[S4E11] Death Do Us
Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) investigate the case and decide to ask the detective who investigated the death of the owners. He states that they were nearly unrecognizable and they were electrocuted to 200,000 amperes. He also adds that the woman, Patty Donovan (Caren Calderon) was having an affair with a co-worker and her husband Stetson has been a prime suspect since she chose her co-worker over him. After Juliette causes an accident using her powers, Renard takes her to a cafe where he gives her a number in a note to a woman named Henrietta (Garcelle Beauvais) and after she memorizes the numbers, the numbers move over the paper.
[S4E11] Death Do Us
The team heads on over to the crime scene after Esposito receives a call about the dead body. When they arrive on the scene Lanie is already there and tells them that this man probably fell out one of the window from the building above, probably on the eighth floor. Also, she says that he had sex prior to his death. Esposito then informs them that a red-headed lady was seeing fleeing the building after the man plunged to his death. The team ends up heading to the room the man was using prior to his death where they find his wallet and identify the victim as a Michael Bailey a Junior Analyst, but more importantly they are able to find fingerprints of this mysterious woman that was seen fleeing the scene. Seems like his luck ran out after he got luckly!
Nick and Hank arrive to the abandoned house and Wu greets them. Wu leads the detectives to Raymond's body and tells them he was a ghost hunter. They all agree that it looks like Raymond was struck by lightning. They all go upstairs and look around the bedroom. They find Raymond's camera, and Nick wonders if he could have recorded his own death. Wu says he will try to salvage the memory card. Nick and Hank go back outside to talk to Carol and Paul, who tell them about what they do and why they were at the house.
After a nice, light-hearted scene between Carl and Michonne, in which they discuss comfortable clothes and the pros and cons of soy milk, those two go off on a supply run, purposefully leaving Rick behind to rest. He barely gets more than a few winks when he's woken up by gruff voices from downstairs. In his condition, I can't really blame him for hiding under the bed, but the silliness of his decision took some of the edge off the rest of the scene as it played out. If we had reserved any hope that this group might be the friendly sort, all of those notions flew out the window as soon as one of the gang choked another to death over a more-than-gently used mattress. I'll give the writers credit for managing to keep the tension in these scenes, which had Rick tiptoeing from room to room in search of either a weapon or an escape route without getting caught. (And a brilliant tactic on Rick's part to leave the interior doors open so that the deceased men would rise again and attack their former fellows, providing him an opportunity to get the hell out of there and to warn Carl and Michonne.)
We've had enough of flashforwards teasing the death of Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), and in this episode titled 'Quiz Show,' we were intrigued at Jughead's upcoming duel with Bret Wallis (Sean Depner). At the end of the episode, Wallis chose words that alluded to the death of Jughead and this had us wondering, did Wallis kill to win?There has been an intense amount of speculation on whether Riverdale's favorite intellectual, Jughead, actually died after the cliffhanger of Season 4 Episode 9 'Tangerine'. The creators then teased the death of the writer with flashforwards of Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) near Jughead's body cradling bloody rocks, and Betty, Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) in a lineup with Donna, Jugheads classmate at Stonewall, admitting that she saw the trio kill Jughead. While we so badly wanted to put the blame of Jughead's upcoming death on Dark Betty in a hypnotized trance, this episode gave "Bugheads" an obvious enemy, Bret, a motive.The Quiz Show Championship with finalists Bret from Stonewall Prep and Betty from Riverdale High gave Betty a different level of anxiety. She finds out that she did not get accepted into Yale, her dream school, because the Ivy League Legacies did not want to tarnish their name with the daughter of "The Black Hood" as their student. In an effort to escape the shadows of her father, Hal Cooper (Lochlyn Munro) aka "The Black Hood", Jughead introduces his girlfriend to a Yale recruiter so she has another chance at a bright future. With the promise of getting another shot at being admitted to Yale if she brings the win to Riverdale, Betty delivers an impeccable performance. Betty's mother, Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick), tried to help her daughter win by stealing the answers to the questions - Betty, of course, did not use them.Unfortunately, even though Betty took the win, it was revoked when Principal Honey (Kerr Smith) conveniently finds the ripped-up sheet of answers in the trash of Betty's Green Room. The culprit? Bret Wallis. This gives Jughead, Betty's knight in shining armor, all the more reason to take down their new rich villain. Jughead confronts Bret challenging him to an "old-fashioned" duel in a sudden death round of a rivalry using the code of the Quill and Skull's society of the founding fathers as leverage. Bret agrees but not before he delivers a fair warning to Jughead saying he isn't scared but - "amused at the thought of your pony-tailed girlfriend weeping over your dead body."Riverdale may have given us that easter egg to satiate our urge to figure out why one of the most important characters is going to succumb to Riverdale's antics, but it added more confusion as per usual. The end of the episode is a flashforward scene that sees Archie and Betty at Pop Tate's with Betty telling Archie in tears that Jughead is "never" coming back and she does not know what to do. Who else is as desperate for answers as we are?Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
This episode contains examples of: Badass Boast: Gus delivers one to Héctor Salamanca at the retirement home, saying that he killed off all members of the cartel and Jesse killed his grandson, making him the last of the Salamanca line.
Black Comedy: Ted's near-death is probably one of the best examples of this in the show's history. It helps that it feels like a scene that would feel right at home in a Coen Brothers flick like Fargo what with the entire interaction with Huell and Kuby. While Walt's Laughing Mad is primarily a case of Sanity Slippage, at least some of it probably comes from the fact that he's spent several seasons with so much money he can barely hide it and couldn't spend it if he tried, only to find himself with too little the one time he actually needs it.
"Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: Skyler interprets Ted's message as this. He makes it clear to Skyler that he feels there is no point to paying the IRS unless he can also pay off his other debts, and he is aware that if he doesn't pay them off they will inevitably audit Skyler and Walt and all three of them will go to jail. Ironically, he interprets Skyler's attempts to confirm this ("But you would accept a larger amount?") as offers to pay the rest of his debts as well and refuses. He's not blackmailing her, he's just an idiot who thinks he's doing the right thing. Or so he says.
Chekhov's Gun: Ted's rug. He almost trips over it when answering Skyler, then trips over it again when trying to flee from Huell and Kuby, breaking his neck.
Chekhov's Gunman: Saul's identity eraser guy.
Crazy-Prepared: Gus has a secret hospital set up with medical staff on his payroll to revive him when he self-poisons. Not only that, the hospital is supplied with matching blood types for himself, Jesse, and Mike (and they even know Jesse's entire medical history).
Dr. Goodman knows the complete medical history of Gus, Mike, and Jesse whilst also having their blood samples. Given that he's a doctor, it's part of the job description, but still impressive considering he set up a make-shift hospital on short notice.
Despair Event Horizon: Walt returns to this when he learns that Gus declared him and his family free game and all of the money they had was given to Ted Beneke by Skyler. Hector breaks down and silently sobs as Gus taunts that the Salamanca name will die with him.
The Dog Bites Back: When Walt begs Jesse for his help because he knows Gus wants him dead, Jesse refuses. Jesse: The last time I asked you for help, you said you hope I ended up in a barrel in the Mexican desert!
After losing Jasper (one half of his heart), Monty immediately ran to find Harper, only for the show to reveal that she had not drunk the jobi tea that gave the rest of the hopeless Arkadians relatively painless deaths; while Jasper and his people decided to end the suffering they had endured since landing on the ground on their own terms, Harper chose life, and she chose love.
I have to admit I'm a little on the side of "Don't tell Nick yet" because I kind of want Nick to suck on the sticky end of "I got a secret." His secrecy about being a Grimm helped place Juliette in mortal danger on several occasions. During "Game Ogre" the Ogre in question invaded their house and almost beat Nick to death before Juliette saved him by throwing boiling water into, the thing's eyes and driving it off. Nick should've either clued her in right there or broken up with her. He did neither, which set her up for getting kidnapped by a Dämonfeuer. It also left Juliette in the position of still trusting Adalind, which allowed for that whole length coma story. 041b061a72