What happens in Riverdale 3x20? The Gargoyle King confronts Betty on Prom Night

25 April 2019, 16:06

By Katie Louise Smith

Betty faces off against Edgar and the Gargoyle King, Archie goes back to boxing and it's time for Prom on Riverdale season 3, episode 20.

Gladys is gone. Penny is back. Josie has officially skipped town. Alice is now a sister wife. Evelyn is actually 26. Toni is in the cult. And Hal Cooper is... dead?! (Ha! Unlikely...) The latest episode of Riverdale packed a huge punch, and with only three episodes left until the season finale, it looks like the next episode is about to be even crazier.

The next episode of Riverdale, titled 'Prom Night', will air on Wednesday 1st May.

The synopsis for the episode reads: "Betty takes matters into her own hands after learning some unsettling news about her father. Mary grows concerned by Archie’s desire to take boxing to the next level. Elsewhere, Cheryl runs into a roadblock during her campaign for prom queen, while Jughead and Betty’s plan to confront the Gargoyle King takes an unexpected turn."

What happens in Riverdale 3x20? Here's your extended promo trailer deep dive...

Riverdale 3x20: Betty has a gun and she's not afraid to use it!
Riverdale 3x20: Betty has a gun and she's not afraid to use it! Picture: The CW

Mary Andrews is back to knock some sense into Archie

Mary is back in town and she's stepping in to help Archie in Fred's absence. After the fallout from Randy Ronson's death, Archie swore that he'd never get back in the ring... BUT GUESS WHAT? He's back in the ring. And Mary isn't happy about it. FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE ARCHIE, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!!!

(Luke Perry's final episode of Riverdale aired on April 24th. No details have been disclosed about how they will address his absence on screen yet.)


Will u come to prom with me? Xoxo, Gargoyle King

Surprise bitch, the Gargoyle King is back back BACK AGAIN. And this time, it's prom season. Someone gets sent an invitation from the GK himself, using that very familiar red wax seal as seen in the flashback episode and on the fake invites sent by Betty earlier in the season.

But who picks up the letter? Is it Betty? Why is the Gargoyle King targeting her?! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!


Betty learns to shoot guns! Yay!

I have a question: how old do you have to be to go to a shooting range? Because Betty is like, 17... and has no available parents to sign a permission slip. Does Riverdale have their own gun laws? Do they even HAVE any gun laws?! Did she use a fake ID? DID AUNTIE BLOSSOM TAKE HER?! Please respond!


Edgar takes his shirt off.

Put it back on, sir. Your abs will not persuade me or Elizabeth Cooper to join your cult! Go away!


Sheriff and Detective Jones reporting for duty

With the news that Gargoyle King is back, Jughead and FP (who is still wearing his sling after being shot last episode, bless), begin another investigation. They find an abandoned bus that's clearly been taken over by the Gargoyle gang, a bus that looks suspiciously like the one that once shipped Archie off to juvie. 👀

And a Gargoyle King bible?! 👀👀


The Serpents and the Pretty Poisons join forces...

...presumably to save their respective members (along with Alice and Kevin) from the cult? WE CAN ONLY HOPE!!


Gargoyle King shows up to the prom!

Ok, so he's back... but who could he be? Obviously, Hal Cooper is not really dead and is totally on the run after that prison bus accident. Could it be him? Hiram? One of Hiram's associates? Penny? Malachai? Gladys Jones back to stir up even more drama? Penelope Blossom? Edgar?! Someone trying to throw Betty off the Farm's scent?!

Whoever it is, they know absolutely everything about Alice's version of events on ascension night... Chalices on the sink? The bathroom? The location in the corridor? Hmm... 👀