The new Riverdale season 3 trailer shows Jughead held at gunpoint and Hal Cooper's return

10 January 2019, 14:29

Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

In the new trailer for Riverdale season 3 part 2, Hal Cooper returns, Cheryl goes on a heist mission and Jughead comes face to face with Hiram's mistress - who has a gun.

Riverdale is just one week away from returning to our screens and we can't wait. A new trailer dropped yesterday (Jan 9) and like the one that's released before the season starts, it was jam packed with scenes that will appear in the next few episodes. And by the looks of things, it's all about to kick off.

According to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Riverdale will be a "changed town" when we return in next week's episode. There will also be a time jump and judging by this new teaser trailer, the resistance against Hiram's big masterplan is starting to begin.

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The last time we saw the town, it had just been shut down under quarantine by Hermione Lodge. No one was allowed in, and no one was allowed out. Fred, FP and Jughead were all out of the border after their trip to Toledo while Archie, of course, is still on the run with Vegas the dog (who is the most important character, don't @ me.)

So, what lies ahead for the town of Riverdale? Let's take a lewk, shall we?

Jughead is held at gunpoint in the new Riverdale season 3 trailer
Jughead is held at gunpoint in the new Riverdale season 3 trailer. Picture: The CW

Betty, who has literally just escaped the Sisters, is still hellbent on investigating what is going on with their mysterious connection to the Gargoyle King. She also looks like she questions Cheryl about the time she spent there, who says "I will say this once and then never speak of it again." SHE HAS SOME TEA!

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This storyline looks like it might be connected to Moose, who is found kissing Kevin at school by his dad. Later in the trailer, a male teenager is dragged into the Gargoyle chamber at the sisters. Is it possible that Moose's dad has had him sent to the conversion therapy camp at the SoQM?

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Veronica - dressed in what can only be described as the most EXTRA outfit this show has ever seen - approaches Jughead for a favour. Later in the trailer, we see she's handed him an envelope full of cash. We love shady teen business transactions!

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Speaking of shady business transactions, season 3 seems to be a big one for V, who can be seen making a deal with Gladys Jones in the middle of nowhere. There's also a scene of her and Reggie burning a load of stuff - some of which appears to be boxes of Fizzle Rocks...

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Reggie also somehow manages to get himself kidnapped by the Gargoyle gang and also (unrelated) somehow ends up shirtless, being pushed onto a bed, by someone with black nails... Veronica? Is that u?

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Josie looks like she's gonna have a bit of a nightmare in 3b. She's seen wandering around... the trailer park???? And then she's shown having an absolute meltdown. IF SHE GETS HURT, I'M SUING! #PROTECTJOSIE2K19

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Cheryl, who has now added Catwoman to her cosplaying roster, is on a mission to apparently steal a Glamergé egg. ~Glamergé~ eggs, which you can buy at ~Spiffany's~, were mentioned by Hermione back in season two, episode nine...

This is also the entire plot line of Ocean's 12.

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Also linked to that plot line seems to be Jughead, who is held at gun point by Hiram's alleged mistress Mrs Mulwray (played by Kelly Ripa.)

The egg in question also appears to be the same one that Veronica found in Hiram's desk in season 2, episode 9. Hiram gave the egg to Hermione for Christmas but why is everyone trying to steal it? What is inside that egg?!

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Speaking of guns... Archie is out here about to shoot someone someone who looks a LOT like Hiram. Also, is that a hospital? Why is Hiram in a hospital? IS THIS A DREAM SEQUENCE OR IS MY BOI REALLY GONNA GO THERE?

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Cheryl and Toni *finally* get that ~bedroom~ screen time everyone has been asking for.

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🚨 NORTHSIDE MAMA COOP IS BACK 🚨 Where did her cult clothes go? Why is she dressed like this? Where is she going? What is she doing? Why does she look so shook? Is she ok? I'M CONCERNED!

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And of course, Hal makes his grand reappearance. Still behind glass walls, still a serial killer.

This scene appears to be from episode 10, which will air on January 23rd. Lochlyn Munro confirmed Hal's return on Twitter last month. The synopsis of episode 10 also now seems to confirm his appearance: "Betty is forced to face someone from her past." Just as we suspected, that person is her dad.

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Riverdale returns on Wednesday January 16th 8/7c on The CW. If you're in the UK, episode 9 will be available on Netflix at 8am on Thursday January 17th.