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‘Riverdale’ 3×11: 6 craziest moments from “The Red Dahlia”

We don't know who the true villain is anymore!

Riverdale 3×11, Season 3, Episode 11, “Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia,” Aired Jan. 30, 2019.

*Spoilers Ahead*

Although every episode of Riverdale is as exhilarating as the next, 3×11 was most certainly a rollercoaster of twists, turns and reveals. Hermione Lodge stole the episode this time around and had everything to do with everything revolved around Hiram, after previously denying any sort of involvement. Shocker? Not really.

However, Hermione wasn’t the only one that had us WTF’ing this episode, so sit back and relax, as we reminisce on the 5 most WTF moments from ‘The Red Dahlia’.

6 Craziest Moments of Riverdale 3×11

#1 The Maple Club – Whilst searching for Hiram’s mystery blonde, Jughead and Betty come across a secret brothel in the town of Riverdale called ‘The Maple Club’, run by none other than, Penelope Blossom. The brothel specializes in female domination.

#2 Clifford and Claudius’ Killer Revealed – Speaking of the owner of The Maple Club, Penelope Blossom has really stepped out from behind the shadows recently, becoming an incredibly important part of this seasons storyline. Betty discovers that Clifford – Penelope’s husband – was in fact dead before he ‘hung himself’, from poisoning.

Claudius was found dead in 3×10, also by poisoning. Now who could possibly have been the only person around them 24/7 to pull this off? Mrs Blossom herself, of course. Although Penelope doesn’t admit to the murders of Clifford and Claudius Blossom, she doesn’t deny it and begins to explain why they both deserved their deaths.


#3 Sheriff Minetta ALIVE!? –  Jughead has Sweet Pea track down Hermione Lodge, on request of Veronica and finds probably the most WTF moment of the entire episode. Sweet Pea tells Jughead that he needs to meet him right away, where a shocking revelation is revealed. The supposedly decapitated Sheriff Minetta is actually alive and having an affair with Hermione Lodge.

#4 Hiram’s Shooter Revealed – This WTF moment definitely broke my heart, regarding how much of a soft spot I have for the new Sheriff in town. FP revealed to Jughead that he was the one who shot Hiram Lodge – and because he completed the task, Hermoine offered him the role of Sheriff, which we know he so proudly holds now. I don’t know if this was shocking to everybody, but of all the people wishing on Hiram’s death… FP was NOT at all on list of possible suspects. Please stop using this man for evil!

#5 The Black Hood 2.0? – When Archie finds himself beside Hiram’s bed with a gun in his hand, he realizes that he isn’t the only one in the building and hides away in a dark area of the room when he realizes someone is trying to enter the room as well. All we see is a man or woman dressed fully in black from behind, aiming a gun at Hiram in Archie’s place. Archie shoots his gun to scare the mysterious person away and due to this heroic moment, Hiram and Archie have finally called it a truce. However, what we’re most interested in is, who is the mystery *almost* shooter?


#6 Sheriff Minetta DEAD!?… again – Hermoine, Hermoine, Hermoine… how you’ve really shown your true colours this episode. After FP out-smarted Hermoine and Veronica disposed of all the drugs she had planned on selling, her anger was definitely at the highest of temperatures. When Minetta suggests tying up loose ends with FP and Jughead the Hiram Lodge way, Hermione agrees that her husband always did it the best and she shoots Minetta multiple times.

This show always has the power to shock us in the most unexpected ways and reveal twist after twist! Can our brains keep up with it? Absolutely not. Will we keep watching? Hell yeah!


What did you think about this episode? Who is the mystery person in black? What is going to happen to Hermione now her drugs have been turned to dust? Leave your comments below and tell us your thoughts!

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Shelby Marie

Shelby is a blogger and TV obsessed writer. When she's not busy working or writing for fabulous websites, she's attached to the sofa or tucked up in bed watching her favourite TV shows and crying over her long list of OTP's. Find her on Twitter to fangirl more about TV and if you love Dylan O'Brien, then you'll get along perfectly!

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