Things are about to get suuuuuuper scary for Betty (Lili Reinhart) on Riverdale. In this exclusive clip from tonight’s episode, the high schooler, who has flirted with the dark side before, reveals to BFF Archie (K.J. Apa) that the town’s masked killer, the Black Hood, has been calling her.
Series showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teased this moment to EW in our recent Riverdale cover story. “I would say by episode 4 and 5, it’s like ‘Oh my God! Betty is absolutely in the heart of darkness.’ We’re putting her through the fires like never before,” says Aguirre-Sacasa. “I can’t say too much because there’s a couple of big twists but Betty is absolutely at the heart of the darkest story we’re telling this season — for sure.”
Says Reinhart, “Episode 5 is the most broken down we’ve seen of Betty thus far. Dark Betty is a playful term we used in season 1 but now it’s more kind of a tortured, broken Betty. You’re seeing her at her core, shaken and tormented a little bit, which is kind of excited for fans to see and for me to play. It’s showing a completely different side for me.”
Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.