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 Fifty-One: BIG FUN” — Image Number: RVD316d_0613b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge and Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. /

8. Hermione tries to kill Hiram

Someone had to, right?

Confirming Elle Woods’ sage wisdom that “happy people don’t shoot their husbands,” Hermione was very much unhappy with her life and marriage in season 3 and attempted to shoot and kill her husband.

Maybe she wasn’t trying to kill him, depending on what story you believe, but Hermione officially broke bad and shot Riverdale’s big bad. Clearly, the shot didn’t take and Hermione ended up apprehended by the FBI, but you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take anyway.

Hermione’s situation takes a serious downturn once she’s sworn in as the mayor of Riverdale, as she becomes a power player and a victim of Hiram’s duress. Once Hiram gets shot, it’s the latest mystery du jour for Jughead to piece together, and he follows the suspect trail all the way to Hiram’s mistress, Mrs. Mulwray (played by Consuelos’ real-life wife Kelly Ripa).

Jughead realizes Hermione shot her husband out of revenge for what he’s been doing to the town and its residents, namely Veronica’s seizure and the shots Hiram called for at the mayoral debate.

Following the revelation of her crime, Hermione proves just how bad she’s broken and kills Sheriff Minetta for real with five rounds. Not only did she shoot her husband, but she also murdered a former sheriff whose death she had previously helped fake. The twists just kept coming!

Hermione later finds herself in a real pickle when Veronica burns the rest of Hiram’s Fizzle Rocks supply even though a buyer had been lined up. Sometimes you’re up, and sometimes you’re down.