We continue our recap of the entire Riverdale series with episodes 15 and 16 of the third season, “American Dreams” and “Big Fun”.
In this bi-weekly column (every Tuesday and Thursday), we will review the third season of Riverdale, two episodes at a time. Catch up on everything you might have missed, including recaps for all of Season 1 and 2, using the links below — or just dive right into to our most recent recap below.
Season 1 Recaps:
Episode 1: The River’s Edge
Episodes 2 and 3: Touch of Evil and Body Double
Episodes 4 and 5: The Last Picture Show and Heart of Darkness
Episodes 6 and 7: Faster Pussycats! Kill! Kill! and In a Lonely Place
Episodes 8 and 9: The Outsiders and La Grande Illusion
Episodes 10 and 11: The Lost Weekend and To Riverdale and Back Again
Episodes 12 and 13: Anatomy of a Murder and The Sweet Hereafter
Season 2 Recaps:
Episodes 1 and 2: A Kiss Before Dying and Nighthawks
Episodes 3 and 4: The Watcher in the Woods and The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Episodes 5 and 6: When a Stranger Calls and Death Proof
Episodes 7 and 8: Tales From the Darkside and House of the Devil
Episodes 9 and 10: Silent Night, Deadly Night and The Blackboard Jungle
Episodes 11 and 12: The Wrestler and The Wicked and the Divine
Episodes 13 and 14: The Tell-Tale Heart and The Hills Have Eyes
Episodes 15 and 16: There Will Be Blood and Primary Colors
Episodes 17 and 18: The Noose Tightens and A Night to Remember
Episodes 19 and 20: Prisoners and Shadow of a Doubt
Episodes 21 and 22: Judgement Night and Brave New World
Season 3 Recaps:
Episodes 1 and 2: Labor Day and Fortune and Men’s Eyes
Episodes 3 and 4: As Above, So Below and The Midnight Club
Episodes 5 and 6: The Great Escape and Manhunter
Episodes 7 and 8: The Man in Black and Outbreak
Episodes 9 and 10: No Exit and The Stranger
Episodes 11 and 12: The Red Dahlia and Bizarrodale
Episodes 13 and 14: Requiem for a Welterweight and Fire Walk With Me
Episode 15: “American Dreams” Synopsis
Gladys Jones bought the Cooper family home from Alice to live in it with her family. Jughead is torn and offers to let Betty live with them but she refuses politely and instead stays at the Pembrooke with Veronica. Now on patrols with his father (who breaks up with Alice this episode in an attempt to start things over with Gladys) and preparing for FP’s birthday party with his mother. However, Veronica finds out that Gladys is taking over the drug trade. After confronting his mother and promising not to tell FP in order to protect his feelings, he gives a speech at his father’s party at La Bonne Nuit and makes plans with Betty to take down his own mother.
Betty, dealing with her mother’s selling of her childhood home, puts her focus on helping out Archie as a means of coping – trying to help figure out where the ‘Kill The Red Paladin’ cards that were found with Ricky and Warden Norton came from. She helps Archie win and then agrees to help Jughead try to save FP, Jellybean, and the whole town from the clutches of Gladys.