Elsewhere, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Toni (Vanessa Morgan) are in bed discussing their future. Although Toni’s plans are still up in the air, Cheryl is set on attending her family’s go-to school, Highsmith College.
When she meets with the dean, she raves about her legacy status before learning there’s been a change to the admission process: The school board is looking to diversify with women outside the alumni pool. Womp, womp.
Cheryl knows exactly who the culprit is, so she confronts her mom, Penelope (Nathalie Boltt), at the Maple Club. You know, the brothel that Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead discovered in Chapter Forty-Six.
To no surprise, Penelope isn’t afraid to admit her wrongdoing and claims that Cheryl isn’t worthy of Highsmith College. “You are an aberration,” she says.
Back at school, Cheryl is on another level, and poor Kevin gets caught in the crossfire. It all started when Cheryl spots Kevin, who is very obviously down in the dumps. When he reveals that he’s having boy problems, Cheryl immediately names his secret lover, Moose.
“Please, I have eyes,” she says. “I saw you lounging together at my pool party, looking like a community theater production of The Talented Mr. Ripley.”
When Cheryl devises a plan to give Moose the “nudge” he needs, things get real awkward, real fast. She grabs the school’s intercom and demands the students show more appreciation for their gay peers. She then reveals that a “hunky RROTC cadet” is afraid to come out of the closet. She concludes her speech by adding that today’s lunch is shepherd’s pie.
After class, Moose pulls Kevin aside and demands to know more about his involvement. Although Kevin didn’t know Cheryl’s plans, that doesn’t stop him from giving Moose an ultimatum.
In the bathroom, Toni storms in and confronts Cheryl, saying she’s out of line for outing Moose. You see, Toni doesn’t speak to her family because they don’t respect her sexual orientation, so she relates to Moose’s situation with his dad. With no support from her family, she found a new home with the Serpents, which she’s no longer a part of thanks to Cheryl.