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As Riverdale reaches its season-two endgame, we were tempted to call this episode¬†‚Äúthe calm before the storm,‚ÄĚ but then we remembered that ‚ÄúShadow Of A Doubt‚ÄĚ includes a scene where the Black Hood raises hell at Fred and Hermione‚Äôs mayoral debate. That this week‚Äôs tense episode feels quiet in comparison is proof that the show operates on an unrivaled level of insanity, which is why Dial M For Maple loves it so much. Special guest host Eric Thurm joins Cameron to discuss the looming threat of Small Fry, the Death Becomes Her remake of their dreams, and the profound point Riverdale might be trying to make about the American Dream.

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For further thoughts on all of the mayhem in Riverdale, check out our colleague LaToya Ferguson’s excellent TV Club reviews.