15 most shocking twists that could only happen in Riverdale

Riverdale -- "Chapter Fifty-Seven: Apocalypto" -- Image Number: RVD322a_0278.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Lili Reinhart as Betty, Camila Mendes as Veronica and Cole Sprouse as Jughead -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Riverdale -- "Chapter Fifty-Seven: Apocalypto" -- Image Number: RVD322a_0278.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Lili Reinhart as Betty, Camila Mendes as Veronica and Cole Sprouse as Jughead -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. /
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Riverdale — “Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter” — Image Number: RVD113a_0172.jpg — Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved /

7. The curious case of Jason Blossom

In the first season of Riverdale, the series kicks off with the mystery that unleashes a whole hell of a lot of darkness in an unsuspecting small town. Jason Blossom, the twin brother of our problematic but iconic queen Cheryl, was found presumed dead at Sweetwater River on the Fourth of July.

As the initial story goes, Cheryl and Jason went to the river for a morning boat ride, but Jason dove in to retrieve Cheryl’s glove and drowned. His body wasn’t found until weeks later.

The pieces begin to come together with Polly’s pregnancy with Jason’s twins and the revelation that the couple intended to run away together to The Farm (you know, the organ harvesting cult — but we’re not quite there yet) when they met on the other side of the river.

As it turns out, Clifford, Jason’s father, killed him on July 11 with a gunshot to the head. See, Jason wanted no part in the family’s maple syrup business that was a cover up for drug dealing.

Clifford feared Jason would rat him out when he left Riverdale, which provided him with motive to kill his son. Unraveling the mystery of Jason’s death brought the gang closer together and helped humanize Cheryl to the group as they rallied to save her from jumping into the frozen Sweetwater River.

The initial twist of parents gone bad kicked down the door for a number of additional twists such as incest, maple syrup rivalries, and the Red Dahlia. The Jason Blossom mystery defined the crazy we signed up for, and oh, did we get crazier than we bargained for.