According to Fangs, the Gargoyle King is hosting a ceremony at a clearing not too far from Riverdale.
During the ceremony, Jughead and the Serpents spring into action before anything happens to Fangs. When they pull off the Gargoyle King’s mask, they discover Tall Boy (Scott McNeil) in the costume. During an interrogation, Jughead demands to know how he’s involved with the Gargoyle King, but he’s not budging.
So, Jughead pretends to be Tall Boy, calls Hiram and asks to meet up. When they do, the Serpents are shocked to see Claudius Blossom (Barclay Hope) in his place.
Back at school, Archie tries to ask Reggie for advice about cheating on the SATs, and Reggie accidentally spills the beans about Veronica, apologizing for going behind his back and kissing her. Whoops.
During the SAT, Archie can’t focus on the task at hand. After breaking his pencil, he storms out of the classroom, resulting in an automatic zero.
Cut to Hiram talking on the phone in his study, followed by a bullet wound straight to the chest.
When Archie arrives at the hospital, Veronica is quick to judge. “He was shot sometime after you ran out of the SATs,” she says in an accusatory tone.
This is the last straw for Archie, and he labels them officially “done.”
Elsewhere in Riverdale, Jughead checks in on Tall Boy only to find him dead on the ground. Since the Serpents claim it was an accident, Jughead devises a foolproof plan:
“We’re gonna throw a party,” he says.