There's a kiss between Archie and Joaquin in the next episode of Riverdale...

8 November 2018, 14:13 | Updated: 8 November 2018, 14:29

By Katie Louise Smith

In the promo trailer for Riverdale season 3, episode 5 ('The Great Escape'), Gryphons and Gargoyles takes over Jughead's life and Archie and Joaquin share a kiss amidst a ton of prison drama.

Riverdale barely gave us any time to recover from all the things we learned in that incredible parent flashback episode before they slapped us round the face with the promo trailer for episode 5 ('The Great Escape') - and just as expected, the whole Gryphons and Gargoyles saga is about to take a very dark turn.

At the end of episode 4 (round of applause for those brilliant performances from the younger cast, by the way), we discover that Gryphons and Gargoyles has officially taken over Jughead's life. We see him in the bunker playing the game with Cheryl, Toni, Sweet Pea and Fangs as Betty looks on horrified. Definitely not what we were expecting... and the trailer for episode 5 doesn't look any less intense either.

The promo for next week elaborates on Jughead's reasoning behind his deep involvement in the game - he's starting to see patterns forming but, as Betty ominously says, "this game messes with your head," and it's pretty clear that Jug might be in danger. We mean, he already looks pretty spaced out behind the eyes. STAY AWAY FROM THAT FRESH AID, BOY!

As for the rest of the episode? It looks WILD.


Archie, still in prison, appears to be tied to his bed wearing nothing but underwear. A wonderful image, I'm sure you'll agree but this? It ain't it, Chief. #FreeArchie

Archie Andrews tied up in jail on Riverdale
Archie Andrews is tied up in jail on 'Riverdale'. Picture: The CW

The prison guards and warden discover an open manhole cover underneath the boxing mat, which means someone has clearly escaped... or broken in. đź‘€

There's a secret underground tunnel in the abandoned pool in the juvenile detention centre
There's a secret underground tunnel in the abandoned pool in the juvenile detention centre. Picture: The CW

Betty goes on a lil' Serpent sleuth in her NICE NEW SERPENT JACKET and matching leather gloves.


Kevin, Josie and Moose (??) are actually IN CLASS for once in their lives doing some experiments. Nice powder keg visual, Riverdale.


Riverdale's premiere schemer Veronica is back as Monica Posh with her fool proof disguise. Wig.




AND Joaquin and ARCHIE ANDREWS lock lips. Yes. Really. Look.

Archie and Joaquin kiss in the next episode of Riverdale
Archie and Joaquin kiss in the next episode of Riverdale. Picture: The CW

WHAT??????? IS?????? GOING???? ON?????? Fans are already concerned that this scene plays back into the queer-baiting aspects that the show was accused of when Betty and Veronica kissed in season one. Guess we'll just have to wait and see how this scene plays out.

The Great Escape will air on Thursday November 14th at 8/7c on The CW, as always. Get your sleuthing hats on - we've got a Gargoyle King to unmask and a jail to break out of.