“Riverdale” Season 4 “Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution”: Have the Lambs Stopped Screaming, Betty? [PREVIEW]

Oh look – it’s another Betty (Lily Reinhart) episode! Hope you like The CW‘s “Riverdale does Dexter” playbook – because that’s what it looks like they’re going off of for “Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution”.

Okay, so I’m sure that Archie (K J Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) and our favorite sassy lesbian couple will be in it as well, but from the looks of this preview, this week’s episode of Riverdale looks to be pretty Betty-centric.

“Riverdale” season 4, episode 5 “Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution”: THE TRIALS OF HIRAM AND HERMOINE — Caught between Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine’s (Marisol Nichols) double trial, Veronica (Camila Mendes) grapples with what the future holds for her family. Archie (KJ Apa) finds himself the unexpected target of the town’s local businesses. Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Kevin (Casey Cott) join the Junior FBI Training Program, and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns some surprising information about his family history. Madchen Amick, Skeet Ulrich and Charles Melton also star. Harry Jierjian directed the episode written by Devon Turner

Oh – and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) may make an appearance, if he’s not bullied to death at Stonewall prep already (womp womp).

So, it looks like we get Betty and her dark passenger and…what else this episode? That’s unclear! Hooray. Looks like we’ll just have to tune in to Riverdale this week to find out – catch it on The CW Wednesday night!

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Riverdale — “Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution” — Image Number: RVD405b_0243.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Molly Ringwald as Mary Andrews, Mishel Prada as Hermosa Lodge and Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Riverdale — “Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution” — Image Number: RVD405b_0228.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge and Camila Mendes as Veronica — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Riverdale — “Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution” — Image Number: RVD405b_0199.jpg — Pictured: Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Riverdale — “Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution” — Image Number: RVD405b_0156.jpg — Pictured: Camila Mendes as Veronica — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale — “Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution” — Image Number: RVD405b_0107.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones and Molly Ringwald as Mary Andrews — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale — “Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution” — Image Number: RVD405a_0068.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Mishel Prada as Hermosa Lodge and Camila Mendes as Veronica — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The third season of RIVERDALE began at the end of summer vacation, with Archie’s trial for a murder he didn’t commit, orchestrated by Hiram Lodge, building to a shattering conclusion —Archie (KJ Apa) being sent to juvenile detention — even as a new threat reared its head in Riverdale: The Gargoyle King.

A figure of myth inspired by the role-playing game Gryphons and Gargoyle, the Gargoyle King started claiming sacrificial victims, beginning with Dilton Doiley! As Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) investigated the deadly game’s origins (with their parents, twenty years earlier), Veronica (Camila Mendes) worked ceaselessly to get Archie out of juvie, where he was forced to bare-knuckle box for survival.

She finally succeeded in breaking Archie out, but with Hiram (Mark Consuelos) still gunning for him, our red-headed hero broke up with Veronica and headed out of town with Jughead, seeking asylum with Jughead’s Serpent mom Gladys Jones.

With Archie and Jughead out of the way, Hiram’s criminal takeover of Riverdale continued, with his “candy-making” producing a terrifying side-effect in the students of Riverdale High — inexplicable, stress-provoked seizures — which prompted Hiram’s wife Hermione (Marisol Nichols) to order the town to be quarantined. When the quarantine was lifted, the threats to Riverdale had multiplied.

The Gargoyle King was still claiming victims; the cult-like Farm Alice Cooper (Madchen Amick) had joined was indoctrinating new members left and right, including Kevin Keller (Casey Cott); and Hiram and Gladys found themselves vying for control of the town’s drug-trade — with Veronica and her speakeasy, and new beau Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton), caught in the middle.

When a haunted and hunted Archie returns to Riverdale, he finds his beloved town on the brink of collapse. Penelope Blossom has opened a brothel. Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) and her girlfriend Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan) have started a gang to challenge the Southside Serpents — the Pretty Poisons. No one is safe, not even kingpin Hiram Lodge, who is shot by none other than new Sheriff FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich)!

He survives, barely. And meanwhile, the mysteries surrounding Gryphons and Gargoyles deepen, drawing in all of our characters, including the enigmatic cult-leader Edgar Evernever and his daughter Evelyn. Resident chanteuse Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) leaves town just as the endgame begins: With Veronica and Archie (training to be a boxer) teaming-up to take down Hiram Lodge once and for all, even as Betty exposes the Farm’s horrific truths and Jughead zeroes in on the Gargoyle King’s true identity.

With one deadly round of Gryphons and Gargoyles left to play, will Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead survive the night and make it to Senior Year?

Riverdale — “Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution” — Image Number: RVD405a_0007.jpg — Pictured: Mishel Prada as Hermosa Lodge — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Glee), Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics Publisher & CEO)

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Adriel is a jack of all trades, but television has been her obsession almost as long as writing and storytelling have. Currently, she works helping bring a myriad of television shows to life through work on screen, on the page, and in production.

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