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It’s milkshakes and murder on Dial M For Maple as Riverdale continues its descent toward darkness

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Riverdale is really delivering on its promise for a darker second season, with yet another episode ending in bloodshed at the hands of The Black Hood. But who is the masked assailant, really, and why do they seemingly have it out for Hot Archie? The A.V. Club tackles these questions and more in the latest episode of Dial M For Maple, our new Riverdale-obsessed podcast. You can listen below.

This week, we recap “Nighthawks,” sing the praises of Alice Cooper, try to determine which Riverdale character is the most ‘daddy,’ and so much more. It’s a must-listen for anyone who wants to dive deeper into the mysteries of this syrup-soaked town. Dial M For Maple is available everywhere you find podcasts, so don’t forget to subscribe.

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And 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.