Riverdale Season 3: 3 Ups & 4 Downs From 'The Dark Secret Of Harvest House'


3. Veronica And Archie Take Down Hiram

Riverdale Veronica Lodge Archie Andrews
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Ever since arriving at the beginning of last season, Hiram Lodge has done his best to turn Riverdale into his one-stop mob shop, attempting to take over the town piece by piece and build his own federal prison.

Though it seemed like he decided to take a new path in recent weeks (the result of some reflection after being shot), he randomly did a 180 and decided that he literally wanted to buy the town and, when challenged by Archie to a fight, he sought great pleasure in attempting to kill his former rival. Sheesh Hiram, calm down.

However, unbeknownst to Mr Lodge, the F.B.I. had aligned with Veronica, Archie and Mary Andrews in an attempt to take him down and, when he ran illegal betting for his match at La Bonne Nuit, and subsequently took part in that very match, he found himself carted off in handcuffs.

As pointless as Hiram's unnecessary heel turn takeover was, it did provide us with the opportunity to see him bested by the two people he hurt more than anyone. For that reason alone, his mediocre resurgence may have been worth it.

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