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It’s dark, dark days on Riverdale in an episode that starts with a cheerleading squad in mourning, and ends with Betty’s realization that the Black Hood could be closer than she ever imagined. Dial M For Maple tries to find the levity in it all, but then that “Lollipop” ringtone brings us back to frightening reality. This week, Cameron is joined by special guest host Gwen Ihnat who helps connect the mysteries of Riverdale to the classic films of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. Plus: Is the Black Hood wearing contacts?

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.

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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