Blue Marina And The Diamonds
8 deadly theories about the identity of Black Hood on "Riverdale".
Riverdale returned to our screens this October with a crazy killer on the loose. They shot Fred, who thankfully survived, but Miss Grundy wasn't so lucky. So who is the Riverdale murderer? Well, we've got a few theories.
As you might remember from season one, there was a theory going around that child snatcher Miss Grundy's psycho ex-husband who was the one responsible for killing Jason Blossom. Some people didn't think he was even real but he's existence was confirmed in the second episode of season two. Furthermore, Sheriff Keller says he has an alibi. Is he innocent? Depends if you believe Sheriff Keller (we don't).
This theory is purely based on looks. Hal does look VERY similar to the shooter and it's not hard to imagine his face under the balaclava. The problem is that we have no idea about his possible motive. As far as we know, he doesn't have one. We'll need more time to see how Hal behaves in future episodes before taking this theory seriously
Where do we even start with this dodgy DILF? Veronica's dad is rumoured to be behind much of the nastiness in Riverdale. We know he's got dodgy dealings going on but the attacks on some of Riverdale's residents don't seem relevant to him at all. The only one who seems to know anything about Hiram's activities is Hermione, and she's being acting very strangely lately. Does she know something we don't?
Talking of which, what if it was Hermione? She had a brief fling with Archie's father and at the time it her feelings seemed genuine. Now, she seems very committed to Hiram and it's possible they both plotted to have Fred removed so they can move in on his construction site. However, unless she's got a body suit and green contact lenses, Hermione is unlikely to be the shooter. Maybe she hired a hit man but does Hermione really seem like a cold-blooded (attempted) killer to you?
Yes, we know he’s dead. But Clifford was up to all sorts of illegal stuff before he died and he would do anything to protect his interests. What if, with the help of Penelope, they faked his death? They're rich enough to buy a convincing fake dead body, for sure. Why would he shoot Fred? Maybe it was to do with the construction site or perhaps he wanted to get back at Archie for his involvement in revealing he was Jason's killer? It's far-fetched but this is Riverdale. Anything's possible.
Sheriff Keller is our prime suspect. Why? Because the investigation into the attack on Fred has been a shit show from the start and it's looking suspiciously like a cover up operation. We thought that the Sheriff was just inept at his job, given a bunch of high schoolers solved the biggest murder case in Riverdale's history before he did. But what if he never wanted that case to be solved at all? What if the Sheriff has been in cahoots with the Blossoms or the Lodges all along? Do not trust him!
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed in an interview with Variety magazine that the writers have THREE possible identities for the Black Hood in mind - and they haven't decided who will eventually be the killer! It won't be until the end of the season that they'll decide. It could even be more than one person, especially if they already have three in mind.