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 Twenty-Four: The Wrestler” — Image Number: RVD211a_0244.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Hart Denton as Chic and Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. /

5. Alice and Chic murder the “Shady Man”

In Riverdale, nothing bonds a family quite like murdering an imposing threat and holding onto that secret nice and tight.

Chic’s arrival in the Cooper home unleashed pure chaos, as he let his freak flag fly by watching Betty sleep and showing her the tricks of the dark trade. But what could have prepared Betty for walking into her house and finding her mother cleaning up a pool of blood from the body that her supposed half-brother killed with a lamp? What could have prepared us?!

Of course, the dead body belongs to a man named Dwayne, who Betty dubbed the Shady Man (she’s got such a thing for a giving people aliases, huh?).

Looking like a knockoff of Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Shady Man approaches the Cooper’s home looking for Chic. There’s some unresolved beef between the two, prompting the Shady Man to attack Alice and Chic to bash his head in with a lamp. But the craziest part isn’t even the actual murder.

Betty helps clean the blood off the floor (how it didn’t stain their wood floors is a miracle), and the Coopers rope in FP and Jughead to dispose of the body. They conspire to leave the body in an abandoned sewer pipe in the woods to be later buried by Riverdale’s eventual sheriff, FP Jones. Bughead team up to dump the Shady Man’s car and phone into the swamp because this storyline wasn’t nuts enough.

And that, Annalise Keating, is how you get away with murder.