Dominant Extroverted Sensing [Se]: When Veronica moves from New York to Riverdale, she adapts to her new environment very quickly. She has no qualms about immersing herself in an unfamiliar town. She walks right up to people she doesn’t know and casually strikes a conversation. Veronica enjoys sensory pleasures and activities. She’s athletic, a gifted dancer, a skilled singer, and she cares very much about her physical appearance, as she spends a lot of time grooming and pampering herself. She’s very fashionable and appreciates the finer things in life. On Veronica’s first day at Riverdale, she immediately wants to know about the social scene and whether Riverdale has any nightclubs. She also quickly points out the school’s unappealing, dated decor. Veronica has a tendency to be a little impulsive. She goes into the closet with Archie to stop Cheryl from going in with him, but once she’s in there, she gets caught up in the moment and kisses him, knowing how Betty feels about him. She doesn’t hesitate to stand up to gang members. Veronica enjoys absorbing all that society has to offer, which gives her an arsenal of pop culture references to whip out at any given moment. When Veronica apologizes, she usually makes up for her mistakes with physical things (flowers, cupcakes, a spa day). Veronica looks for opportunities in her environment and seizes them – when Archie no longer needs Veronica for their duet because Valerie left the Pussycats, Veronica is offended at just being his backup choice (though, she’s more upset about witnessing their parents kiss), she immediately finds Josie and takes Valerie’s old spot. Veronica enjoyed her status in New York. She loved her Central Park views, eating at the very best restaurants, and buying designer clothing and accessories. She revels in scoring a date with one of the most popular and attractive guys in school. Veronica has no problem being the center of attention and is disappointed when her status as the new girl doesn’t inspire the intrigue in her classmates that she had expected. Veronica loves going out, socializing, living in the moment, and attending parties (“any excuse to wear a cute party dress”).
Auxiliary Introverted Feeling [Fi]: Veronica has a strong sense of right and wrong, which is the main reason she clashes with her mother. What Hiram is doing from jail is wrong. Hiring the Serpents to decrease the value of the land that the Twilight Drive-In is on is not okay. He’s ruining people’s lives! Ethel’s father tried to kill himself because of what her father did. She wants to remain loyal to her father, but she can’t because he is directly responsible for the suffering of so many people. When Veronica wants to make amends, or wants to relate to others, she usually does something (giving Betty gifts, inviting Ethel to hang out). Even though she knows it will hurt Betty, Veronica decides that she needs to investigate FP because she needs to know the truth about her father – whatever the truth is. Betty might feel a sense of loyalty to the Jones family, but Veronica doesn’t. She agrees to search FP’s trailer for herself. It’s something she has to do. She’s not helping to find out who killed Jason, or to help catch a killer and expose the truth to the world. She’s doing it because she wants to know what kind of man her father really is. She has no desire to work with Betty until she starts to become suspicious of her father. When Archie decides to do the duet with Valerie instead of her, Veronica lashes out about his lack of integrity and admonishes him for not being loyal. When Veronica’s upset, she doesn’t wallow in her grief – she takes action. Veronica refuses to give the contract to Fred after her mother requests that she sign it, and is furious when she discovers that Hermione forged her signature because everything was taken from her when her father went to jail – everything, except, as Hermione said, her name. And when Hermione forged her signature, that was taken from her, too. Veronica tries to make up for the person she used to be by showing kindness and empathy to the people she meets at Riverdale High because she once bullied someone so badly that they had to transfer schools. Veronica doesn’t want to be that person anymore. She wants to be a better version of herself, so she reaches out to both Ethel and Cheryl (who isn’t always deserving of Veronica’s compassion). Veronica even tells the Muggs family who she is and tries to apologize for her father’s actions. Veronica is disgusted with her mother when she implies that Veronica should use her budding relationship with Archie to get him to talk to his father about accepting Hiram and Hermione’s offer to buy Fred out.
Tertiary Extroverted Thinking [Te]: “I don’t follow rules, I make them, and when necessary, I break them.” Veronica does what she feels needs to be done in any situation and is quick to take action. When Chuck gives her a “Sticky Maple,” Veronica immediately decides to get revenge. Veronica is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve her goals. She wants to know if her father was involved in Jason’s death, so she recruits Archie to help her break into FP’s trailer to search for evidence. She reads through Hiram’s files in order to figure out what’s going on between her family and the Blossoms. When she notices that there were large payments coming to Lodge Industries from Blossom Maple Farms and that these payments stopped when her father was incarcerated, the logical conclusion she comes to is that Clifford Blossom could’ve been behind Hiram’s arrest in an attempt to get out of making those monthly payments. She immediately wants to act on this information and tell her father’s lawyers, but Hermione considers it from all angles, telling Veronica that it could implicate Hiram in Jason’s murder and make things worse. Even though she cares about other people’s feelings, Veronica doesn’t refrain from telling it like it is and speaking harsh truths that other people doesn’t necessarily want to hear. She tells Betty that before she came, she was pining after Archie, but too afraid to tell him how she felt. Veronica is very practical and is typically able to come up with logical solutions and answers. When Betty and Archie can’t find Jughead in the middle of the night, it’s Veronica who instantly knows that he must be at Pop’s (the only place in Riverdale that’s open 24/7).
Inferior Introverted Intuition [Ni]: Sometimes, Veronica behaves recklessly because she doesn’t fully consider the consequences of her actions in the heat of the moment. She has a strong concept of symbolism, and after finding out that Ethel’s dad attempted to kill himself because of what Veronica’s father did, Veronica breaks down and rips the pearl necklace from her neck (a gift from her father), signifying the end of her allegiance to her father. When Veronica tries to seek forgiveness from Betty after kissing Archie, she presents her with yellow flowers because yellow represents friendship. Veronica doesn’t often think of the future, but she does occasionally visualize the way she wants things to be. She felt that being Betty’s best friend was her fate, and that she sabotaged her destiny by kissing Archie. When she sees her mother kissing Fred, she wonders what will happen when her father is eventually released from prison. Veronica is good with metaphors and often utilizes them in conversation. Veronica and Hermione are “like a cobra and a mongoose dancing.” She relates to Ethel, who can’t describe what she’s going through at home with her parents, but Veronica totally gets it, and describes it by saying it’s “like you’re trapped in a slow-motion car crash.” Veronica spends a lot of time working towards her goal of being a better person than she was in New York. However, she sometimes forgets her objective and makes shortsighted choices that ultimately set her back in her quest for self-improvement.
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Veronica: I’m filled with dread.
Archie: Why is that?
Veronica: Are you familiar with the works of Truman Capote? I’m Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but this place is strictly In Cold Blood.
Betty: So, I usually start off my tours with a little history and context. Riverdale High first opened its doors in 1941 and-
Veronica: And hasn’t been redecorated since, apparently. Honestly, I feel like I’m wandering through the lost epilogue of Our Town.
Veronica: So what’s the social scene like here? Any night clubs?
Kevin: A strip club called the Ho Zone and a tragic gay bar called Innuendo. Friday nights, football games and then tailgate parties at the Mallmart parking lot. Saturday night is movie night, regardless of what’s playing at the Bijou, and you better get there early, because we don’t have reserved seating in Riverdale. And Sunday nights… Thank God for HBO.
Betty: Veronica Lodge, Kevin Keller. Veronica’s new here. Kevin is-
Veronica: Gay, thank God. Let’s be best friends.
Kevin: Is it true what they say about your dad?
Veronica: That he’s the devil incarnate? I stand by my father. Does everyone here know? Wonderful. Ten minutes in and I’m already the Blue Jasmine of Riverdale High.
Archie: So how’s your first day going? Good?
Veronica: Not to be a complete narcissist, but I thought people would be more-
Kevin: Obsessed with you? Any other year, you’d be trending number one, for sure. This year, though, it’s all about Cheryl trying to win the Best Supporting Psycho Oscar for her role as Riverdale High’s bereaved Red Widow.
Veronica: Guys, can’t we just liberate ourselves from the tired dichotomy of jock/artist? Can’t we, in this post James Franco world, be all things at once?
Kevin: “Dear Betty, please forgive me, XOXO, V.” Who the hell is “V”?
Veronica: Veronica. The yellow is for friendship. I also had Magnolia cupcakes flown in from New York. Because, as my mom likes to say, “There’s no wrong the right cupcake can’t fix.” Also, I’ve booked us for hers-and-hers mani-pedis at Chez Salon. Blowouts, too. I am so, so sorry, Betty. I don’t know what happened to me that night. It was such a basic bitch move. It was like I was possessed by-
Kevin: Madame Satan?
Veronica: The old Veronica. And I will never, ever do anything like that to you again. I swear on my mother’s pearls. Just, can you please give me one more chance?
Veronica: Really? Awesome. I’ll take it and you won’t regret it.
Veronica: And I’ll bring these to lunch so we can celebrate!
Veronica: I know everyone grieves differently, but Cheryl’s hosting a pep rally to cope with her loss. That’s either brilliant, or psychotic, or both.
Betty: Yeah, well, at least Cheryl’s not putting on an act. Pretending she’s a butterfly when really she’s a wasp.
Veronica: For the record, the only reason I went into that closet with Archie was so that Cheryl wouldn’t.
Betty: Oh, so you did it to protect me?
Veronica: Damn straight.
Betty: Okay, so nothing happened between you and Archie in the closet, then? Yeah, that’s what I thought. You know, Archie and I were fine before you got here.
Veronica: If by “fine”, you mean he was oblivious and you were pining after him in quiet desperation.
Betty: We were friends, at least.
Veronica: You were walking on emotional eggshells around him, scared to tell him the truth.
Betty: Okay, you don’t know me, Veronica.
Veronica: It is not my fault he doesn’t like you. If that’s what you’re thinking. It’s not anyone’s fault. It’s not even stupid Archie’s. It’s just how it is. Most of the time the people we like don’t like us back. Romeo and Juliet are the exception, not the rule.
Veronica: Is, uh, Betty still mad at you?
Archie: We’re back to no texting. What about you?
Veronica: I’m back to being the shallow, toxic, rich bitch who ruins everything in her path. Which is unfortunate, because even though I only just met Betty, it really felt like we were meant to be best friends. Like… Like it was our destiny, and now… It’s like there was this train that was heading to the rest of my life and I just missed it.
Veronica: What the hell is a Sticky Maple?
Kevin: It’s kind of what it sounds like. It’s a Riverdale thing.
Veronica: No, Kevin, it’s a slut-shaming thing. And I’m neither a slut, nor am I going to be shamed by someone named, excuse me, Chuck Clayton. Does he really think he can get away with this? Does he not know who I am? I will cut the brakes on his souped-up phallic symbol.
Betty: Or we can go to Principal Weatherbee.
Veronica: About the coach’s son? Who is captain of the football team, and Riverdale High’s resident golden boy?
Betty: Or I can expose him in the pages of the Blue and Gold. Yeah, I can do that!
Veronica: No. Spoken like a true good girl who always follows the rules. Well, I don’t follow rules, I make them, and when necessary, I break them. You wanna help me get revenge on Chuck, Betty, awesome. But you better be willing to go full dark, no stars. What do you say, in or out?
Kevin: Southside trash.
Veronica: They’ve been doing that since the opening credits.
Veronia: Hey! You know what happens to a snake when a Louboutin heel steps on it? Shut the hell up, or you’ll find out!
Kevin: I cannot believe you just threatened a gang-banger.
Veronica: I’ve dealt with worse in the East Village. I just hate when people disrespect my cinematic experience.
Veronica: What the hell was that? I saw you with that biker guy, that Serpent. And don’t tell me you were just being polite.
Hermione: I was handling some unfinished business for your father.
Veronica: I’m gonna need more than that, Mom. Details, specifics.
Hermione: All right, then. Your father hired the Southside Serpents to help decrease the value of the drive-in’s land so he could purchase it at a cheaper price using an offshore LLC. What you saw was me paying them for a job well done.
Veronica: So Daddy’s the anonymous buyer? And he’s doing this from jail?
Hermione: He has an extremely long reach, your father. And he’s sunk every last penny that we have into this deal.
Veronica: So Dad really is-
Hermione: Dad is a businessman. He saw an opportunity, and he took it. And it was happening anyway. Old Riverdale’s dying. He’s just simply helping it along.
Veronica: But it’s wrong.
Hermione: Wrong? Well, did you like living at the Dakota with a Central Park view? Did you like your personal shopping account at Barneys? How about our family dinners at Jean Georges? Your Hermes?
Veronica: Those were just things, Mom-
Hermione: That was our life, Ronnie, provided to us by your father.
Veronica: Are you gonna leave Dad when he gets out of jail?
Hermione: Honey, why would you ask such a thing?
Veronica: I saw you, Mom. With Fred Andrews in the trailer.
Hermione: Oh, Veronica. Honey, I am so sorry that you did. But I want you to know that we’ve… We’ve never even kissed before. Until today.
Veronica: What about Dad? What happens when he comes home?
Hermione: I’m not sure. I’m so sorry, baby. It just happened, Veronica. And I know that this must be confusing.
Veronica: Yeah, it is.
Hermione: So, what can I do to help?
Veronica: You know what, Mom? There’s actually nothing.
Veronica: Not to be that girl, Archie, but I didn’t get the memo we were adding another voice to the mix.
Archie: Ronnie, hey. Great news! Valerie quit the Pussycats.
Veronica: So, that makes me what, then? Backup?
Archie: No. I mean, you were just doing it as a favor to me, right?
Veronica: You are unbelievable, Archie. You literally have zero loyalty, you ginger Judas!
Archie: Hey, Ronnie. What’s wrong?
Veronica: What’s wrong, Archie, besides the fact that you have no integrity whatsoever, is that your father kissed my mother.
Valerie: Um – Maybe I should leave.
Archie: No, hold on. Hold on. When my dad told me how he felt, it seemed like they were both really into each other.
Veronica: They’re married to other people.
Archie: Hey, my mom and dad are separated and your dad is…
Veronica: My dad is what?
Archie: He’s – He’s incarcerated, right?
Veronica: That is so not the point, Archie!
Archie: Of course not. Of course not. I’m sorry. You’re right. Do you wanna talk about it? We can go somewhere and talk. Or… do you want your part back?
Veronica: Oh, don’t do me any favors, Archie.
Hermione: I know you’re not his biggest fan right now, but I was hoping you would sign it.
Veronica: Why would I need to sign it?
Hermione: When your father was arrested, we made you a legal officer of Lodge Industries. Surprise! And two out of three signatures are needed to award the contract, which your father wants to give to a less than legit outfit.
Veronica: And you want my help giving it to your boyfriend. I was gonna apologize to you. If I sign that, will you stop seeing Fred Andrews?
Hermione: Ronnie, I can’t agree to that.
Veronica: In that case, Mom, I’m sorry, but no. However you’re rationalizing what you’re doing with Archie’s dad, I don’t want any part of it.
Veronica: Honestly, guys, we should just move.
Kevin: So how’s the cold war at home?
Veronica: Ugh. Horrible. Look, I hate fighting with my mom, but until she’s ready to admit and to own, that she forged my name to help her illicit trysting with Fred Andrews, I can’t blink, Kevin. She needs to make the next move.
Kevin: And what if she doesn’t blink?
Veronica: Back in New York, whenever I needed to blow off some steam, or force my mother’s hand, I’d go out on a bender, dancing with my fave celebrity gal-pal, my best gay, and some dim-witted, sexy, disposable arm-candy. That’s Josie, you.
Veronica: And as for my arm-candy – He’ll do.
Betty: But if she can’t live at home, then I don’t know, I can rent her an apartment.
Veronica: Let me talk to my mom.
Betty:No, you have your own stuff you’re dealing with right now, V.
Veronica: Betty, Polly needs doctors, she needs prenatal vitamins…
Hermione: What do you want?
Veronica: For you to admit what you did.
Hermione: Fine. I kissed Fred Andrews.
Veronica: No, Mom, the other thing. It involves you forging my signature to get Fred Andrews that stupid contract to build on Dad’s land.
Hermione: Veronica, I asked you to sign that-
Veronica: You broke the law, Mom, and you used me to do it. When Daddy finds out, he’s gonna think I betrayed him.
Hermione: He won’t, I will tell him.
Veronica: Really? When? Right now? Because I’ll cancel my plans for that.
Hermione: You know it doesn’t work that way.
Veronica: In that case, I’ll talk to you later, my friends are waiting.
Hermione: Ronnie, do not go out that door. Veronica!
Josie: Mmm-mmm, girl. You better hydrate. You practically left your body on the dance floor.
Veronica: I wish, Josie. I wish I could leave my body sometimes. Leave Riverdale, leave everything.
Kevin: Is any of this helping? Going out, going Black Swan, any of it? Veronica: When my dad got arrested, the police, the lawyers, the judge, the courts, they took everything from us. Our houses, our cars, our club memberships, our yacht, even, I’m not kidding, the clothes off our backs. Anyway, my mom sat me down on the edge of my canopy bed and she told me not to cry. Because there was one thing in this world that no one could ever take from me. Not ever.
Reggie: Your trust fund?
Veronica: My name, Reggie. Which, after telling me no one would ever take it, that is exactly what she did. Like it meant nothing. It was nothing. Like I was nothing.
Veronica: This is how we Lodge women roll. We feint, we parry, we approach, we retreat. We’re like a cobra and a mongoose dancing. She blinked, which means, I suspect, that Hermione Lodge is ready to negotiate.
Veronica: I just wanted to tell you how moved I was by your poem. It felt like you were tapping into something pretty dark, but also pretty real. And I don’t want to overstep But is everything all right, Ethel?
Ethel: Things at home aren’t great. My mom and dad are fighting, but they won’t tell me about what. It’s like this really bad thing is happening, and there’s nothing that I can do to stop it.
Veronica: Like you’re trapped in a slow-motion car crash. Yeah, I know the feeling. Listen, Ethel. It sounds like you need some cheering up. Which happens to be a Veronica Lodge specialty. So If you’re free tomorrow, come over for lunch and pampering. Kevin will be there. Yeah, come on, it’ll be fun. Just please say yes.
Ethel: All right, sure.
Veronica: Great, I’ll see you tomorrow.
Kevin: So What was that about?
Veronica: Ethel’s poem was a cry for help if I ever heard one, the likes of which I vowed never to ignore, not after-
Kevin: Uh-oh. Do we need to sit down?
Veronica: Okay, so, last year at Spence, my best friend Katy and I kind of terrorized this girl, Paige. One time, we made her drink gutter water.
Kevin: Ew! Why?
Veronica: Because she was there. Because she was a misfit and we were class-A brutal bitches. Anyway, by December, Paige couldn’t take it anymore-
Kevin: Oh, my God, did you drive her to suicide?
Veronica: What? No. But she did transfer schools. And went into therapy. So now? If I can make Ethel Muggs’ life a little better, even for one afternoon, I’m going to do it.
Hermione: Veronica, there’s something that you need to know – about that Muggs girl.
Hermione: Her father, Manfred Muggs, invested with your dad. And it’s probable that they lost a lot when your father was arrested. Maybe everything.
Veronica: Mom, they’re being kicked out of their house, their home.
Hermione: Well, from what I’ve been told, the Muggs family is going to testify against your father.
Veronica: They should. How many, Mom? How many families like Ethel’s?
Hermione: It’s the risk of doing business with your father.
Veronica: Could Mr. Andrews lose everything, for doing business with you and Dad?
Hermione: I’m not sure.
Veronica: Ethel? Mrs. Muggs? There’s something I need to tell you. My name is Veronica Lodge. My father is-
Mrs. Muggs: Hiram Lodge. And you’re showing your face here? Ethel: Mom, she’s my friend.
Mrs. Muggs: She’s not your friend, honey. Her father is a criminal.
He’s the reason Dad did this to himself.
Ethel: Ronnie? Is that true?
Veronica: Yes. And I am so sorry. I wish I could do something.
Mrs. Muggs: “Sorry” isn’t good enough. You want to do something? Tell the truth. Your father is ruining lives. He deserves to sit behind bars for the rest of his miserable life.
Veronica: Anyway, enough about my drama. Betty, you were saying something about Jughead’s birthday?
Betty: Yeah. Just that Mr. Jones told me Jughead’s never had a birthday party. Let’s have one for him. Like, a low-key surprise party.
Archie: Uh, no, no.
Veronica: That’s a fantastic idea.
Archie: Jughead doesn’t like his birthday.
Kevin: Everybody says that, nobody means it.
Archie: Jughead is a lone wolf.
Veronica: Okay. Ignoring the negativity. Betty, you know me, – any excuse to wear a cute party dress.
Hermione: What’s all this?
Veronica: Dad’s files from the basement. Mom, Archie overhead Mr. Blossom say that he’s the one responsible for putting Dad in jail. So I did some digging. And found this spreadsheet of monthly payments from Blossom Maple Farms to Lodge Industries until about five months ago, when they stopped.
Hermione: When your father was arrested.
Veronica: There’s more. The payments, which are significant, by the way, have been happening for 75 years. That’s a ton of money. What if Clifford implicated Daddy to get out of paying the monthly fee? I wouldn’t put it past the wig-wearing monster. We should tell Dad’s lawyers.
Hermione: Well, hold on. If Clifford did orchestrate your father’s arrest, people might think that Hiram had something to do with Jason Blossom’s murder. Ronnie? You got to let this go.
Veronica: You don’t think Dad could, in any way, be responsible for Jason’s murder, do you?
Hermione: No, honey, look, don’t make things worse by asking questions that no one else is asking. And please, God, do not bring the Blossoms into this. And that includes Cheryl.
Veronica: Mrs. Cooper?
Veronica: I understand why Betty doesn’t want to get in the middle of this. But I don’t feel the same loyalty for the Jones family that she does.
Alice: I’m listening.
Veronica: Helping you find out the truth FP will help me find out the truth about my dad. And whether or not he hired FP to kill Jason.
Alice: What exactly are you saying, Veronica?
Veronica: I’m saying, if you want to go after Jughead’s dad, Mrs. Cooper, I’m in.
Archie: Not that I’m complaining, Ronnie, but why the change of heart?
Veronica: Because I’m hoping you’ll say yes to the favor I’m about to ask you.
Archie: Hey, if it’s gonna help you, then I’m in.
Veronica: Remember when you heard Clifford Blossom say he put my dad in jail? Well, I think my dad may have gone after Jason as payback. He’s very eye-for-an-eye, and I have a strong suspicion he hired Jughead’s dad to do his dirty work. Also, FP’s done my dad’s bidding before. He trashed the drive-in.
Archie: It’s a big leap to go from vandalism to murder, Ronnie.
Veronica: I talked it over with Mrs. Cooper, and-
Archie: She’s a part of this? Are you nuts?
Veronica: She’s gonna keep FP busy while we search his trailer to find anything that links FP to Jason. Or, more importantly, FP to my dad.
Archie: We should just talk to Jughead.
Veronica: No, what if he’s protecting FP or tries to warn him?
Archie: He’s our friend, Ronnie.
Veronica: My dad is this close to being released, and my mom’s in denial and she’s ready to welcome him back with open arms. Me, I’d like to know exactly who we’re inviting back into our lives.
Archie: Look, Veronica, I really wanna help you, I do, and I definitely don’t want Jughead to get hurt, but I’m telling you, FP’s cleaned up his act.
Veronica: I hope you’re right about that, Archie, because if not, Jughead could get dragged into something very messy and very dangerous.
Veronica: You and Betty went on a manhunt without me? I’ll come meet you.
Archie: We’re at the bus station, but it’s shut down for the night.
Veronica: What’s the one place in town that’s open 24 hours? Hint, we were just there.
Hermione: You and Archie… Getting closer?
Veronica: Maybe, why do you ask?
Hermione: Your father and I made Fred an offer to buy out the SoDale contract, but Fred is still on the fence about it. I was hoping maybe you could talk to Archie. Maybe he could convince Fred to sell?
Veronica: Yeah, sure, Mom. No problem. I’ll just sexually manipulate Archie into doing my bidding.
Hermione: As long as you’re in control.
Veronica: Oh, my God, Mom, I was kidding. Also, why are you trying to push Fred out of this deal? He’s the only person in this town who was loyal. Who was good to you.
Hermione: Your father is coming back. He and Fred? They will not get along.
Veronica: Betty… I just testified on my father’s behalf and helped his chances of going free.
Betty: That’s good news, right?
Veronica: My dad hired Jughead’s dad to trash the drive-in. And given recent events, it’s not inconceivable that he might’ve hired him to do other jobs. Like go after Jason as payback for what the Blossoms did to him. I want to help with your investigation. I want the truth. Whatever it is.
Cheryl: Speaking of hags Veronica, it’s so devastating to me that your mother has to sink to such unspeakable lows just to keep those knockoff Hermes bags on your arm. What’s next, selling her hair extensions?
Veronica: My mom’s a waitress, Cheryl, not Fantine. And your faux concern reeks of ulterior motive. What is it?
Cheryl: Only to remind you of your place in this school, nay, the town’s social hierarchy.
Veronica: Threatened much? Don’t worry. You may be a stock character from a ’90s teen movie, but I’m not. And what does any of this have to do with my mom being a waitress?
Cheryl: It’s just that I saw her talking to a Southside Serpent last night, in the alley behind Pop’s. They were having an extremely heated, intimate discussion. See for yourself.
Veronica: Who or what is a Southside Serpent?
Kevin: They’re this gang of bikers who pretty much stays on the south side of town. And thank God, ’cause they’re sort of dangerous. Drug dealers and petty thieves.
Veronica: Then what was my mom doing with one of them?
Archie: It’s not what you’re thinking.
Betty: So, it’s platonic?
Archie: Okay, well, maybe it’s a little like what you’re thinking
Betty: Archie. Are you and Ms. Grundy, like, together, like, romantically?
Veronica: Oh, my God. You and your music teacher are having an affair?
Archie: We are together. Look, I know that sounds bad, but-
Veronica: Bad? It sounds scandalous.
Betty: It sounds like jail time to me. Illegal!
Archie: Betty, don’t go there.
Betty: Oh, I’m already there.
Archie: Ronnie, a little help here?
Veronica: I mean, technically, Betty’s right. And ethically… Well, what is Grundy to you, anyway, your girlfriend? Your booty tutor?
Archie: I don’t know, I don’t know what to call her.
Betty: You said you were at the river alone. You lied to Sheriff Keller, to all of us. Why? To protect her?
Archie: She believed in me when no one else did.
Veronica: Okay, we get it.
Archie: Betty, say something, please.
Veronica: What’s happening out there? Do we know? Is it about me?
Jughead: I have a strong inkling, and no. Also, I’d let it go.
Veronica: Yes, but you’re you, and I’m me. You do you, girl, I’ll be back.
Kevin: What was it like before she got here? I honestly cannot remember.