Date I finished watching it: April 24, 2017 (Season 1, Episodes 1-10)
There was a new student at Riverdale High, Veronica Lodge. Veronica Lodge and her family (mother Hermione Lodge and father Hiram Lodge) used to be so rich until Hiram got caught and sent to prison. Veronica’s first friends were Betty Cooper and Archie. Betty always liked her best friend Archie, and when she told him about what she felt, he said that he didn’t look at her or love her that way. Also, Veronica and Archie were dared by Cheryl Blossom, and they ended up kissing in a closet, and when they got out, Betty was gone. After that incident, they managed to be friends again and even joined the cheerleading team led by Cheryl.
Cheryl Blossom is the twin of Jason Blossom, who was lost on the morning of July 4, when both of them were boating. She’s still grieving the loss of her twin but still manages to appear like a bitch when provoked. Along the way, pieces of Jason’s disappearance are starting to be uncovered. Jason and Betty’s elder sister Polly were dating and were expecting a baby. Since the Blossoms and the Coopers could never get along, their parents were against their relationship. (The conflict between those families started since Betty Cooper’s grandfather was shot by Jason Blossom’s grandfather) Jason and Polly originally planned to escape and live far away to start their new family, but Polly’s parents found out about it. When she was about to sneak out, a woman and two-man were waiting for her. She was sent to a center for troubled youth, and her parents simply told everyone that she was sick. After Betty visited her (accompanied by Jughead, who later on she dated), Polly escaped and hid in their attic. Betty found her and made her live at Veronica’s house. They hosted a baby shower, and Betty’s mother finally accepted the baby. Since Betty’s father could not take a child from the Blossoms, he left the house, but it turns out Polly didn’t come home because she chose to live at the Blossoms. The Coopers were devastated, but they were told later on that she was doing it to spy on them because she thinks they had something to do with Jason’s death.
Other relevant scenes:
- On July 4, Archie and Ms. Grundy (music teacher) were on the riverside and heard a gunshot but didn’t tell anyone about it because they didn’t want anyone to know that they were dating.
- Betty, together with Veronica, stalked Ms. Grundy and found out that she was using an alias. They broke into her car to find that out. She later confessed to Archie that she changed her name so that her former husband, a drunkard and physically abusive, could not find her. Their affair was later on busted by Betty’s mother after reading it from her diary. Ms. Grundy left the town.
- Jason’s body was found with a gunshot on his head.
- Veronica’s mother and Jason’s father were having an affair but ended it after deciding it was for the better.