The episode begins right where Chapter Fifty-Six left off, with Toni (Vanessa Morgan) escaping from The Farm and running to Penelope’s (Nathalie Boltt) house. Penelope welcomes her inside, gives her a cup of tea and demands to know what happened. Toni spills the tea (literally) before getting extremely drowsy and passing out.
“Thank you for the information, my dear,” Penelope says. “Very timely, indeed.”
Cut to Penelope visiting Edgar (Chad Michael Murray) at The Farm. In a surprising turn of events, she’s not interested in exposing his “shenanigans.” Instead, she wants to buy his organs in bulk.
At Pop’s Diner, Jughead, Archie and Veronica reveal that they each received a box with instructions.
When they arrive at the given address, they’re seated around a large table with Betty, who was purchased from The Farm by Penelope herself. Just then, Penelope reveals that there are two other guests joining them for dinner: the Black Hood—aka Hal (Lochlyn Munro)—and the Gargoyle King—aka Chic (Hart Denton).
That’s right, Betty’s brother, Chic, is the real Gargoyle King. And now, he has red hair—just like Penelope’s dead son, Jason.
Penelope admits to being the mastermind all along. Not only did she bring Griffins and Gargoyles into Riverdale, but she also made Chic dress up as the Gargoyle King to avoid being seen. The Black Hood is just icing on the cake.