Tonight’s (February 7) episode of The CW’s Riverdale is a somewhat special one, picking up where last week’s show “The Wicked & The Divine” left off and propelling the characters into more risky and dangerous situations.
The episode is called “Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart” and if you just can’t wait for tonight, we have some teases for you.
The episode is directed by Julie Plec. If you’ve watched The CW any time in the past ten years, you are surely familiar with her work, as the creative genius behind The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Containment. As Plec’s body of work in the past consisted of dead bodies and even some undead ones, it’s no surprise that Plec’s visual style fits in well in the world of Riverdale. It’s also interesting to note that a specific filming location — — was actually the Salvatore boarding house from the Vampire Diaries pilot shot in 2009, done in Vancouver before production moved to Atlanta.
“It was so funny. I had seen Thistle House on camera, but it hadn’t registered with me, and when we pulled down the driveway for the location scout to go see it in person, I was like ‘this is so familiar! I feel like I’ve been here before!’ And then the pond outside… then I actually took a good look at the house and realized it was the Salvatore house from the pilot. The back yard of it, which is so gorgeous, is where we built our cemetery, so that was a nice flashback,” Plec recalled at The CW’s Q&A held on Tuesday.
Maybe it should be called “The Tattle-Tale Heart.” A lot of secrets come out this week because some people can’t keep their mouths shut. In a way, it’s a refreshing difference from most TV where secrets are held in for weeks on end.
The Cooper family is so messed up. As if the end of the previous episode didn’t give that away. Alice’s reaction to the things that just happened are particularly disturbing, and the sides Betty takes in the situation will surely come as a surprise. Chic continues to be jarringly creepy, and Hal continues to be very surly.
The couples stay close. Archie and Veronica, Betty and Jughead… if anything, these bonds are cemented even more.
There’s at least one Hitchcock homage. ‘Nuff said.
Cheryl! After being MIA last week, Cheryl Blossom is back and doing some proactive things. #TeamCheryl
Fred gets something to do! Not much, but Fred gets something to do.
Agent Fakename — err, Agent Adams lays on the pressure for Archie to get intel on Hiram.
For a reporter, Betty has some wack investigating skills. I won’t discuss the how or why of it all, but when trying to find out who that man from the end of last week’s episode was, Betty makes some very questionable and head-scratching choices.
The episode ends on another shocker. Be sure to watch the whole way through.
Is it good? It’s Riverdale, of course it’s good! If you’re not already watching, get caught up! This show is addictive and it was a lot of fun this week seeing Julie Plec directing.
Riverdale “Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart” airs tonight (February 7) at 8PM ET/PT on The CW. Preview photos from the episode can be found below!