Riverdale (S03E01) “Labor Day”

The first episode of the season is off to a promising start. As always fans can count on the writers to deliver an eerie and spooky mystery. From the cult, to the mysterious board game and even to Archie’s (KJ Apa) future jail time all these plot line have prospective to make season three the best season yet.

We see some focus on the other main character other than the core four which was a treat to watch.  If episode one was any indication we may see more of them as compared to the other season. Personally I want to see more of the dynamics of Kevin (Casey Cott) and Josie’s (Ashleigh Murray) friendship over the season. The writers also hinted at the trio of the dads working together and this could be hope of us seeing more of them and to see their growth journey.

Hiram (Mark Consuelos) is easily one of the interesting characters of this season. His development as a villain has been one of the best story lines of the show. The life the actor brings to his character is worth noting as due to it he has made the character one of the best and most interesting one on the show. As we progress on into the season I hope the writers make him out to be a worthwhile antagonist on the show.

This episode reminded me that the writers are yet to tackle the issues that have arisen about mental health. Although Cheryl’s (Madelaine Petsch) suicide attempt was finally addressed in this episode we are yet to see it properly addressed. The episode also hinted about Betty’s (Lili Reinhart) issues which are yet to be properly addressed. But with the cult story line the writers finally have a window to properly address it.

Overall the episode was a solid nine it could have done more on focusing on the other characters but other than that I’m looking forward to what the writers have in store for these characters, strong story lines and great acting.