I get that they are doing a musical play at school, but that doesn't mean they are going to randomly break out into song all over place outside of the play and the rehearsals. It's an overused, stupid concept, bordering on cliche at this point. This particular musical episode was worse than most with so much lipsyncing and more autotune than a Kesha album. It was pretty much unwatchable.
I think the message that the audience is supposed to extract from this episode which is deliberately designed as a musical highlighting the 1976 cult classic film "Carrie" is that there will be revenge delivered by the schools musical lead that being Cheryl Blossom. Cheryl's mother Penelope Blossom however puts a stop to her daughter's dream of being the female lead singer by advising the school principal that her daughter Cheryl did not have her permission to participate in the school musical.
Jughead has been assigned to film the rehearsals as a semi documentary and he actually captures more emotions of the performers off of stage than during the scheduled musicals rehearsals. This episode is highlighting the strained relationships between the cast members parents and their children, and the songs within this episode carry the messages of each child's/parents need to resolve their family conflicts. Thus the title "A Night to Remember". This episode leaves no comparison to the recent 2016 TV musical versions of Grease, Hairspray, or even the Rocky Horror Picture show, but it delivered a sufficient amount of panache to leave its audience wanting more (not of) the same but more of the continued variety in the series Riverdale which you can never guess what the producers have in store for us each week.
Riverdale has now completed a total of thirty-one (31) episodes and I must say that my interest in the series has not waned. On the contrary, this episode, "A Night to Remember" has fortified my belief that the series Riverdale both literally and figuratively "is to die for".
I really want to see if they do better on "Heather: The Musical"
Do yourself a favour and skip this weeks episode. You may then say "but then I'll miss out on some important information."
Never fear I shall save you the endless nights of never ending nightmares.... Read on for spoilers.
-Hal finds out chic isn't his son and wants to come home because he loves Alice
- Archie tells Hiram that he is loyal to his father and that he will lose the battle if he tries to come in between them.
- Archie gives back the firebird and gets a "new" car that he and his dad can work on together.
- Cheryl goes Carrie on her Mum
- Cheryl wants to be amancipated and wants thistle house all to herself while her mum and uncle can live amongst the pigs
- Chuck begins to change how people look at him (turning over a new leaf as some people would say)
- The episode finishes on a cliffhanger .. the episode ends with the aparent return of the black hood. Midge is stuck to a wall with knives with writing in "blood" surrounding her. "I am back from the dead, all those who escaped me before will die, B.H."