Archie points a gun at Hiram in the trailer for Riverdale season 3, episode 11

24 January 2019, 19:33

Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Kelly Ripa finally rolls into town as Hiram's mistress and Archie and Josie grow closer in the next episode of Riverdale season 3.

After two deaths, one absolutely wild Gargoyle King reveal and one gun shot wound that ending up putting Hiram Lodge in a hospital bed, Riverdale is back back BACK AGAIN with another dramatic AF episode and the trailer for episode 11 of season 3 has left us with so 👏 many 👏 questions.

The episode, titled 'The Red Dahlia', will air on Wednesday January 30th and will be the episode we've all been waiting for... the one where we meet Hiram's alleged mistress Mrs Mulwray, played by Mark Consuelos' real life wife, Kelly Ripa.

According to a press release, the synopsis for episode 11 reads: After one of their own becomes the target of an unseen assailant, the gang works together to get to the bottom of Riverdale’s latest mystery. Meanwhile, Betty (Lili Reinhart) works with a surprising ally to piece together clues about a series of deaths in the town. Elsewhere, a spiralling Archie (KJ Apa) sets out on a new path, while Jughead (Cole Sprouse) comes face to face with Ms. Mulwray (guest star Ripa), Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) alleged mistress.

In addition to all of that drama, it looks like Veronica and Reggie are a) back on and b) about to team up to ~destroy some evidence~. TIME FOR A TRAILER DEEP DIVE!

Archie and Jughead in the trailer for Riverdale season 3, episode 11
Archie and Jughead in the trailer for Riverdale season 3, episode 11. Picture: The CW

🚨 ARCHOSIE IS COMING 🚨

EVERYBODY MAN YOUR BATTLE STATIONS, THE MOST UNEXPECTED YET PERFECT SHIP IS ABOUT TO COME SAILING IN. Archie and Josie's ~relationship~, which has been teased by both KJ Apa and Ashleigh Murray, looks like it's about to start gaining some traction in episode 11. Following his struggles to reintegrate into life back in Riverdale, Josie helps him and well, things might end up getting a bit spicier.

Want more tea on all the Archosie behind the scenes spoilers? They're right here, baby.

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Hermione, did you shoot your husband? Yes or no? ANSWER QUICKLY.

At the end of episode 10, Hiram was shot by an unknown assailant and Mrs Hermione Lodge, who just made her first big play against her husband by hiring FP Jones as the new Sheriff, now seems to be the number one suspect. Jughead, who is wearing some lovely trouser braces this episode, embarks on a sleuth to find out who shot Hiram and the Mayor's office is stop number one... 👀

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LOOKS LIKE PENELOPE FINALLY GOT HER BROTHEL!

Betty can be heard saying "you're exploiting other women" to Penelope which we guess means Madame Blossom's business is well and truly up and running! Good for her! An independent woman who doesn't need Hiram Lodge's half-hearted help! A dream finally realised!

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Kelly Ripa is here and she looks rich.

Finally, after weeks of teasing, Kelly Ripa has arrived for her guest spot as Hiram's alleged mistress, Mrs Mulwray, who's described as “a beautiful, icy femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that's much bigger than she initially realised."

BUT WHAT'S HER JOB? WHY DOES SHE HAVE A GUN? WHY DOES SHE HAVE A GLAMERGÉ EGG? WHAT'S THE CONSPIRACY?! WHAT'S HIRAM DONE NOW?! I'M STRESSED!

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Archie has been back for FIVE minutes and he's already got himself into a bar fight.

Uhhhhh, why is Archie in a bar anyway? Is he an alcoholic now? Can someone please help this poor misguided child? We're all worried about him. Josie? Please?

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THAT'S *SHERIFF JONES* TO YOU...

Time to report for duty, Forsythe stans! Sheriff Jones looks like he's ready to start investigating his first big case but Jughead seems to have some intel that a set up is afoot. Seeing as Jug can be seen interacting with Mrs Mulwray, Hermione and Veronica this episode, it sounds like one of them is trying to run a cheeky scam.

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Betty has a lead and she's not letting it go.

Hang on a second - is the surprising ally that Betty has been working with... Hal Cooper?! Is he helping her solve the mysterious deaths in town? Also, WHO does she think committed the perfect murder?! Hermione? Her mother?! LEAVE ALICE OUT OF THIS!!!

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Reggie and Veronica are up to something...

WHAT ARE THEY BURNINGGGGGGGGGGGGG? ARE THEY BOXES OF FIZZLE ROCKS?! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!

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Archie's got a gun...

Pretty bold of Archie, who has literally been on the run from authorities and Hiram Lodge for the last 10 episodes to just strooooooll up into his hospital room with a GUN. Is it another fever dream? Probably... considering Hiram doesn't die.

Also, this is honestly the worst hospital in the history of hospitals. Where is the security?!

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Watch the full trailer at the top of the page. Riverdale returns on Wednesday January 30th.