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We continue our recap of the entire Riverdale series with episodes 9 and 10 of the third season, “No Exit” and “The Stranger”.

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


Episode 9 (Mid-Season Premiere): “No Exit” Synopsis

Despite paying her father off to protect her friends, Josie’s almost attacked by a gargoyle and Veronica goes to Hiram to ask why. He reveals that he knows she’s been cooking the books to keep money from him and reveals that a faberge egg has been stolen from the Lodge home. She brokers a deal with Jughead who kicks not only Cheryl and Toni from the Serpents (a series of cat burglaries and Cheryl’s lipstick kiss of hubris doing them in) but also Fangs for selling Fizzle Rocks to people (because  his mother is sick). When the egg is returned, Veronica promptly ends up destroying it and breaking the deal with her father.

Meanwhile, Reggie has troubles with the Gargoyle Gang while doing beer runs. After making a deal with the Serpents, they all work together to run off the Gang after they’ve scared Josie and attacked one of the Sisters of Quiet Mercy kids that Betty was caring for. He and Veronica get close and end up kissing at La Bonne Nuit.

Betty’s caring for the Sisters of Quiet Mercy kids and trying to get legal work done against the convent with Sierra to no avail. After finding one of the girls with Fizzle Rocks, she helps to get Fangs kicked from the Serpents. Tyler, the boy with the drugs, is beaten up and reveals to everyone that Betty lied about the death of the Gargoyle King. She promises that they’re all safe there but finds them more places to stay with the Blossoms (after she refuses for them to go with the Farm). Finally, Sierra reveals that Hiram posted the Sisters’ bail and they left a message in their cells saying “We go to join thee.” Rushing to the convent, she finds all the Sisters dead – a mass suicide.

Five weeks after fleeing Riverdale, Archie’s hidden away in a cabin with Vegas. He’s joined a park ranger service and goes out on patrol with the dog when he comes across a bear. The bear attacks him and he returns to the cabin deeply wounded and he tries to save himself. He then proceeds to, as he loses blood, have a psychotropi