene. The Farm is dressed in all-white and gathered around Polly (Tiera Skovbye), who is holding an unconscious Alice underwater. Betty immediately pulls her to the surface and begins performing CPR. She succeeds…sorta.
Later that night, Alice is rambling on about how she was “reborn” and must sell the house to complete the process.
Well, that was…weird. Riverdale returns to The CW next Wednesday, March 6, at 8 p.m.