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Dial M For Maple investigates the origins of Riverdale's "Papa Poutine"

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a poutine-loving gangster.” A particularly dynamic Riverdale introduces Archie to the world of crime, “confirms” that Veronica’s in over her head, and properly reunites Bughead—and that’s all before Hiram’s life is threatened for letting Pop Tate serve curd-less poutine! It’s a wild one. Dial M For Maple dissects it all, including that shocking final scene, and Chic’s suspiciously familiar visitor from the Bijou. Plus, Marah and Cameron realize how wrong they were about that upcoming musical episode. Oh well, karma’s a bitch!

If you’re a Riverdale fan, please give Dial M For Maple a chance. You can subscribe here, or even drop us a review over on Apple Podcasts. Also, we’re always taking comments and questions on Twitter. Just hit up @DialMForMaple, and we’ll see it.

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For further thoughts on all of the mayhem in Riverdale, check out our colleague LaToya Ferguson’s excellent TV Club reviews.

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Marah Eakin

Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.