Riverdale Season 2 Episode 1 Recap: Who Died?

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Fred Andrews survived, but who did the Angel of Death take in his place?

When Riverdale Season 2 Episode 1 got underway, Archie found himself trying to get his father to the hospital before it was too late. He drove across town and with blood seeping from his father's wound. 

The hospital looked like something out of a horror film. It was empty, but at least people appeared to help when it was really needed. Everyone gathered at the hospital to find out what happened. 

What surprised me the most was that Sheriff Keller threw out the whole premeditated schtick without knowing all of the details. Why would someone seriously say that to a kid?

Veronica and Archie made their way to the house to take Vegas for a walk and get some fresh clothing for Fred, but somewhere along the way, they indulged in a steamy hookup. 

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Archie then went ham on Veronica for going through his father's things. She was only trying to help, and I loved that she stood her ground when he told her to leave. 

Deep down, she knew Archie was hurting, and that's why she let his crazy outburst slide. All she wanted to do was be there for her man, and that's why she is such a great person. 

Fred was having a tough time of it in his mind. He kept thinking about critical moments in Archie's life, but they all ended in someone being shot. Fred woke up straight after Cheryl kissed him, and Archie realized he would need to keep his father safe. 

Archie was upset with himself for freezing on the spot when the shootout kicked off. It was a perfectly natural thing to happen, but it did not stop Arch from hurting for not doing more. 

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Archie went to extreme measures and realized he would need to guard the house when Fred returned home because the register at Pop's was untouched, further proving this was not a random shooting. 

In a surprising scene, we picked up with Miss Grundy in another city and romancing another high school student. When the kid left, the disgraced teacher was murdered by the same man who shot Fred. What the hell is going on?!

In other events, Veronica sparred with her mother, and not even her scary father, Hiram, could make Veronica listen to orders. Yes, her dad was back in the mix, and Veronica took great pleasure in letting her parents know Fred survived. 

Would it be that out of the ordinary to have Hiram and Hermione involved in the shooting? They are a wicked duo and are going to ruffle a lot of feathers this season. 

Then there was Jughead, who decided to use the Serpents to garner some insight into what happened to Fred. Unfortunately, it only proved he was a Serpent and that there was no way he was getting out of it. 

What did you think of all the shocks? Hit the comments below!

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