The most killer “Carrie: The Musical” moments in ‘Riverdale’
The highly anticipated “Carrie: The Musical” episode of Riverdale arrived and it did not disappoint. With lashings of pigs blood, some supreme dance moves, and a shocking twist waiting in the wings, the episode gave fans everything they were hoping for (and then some). We were living for every second of the episode’s madness and have ranked fourteen of the fiercest, most jaw-dropping moments from it.
Warning! Spoilers ahead!
14. This look of contention from Jughead about Kevin’s documentary
Thus reflecting the possible feelings Cole Sprouse (Big Daddy) has on the musical episode – he was the only main cast member who didn’t sing.
13. This shady takedown of teen drama casting
As we all know, many teen dramas over the years have cast actors far older than their characters are. Riverdale went there and it was quite the zinger.
12. This tight allusion to Veronica being a mafioso daughter
We’re not entirely sure where the Lodge family mob plotline is heading but we’re certain it’s somewhere dark.
11. This reference to the pig’s blood
When you’ve covered yourself in “pig’s blood” like the Carrie of the movie just to scare your own mom out the house, it’d be a waste not to share such a reference while trying to chase her out.
10. Alice Cooper as Margaret White
Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks) is always a delight in Riverdale but she really stepped up in this episode. That faux perm? Incredible. Her singing? Impeccable. Her scream that closed out the episode? Absolute perfection.
9. This first Betty vs. Veronica takedown
Betty was not holding back this episode! Take her down, B!
8. This second Betty vs. Veronica takedown
Ouch! That’ll do it. K.O.
7. Cheryl getting bloody
This scene was incredibly unexpected and just as creepy and gory as we’d hoped the episode would get.
6. This legendary line
Cheryl had a myriad of lines in this episode destined to become the thing of TV legend. “Thespian terrorism” is a phrase of camp, unadulterated genius.
5. Archie doing topless push-ups while reading
Its peak Riverdale, folks! But lawd help us, also the hottest thing ever. Keep doing you, Archiekins.
4. This stunning throwback to Brian De Palma’s 1976 movie
We honestly wish we could’ve seen more of the whole Carrie prom sequence in the episode, but we’re happy to just take this and run with it.
3. Archie’s incredible dance moves
Casey Cott teased that Apa’s moves would be something special ahead of the episode, and oh boy was he right. “(His dancing) really is something I never thought I needed until I saw it.”
2. This badass, terrifying threat
Seriously, just look at Cheryl right here. She’s delivering some serious De Palma Carrie White realness but she’s also bringing shades of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak and Eva Green in Penny Dreadful.
1. That unexpected murder
Oh Midge (Emilija Baranac), we hardly knew ye! Riverdale’s gory twist brought The Black Hood back into our lives in the most unexpected and gruesome of ways – by killing a very minor character who’s so underdeveloped, fans will barely miss her. Still a great reveal, regardless.