Riverdale Preview: The Gang Plays A Deadly Round of Killing Mr. Honey

After a week that saw The CW's Riverdale paid its respects to the themes and vibes of David Lynch, it's only fitting that Twin Peaks' "Shelly Johnson" (Mädchen Amick) would be taking over the director's chair for this week's chapter, "Killing Mr. Honey". In an unexpected twist that keeps the "weird" theme rolling, Amick's directorial effort will also be the series' abrupt season finale. With the coronavirus pandemic shuttering productions across the board, Riverdale (as was the case with The Flash) is having to wrap things up early (going 19 eps instead of the planned 22 eps) and it looks like they're doing it in murderous style. Principal Honey (Kerr Smith) has been the fly in the Vaseline for our heroes all season, so what better subject for Jughead's (Cole Sprouse) college submission story. Our two biggest concerns? We're not sure a "revenge murder fantasy" is the best thematic choice for college admission, and we definitely don't think it's a good idea working on stories like this with others when there are creepy "snuff" (???) videos making the rounds. Maybe we're just prudes.

Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, and Casey Cott as Kevin Keller in Riverdale, courtesy of The CW.
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, and Casey Cott as Kevin Keller in Riverdale, courtesy of The CW.

Riverdale season 4, episode 19 "Chapter Seventy-Six: Killing Mr. Honey": MADCHEN AMICK DIRECTS THE EPISODE — After receiving a letter from the University of Iowa asking him to submit a story, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) works on a twisted tale about the gang's revenge fantasy against Principal Honey (guest star Kerr Smith) for all the ways he's ruined their senior year. KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Mädchen Amick, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, and Charles Melton also star. Mädchen Amick directed the episode, written by Ted Sullivan and James DeWille.

Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom in Riverdale, courtesy of The CW.
Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom in Riverdale, courtesy of The CW.
KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones in Riverdale, courtesy of The CW.
KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones in Riverdale, courtesy of The CW.
Kerr Smith as Mr. Honey, Barbara Wallace as Nana Rose Blossom, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Molly Ringwald as Mary Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Mӓdchen Amick as Alice Cooper, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews,Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge and Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones and Martin Cummins as Tom Keller in Riverdale, courtesy of The CW.
Kerr Smith as Mr. Honey, Barbara Wallace as Nana Rose Blossom, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Molly Ringwald as Mary Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Mӓdchen Amick as Alice Cooper, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews,Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge and Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones and Martin Cummins as Tom Keller in Riverdale, courtesy of The CW.
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge in Riverdale, courtesy of The CW.
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge in Riverdale, courtesy of The CW.

The CW's Riverdale stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge, Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, and Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz. Filmed in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and Jon Goldwater serve as executive producers. Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios produce, in association with Berlanti Productions.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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